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Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services, Inc.

For For more than 30 years, Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services (BATS) has provided treatment for Opiate Dependent Patients, using a Harm-Reduction model and a philosophy that reflects the values of its founders, Board and Leadership.

The failed "War On Drugs" has no victors and many casualties - mostly people of color and of limited means.

Some of BATS' Counselors and Medical Staff are recognized as leaders among their peers. The Medical Director, Dr. Frank Staggers, is the current president of Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association. Ms. Matonia Williams, former aide to The Mayor of San Francisco, has led the team at BATS for most of the last two decades and has brought BATS forward with technology, innovation, Staff retention, and the spirit of Community that verges on an extended inclusive family.

The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for more patients to enroll in Detoxification and Maintenance treatment with Methadone. Referral to local and affiliated Suboxone providers is also available.

If you, a neighbor, a friend, a loved one are dependent on Heroin or Prescription Opiates, you will find a compassionate, talented team to guide you toward well-being.



Matonia L Williams, Executive Director, BATS

Matonia is an accomplished and inspiring role-model for colleagues and staff, alike. Leading by example, she encourages counselors, administrative and medical staff to promote BATS’ mission to optimize client/patients’ health and quality of life.

Recognized on the local and national level for her accomplishments, Among these: Matonia has been the recipient of the San Francisco Mayor’s Medal of Excellence for her work on that City’s Drug Policy Administration. She currently serves as a member of Alameda County’s Parole and Corrections Team (PACT). Matonia is a Fellow of Boston University School of Medicine’s Join Together Program, and has trained as a Fellow with the National Institute of Drug Abuse.

Frank E. Staggers, Jr, MD, Medical Director, BATS

Dr Staggers is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and is the current President of the Alameda-Contra Costa County Medical Association (ACCMA).His research interests include the impact of stress on well-being, and the potential mitigating effects of Meditation on Heart Disease and Addiction.

Frank Jr  represents a venerable family in the local African American Medical community, which includes his sister, also a physician and his father, the first President of The Alameda County African American Medical Association.

Dr. Staggers serves on the Board of several local organizations promoting opportunity and education. His easy-going warm and approachable style make him a frequently requested speaker, who has earned the accolades of his colleagues and the community.