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Nevada City Office San Juan Ridge Office
103 Providence Mine Rd., Suite 101 15301 Tyler Foote Rd.
Nevada City North San Juan

Common Goals, Inc.

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Common Goals Substance Abuse Counseling Services is a community based program designed to encourage, motivate, and empower people of all ages to make positive changes in their lives. We provide our services in a positive and respectful manner within a professional environment.

Our goal is to provide quality substance abuse treatment programs to individuals and their families and to raise awareness in our community of the social, health and financial impacts of substance abuse.

Our approach is to foster a commitment with our clients and the community to promote healthy, positive relationships, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be re-established that will give our clients the commitment to follow through on the path to recovery with a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Medi-Cal, CMSP, and Most Insurances Accepted

News and Events

June 22, 2014 | Introducing Dr. Drew Mazer

Common Goals is pleased to be associated with Dr. Drew Mazer, Ph.D. and MFT.

Dr. Mazer runs his own private clinical practice here at Common Goals, where he in provides psychotherapy services to veterans, couples, individuals, adolescents, and families. He specializes in depression, anxiety, severe trauma, relational issues and substance abuse.

Dr. Mazer is the Clinical Director at Interfaith Shelter Network in Santa Rosa. He provides Psychotherapy services for homeless adults, children and families. Dr. Mazer also provides psychological evaluations for the Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration. Dr. Mazer accepts Tri-Care Veterans Insurance.

He previously worked for the Forensic Mental Health department at the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office, where he provided acute crisis counseling and coordination for mental health services for the jail population of Sonoma County.

Dr. Mazer earned his PhD is Family and Child Therapy at Argosy University, as well as his Masters in Clinical Psychology. He also has a Masters in Community Development and Public Service from the University of San Francisco, and earned his Bachelors in Psychology at Westminster College.

February 20, 2014 | "Acu-Detox" Now Available

Common Goals is now offering Acu-Detox with Coreen Oberlander, L.Ac.

Acu-Detox can enhance your recovery by:

  • Improving mood

  • Improving sleep

  • Reducing withdrawl symptoms

  • Reducing anger, fear, and anxiety

  • And so much more...

  • Acupuncture groups will be available on Tuesdays evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM

    September 8, 2013 | Heroin on the Rise in Grass Valley

    “It’s back with a vengeance,” said Grass Valley Police Sgt. Steve Johnson.

    "Five people were arrested in three separate incidents over the weekend in Grass Valley — all reportedly with black-tar heroin in their possession..." Read the rest of the article at the Union's website.

    If you or someone you know has a problem with opiates or heroin, call us to discuss a variety of treatment options available.

    Joe Festersen

    July 29, 2013 | Recovery Happens 2013

    The California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources(CAARR) has been responsible for the organization of Recovery Happens and the annual Recovery Happens Month Kick-Off Rally in September. Recovery Happens is the statewide campaign intended to celebrate the lives of people who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Recovery Happens provides the perfect platform to inform Californians about the positive effects that recovery/treatment programs have upon our communities.

    The rally usually brings out over 5,000 people for a day of celebration and fun! Because we desire to make this a meaningful and memorable event, a statewide planning committee is formed and meets on a monthly basis to plan and prepare the activities for this day. If you're interested in participating in the committee please contact Ken Jones at (916)338-9460 or email






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