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The founders of Rise Up To Change knew there was a gap in the area of support for teens and young adults outside of a residential treatment setting and almost all people who suffer from long-term addiction started in their teens.  Amy and Lucille used their combined knowledge of the key success factors from leading recovery programs, adapted them for the needs and lifestyles of teens and young adults, and launched the Rise Up To Change program.



Amy Arnett


Director of Clinical Services
(707) 977-0125

Learn more about Amy

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Lucille Heaney


Director of Clinical
(415) 465-9970

Learn more about Lucille

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Advisors and Staff

Sharif Ali, LMFT

Advisor, Clinical Services

Sharif is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in addiction and co-occurring disorders. When working with adolescents and young adults, Sharif believes that each client is unique, and he customizes their treatment to fit their needs and interests. Sharif collaborates with his clients to make sure they feel heard, understood, and empowered. 

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