San Diego Program Overview

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We’re Different

What’s unique about our program?

Everything. Even if you’ve been in treatment before we’ll work WITH you to find the treatment that’s best for you and most important to YOU. By establishing aftercare goals that will move your life towards increased stability, balanced health, attainment of goals, and possibility of long-term recovery.


Specific Focus

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center recognizes that men have unique addiction treatment needs. Before we can help our male loved ones, we need to know who they are and the plan will work for them. Many men have a difficult time acknowledging they have substance abuse issues, and are reluctant to discuss their feelings. On arrival, we evaluate the addiction severity, substance abuse history, mental health status, and ongoing medical problems. Having a rounded picture allows us to determine the level of care needed to customize their treatment appropriately.

Levels of Care

Rehab Needs

Depending on the clinical needs of you or your loved one, we’ll assign him to a level of care that meets his addiction treatment needs and psychological issues.

Individual Differences

Personal Story

Everyone’s substance abuse and life circumstances are different. This is why we collaborate with clients to help develop a customized plan based on their unique addiction severity, personal strengths, mental health issues, ongoing health concerns, and recovery goals. Throughout their course of treatment, we assess their progress and re-evaluate these plans and make changes when clinically appropriate.

Therapy Types

Individual Therapy:
– Scheduled therapy – 1 time weekly (scheduled for one hour)
– Open door policy – Clients who need more time can schedule additional appointments

Family Therapy/Family Program
– Telephonic Therapy – Set with a therapist
– Saturdays – 1 hour 30 minutes of group therapy

Group Therapy
– Psycho-Educational/Didactic Groups – Classes on relapse prevention, drug refusal skills
– Topics include: Nutrition/wellness, life skills, and healthy functioning
– Medical & Psychiatric Appointments – Weekly and as needed
– Expressive Therapy – Music or art therapies
– 12-Step Work – Meetings and group work, peer support

12-Step Meetings

Peer Support

Twelve-Step group attendance has shown to increase lengths of abstinence (Journal of Substance Addiction Treatment, April 2014).

We strongly encourage our clients to participate in 12-Step meetings and other peer support groups. Both during and following treatment, these groups are safe environments for sharing. During their rehab stay at SDATC, clients may attend 12-Step and other recovery groups in the community. These friendships and meetings can be critical during the early stages of recovery.

Long-term recovery is possible but the client must be engaged and committed to the program. – National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Commit to Change

No one can do it for you
This is a fact. Believe in us, believe in yourself. When you or your loved one wholeheartedly commits to treatment, recovery is possible, despite the number of previous treatment attempts. With motivation and desire for change, we can get to the root of your addiction to assist you in discarding the unhealthy thinking that may drive your addiction behaviors. Our program that focuses on the whole person can result in positive changes that improve your health and wellness, helping you to lead a life guided by self-direction and fulfillment of your potential.

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Dual Diagnosis

Integrated Treatment
Many individuals struggling with addiction suffer from mental health issues, known as a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. As part of an integrated treatment approach, we address these issues that include anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Bipolar Disorder. The advantage of addressing both issues simultaneously is that while clients are working on their addiction, they can also work to develop coping skills to manage symptoms of the co-occurring disorder. For the client, this also means replacing substances as a coping mechanism for a growing set of healthier behaviors. If the co-occurring symptoms are left untreated, they may increase the risk of relapse.


Embracing Change: Recovery for Life
We designed a unique series of workbooks for clients to complete during their treatment stay and simultaneously while attending group and individual sessions. The dual diagnosis curriculum Embracing Change: Recovery for Life contains exercises that communicate steps in an appealing, accessible format using best practices in research-based addiction therapy. While at SDATC, clients works on curriculum exercises while participating in group and individual therapy.

Engaging Clients
We consider our curriculum to be a primary strength and differentiator for treatment program. Rather than providing generic information on recovery topics, the workbooks invite clients to work through their key issues by completing the thought-provoking exercises. The therapeutic benefits of writing and self-reflection allows clients to weave the richness of their unique histories and experiences to their recovery journey. The curriculum engages clients with unique interactive exercises and opportunities for self-examination. It also provides educational recovery information, aftercare coping strategies, and skills for managing co-occurring disorders.

We encourage clients to keep their completed curriculum workbooks after they leave our program to review the workbooks for personal reflection as part of their long-term recovery that continues to gain strength after treatment. Reviewing the workbooks can be an illuminating reference point for measuring personal growth over time.

Family Matters

Addiction Affects Everyone
Since substance abuse is a chronic disease that affects every member in the family, in some way, it makes sense that they can be of great comfort during the difficult process of rehabilitation. When you’re in treatment, it’s nice to know you’re not in it alone. Encouragement and support can be a source of strength. With client consent, we welcome family members, spouses/partners, and friends to participate in periodic family sessions onsite or via conference call. By involving those who will play a part in your recovery and relapse prevention, you’ll have some close allies to reinforce your aftercare plan and expectations.

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Why 90 Days?

When it comes to positive addiction recovery outcomes, longer lengths of treatment stay seem to be more conducive to long-term sobriety. For continued long-term recovery, 90-day programs are the recommended minimum program length. Research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has demonstrated that treatment length and long-term recovery are related.

Program lengths for clients will be determined by each person’s unique set of circumstances such as co-occurring disorders, level of care requirements, treatment progress, and insurance plan coverage.

Our 90-day Brand Promise

If you successfully complete our 90-day treatment program, we guarantee you’ll stay clean and sober, or you can return for a complimentary 30-days of treatment.

Up to 30 Free Days of Treatment

In the event of a relapse at any time post-treatment, American Addiction Centers, Inc., will provide qualified individuals with up to an additional 30 consecutive days of treatment at one of its facilities at no additional cost to you.