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Rehab describes structured programs designed to help people stop using drugs or alcohol and learn to live a healthy life. More on rehab.

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Counseling

Counselors and therapists can help you identify factors that underly your substance use, to avoid triggers, to strengthen your motivation, and to navigate treatment options. They can also team with certified professionals to administer medication-assisted treatment. More on counseling.

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Support Groups

Support groups provide a space for getting social support, a sense of empowerment, and motivation from people who have faced — or are facing — similar challenges and circumstances. More on support groups.

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Treatment Facilities Near Me

There are dozens of rehab centers to choose from in the San Diego area. Most of the area’s facilities can be found in La Mesa, followed by San Diego, itself. There are also many options to choose from in Vista, Chula Vista, Escondido, and El Cajon. 

When looking for a substance misuse treatment facility in the San Diego area, it is important to keep location in mind. Outpatient centers, specifically, may require travel, so limiting your search to areas nearby is recommended. On the other hand, if you are looking for an inpatient center, it may be beneficial to look further away from home so outside influences will not interfere with your recovery.

 

Finding the Best Treatment Facility

After identifying the best location for your treatment, you will want to narrow down which type of facility will best meet your needs. When looking into the different program options, Start Your Recovery can be used as a helpful resource guide.

There are several treatment options in and around San Diego. They include dozens of:

There are also many Transitional housing options, so people have a place to stay after receiving intensive treatment.

 

Payment Options

There are many payment options to consider when looking for a rehab center in the San Diego area.

Dozens of treatment facilities in and around San Diego accept private health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or offer a sliding fee schedule, based on a person’s income. A handful of rehab centers even offer free or no-cost care.

 

Inpatient Treatment Facilities

It is important to consider the differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities when choosing a facility that is right for you. 

Inpatient treatment facilities are intended to help patients live a happier and healthier life. Inpatient care takes place in either a hospital-like setting, where there is intensive monitoring, or in a more residential-like setting, where patients can reside at the facility and receive live-in care. There are both short-term and long-term facilities to consider. Short-term facilities allow patients to stay for three to six weeks, while long-term facilities typically allow a stay of six months to a year. 

There are dozens of inpatient rehab centers in the San Diego area.  

 

Outpatient Treatment Facilities 

Patients can also receive daily care at an outpatient treatment facility – but at a program site, so they can continue to live at home.  

There are dozens of outpatient rehab centers in and around San Diego. The highest number of them are in San Diego, specifically, followed by La Mesa, Vista, and Chula Vista. There are also several outpatient centers in El Cajon and Escondido.

 

Local Government Programs

 

911 Good Samaritan Law

California’s 911 Good Samaritan Law allows a person to dial 911 for someone experiencing an overdose, without fearing arrest for possession of a controlled substance. Likewise, the person experiencing the overdose may not be arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

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