Frequently Asked Questions

San Diego Treatment & Recovery Center

Get answers to some of your questions about addiction treatment and rehab options

Does treatment work?

Yes! Research has repeatedly demonstrated that treatment is effective. People who engage in treatment are more likely to stop abusing drugs, use drugs less frequently and have fewer consequences associated with their drug use.

Why should I go to San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center instead of another treatment provider?

San Diego Recovery and Treatment Center is a small, privately owned facility. We do not have to answer to investors or other stakeholders like larger providers may have to do. Therefore, we are able to focus on delivering outstanding client care in a cozy, intimate warm environment without the extreme financial considerations larger providers may have to contend with.

Will my family be able to be involved?

Yes, we believe that family involvement can be a crucial part of recovery. San Diego Treatment Center has a family group program every Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am and can also schedule for an individual session with our clinical director. Drug and alcohol rehab often reveals patterns in a patient’s relationships; both patients and family members can benefit from practicing new ways of communicating with each other under the moderation of a trained counselor.

Does insurance cover my treatment?

Yes, most insurance companies will cover Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment. San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center participants with most major insurance carriers. We work with the client and their families to help make any uncovered expenses as affordable as possible.

Are you a Dual Diagnosis Program?

San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center is a Dual Diagnosis program. Every client that comes to our facility receives a Bio/Psycho-Social evaluation to determine any issues. If there are any psychiatric issues determined, we will develop a dual diagnosis treatment plan along with a substance abuse treatment plan that will be individualized for each client. Drug and alcoholism rehab must address psychological issues such as bipolar disorder, manic depression, and other conditions because these illnesses often compound or magnify issues and difficulties that the addict faces.

Do I receive individual therapy?

Yes, you will work one on one with of our professionally trained addiction and dual diagnosis treatment therapists. You will receive at least one hour per week of individual treatment.

Can I come to San Diego Treatement and Recovery Center if I do not have insurance?

The cost of an initial assessment is affordable and rates for ongoing treatment if needed, are very reasonable.

How do I know if I am an addict or alcoholic?

At San Diego Drug and Treatment Recovery Center we embrace self empowerment. Through our unique clinical expertise and varying levels of treatment, we will educate you about substance abuse and help you arrive at your own informed conclusion. You may be an addict or just someone who needs guidance to lead a more fulfilling and productive life. We find that when people decide for themselves that they want to change, seismic shifts in behavior begin can take place.

Which Is Better -- Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab?

Inpatient facilities differ from Outpatient facilities in a number of ways, from costs involved and intensity of treatment to the overall environment throughout the recovery process. Intpatient facilities are 24-hour facilities that usually have medical staff members present at all times. These facilities typically require patients to live on the premises and they provide medical and mental health support when necessary. Inpatient programs usually include group therapy, individual therapy and often a variety of other modalities such as meditation, animal therapy or outdoor activities. Inpatient treatment is the most comprehensive form of treatment, allowing the patient to fully focus on their addiction and recovery free of outside distractions. Since they are removed from the stress of their regular lives, patients are often better able to address their addiction issues. Inpatient facilities are often much more expensive the Outpatient programs.

Outpatient facilities allow a patient to come for treatment, therapy and other services, but then leave at the end each treatment session. This allow a person to maintain their work, school or home life while seeking treatment. Outpatient programs vary; some involve all-day sessions whereas others may treat patients for only 3 hours per day. Outpatient care generally costs less because there are fewer facility costs and fewer staff hours involved in direct care. Patients do not have to pay for the around-the-clock care that often makes Inpatient treatment much more expensive. Outpatient rehab is usually recommended for those that are unable to leave their daily lives but require some help in addressing their alcohol and drug dependence issues. Outpatient care can be very effective after a patient has left an Inpatient facility or detox and need to continue and maintain their recovery.

What is an intensive outpatient program?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for "Intensive Outpatient Program") is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.

Start rebuilding your personal life and mending your important family ties right away, when you live at home and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. With the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program you are able to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right from the start of your treatment, instead of waiting until you return from living away in a rehab center.

Am I required to participate in a 12 step program?

We believe that each client should have their own individual treatment plan the best suits their individual needs. We certainly encourage 12-step participation because we have seen it change lives for the better in many many ways from encouraging abstinence, community accountability, repairing relationships and long term recovery. However, 12-step is not for everyone. We understand that and we will always do what is in the best interest of each individual client.

Is the counseling center a religious center? Is treatment faith based?

No, The Counseling Center at San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center is not a religious center. Our treatment is based on proven scientific methods and practices which do encompass spirituality, but do not have a religious base. We tailor the intensive outpatient treatment to the individual needs of our community, which includes individuals from numerous backgrounds and perspectives. Our staff is similarly diverse, with a common focus on successful treatment and supported recovery.

Are family members and close friends allowed to come along to intensive outpatient sessions?

Research has shown that individuals whose families are involved in their treatment have a much higher success rate for long term recovery. San Diego Treatment and Recovery Center will always encourage family members to participate in the treatment programs of our clients whenever it is in the best interest of our clients. The goal of the family education program is to provide family members with information and support that will assist our clients in their recovery.