Alvarado Parkway Institute offers a wide variety of drug treatment programs in multiple locations throughout San Diego, La Mesa, and El Cajon. Drug rehab is designed to promote recovery by patients and staff working together as a team to address symptoms, identify common goals for treatment, and develop strategies to avoid relapse and hospitalization.

The focus of treatment in drug rehab is:

  • Long-term stabilization and symptom management

Once a patient successfully completes detoxification, we shift our treatment focus to long-term stabilization and symptom management. In drug rehab, our treatment staff helps each patient plan for the future while learning to cope with the symptoms of withdrawal. Emphasis is placed on helping patients find ways to reduce stress, regulate their emotions to enhance long-term wellbeing, and manage urges and cravings.

  • Medication management

Many individuals who enter drug treatment programs also struggle with a co-occurring mental health disorder that needs to be treated with medication. Our physicians have experience with drug addiction and will never prescribe a patient medication that is addictive or can be abused. Medication management involves determining the proper type and dosage of medication each patient requires to support his or her recovery.

  • Relapse prevention and healthy coping skills

Drug and alcohol relapse prevention is critical to maintaining sobriety. Our treatment counselors help patients cope with urges to use through cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational incentives, and planning for the future. As our patients achieve their career, educational, and personal goals outside of treatment, they gain confidence and strength to overcome temptations to use drugs and alcohol. Patients are encouraged to turn to exercise, journaling, and positive thinking to replace unhealthy coping mechanisms.

  • Prevention of inpatient hospitalization 

When a patient recognizes that he or she is struggling with addiction, he or she can enroll in drug rehab to avoid an in-patient hospital stay. The structured setting of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) provides patients with the support they need while allowing them the freedom to continue day-to-day activities with minimal disruptions to their employment, family commitments, and relationships.

  • Community integration

Drug rehab is also used as a step down from a higher level of care as a patient rejoins the community. At Alvarado Parkway Institute, our staff helps ease the transition by offering community integration services that teach patients how to re-engage with society while remaining sober. Treatment counselors help patients coordinate aftercare, locate supportive housing, search for jobs, and find support groups.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides intensive structure and support to patients with severe substance abuse disorders. Treatment is also available to those who experience co-occurring psychiatric symptoms including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and/or anxiety.

The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed to closely monitor, supervise, and treat clients who have achieved a degree of stability where they no longer need inpatient treatment. This level of care is also appropriate for individuals in need of intensive care to avoid hospitalization. Our PHP services are offered five days per week from 9:00 am to 3:00pm. Patients return home each evening to be with family or friends.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) level of care is a three-hour daytime program available Monday through Friday. Patients who attend IOP work to achieve and maintain a level of functioning that supports symptom management and community integration. 

Alvarado Parkway Institute offers a safe and medically monitored Opiate Detoxification Program in conjunction with individual, group, and family therapy. Clients must have an opiate use disorder diagnosis, have an understanding of the risks and benefits associated with the use of detoxification medication, and be willing to discontinue the use of opiates to enroll in IOP.

For more information about Alvarado Parkway Institute’s drug rehab program, please call us at (619) 667-6125.