Alvarado Parkway Institute offers a wide variety of outpatient treatment programs in multiple locations throughout San Diego, La Mesa, and El Cajon.  Outpatient programs are designed to promote recovery by clients and staff working together as a team to address symptoms, identifying common goals for treatment, and by developing strategies to avoid relapse and hospitalization.

The focus of treatment in Outpatient Services is:

  • Long-term stabilization and symptom management
  • Medication Management
  • Relapse Prevention and Healthy coping Skills
  • Prevention of Inpatient Hospitalization 
  • Community Integration


The Partial Hospitalization Program provides intensive structure and support in a day treatment setting.  PHP patients have prominent psychiatric symptoms including depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, as well as those struggling with substance use disorders.  The Partial Hospital Program is designed to closely monitor, supervise and treat clients who have achieved a degree of stability where they no longer need inpatient treatment or for an individual in need of intensive care to avoid hospitalization. PHP clients return home each day to be with family or friends.  PHP services are offered five days per week from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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

API 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.

The Evening Chemical Dependency Program is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.  Our commitment is to meet you where you are at'  in your recovery journey.  We use an  open approach that utilizes different techniques based on what is most helpful  for you, the client.  Determining the best way to achieve sobriety occurs in collaboration with the treatment staff. The treatment coordinator is an experienced  licensed CADAC who understands the unique challenges of addiction.

We want to help you achieve:

  • A balanced lifestyle
  • A ongoing support system
  • New thought processes
  • The power to make healthy choices


Click here to see information about our other outpatient locations in San Diego, La Mesa, and El Cajon.

Services at any of the Outpatient Services Programs can be accessed by calling 619-667-6125.