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Drug and Alcohol Rehabs in San Diego, CA, Including Free Treatment

Last updated on: Wednesday, 27 December 2023
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When looking for drug rehab centers in San Diego, California finding a quality center that provides expert care is vital. DRS understands this and has created a comprehensive listing of rehabs in San Diego. This includes inpatient rehab, outpatient drug rehab settings, and recovery support services. Each listing provides information to help you determine the quality of the center and helps you make an informed decision. The list also gives access to state-licensed rehabs, ECFA accredited centers and free or low-budget options.

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List of Rehabs in San Diego

Below is a list of the different drug rehab centers in San Diego, California, as well as other addiction services. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center or service is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance

Trust Factors

- Certified by the State of California
- Licensed by the State of California

3594 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

CRASH, Bill Dawson Residential Recovery Program offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment and prevention. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they provide a comprehensive program that includes individual and group counseling sessions. In addition, there are educational groups and problem-solving exercises.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Faith-Based
- LGBTQ+ Community
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

Professional Staff: Edward Keels, AODS Certificate | Senior Case Manager

726 F Street, San Diego, CA

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Spanish-Speaking
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Court-Approved Services

4161 Marlborough Avenue, San Diego, CA

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Trust Factors

- ECFA Accredited

5450 Lea St., San Diego, CA

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Spanish-Speaking
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Sliding Fee Scale

Trust Factors

- Partnered with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

1127 South 38th Street, San Diego, CA

Reviewed: February 23, 2024

San Diego Rescue Mission Inc. Men’s Recovery Program offers a holistic approach to recovery. After DRS examined the website, we found they provide a 12-month residential Christian program for men. There are also programs for women and single parents.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Transitional Housing

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Men
- Relapse Prevention

Payment Options

- Access to Recovery Voucher
- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance

Trust Factors

- ECFA Accredited
- Member of the Citygate Network

Medical Staff: Ashley Brown, MSW | Downtown Navigation Center Director

120 Elm Street, San Diego, CA

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Sober Living
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services

Medical Staff: Stephanie Sobka, LAADC, CALAADC | Executive Director

1315 25th Street, San Diego, CA

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- Sponsored by the San Diego Housing Commission

Medical Staff: Christopher Nobbie, ICADC II | Program Director
Evan Wallace, ICADC II | Program Manager

2980 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA

Services Offered

- DUI Lawyer

Professional Staff: Vikas Bajaj, JD | Criminal Lawyer

2150 1st Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA

Services Offered

- DOT SAP
- Workplace Drug Services

Medical Staff: Dr. Regina Huelsenbeck, California Licensed Clinical Psychologist

5405 Morehouse Drive Suite 120, San Diego, CA

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Drug Prevention and Education

Medical Staff: Kelly Vales, MSW | Vice President of Youth, Adult & Family Wellness

4775 Viewridge Avenue, San Diego, CA

Services Offered

- Drug Prevention and Education

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

9948 Hibert Street #107, San Diego, CA

DRS recommends a comprehensive approach involving detox, residential treatment, and aftercare support. However, every situation is entirely different from the next. California Medicaid and private health insurance plans cover some of the costs associated with drug rehab.

Long Term Inpatient Rehab San Diego

The professional opinion of DRS is that long-term treatment has proven to be the most effective for rehabilitation and life-long sobriety—here are some reasons why:

  • Addiction did not happen in a day. Long-term drug rehab in San Diego provides the best opportunities and time to overcome any addiction.
  • Withdrawal symptoms are often ongoing. Detoxification programs are generally part of long-term facilities. More time is spent managing withdrawal.
  • Some individuals have lost their homes because of drug use. Long-term residential treatment provides ample time to rebuild.

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Find a peer support group: California 12-step meetings and other resources through the DRS directory.
  • Stay active and distracted—California offers a diverse landscape to explore and endless community events.
  • Access counseling through the Department of Healthcare Services or contact California 2-1-1.
  • Find an activity—there is no shortage of fulfilling experiences and activities in California.
  • Avoid risky situations. Fentanyl and opioids remain the biggest drug threat in the state.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Find local help through the Department of Healthcare Services.
  • Be aware of overdose risks—resources available through California Overdose Prevention Network and Overdose Prevention Initiative with the CDPH.
  • Assessment and screening are available through the Department of Healthcare Services.
  • Organize a family intervention with the help of a professional interventionist.
  • Avoid enabling the individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.


Paying for Treatment in San Diego, California

Paying for drug and alcohol treatment in San Diego varies and depends on multiple factors. Initially, there are significant differences in costs between residential and outpatient substance use treatment. In addition, Medicaid and private health insurance also change the cost of treatment. Finally, the program length changes the cost. For example, long-term treatment generally costs more than short-term programs.

Paying for Treatment with Medicaid in San Diego

California Medicaid covers different forms of substance use treatment. Generally, this includes outpatient facilities, detox centers, and some residential drug rehab programs. Medicaid is designed to help families and people from low-income households. When you enter a treatment center through Medicaid, the payment is made directly to the facility.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in San Diego

Private health insurance is another option to consider when paying for drug and alcohol rehab. The extent of coverage is dependent on the health plan type. Most people with private health insurance receive it through their employer.

The insurance provider has specific criteria and provides resources within their network or out of their network. Coverage may include residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, detox, and different forms of counseling. It is best to contact your health insurance provider or the drug rehab center directly.

California’s state-run exchange, Covered California, is established under the Affordable Care Act. The following insurers offer marketplace coverage in California:

  • Aetna CVS Health
  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of California
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Western Health Advantage

Paying for treatment when uninsured

Paying for drug and alcohol rehab without health insurance poses some challenges. However, it is not uncommon for some substance use treatment centers to offer payment plans or sliding fee scales based on income. In addition, some programs offer free or discounted services.

Contact one of our qualified addiction professionals for more details, or contact the drug rehab center directly for more information on paying for treatment.

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

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Nickolaus Hayes has been working with Drug Rehab Services for the past ten years. Over the past 15 years, he has remained connected to helping people who have been struggling with addiction. He first started working as an intake counselor at a drug rehabilitation center in 2005. During the five years as an intake counselor, he was able to help hundreds of people find treatment. Nickolaus was also fortunate to be able to work with professional interventionists, traveling across the country performing interventions. Over the many years being involved with Drug Rehab Services, he has been able to contribute through the written word. Nickolaus has seen first-hand what drugs and alcohol can do to a family and an addict. He remains dedicated to helping people stay informed about drugs and alcohol. Through the endless amount of information available on the internet, it is important to have current up-to-date facts about drug and alcohol abuse. His main focus is keeping the truth about drugs out there for everyone to access and read for themselves.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.