About Addiction Treatment

It can be scary for parents to see their child drinking alcohol or taking drugs. Taking the initiative to recognize adolescent substance abuse and getting your child treatment are the first steps to beginning to ameliorate some of the concerns you may have about your child’s substance abuse and related behavior.

Sovereign Health’s Addiction Treatment Program for adolescents is offered at our Rancho San Diego facility. Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility is dedicated to helping youth overcome problems related to the misuse of alcohol and drugs. Our adolescent facility also treats young people who have a mental illness or substance abuse with any co-occurring mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.

Who we treat

Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility offers substance abuse treatment to youth ages 12 to 17. Licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services and The Joint Commission, our Rancho San Diego facility provides highly specialized behavioral health treatment programs for males and females who have substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders, also referred to as dual diagnosis.

Levels of care

Adolescents who receive addiction treatment at our Rancho San Diego location are thoroughly evaluated with medical and biopsychosocial assessments during the admissions process to diagnose and identify any co-occurring conditions. Because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, we create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet each adolescent’s unique needs.

Rancho San Diego’s adolescent substance addiction program assesses for any underlying and/or co-occurring mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and tailors treatment to target both the substance abuse and the mental health disorder. Rancho San Diego offers the following levels of care, depending on the adolescent’s particular needs:

  • Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Addiction treatment locations

Located in El Cajon, California, in beautiful San Diego County, Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego provides behavioral health treatment to youth with alcohol and/or drug addiction. Males and females live in separate housing in gated residential facilities and are supervised 24 hours a day. During their stay, adolescents are provided three meals each day made by our on-site nutritional chef.

Addiction Treatment Program

Our Addiction Treatment Program is part of Rancho San Diego’s comprehensive behavioral health treatment programs, which include a combination of individual, group and family therapy. We offer male and female adolescents a holistic array of evidence-based, complementary and experiential treatments that are highly specialized to meet each adolescent’s needs.

Parents and other family members are encouraged to participate throughout the entire treatment process. As an effort to include family members in each adolescent’s treatment, Rancho San Diego offers weekly family therapy, monthly on-site intensive family support and other activities for family members who want to be involved in their loved one’s treatment and recovery process. Some of the primary treatments and activities available to youths while they are in treatment at Rancho San Diego include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused therapy (SFT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills building
  • Medication management
  • Integrated schooling
  • SMART Recovery (non-12-step support group)
  • Process groups
  • Optional 12-step groups
  • Equine therapy
  • Exercise
  • Art activities
  • Music therapy and activities
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Strength-based perspective
  • Stress reduction skills
  • Skill building groups to deal with anger, stress, symptom management and coping with addiction
  • Exercise and yoga

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Treatment Team

Our compassionate team of behavioral health professionals includes psychiatrists, clinicians, therapists, case managers, and other mental health professionals and staff who are trained to guide and offer support to adolescents with substance abuse problems so that they may find a better way to a better life.

Sovereign Health’s multidisciplinary team at our Rancho San Diego facility consists of:

  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Clinicians
  • Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Clinical Concierge
  • Primary Therapist
  • Case Managers
  • Patient Advocates
  • Lead House Manager
  • Family Therapist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Nutritional Chef
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Art Therapists

Rancho San Diego’s treatment team assists adolescents in developing and incorporating healthy lifestyle habits into their daily lives, providing education about substance abuse and related issues, helping them to develop effective coping mechanisms and teaching them healthier ways to deal with problems rather than drinking and using drugs.

At Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego, we recognize the importance of providing adolescents with the right balance of treatment, education and support to get them moving in the right direction so they can live a fulfilling life free from their mental health symptoms. For more information about Rancho San Diego’s Addiction Treatment Program for adolescents, please contact our 24/7 helpline.

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