About Addiction Treatment

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

Sovereign Health offers customized, evidence-based care to adolescents at its Rancho San Diego facility. Dedicated to helping youth overcome problems related to the misuse of alcohol and drugs, our Addiction Treatment Program uses effective and modern treatment methods to help patients get the best chance possible at a recovery that lasts. Our adolescent facility also treats young people suffering from mental illnesses or substance abuse with any co-occurring disorders like depression or anxiety.

Who we treat

Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility offers substance abuse treatment to youth aged 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.

While undergoing evidence-based treatment at our state-of-the-art treatment facilities, students spend the majority of their time receiving education and learning skills and other techniques through our accredited EDGE program. During their stay, adolescents are provided three meals each day prepared by our on-site nutritional chef. As part of their recreational activities, patients can go swimming in warm weather, go to the gym, or get active in our baseball field, basketball court, and volleyball court. Patients also have access to nearby hiking trails for further exercise.

Levels of care

Adolescents who receive addiction treatment at our Rancho San Diego location undergo medical and biopsychosocial assessments during the admissions process to diagnose and identify any underlying illness or co-occurring disorders. At Sovereign Health, we understand that no two people are exactly alike, therefore, our team of certified clinicians and psychiatrists work with the patients to create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet each adolescent’s unique needs.

Providing each our patients with a comprehensive treatment program, Rancho San Diego’s adolescent substance addiction program assesses for any underlying and/or co-occurring mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and designs treatment to target both the substance abuse and the mental health disorder.

Depending on their needs and severity of symptoms, our Rancho San Diego treatment facility offers the following levels of care to its patients.

  • 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 disorders.

We offer comprehensive and clinically based treatment options to our patients in comfortable and secure gated accommodations separated by gender and supervised 24 hours a day by our trained and qualified staff.

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. A comprehensive treatment for addiction-related disorders at our facility combines medically assisted detoxification treatment along with behavioral, family-based approaches, and recovery support services. While the detox program helps flush out toxins from the body and manage the withdrawal symptoms, behavioral therapies help uncover the hidden causes of substance abuse and help patients develop effective life-skills to recognize the trigger symptoms and avoid any relapse.

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 the treatment and recovery process of their loved ones. Parents and other family members are encouraged to participate throughout the treatment process.

Following are some of the primary treatments and activities available at our Rancho San Diego facility.

  • 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 include psychiatrists, clinicians, therapists, case managers, other mental health professionals, and support 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 happy and productive 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, in 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 and addiction-related disorders. For more information about Rancho San Diego’s Addiction Treatment Program for adolescents, call our admission specialists at our 24/7 helpline. You can even chat online with our representatives for further assistance.

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