Addiction Treatment Locations

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s adolescent residential facility offers comprehensive behavioral health treatment services to teens, ages 12 to 17, who abuse or are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, also referred to as a substance use disorder. Located in the city of El Cajon, California, in San Diego County, Rancho San Diego’s ranch-style facility is in a rural setting with lots of trees, vegetation and greenbelts surrounding the property.

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego’s adolescent facility is nestled between two mountain ranges and near the ocean for plenty of recreational and experiential activities to help adolescents overcome addiction. Rancho San Diego’s serene environment provides a unique environment in which youths can enjoy all that San Diego County has to offer while they focus on themselves and overcome their problematic use of alcohol and/or drugs.

Housing Amenities and accommodations

At Rancho San Diego, students live in a summer camp-like environment. Students sleep two to a room in separate living quarters for males and females in houses that are located in a safe, gated residential neighborhood. Rancho San Diego’s well-trained and qualified staff provides 24-hour supervision and crisis intervention to ensure student’s safety and protection. Adolescents who stay in Rancho San Diego’s residences are provided three meals a day prepared by our on-site nutritional chef. Requests can be made for adolescents who have special dietary needs.

Recreational Activities

Sovereign Health of Rancho San Diego understands the importance of staying active in treatment and recovery. Rancho San Diego’s location is ideal for outdoor and experiential activities that adolescents can participate in throughout their treatment.

Some of the recreational activities offered as part of Rancho San Diego’s treatment programs include:

  • Swimming pool
  • Limited TV and game time
  • Baseball field
  • Basketball court
  • Volleyball
  • Greenbelt for walking
  • Nearby canyons for hiking
  • Recreation room with gym equipment
  • Movies
  • Bowling
  • Go-kart
  • Beach and park outings
  • Yoga classes

Educational Accommodations

Students who receive treatment for substance abuse from our Rancho San Diego’s adolescent treatment facility have the opportunity to receive credits through our EDGE classroom and study center. Students can also receive other educational accommodations including GED preparation, credit recovery and independent study through their current school of residence.

About the Substance Abuse Treatment Program

Rancho San Diego’s substance abuse treatment program offers comprehensive behavioral health care services, which include a combination of individual, family and group therapy, in addition to evidence-based, complementary and experiential treatments. Weekly family therapy and monthly intensive family support are offered to family members who want to be involved in their teen’s treatment.

Some of the evidence-based and complementary treatments offered as part of the adolescent substance abuse treatment program at Rancho San Diego include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused therapy (SFT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Equine therapy
  • Art activities
  • Music therapy and activities
  • Psychoeducation (e.g., medication management and stress reduction skills)
  • Process groups
  • Optional 12-step groups
  • SMART Recovery (non-12 step self-help groups)

Substance abuse treatment programming at Rancho San Diego is based on a strength-based perspective and is person-centered to focus on improving all aspects of adolescents’ health and well-being. Rancho San Diego is licensed by the California Department of Social Services and accredited by The Joint Commission to provide adolescent treatment for substance abuse in addition to treatment for mental illness, eating disorders (female only) and co-occurring disorders.

Sovereign Health has partnered with My Treatment Lender to provide loans for behavioral health treatment services to families who lack insurance coverage for treatment services or need financial assistance to cover the costs of treatment. For more information about the substance abuse treatment program at Sovereign Health’s Rancho San Diego facility, please call our 24/7 helpline to speak to a member of our admissions team.

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