Addiction Treatment in San Diego

As the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) notes, addiction is a chronic disorder that impedes your ability to function in your daily life. Once addiction enters your life, it can wreak havoc on you and your loved one’s well-being. Therefore, addiction treatment can offer you the necessary tools to get your life back on track.

At Sober Life, we know how overwhelming pursuing recovery can be. Life and all the responsibilities that come with it do not stop for addiction or recovery. Thus, Sober Life is committed to providing flexible and individualized support to foster your long-term recovery with addiction treatment.

Addressing the Challenges of Addiction

No one ever intends to develop an addiction to substances. There are a wide variety of reasons and causes that can lead to addiction. As NIDA notes, the process of addiction impairs your sense of self-control, which makes it difficult to resist urges and cravings even when you know your substance use is harming you. Moreover, addiction makes physical changes to your brain that impairs:

  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Behavior
  • Learning
  • Memory

The changes addiction causes to your brain can have a profound impact on your physical and psychological well-being. It may be easier to recognize the potential long-term impact of addiction on your physical health, like heart disease, stroke, and cancer. However, as NIDA states, addiction and mental health disorders often co-exist:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Challenges with unaddressed mental health disorders can create a devastating cycle of misuse through self-medicating. While the co-occurring challenges of addiction can feel daunting, you are not alone. Seeking addiction treatment can give you access to support that acknowledges your specific challenges with addiction.

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Finding Addiction Treatment at Sober Life

Addiction treatment and recovery should be more than a brief pit stop for detox. Many traditional rehabs focus on substance use, with sobriety as the end goal. Whereas, at Sober Life, we believe in taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment that addresses the roots of your addiction. Through holistic care, we can address your specific needs and experiences with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

We believe addiction treatment should offer you the guidance and support you need for long-term recovery. Therefore, engaging in addiction treatment that focuses on healing the whole person means giving you the tools for lasting success and fulfillment in your life. Moreover, as a Joint Commission-accredited rehab and mental health services center, we are committed to providing flexible, evidence-based care with your lifelong well-being at the center.

Discovering Your Path to Recovery

At Sober Life, we believe recovery is for everyone because there is no one right way to heal. With a flexible and personalized addiction treatment plan, you can discover the path to recovery that makes sense for you. Through our addiction recovery and mental health approach, you can engage in a resiliency-focused model that fosters your strengths and independence to build a healthy life.

Addiction Recovery Approach

We offer flexible, individualized addiction treatment plans to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking for more day-to-day support with intensive care or more independence to match your busy life, there is a path for you.

Some of our holistic and low-structure addiction treatment services include:

  • Outpatient detoxification program
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Virtual intensive outpatient programs (VIOP)
  • Veteran IOP
  • Aftercare program

Our services-oriented addiction treatment is designed to help you develop a plan for your long-term healing.

Mental Health Recovery Approach

Due to stigma, many people avoid talking about or addressing mental health conditions. However, as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) states, 13.5% of adults between the ages of 18 and 25 in the U.S. have a co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorder. Therefore, with our HealthyU program, Sober Life offers multiple therapeutic modalities to target and treat your specific needs:

  • IOP
  • Hybrid IOP
    • Virtual group IOP
  • PHP
  • Veteran IOP

Whether you have a co-occurring addiction or not, our masters-level mental health clinicians are committed to helping you build the right treatment plan for you. We are committed to working with you to fine-tune a plan of care to help you develop the skills you need to lead the healthy life you deserve.

Benefits of Addiction Treatment in a Healing Space

Through our holistic approach to care, we support recovery as a process of healing in every facet of your life. In the same way, you find relief and meaning in supportive relationships, you find healing in the space you surround yourself with. As noted in Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a healing environment can support your recovery as you reduce the stress weighing down your mind, body, and spirit.

We have built our recovery community in San Diego because we believe in the power of a healing space. In San Diego, we have fostered a casual environment surrounded by a vibrant and creative community in Little Italy. At Sober Life, we are proud to be a part of one of Downtown San Diego’s oldest continuous neighborhoods where connection and community are at the forefront of lived recovery in the real world.

Addressing the Importance of Addiction Treatment

Right now, it might be difficult to imagine yourself in recovery. You may be thinking of how often you hear stories of people relapsing or struggling to maintain their sobriety every day. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about addiction and addiction treatment that we are just starting to dismantle. Recognizing that your substance use is a chronic disorder rather than a failure or weakness of character is one of the first steps toward breaking down these flawed notions.

Addiction treatment does not have to be a make-or-break moment in your life. In reality, long-term recovery is not about forcing you into sobriety. Holistic, long-term recovery is about understanding the roots of your addiction and providing you with tools to lead a productive and meaningful life. However, the consequences of unaddressed addiction can be devastating for you and your loved ones.

From increased emotional distress and long-term trauma for children to overdoses and death, addiction, in the end, only steals life from you and your loved ones. We often think the devastation of addiction happens to someone else. Yet, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out, more than one million people have died of a drug overdose since 1999. In those millions of deaths, there were people with hopes and dreams and people who loved them. Seeking addiction treatment is an opportunity for you to advocate for your future and avoid being another number.

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