Dr. Christian Small is uniquely triple Board Certified in Psychiatry (ABPN), Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and Family Medicine (ABFM), as well as ASAM/CSAM Certified. Dr. Small is among a handful of doctors in the US who have completed additional training to acquire the skills necessary to treat full spectrum medical and psychiatric illness. His treatment philosophy is founded upon the idea of a mind-body connection, that true healing takes into account both the physical and emotional needs of our clients. Dr. Small completed his residency training at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he currently holds the title of Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor. He acted as an addiction psychiatrist for the Veterans Administration in La Jolla prior to co-founding Bold Health Medical Group, an outpatient clinic specializing in personalized medical, psychiatric and addiction treatment in Encinitas.
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CHAT Vistas offers drug treatment programs that are designed with you in mind. We use clinically-proven therapies and techniques that are tailored to your specific needs, based on your history, your hopes, and your aspirations. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will have a say in your treatment and the ability to collaborate with us on your road to recovery. To help you achieve these results, we enlist in the expertise of our licensed staff members. Our clinicians have a breadth of effective treatment modalities and are adaptive to the requirements of each individual client. The purpose of our treatment program is to put the client’s recovery first and effectively treat both addiction and mental health issues. Our use of empirically sound treatment modalities and a wide range of other treatment options, many of which are unique to our well-situated facilities, can best contribute to lasting recovery. We provide a full continuum of substance addiction care, which means that you’ll receive your treatment within one seamless experience that provides a smooth transition from detox to ongoing treatment at our high-end residential facility.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to a withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
- Family Program
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
I received everything I needed and much more from this facility. The staff are very understanding and welcoming to your individual needs. I highly recommend this treatment center.Kenneth Avery
By far the best detox I have ever been to and that's saying something because I've been to a few and a few nice ones at that! So comfortable, peaceful and beautiful with an amazing staff that genuinely cares.Christina Harris
Dr. Christian Small - Medical Director
Angela Lankford - Program Director
Angela Lankford is a Licensed Vocational Nurse with over five years of experience in substance abuse treatment, providing compassionate care and professional expertise in the field of nursing. During the last five years, she has worked as a detox nurse and collaborated with her peers on new ideas and policies for different organizations. She also worked as the nursing supervisor where her management skills and resources were brought to the table. Prior to receiving her nursing license at Northwest College, Angela worked in managed care and claims, provided care in a private in-home setting for the medically fragile, and volunteered with hospice cases. Her passion to care for others has stemmed from her childhood where she took on a “Florence Nightingale” role as her family would say, caring for her family and friends who had fallen ill or who were in need at a young age. Angela has participated in community events over the years and helped with feeding and providing necessities to the homeless and also spent time as a high school cheer coach where she worked with the youth of her hometown.
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For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
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