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2980 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92102
6192397370 Visit Website
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Since 1950, Pathfinders has been helping individuals suffering from the disease of addiction. The residential rehab offers long-term substance abuse treatment for men in a safe, structured and pro-social environment. Using a bio-psycho-social approach to alcohol and drug addiction, as well as 12-Step philosophy, the facility equips clients with the skills and tools necessary to live a healthy, productive and independent life in sobriety.

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I came in with nothing but the clothes on my back, and I've seen other men come in the same way. And because of the strength of the staff and support group/meetings, people can walk away from here wit...


A lot of guys have gotten sober and stayed sober and learned how to live life here. This is a pretty good place for men to learn how to work a recovery program, they help and encourage job placement a...


Every last staff member at Pathfinders is a successfully recovered addict and/or alcoholic. The AA meetings held on site are some of the best in San Diego. The chef is an outstanding cook, making he...


The place saved my life! This facility is designed to help homeless alcoholics who have reached there bottom. It allows you to find the "real" you. Not the delusional self that I was putting on a show...

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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.


The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.