Gil Carmona has over 25 years of behavioral healthcare experience with an extensive background in executive management, consultation and direct service. His specialties include administration, marketing, new business development, joint ventures, program management, curriculum development, fundraising, grant writing, staff development, in-service training, and public speaking.
San Diego Addiction Treatment Center3.5 (15 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
San Diego Addiction Treatment Center (SDATC), which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), provides addiction rehab for men struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. SDATC looks at each client as a unique person with distinct needs, stressors, and strengths in the context of their addiction, which can often be complicated with another mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or PTSD. Following comprehensive medical and psychological assessment, SDATC assigns a level of care and work with our clients on a personalized treatment plan. We provide compassionate, empathetic, and innovative addiction care through quality, research-based programs.
San Diego Addiction Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details
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
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Intensive Outpatient
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
A great facility with the necessary structure to become well, but at the same time allowed freedom to the clients to make what they wanted to make out of the program. I would recommend it to anybody with an addiction who is seeking help!John
Everything thing about this place was truly amazing; The staff, counselors, and nurses are "DA" bomb.T
I was given an opportunity to have a new start, sobriety, new skills, new perspectives on life, and new stable friendships. I enjoyed my overall stay here, and am grateful to AAC San Diego.Z
American Addiction Centers gave me the chance to get not only my life back, but a chance to grow spiritually and maintain a healthy lifestyle and meet great men and women who are all fighting the addiction of disease.C
Gil Carmona - CEO
Sean O'Neill - Director of Outpatient Services
Sean O'Neill, a marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree in counseling from Cal State University, Long Beach, oversees the Outpatient Services for AAC Southern California, which includes San Diego Addiction Treatment Center and Resolutions San Diego as well as Resolutions Laguna in Laguna Hills, CA. O'Neill joined the AAC family as part of the original staff hired to launch the opening of Laguna Treatment Hospital in June of 2016, serving as a therapist before becoming the Director of Outpatient Services in November of 2017. Prior to joining AAC, O'Neill was a therapist with Solid Landings Behavioral Health in Costa Mesa, CA, which served dual diagnosis clients with primary chemical dependency diagnoses. O'Neill has also been a Case Manager for Boys Republic Treatment Facility for Troubled Youth in Chino Hills, CA as well as a Community Outreach Director and Teacher for OC Therapeutic Arts Center in Santa Ana, CA.
David Seligman - Operations Supervisor
Robert Bliss - Program Supervisor/Crisis Counselor
Robert Bliss is an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) as well as a CADC-II. He has been with American Addiction Centers for 7.5 years, and has been clean and working an active 12-step program for 10 years. After struggling with addiction for about 30 years, Bliss tapped into his passion to help others and worked his way up from a driver to the Program Supervisor. Born and raised in San Diego, Bliss is “all about teaching these residents how to face life on life’s terms without using or drinking, giving themselves a chance at a new life, and encouraging them to strive for success.” Bliss oversees day to day programming, supervises BHT staff in their roles with clients, handles crisis intervention as needed, and works closely with upper management for the creation and implementation of policies and procedures.
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