San Diego Addiction Treatment Center

3.5 (15 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
995 Gateway Center Drive Ste. 108
San Diego, CA 92102
8884367584 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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

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I am grateful for the experience as well as the staff who provided the tools to help me help myself and others.The Staff. Hands down. They were not disconnected from those in need. The peer council sc...


It is a great program with great patients. Amazing Staff.


Good "Family Type" atmosphere. We make the clients feel at home. Reasonably priced for the services that are provided older building so minor issues can become major ones but always able to handle wha...


All the employees were very professional, and welcoming. I never got home sick when I was there, and for a Texas boy; that�s saying something! It�s in San Diego.


They were really great in helping our son get in...could not have been better. They were great in working with me financially. HOWEVER though our son learned a lot it did not help him at all. He came ...


For decades I have been battling a substance use disorder. I have tried many avenues to gain the "believable hope" that I need in order to get/stay clean: therapists, counseling, other treatment cente...


Iv tried to get in contact with them several times after leaving... The staff hasn\'t gotten back to me although iv left countless voicemails. The girls have tried to talk to the staff for me. Also be...


edcational, they give you the tool of recovery and to stay clean


Good workers, but not all are kind and welcoming. Uhm.. I think this facility is very good at what it does and it is well worth the cost.


It is too expensive.


Offer great holistic offerings and the staff is very supportive.


I did not enjoy this facility


This is a total scam, stay away. This was suppose to be a detox center, it was a two story house with no medical professionals in house. Do not get conned by these people, they are only looking for mo...


I was enrolled in a 30 day program at this facility. It did absolutely nothing for me. A waste of money. I had the urge to use the entire time I was there & relapsed within a few days of being home. T...


The love and care that I received along with the customized treatment plan makes me feel like I can continue my recovery for the rest of my life.

Areas of Focus
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.

Alumni Testimonials
  • 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!
  • Everything thing about this place was truly amazing; The staff, counselors, and nurses are "DA" bomb.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Key Staff Members
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    Gil Carmona - CEO

    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.

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    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.

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    David Seligman - Operations Supervisor

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    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.