Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc.

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3767 Central Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
6192780777 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

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

Treatment Insights

Stepping Stone, a non-profit alcohol and drug recovery organization, primarily serves the LGBT community, focusing on inclusion and acceptance to promote recovery from addiction and co-occurring conditions in a safe and healing environment. Stepping Stone uses evidence-based treatments such as 12-step programs, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Seeking Safety (trauma-informed) Curriculum, and Discovering Sexual Health in Recovery.

Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc. 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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J

This place has a great concept-it’s too bad their staff are complete udder idiots that treat the facility like a high school-maybe if they hadn’t been such losers during their own teen years they ...

Ds

This place is a joke. They promised a family member of mine admission, he terminated his residency at another place. He showed up and two hours later they told him he had to go away for 24 hours and n...

Anonymous

THE WAY THEY DEAL WITH PATIENTS DON'T HAVE ENOUGH STAFF TO HANDLE EVERYONE EFFECTIVELY IT'S A GOOD PLACE FOR A PERSON WHO IS GAY TO GO TO AS THEY ARE VERY HELPFUL

Anonymous

Their staff is wonderful. Some things were unclear policy wise. Saved my life.

SF

clean and sober for 2 1/2 years, goes to meetings, speaks to sponsor every week.

Stacey

I would have liked my counselor to be more available and after I left the facility I could no longer see the therapist I was seeing and I couldn't afford another therapist so I had no one to go to aft...

JM

This is a great place to come back to life. They still care and they still check on me after 3 years.

VF

I had an UTI that made me test positive for alcohol, when I proved my case I was let back in.

Ronn

I really learned a lot about myself. I didn't get clean until this year (February7,2014). But that's when I finally realized that everything I had learned about addiction and me I was finally able t...

DM

Offered family night meetings, BBQ, and social events.


Areas of Focus
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.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Key Staff Members
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    Catherine Aquino, MD, BS - Chief Executive Officer

    Catherine began her work in the drug and alcohol field in 2008 with Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc. She was a Ryan White case manager and shortly after was promoted to Director of Support and Outpatient Services. Catherine continued her work with Stepping Stone and in 2011, took on the role as the Director of Operations. She was responsible for the oversight of program contractual service deliverables and overall daily operations. Currently, Catherine is the Chief Executive Officer for Stepping Stone. She is responsible for the overall program operation, monitors all contractual service deliverables, acts as the liaison between the County of San Diego Department of Behavioral Health Services - Alcohol and Drug Services and Health and Human Services Agency.

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    Chris Mueller, MSW, ASW - Program Manager

    Chris Mueller was born in Omaha and was raised in Ogallala, Nebraska. He attended Stepping Stone's Outpatient in 1998 and was awarded the Stepping Stone Alumni Recognition Award on June 9, 2000. Chris has volunteered for Mama's Kitchen, New York City and San Diego AIDS Walk, Homeless Outreach in Davis, California, and New York City and mentored students at Sherman Heights Elementary School and The Institute for Collaborative Education in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis in 2005. After graduating from UC Davis Chris moved to the East Coast and received a Masters of Social Work degree from New York University in 2007.