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McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox

  • El Cajon, CA
  • Accredited
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education–East County Adolescent Detox, located in El Cajon, California, is an inpatient addiction recovery facility specializing in crisis intervention, medically supervised detox, acute residential treatment, and aftercare planning for youth. With gender-separate and dedicated services for LGBTQ+ clients, clients with HIV/AIDS, and those with co-occurring addiction and mental illness, this facility offers a comprehensive approach to recovery.

• Round-the-clock medical supervision and FDA-approved medications to ease withdrawal symptoms during detox
• Highly structured and supportive residential program focusing on early recovery
• Intensive, trauma-informed individual, group, and family counseling utilizing CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing

The facility provides a complete continuum of care, including medical and mental health assessments, personalized care planning, and comprehensive case management. Clients engage in age and gender-specific life skills training, addressing topics such as coping, self-care, decision-making, communication, emotional regulation, and relapse prevention to promote sustained sobriety and successful community reintegration.

McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education–East County Adolescent Detox is state licensed and accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medi-Cal, and self-pay, with financial aid and low-cost services available. They treat a range of addictions, including drug, alcohol, substance abuse, and opioid addiction, as well as mental health issues, offering detoxification, outpatient, aftercare support, inpatient, dual-diagnosis, and intervention levels of care.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 12 Conditions Treated
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 6 Levels of Care
  • 27 Therapies & Programs

Accreditations

State License

SAMHSA

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Rehab centers in California exist to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using psychoactive substances. Centers like McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox are here to help.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioids are a set of drugs prescribed for pain relief. Opioid addiction for California residents refers to the compulsive seeking of opioids, even when they are not required medically. Treatment involves medication-assisted therapy in which medicines, counseling, and behavioral therapies are all utilized at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox.

Dual-Diagnosis

A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in California have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

An addict may have to go through alcohol or drug withdrawal. While detox may be uncomfortable, it is not life-threatening. Detoxification allows the addict to rid the body of all traces of drugs or alcohol and gives the addict a clean slate for their recovery. In an inpatient or outpatient setting, detox can be managed medically.

Inpatient treatment takes place when a patient checks into a rehab facility. Patients at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox receive round the clock care that includes detoxing and therapy. Although outpatient treatments are available, inpatient care is recommended as the first step in rehabilitation. The intensive and comprehensive treatment sets patients on a path for drug free living.

An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction, or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the California facility for their therapy and other programs but are able to return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox‘s program is complete.

Not everyone who struggles with addiction in California is ready to go into a treatment program. For these individuals, intervention services may help. Friends and family of the individual can call and set up an intervention. We have a professional come and lead the discussion.

Aftercare support refers to the follow-up care provided after the initial rehab program. The quality of aftercare support plays an important role in preventing relapses and sustains recovery. Aftercare support at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox is personalized according to the needs of the patient in California.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy refers to one-on-one psychotherapy between a patient and their McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox therapist. Individual therapy seeks to help identify the issues that drive and contribute to a client’s addiction or alcoholism. Another goal of individual counseling is to assist the client to learn how to manage their lives without alcohol or drugs.

Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy is a common tool that is used during inpatient treatment. While living with active addiction in El Cajon, California, it is impossible for family members not to be affected. In order to have the greatest chances for long term sobriety, healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits.

Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one on one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

After experiencing trauma, it’s crucial to look for a facility that can provide trauma therapy. This approach zeroes in on the traumatic incidents that a patient has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles and pain. Trauma can originate from domestic violence, sexual abuse, an early encounter with death, sexual assault, and many more. The goal of trauma therapy at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox in El Cajon, CA is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward. Mental health professionals will facilitate the patient’s journey and see to it that he or she is no longer a victim of his or her traumatic experiences and has wholly regained his or her personal power.

DBT, also known as dialectical behavior therapy, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that helps people understand how their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings all connect. This can give them more control over their actions, effectively stopping self-harm ideations and attempts in some patients. It can also help put people in control over some mental struggles, like borderline personality disorder.

Most individuals suffering from addiction have low self-awareness, so they end up making poor decisions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. Through it, patients become more aligned with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, giving them a better opportunity to respond appropriately to temptations and negative feelings.

This therapy modality at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox in El Cajon, CA strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state and learn new stress management techniques so they won’t give in to the temptations easily. Moreover, CBT helps people communicate and express their emotions well, which can be vital in relapse management. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness.

When it comes to maintaining sobriety, people who quit recovery without developing life skills are disadvantaged. While teaching life skills at McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox is difficult, support with aftercare helps patients learn these skills over time. Life skills include getting a career, living in a good environment, self-care, and finance management, all in El Cajon, CA.

A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people. It is a relatively simple set of steps that are done continuously in order to move through life with awareness, accountability and honesty. 12-Step programs are available in most every city in the Unites States. They are available in person, electronically and virtually through phone or web-based meetings.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox Location and Directions
    Address
    1400 N Johnson Ave
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    Phone Number
    (619) 442-0277

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    McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education - East County Adolescent Detox Location and Directions

    Location

    • 1400 N Johnson Ave
      El Cajon, CA 92020
    • (619) 442-0277

    Accepts

    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12)
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated July 8, 2024

    El Cajon, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    El Cajon, a vibrant city in San Diego County, offers residents a variety of outdoor activities, a thriving music scene, and a commitment to arts and culture. However, the city has seen a 94% increase in opioid overdose deaths and a 131% rise in fentanyl-related fatalities from Q1 2020 to Q1 2021, highlighting the need for effective addiction treatment and support.

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