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Progressive Medical Specialists

  • San Diego, CA
  • Accredited
  • Drug Detox
  • Outpatient

Progressive Medical Specialists, situated in San Diego, California, offers outpatient and medication-assisted treatment programs for adults 18 and older struggling with addiction. Their alcohol and drug rehab services specialize in treating opioid use disorder, providing individualized treatment plans and support to help clients restore normalcy to their lives.

The facility accepts most insurance plans, including Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan, ComPsych, Cigna, Aetna, and Kaiser. Out-of-network benefits may vary, so verifying coverage with the provider before starting treatment is crucial.

  • Medication-assisted treatment program: Utilizes FDA-approved medications to mitigate withdrawal symptoms and help individuals detox from opioids.
  • Outpatient program: Suitable for individuals not requiring around-the-clock supervision, allowing them to return home or to a sober living environment after receiving treatment.
  • Comprehensive therapy options: Offers individualized treatment plans, individual therapy, group therapy, referrals to support groups, and 12-step programs.

Progressive Medical Specialists primarily focuses on treating opioid use disorder in adults aged 18 and older. Their programs are designed to help individuals struggling with opioid addiction by providing a comprehensive approach that combines medication-assisted treatment, therapy, and support to promote long-term recovery and improved daily functioning.

  • 1+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • 1 Therapies & Programs



Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Progressive Medical Specialists

Substance abuse is the excessive use of any drug. This includes alcohol, medications, and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction. Substance abuse is a severe problem that can be successfully treated with a variety of therapies. Progressive Medical Specialists treatment uses a combination of therapies along with other resources to overcome substance abuse.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in San Diego, CA

Opioid addiction treatment should be done in a medically supervised drug rehab. While taking opioids, users will typically use other substances to enhance the effects of opioids or to reduce the adverse effects of opioid use. Opioid addiction treatment will include detoxification and drug rehab counseling to help both the user and their loved ones learn how to live a successful sober lifestyle.

Treatments such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are three medications that can help treat opioid addiction. These drugs work on the brain’s pleasure center and reduce cravings and the effects of illicit opioids such as heroin. These drugs can be either given orally or by injection. Individual drug rehab counseling sessions can be helpful to discuss any questions or concerns with the drug treatment program. This counseling will also help the user set goals for when they finish drug rehab.

Opioid addiction recovery is a long process. Many of the changes to the brain caused by opioid use cannot be undone, but with time and the proper treatment, a person can return to normal function. After detox, treatment will include drug rehab counseling and entering a halfway house or sober living community. Aftercare is critical to long-term recovery, as it helps the user avoid relapsing and entering back into drug rehab.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Detox, 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.

“Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who have a lower intensity addiction. It’s also suitable for those with a supportive environment and those on a tight budget.

Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may involve weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be used and anti-addiction medication.

Therapies & Programs

Group therapy is held in a safe, controlled setting where patients can feel comfortable sharing their struggles and gaining perspective through shared conversations. It takes place in a group rather than one on one to prevent feelings of isolation or being unique in their situation while creating an environment for addicts at Progressive Medical Specialists to develop fellowship, accountability, and support. Group therapy is an important tool in recovery that prevents cravings that prompt a return to active addiction.

Payment Options

For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Location & Contact

    Progressive Medical Specialists Location and Directions
    4974 El Cajon Boulevard
    San Diego, CA 92115

    Phone Number
    (619) 286-4600

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    Progressive Medical Specialists Location and Directions


    • 4974 El Cajon Boulevard
      San Diego, CA 92115
    • (619) 286-4600


    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Group, Individuals

    Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated June 24, 2024

    San Diego, 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.

    San Diego is a vibrant coastal city offering a rich history, beautiful beaches, and numerous outdoor activities. The city boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with attractions like Balboa Park and the famous San Diego Zoo. However, opioid overdose deaths in San Diego County increased by 94% from Q1 2020 to Q1 2021, and methamphetamine use among residents rose by 40% from 2020 to 2021.

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