Substance Abuse Treatment at Sharp McDonald Center

Compassionate, Effective Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction, also known as substance abuse, not only affects the individual engaging in damaging behavior, but it also impacts entire families. That's why it's important to seek help from highly trained professionals with the expertise and the commitment to guide patients and their loved ones toward recovery from the addiction cycle.

Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's largest behavioral health care provider and has been a source of hope for more than 150,000 people facing drug and alcohol addiction since 1963. The McDonald Center at Sharp HealthCare includes chemical dependency programs at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and Sharp McDonald Center.

Why Choose Sharp McDonald Center and Sharp Mesa Vista for Substance Abuse Treatment?

  • A caring and compassionate medical team that actively works with patients to help them reach their own definition of a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction
  • A multidisciplinary approach for all age groups and specialty populations from adolescents to seniors
  • More than 45 years of experience treating substance abuse and addiction at Sharp Mesa Vista and Sharp McDonald Center
  • Nationally recognized and Joint Commission-accredited programming
  • Professional staff with expertise in addictions medicine and recovery
  • Proven track record of successful outcomes as demonstrated in our aftercare and community support programs

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Programs and Services

Alcohol and Drug Day Treatment Program
This program is specifically designed for individuals who do not require 24-hour medical supervision, but are still in need of daily treatment.

Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment
Inpatient and outpatient services such as our Changes program or The Young Winners program are available for children and teens using alcohol or drugs.

Dual Recovery Program
People may find themselves using alcohol or drugs as a way of dealing with underlying mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. Our Dual Recovery Program is designed to evaluate and treat adults who have mental health issues along with addiction.

Evening Programs
This flexible treatment option provides convenient evening hours to accommodate people with busy schedules.

Extended  Residential Program
A supportive residential program is available for individuals who might benefit from inpatient treatment for up to 30 days.

Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Our treatment program provides medical, nursing and counseling services for withdrawal, detoxification and rehabilitation to stabilize and educate patients recovering from chemical dependency.

Opiate Dependence
This opiate dependence treatment program serves adults who are addicted to or are misusing prescription pain medication or other opiate-based drugs. This treatment includes state-of-the-art drug therapy to ease detoxification for those dependent on opiates.

Substance Abuse Treatment Programs and Services

Sharp McDonald Center and Sharp Mesa Vista offer a full range of substance abuse treatment services, including:

Our Team

Our comprehensive clinical team includes board-certified psychiatrists, experienced nurses, licensed therapists and certified alcohol and drug addiction counselors who treat patients with sensitivity and respect. We strive to go beyond expectations to give patients and their families a strong foundation for recovery.

Locations of Substance Abuse Services

Sharp McDonald Center
7989 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
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Sharp Mesa Vista
7850 Vista Hill Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
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