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Applied Addiction Research Healthcare


About AAR Healthcare

Applied Addiction Research (AAR) Healthcare is an outpatient addiction treatment center in San Diego specializing in helping those struggling with substance use disorders (SUD) to achieve a life of sustained recovery and wellness. Utilizing a measurement-based care (MBC) framework, AAR blends medication-assisted treatment with rigorous evidence-based counseling and recovery support services. To maximize client flexibility, AAR delivers its services via a hybrid model of both in-person visits and telehealth. At AAR Healthcare, we believe that by compassionately providing evidence-based treatment protocols supported by scientific research, our clients can transcend current limitations to enjoy a self-directed and purposeful life free of drugs and alcohol. 

Our Approach

The AAR Healthcare approach consists of three component parts:

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Physician Services

Medical assessments and health screenings, Ambulatory Withdrawal Management (outpatient detox), and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using a variety of medications to combat cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms.

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Counseling Services

Individual, group, and family therapy along with either an intensive outpatient (IOP) or outpatient (OP) level-of-care.

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Recovery Support Services

Care coordination with other healthcare providers; support with areas such as housing, employment, and legal services as well as resources to empower clients to integrate wellness practices supportive of long-term recovery.

Our Team

The compassionate, expert team of medical and clinical professionals share the same goal: to empower our clients by providing them with the tools they need to heal. Each member of our staff takes pride in providing care tailored to each client’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.

Our Location

AAR Healthcare’s state-of-the-art addiction treatment facility is located in beautiful San Marcos, CA, north of San Diego.

How We Treat

At AAR Healthcare, we focus on three main approaches to delivering care: 

What We Treat

Our medical and clinical teams treat a broad range of substance use disorders using evidence-based medication-assisted treatment protocols in conjunction with counseling and recovery support services. Among many other forms of SUD, we specialize in opioid addiction treatment, alcohol addiction treatment, and stimulant addiction treatment. We also treat co-occurring mental health conditions that often accompany addictive behaviors, like depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

— Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena


At AAR Healthcare, we understand how difficult it can be to take that first step on the road to recovery. We have made our admissions process as streamlined and convenient as possible so that you can focus on what matters most: getting the help you need.


The team at AAR Healthcare is dedicated to empowering our clients with resources both from AAR Healthcare as well as from other credible sources. Please reference this page to find videos of interesting perspectives on SUD, a listing of a subset of resources AAR Healthcare provides to its clients, and links to other websites that will provide helpful information for those wishing to understand more completely both substance use disorders and recovery from them.


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