Drug addiction is a complex condition, but it is treatable. AAR Healthcare offers services to residents of the San Diego area that can help them find a path to long-term recovery. But what should you be looking for in a drug addiction treatment center? 

Characteristics of a high-quality facility to treat drug addictions include:
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Individualized Drug Addiction Treatment Plans

When developing your unique plan, our medical and clinical teams will:
  • Take a full medical history
  • Examine your history with the substance(s) in question
  • Explore any mental health issues you may have that contribute to your addictive behaviors
  • Consider family support and other social factors that might influence your recovery

We then incorporate this to create an individualized drug addiction treatment plan with you.

Part of what allows us to develop a customized program with each of our clients is the broad range of individual substance use disorders we treat. These include, but are not limited to: 

We also treat a wide variety of mental issues that frequently co-occur with addiction, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

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Evidence-Based Drug Addiction Treatment 

High-quality and effective drug addiction treatment programs likely base protocols on evidence-based treatment modalities, both from a medical and behavioral health perspective.

A subset of the evidence-based treatment options we offer at AAR Healthcare are:
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): utilizes buprenorphine (including Subutex, Suboxone, Sublocade), naltrexone (or Vivitrol), and/or other medications to control cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): helps patients identify and challenge negative thinking patterns in order to choose different approaches/ behaviors than the habitual (maladaptive) ones 
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET): improves individuals’ motivation to change by helping them see their behaviors and their consequences more objectively
  • Contingency management (CM): uses motivational incentives rooted in “operant conditioning” to provide rewards for healthier choices/behaviors in order to reinforce them 
  • The Matrix Model (MM):  often geared towards those with stimulant (i.e., methamphetamine and cocaine) addictions whereby the clinician functions as teacher/coach and aims to create a positive, encouraging relationship with the patient, which then can serve as the basis to reinforce positive behavior change
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): designed to bridge the seemingly divergent strategies of changing thinking/behaviors with practicing acceptance of the current moment
  • Family behavior therapy (FBT): combines behavioral contracting (i.e., positive reinforcement strategies) with contingency management; involves the patient along with family member(s)

These evidence-based approaches are substantiated by scientific studies demonstrating their efficacy for treating drug addictions.

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Quality Outpatient and Telehealth Programs

AAR Healthcare offers outpatient and telehealth services to the residents of San Marcos and the surrounding communities. Choosing an outpatient and/or telehealth-centric program gives you more flexibility as well as likely saves you money without decreasing the likelihood for long-term success.

In the drug addiction treatment program at AAR Healthcare, we provide:
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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Ambulatory Withdrawal Management (Outpatient Detox)

Our MAT program utilizes buprenorphine (including Subutex, Suboxone, Sublocade), naltrexone (or Vivitrol), and/or other medications to control cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. Ambulatory Withdrawal Management is often a necessary step for those that require medically supervised outpatient detoxification prior to commencing with the other AAR treatment programs.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The most intensive level of the AAR program is intensive outpatient treatment. IOP represents our most highly structured and rigorous addiction treatment programming. This is generally ideal for those with more pronounced substance use disorders and those that would benefit from the increased accountability represented by this level of care.

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Outpatient Program (OP)

Outpatient therapy utilizes many of the same tools as IOP but involves fewer hours of commitment. This stage of treatment is for those who complete IOP or sometimes for individuals who relapse and need to return to treatment.

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Ongoing Treatment and Continuing Care Coordination

Our ongoing treatment program works with clients after their initial stages of treatment end – its purpose is to provide clients with the support and resources necessary to maintain their sobriety.

Contact AAR Today to Learn More About Our Outpatient Drug Addiction Treatment Programs  

At AAR Healthcare, we provide evidence-based, scientifically grounded outpatient treatment plans tailored to our clients’ needs. Additionally, our convenient San Marcos location allows us to help people who live locally or within driving range – a critical factor if you are considering outpatient services because you want to work or go to school while in treatment and live at home. 

There is no reason drug addiction has to control your life. We are here to provide you with everything you need to achieve recovery. Reach out to AAR Healthcare online with our secure online form or give us a call at 844.967.1610 to find out more about our services.