Addiction Treatment

Women’s Addiction Treatment Center in San Diego

Monima is a transformative San Diego addiction treatment center designed specifically for women seeking mental health support and guidance on their journey to sobriety and overall wellness. We recognize each client is unique, and addiction looks different for everyone. That’s why our team of professionals focuses on providing gentle, evidence-based treatment at a pace that works for a particular individual.

Navigating addiction is challenging, and it’s especially difficult if you are facing it alone. Our mission is to provide care, support, and guidance every step of the way. We offer a variety of treatment modalities to address the needs, diagnoses, and wellness goals of each individual.

We foster a safe and inclusive environment where women feel empowered and supported during treatment. Monima offers the unique opportunity for clients to build lasting bonds and a sense of community while in treatment.

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Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities

  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Conscious Recovery

Holistic Addiction Treatment Program

Addiction is complex and each journey is unique, not universal. Addiction treatment program options at Monima provide individualized and comprehensive care that combines a variety of traditional and alternative techniques, from CBT, to Reiki, and Acupuncture. Our team recognizes the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit and our holistic depression treatment center and recovery programs are designed to foster overall and lasting mental wellness.

PTSD treatment at Monima considers biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors that are unique to each individual. Our approach to treatment promotes long-term wellness and complete healing that goes beyond just relieving the symptoms of PTSD. At Monima, we provide an integrated, personalized, and diverse range of services that set each patient up for a breakthrough in their wellness journey and the chance at a sustainable and life-changing recovery.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program Options

Monima offers outpatient addiction treatment program options for individuals struggling with addiction or substance abuse issues — this includes both alcohol and drugs. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provide two distinct levels of care so each client receives the support they need.

The Difference Between IOP and PHP

The key differentiator between PHP and IOP is the amount of time clients spend per week engaging in therapy and with our medical providers. PHP and IOP have been intentionally designed to offer two distinct levels of care that address the various medical, physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each individual.

Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment (IOP)

Monima’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) was built for women seeking part-time treatment for moderate to severe addiction to drugs or alcohol. IOP is a structured outpatient addiction program designed specifically for women ready for a level of support above traditional weekly therapy, or as a stepping stone between a full-time recovery program — such as PHP or residential treatment — and returning to their daily routines full-time. Clients in the IOP program receive 9-15 hours of therapeutic engagement per week.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is the highest level of care available at Monima. PHP is a structured outpatient addiction program best suited for clients with severe addiction that have begun to interfere with daily life and continue to persist despite attempts to achieve sobriety. Most clients take a leave of absence from work, school, or their daily routines to fully commit themselves to the program. While in PHP, clients will be engaged in group and individual therapy five to six hours per day, five days a week.
Monima has partnered with Ohana Recovery Residences to provide optional safe housing for women enrolled in Monima Wellness outpatient programs. Women who stay at Ohana experience an immersive, supportive recovery environment with a like-minded female community.

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The best form of treatment for addiction is most commonly a comprehensive and individualized treatment program including a combination of therapies. Therapies can include, but are not limited to: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), counseling, and support groups. Therapy addresses both the psychological and emotional aspects of addiction. In addition to therapy, treatment for addiction ranges from medical interventions, detoxification programs, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

The 3 steps for overcoming addiction include:

  1. Acknowledging the addiction and the need to make a change. This often includes reaching out for support in overcoming the problem.
  2. Seeking professional help or support through therapy, counseling, or support groups. This helps the individual address the underlying issues and teaches critical coping methods.
  3. Committing to a long-term recovery plan. Making lifestyle changes and acknowledging and avoiding triggers is critical to maintaining sobriety and lasting recovery.

The addiction trigger cycle is one of the most commonly accepted theories on addiction. It includes a repetitive pattern of behaviors, broken down into three distinct phases, that drive the individual to engage in substance abuse or addictive behaviors. The cycle worsens over time and involves dramatic changes in the brain reward, stress, and executive function systems. The cycle includes the following three phases:

  1. Binge/Intoxication: This stage is characterized by an individual consuming an intoxicating substance (drugs/alcohol) and experiencing temporary relief, feelings of pleasure, or a rewarding impact.
  2. Withdrawal/Negative Affect: This stage primarily involves a negative emotional state in the absence of the substance.
  3. Preoccupation/Anticipation: This stage is defined as the period when one seeks substances after a period of abstinence or sobriety.

The first stage of treatment for addiction is most commonly detoxification (often referred to as detox). The primary goals of detoxification are to achieve abstinence, prevent relapse, and manage cravings.

Detoxification is defined as the process of cleansing the individual of the substance they are addicted to. Depending on the severity of the addiction, medical supervision may be necessary for the individuals safety and management of withdrawal symptoms.