Women's Substance Abuse
Treatment in San Diego

Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse in San Diego

Monima is a transformative outpatient substance abuse treatment center designed specifically for women seeking mental health and addiction support in San Diego. We recognize that no two clients are the same, and substance abuse looks different for everyone. That’s why our team provides inclusive and individualized care based on the needs, diagnoses, and goals of each client — regardless of where they are at in their wellness journey.

Navigating substance abuse 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 — from detox to sobriety. We offer a variety of treatment modalities to address the needs, diagnoses, and wellness goals of each individual.

We foster a sober, safe and inclusive environment where women feel empowered and supported during recovery. 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
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Conscious Recovery

Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment Center

Substance abuse is complex and each journey is unique, not universal. Treatment programs 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 outpatient substance abuse programs are designed to foster overall wellness that lasts long after treatment.

Substance abuse 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. . 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.

Substance Abuse Recovery Programs

Monima offers two outpatient treatment program options for clients coping with substance abuse. 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.

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program

Monima’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) was built for women seeking part-time treatment for substance abuse. IOP is 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.

Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is the highest level of care available. PHP is best suited for clients with substance abuse and addiction issues that have begun to interfere with daily life and persist despite therapy or medication. 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 for up 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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FAQs

A treatment plan for substance abuse typically involves a comprehensive approach tailored to the individual’s specific needs. Here is a general outline of components that may be included in a treatment plan:

Assessment: A thorough assessment is conducted to evaluate the extent of substance abuse, any co-occurring mental health disorders, physical health issues, and social circumstances. This helps in developing a personalized treatment plan.

Detoxification: If necessary, a medically supervised detoxification process may be initiated to safely manage withdrawal symptoms and help the individual achieve stability.

Counseling and therapy: Various types of counseling and therapy are utilized to address the psychological and emotional aspects of substance abuse. This may include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and behavioral therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or motivational interviewing.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): In certain cases, medication may be prescribed to assist with the recovery process. For example, medications like methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone can be used for opioid addiction, while medications like acamprosate or disulfiram can be prescribed for alcohol addiction.

Support groups and peer support: Engaging in support groups, such as 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), can provide a sense of community and ongoing support during the recovery journey.

Lifestyle changes: Encouraging healthy lifestyle modifications, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, nutrition, and stress management techniques, can contribute to overall well-being and reduce the risk of relapse.

Aftercare planning: Developing a comprehensive aftercare plan is crucial to ensure sustained recovery. This may involve ongoing therapy sessions, regular check-ins, relapse prevention strategies, and connecting individuals with community resources or support services.

It’s important to note that treatment plans may vary based on the severity of substance abuse, individual needs, and available resources. Therefore, seeking professional guidance from addiction specialists, therapists, or healthcare providers is highly recommended to develop an effective treatment plan.

Outpatient programs for addiction, such as IOP or PHP, provide a structured treatment program for individuals. It is an intermediate level of care that falls between inpatient/residential treatment and traditional outpatient therapy.

In an IOP or PHP program individuals attend therapy sessions and treatment activities several days a week, typically for three to five hours per day. The program duration can vary, ranging from a few weeks to several months, depending on the individual’s needs and progress.

Outpatient programs offer a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment, including individual therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation, relapse prevention strategies, and support from a multidisciplinary treatment team. They often focus on developing coping skills, addressing underlying issues contributing to addiction, and providing a supportive environment for recovery.

Outpatient programs can be effective in supporting individuals in their recovery journey by providing guidance, accountability, and ongoing support while allowing them to gradually reintegrate into their daily lives. It is important to note that the specific structure and components of an IOP may vary among treatment centers, so it is advisable to seek professional guidance and inquire about the details of a specific program.

A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for substance abuse is a structured and intensive form of outpatient treatment that provides comprehensive care for individuals with addiction issues. It offers a higher level of support and structure than traditional outpatient therapy while still allowing individuals to live at home.

Clients enrolled in either IOP or PHP at Monima have the option to live at Ohana Recovery Residences if they would prefer to live away from home during treatment. Monima has partnered with Ohana to provide optional safe housing for women enrolled in outpatient programs. The two locations are only 15 minutes apart and clients experience an immersive, supportive recovery environment with a like-minded community, when staying at Ohana.

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) at Monima includes five to six hours of evidence-based therapy per day, five days a week. All PHP clients engage in a combination of individual and group therapy Monday to Friday from 9:30 – 3:30. The length of the program is determined on a case-by-case basis, but is on average, 30-90 days. A range of therapy options are available in both a group and individualized-setting depending on the preference of the individual.

There are various types of treatments available for substance abuse, and here are three commonly utilized approaches:

  1. Behavioral Therapies: Behavioral therapies focus on modifying behaviors and thought patterns associated with substance abuse. Behavioral therapies are available in an individual, group, and family setting. These therapies aim to identify and address triggers, develop coping strategies, and promote healthier behaviors. Examples of behavioral therapies include:
    – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    – Motivational Interviewing (MI)
    – Contingency Management (CM)
  2. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): MAT involves the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders. Medications are prescribed to help manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and support long-term recovery. Examples of medications used in MAT include:
    – Methadone and Buprenorphine
    – Naltrexone
    – Acamprosate and Disulfiram
  3. Support Groups and Peer Support: Support groups provide a platform for individuals to connect with others who have gone through similar experiences. They offer understanding, encouragement, and a sense of community. Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) follow a 12-step approach, emphasizing personal responsibility, self-reflection, and support from peers in recovery.

The holistic approach to substance abuse treatment recognizes that addiction affects not only the physical aspect but also the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of an individual. It emphasizes the importance of treating the whole person rather than just focusing on the addiction itself. Here are key components of the holistic approach to substance abuse treatment:

Comprehensive Assessment: A thorough evaluation is conducted to assess not only the substance abuse but also the underlying factors contributing to addiction, such as mental health issues, trauma, or social environment. This helps in developing an individualized treatment plan.

Integrated Treatment: Holistic treatment incorporates a range of evidence-based therapies and modalities to address various aspects of addiction. This can include behavioral therapies, counseling, psychotherapy, mindfulness practices, and complementary therapies like yoga, meditation, art therapy, or acupuncture. The aim is to provide a well-rounded treatment approach that addresses the physical, psychological, and emotional aspects of addiction.

Mind-Body Connection: Recognizing the connection between the mind and body, the holistic approach emphasizes the importance of physical well-being in addiction recovery. This can involve promoting regular exercise, proper nutrition, and healthy sleep patterns. Physical activities and practices can help reduce stress, improve mood, and support overall wellness.

Emotional and Mental Health Support: Holistic treatment acknowledges the impact of emotional and mental health issues on addiction. Therapy sessions, including individual and group therapy, can help individuals explore and address underlying emotional issues, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and build resilience. This may involve techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), or trauma-focused therapy.

Spiritual and Meaningful Connection: The holistic approach recognizes the significance of spiritual well-being and the need for a sense of purpose in recovery. This can involve exploring one’s values, engaging in mindfulness practices, connecting with nature, or participating in activities that bring joy and meaning to life. It encourages individuals to find their own spiritual path or connect with a higher power if it aligns with their beliefs.

Supportive Environment: Creating a supportive and nurturing environment is essential for holistic treatment. This includes providing a safe space for individuals to express themselves, fostering a sense of community and belonging, and involving family members or loved ones in the recovery process. Peer support groups and aftercare planning can also play a significant role in maintaining long-term recovery.

The holistic approach recognizes that each individual is unique, and treatment should address their specific needs, strengths, and challenges. It aims to empower individuals to achieve holistic wellness, improve their overall quality of life, and sustain long-term recovery.