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DOCTOR DELIVERS THANKSGIVING TLC

Article | By Karla Peterson Originally Published in U-T San Diego | November 11, 2014 Dr. Sean Daneshmand of Miracle Babies is taking time out from helping families with critically ill newborns to organize, prepare and serve a Thanksgiving dinner to the women of the Kiva recovery program at the McAlister Institute. As an obstetrician specializing in high-risk [...]

RECOVERY CENTER WORKS TO COMBAT TEEN DRUG ABUSE IN RAMONA

McAlister’s North Rural Teen Recovery Center in Ramona offers free initial drug testing and help for teenagers using controlled substances. From left, psychologist Amanda Cohen, program manager Alex Serna, and treatment counselor Heather Dixon stand in a room where small groups of teens meet in the outpatient program. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard As law enforcement battles [...]

FREE INITIAL DRUG TEST FOR TEENS NOW AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO

San Diego, CA – The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has funded a new service to help combat one of San Diego’s largest and most dangerous public health problems: teen drug abuse. The service, administered by three partnering agencies – McAlister Institute, Mental Health Systems, and Phoenix House – will provide a [...]

RETURNING THE GIFT OF SOBRIETY

Making a Difference Feature on Mike Franz | By Karla Peterson Originally Published in San Diego’s U-T | June 24, 2013 Like many addicts, Mike Franz remembers when he hit bottom. It was the summer of 1984, and he was a homeless junkie sleeping in the bushes next to the El Cajon courthouse. Those were [...]