McAlister Institute offers 25 programs that represent a complete continuum of care for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. From pregnant women and troubled teens to ex-offenders, homeless men, monolingual Spanish speakers, and co-occurring individuals, each program is built on more than 35 years of experience in alcohol and other drug services and has been tailored to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities that have been affected by substance abuse. To learn more about our programs or services across San Diego County and Napa County, please click on the program category below, or call (619) 442-0277.


  • Regional Recovery Centers
    McAlister Institute's regional recovery centers are outpatient programs for adults struggling with substance abuse and other drug-related problems, including co-occurring mental health issues. Wraparound services include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management and care coordination, mental health counseling, vocational training, re-entry assistance, ongoing recovery support services, and extensive linkages to community resources. A sliding fee scale is utilized to ensure no one is denied services due to inability to pay.

    Outpatient centers are located throughout San Diego County:

    South Bay Regional Recovery Center (SBRRC)
    1180 Third Avenue, Suite C3
    Chula Vista, CA 91911
    Phone: 619-691-8164

    East County Regional Recovery Center (ECRRC)
    1365 N. Johnson Avenue, Suite 111
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    Phone: 619-440-4801
    To reach PC 1000 East: 619-440-4801 x121

    North Coastal Regional Recovery Center (NCRRC)
    2821 Oceanside Boulevard
    Oceanside, CA 92054
    Phone: 760-721-2781

    North Inland Women and Adolescent Recovery Center (NIWARC)*
    751 Rancheros Drive, Suite 5
    San Marcos, CA 92069
    Phone: 760-761-0515

    South Bay Women's Recovery Center (SBWRC)*
    2414 Hoover Avenue, Suite C
    National City, CA 91950
    Phone: 619-336-1226

    *Specifically designed for women - offers on-site, co-op childcare and parenting classes.

  • East County Adult Detox - Residential Detox
    East County Adult Detox is located in Lemon Grove and provides short-term, non-medical residential detoxification for men and women experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs. Over the course of 5 to 14 days, clients live in a safe, supportive environment and receive assessment, alcohol and drug education, treatment planning, an introduction to 12-Step recovery, and community referrals. Fees are based on a sliding scale. 
    Contact: 619-442-0277

    Perinatal Detox - Residential Detox
    Perinatal Detox is a short-term, non-medical residential program specifically designed to help pregnant women detox from alcohol and other drugs in a safe and supportive environment. This program is proud to report 100% drug-free births, and many women go on to receive further treatment and ongoing support at Kiva.
    Contact: 619-465-7303

    Kiva Learning Center for Women and Children - Residential Treatment
    Kiva is a long-term residential treatment program for women, with and without children, who are seeking help for alcohol and other drug addiction. Over the course of approximately four to six months, clients receive supportive housing, treatment planning, parenting classes (and access to on-site child care), educational workshops, mental health counseling, domestic violence assistance, vocational training, recovery support services, and extensive linkages to community resources.
    Contact: 619-465-7303

    New Connections - Residential Treatment
    New Connections is a short-term (30-, 60-, or 90-day) residential program that offers treatment and intensive case management to assist parolees, ex-offenders, and other criminal justice clients who are in danger of ongoing drug and alcohol abuse. Services are designed to help clients overcome re-entry barriers through assessment, individual and group counseling, treatment planning, vocational training, community referrals, and other support services.
    Contact: 619-465-7303

    McAlister Institute Residential Program - Residential Treatment and Detox
    Napa County's only residential, non-medical substance abuse treatment program for adult men and women. Over the course of a 30-, 60-, or 90-day stay, clients receive assessment, individual and group counseling, vocational training, health education, and life skills workshops. Five- to 10-day non-medical residential detox is also available.
    Contact: 707-257-1460

  • Teen Recovery Centers
    McAlister Institute Teen Recovery Centers (TRCs) provide substance abuse treatment, recovery, and education for adolescents who are using, misusing, or abusing alcohol and/or other drugs. Each program accommodates teens' school schedules, offering after-school treatment, individual and group counseling, and structured recovery activities to help teens develop the tools they need to stay alcohol- and drug-free. Programs are conveniently located for easy access and now offer satellite locations at schools throughout the County.

    East Teen Recovery Center (ETRC)
    550 Fesler Street, Suite G1
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    Phone: 619-588-5361
    Satellite location also available in La Mesa

    North Central Teen Recovery Center (NCTRC)

    7625 Mesa College Drive, Suite 115b
    San Diego, CA 92111
    Phone: 858-277-4633

    North Coastal Teen Recovery Center
    3923 Waring Road, Suite D
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    Phone: 760-726-4451

    New Hope Teen Recovery Center*
    1212 South 43rd Street
    San Diego, CA 92113
    Phone: 619-263-1790

    South Teen Recovery Center
    629 Third Avenue, Suite C
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    Phone: 619-691-1045
    Satellite location also available in San Ysidro

    *New Hope Teen Recovery Center serves pregnant and parenting adolescent females, ages 12 through 17 and their minor dependent children


  • Adolescent Group Homes
    McAlister Institute offers three gender-specific homes where substance abusing teens can seek up to 21 days of non-medical, residential detox. While in the program, adolescents participate in assessments, individual counseling, structured recovery activities, group education, and self-help groups. Locations are kept confidential, so please call our Adolescent Intake Coordinator to learn more information or to schedule an intake: 619-442-0277 x147.

  • Safe Housing - Supportive Housing
    Safe Housing is a small residential home for women who have been referred by Child Welfare Services (CWS) and Child Protective Services (CPS) while they are in the process of reunifying with their children. An on-site, live-in manager helps offer a clean, safe, and supervised environment for women and children as they take the next steps toward living independently in the community.
    Contact: Natalie Richardson, 619-440-4801 x108

  • Corporate Solutions
    McAlister Institute also promotes drug-free schools and workplaces by providing SAMHSA-certified drug testing services to private and public schools, athletic programs, companies, law enforcement agencies, and other interested organizations. For more information, please visit our Corporate Solutions page, or call 619-442-0277 x106. To learn more about our free initial drug test for teens, please visit

Funded in part by the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

1400 North Johnson Avenue, Suite 101
El Cajon, CA 92020

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