McAlister Institute offers 24 programs that represent a complete continuum of care for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Each program is built on more than 40 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. At this time, most programs accept Medi-Cal and are also able to assist individuals who are Medi-Cal-eligible. To learn more about our programs, admission criteria, and intake processes, please click on the program category below, and contact the program that best suits your needs. You may also call (619) 442-0277 to be connected, or you may contact the Access and Crisis Line 24/7 by dialing (888) 724-7240.
Regional Recovery Centers
McAlister Institute’s regional recovery centers are outpatient programs for adults over the age of 18 who are impacted by substance use and other drug-related issues, including co-occurring mental health issues. Wraparound services include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, case management and care coordination, mental health services, vocational support, re-entry assistance, housing assistance, extensive linkages to community resources, and aftercare recovery services.
Outpatient centers are located throughout San Diego County:
East County Regional Recovery Center (ECRRC)
1365 N. Johnson Avenue, Suite 111
El Cajon, CA 92020
To reach PC 1000 East: 619-440-4801 x1209
North Central Women’s Recovery Center (NCWRC)*
8665 Gibbs Avenue, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92123
North Coastal Regional Recovery Center (NCRRC)
1211 West Vista Way, Building C
Vista, CA 92083
1701 Mission Avenue, Suite 310
Oceanside, CA 92058
North Inland Regional Recovery Center (NIRRC)
200 East Washington Avenue, Suite 100
Escondido, CA 92025
North Inland Women and Adolescent Recovery Center (NIWARC)*
751 Rancheros Drive, Suite 5
San Marcos, CA 92069
South Bay Regional Recovery Center (SBRRC)
1180 Third Avenue, Suite C3
Chula Vista, CA 91911
South Bay Women’s Recovery Center (SBWRC)*
2414 Hoover Avenue, Suite C
National City, CA 91950
*Specifically designed for women – offers on-site, co-op childcare and parenting classes.
Kiva Learning Center for Women and Children
Kiva is a residential treatment program for women, with and without children, who are seeking help for alcohol and other drug addiction. Over the course of approximately 90 days, clients live in a supportive, structured environment and participate in treatment planning, individual and group counseling, parenting classes (and access to on-site child care), educational workshops, mental health services, domestic violence support, vocational training, and extensive linkages to community resources.
New Connections is a residential program specially tailored to address the needs of individuals with justice involvement. 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.
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 2 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, including linkages to medication assisted treatment (MAT).
Kiva Women’s Detox
Kiva Detox is a short-term, non-medical residential program specifically designed to help women detox from alcohol and other drugs in a safe and supportive environment. This program is proud to report 100% drug-free births for pregnant and parenting women, and many women go on to receive further residential treatment, including services at our co-located Kiva program.
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 locations at schools throughout the County.
East Teen Recovery Center (ETRC)
550 Fesler Street, Suite G1
El Cajon, CA 92020
Satellite location also available in La Mesa
North Central Teen Recovery Center (NCTRC)
7625 Mesa College Drive, Suite 115b
San Diego, CA 92111
North Coastal Teen Recovery Center
3921 Waring Road, Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92056
South Teen Recovery Center
629 Third Avenue, Suite C
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Adolescent Group Homes
McAlister Institute offers two gender-specific homes where substance abusing teens can seek up to 30 days of residential treatment. 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 x1018.
SAFE Housing – Supportive Housing
SAFE Housing is a small residential home for women who have been referred by Child Welfare Services (CWS) 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 their children as they take the next steps toward living independently in the community. Please contact 619-440-4801 x1221