San Dieguito Alliance For Drug Free Youth
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San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth

PO Box 2448
Del Mar, CA 92014

Adolescent Treatment and Recovery

Parent and Adolescent Support Groups

Phoenix House Carlsbad
Teen Recovery Center announces a new Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers who have an adolescent dealing with substance abuse/recovery. Beginning Thursday, May 7, meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6-7:30pm at the Phoenix House Recovery Center, 785 Grand Avenue, Suite 220, Carlsbad. For more information, call 760-729-2830.

Supporting Adolescents and Families in Recovery
San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena
(619) 668-4250

SAFIR, a chemical dependency support group, provides intervention services for adolescents experiencing substance abuse and their families. They support, educate and assist teens and families by offering resource information and by working through emotional and family related issues. SAFIR is an ongoing support program which is available for as long as is needed by the family.


12 Step Programs in San Diego

Alcoholics Anonymous San Diego (619) 265-8762
Alateen-Alanon San Diego (619) 296-2666
Narcotics Anonymous San Diego (800) 479-0062
Marijuana Anonymous San Diego

Alcohol and Marijuana self assessment surveys are available online at and


Adolescent Treatment Programs in the San Diego Region

Phoenix House (non residential)
785 Grand Avenue, Suite 220
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-2830

Phoenix House offers substance abuse outpatient day treatment for teens, youth support groups and multi family groups. They also offer short and long term residential programs in East County.

Scripps Student Assistance Program (non residential)
9896 Genessee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 626-4403

The Student Assistance program is a twelve week intensive outpatient program for adolescent and pre-adolescent substance abuse treatment. It is provided at the Scripps McDonald Center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla.

McAlister Institute
North Coastal Teen Recover Center

3921 Oceanside Blvd., Suite A
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 726-4451

North Coastal Teen Recovery Center provides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and education including assessment and referral and are court and probation approved. They also offer treatment groups, one to one counseling and intensive day treatment.

Mental Health Systems Teen Recovery Center (non residential)
150 Valpreda Road, Suite 105
San Marcos CA 92069
(760) 744-3672

McAlister Institute Adolescent Group Homes (residential)
(760) 806-1495


Alcohol and Drug Screening

Alcohol and Drug Screening Lab
Aurora Behavioral Health Care
11878 Avenue of Industry
San Diego 92128
(858) 675-4228 or (888) 565-4228

Aurora Behavioral Health Care/San Diego tests children and adolescents, and provides families with immediate answers for current crisis. The hours of operation are 9:00am to 9:00pm. They use an Urine Drug Screening with results within 5 minutes of screening. The fee is $12.00 (positive screens can be sent to an off-site lab for verification for an additional $12.00). They screen for Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Morphine, and Benzodiazipines.

Drug Testing Network
958 Postal Way, Suite 6-B
Vista, CA 92083

Drug Testing Network is a nationally recognized leader in drug testing for families concerned with teen drug abuse. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They offer Instant Home Drug Tests which can be ordered through their website and they also do Follicle Drug Testing.

Access Health Facilities
616 Stevens
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Access Healthcare is open for drug testing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-12 and 2-5 and Thursday 2pm - 7. They are not open on Tuesday.