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Resources

This list is not exhaustive and is meant to serve as a resource guide. We do not recommend any one of these services over another. We do not accept money from or have financial investments with any of the following treatment services.

  1. Medi-Cal Fee for Service available at the San Diego Access and Crisis Line. A customer service individual will take your personal needs into account (i.e., budget, zip code, type of problem seeking treatment for) and make a recommendation for a treatment service/s. Call (800) 479-3339 for a referral.
  2. The UCSD Gifford Clinic provides outpatient medical, counseling and group therapy services. For more information call (619) 543-7795
  3. NAMI San Diego offers support groups for those affected by serious mental illnesses, presented by trained  facilitators who have “been there.” For more information visit https://namisandiego.org/
  4. North Park Behavioral Health Center supports patients in developing and completing personalized plans to reduce the negative impact of drugs and alcohol. They also offer a structured outpatient substance use disorder program. For more information, visit https://www.fhcsd.org/north-park-behavioral-health-center/
  5. DBSA offers in-person and online support groups for people living with a mood disorder as well as friends and family. For more information, visit https://www.dbsalliance.org/
  6. Specialty Behavioral Health. “At SBH, we believe that you deserve a specialist. Our staff limits their services to addressing specific behavioral health issues that match their areas of expertise. Our goal is to provide you with state-of-the art consultation and products that are supported by scientific research and our professional experience.” For more information visit: http://www.specialtybehavioralhealth.com/pdfs-new-clients
  7. California Smokers' Helpline: 1-800-NO-BUTTS. http://www.tobaccofreeca.com/
  8. SMART Recovery® offers free (donation-requested) face-to-face and online mutual help groups. SMART (Self-Management And Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. SMART is an alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.  For more information call (866) 951-5357 or go to http://www.smartrecovery.org/.
  9. Alcoholic Anonymous: "Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety." For more information call (619) 265-8762 or go to http://www.aasandiego.org/.
  10. Women for Sobriety is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions to help achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery. Go to http://www.womenforsobriety.org/.
  11. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A great resource for all things related to alcohol use problems: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/.
  12. Clinical trials search engine. Find clinical trials you may be interested in: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=alcohol+dependence&recr=Open
  13. Addiction recovery and treatment center. This is a great resource for out-patient clinical based care. https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/psych/clinic-based/addiction/pages/default.aspx