Program Components

AA Rehab
Written by: Dr. Kevin Murphy Medically Reviewed by: Dr. Leslie Sanders

A Unique Approach to Addiction Programs in San Diego

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Our San Diego alcohol and drug treatment center recognizes alcoholism and substance use disorder as profound diseases that can impair functioning, and over time, destroy the quality of life. It is our mission to provide an opportunity to find recovery while restoring balance and equipping with the tools necessary to live healthy and substance-free lives.

AToN Center stands apart from other luxury drug rehabs in our approach to our utilizing traditional drug addiction services. We use a combination of evidence-based therapies with holistic treatment plans to ensure that our residents receive healing from both Eastern and Western practices. Our integrated approach always includes providing our residents with the broadest scope of healing practices. This allows AToN Center to stand on the cutting edge of substance use treatment programs.

The AToN Center Experience

Not only do we strive to provide a mixture of Eastern and Western healing practices, at AToN Center, residents recieve a truly luxurious experience. All of our treatment options involve staying at one of our five homes on AToN Center’s secluded ten acre campus. While staying with us, residents are both guided and free to roam through the many pathways that connect our community, taking part in various different healing and luxury activities.

AToN Center strives to care for the mind and body by offering nutritious, organic cuisine and holistic services, which sets us apart as a private top-rated rehab in San Diego.



AToN Center uses particular professional addiction specialists for corresponding treatments. We do not use interns, psychological assistants, or unlicensed “professionals”. A family psychologist helps with family work, a health psychologist for biofeedback, a trauma psychologist for EMDR, and a chemical dependency counselor for relapse prevention. 

Examples of Daily CBT / Psychology Groups led by our licensed psychologist(s):

  • Untwisting thoughts, using thought records
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Managing emotions
  • Building motivation
  • Delay of gratification
  • Core beliefs
  • Assertive communication
  • Health in recovery
  • Grief and loss
  • Resolving trauma

Daily Recovery Study Group topics are presented and connected to Non-12 Step rehab (SMART Recovery®), 12 Step, and AToN Center philosophies of recovery. These topics can give knowledge and understanding of theory which is important to consolidation and integration of concepts. 

Examples of Daily Recovery Study Groups led by our certified advanced chemical dependency counselors:

  • Relapse prevention
  • Cross addictions
  • Cycles of addiction and stages of recovery
  • Spirituality in recovery
  • Managing cravings and triggers
  • Relationships in early recovery
  • Healing toxic shame
  • Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Goal Setting

Why People Love Us

The AToN Center has changed my life! From the amazing amenities, healthy food options, caring staff, and variety of treatment options, I can’t say more about how much I enjoyed my experience. They truly care about making a difference and helping someone get sober.

Charles Wilder

Choosing AToN Drug Rehab was the best decision I made. I learned about my depression and my addiction. I needed this – my family needed this. I hope I never have to send someone to a rehab but is I do – this is the only place I would send them.