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.

Luana Araujo

FAQ About Our Treatment Programs

At AToN Center, we are proud to offer only the highest quality inpatient services for substance use disorder (also commonly known as substance abuse or addiction). This means we offer full on-site detox services and residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Though we currently do not offer outpatient services, our team is more than happy to help residents and their families locate and transition into step-down programs that are either local to San Diego or where you’re coming from.

AToN Center focuses our treatment programs on people and families struggling with substance use disorder primarily. That said, we know that often times there is a mental health issue present in cases of substance use disorder.

That is why we offer our dual diagnosis (otherwise known as co-occurring disorder) treatment program. This program allows us to utilize our Eastern and Western treatment practices to help residents overcome overlapping cases of substance use disorder and mental health disorders.

While we believe AToN Center to truly be the best treatment center for substance use disorder in San Diego, we cannot guarantee that there is always space at our residencies, nor do we offer all levels of treatment.

Our team will try their absolute best to make sure that you or your loved one have every opportunity to join our community. If for whatever reason, AToN Center doesn’t end up being your best option, our expert team will work with you to determine what your best options are moving forward with treatment.

Aside from the spacious, remote community that AToN Center offers, San Diego is known for its laid-back, friendly culture, which creates a welcoming environment for people in recovery. This can help residents feel more comfortable and supported as they work to overcome their substance use disorder.

San Diego is also home to many beautiful parks, beaches, and other outdoor spaces, which can provide a healthy and enjoyable outlet for people in recovery. Outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and yoga can also help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Seeking Treatment in San Diego, CA

Our rehab services and treatment planning reflect our commitment to the truly individualized care of the resident and their family. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, AToN Center want to help.

Reach out today to be connected with a member of our admissions team. We can help walk you through our admissions process and make sure that coming to the AToN Center would be beneficial for you or your loved one.

Our team can help you with any insurance questions you might have and get you set up so you or your loved one could be a part of our welcoming community within a matter of days.