Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program
Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program (formerly named McDonald Center) is nationally recognized for excellence in treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. The program provides a healing environment and a variety of programs that are designed to provide adults, adolescents and their families with the tools and support they need to rebuild their lives.
Help when you need it
Alcohol or chemical dependency can affect anyone at any age. Our clients come from all walks of life with varying backgrounds and circumstances. They may be someone who can no longer control their drinking or drug use. Maybe it’s a spouse who needs a drink to “relax,” a child whose anger is masking a drug problem, or a friend who makes too many excuses for her partner’s drinking. No one is immune, including people who may seem the least likely to develop a problem.
Scripps Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program Brochure (PDF, 1.79 MB)
Drug and alcohol recovery programs that work
Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program uses peer feedback and support to create a recovery program that helps patients understand substance abuse and addiction as a disease. The recovery process at Scripps is led by addiction recovery professionals who specialize in chemical dependency and encourage patients to regain control of their lives.
Our programs for adults and adolescents struggling with alcohol and drug abuse are guided by medical and psychological professionals who help patients get sober and stay sober. They focus on immediate goals, like containing addictive behaviors, while helping patients get their health and lives back on track. They also offer a wide array of tools to help maintain sobriety. Scripps staffs understand that successful recovery must include planning for healthful daily living.
Support for loved ones, too
Support for patients struggling with alcoholism or other forms of chemical dependency includes guidance and support for their family members and loved ones. Scripps staff recognizes that patients face a tough road. They will require understanding and encouragement along the way. Involving loved ones increases the chance for success in recovery.
Help for overcoming chemical dependency
Tyler is just one of thousands Scripps has helped.
Getting help for someone with a chemical dependency problem is critical. The consequences of alcohol or chemical dependency can be devastating: it can destroy relationships, homes, careers and lives. Fortunately, no one has to fight this battle alone. The caring and compassionate staff at the Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program is here to help.
Accessible, affordable alcohol and drug treatment
Located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program has set new standards of excellence in patient care. As a not-for-profit organization supported by generous community donations, Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program is among the most accessible and affordable in California. Our programs are covered by many managed care and other insurance plans.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla has been providing alcohol and drug treatment since 1979. In 1983, Marianne McDonald, Ph.D., donated $2 million to underwrite the design and construction of the building for the program.
Addiction education and community outreach
A counselor and interventionist from the Scripps drug and alcohol treatment program is available to provide educational opportunities for community and school outreach. If you would like to have someone speak to your organization or group about adult and adolescent drug and alcohol addiction, please call 1-800-382-4357.