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La Jolla CaliforniaThe Basics

Based in San Diego, California, Practical Recovery provides both residential treatment and a variety of outpatient services for adolescents and adults struggling with addiction. Those seeking residential care are treated in San Diego. At the La Jolla facility, clients can enroll in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), an Intensive Individual Outpatient Program (IIOP) and basic outpatient care with individual therapy sessions led by addiction professionals who combine the use of evidence-based techniques with holistic therapies. As a non-12-step recovery program, Practical Recovery encourages participation in the SMART recovery program to support treatment.

Treatment and Staff

Before beginning treatment at Practical Recovery, clients must complete an assessment to determine an appropriate level of care. Clinicians work with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that determines frequency of sessions and duration of treatment. Individuals in need of detox can combine these services with outpatient therapy. Medication management is also available for those struggling with co-occurring disorders.

For basic outpatient treatment, adolescents and adults struggling with addiction can schedule individual therapy sessions as-needed. Clients seeking a more intensive recovery experience that focuses on individual treatment can enroll in the IIOP which provides one-on-one sessions up to 15 times per week. Typically, sessions last 60- to 90-minutes and during this time, counselors address issues such as alcohol and drug use, sex, food, gambling and internet addictions along with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, self-esteem and relationship issues. Family members are encouraged to participate in the recovery process by scheduling family therapy sessions on an as-needed basis. Treatment for adolescents has a particularly strong focus on parent participation with at least one family therapy session scheduled each week.

The IOP track is catered to adults interested in a combination of group, individual and family therapy sessions. Groups are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon. Aside from groups, clients can choose to schedule two individual therapy sessions a week or one individual and one family therapy session for a total of 11 hours of treatment each week. The groups are led by licensed psychologists who teach clients the tools needed to live healthy and sober lives. Other issues discussed include co-occurring disorders, the disease of addiction and coping skills. Additionally, SMART Recovery meetings are held on-site every day of the week except Sunday and all clients are highly encouraged to attend a few meetings a week.

Staff members include psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, LADCs and a hypnotherapist. Treatment techniques include CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Contingency Management, EDMR and holistic therapies.


Aftercare services consist of alumni groups focused on relapse prevention. Groups are held every Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 am. These groups are available at no extra cost to current and past clients.

All clients are offered somatic experiencing and hypnotherapy as a supplement to evidence-based techniques. These services are facilitated by certified professionals that offer individual sessions as needed. Additional holistic practices include mindfulness, yoga, meditation, sand tray therapy, guided imagery, bodywork, dream work and energy work.


Practical Recovery Outpatient Services is a comprehensive outpatient facility treating co-occurring disorders and substance abuse addiction through a combination of techniques aimed at healing each individual as a whole. Program options are available in a range of intensities and clients can step down from one track to another as they progress in recovery. Practical Recovery is ideal for those seeking an affordable and flexible program that incorporates evidence-based and holistic methods aimed at treating the body, mind and spirit.

Practical Recovery: Outpatient
8950 Villa La Jolla Dr. Ste. B214
La Jolla, CA

Practical Recovery Outpatient Services Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Practical Recovery: Outpatient at (858) 546-110 or by email. Find Practical Recovery: Outpatient on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube

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