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San Diego CaliforniaSharp McDonald Center Review

Located in San Diego, California, as part of the Sharp HealthCare network, the Sharp McDonald Center chemical dependency treatment center was established in 1963. Sharp McDonald Center offers an outpatient program and a residential program—both equipped to provide dual diagnosis support for those who have mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, along with addiction. Clients have access to numerous community resources as well as the natural beauty of the Southern California city.

Accommodations and Food 

The residential program is intended for individuals who have already undergone detox and are eligible for treatment. The large facility houses two residents of the same gender per room. Each client gets his or her own bed, dresser and bedside table. There is a communal bathroom and showers for the women and one for the men. There are recreation rooms with computers and cable TVs, a fully laundry facility and a fully equipped kitchen. Meals are served cafeteria-style and most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Sharp McDonald Center starts with an initial assessment to create an individualized treatment plan. All programs include individual and group therapy, family therapy, recovery coaching, continuous assessment and medical evaluations. Issue specific CBT-based support groups include topics such as: trauma-informed care, anger management, mental illness and substance use education, relapse prevention, spirituality, life skills. Medication management is also provided if necessary.

For residential clients, treatment groups are held twice a day five days a week and individual therapy takes place weekly. The outpatient program schedule is exactly same as the inpatient program, except clients do not live at the facility and do not have access to 24/7 medical care. In addition to the common addiction therapies stated above, Sharp McDonald Center also helps clients to incorporate holistic treatments like acupuncture and chiropractic care if they so desire. The staff at Sharp McDonald Center consists of physicians, nurses and CADCs.


In addition to the comprehensive substance abuse treatment program, Sharp McDonald Center also offers a variety of other community support and aftercare services to their clients. Other services include: an arts for healing program, a continuing care program, a family education and counseling program and a team of trained interventionists.

In Summary

Sharp McDonald Center is a fully comprehensive program that focuses on treating problems associated with chemical dependency via individualized treatment planning. Additionally, the benefit of being part of the expansive Sharp HealthCare network, offers clients an opportunity to benefit from referrals to the other Sharp programs. This is an excellent choice for those seeking treatment in the San Diego area.

Sharp McDonald Center Location

7989 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111

Sharp McDonald Center Cost

Sliding scale. Reach Sharp McDonald Center by phone at (858) 637-6920 or by email. Find Sharp McDonald Center on Facebook

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