The Way Back — San Diego

Helping men find the way back to their authentic selves

The Way Back is a 24-bed residential alcohol and drug treatment program for men. Our program is designed to pave the way for men to achieve long-term recovery.

Multifaceted program

To achieve and sustain long-term healing from substance use and co-occurring disorders

We know that men dealing with addiction and mental health disorders can benefit from a plan that is specifically designed for them.

Throughout the treatment process, men are prepared to overcome challenges and respond to life with healthy coping skills and positive behaviors.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Focus on the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and how maladaptive thoughts/coping skills has led to unhealthy behaviors. By learning how to identify and address these thought distortions, one’s emotions will inherently change which will therefore cause a different behavior. Likewise, being able to identify and process internalized belief’s that have caused dysfunction throughout life, and how to reassess these beliefs will lead to healthier ways to think.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Focuses on the dialectic between acceptance AND change. DBT helps individuals manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationship. This is achieved by learning how to obtain and maintain balance through incorporating mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Motivational Interviewing

A directive and person-centered approach designed to address ambivalence to change, centered on creating a therapeutic partnership, compassion, acceptance, and evocation. Together with the stages of change, individuals can establish personalized reasons why they want to change, and strategies of how to create that change.

Narrative Therapy

Derived from social construction and explores the individual’s story, examining and discovering times where the “problem” has not affected the person, building a strength-based identity where the next chapter in life can be written according to that individual person.  Growth and change are obtained by redefining one’s own perspective and perception, allowing each and every experience in life to be valuable and meaningful experience.

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You Are
Not Alone

As you move along in your recovery, understand that you are not alone. In addition to the trained and professional staff that will be by your side you will also be traveling through this process with others in recovery. Peers who understand and who can relate to you and what you are going through.

You can contact us by phone to start the intake process, or by contacting us here through our website if you have questions. We are not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. 

We accept and work with Medi-Cal insurance.