Bridges Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

According to a recent report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 23 million Americans need treatment for problems related to alcohol or drugs. Only about 2.5 million of that number will make it into treatment. The Bridges Adult Intensive Outpatient Program offers a convenient outpatient option to receive help that is often desperately needed. Our program is designed for adults seeking to make the personal changes necessary to live a clean and sober productive life.

Recovery services are structured to provide men and women with counseling and support components offered several evenings per week. This enables clients to continue with day time work, training or school schedules. The program is a minimum of eight (8) weeks in length and depends upon actual client need.

Bridges Adult Intensive Outpatient Services:
  • Initial diagnostic assessment
  • Case management services
  • Individualized recovery plan
  • Individual, group & family counseling
  • Recovery education
  • Gender specific groups
  • Aftercare support group
Professional Staff

Our staff is comprised of skilled and caring certified counselors, therapists and a consulting psychiatrist with specialty training and experience in the field of chemical dependency and addiction treatment.

For More Information or Referral

Our facility is located in La Mesa, just minutes off Interstate 8.

Please call 858.514.5101 or 858.518.2192 for more information or email:

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility is open to adults 18 and over with a strong desire to make serious personal improvements necessary for ongoing recovery. Fees are charged for services per treatment day or service basis.

Most major health insurance plans such as CIGNA, United Behavioral Health, Optum Health, Magellan Health, Anthem Blue Cross and Drug MediCal are accepted. Trained staff will assist you in determining the exact coverage from your plan. Drug MediCal is provided under contract with the County of San Diego, Behavioral Health Services.

Client Story

Hi my name is Shaval, I came to Bridges after decades of struggling with cocaine and other drugs, and experiencing legal problems, consistent trouble with family and relationships and very unstable living situations. While I have had periods of sobriety over the last 30 years, I’ve been unable to maintain long term recovery. When I came to the Bridges program, I was financially struggling, had recently lost my mom and my job, and saw how my use was affecting my significant other and my children. I was ready to get help.

Today, I have been sober for almost nine months by committing to my recovery. I attended group at Bridges for over eight months and just graduated from the program, and have also been meeting with my sponsor and going to 12-step meetings. I hope to work the steps with my sponsor soon to feel some relief from the baggage of my past. My family is thrilled with my recovery—they just want me to get better because they care a lot about me, and they love me. I now know that I don’t have to pick up if my day doesn’t go as expected. I now have new coping skills and have learned that using won’t make things better. The help that I’ve got by attending Bridges and the support they give has been so helpful and I know the door is always open if I need anything. I’m excited for my future with my family and to achieve the goals that I’ve set out for myself, perhaps finishing my studies to be an AOD counselor or perhaps a CNA