Health Services

Mental Health & Substance Abuse


The Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) of the Naval Medical Center San Diego provides screening, preventive, and Dual Diagnosis rehabilitative services for substance abuse / dependence. We offer IMPACT (level .5), Level 1 treatment, Level 2 Intensive Outpatient, Level 3 Dual Diagnosis Residential treatment, and Continuing Care.

Outpatient Treatment (Level 1): A two-week program designed primarily for patients diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder, mild. Treatment involves participation in small and large group counseling, workshops and task groups, self-help/12-Step meetings, and access to the Navy MORE online support program. During treatment, counselors and providers assist the patient with the development of a responsible drinking plan, as well as providing information on healthy alternatives to alcohol use, to follow after completion of a 90 day abstinence period post end of treatment. To decrease risk of relapse or exacerbation of an alcohol use disorder, SARP outpatient treatment requires all patients to complete a 90 day abstinence period upon treatment completion. Patients diagnosed with any other illegal substance use disorder, such as cannabis use disorder, mild, will be recommended long-term abstinence.
 
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Level 2.5): A four-week program designed for patients primarily diagnosed with Alcohol Use Disorder, moderate and/or are determined to be in need of an abstinence based treatment program.  Patients will be in treatment for 8 hour days throughout the four week program.  Patients coming from out of the area will be required to arrange berthing at a local BEQ.  Treatment involves participation in small and large group counseling, workshops and task groups, physical fitness and self-help/12-Step meetings, and access to the Navy MORE online support program. To decrease risk of relapse or exacerbation of an alcohol use disorder, SARP intensive outpatient treatment requires all patients to complete a 12 month abstinence period through enrollment into the Continuing Care program upon treatment completion. Patients diagnosed with any other illegal substance use disorder, such as cannabis use disorder, moderate, will be recommended long-term abstinence.
 
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