addiction treatment

Campus and Programs

Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD)’s main campus is a 224 bed state-licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with funding from the Veterans Administration (VA) and San Diego County Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) program.

Grants Per Diem (GPD): Residential Clinical Treatment Program provides services to veterans with specific diagnosis related to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and/or mental health diagnosis who are experiencing homelessness. Homeless veterans in our clinical treatment model participate in a wide variety of services and take part in one of four tracks: 1.) Combat PSTD; 2.) Co-Occuring Issues; 3.) Chronic Relapse; 4.) Recovery Stabilization. 

Drug Medi-Cal (DMC): A 24-hour non-medical residential Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment, recovery and ancillary service program for homeless adults aged 18 years and above with substance use issues, including co-occuring mental health disorders. The DMC program provides American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) care at level 3.1 and 3.5.

Areas of Specialty and integrated services

Treatment programs utilize evidence-based practices (EBPs) for all clients.

Areas of Specialty: 

  • Combat
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Chronic Relapse

Integrated Services:

  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessments
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Alcohol and drug education and counseling
  • Complimentary alternative therapies 

Behavioral Health and Wellness

Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) was one of the first programs in the United States to recognize the need to treat both substance use disorders and the underlying emotional and behavioral issues that contribute to substance use. Veterans accepted into our rehabilitation programs are assigned their own licensed therapist or mental health intern. Together they complete an Individualized Comprehensive Clinical Assessment to identify specific rehabilitation needs and individual concerns. Ongoing counseling after the initial assessment is available to address these individual treatment concerns. Supportive counseling includes individual and group sessions with couple and family sessions available once the veteran has stabilized in rehabilitation. VVSD also provides continued supportive aftercare counseling once the veteran completes the program to assist with making the transition into the community.

Evidence-Based Practices provided:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Prolonged Exposure (PE)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Interventions

Complimentary Alternative Therapies provided: 

  • Equine and Pet-Assisted Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Organic Gardening
  • Outdoor activities (running, hiking, surfing, ect.)
  • Music Recovery Program
  • Yoga