- Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Individuals dependent on, abusing or addicted to alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, narcotics, tranquilizers or prescription medications and other mind-altering chemicals are accepted for evaluation and treatment at Aurora San Diego. The Chemical Dependency Program offers medically monitored hospital inpatient detoxification and treatment in a supervised setting.
An integrated Treatment Team approach provides a structured framework in which the patient’s progress is monitored. The treatment team may typically be comprised of an psychiatrists/addictionologist, internist, psychologist, family therapist, chemical dependency counselor, psychiatric nurses, dietitian, occupational and recreational therapists and multidisciplinary specialists in chemical dependency.
The following items are considered to be potentially dangerous and are therefore not allowed on patient units. If a patient or visitor brings them in, they will be kept and stored until discharge: Alcohol or any drug related paraphernalia, sharp objects such as razors, scissors, glass bottles, mirrors, picture frames, needles, pins, aluminum cans, spiral notebooks, keys, makeup pencil sharpeners, paper clips, hair clips, underwire bras, and any other item with sharp edges or which can be broken to create sharp edges, shoe laces, belts, panty hose, rope, head bands, ace bandages, clothing with draw strings or long ties, matches and lighters, aerosol cans or fireworks of any kind, personal televisions, stereos, video games, CD players/recorders, boom boxes, computers, palm pilots, pagers, cell phones, any item with an electrical cord, etc., magazines, books, pictures or clothing items depicting drug or alcohol use, violence, racism, gangs, sexual situations or activities, Satanism or otherwise potentially offensive material, cameras, camcorders or any type of audio or visual recording device, weapons of any kind, candles or incense, plastic bags, medications of any kind, and any other item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by the clinical staff.