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Lasting Recovery Outpatient Treatment Center

6046 Cornerstone Ct. W. Suite #113, San Diego, California, 92121
At Lasting Recovery, we believe that effective treatment for recovery from alcohol and drug addictions as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder, must be facilitated by a licensed and certified multidisciplinary team and include education, group therapy and wellness activities. Our methods of treatment include neurobiological, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, motivational, wellness programming and family systems perspectives. We encourage participation in community support while in treatment including twelve-step and other recovery groups. In addition we believe weekly random drug and alcohol screening, along with family education groups, and unlimited Aftercare, are essential for long term recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Psychological Testing
  • Weekend IOP Program
  • Partial Hospitalization Program


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
  • Intensive Outpatient

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

    JUDY SAALINGER, Ph.D., MFT, CASExecutive Director/Co-Founder
    Dr. Saalinger is a licensed marriage and family therapist and holds addiction counseling certification through the American Academy of Healthcare Providers. She is a respected advocate for individuals and families and has helped them heal and overcome the effects of addiction for over 30 years. Her book and curriculum, Fearless Change: Embrace the Choice to Reinvent Your Life, is an integral part of Lasting Recovery’s programs. As Executive Director, she personally assesses everyone who is interested in admitting to the program. She oversees the treatment staff and coordinates many of the clinical and administrative functions of the center.
    ARTHUR FARKAS, Ph.D., SAPClinical Director/Co-Founder
    Dr. Farkas is a licensed clinical psychologist and substance abuse professional. He served on the faculty of University of California San Diego Medical School and has authored/co-authored over 40 publications on addiction in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Farkas facilitates psychological testing for all of our clients, guides the development of Lasting Recovery’s program curriculum and oversees our continuous quality improvement.

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Set in a modern brick-and-glass building, Lasting Recovery Outpatient Treatment Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center in California’s Sorrento Valley, right outside of San Diego. The facility offers outpatient treatment for adults. Medical detox is not available on-site, however, medically assisted treatment (MAT) is offered.


According to the center’s website, Lasting Recovery’s treatment program is evidence-based and includes neurobiological, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, motivational, and holistic treatment options.

The center offers both an intensive outpatient (IOP) and a partial hospitalization (PHP) program. IOP treatment includes three to five morning sessions or three evenings sessions a week, in addition to a weekend program. PHP treatment is available for those who are facing more challenges in their quest to abstain or stay sober, and meets daily.

All clients attend seminars on topics such as addiction and relapse prevention, and are taught techniques to manage symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, and other conditions that could trigger a relapse. Lasting Recovery also offers group sessions and individualized treatment, which can include medical treatment, psychiatric services, and holistic therapies such as acupuncture and yoga.

While 12-step meetings are suggested as one option for support, other methods are also encouraged. Secular Life Ring support groups and Women for Sobriety support groups are held weekly at the facility.

Family therapy is provided weekly, and the facility conducts random drug testing. Free aftercare support groups are offered for one year to all clients who successfully complete one of Lasting Recovery’s programs.


Led by a medical director board-certified in both family medicine and psychiatry, the treatment team includes physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists, and alcohol and drug counselors, according to the center’s website.


Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni or affiliated friends or family members, however, reviews left on secondary reviews sites are positive.

The four people who left Google Reviews for Lasting Recovery at the time of this writing provided four out of five stars and left positive commentary.[1]

“This program and all the people who work for Lasting Recovery are amazing. I came to lasting recovery after 30-day inpatient rehab and this program help continue the growth I needed to stay sober,” David wrote on Google.


Seven loved ones left reviews on Yelp at the time of this writing, giving it 4.5 out of five stars,. The positive reviews were from alumni and loved ones, all of whom highly recommend the program and praised the staff for their knowledge and compassion.[2]

"Their holistic approach was just what my son needed to find himself and begin again,” Allyson, a parent, wrote in a representative review. “The staff truly care and listen and worked with the family and my well-being throughout his weeks in the program."


The one staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Lasting Recovery five out of five stars for every aspect of the program. The staff member would recommend the center, and described the staff as “dedicated and loving”

“It is a small, intimate and nurturing place,” the staff member wrote.

Carolyn, a Google reviewer and a former staff member, praised the facility’s founder. “The price is reasonable and I highly recommend her treatment facility for those concerned about confidentiality as it's in an anonymous office environment,” she wrote.


The facility accepts a number of private insurance plans, as well as TriCare and military insurance. The center is $290 a day for IOP, and $675 for PHP.

[1] https://goo.gl/oXqdpC
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/lasting-recovery-san-diego

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