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Drug Detox at its Finest

About San Diego Detox in California

Who Are We?

San Diego Detox is a full-service detoxification center located in San Diego. We provide around-the-clock, compassionate mental health care to all our clients. Our major levels of care include medical detox, sub-acute detox, and inpatient rehabilitation. We will also guide you toward the next steps of recovery through aftercare referrals.

Why Choose San Diego Detox?

Our team at San Diego Detox is made up of dedicated mental health professionals. Each member of our team chose this career path with the intent of aiding others, and we go above and beyond to help our clients every day. We provide our services in a supportive environment that promotes lasting recovery through compassion and comfort for all residents.

When you enter into San Diego Detox, you can rest assured that we are striving to make the healing process as efficient and enjoyable as possible. We believe in building a loving, ethical community, and we invite you to become part of it.

Concierge Like No Other

Whether you want us to pick you up from home or assist in travel arrangements, or if you have any special needs regarding receiving your treatment, you can rest assured that you will get top-tier concierge mental health treatment from our caring and professional staff. We provide nutritious meals from personal chefs, laundry services, case management, and communication with families and employers if requested by the client.

Get Your Life Back

Addiction takes over a person’s life, stripping them of the pleasures and connections they once enjoyed. It is a disheartening and isolating experience, and starting the road to recovery can feel daunting and, at times, even impossible. However, recovery is always possible, and we are here to help you recognize that truth.

San Diego Detox will help you regain control of your life and put your addiction in the past. This is not a journey you have to take alone; let us help you achieve a healthy and joyous lifestyle.

A Space Designed to Bring Out the Best in You

At San Diego Detox, we provide a beautiful and unique space where you or your loved one can be comfortable while receiving substance use dependence treatment. Our facility is located in a serene environment where our clients can focus on getting better and entering a new lifestyle free from addiction. Our community is built around trust and ethical healing.

Substances Treated

We provide individualized and private care so clients can safely move through the detoxification process and onto the next steps of recovery. Our staff is experienced in helping clients detox from a wide variety of substances, including but not limited to the following:
  • Alcohol
  • Xanax
  • Amphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
  • Alcohol
  • Xanax
  • Amphetamine
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Marijuana
  • Methadone
  • Oxycodone
We will help you through the detoxification process to rid your body of any addictive substance, and we can provide recommendations for continuous care so you achieve long-lasting recovery.

Attentive Dual Diagnosis

Having a co-occurring mental issue and substance dependency issues can create a perpetuating cycle. We know how to break that cycle and help you achieve long-term sobriety. San Diego Detox has certified mental health care providers that will help to effectively treat your unique condition. Here are the underlying mental health problems we treat as we help you achieve sobriety:
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Cutting Addiction
  • Kleptomania
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Cutting Addiction
  • Kleptomania
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Sex Addiction

The San Diego Detox Team

Every member of our team chose this line of work for one reason: to help others. We each felt drawn to this career path, and we feel fulfilled every day as we help clients overcome the challenges of addiction. You will see our staff’s dedication as we carry out our duties and go above and beyond in caring for our clients.

Our team members form a bond with every resident in our facility, and our goal is to have each client leave us fully recovered and ready to integrate back into a healthy lifestyle. Our team members are dedicated to their roles here, and each one knows that San Diego Detox is more than just a treatment facility. We are a community dedicated to your recovery process.

There are many options when it comes to addiction treatment, but those who work at San Diego Detox recognize the connection and dedication toward recovery here. Each member of our staff commutes for over thirty minutes each day because they are dedicated to our clients’ recovery process. We love working with each other, and we are committed to the success and well-being of our clients.
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Tommy Hathorn

Chief Executive Officer

Michele Hodelin

Clinical Director | LCSW

Steve Ackerman

Operations Director

Jessi Gibson

Operations Manager

Danielle Shega

Director of Nursing | BA, RN

Alison Litton

Director of Admissions and Compliance

Brittany Kuzminskiy

Intake Counselor | CADC II

Jessica Preciado

AOD Counselor

Keith Dahlberg

Executive Chef

drug detox in San Diego

Tommy Hathorn

Chief Executive Officer

Tommy wants to guide those struggling with addiction toward the life he believes they were meant to live. He does this by creating first-rate treatment programs for individuals from all walks of life including those others may have deemed hopeless. The quality of the recovery program is paramount; Tommy will not settle for second best. The programs he creates always have the long-term success of the client as the first priority. He achieves the success of the program by continually raising the bar of excellence. With years of experience as a CEO, Tommy has broadened his scope of work to include involvement in program licensing, credentialing, fundraising and culture development.

Michele Hodelin

Clinical Director | LCSW

Michele has been a licensed social worker for 31 years and has worked in Administrative Management for the last 20 years. She has been the Clinical Director in a free standing psychiatric hospital, an Intensive Outpatient facility for the dually diagnosed, a chemical dependency residential care treatment facility, and the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program in the New York State Department of Corrections. Michele was born and raised in New York, moved to St. Petersburg, Florida where she resided with her family for 15 years, and made the move to sunny California in 2018 traveling across the country with her husband, their son, her two cats, and her dog. Michele graduated with honors from Dominican University with her bachelors degree in Social Work where her research project was replicated in Rockland County, New York that addressed the impact of alcoholism on child abuse and neglect after interning at Rockland County Child Protective Services. She graduated with Honors from Fordham University Advanced Standing Masters Degree Program where she earned her masters degree in clinical social work. Michele’s passion has always been working with the chemically dependent population and her favorite thing is to provide lectures on the Disease Concept of Chemical Dependency and Step One. She has strong faith in her Higher Power and a deep seated spirituality. Her care, compassion, and dedication to the population she serves coupled with her sense of humor and her ability to “break it down” in a way the clients can relate allows her to make connections easily. While she strives to provide the clients with the best possible footing to go out and “slay their monster” into remission, she understands that relapse happens and she welcomes them back with open arms in a nonjudgmental manner. Michele believes in the resiliency of the human spirit, the love of the recovery community, and the blessings of sobriety.
Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Operations Director

Steve has been working in the recovery field since 2015 and thrives in the fast-paced environment of addiction treatment. He is passionate about recovery and helping others to find a new way of living. Steve’s unique background gives him the opportunity to hone in on a client’s potential and help to provide a positive treatment experience.

Jessi Gibson

Operations Manager

Jessi has worked in behavioral health for over four years. She began her journey in Business Development and Admissions, then moved to Operations where she found her passion in the industry. Jessi works directly with our Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs) to develop a positive culture at San Diego Detox. She also works closely with our clients on the milieu floor daily to help them build a solid foundation for their recovery. She is passionate about developing strong teams to support our clients.

Danielle Shega

Director of Nursing | BA, RN

Danielle is a San Diego local and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications as well as an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She has been working as an RN since 2012 in a variety of medical fields including plasma, home care, and has most recently found her calling in substance use disorder treatment. Danielle is passionate about saving lives, helping others, and making a difference in the community. Her strong work ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills makes her a valuable team leader.

Alison Litton

Director of Admissions and Compliance

Alison has worked in the recovery field for over 10 years in a variety of positions and has found her passion in treatment administration. Her extensive treatment experience has given her an in-depth insight into regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, and performance improvement. Alison is on the front line at San Diego Detox and is committed to making the intake experience as smooth as possible. She is a valued member of the San Diego Detox team and her commitment and dedication have been essential to our growth and success.

Brittany Kuzminskiy

Intake Counselor | CADC II

Brittany is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor with over 7 years of experience working in various roles and settings in the treatment field. Her passion is to give back the gift of recovery and to help others learn to utilize their hardships as a means to finding a pathway to peace. Brittany empowers individuals by providing them with the knowledge, support, and guidance necessary for a positive treatment outcome. Her skill and experience help those struggling, find the courage and faith to embrace the treatment process and rediscover themselves as strong, capable, sober individuals. Brittany helps clients recognize the benefits of continued treatment necessary to build a solid foundation and new sober lifestyle.

Jessica Preciado

AOD Counselor

Jessica received her RADT certification and completed the AOD program at Palomar College. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Being surrounded by family members that struggle with addiction has taught Jessica that getting through addiction is a difficult process. Jessica has a strong desire to help people with their recovery process and strives to create a supportive space for each individual. Her strong sense of empathy and willingness to help others that struggle with addiction encourages Jessica to continue investing in her client’s recovery.

Keith Dahlberg

Executive Chef

Keith struggled with his addiction for over 30 years and began his recovery journey in 2020. He retired from the medical field to pursue his passion for the culinary arts. As the Executive Chef, Keith uses the nutritional knowledge he gained as an RN to prepare a well-balanced and nutritious menu with the client’s individual needs in mind. He strongly believes in holistic healing and is mindful of the part nutrition plays in the spectrum of physical, emotional, and mental healing.