The Heartland House residential treatment program is organized to focus on the specific needs of the individual, supporting person centered treatment and progress in treatment. Each man learns more about the disease of addiction and explores new ways of solving problems without using drugs or alcohol. The focus is on changing patterns of thinking and acting.

As he becomes orientated he becomes more involved in the program. Working with his counselor, he develops an individual recovery plan with solid goals that form his journey to a clean and sober life. He is engaged in therapy and activities that help him achieve his goals.

The Heartland House program is continually evolving to incorporate the new research in the field of addiction, address changing needs of the men we serve, and meet changing federal and state requirements.

Our residents are a diverse group. They include older men who may be struggling with relapses. Some are younger men who started drinking and using and living a hard life at a much younger age. More of our residents have dual-diagnoses, challenged by both addiction and mental illness. Our veteran population is increasing as well, and we work closely with the VA so that our veterans receive their outpatient treatment services.

New Program Innovations

Journey to Wholeness: Return to BE

Journey to Wholeness: Return to BE was created by Victoria Odde, who In 2015, studied and trained under Deepak Chopra at The Chopra Center in La Costa, California, and gained accreditation as a Certified Educator of Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle program developed by co-founders Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon. It is fashioned after the global best seller book, Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra, M.D.


Rides for Recovery

The Rides for Recovery project will provide veterans residing at Heartland House with direct transportation via on-demand ride services through a third party vendor (Lyft, Uber) to address matters key to their recovery: attending medical appointments, seeking employment, reconnecting with family, and addressing outstanding legal issues.

Actively Engaged, Non-Time-bound Treatment

Throughout the years we have found that the previously accepted standard 28-day treatment program is not effective for all those afflicted. We now engage in a multi-dimensional treatment program that tailors an individual program for each man depending on his unique needs – which may require less or more than 28 days of treatment. Read more about this in this blog.

Future Program Developments


Heartland House has recently added Journey to Wholeness: Return to Be, a mindfulness program component to its program to teach residents lifelong techniques to address stress and trauma. Research shows this is a key long-term tool to preventing relapse. Please see the link to the Journey to Wholeness page above.

The approach of Heartland House is to create a successful course of treatment which combines therapies, services, and methods to produce favorable outcomes. Each piece of our multidimensional model helps men address their unique “addiction triggers” such as medical and psychological factors and helps them strengthen “supporting factors” such as employment and family ties. Each program component was selected to give every man the best chance to become clean and sober and become resilient against relapse.

Our mission is to serve men recovering from substance use disorder and related co-occurring conditions. Our overall goals are to provide a living environment conducive to continued recovery, conduct an educational program that helps the newly recovering alcoholic/addict establish a long-term support system, and generate attitudes that enhance self-sufficiency, self-worth and an ongoing quality of life.

Heartland House · 5855 Streamview Drive San Diego, California 92105 · · 619-287-5460

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