You Are Worth Recovery

What We Do

ATR is an Outpatient non-residential Substance Abuse Disorder treatment program specifically focused on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) adults 18+ ,Transitional Age Youth, refugees, immigrants and other underserved populations who reside in San Diego County.

Our  program provides innovative and effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services to empower the individual to reach their full potential, improve their quality of life, strengthen their families and benefit the communities we live in.

ATR takes a client centered approach in which clients can receive group counseling, individual counseling, and or therapy each week. Clients have access to case managers to assist them with finding housing, income resources, food banks in the community, transportation needs, and other daily living needs.

UPAC’s Street Outreach Services is an additional component of the ATR program. The Homeless outreach workers provide targeted outreach to homeless individuals living in San Diego County. The program strives to build trust with homeless individuals with the goal of linking them to services within the community.

Who We Serve

Our program serves adults 18+ who meet criteria for Substance Abuse Disorder. Services are offered in various languages, including Spanish. Clients are eligible for services if they have Medi-Cal, Medi-Medi, or are unfunded.

To learn more about the program and referral process, call us at (619) 521-5720 or visit any of our locations listed below.

Success Story

After several years of struggling with his addiction and serving 10 years on and off in prison, Tobi was ready to give up on his recovery and accept that his addiction was going to define him as a person.  One day while in his prison cell, he decided to hand his life over to God and begin his journey in recovery.  Through his treatment, he learned how his anxiety and depression played a role in his addiction.  While in Outpatient treatment, Tobi learned the skills he needed to help manage his mental health symptoms and remain sober.  Through his sobriety and his recovery, he has been able to mend relationships with his loved ones, build a relationship with his son, and gain a close relationship with his higher power. While in outpatient treatment, Tobi began building relationships with people outside his regular group and sharing his story in hopes he could help just one more person. He enjoys building relationships within his sober community and formed a support group that he would later inspire to take the same journey in recovery as he has. Upon completing his treatment, he entered aftercare and has the goal of obtaining his GED and continuing his education to become an AOD counselor.

* Names have been altered to protect client privacy.

Funded by the County of San Diego

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency | Live Well San Diego

Program Manager

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Amir Vahabinejad, AMFT

Amir has worked in the addiction field for the last 10 years. Throughout this time, he has worked with adolescents, individual adults, and families. He started his education with an Associates in substance use counseling and continued through until he received his Master’s in Clinical Counseling. Amir is currently working on his hours towards licensing as a Licensed Family Marriage Therapist. He has had experience working in residential and outpatient settings. He has a passion for working with individuals and families struggling with addictions. Amir believes in empowering the individual and helping people figure out how to thrive in their lives.

3288 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 13
San Diego, CA  92104
Tel: (619) 521-5720
Fax: (619) 521-5728