March 22, 2018

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center CEO, Gil Carmona, and American Addiction Center’s President and COO, Michael Nanko, are joined by SDATC staff and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce representatives.

Community members and addiction treatment professionals gathered at San Diego Addiction Treatment Center on March 22, 2018, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the facility’s grand opening. With drug overdose being the leading cause of death for Americans under 50, San Diego Addiction Treatment Center is a lifeline for those in San Diego and beyond.

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center, an American Addiction Centers’ facility, is one of the first gender-specific outpatient treatment clinics in San Diego that provides research-based clinical and support services for adult males struggling with drug addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders. In San Diego County alone, males accounted for 66 percent of overdose deaths in 2016.

“I am thrilled to be the CEO of this new facility that is truly transforming lives and bringing a much-needed service to our community,” said Gil Carmona, CEO of San Diego Addiction Treatment Center. “For those who are at a point in their recovery journey where they need outpatient services, this facility makes it possible for them to get high-quality treatment that fits their lifestyle.”

While the standalone facility only offers outpatient services, it is part of Laguna Treatment Center’s continuum of care which provides individuals with a seamless, coordinated transition of care from medical detox down to outpatient services and transitional living.

“Maintaining long-term sobriety is possible,” said Sean O’Neil, director of outpatient services at San Diego Addiction Treatment Center. “With our individualized treatment and aftercare plans, we ensure individuals have the support and resources they need to thrive.”

San Diego Addiction Treatment Center also offers transitional supportive housing at Resolutions San Diego.

For more information or a referral to San Diego Addiction Treatment Center, contact Regional Manager Lisa Martz at 619-972-1929 or visit