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4.9
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3250 Country Rose Circle
San Diego, California 92024

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Ultra-Luxury
  • Mountains
  • Residential Neighborhood
  • Beach Community
  • Resort
  • Private/Secluded

Facility Highlights

Ultra-Luxury Program

Insurance Accepted as Full Payment

CBT Based Treatment

Dietary and Nutritional Needs Met

Holistic Included - Massage, Personal Training, Yoga, Hypnotherapy, etc

High Staff to Client Ratio

JCAHO Accredited

5 One-on-Ones Per Week

12 Step/SMART Optional

Treatment Center Philosophy

At Aton Center, individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse are provided a range of residential addiction treatment services for lasting sobriety. Services provided include medically-assisted detoxification, family therapy, energy healing, breathing and stress reduction coursework, yoga, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), hypnotherapy, personal training, watsu, and more.

Testimonials

  • "A lot of rehabs claim to have the full package then fail to deliver. AToN actually delivers. Incredible staff, incredible services, incredible program. Holistic therapies daily, individual sessions daily, and they work with you to create a strong program of recovery for after you discharge. I’m 90 days sober this week and could not have done it without AToN."
  • "Tremendous. Flexible for the recalcitrant yet firm for those seeking solid methods to assist in continued recovery. Traditional group and individual therapy as well as holistic massage, hypnotherapy and acupuncture. Not a magic pill but real help for the motivated."
  • "The setting is impeccable and the staff is second to none. One of the most beautiful treatment centers I've seen and experienced."
  • "ATon was a life changing experience. This was the 3rd rehab I’ve been to & I’ve been able to stay sober for over a year now. Everything about my life has improved & I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing right now. Drugs & alcohol, low self esteem & derpression consumed my life & now after the amazing doctors & staff at ATon I have a whole new outlook on life, priorities, & what truly matters I’m the long run."
  • "I tried all of the 12-step options to try to stop drinking, I tried everything I could on my own, but it didn’t work. AToN worked. I am now sober, and I am using the tools that I learned and practiced at AToN to stay that way. The difference at AToN is that it is not about just giving something up. It is about recognizing why you picked it up in the first place and then (I think most importantly) how to fill those needs in a healthy way, a way that makes you happy and peaceful instead of shameful and guilty."
  • "I came to AToN in August 2011. I was a broken shell of a person, I had no hope and had suicidal thoughts daily. I felt comforted and cared for and in a safe environment the moment I walked through the doors. For the first time in a really long time i felt things where going to be okay. I was able to open up to the clinicians like I had never before."
  • "I checked into your program [at the beginning of] 2013, and have been sober every day since. I was struggling with a long-standing addiction to benzodiazapines and marijuana, an eating disorder, self-harm, and depression, a destructive relationship, and within that last year of using I had also been using meth and had become agoraphobic. Man, have things changed since then. When I think about that part of my life, I feel like it was just a movie I saw, or some strange person that I used to know, it doesn’t feel like it was me. My stay and work at Aton was the bridge between that old, destructive person and the person I am today. I’ll be forever grateful for the care I received and the tools I learned at your facility."

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Dr. Leslie Sanders
Program Director

Dr. Sanders, AToN’s Program Director, is a licensed clinical Psychologist with over ten years of experience. Originally from the east coast, she realized her passion for psychology during a high school psychology class and went on to graduate from Northeastern University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. While living in Boston, Dr. Sanders worked for many years in residential care and community mental health. After moving to San Diego in 2003, Dr. Sanders enrolled in the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Her APA accredited program culminated with her dissertation on the opinions of child custody evaluators with regard to domestic violence and alienation. Throughout her graduate education, Dr. Sanders gained experience with many populations in multiple clinical settings such as inpatient assessment and short-term treatment, long-term insight oriented therapy with adults, trauma informed treatment with children, and child custody evaluations. Most recently she was a department director at a large private facility assessing and treating dually diagnosed in and outpatients. Dr. Sanders takes an eclectic approach, pulling from CBT and psychodynamic modalities to help individuals overcome substance use disorders, address underlying psychological conditions, and ultimately realize their full potential. As an active member of the San Diego Psychological Association she regularly attends committee meetings and conferences in order to stay current with community standards in the field.

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Dr. Cassandra Cannon
Clinical Director

Dr. Cannon is delighted to join AToN team as a Clinical Health Psychologist providing Biofeedback treatment to residents. Her clinical expertise in Psychophysiology and Biofeedback assists residents in developing and applying stress management skills for relapse prevention. She has been certified by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance since 2004 and is a Fellow. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University. She attained her Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego. She has worked in multiple settings including acute inpatient settings to long-term outpatient settings. She has worked with child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. She has ethically treated individuals with many different diagnoses including but not limited to chemical dependency, mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders. She finds joy in instilling hope in those who are earnestly seeking relief from addictive diseases and mental illness, and enjoys the challenge of leading the clinical team.

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Dr. Chad K. Cox
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Cox has been involved in psychotherapeutic interventions for the past 11 years. Dr. Cox received his Bachelors in Science in Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then attended the California Schools of Professional Psychology in San Diego where he received his Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D). Dr. Cox has had a variety of experiences that qualify him to attend to the needs of those suffering from addiction and psychological difficulties. He has provided professional and ethical services diverse groups of patients. His training included counseling individuals, couples and families in a number of settings including a homeless shelter, crisis house, hospital and counseling centers. As a licensed psychologist he has spent the past 5 years providing proficient care in treating mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and others. He has also demonstrated success in treating patients in early and later stages of recovery from alcohol and substance abuse and dependency. His professional mission is to help people find their path towards health and happiness.

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Jeff Bonilla
Chef

Classically French trained Jeff Bonilla is the award-winning Executive Chef, Executive Pastry Chef and Micro Green Farmer in San Diego. A native of Southern California, Jeff started young by watching his mother create immaculate cakes, pies and seasonal goodies in their home kitchen. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, surfing and playing string instruments.

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Mark
5.0
Excellent
Staff !!! Nowhere on earth will you find such a group of caring individuals. Intellectuals that understand far more than i ever realized about myself. jeepers i cant think of an answer . this facility is where i would recommend anyone and every one in need of help. i have the utmost respect for the people and the manner in which they helped me. from being put at ease emotionally from the start to the program designed to open my mind to "something i thought impossible".Im over 3 years sober now and i remember "being exactly where i needed to be". At ATON I was important.I felt safe. Exactly what each individual needs is determined by the staff,catered to me and me alone was my experience.
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D. M.
5.0
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Aton is in a resort like setting. All houses are clean, beautiful and include a pool. They offer many holistic options which are top notch. Aton is a top notch. The entire staff (intake, counselors, doctors, RNs and RAs) were all so caring. I received plenty of one on one attention and they were all very professional. I would highly recommend this rehab center to anyone. It is a luxury facility.
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CM
4.7
Excellent
Clinical staff and amenities The LVN's that staff the homes could be better. The LVN's that take the clients out to dinners and other outings are very immature and do not take their job seriously. The clinical staff is second to none. The amenities and residences were beautiful, the food choices could have been better.
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Michael
5.0
Excellent
Everybody from RAs, to RNs, to the Clinical Staff was tremendously qualified and revere real genuine! Clinical staff was tremendously qualified and everything from the housing to the hollistic treatments was great.
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Lisa
5.0
Excellent
Well rounded daily routine of group sessions, as well as leisure like arts, music, sports. It's expensive. My insurance covered some but not all of he cost. "I have never felt so well cared for. When I arrived, I was hopeless. My life was a mess. It's been 1 year and 6 months since I left ATON. The transformation of my life is nothing short of a miracle. If you need help, this is the place.
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Brian
5.0
Excellent
Every aspect of the place and program were very strong. Great food too! I was the weak one. I came out stronger. Not a finished product but a work in progress. For the first time in my 64 years I received high quality effective treatment. AToN provided me with a 24/7 program that helped me through detox and right into a multi-modal challenging loving supportive opportunity to work on my psychological issues, especially as they related to my alcoholism and related addictions. Something hooked me into working very hard and openly and bravely. All staff, from grounds to RAs to cooks to acupunctureists to massage therapists to psychologists to MDs were top notch, engaging and directly helpful to me.
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David
5.0
Excellent
The professional staff of doctors and councilors provide superior therapeutic services. Couple these services with the relaxation techniques taught, the outstanding dining facilities and the excellent housing facilities and you have one of the best recovery programs in the country. I cannot think of one single weakness in the Aton Center program.Aton Center combines relaxation therapies with psychological therapies to create the ultimate in the treatment of addictive behaviors. I had three group sessions and one individual therapy session five days a week. In between sessions I had the option of getting a message, accupuncture, hypnotherapy, one on one yoga or fitness training plus there are swimming pools, jacuzzis and a sauna. The food is first rate and if you have a special diet like me just order what you want and they will make it. Each night there is a relaxing activity and or you can attend a local meeting like Smart, AA or Meditation groups. My 30 days at Aton Center enabled me to get my life in order to enter back into society.
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C.C
5.0
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"The treatment and services offered at AToN are incredible and are priceless, in my opinion. This was my second time in treatment and the cost was very close to the same. While the other facility was very nice, it did not even compare to AToN in all aspects, from the amenities to the treatment, the cuisine the holistic offerings. Everything is five star. AToN made all the difference in my recovery. The accommodations are second to none and the meals were amazing. The staff is highly trained and I got excellent, REAL counseling, not just fluff. I learned more about myself than I ever could have imagined I would and was given tools that I will carry around for the rest of my life. It may sound cliche, but they helped me learn how to save my life. I eventually had to go home and they helped me see what that would look like in a healthful long-term way. The menu of holistic offerings is lengthy and of the best quality. I was able to experience yoga, personal training, massage, Watsu, meditation, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and I am sure I am leaving something out. One of the best things they do at AToN, is on the weekends they took all of us on exposure events. This is were we were able to go out into the community and experience a sober lifestyle. Everything we did everyday things like going to the beach, paddle boarding, miniature golf took a trolly ride through downtown San Diego and Coranado Island and they took us out to dinner at very nice restaurants on Sundays. These events were fun but they also served a very big purpose. When I left AToN I went back to the same world I was living in before and it made the transition of not drinking manageable until I could get strong enough where it didn't matter anymore. " At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I can not think of one thing. There were challenges to the staff, as one would expect of people in treatment, but they always handled anything that came up with grace and professionalism.
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D. P.
5.0
Excellent
Personnel, compassion, well maintained Not all things were in working order.Top notch w caring counselors.
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A. F.
5.0
Excellent
Quality and comprehensiveness of curriculum, skill of the therapeutic staff, wide array of holistic treatments, evening programs, availability of off-campus community meetings, care-taking staff (nurses, RA's), quality of follow-up and aftercare and FOOD! Delicious, healthy, abundant food. I honestly can't think of any. Any restriction that I might balk at I can completely see why they would need to be enforced for everyone's safety. AToN is top-notch in every aspect. The curriculum is very well designed and constantly updated and refreshed. The expertise, efficacy, and compassion of the therapeutic staff is gold standard. The grounds, rooms, and amenities are lovely, serene, comfortable, and comforting. A wide variety of holistic treatments are available to complement the curriculum - massage, acupuncture, yoga, hypnosis, meditation, personal training, and more. Not but certainly not least, the food is amazing. While that might seem like a superficial thing to focus on, for people who have bodies and brains that are healing, the food is a critical component of well-being. My stay at AToN was phenomenal in every respect.
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anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Strengths:Professional, caring, very well-trained and experienced counselors, programs that are individual and meaningful, beautiful facility, excellent food, amazing staff, fun yet productive extracurricular events to help you experience what everyday life is going to be like when you get home. Weakness: I can honestly say that I did see any. First, I would like to share that I have been free of my demon for over a year now and feel amazing. I am certain this would not have been possible without the loving and professional care I received at AToN. The care that I received in both individual and group counseling is second to none. The counselors went above and beyond to ensure I received the kind of support I needed and still call me once a week to see how I am doing. I also had a choice of several different services and treatments each week. That may sound a little "vacation like," but they were extremely helpful in experiencing things that I could continue when I got home that would help my recovery. During my stay, I was given a choice, not just promised a choice, of meetings to attend. Unfortunately, AA does not fit me personally. I was able to attend SMART meetings as well as meditation that were helpful. The housing was truly beautiful and it helped me very much to be comfortable and feel secure while in recovery. The medical staff was wonderful, the resident aides were amazing, the food was off the charts. The owners really care and are an active part of AToN. I saw them on an almost daily basis and they were so kind and loving. From the moment I was picked up at the airport until the moment I went back home, and every moment in-between my stay was healing and a success. They did everything they could and more to set me on the best path to recovery. There are not enough gold stars for this amazing facility. I can't wait to go back as an alumni speaker!
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Excellent clinical team. Heated pools would be nice.
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Kim
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My daughter was just there for 30 days of inpatient treatment. She seemed so positive and like a completely different person at the end of her 30 days. Within four hours of being home she was with her boyfriend and relapsed. Well spent $170,000 :(
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Official Facility Response
We appreciate your concerns about AToN Center. Due to our respect for our resident’s confidentiality and privacy, as well as federal HIPAA regulations, we cannot comment on any specifics of any case in a public forum. We do want to encourage you to contact us if you have any concerns or complaints so that we can manage them in a productive manner. As you may be aware, with individuals in recovery there is always a risk of relapse. At AToN Center we attempt to enhance individual motivation and accountability but acknowledge that we are not always successful. In fact, we are very transparent that most of our successful residents are able to sustain recovery post-discharge with structured aftercare plans that offer support and accountability with further treatment for months beyond our treatment. If you are interested in our success rates please take a look at our Research Outcomes under our About Us tab at our website. We sincerely hope that you will reach out to us personally so we can address any continued concerns. Respectfully, Co-Founder/CEO/President
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Russell
5.0
Excellent
I cannot stress enough how fantastic this treatment program is and how much they helped me. The facilities are beautiful. The food is excellent with chefs who are very responsive to dietary needs or special requests. The Resident Assistants are wonderful and always willing to listen. Most importantly, the psychologists and counselors are amazing. With three group sessions and one individual session every day you get a great deal of time, without being overwhelmed, in counseling. With an option for programs like EMDR, you really get the opportunity to delve into deep issues, which is not something all programs provide. Furthermore, the holistic treatments really help you to relax during a very trying time. Overall, I cannot recommend AToN enough. They saved my family and my life. I would urge anyone looking for a treatment facility to give AToN a call and see if they fit your needs.
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Lisa
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When I arrived at ATON I was in bad shape. My life, career and family were in jeopardy. I needed help, urgently. From the first phone call from my family to check in was 24 hours. I have never felt more cared for and cared about in any other health care encounter. The entire staff is compassionate, professional and delivers very high standards of care. From the admission process through discharge and continuing into aftercare they listened, provided support and knowledge to help me succeed in recovery. I am happy and relieved to report I am still clean today. I have recommended ATON to several people and will continue to do so. If you are struggling today you can count on being well cared for at ATON.
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AAron
4.7
Excellent
AToN really stands out as a place for recovery, healing and renewal. The core curriculum provided me with a number of tools to better manage my life, and we practiced them regularly. The staff is top notch - they absolutely care and are committed to each patient\'s success. The weekend exposure therapy made the transition from inpatient to back home much, much easier, as I didn\'t feel completely separated from normal life. They were also accommodating of dietary needs and religious worship. The continued care after \"graduation\" is a great benefit, and is evidence of their commitment. The small patient population means lots of individualized attention and really productive group time, with patients forming strong bonds and the staff really getting to know us. This place probably saved my life, and I\'m forever grateful.
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Bri
5.0
Excellent
AToN staff works very hard to provide quality treatment and care to all residents! Residents are consistently impressed with the facility, program structure, care and guidance they receive here. This is a place I would recommend to all my loved ones looking for help in their journey to live a sober and healthy life!
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KJ
5.0
Excellent
AToN Center includes all treatment modalities and amenities necessary to provide a therapeutic and powerful treatment experience.
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L.M.
5.0
Excellent
Wonderful and caring staff.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Help and very-knowledgeable staff plus they were some of the most professional I have ever encountered. Availability of visitation options and phone priviledges were downfalls. My loved ones experience was totally awesome and was cured and still is cured to this day of a cocaine addiction. Awesome staff and very professional and obviously from the cure very efficient and helpful and knowledgeable...
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
Friendly staff and they developed a plan and stuck to it. It was a little slow going through the check in and check out process. I met with the doctors and they gave me options based on my personality and what i was comfortable with for treatment. They listened to me very well.
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LH
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Very High Staff to Client Ratio, Excellent Nutritional Offerings, Amazing Holistic Treatment Included, Non-12 Step if that's not your thing. Weaknesses: If you don't have private insurance, the program is pretty pricey. I really got a lot of the program. I received 5 one on ones per week with a Psychologist, 4 Holistic Sessions, a nutrition plan that help me get healthy again, not to mention a treatment plan developed exclusively for me. I have been sober 3 years now. THIS PROGRAM WORKS!
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CC
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Doctoral level clinicians, small group sizes, daily individual therapy, SMART and/or 12 Step (not strictly one modality). Offers EMDR, Biofeedback and exposure sessions. This facility is best for individuals who are higher functioning and motivated for treatment. This is not a facility for individuals who are forced into treatment.
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Anonymous
4.0
Great
I think this center is great, really helped my friend.
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LG
5.0
Excellent
AToN Center offers a unique rehab experience with highly trained professionals offering individualized care in a luxurious setting. Their holistic approach gives people the ability to be successful. I have seen this program change lives and it works!
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MH
5.0
Excellent
I work at AToN Center and it really is as beautiful as the pictures relay. In fact it is even more beautiful in person. We have 5 psychologists on staff and everyone gets 5 one on ones a week with them. We deliver what we promise including 4 holistic sessions a week, such as massages, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, yoga, training sessions and more. The food and nutrition program are unparalleled, so delicious and nutritious. It is my belief that we are the best program in California.
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Kathy
5.0
Excellent
Enjoyed this facility; it was safe, consistent and the staff was very supportive.
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