Inpatient Psychiatric Center
We understand mental illness and the difficulties it creates for those who suffer from it. At our San Diego Mental Health Treatment Center we are sensitive to your challenges. Solara will find every possible solution to enable you to live the life that you are meant to live.
Mental Health and Wellness

Medication Management and Detoxification

For individuals with alcoholism or other substance abuse disorders, co-occurring or not, detoxification and medication management are vital first steps toward the most effective, lasting treatment outcomes. At Solara Mental Health, our clients participate in monitored medical detoxification, if deemed necessary, prior to starting treatment. Patients are referred to one of our partnering facilities, which are licensed, long-established, highly respected, detox facilities.

Detoxification Credentials and Process

All facilities we refer to are fully licensed by the State of California for detoxification. During this process, clients are attended by detoxing psychiatric physicians, nurses, and support staff, who are experts in detoxification. This includes the following components:

  • Intake and Assessment: Upon each client’s admission to our program, our medical staff obtains a full medical history and provides a comprehensive physical evaluation, including lab work, in order to gain a full assessment and awareness of any existing medical conditions. These assessments are the first step in creating a global, customized treatment plan for each client.
  • Detoxification: This is the physical process whereby the body rids itself of toxins (e.g alcohol, medications, etc.). The supervising physician will monitor the client through the entire detoxification process, which varies in length depending on each client’s needs.
  • Clients generally rest during this period, but can also participate in other activities when ready. Detoxification Medications are prescribed during this time to maximize the client’s comfort during the process.

Medication Management

Most clients that participate in our program are prescribed several medications; hence our request that they those medications with them.  Our Program Psychiatrist and his staff review and evaluate each medication regimen to ensure the client is taking the most effective medication available.  Often, we find that clients are either over-prescribed, inaccurately prescribed, and/or not taking the medications that are prescribed.

Solara is not ‘anti-medication’.  Over 15+ years of providing residential treatment to hundreds and hundreds of clients, we continuously observe the value and the necessity of properly prescribed medication.  That stated, our hope is always that our clients will be able to reduce or even overcome completely the need for medication, as they gain healing through our program.  We treat the complex process of medication management as a collaboration between our medical team and the client with the objectives of achieving stability, comfort, and optimal treatment results.  

For more information about our medication management or about any other treatments offered at Solara Mental Health, contact us.

What Our Clients Say

Michelle Family

I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.


The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.


The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.


We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.


The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.


Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.


The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed


I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.

Watson Family

Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.


Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.

R.M. – Father

If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.

M.P. – Father

Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many).  She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was.  We can’t say enough positive about her.