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The Fred Finch San Diego Dual Diagnosis Program is a 14-bed residential treatment facility located in Lemon Grove with a non-public school which includes integrated mental health treatment services. The program provides a safe, stable, and highly structured environment by combining intensive staffing, a milieu culture, mental health interventions, and behavior modification.

Youth receive comprehensive assessment upon intake and receive ongoing evaluation throughout their stay. Individual, group, family, and milieu therapy is a part of everyday life. San Diego Dual Diagnosis also provides services in case management, medication support and monitoring, expressive arts, special education, crisis intervention, behavior management, and skill-building. The goal of the program is to maximize a youth’s level of functioning to enable them to engage in a pattern of everyday living similar to that of typical peers. We strive to increase each youth’s ability to live in an environment with less intensive services and structure.


Youth and adolescents with dual-diagnoses, defined as a developmental disability and a co-occurring psychiatric disorder.

SD DD Eligibility


For more information or if you wish to make a referral, please contact Senior Director Bruce Wexler, MFT at 619-797-1090.


This program is partially funded through a contract with the County of San Diego.


San Diego Dual Diagnosis is located in Lemon Grove, California.

SD DD Referrals
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