Healing Lives through the Miracle of Recovery

Providing high-quality, low-cost substance abuse treatment, drug intervention, and recovery support services to more than 13,000 men, women, teens, and children throughout San Diego County

Our Mission

McAlister Institute provides professional services that heal the lives of individuals and families, improving the quality of life in communities through the miracle of recovery.


McAlister Institute provides a comprehensive range of substance abuse treatment, recovery, and supportive services. Together, McAlister Institute’s 24 programs represent a continuum of care that spans prevention and education, outreach, intervention, outpatient treatment, short-term and long-term residential care, aftercare, and sober living.


McAlister Institute employs more than 375 people throughout San Diego County, and we are always striving to recruit and retain talented, diverse individuals who are interested in joining our mission to make a difference in people’s lives. As our programs and services continue to grow, job openings for alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselors, case managers, mental health therapists, homeless outreach workers, and other behavioral health positions will continue to be posted online.


McAlister Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your tax-deductible donation makes it possible for us to provide high-quality, affordable substance abuse treatment and recovery programs to adults, teens, and families throughout San Diego. Your gift helps thousands fight the battle of addiction. Click the button below to learn more about making a donation to McAlister Institute.