Chronic Pain & Opiate Dependence

Published on Aug 25, 2012
Visit or call 858-453-4315 to find the help you need. Part 1 of a 3-part Audio Program focusing on Chronic Pain & Opiate Dependence, with Dr. Judy Saalinger of Lasting Recovery, the premiere San Diego outpatient treatment center.

Judy Saalinger, Ph.D., MFT, CAS, and Arthur Farkas, Ph.D., founded Lasting Recovery in July, 2004. With well over 30 years of therapeutic and clinical work in the field and many years of personal recovery from addictions, the husband and wife team recognized an opportunity for their work to have an even greater impact while addressing the unmet need for quality outpatient addiction treatment in San Diego.

Lasting Recovery’s History:
•July 2004 – Opened the doors to Lasting Recovery for Outpatient Treatment
•January 2005 –Certified by California Alcohol and Drug Programs
•January 2010 — Awarded CARF Accreditation
•May 2010 –TRICARE Certified Substance Use Disorder Rehab Facility (SUDRF)

We work with individuals and families and offer hope for a healing recovery and a promising future. We coordinate care with psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, family and primary care physicians, facilities, attorneys, employers, universities and diversion boards through confidential, professional assistance with education, referrals, and placement services.

We refer to:
•Inpatient detoxification and treatment facilities
•Transitional/ sober living homes
•Primary care physicians

Lasting Recovery also acts as a step down level of care for patients discharging from inpatient treatment facilities, by providing half and full day partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, aftercare, family groups and psychotherapy to help the individual and their family implement discharge plans outlined in inpatient treatment.


Holistic Wellness, Fearless Change Process, Family Program, Aftercare Group Support, Drug & Alcohol Assessments, Out-of-State Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Individual and Family Counseling, Intervention Information, Understanding Detoxification, San Diego, Hillcrest, California, KGTV

Judy Saalinger is a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, (MFT), and a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), through the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders. She facilitates psychoeducational groups in the Daytime Women’s and Evening Co-Ed treatment programs. Prior to forming /establishing Lasting Recovery in 2004, Dr. Saalinger was in private practice for 23 years specializing in chemical dependency, depression, trauma, and anxiety-related issues for individuals and their families. She is the author of the FEARLESS CHANGE program curriculum.
Find out more at or by calling 858-453-4315


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