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For patients who have realized the importance of entering rehab, location can play an important role in success. Choosing the right city can present the patient with a better climate that allows them to relax and recover, easy access for a support system to visit, and even the right job opportunities for after they finish treatment. Camp Pendleton, California offers a beautiful coastline, many opportunities for outdoor discovery and activity, and houses members of several branches of the armed forces, most notably, the Marines. Patients interested in going through rehab in the area should be familiar with the following characteristics.

Getting There

It is important for patients and their loved ones to be familiar with the area's airports so they know how to enter and leave the area. The closest major airport to Camp Pendleton is McClellan-Palomar Airport, which is in Carlsbad, California and 23 miles from Camp Pendleton. John Wayne Airport, which offers both domestic and international flights from Santa Ana, California, is 46 from the camp. San Diego International Airport is 52 miles from the camp.


Loved ones coming to visit a patient in rehab will want to know about the options for lodging in the area as well. There are many options for hotels and inns in the area with a wide range in prices. The Harbor Inn & Suites Oceanside offers rooms starting as low as $65 per night. The Tamarack Beach Resort has rooms starting around $149 per night, and the Ocean Palms Beach Resort and Hotel has rooms starting around $173 per night.

The Weather

The weather and environment can affect people's moods and their health, making this an important consideration for those entering rehab. The area tends to have pretty consistent temperatures year round. The coolest months are February and March, when the temperature will have an average high of 62 degrees F. The warmest months are July and August, when the average high will be 71 degrees F. Most of the area's rainfall comes between December and March, with almost no rain from May through September.

Job Opportunities

Finding gainful employment is an important step in becoming self sufficient and stable for those coming out of rehab. Positions within the camp tend to focus around military positions and administrative support. The areas around the camp and a number of opportunities ranging from office work to retail to blue collar positions.

Rehab Choices

In addition to choosing what city to travel to for rehab, patients must also evaluate the programs available to see if the treatment would be a good fit for them and their needs. Within the camp itself there is the MCCS Camp Pendleton CSACC (Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center) which offers counseling and treatment options for those struggling with substance abuse. They also work to provide education for everyone involved about the problem. There is also the McAlister Institute for Treatment and Education in Oceanside, which offers detox and outpatient counseling services.

For those making the decision to enter rehab, choosing the right place can make an enormous difference. Patients and their loved ones should keep these criteria in mind and determine if Camp Pendleton is the place for them to go for treatment.

  • Naval Hospital
    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Addiction treatment for women
    • Addiction treatment for men
    • Outpatient counseling treatment

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