Choices in Recovery has been providing treatment services for nearly 30 years in North County. We continue to help adults struggling with substance use disorders to this day.
Choices was founded in 1994 by Steve Burgard, a native of Southern California. Steve grew up in Encinitas and was known as the "Big Homie". Steve struggled with drug and alcohol use for years. After Steve got "clean" he, along with the help of his sponsor, Dr. Robert McFarlin, opened Choices.
Choices grew. Soon the County, State and Federal contracts became available to help support the cause. Choices soon found itself treating a wide variety of clients and continues to be one of the County's most diverse programs.
Unfortunately, Steve passed away in 2014. Steve will always be known as a family man, musician and fisherman who loved to help people. His honesty and charisma helped shape Choices in Recovery. He is remembered for many things but his legacy will be the thousands of people he has helped at Choices in Recovery.
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