San Diego Serial Inebriate Program (SIP)
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MHS, a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 to provide mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, is committed to delivering services which conform to our core values: Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our goals are to improve lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies while respecting time-proven methods of intervention.
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Mental Health Systems' Serial Inebriate Program is the first agency in the United States to implement a program designed specifically to target historically hard to reach chronic inebriates.

MHS' Serial Inebriate Program (SIP), a collaborative program, provides outpatient treatment, case management and referrals for chronically homeless alcoholics, who receive court-ordered treatment in place of incarceration. Mental Health Systems Serial Inebriate Program provides case management services including in-custody assessment and coordination of supportive services referrals such as housing, medical, mental health, AOD services; and facilitates the obtaining of identification card, birth certificate, social security card, food, clothing, transportation, GED or illiteracy services, and vocational services; and acts as a liaison between criminal justice and law enforcement systems.

MHS' SIP services also include:

  • Consulting services for communities starting Serial Inebriate Programs of their own
  • Curriculum unique to the population and designed specifically for the Serial Inebriate Program.
  • Presentations, videos, brochures, and training.
For more information about the Mental Health Systems, Inc. Serial Inebriate Program visit the Mental Health Systems website at

http://www.mhsinc.org/programs/directory.asp?pcid=2&cid=171

Or Contact

Deni McLagan, CATC
Associate Vice President
Serial Inebriate Program

dmclagan@mhsinc.org or call (619) 523-8121