About La Mesa
The city slogan for La Mesa is “Jewel of the Hills,” and civic leaders do their best to ensure the town shines. Located in San Diego County, La Mesa has a population of 50,769 spread throughout its 9 square miles. The city has a long history, established in 1869 and officially incorporated in 1912—in fact, many homes are included in La Mesa’s historic inventory. Perhaps the most significant historical landmark is La Mesa’s own Jewel of the Hills: Mt. Helix Park, with its amphitheater and breathtaking views, which was built in the 1920s. Locals and visitors alike come to the park to enjoy this singular San Diego attraction.
La Mesa seamlessly blends the old and the new. Alongside these landmarks of the city’s rich history sits Grossmont Center, a major outdoor shopping center with tenants such as Target, Walmart, and Restoration Hardware; Sharp Grossmont Hospital, East County’s largest health care facility; and popular fishing and boating spot Lake Murray Reservoir at Mission Trails Regional Park. The city is a major draw for recreational activities and entertainment. There are several special events held throughout the year, such as La Mesa Oktoberfest and La Mesa Classic Car & Bike Show, as well as amenities including a municipal pool and a weekly farmers market. And an influx of new restaurants is making La Mesa a destination for people who want to enjoy a night out.
La Mesa is also home to one of the most unusual attractions in San Diego County. Many years ago, a network of public stairs was installed in order to help people travel between La Mesa neighborhoods. This staircase system is now used by many locals as a great form of outdoor exercise—a wonderful way to enjoy the Jewel of the Hills.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment for La Mesa Residents
While La Mesa is considered by many people an ideal place to live and work, people who are based there may want to seek treatment for drug and alcohol addiction outside of the city, where they can have more privacy and focus on their recovery. For La Mesa residents pursuing treatment for addiction, Casa Palmera is an ideal solution. Located in the coastal San Diego County city of Del Mar, it is a place where clients can work intensely on their addiction issues and the tools they need as they enter sobriety.
Casa Palmera offers a wide variety of treatment programs, including residential and outpatient options. With all of our programs, the intention is to provide each client with holistic, experienced care that focuses on them as a whole person. We don’t just deal with addiction, but we also examine other areas of life that are affected by substance abuse, including mental and physical health and lifestyle choices. We work closely with each client to understand their unique values and challenges so we can best address their needs as they enter into recovery. We are a safe place, one where healing awaits. If you are ready to commit to recovery, contact Casa Palmera today.