Treatment Center Staff


At California Highlands Addiction Treatment Vistas, we understand how challenging facing the disease of addiction can be on both the addicted person and their loved ones. That’s why our California Highlands Addiction Treatment Vistas team is determined to bring you the very best in addiction treatment care. The staff at CHAT Vistas is composed of both highly experienced and caring addiction treatment professionals. With years of first-hand clinical experience and a dynamic approach to addiction treatment at their┬ádisposal, our staff is ready and willing to help you and your loved ones gain the priceless peace of mind that comes hand-in-hand with long-term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Dr. Christian Small

Medical Director

Dr. Christian Small is uniquely triple board certified in Psychiatry (ABPN), Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and Family Medicine (ABFM), as well as ASAM/CSAM Certified. Dr. Small is among a handful of doctors in the US who have completed additional training to acquire the skills necessary to treat the full spectrum of medical and psychiatric illnesses. His treatment philosophy is founded upon the idea of a mind-body connection, that true healing takes into account both the physical and emotional needs of our clients.

Dr. Small completed his residency training at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where he currently holds the title of Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor. He acted as an addiction psychiatrist for the Veterans Administration in La Jolla prior to co-founding Bold Health Medical Group, an outpatient clinic specializing in personalized medical, psychiatric, and addiction treatment in Encinitas.

Call (888) 721-5606 now to speak with one of our addiction specialists about which of our treatment programs is best for you or your loved one or contact us online for more information.