Why Orange County Recovery?



Orange County Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment program that is state certified by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). This governing body sets the standards for addiction treatment which Orange County Recovery exceeds. These standards insure that, as a treatment facility, Orange County Recovery is held accountable to high standards of treatment practices. Accountability is one of the main aspects of a treatment program. It is also one of the main aspects of starting the journey into recovery.

Not only is Orange County Recovery held to high standards, the clinical and medical support team is as well, and are either licensed or certified, and have long-term experience working in the field of recovery. This high level of expertise and experience is designed so that the clients are given the necessary tools and skills needed in order to succeed in recovery. The clinical support team consists of doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, state certified counselors, and support staff. Orange County Recovery keeps its groups small in order to have the ability to spend quality time with each client and to be able to have a higher level of interaction during group sessions. This, we believe, is an added benefit to our clients.


What Orange County Recovery offers?

  • Chemical Dependency Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Physical Wellness (including Nutrition and exercise)
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Emotional Recognition (including Anger Management)
  • Urinalysis Testing
  • Introduction and Integration of the 12-Step Community
  • Medical assessment for appropriateness to program.
  • Intake and assessment program that allows us to get to know the clients in order to build a plan of action to meet their specific needs
  • Structured Sober Housing

The goal of Orange County Recovery is to help our clients learn healthy ways of living so they may return to the mainstream of life as productive members of society.


What makes Orange County Recovery different? We are a small program which allows us to spend more quality time with each client. We think “outside the box” which means we not only look at standard treatment protocol but we recognize that the disease did not go to treatment and does not play by the rules. We work hard to help our clients learn to identify, recognize, and start building a plan of action to deal with life outside of the “sheltered” structure of treatment. Most people do well in treatment; it is when they leave treatment that the problems start to arise.

Orange County Recovery is able to assists their clients from the beginning of the treatment process, which in most cases starts with detox, through the end of the treatment process, which includes integrating back into society. We are also able to help in-between. Sometimes a client has already been to treatment and relapses or completed detox or a portion of a program elsewhere. They would still be eligible to enter our program and would be assessed for the appropriate level of care at that time. The recommended time in our program is a minimum of 90 days.

After the client has been detoxed and is physically stable, the standard treatment program is Monday through Friday from 9 am until 3 pm. This is a full day, 5 days a week program. It is usually a 30 to 60 day portion of the journey. After completing the full assessment process, a treatment plan specific to the client will be put into place and will be supported by the medical and clinical team through the client’s entire recovery journey.

Upon completion of this stage if all is well, the client will transition into Intensive Outpatient Program. (IOP) Here, the client will continue to work on the treatment plan already in place, identify and add to treatment plan issues that arise, and start working towards obtaining outside support such as 12-Step community bonds, specifically, a sponsor. The client will also start to build “outside” the program life events: looking for a job, signing up for school, attending 12-Step meetings and all those things that are needed to do to become a “productive member of society.” This phase of the program starts at 5 days per week, 3 hours per day and transitions into fewer days depending on the person’s progress.

The last phase of formal treatment is Outpatient. This is where the client has integrated “out into the world.” This portion of the journey requires two group visits per week (1 ½ hour in length) and an individual counseling session one time per week. This continued accountability helps to stabilize the individual as they are integrating back into real life. Structured sober housing is recommended for all levels of care; however, it is not mandatory.  Ask Orange County Recovery about the gender specific male and female structured sober livings that are available.