Posted by info on December 18th, 2007
Posted by info on December 18th, 2007
DANA POINT, CA – SouthCoast Recovery, a state-licensed California drug rehab center, is pleased to announce the addition of a seventh home in the Dana Point highlands to its residential treatment facility. This 7,000 square foot upscale home adds a new dimension to the treatment program.
SouthCoast Recovery has been experiencing tremendous growth over the past year and a half. “I’m proud to be part of the team fueling the expansion. We have a first class group of people all with their hearts in the right place.” says Marketing Director, Tom Petersen. Part of this growth includes the addition of new facilities, with the most recent being an upscale twelve-bed unit in the Dana Point highlands.
The new house is a 7,000 square foot unique designer home perfectly suited to the needs of the more discriminating client in recovery. The facility features a pool and ocean view coupled with unique design elements sure to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
“We’re very happy to introduce a more upscale residential facility to our already excellent program. The diversification we offer allows us to serve varying client needs,” says Krishna Jessick, Program Director for SouthCoast Recovery.
SouthCoast Recovery is a leading drug rehab center in south Orange County located near some of the best beaches in southern California. They offer individualized treatment programs in alcohol, cocaine, heroin, opiates and methamphetamine addiction. Specialized tracks include gender specific, Christian and LGBT-friendly.
SouthCoast Recovery was founded by CEO Dennis Larkin in 1994. Like many note-worthy companies, the initial office was run out of the garage of a residential house. Now in its 14th year, this thriving drug treatment facility has seven homes in the upscale beach community of Dana Point, California. “The incredible environment and support of the local recovery community in south Orange County is unparalleled,” says Larkin. The ease of locating quality sponsorship and employment during the residential program encourages many clients to relocate to the area. South Orange County is fast becoming known as a mecca for recovery.
Clients entering drug and alcohol treatment at SouthCoast Recovery are assigned to one of the residential homes, either co-ed or gender-specific, depending upon their personal treatment program. SouthCoast Recovery offers 30, 60 and 90-day residential treatment as well as 6-month transitional programs at their California rehab center.
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Posted by info on June 26th, 2007
June 26, 2007 – Sober Pacific Living Home (Dana Point, California) provides you with comfort and with the companionship of other recovering addicts and alcoholics in an elegant Southern California setting. This five bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home in Dana Point accommodates eight recovering residents and provides luxurious amenities, along with solid recovery support. Each bedroom offers a plasma TV, a full-sized double pillow mattress, 400-plus count sheets and spa towels, and an individual desk. The house also offers wireless internet access for use with your laptop, fireplaces, a private yard with barbeque, and ocean views from upstairs decks.
The sober living home provides a staff resident, there to offer support and to ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients to promote recovery. Transportation to and from meetings and access to a 24-hour fitness gym are thrown into the mix to help you build and sustain your physical, mental and spiritual stamina.
The Pacific Ocean is within walking distance, as well as beautiful Dana Point beaches. Miles of garden paths meander along the ocean in a tranquil setting for meditation and walking.
Sober Pacific Living Home represents either an elegant alternative to hospital treatment or can serve as a reinforcing extension to such care. Rather than starting a new life in an isolated treatment environment, Sober Pacific Living Home places the recovering resident in a lovely home near the breathtaking Southern California coast. The sober living environment levels his focus on recovery and on getting back into the mainstream of life
The first few months of the recovery process are the most crucial. During this time, the recovering addict needs support, space and singleness of focus. Itâ€™s a tough call, but the best way that you can support a loved one who is ready to stop using and begin a clean and sober life is to get out of his way and place him in an environment where he has the greatest possibility to succeed. Sober Pacific Living Home offers the support of experienced staff, the camaraderie of other recovering residents, access to twelve-step meetings and physical fitness facilities.
The residence also makes a variety of additional amenities available for an additional charge. For an additional fee, the resident can meet with a life coach or counselor. The staff can set up private yoga instruction or services of a masseuse for the resident. A
Sober Pacific Living Home offers many additional amenities and opportunities to help you build physical and emotional muscle. For an additional fee, we will arrange for you to meet with a life coach or counselor. The staff resident can set you up to attend private yoga instruction or enjoy the services of a masseuse. A nearby fitness boot camp can be added to your schedule to get your body back in shape. Exercise programs, personal training coach, medical evaluation with an addiction certified psychologist, spiritual counseling, family therapy, group therapy, therapeutic massage, and yoga. Horseback riding and other popular local outings are scheduled to help you and your housemates get into the mainstream of living.
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Posted by info on June 26th, 2007
June 26, 2007 – SouthCoast Recovery Announces 90 Day Heroin Treatment Program – SouthCoast Recovery is proud to introduce an exceptionally effective treatment program for heroin addiction.
Opiates (oxycontin, Codeine, Darvocet, Demerol, Fentanyl, Heroin, Morphine) are the new drugs of choice for Americaâ€™s youth and we have seen a huge increased in admission to our treatment facility listing opiates or some combination of opiates with other drugs as their primary addiction. Noticing this increase led our team to develop a new treatment protocol (The SouthCoast Methodâ„¢) to more effectively treat this type of addiction. On June 1, 2007, our first client was admitted to our Heroin Addiction Program with promising results. The new program works like this:
It is the experience of SouthCoast Recovery that heroin addiction needs to be approached in a very particular way. Due to the physical and psychological effects of heroin, opiates and opioids of all kinds, South Coast Recovery has developed a unique treatment program for people addicted to these types of drugs. Heroin addicts have a very high relapse rate during the early states of recovery due to the physical pain involved. The body has cravings that the brain interprets as a signal that the body is in pain. Our heroin treatment program recommends that the client to be prescribed medications that decrease this level of pain for the first 10-14 days. These analgesic drugs (suboxone or naltrexone) block the transmission of pain messages to the brain thereby decreasing the level of pain. We have experienced a 88% success rate during the first two weeks of recovery using this method versus a 22% success rate using no opiate blockers.
SouthCoast Recovery has extensive experience with heroin and opiate addictions of all kinds. We have treated opiate addictions for over 13 years. The first stage is to physically stabilize the person. We refer our clients to an addiction medicine specialist for evaluation and opiate blocking medications, if necessary. If the client needs medically detox, they are referred to a comfortable detox facility.
Once a person is stabilized and has an opiate blocker medication, the learning begins. Each client is evaluated by our psychologist, Dr. Robert Buley, to identify issues and goals. Our marriage and family therapist identifies relationship and family issues. Our addiction treatment specialists give individual attention and evaluation. Once the person is properly evaluated, a treatment plan is developed which ensures the best possibility of success. The root of the problem is identified and treated through individual and group sessions.
South Coast Recovery, founded by Dennis Larkin, a former drug addict himself, is a primary drug rehab and alcohol treatment center with an extended treatment transitional program. The program lasts from 30 days to one year, depending on one’s progress, and includes 30 people at a time working with seven-ten staff members. Most get jobs while in the program. The desire to become sober and the willingness to stop using all mind-altering chemical substances are the most important — and therefore the first essential steps on the road to recovery.
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Posted by info on May 15th, 2007
Andale, Andale! Hurry, Hurry! Do you experience the effects of alcohol and drug abuse or addiction in your life? Is addiction ruining your relationships? Is it making your life unmanageable? In todayâ€™s society, almost everyoneâ€™s life is touched by alcohol and drug abuse or addiction. We see it in the news from Hollywood to skid row. The good news isâ€¦.NO MORE â€œLIVINâ€™ LA VIDA LOCAâ€?. Itâ€™s never too soon, or too late, to take action and get the appropriate help and rehabilitation you or a loved one might need. It is okay to â€œVIVE-LA-VIDAâ€?â€¦ live life!
VIVE-LA-VIDA is a new high-end, affordable, executive alcohol and drug addiction intensive outpatient treatment facility with residential sober-living in Southern California. Located in the quaint city of San Juan Capistrano, the outpatient rehabilitation center with residential sober-living was developed to tailor to each of its clientâ€™s individual needs in order to reintegrate them back into society sober. Vive-La-Vidaâ€™s treatment team is equipped to work with primary addictions of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, prescription pills, methamphetamine, heroin, and other various mind or mood altering drugs.
Additionally the treatment team focuses on the appropriate rehabilitation for clients with dual diagnosis of bi-polar, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, gambling and sex addiction to name a few.
Vive-La-Vida offers a wide range of therapy that involves all aspects that make up a human being: the mental, the physical, and the spiritual. A typical day for the clients involves 12-step meetings, mediation and yoga, individual and group therapy, art therapy, didactics, and exercise at an exclusive gym. One client states â€œI love the focus of Vive-La-Vida! Not only do they help me work through my issues, but they teach me how to structure my day!â€? Vive-La-Vida is a Social-Model Treatment Center that teaches their clients how to implement their new tools and coping skills into their daily life.
Dr. Martin Pennington, Psy.D., Doctor of Clinical Psychology, is the Clinical Director at Vive-La-Vidaâ€™s rehabilitation facility. He has twenty-five (25) plus years of clinical experience, and eleven (11) years working in chemical dependency. He is a graduate of Boston University and Boston College. He received his Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology from Ryokan College in Los Angeles. Dr. Pennington has additional training at the Cambridge Institute, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and Hannaman Medical College. He is a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. The â€œDocâ€?, as his clients call him, integrates a synthesis of developmental, object-relation, cognitive therapeutic and existential modality in his individual and group therapy. He believes it is vital to assist his clientele through navigation of a healthy transformational change in their thinking and behavior.
Eric Nada, M.F.T.I., is Vive-La-Vidaâ€™s Marriage and Family Therapist and has experience aiding victims of domestic violence. Through psychotherapy, he recognizes each individuals psychological patterns and approaches to life, so that a more holistic and individualistic outlook can be adopted. Eric sees each client in a group and individual setting.
Joan Evans-Fay is the Neuromuscular Massage and Meditation Therapist at the Intensive-Outpatient Treatment Center. She focuses on the holistic approach to well-being and helping her clients get centered, find self-awareness, and develop positive self-expression. Joan works with the clients in individual and group settings through meditation, yoga, journaling, and massage therapy. Joan says â€œmeditation is effective at the beginning of the healing process as well as at the end of recovery, it never really ends.â€?
Connie Sasso is the Art Therapist
Dr. Edward Kaufman-Psychiatric Consultant
The Vive-La-Vida Staff understands the disease of addiction, and they know it can affect anyone. Throughout their treatment, they continue to acknowledge all of the dynamics, hard work, and patience that go into helping another get their life in order. The Staff believes in their clients and their Outpatient/ Sober-Living Treatment Program.
Posted by info on March 30th, 2007
Pacific Recovery is an executive residential program for professional men 35 and older and located in the sea side community of Dana Point, California. These suites are perfect for recovery, peace quite and serenity during and after treatment.
Housed in one of the beautiful 2 bedroom condominiums, right at the beach, no more than 3 men in a condo (2 to a room with a private bath or a private room and bath), we offer Top of the line beds, furniture, sheets, towels, kitchen utensils, barbecue, washer, dryer, TVâ€™s , DVD player, computer, telephone, pool and spa.
The program is individualized based on personal need as well as prior treatment. The length of treatment varies depending on the residents needs. Residents may stay up to six months.
Pacific Recovery and Capo by the Sea work together to provide a full offsite clinical program consisting of individual psychotherapy, case management, specialized groups and services, experiential therapies, a family program, and psychiatric services.
During there stay, each resident develops a personal plan to help them transition back into life. Based on their progress, residents begin to reintegrate into the family, community, workplace, and/ or school setting.
Residents are encouraged to practice new skills and behaviors in a safe, caring and supportive environment while they return to everyday life.
90 Day Program
The 90 Day Program is designed for professionals, chronic relapsers, patients with a prolonged detox, and those with multiple prior treatments. After or during the Detox the patient moves into one of the condominiums and follows the RDT program. This all depends on the patientâ€™s medical condition.
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Posted by info on February 8th, 2007
February 7, 2007 — SouthCoast Recovery has opened a beautiful new office in Southern California that is solely dedicated to their clientâ€™s alcohol treatment and drug rehab needs. Paul LaMorticella, a world-renowned interior designer, graced the drug and alcohol treatment centerâ€™s facility with his artistic talent. The new building consists of six individual counseling offices, two group counseling classrooms, and two acupuncture and massage therapy rooms all arranged to provide a serene environment for treatment. The state of the art center enhances SouthCoast Recoveryâ€™s success as a social-model alcohol and drug treatment center, which teaches clients how to structure their day and live as a productive, sober member in society.
The Southern California Treatment Center believes it is imperative to create a microcosm of the real world in order to teach alcoholics and drug addicts how to implement recovery into their daily life. In a structured-realistic environment, SouthCoast has the ability to work with their clients on how to apply their new tools and coping skills, and how grow up and become accountable and responsible. Now, having a separate office facility, the clients are held responsible to plan appropriately for each day.
SouthCoast Recovery recognizes that utilizing their new facility gives their clients a taste of what it is like to go to work or school every day. Most alcoholics or drug addicts lose this form of discipline throughout their using. The clients are learning accountability and structure.
â€œThe overwhelming emptiness inside of me destroyed my purpose, my judgment, my ambition, and even my desire to live. I lost jobs, homes, driving privileges, families and friends and my freedom; and still, I could not stop using.â€? (Steve S.)
The treatment facilityâ€™s goal is to help transition their clients through this uncomfortable change from addiction into a lifestyle of recovery. Through SouthCoastâ€™s treatment, the clients begin to build habits of adult behavior. They wake up, make their beds, and get spiritually centered for their day. Then, off to work! The clients go to the new facility for their daily intensive counseling. In the late afternoon, the clients are transported to the local 24-Hour Fitness to take care of their physical well-being. They end the day preparing dinner and going off to a 12-step meeting. Sounds exhausting; however, addressing all aspects of a human being, the mental, the physical, and the spiritual, works!
SouthCoast offers effective affordable and low cost drug rehab, alcohol treatment, recovery and treatment programs in California. We build upon the 12-Step Recovery program by integrating the most current medical and psychological treatments into the SouthCoast Methodâ„¢. We are a recovery treatment center that offers short and long term addiction treatment programs and understands difficult addictions to alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine (crystal, meth, crank), cocaine (crack, rock, powder), heroin (morphine, methadone, smack, suboxone), party drugs (GHB, ketamine) and similar mind altering substances. We offer affordable drug rehab, alternative sentencing, alcohol rehabilitation and court liaison assistance. Our drug treatment and alcohol rehab center works!
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Posted by info on January 16th, 2007
Dana Point, CA, — PTG Studios is pleased to announce the selection of South Coast Recovery of Dana Point, CA, for its innovative, educational television series, Today’s Family. The center is featured in a segment on “choosing a safe and effective recovery program” for a New Lease on Life that is currently airing on cable networks around the country.
South Coast Recovery, founded by Dennis Larkin, a former drug addict himself, is a transitional learning center for living sober. The program lasts from 90 days to two years, depending on one’s progress, and includes 30 people at a time working with seven-ten staff members. Most get jobs while in the program. The desire to become sober and the willingness to stop using all mind-altering chemical substances are the most important — and therefore the first essential steps on the road to recovery. Experience has shown that after withdrawal, recovery falls into three phases, each lasting approximately a year or moreâ€”saving your life, enjoying your life and extending your life.
South Coast is a program for the client who needs a supportive recovery environment in which to live for a period of time to readjust his/her life, a dynamic place where an individual may continue to address issues that are vital to his/her recovery. In some cases, clients just need a sober living environment to learn life skills and regain their maximum cognitive functioning, and continue to “Turn a Life Around.”
Experience has shown that an extended term sober living program acts as a safety net for clients who often get “stuck” in the beginning or at three, six or nine months of sobriety. It also serves as a safe sober living place to feel and verbalize issues that have not been realized or have been inappropriate to address in an individual’s life.
Their Credo is: “Without a dream a person has no purpose; without a purpose an individual has no goals; without a goal to strive towards, our life has no destination; without a destination, we just drift. Having a dream and working toward that dream gives our life a goal, a destination, a purpose, and best of all â€“ meaning.”
It is a 12-step oriented program with Christian track available, featuring weekly workshops in: Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Goal Setting, Values Clarification, Skills Development, Self-Esteem, Life Planning Skills, Relationships, Group Process, and more. South Coast also offers help with education requirements, and teaches computer literacy.
“We help people put their lives back together so they can function, ” said Larkin.
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Posted by info on January 1st, 2007
SouthCoast Recovery provides affordable residential treatment 30 Day Program (Extended Stay Available) for people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction in a structured, supportive environment. Our licensed and nationally-recognized 30 day program focuses on giving our clients the best quality counseling and training to help them achieve their goals and to learn to enjoy a sobriety-based lifestyle.
Extended support is the key to successful sobriety. Successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment doesn’t happen in a week. Detox and hospital-based treatment can be important, even necessary, at first. But the habits that were built up over years take time to replace, and SouthCoast specializes in providing the transitional living support needed to ensure permanent sobriety.
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Posted by info on September 15th, 2006
Essence Treatment Options is a successful residential drug and alcohol treatment center for women within a mile from the Pacific Ocean. What makes Essence so unique are both our carefully chosen staff and individuzlized treatment plans customized especially for each client. We have carefully selected each one of our staff members, in an effort to ensure that they have the capacity and empathy essential in understanding our clients and being able to meet their needs. We believe that employing individuls wth firsthand experience in recovery is critical in developing a therapeutic environment where our clients can begin a successful journey into sobriety with a sense of safety and comfort. We have individualized treatment plans tailored specifically for each client, enabling us to meet their needs and core issues on multiple levels. At ESSENCE, we believe in healing the whole woman, mind, body, and soul. Our woman’s only treatment center provides a nurturing and supportive environment while dealing with recovery.
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