Celebrate Hope provides Christian faith-based treatment for adult clients struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Located in the small beachside community of San Juan Capistrano, Celebrate Hope provides residential treatment for men and women. This program is offered as part of the larger Hope By The Sea treatment facility that has been providing a variety of treatment programs in the area since 2003.
Accommodations and Food
There are four luxurious Celebrate Hope homes available—two men’s houses, and two women’s houses. Each accommodate up to 10 and contain bedrooms that are shared with one other, full-size beds and ample closet space. Rooms are also assigned by age, so that clients will be supported by a peer near their age during recovery. The communal areas include fireplaces, large, gourmet kitchens, TVs, and recreational activities such as pool table and swimming pool.
All meals are provided and prepared by staff. Dietary requests can be catered to, and food is home-cooked and served family-style.
Treatment and Staff
After completing a comprehensive intake assessment, clients choosing the Celebrate Hope program enroll in 30, 60 or 90 days of treatment. In addition to traditional treatment methods like CBT-based group therapy, life skills, coping skills and psychoeducation, the Christian program specifically addresses spiritual needs by offering individual pastoral sessions and Bible study. Clients regularly attend group and individual therapy, and are transported to and from the Hope By The Sea offices in San Juan Capistrano for treatment. Each gender-specific group attends treatment at a different time of the day.
Clients begin their day with reflection and Bible study, followed by group activities, individual sessions and lunch. The afternoons are spent completing chores, attending meetings, Church services and the gym. Prayer and scripture are essential tools used in recovery in this program and clients are immersed in faith-focused sessions. The goal of this method of treatment is to find the underlying causes of substance abuse, address them and set out on new paths following Christian principles. The pastoral sessions are crucial to the Celebrate Hope program, and are offered five times a week. They focus on restoring the client’s relationship with Jesus, or on establishing a relationship with God. With the assistance of LADCs, therapists, psychiatrists and a pastor, clients deal with emotional and traumatic experiences, set and review recovery goals and heal broken relationships.
Dual diagnosis support for clients with co-occurring disorders is provided as needed, with clients receiving medication management appropriate to their condition. Celebrate Hope offers holistic methods to minimize the use of medications, but can alter treatment based on what is most effective for the client.
Visitation is allowed on weekends, and group outings are arranged.
At the completion of the program, clients work with their clinical team to create an aftercare plan. This may include outpatient and sober living programs that are offered through Hope By The Sea, or referrals to additional resources local to the client. Hope By The Sea also offers traditional 12-step and alternative residential programs.
Celebrate Hope believes that addiction is physical and psychological, but also spiritual. Therefore, the program offered focuses greatly on the client’s spiritual well-being, offering more than the usual individual counseling sessions to ensure pastoral support. Clients live among other Hope By The Sea clients, and can switch to a different track during their treatment, if they find their current program is not working. Overall, this faith-based program is a unique stand-alone offering of a well-established Orange County treatment facility.
27432 Calle Arroyo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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