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FootPrints Behavioral Health Center Capistrano Beach


FootPrints Behavioral Health Center Capistrano Beach Review

Located in the small beach city of Dana Point 60 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Footprints Behavioral Health in Capistrano Beach is one of several treatment facilities in the Kool Living network in Southern California. Nicknamed the “Silver House,” this upscale Joint Commission-Accredited residence provides individualized, comprehensive treatment for clients struggling with substance use disorders and eating disorders as well as those in need of dual diagnosis support. The Silver House offers detox and residential services including individual and group therapy. Co-founded by Nicholas Russi, an LADC with personal knowledge of the recovery process, FootPrints is designed to show clients an overall life-affirming approach to recovery.

Accommodations and Food

Situated minutes from Capistrano Beach Park, the Silver House is a cozy upscale home that boasts world-class amenities. The ocean is the biggest attraction as residents go on regular beach trips, and the ocean breeze provides constant rejuvenation during recovery. The accommodations are gender-specific, with six men and six women separated into two houses. Both houses offer spacious floor plan, lots of natural lighting, nice furnishings, modern decor, common areas with flat screen TVs and a communal kitchen. The facility encourages a communal and comfortable atmosphere. To this end clients have roommates, and private rooms are available for extra cost. Limited Internet access is allowed, as the staff does not want anyone to feel isolated during treatment.

Residents enjoy a nutritious and balanced menu prepared by the on-site chef. The culinary team works with a nutritionist to create delicious meals that replenish the body with needed nutrients. Clients with dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment and Staff

Individuals entering treatment must undergo an extensive intake evaluation that helps the staff create an individualized treatment program customized specifically for the client’s needs.

Many clients immediately begin the medical detox program, which can last up to 10 days. Footprints offers sub-acute detox for a wide range of substances including alcohol, heroin, xanax or klonopin. Clients detox in a comfortable environment with around-the-clock supervision.

Following detox, most clients transition into the residential program, where they receive 24/7 supervision. FootPrints recommends a minimum stay of 30 days and many clients stay for up to three months. The facility utilizes a wide range of therapies including evidence-based and holistic approaches in addition to a more effective streamlined version of the 12-step method. Clients participate in individual and group therapy utilizing CBT and DBT, peer group sessions, family therapy as well as holistic activities like yoga and meditation. In addition, the facility offers wellness promotion activities like nutrition counseling, life skills and stress management.


FootPrints believes that strong aftercare is a significant component to the success of a long-term recovery. To this end, the FootPrints network provides sober living and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in San Clemente. In addition, counselors work with clients to set up continued support through community groups like AA and NA.

In Summary

FootPrints Behavioral Health Center in Capistrano Beach is a detox and residential facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with substance use disorders, eating disorders and co-occurring disorders. As there are only six clients at a time, all residents receive plenty of attention. The program utilizes classic evidence-based and holistic therapies as well as wellness activities. If needed, clients can step down to IOP treatment in San Clemente. Footprints in San Capistrano is a great option for in Southern California clients looking for a flexible, individualized treatment program.

FootPrints Behavioral Health Center Capistrano Beach Location

26421 Via California Capistrano Beach
Dana Point, CA 92624

FootPrints Behavioral Health Center Capistrano Beach Cost

$22,500 (30 days); insurance accepted. Reach FootPrints Behavioral Health Center by phone at (800) 921-8893 or by email. Find FootPrints Behavioral Health Center on Facebook

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