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Luminance Recovery


luxury rehab San Juan Capistrano CaliforniaThe Basics

Located in the beachside city of San Juan Capistrano, California, Luminance Recovery provides a continuum of care to clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. The organization was founded in 2015 by Michael Castanon, a mortgage banker who sought help for his addiction and had a less than stellar rehab experience, so he created Luminance. Treatment is available for men and women over 18, with individualized treatment plans and dual diagnosis support. Programs include detox, residential treatment and extended care options, all utilizing a combination of traditional therapeutic methods and holistic healing.

Accommodations and Food

Both men and women are housed in a large, modern home near the beach. Clients sleep in gender-specific dual-occupancy rooms, comfortably furnished with all linens provided. The home is also equipped with laundry and a full kitchen. Treatment occurs at an off-site clinic where clients are transported daily.

Food is prepared on-site by a chef and dietary requests and restrictions can be accommodated. In fact, meal plans can be individualized, with sample menus items such as turkey tacos, black beans and rice with veggie toppings or pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw, with a tomato cucumber salad.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment programs last from 30 to 180 days, depending on the client. If necessary, medically-supervised detox is completed on site, as are psychiatric assessments for dual diagnosis support. Medication management, individual therapy and EMDR are available for clients with co-occurring disorders.

Clients begin each day with a walk on the beach and a guided meditation. Daily group therapy addresses relapse prevention, coping and life skills training, and process groups for emotional development. For women, gender-specific groups that focus on health body image, trauma and love addiction, are held several times a week; while groups specific to trauma and loss are held for men. Weekly individual sessions utilize Motivational Interviewing (MI), CBT or DBT techniques. Psychoeducation and recovery skills workshops assist with understanding addiction.

The staff includes a psychiatrist, an MD, RNs, CADCs, LACs, LCSWs, case managers and several recovery techs.


Luminance’s family program offers family counseling as well as educational groups and activities.

Addressing the physical component of recovery, clients are able go to the gym four days a week, with options for yoga or Pilates once a week. Residents can also participate in surf therapy under the supervision of a certified instructor. Participants learn how to manage frustration, increase tolerance, adopt perseverance, as well as build strength and self-confidence.

Recreational activities and outings are scheduled on Saturday afternoons and include equine therapy, hiking or trips to the beach. Some activities incur additional costs.

In Summary

In addition to the beautiful location, Luminance Recovery has the advantage of offering a comprehensive continuum of care with innovative therapies. Clients may be guided through their first few months of recovery in a consistent and comfortable environment. This is an excellent choice for those seeking a long-term program in Orange County.

Luminance Recovery
27131 Calle Arroyo, Ste 1703
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Luminance Recovery Cost: $29,000 (30 days). Reach Luminance Recovery by phone at (714) 408-9609 or by email. Find Luminance Recovery on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+

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