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Mountainside Recovery Center is based in Southern California’s San Jacinto Valley in the city of Hemet. Mountainside provides a continuum of co-ed substance abuse services that include detox, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The clients are accommodated in Mountainside’s sober living homes and provided with transportation to the clinical treatment facility daily.

Accommodations and Food

There are five different homes where clients reside while undergoing treatment. The gender-specific houses range is style and size, but they are all spacious and comfortable, accommodating between eight and 10 clients in each. The residences offer amenities like pools, large backyards with BBQs, Jacuzzi-style bathtubs, a putting green and new appliances. The bedrooms are shared, usually between two, but in some master bedrooms, there are three roommates, with an adjacent full bathroom. The living rooms are furnished with large couches and easy chairs for residents to lounge in while watching the flat screen TV or reading. The dining rooms have several long tables and chairs for all of the clientele in the house to eat together, and though personal devices, like cell phone and tablets aren’t permitted during treatment, there are community phones available for use.

All of the food is taken care of by Mountainside, and the clients take turns preparing meals for each other. Meals and snacks are tasty and nutritious and coffee and tea are available throughout the day.

Treatment and staff

The program lasts anywhere between 30 to 45 days on average, considering how long the on-site detox process takes for each person. The clients attend treatment for about six hours a day at an off-site Mondays through Fridays. The PHP includes group and individual therapy several times a week, and there are some co-ed groups and some are gender-specific. There are also specialized programs geared towards those with co-occurring disorders that can include medication management if needed, and frequent visits with a staff psychiatrist.

Though treatment at this facility incorporates elements of the 12 steps, the main focus is on different evidence-based treatment methods, like CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). The emphasis on getting to the root of the initial addiction and addressing past trauma’s or events can lead to uncovering reasons why the client started taking using in the first place.

Mountainside employs a variety of medical and clinical staff with many different specialties in the field of addiction. This includes physicians, LPCs, LCSWs and residential staff that are available 24 hours a day.


There are evening and weekend outings available, like trips shopping or to the movies and group trips to the beach. There are always recreational activities and exercise scheduled, so that the clients don’t feel like they’re confined to the facility and can see there is also fun to be had in sobriety. A couple of the homes also have gym equipment on the premises.

An aftercare plan is always put into place during each client’s treatment experience that often includes referrals to an outpatient program within his or her home community.

In Summary

Mountainside Recovery Center provides comfortable accommodations and thorough treatment that is rooted in respect and privacy. The programs are fairly short, but offer a continued avenue of support even after the client returns home. This is an excellent choice for clients looking to get away from the busy city, but stay close in southern California.

Mountainside Recovery Center Location

31631 Auto Center Dr
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Mountainside Recovery Center Cost

$25,000 (up to 45 days including detox). Reach Mountainside Recovery Center by phone at (855) 698-7106.

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