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The Basics

New Horizon Recovery (NHR) is a residential treatment program located in a gated community in Encinitas, California, just north of San Diego. NHR was established in 1979 by owner Mike Wilson whose goal was to foster a comfortable and supportive recovery community. The standard at New Horizon is to treat addiction through both holistic and traditional therapeutic models. In its resort-like setting, clients receive care from staff including house directors (many of whom are alumni in recovery) and psychologists.

New Horizon’s proximity to beaches and hiking trails allows clients to enjoy the idyllic outdoor advantages of life in Southern California, with the average year-round temperature of 76 degrees taking the edge off early recovery. They offer programs in 30, 60 and 90 day varieties.

Accommodations and Food

As a 12-bed facility with all private rooms, residents at NHW enjoy both luxury and privacy. All private rooms have twin beds. There is a TV and a computer available to clients in the common areas. Once a client has become sober and integrated into the program, they can use laptops in their rooms.The property is dotted with palm trees and maintains neatly manicured lawns. There is also a sprawling patio equipped with beach furniture and a grill.

Full-time chefs are on staff to prepare healthy, home-cooked dinners for clients. The overall setting and attitude at New Horizon Recovery promises clients a “home away from home.” Clients prepare their own breakfast and lunch. The lead chef is Italian, so dinners are comprised of authentic Italian fare. He grocery shops every day for fresh ingredients to prepare for his meals.

Treatment and Staff

Upon intake, each client meets with the program director followed by a consultation with a medical doctor specializing in addiction. Staff complete an assessment of each resident, including an evaluation of whether Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) would be appropriate. Nurses lead these assessments; medications such as Suboxone, Naltrexone, Subutex and Campralto are used to ease withdrawal symptoms.

The residential program offers two group therapy sessions and one individual session per day. Family therapy is available as needed throughout treatment. Most activities take place on-site though staff also accompany clients to off-site 12-step meetings. All treatment is based on CBT-oriented therapy.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment is also available to clients on a case-by-case, individualized basis. Clients attend individual and group counseling up to six days a week for three hours a day, though they are not required to attend sessions for that many days a week. Clients determine the level of care they receive with the help of their counselors and therapists. Those with co-occurring disorders are treated on-site by visiting psychiatrists.

The staff includes a physician, nurse practitioners, Master’s-level counselors, a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a family therapist.

Extras

Aside from on-site treatment there are also frequent outings, with activities including water sports at the beach, hiking trips at nearby Torrey Pines State Park, bike riding excursions and visits to the bowling alley. Staff arrange movie nights for residents as well as group barbecues on the patio. Clients have access to an on-site gym as well as yoga and meditation classes twice a week.

Counselors help clients incorporate family therapy sessions into their schedules when necessary. Staff also provide free aftercare assistance to clients, though there is no official program in place.  Finally, New Horizon Recovery hosts a blog to keep clients and family members updated on news about treatment and recovery.

In Summary

New Horizon Recovery’s owner interacts with clients in treatment, setting an example for the staff to develop positive and trusting relationships with the clients they serve. Residents learn to relax and take it easy in the sunny, laid-back setting at New Horizon. The intensity and scope of care varies depending on clients’ needs, with staff available to guide the way. Though it lacks some of the extras of similarly priced rehabs, the tranquil location and professional staff are still good bets for a smooth recovery.

New Horizon Recovery
417 Sandalwood Ct
Encinitas, CA 92024

New Horizon Recovery Cost: $27,000 (30 days). Reach New Horizon Recovery by phone at (760) 807-0787 and 760-805-4015 . Find New Horizon Recovery on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

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  1. I went to this place in 2011. The owner and her daughter sold my insurance info to someone in Huntington Beach that used my info for chiropractic treatment and charged over $8000 to my insurance. She also paid Her counselors in cash but usually refused to pay them after a few months. She then reported one of the best ones that he assulted her. That was complete BS! One of the clients and I were there when she assulted him and we both went to court to back him up. The lady that runs this place and her daughter are complete crooks and should be in prison. They do not have any sort of doctor on duty but they do have a degenerate ahole house manager that sleeps in until noon. Turko on KUSI news did a report on this crazy lady. You should research her and her daughter before ever considering talking to them. Her daughter called me a year later and said I should come back for inpatient and was asking me for my new insurance info. These people should be in prison!!!

  2. New Horizon Recovery is a wonderful place to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. They provided me a terrific intensive outpatient recovery process. Once I was finished, they assisted me in successfully continuing on a part-time maintenance level basis to ensure my sobriety. New Horizon Recovery offered daily group and individual therapy, transportation to and from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, helped me with obtaining and working with a sponsor and completing the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step process. Thanks to New Horizon recovery I have been sober for 7 months and I continue to demonstrate a substance-free way of living. As part of the discharge recovery plan, they equipped me with the physical tools necessary to continue to make daily progress. I owe my sobriety to the absolutely wonderful staff and administration at New Horizon. If you want to know the best place to go to be successful in leaving your addiction behind, New Horizon Recovery is the place!

  3. NEW HORIZON RECOVERY IS THE BEST REHAB. I was suffering. I went to two other rehabs but they were so large I really didn’t get any help. 40 people in a group lots of people getting high. At New Horizon the groups are very small, I had a private session with a therapist every day. Lots of family sessions. They helped me get a job and helped me improve my family relationships. No one was getting high here. Everyone was grateful for such a nice place to be. Private bedroom, a rare thing in rehab. Yoga and meditation to help with my anxiety and really good community meetings.

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  5. THIS PLACE SHOULD BE AVOIDED, THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY’RE DOING!! BOTH MY SON AND ANOTHER RESIDENT HAD SEIZURES ON THEIR WATCH!!! THE HOUSE MANAGER STOLE MEDICINE FROM MY SON AND THE OWNER DEFENDED HIM. THEY WERE DECEPTIVE IN THE FACT THAT THEY TOOK MY SON TO A DRUG STORE AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM THE ER AFTER HIS FIRST SEIZURE! THE RESIDENTS SNEEK PEOPLE INTO THE HOUSE FOR OVERNIGHT “VISITS” AND THEY HAVE NO CLUE! THE WILL BE REPORTED TO THE STATE LICENSING DEPARTMENT.

  6. I agree with the previous review. Based on my experience with New Horizon Recovery, I would NOT recommend it. Their advertisements are deceptive. They do NOT have a staff of doctors, psychiatrists etc. working at the facility, as they promote on the website. There is no daily schedule. They do not offer a comprehensive treatment program. In reality, every counselor brings their own material, making it is very haphazard. They promote that they are a “social model community”. This means that the burden of recovery is on YOUR shoulders. The social model is used by state-funded treatment programs (that are free of charge in San Diego) because those places can’t afford intensive one-on-one counseling. But this place charges $15,000. Despite charging so much, New Horizon Recovery does not have a trained person doing the intake on you. It is done by the owner, who has no credentials. Totally unprofessional. Totally scary.

  7. Jason Vedder, DC on

    I admitted myself for suicide prevention after a major depressive event. To date I have not been assessed by Dr. Wilson or any other certified professional. The list of additional services and activities are not actually provided, according to the other patients present. Additionally, my request for psych evaluation is being avoided, rather than provided or denied outright. Don’t believe the hype.

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