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Based out of San Rafael, California, North Bay Recovery Center is a CARF-accredited residential treatment program for men struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Treatment lasts for 90 days and is highly individualized. North Bay follows a “hub and spokes” model wherein clients spend time at the main treatment facility, Skill House, during the day and go home to Life Houses, the living quarters, at night.

Accommodations and Food

The program has room for a total of 17 men in three homes spread discreetly throughout neighborhoods near the main treatment facility. While the layout of each house differs somewhat, all come fully furnished and feature both single and double rooms with twin or full beds, dressers and shared closet space. Other amenities include on-site laundry facilities, modern decor, spacious living spaces with cable TV, WiFi and music rooms with instruments to play during downtime. Throughout their stay, residents are served three meals a day by a small cooking team led by an executive chef.

Treatment and Staff

Because treatment is individualized, all residents first go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff develop plans to suit their needs. Though detox is not available on-site, those in need can get referrals to nearby programs. While programs differ somewhat depending on the client, each is broken into three 30-day stages. Phase one focuses primarily on stabilizing residents, identifying their core issues and working through the first four of the 12 steps. In the second phase, clients move more deeply into their issues through therapy; identify their triggers; learn relapse prevention strategies and work through the next four steps. Finally, stage three stresses personal responsibility and life skills while helping residents transition out of therapy while covering the last four steps.

Throughout the program, clients attend both group and individual therapy based in evidence-based methodologies including CBT, DBT and EMDR. As mentioned, support for clients with co-occurring disorders is provided and includes medication management. Trauma-informed care is also available.

The staff at North Bay Recovery Center consists of MDs, RNs, psychologists, LMFTs, art therapists, LACs, CADCs and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.


The program includes holistic treatment such as spiritual coaching, art therapy, acupuncture and sometimes equine therapy. All residents also get temporary gym memberships for the duration of their stay. Those who complete primary care can continue into North Bay’s phase four or extended care program as a form of aftercare. This phase is essentially stepped down outpatient counseling with a focus on reintegrating into society.

In Summary

In all, North Bay Recovery Center is a well-rounded, luxury treatment facility for men in early recovery. Treatment plans are individualized and include evidence-based care, holistic methods and aftercare planning in addition to 12-step principles. While the price may vary depending on each residents’ insurance, North Bay Recovery Center remains a strong resource for men in the area.

North Bay Recovery Center Location

55 Shaver St, Ste #200
San Rafael, CA 94901

North Bay Recovery Center Cost

Call for cost; PPO and private pay accepted. Reach North Bay Recovery Center by phone at (844) 249-9204. Find North Bay Recovery Center on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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