Ocean Recovery in Newport Beach is a residential extended care facility for people with addictions or eating disorders who have already spent 15 to 30 days in an inpatient facility elsewhere. As such, detox is not available. The main goal is relapse prevention and a smooth transition into a more independent sober living environment—which Ocean Recovery also provides.
Accommodations and Food
Residents stay in furnished apartments with granite countertops, leather couches and flat screen TVs with a full line-up of movie channels. Weekly barbecues take place in on the narrow patios.
Clients must purchase their own groceries with an allowance and cook in fully-equipped kitchens with advice from a nutritional counselor. Men and women stay in separate facilities and attend completely different groups.
Treatment and Staff
Ocean Recovery is a 12-step rehab, and meetings are considered integral to each resident’s continued recovery. The staff help connect residents with sponsors in the community. Clients who are resistant to AA may criticize this as one-size-fits-all, but there are plenty of non 12-step-exclusive centers for those individuals.
Treatment consists of individual counseling based on CBT, psychoeducation groups, process groups, and a trauma-informed care that includes EMDR and family therapy. Other holistic treatment offerings include equine therapy, a ropes course, yoga, Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
Most of the therapists on staff at Ocean Recovery have Master’s-level degrees or doctorates, and a psychiatrist is available for any necessary medical consultations.
Ocean Recovery entrusts its residents with a good amount of free time. Most of the afternoons are devoted to group bonding—not only to create healthy, sober friendships, but also to encourage clients to stay on at Ocean Recovery for sober living. Volleyball, surfing, swimming and kayaking keep residents active, while group cookouts are a regular ritual. Outside trips may also include sporting events and museums.
Once clients complete the 90-day extended care program, Ocean Recovery urges them to transition into the sober living program, which lasts for 12 to 18 months. On the whole, Ocean Recovery is solid for extended care. While not necessarily ideal for those who require a lot of structure or are trying to avoid a heavy 12-step emphasis, Ocean Recovery could be perfect for someone looking to save money on extended care or escape from a less-than-ideal primary care situation.
3419 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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