Sea Change Recovery is an intensive outpatient treatment center for men seeking to recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. Sea Change Recovery is located in the hip and peaceful beach enclave of Santa Monica, and is adjacent to Venice Beach, home of much surfing and skate boarding lore. Sea Change uses the restorative and healing powers of the nearby ocean to inform its treatment philosophy, and offer clients a quintessentially Californian recovery experience. The facility itself is well-lit and pleasant, and provides a serene setting in which to take in the nearby ocean breeze.
Treatment and Staff
The staff at Sea Change believes strongly in the effectiveness of 12-step programs, and in addition to having access to regular 12-step meetings, clients at Sea Change are offered support in helping to live out each of the steps as they make their way to recovery. Sea Change considers itself an integral part of the Venice and Santa Monica recovery communities, and is committed to helping clients meet other focused and sober individuals. The counselors at Sea Change also use traditional treatment methodologies, such as CBT, individual, and group therapies. Therapists also embrace Post-Modern Therapy, which is results based, and encourages clients to address the positive aspects of their personalities, rather than focus on the negative impact of their addictions on the past. Clients who are struggling with dual diagnosis have access to treatment programs that also address the other mental health issues.
Clients at Sea Change are encouraged to explore psychological barriers by way of a number of exhilarating and therapeutic beach activities, which can include surfing, skateboarding, or simply meditating by the beach. This is referred to as “Salt Water Therapy,” and is based on the idea that focus on mindfulness and overcoming fear can help recovering addicts tap into the strong and active aspects of their personalities. Treatment at Sea Change is five days a week, and generally lasts at least 30 days.
In addition to Salt Water Therapy, Sea Change offers soothing activities like Muay Thai training and music therapy. There is also a large emphasis on the value of giving back to the community, and clients at Sea Change have the opportunity to participate in events like feeding the hungry or helping to set up 12-step meetings.
Sea Change is a unique treatment facility, where men who are struggling with recovery can find a community of similarly minded individuals. Like the beach itself, Sea Change is a place of reflection, renewal and change. Sea Change is a unique yet invaluable member of the Southern California recovery scene.
Sea Change Recovery
1831 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Sea Change Recovery Cost: $16,500 (30 days). Reach Sea Change Recovery by phone at (888) 823-3310. Find Sea Change Recovery on Facebook
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