Our Philosophy & Mission

Sober Living by the Sea’s drug & alcohol addiction treatment is rooted in a science-based, research-supported clinical model to ensure a healthier, more satisfying life.

Our Philosophy & Values

We believe it is our duty to incorporate effective proven treatment methodologies and innovative emerging techniques into a dynamic and comprehensive program that has been specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of each person who chooses to heal with us.

It is not our philosophy to hide our clients from the realities of living in a society where drugs and alcohol are available. Rather, we teach them how to enjoy living a life of sobriety and how to enhance their self-esteem in order to successfully pursue lifelong recovery.

We are dedicated to providing a full continuum of addiction recovery services, from detox through outpatient aftercare, in a manner that provides solutions for the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual issues that our clients are struggling to address.

We recognize that addiction impacts entire families – and that strong families are essential components of successful recovery plans. Family counseling is a component of the treatment process at our center. We help family members understand addiction and how to behave in order to help their loved one recover.

We believe that lifelong recovery deserves lifelong support, and to support our clients’ continuing health we have established a vibrant alumni community as well as a strong nationwide network of mental health professionals, counselors and therapists.

We embrace five core values:

Respect for our patients, our employees, and our community
Integrity in our dealings with all those whose lives we touch
Accountability to our patients and their families, and to our colleagues
Responsibility for the decisions we make and the actions we take
Excellence in every task we perform

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide world class personalized care that is tailored to the exact needs of our client who will begin long term successful recovery with us in the world’s premier recovery community.

There is a saying that goes: “getting sober is easy; staying sober is the hard part.” We’ve found over the course of the last 25+ years that many recovering people can maintain sobriety for 28 days in the confines of a treatment center that is isolated and closed off from the public.

The first year of recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, or eating disorders is the most difficult. We think the transition back to the “real world” should be made with structure, support and supervision. Research shows that residence at a supportive and caring treatment facility greatly increases the likelihood of successful abstinence.

In the early years of Sober Living by the Sea’s history, rehab treatment for alcoholism and cocaine addiction were the primary needs of our clients. As the years have gone by, society’s recovery needs have evolved and Sober Living has grown right along with those needs; we have expertise in successful treatment of:

  • Heroin addiction (including comfortable detox)
  • Cocaine addiction treatment (including detox with pain management techniques)
  • Methamphetamine (speed) addiction
  • Ecstasy, GHB, ketamine and other “club” drugs
  • Prescription medication (ex: Vicodin) addiction

An admitting client may have special needs like requiring assistance with a painful detox from cocaine, heroin, or prescription medication. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to assist in getting our clients the help that they need. Sober Living by the Sea has an intimate understanding of the needs of more mature adult clients.

Sober Living by the Sea has built an entire community of recovery and has a great staff of counselors and outside therapists that will help clients understand their addiction, and learn to prevent relapse by building a support system. Orange County, California has a huge network of addiction specialists, hospitals, therapists and support groups to assist our clients who want to quit drinking or using drugs.

Sober Living by the Sea is known for helping alcoholics and drug addicts quit and maintain sobriety. We do this in a number of ways, including specialized educational recovery programs. As clients go through the drug treatment and rehabilitation process, they learn that there really are other options. They master the skills necessary to recognize these options and how to incorporate them into daily activities. They may discover that the key to success is not in hiding from situations and relationships that may trigger their addictive behaviors, but that they have the power to make better choices to achieve the healthier lifestyle they desire. Our clients can always stay in touch. We love to hear from our alumni and we are here to offer support whenever needed.

When you receive treatment through Sober Living by the Sea, you join a support network that lasts for a lifetime. You have a lifetime membership to attend our numerous alumni activities.

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At Sober Living by the Sea, client care and well being comes first and foremost always. The entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help and I instantly felt at home there — something I have never felt in other recovery centers.

– Former Patient
Marks of Quality care
Our accreditations show our focus on quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)