Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Anaheim, CA

Call (714) 758-0414 to Contact Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Overall Rating

(4 of 5)
Treatment Effectiveness
Accommodations & Amenities
Meals & Nutrition
1300 S. Lewis St.
Anaheim CA 92805

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Philosophy

This provider has not yet updated their "Philosophy" section. Click here to submit this information. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


The Anaheim, Orange County, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) is one of five such long-term, Christian faith-based, residential drug and alcohol rehab facilities in Southern California. With locations across the United States, including this Phoenix facility, Salvation Army ARCs have supported individuals struggling with substance abuse and other addictions and their related physical, social, and spiritual factors since 1881. The goal of treatment is to help men and women to reunite with their families and contribute in their communities.


This social model, 12-step recovery program involves a six-month stay that incorporates work therapy, group and individual counseling, life skills development, relapse prevention planning, and spiritual counseling.

Admission screenings are available on a walk-in basis five mornings a week, and require a drug test and approval for prescribed medication. ARC serves both men and women between the ages of 21 and 62. After completing the program, alumni are encouraged to continue attending meetings and activities at the ARC.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. The two alumni polled by provided low ratings for the level of staff training and experience.


The facility provides meals, jobs, and a clean, structured living environment. A regional Salvation Army website indicates that there is space for 175 men and women at the Anaheim ARC. Facebook photos show open group meeting spaces, a bright patio area, and plans for a basketball court.


The two former residents polled by both represented the regimented treatment at Anaheim’s ARC as effective. One identified the “very strict” rules as a facility strength and the other wrote: “To have self discipline was good.” On the other hand, each also noted drawbacks with the approach, such as a concern about “punishments” and restrictions on talking to individuals of the opposite sex.

The two survey respondents provided mixed ratings for metrics measuring meals and exercise and leisure opportunities at the facility, and generally low ratings for family involvement and the range of counseling options.

Feedback for the facility elsewhere online was mostly positive. There were 15 ratings on Google to date that averaged four out of five stars, at least five were former clients.[1] Others were friends or family members or customers of the program’s resale store. The only negative review was written by an alum who reported on the distraction of residents who were not committed to rehabilitation.

Similar to positive feedback from alumni about the program’s structure and rules, Carolyn wrote in a Google review ten years after graduating that “it was the hardest, strictest yet life changing program I’ve ever been a part of.”

There were also 72 reviews averaging 4.7 out of five stars on the facility's official Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage.[2] In a representative review, Evan wrote: "It is not supposed to be easy. It's one of the hardest programs to complete. In this program I found God, the love for life, and I discovered how much I truly love myself here."


Feedback from two loved ones polled by was more mediocre. One parent whose child was discharged before completing the program described the food as “outdated” and the facility as poorly run. The other loved one wrote that the program “was perfect” for their sibling, but stressed the importance of a personality match with the Salvation Army’s approach.


Treatment and residential services at all Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers are free, being financed through the organization’s thrift stores.


Published on January 2018

User Reviews

Review this Center

Please note: Anyone attempting to manipulate or spam our system or the providers’ own listing pages risks having all content removed.


  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
To have self discipline was good. The way they gave punishments wasnt good. I liked it


  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
For his type of personality and the fact he wanted help it was perfect for him


  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
strick rules , pool ,good class cant talk to girls cant get extra food it's religious based very strict every one works 5 or 6 days a week 7 to 5


  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
No Costs, 12 step program, work ethic is good. Facility is poorly ran, food is outdated and makes people I'll. My child was accused of testing positive and come to find out, after taking him immediately to a dr. He had not 1thing in his system. One of the house leaders thought he didn't belong because of the family support he had and also he is a well dressed and manicured young man. They couldn't see past the fact that he was an addict just like everyone else and needed help.

Disclaimer is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.

We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with "Sponsor" or "Ad" or "Advertisement”.

Official Facility Response collects thousands of User Reviews weekly to collect the most up-to-date information possible on treatment facilities across the country. The opinions shared in User Reviews are expressly those of the user, and do not reflect the thoughts, beliefs, or opinions of Per our policies, we do not remove User Reviews at the request of a facility.

Treatment facilities can and are encouraged to respond directly to any User Review, positive or negative. In fact, visitors are more likely to favorably consider a facility that actively responds to criticism (and praise!) to one that doesn’t.

Please leave your Facility Response below using a verified facility-specific email address. A representative from will vet your response within two business days to ensure it meets our standards for public posting. retains the right to contact anyone who leaves a review via our website to confirm authenticity.

As always, thank you for your feedback, and for your willingness to work with us as we move forward in developing the most comprehensive and trusted rehab reviews and listings platform.

For more details, please read about our Reviews Process.