Treatment Center Setting
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Sobertec provides a secure and comfortable environment tailored to your individual needs. We promote a healthy, safe, and structured environment that focuses on helping you recover and live a lifetime of sobriety. We understand that the experience can be stressful, but with our help, you will be at ease. Sobertec is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your experience as you develop new skills for sobriety and healthy living that will last a lifetime.
Areas of Specialization
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “clinical detoxification” means that our experienced staff members will always be there to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Sobertec was there for me at my lowest point. I couldn't tell you just how much my drug addiction ruined me and nearly destroyed everything that I cared about. Once I made the decision to get help, this rehab facility was there for me every step of the way. I got a great case manager that looked after me, that still checks up on me after I finished treatment here. Been sober for nearly a year now thanks to them!
Words cannot describe how grateful I have for God for putting me at Sobertec and with my Case Manager. Thank you so very much for guiding me through this crazy journey back to sanity and my daughter. I honestly could not have done it without Sobertec. I thank Sobertec's staff for the many wonderful talks we had when I was down. The countless hours they spent with me working helping me learn to trust again, love again and find my spirituality. Helping me to deal with my sick family and learn healthy boundaries. My Case Manager was fun, generous, intuitive, smart and a hard worker, she never gave up on me. I love you all so much.
My time at Sobertec was enjoyable and a real learning experience. The group sessions were interesting and fun. The living quarters were excellent. The Staff were understanding, positive and helpful. The time at Sobertec saved my life. Thank you for everything. I now have 402 days clean and sober. I and my son are very happy.
Craig, Words could not express what a wonderful case manager, friend, and mentor you have been to me. From the day we met, I knew we would become something special. Trust me when I say I have never come to meet a more solid man in my life. Thank you Dude… So if I’m not back in Cali kiss Little Lyric for me. She has a special Dad. Love Ya Man. A wonderful case manager
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ABOUT SOBERTEC LLC
Sobertec LLC , in Aliso Viejo, Calif., offers treatment for adult women and men dealing with alcohol and drug addiction. Dual diagnosis treatment is offered, as is residential, outpatient, and medical detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with an evaluation and is rooted in the 12-Steps, family support, and relapse prevention. Treatment is individualized and blends group and individual therapy with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing. Clients dealing with dual diagnosis or co-occurring conditions like anxiety and depression can receive assistance as well.
Clients are randomly drug tested. Those going through detoxification can have access to medication-management in the form of Vivitrol.
Sobertec also has a working relationship with faith-based recovery program Celebrate Recovery where clients can have access to programs they may be interested in.
Mentoring is available for those in outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment. One-on-one counseling will help clients obtain transportation, academic counseling, college applications, and job mentoring.
Families are welcome to participate in programming and will receive weekly updates from case managers.
Sobertec LLC has a faculty-to-client ratio of 1:1 and employs case managers, intake coordinators, and certified clinicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Sobertec LLC operates a detoxification facility and two transitional living facilities. The transitional living buildings –– Saltamonties and Tierras Altas –– are Spanish colonial-style that host airy patios, outdoor pools, shared bedrooms, and large, fully-equpped kitchens.
Residents can bring technology with them and the facility has a storage area to lock up valuables.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Eleven alumni reviewing the facility for Rehabs.com gave mixed feelings about accommodations and treatment effectiveness. “A lot of the days we did not do much of anything and the days that we had sessions were repetitive and not helpful,” wrote alum B.A.S. “I was back on drugs 2 days after my discharge.”
E.F. gave the facility five stars for treatment effectivness and wrote: “This treatment center really cares about their clients. I got help here and ive been clean for 6 months now.” F.G. added: “My counselor never gave up on me and showed me that change is possible.”
Alum Nicole stayed at the center three weeks but felt the experience affected her long-term sobriety. “I gained a great bond with my house mates, and in the long run helped me be vulnerable and open through the program.”
Food was referred to as “horrible” by one alum and “awesome” by another. On Yelp, the facility was given three out of five stars with several commenters thanking the facility for saving their lives. 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility raving reviews, with reviewers thanking Sobertec for saving their loved ones. V.M. gave the facility five stars for treatment effectiveness and noted that they did not recognize their brother following treatment. “He has been clean ever since and has just started a job in the field of recovery. Thank you for giving us our brother back!”
S.D. wrote that since treatment, their mom has continued yoga participation and AA meetings. “This drug rehab supported my mom through the hardest time of her life and i will always be greatful.”
Reviews on Google are more mixed, where the facility earned an overall 4.2 out of five stars based on 27 reviews. Wife Jessica wrote: “My husband went there a year ago and we are getting bills that the insurance has already paid for!” Cassie, whose husband has attended Sobertec twice, added: “The houses are unsupervised, all the drivers, managers, and staff are extremely rude, unprofessional and don't care to do their jobs.” However, other loved ones reported more positive experiences. “A few friends and I have all gotten help from Sober Tec,” wrote Suzy. “They really care.” 
WHAT STAFF SAY
Though no current or former employees have submitted feedback to Rehabs.com, nine reviewers on Indeed gave the facility an overall four out of five stars. Commenters cited great coworkers and a healthy work environment. “It can be stressful working in the recovery field but having such a great team makes this a great place to work,” wrote one individual. However, three employees left one-star reviews, with individuals complaining of a lack of professionalism and job security. 
The negative reviews were echoed by one commenter on Glassdoor, who wrote: “Lack of direct communication and teamwork causing work to fall behind, hiring people with no insurance or medical experience, and disorganization everywhere.”
Sobertec LLC has a relationship with insurance companies that includes United Healthcare, BlueCross/BlueShield, Anthem, and Cigna. A free consultation with a licensed provider is offered.
Published on August 2017
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