Social Model Recovery Systems - River Community in Azusa, CA

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23701 East Fork Road
Azusa CA 91702

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Social Model Recovery Systems, a California-based treatment provider, offers treatment for substance abuse through 12 facilities located throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It is a non-profit facility, as are 54.9% of facilities in California.

The River Community center in Azusa specializes in residential treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Clients must be medically stable to be eligible for admission, as detox is not available on-site.


Upon admission, clients undergo a complete diagnostic assessment to help clinicians form an individualized treatment plan. Although treatment plans are individualized, all programming focuses on the psychological, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each participant.

During residential program, clients can expect highly structured treatment that consists of individual therapy, group counseling, family programs, and attending 12-step meetings.

The residential program also incorporates life skills education. Clients receive guidance on housekeeping, budgeting, transportation, and nutrition. As part of their discharge planning, program graduates may be referred to transitional living facilities and support groups.


River Community's treatment team includes licensed psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals.


The facility’s website depicts a homelike facility surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens. As part of its treatment program, the center provides a variety of recreational and leisure activities, including trips to amusement parks, theater outings, and other supervised community events.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni. However, on Google, two reviewers gave the facility perfect five-star ratings, while one individuals gave the facility one star, citing admission and administrative concerns.[1] The one reviewer on CiteHealth provided an overall rating of five out of five stars, highlighting the staff and the management of their medication.[2]


Denise, the one staff member polled by to date, rated the facility’s overall quality and the experience of staff with with three out of five stars. While she found the program’s group and family counseling sessions to be strengths of the facility, the staff member was less impressed with the on-site medical staff and the treatment planning.


No information is available online regarding River Community's costs. According to its website, the facility accepts most major health insurance plans. The center aims to keep treatment fees “reasonable” so that individuals without coverage may still access care.

[1] GoogleReviews


Published on July 2018

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Strengths of the facility are the group and family sessions. Downfalls of the facility are treatment planning and the medical staff. Therapeutic/12 step/Clinical/Dual Diagnosis.

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