Sun Street Centers Recovery Services in Salinas, CA

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11 Peach Drive
Salinas CA 93901

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With multiple locations in Northern California, Sun Street Centers provides education, prevention, treatment, and recovery programs to adults and adolescents struggling with substance use disorder. At 11 Peach Drive in Salinas, home to Sun Street Center’s administrative office, Sun Street Centers offers outpatient counseling and DUI programs. The facility is one of only 117 treatment facilities in California (just 8.9 percent) to provide services to DUI clients.

Sun Street Centers also runs two gender-specific residential programs nearby. The official hours of the Salinas outpatient location are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services are available in both English and Spanish.


Outpatient counseling takes place in both private and group settings, involving families and partners where appropriate. Using the evidence-based Matrix Model, counseling helps clients develop skills essential to early recovery and relapse prevention. In 2017, a little less than half of all treatment facilities in California (49.1 percent) followed the Matrix Model.

Common issues addressed include anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and anger management. In the Matrix Model, the 12-Step model of recovery is also typically a key component of programming. Sun Street Centers also offers a 10-session Family Empowerment Program for loved ones.

The organization’s state-licensed DUI program helps first and multiple offenders gain a better understanding of their drug or alcohol problem, as well as the risk inherent in impaired driving. The program may also be designed to satisfy requirements for license reinstatement.


Sun Street Centers is led by a team of departmental directors, program managers, and administrative professionals. The outpatient team includes a marriage and family therapist and a clinical coordinator.


E.H., the one alum surveyed by to date, is a former client of the nearby residential center for men. He awarded the facility four or five out of five stars across all metrics evaluated, including cleanliness, counseling options, holistic offerings, treatment of co-occurring disorders, and staff's level of training and experience. "Experienced Counselors and staff, everyone's values, traditions and different cultures are all respected, honored & celebrated, beautiful facility, positive, hopeful & encouraging environment where men heal and thrive in there recovery," he wrote.

Sun Street Centers, as a whole, also received positive feedback on secondary sites, earning an average rating of five out of five stars based on five Google reviews[1], and a 4.7 out of five-star rating based on the opinions of 69 individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage[2]. Across both sites, former clients described their treatment as effective and life-changing. "They helped me piece back the pieces of my life back together and helped me work on some major core defects I had and showed me the way to continue the work on the ones I still have," Luis wrote in a representative review on Facebook.


Sun Street Center accepts some private health plans. It also takes Medicaid, which is accepted by 35.2 percent of treatment facilities in California. DUI program costs range according to their duration. While the three-month first offense program costs $913, a similar program of nine months costs $2,052.25.

[1] GoogleReviews

Published on March 2019

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Social Model Recovery, Detox services offered in Guest Room, Experienced Counselors and staff, everyone's values, traditions and different cultures are all respected, honored & celebrated, beautiful facility, positive, hopeful & encouraging environment where men heal and thrive in there recovery. Family Empowerment program is excellent, with family visiting day each Sunday, monthly awards night, Excellent dining hall and delicious food served at every meal. Program & residents give back to the community donating a variety of services including Meals on Wheels, The 4 Basics of program, "goals" for men during there stay, they don't drink or use, they go to 12 step meetings, they find a job, and they learn and demonstrate to pay our own way ! Men exit the program working a personal program of recovery "living clean & sober" most men have full time & part time employment, affordable sober housing across the street from program. The personal relationships I discovered at SSC with others in recovery has been priceless... I am very grateful to SSC that they involved my family in the recovery process for there own healing. I highly recommend this program and give it 5 stars. Sun Street Centers has been providing social model recovery since 1968 - Most staff members are in recovery themselves so they really do understand and help those who are scared and suffering feel home and comfortable from the very start. Length of stay is up to 5 months long if needed. The program facility is beautiful, warm and inviting. Certified counselors and staff are always welcoming and professional. This programs reputation is second to none. I highly recommend and encourage anyone seeking help from alcohol and or drug addition to give Sun Street Centers a call and speak to someone who cares.

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