True Recovery in Newport Beach, CA

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20351 SW Acacia St.
Newport Beach CA 92660

True Recovery Philosophy

True Recovery's addiction treatment program was founded in 2014 by individuals who saw something missing in traditional treatment programs. Refusal to let go of old philosophies, a one size fits all approach, and high caseloads with a lack of individualized care resulted in high recidivism and an ultimate lack of hope. True Recovery's model of treatment seeks to address all of these shortcomings and provide a real transition into life for the client. Small groups, small caseloads, advanced psychological and psychiatric techniques, and truly evidence based therapies create the individualized care that all clients receive at True Recovery. Our goal is for the client to identify his goals and find the exact combination of therapeutic techniques and life skills necessary to meet them. By focusing on the individual's passions to create a customized approach each client's life potential is realized and True Recovery begins on the date of admission.
True Recovery's main addiction treatment campus is located in Newport Beach in Southern California. Our supportive housing is located within a few blocks of the main campus in Costa Mesa and surrounding areas. With numerous beaches within a few miles, the bay and aquatic nature preserves within steps, and near perfect weather year round, our program and our clients are fortunate to take advantage of all that drug and alcohol treatment in Orange County has to offer

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

  • Individualized Treatment
    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.

Facility Highlights

All clinicians are licensed and/or mastered level

Yoga, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and other holistic group therapies

Gender specific substance abuse programming

Meet the Staff

Barbara Key, PSY

Clinical Supervisor

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Robert Dickinson, CADC-II

Case Manager

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Located in the beachside community of Newport Beach, Calif., 44 miles south of Los Angeles, True Recovery offers comprehensive, gender-specific intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for adult men and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility also operates supportive sober living facilities for clientele enrolled in IOP. True Recovery does not provide medical detoxification services on-site.


Upon admission, clients undergo an initial assessment to help clinicians determine an individualized plan of care. True Recovery utilizes a range of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), to address any underlying issues that may contribute to addictive behavior. During treatment, clients participate in individual therapy sessions, regular group counseling, and family therapy, as well as attend psycho-education classes on the science of addiction and life skills

If necessary, True Recovery provides medication consultation and management for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders. Through pharmacogenomic testing, clinicians evaluate how individuals process psychotropic medication and modify medications accordingly. As indicated, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions may also be used to treat issues of trauma.

In conjunction with therapeutic and educational program components, clients are also introduced to the principles and practices of 12-Step. Clients may also explore alternative support fellowships to 12-Step, such as Celebrate Recovery or SMART Recovery. Along with traditional treatment methods, True Recovery also incorporates a range recreational and holistic therapies into its treatment curriculum to promote healthy, long-term lifestyle changes. These activities may include artistic expression, Tai Chi, guided yoga sessions, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture.

As an outpatient-based program, True Recovery emphasizes pursuing employment or educational goals as an important component to sustaining recovery. Along with treatment programming, clients may receive assistance with creating a resume, learning interviewing techniques, obtaining employment, or enrolling in higher education. To accommodate client schedules, the facility offers outpatient sessions during the day and evening to allow clients the freedom to pursue professional or academic goals. Case managers also serve as liaisons to any court-related personnel.


True Recovery employs a multidisciplinary team of masters-level of doctorate-level clinicians, including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and certified addiction counselors. The facility is also supported by yoga instructors, case managers, and group facilitators. CADC-level counselors supervise the sober housing facilities.


True Recovery’s supportive housing, known as the Lodges, are supervised townhomes located in the adjacent community of Costa Mesa. Located within a bike ride to the beach, each upscale townhome offers private or semi-private bedrooms, well-furnished communal areas, gourmet kitchens, high-speed internet access, flat-screen TVs, washers and dryers, and outdoor seating areas. Residents of the Lodge are subject to toxicology screenings every 72 hours.

Transportation is provided to and from True Recovery’s 20,000 sq. ft. clinical building, which features large group therapy rooms, comfortable rooms for individual therapy, a yoga studio, a large client kitchen, and activity rooms.

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The current cost of True Recovery’s intensive outpatient program and sober housing services is $9,700 per month. According to the facility’s website, True Recovery accepts most major insurance providers, including Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, Humana, and Blue Shield. The facility’s website states: “Most PPO insurance policies with out of network substance abuse benefits cover much, if not all, of the costs associated with our treatment programs.”

Published March 2017

Published on April 2017

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True Recovery's staff is exceptional. They meet each individual client where they are at. The groups cap out at 10 clients which makes it hard for any client to get lost in the shuffle. True Recovery's staff works above and beyond to help each client succeed in their recovery.

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