Our long term residential treatment program was created so that recovering individuals can thrive in our treatment community located in Newport Beach. This is where the “real world” meets a safe and monitored treatment environment.
A Healthy and Esteem Building Lifestyle of Recovery and Growth
Our extended care clients are housed in our safe and clean apartments in Newport Beach and are highly supervised by their house “parent.” They will literally be working toward recovery around the clock with constant:
- recovery lectures
- addiction workshops
- one-on-one counseling sessions
- group therapy
- 12-Step Recovery Meetings
- family groups (weekly and monthly)
Activities With Ian Chamberlain – Our Activities Director
There is only so much information and therapeutic processing a person can do while they are in recovery. Our treatment model is very successful with many individuals because we also provide opportunities every day for the clients to have fun and be
active in recovery. This allows the clients to balance the stress that comes from working with counselors in the clinical setting.
Our location right on the beach in Southern California allows us to offer a wide variety of fun activities for both fitness and also to help our clients build fellowship and learn how to “have fun in sobriety.”
Ian Chamberlain is our Activities Director who designs the activity calendar and facilitates the activities. Ian has been working with men and women in treatment for many years. When asked about the many ways the activities facilitate recovery, he replies that they:
- Help the client to find healthy means to satisfy the needs previously met through the use of drugs/alcohol
- Increase the chance to experience fun, pleasure and to feel in control of their lives
- Teach new ways to relieve stress and anxiety
- Offer an avenue for developing stress management, social skills, leisure education, assertiveness and coping skills
- Facilitate new learning related to social and free time choices
- Expose clients to leisure alternatives in the community
- Provide increased structure, allowing choice within restrictions
- Increase social functioning and self-confidence
- Develop social support network
- Enhance basic communication skills
- Alleviate boredom (the #1 trigger for relapse)
- Increase problem solving and decision making skills
- Practice self-care and self-acceptance
- Develop communication, self control and trusting relationships
- Enhance independent functioning and physical well-being
- Focus on detoxification and client’s physical needs
Some examples of the types of activities we offer include physical fitness activities such as:
- Daily 24 Hour Fitness visits
- Rock climbing
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Beach Volleyball
- Stand-up paddle board
- Frisbee/Disc Golfing
- 5K Run
We also offer outdoors activities for our clients to enjoy our Southern California location and build fellowship with other recovering men and women:
- Universal Studios
- California Adventure
- Knott’s Berry Farm
- Palm Springs Excursion
- Beachfront Barbeques
- Sailing off of the Newport Coast
- Sports Fishing (weekly) off of the Newport Coast
- Sand Castle Competitions
There are also education and esteem building activities to help our clients understand how rewarding it is to enrich themselves with knowledge rather than use drugs or alcohol:
- Art Museums
- Botanical Gardens Trip
- Horse Riding
- Sawdust Festival
- San Diego Zoo
- Long Beach Aquarium
- Church Visit (optional)
- Harp (Music) Therapy
- Candle Making
Beyond Extended Care – Resuming Careers and Education
As our clients progress further in their recovery in the extended care program, they will be ready to go back to school or resume working. Sober Living by the Sea has created the T.E.A.C.H. Sober College Program for recovering students that provides:
- Transcript Assistance
- Career Assessment Testing
- Individual Academic Advisor and Counselor
- Academic Tutoring
- Monitored Study Sessions
- Transportation Provided to Campus
- Accredited/Transferable Units
Sober Living by the Sea also has a transitional work program which allows our clients to resume their careers while still continuing their treatment and residing in a structured and supportive environment.
Contact Our Intake Admissions Team to Ask Questions
Please call us at 866-323-5609 so that we can answer your questions and begin the assessment process for you and your loved one to get help with alcoholism or drug addiction. We have over 25 years of experience helping people get sober and stay sober but there is nothing we can do if we are not contacted first by the person (or a loved one) who needs treatment. Please visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form to get more information.
If you are reading this on behalf of a loved one you may want to read our website page that is written to the family or loved ones of an alcoholic or an addict. We also have a page with advice about what to say to a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Should Detox or Primary Care for Chemical Dependency be Necessary
Sober Living by the Sea has over 25 years of experience building relationships with the premiere addiction treatment providers in the world. If someone comes to us in need of alcohol or drug detox or primary care, we have those facilities at our disposal. We have gender specific primary drug rehabs for men and women. You can see an overview of all our treatment programs here.
Contact us immediately if you are not sure if the detoxification process if necessary. We can help you decide if this is required. We also can provide suboxone detoxification to minimize discomfort.
Caring and Respectful Treatment Center in Orange County, CA
Sober Living by the Sea is committed to guiding the recovery of you or your loved one with utmost respect and dedicated expertise. There is simply no substitute for our twenty five years of experience helping men and women stop drinking and abusing drugs (or overcome an eating disorder). Also, there is no better place to begin a new life than right here on the beach in Newport Beach, California.
We know that the recovering individual will fall in love with the surroundings just as they embrace a new life free of alcoholism, drug abuse, or an eating disorder. During the recovering client’s stay, the entire family can also enjoy the beauty of Newport Beach because the family has the option of attending our state of the art family program which is comprised of 3 very powerful and healing days filled with educational workshops and process groups which will make the family aware of how to address the addiction or eating disorder in the future – when the recovering man or woman visits or returns home.
Welcome Video Guide For Families:
Once you or your loved one arrives in Newport Beach (or at Sunrise Recovery in the California foothills) there will be an initial drug/alcohol abuse screening. After this, the individual will be taken to their living quarters, introduced to their case managers, and guided on how to begin the individual program of healing recovery that our clinical team has deemed appropriate.
Be sure to check out the Sober Living by the Sea Welcome Video for Clients and Families because it will explain a lot about how the process will work.
Click here to watch a video to learn more on Extended Care.