What We Believe and Care About

Drug and alcohol abuse is an epidemic disease that affects American society at every level. It doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t barge into your life—it slips in unnoticed. It starts as good fun and becomes something else. An unwanted guest that refuses to leave. By the time you recognize it as a problem, it’s bigger than you realized.

There’s no more shame in asking for help with an addiction than for asking someone to help you get rid of pests or fix your plumbing. Addiction is poorly understood because it’s very complex—far too complex for the average person to handle on their own. But asking for help is an act of strength, not weakness.

We believe that treating addiction is the most important and rewarding work there is. Everything we do, every decision we make, every treatment we recommend is done with love for the person and respect for their unique situation. At Balboa Horizons, you’ll feel supported and encouraged every step of the way. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry. You’ll take two steps forward and one step back. It’s hard work, but it’s also fun. In fact, it can be an absolute blast at times. You’ll leave with the tools and coping mechanisms you need for a long-term recovery. It’s not about getting back to how you used to be—it’s about being even better. Strong. Confident. Prepared. Sober.

Our Approach to Treatment

There are many recovery options in Orange County and Southern California. Each has its own unique “vibe” and approach to care. Our goal at Balboa Horizons is pretty simple: Set individuals on a new path and prepare them for the mental, emotional, and physical challenges of long-term recovery.

We do this by providing tailored, high-quality, gender-specific care in a compassionate and supportive environment. The vibe here is both laid-back and focused. We have a job to do together. But as you’ll see, we have a sense of humor about it as well. It’s not all about exposing inner demons—it’s also about sharing funny and embarrassing stories, and the lessons learned. We often learn as much from clients as they do from us. The give and take is fun. Exciting, even. The time can fly here. You’ll understand yourself better, see the changes you need to make and why they’re necessary, and leave feeling confident that this visit to rehab will be your last.

Addiction is both a disease and a symptom. By identifying the factors that lead to addiction, such as stress, anxiety, or family issues, we can treat them at the same time as the addiction itself. These are called co-occurring disorders (or dual diagnosis), and we’re very good at treating them because we work as a team. Clients meet together with a doctor, psychiatrist, and therapist every week to discuss their progress and what comes next.

Success & Follow-Ups

Balboa Horizons is a home away from home for our clients and their families. If we do our job well, you’ll feel as connected to, and comfortable with our facilities and staff as you would with family or your alma mater. Successful long-term recovery doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes a community of people who care about you and don’t want to see you relapse. Our alumni and their families come back all the time to attend weekly meetings, check in on new friends, or just to say hello. Seeing our clients happy, healthy, and transformed is why we do what we do. When you choose Balboa Horizons, you join a family that understands and accepts you for who you are.