First Step

Making the call to Whole Life Recovery

When you make the decision to move forward with treatment for your substance abuse issues and make the call to Whole Life Recovery (800) 748-6402, you will complete a pre-admission assessment with one of our Admissions Counselors to verify appropriateness for our facility. If you do not meet our admission criteria, we will provide you with a list of referrals to best meet your needs.

Detoxification services will be offered to those in need of that service prior to transitioning in to the Whole Life Recovery treatment program and average length of stay will be three (3) to five (5) days.

Your Commitment

We need you to be with us during your recovery

Whole Life Recovery provides services to individuals that meet the following criteria:

  • Substance abuse is the primary problem
  • Agree to attend daily psychoeducational and process groups
  • Agree to participate in weekly individual case managment and therapist sessions
  • Agree to submit to drug testing every 72 hours
  • Strive to achieve and/or maintain a drug-free lifestyle
  • Collaborate on and develop treatment plan goals and work towards achieving goals

Part of Our Family

Open arms welcome you

When you enter Whole Life Recovery, you will be welcomed in by one of our caring and empathetic staff members who will notify your Admissions Counselor of your arrival. You will then be escorted to an office in which you will have the opportunity to address any and all questions and concerns as well as receive the necessary support in making the decision to obtain treatment. Whole Life Recovery welcomes all without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, disability status, age, weight, height, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.

Upon admission, an individual interview will be conducted to determine your treatment needs and develop a treatment plan. The interview will take approximately an hour and half to two hours as you will complete the Intake Assessment and complete all necessary admission forms.


Your case manager and therapist want to meet you

Within 24 hours of admission, your Case Manager and Therapist will make initial contact with you to introduce themselves as well as scheduling initial appointments. Within 72-hours of admission, you will complete your first session with both your Case Manager and Therapist as well. In those initial sessions, an orientation to Whole Life Recovery will occur as well as completing all necessary assessments and collaborating on and completing your individualized treatment plan which is your roadmap to recovery. Your success in treatment depends on how you follow your treatment plan and work with your treatment team. Your treatment plan will be updated every 15 to 30 days with both your Case Manager and Therapist.

Process and Psychoeducational Groups

You will attend 19 groups per week. These groups will be both process oriented and psychoeducational groups. Each group will have a topic dependent upon your current phase of treatment and in addition to time being allotted to process any necessary issues and address any crisis issues. The groups are a chance for you to develop relationships with others in recovery and provide a feeling of not being alone. You will not only be educated on your addiction but be provided with the tools to address past issues that have played a role in your addiction. Family groups will be available to those interested in addressing issues with the chemically dependent family and codependency issues.

12-Step Meetings

Whole Life Recovery will introduce, or reintroduce, you to the multitude of 12-Step Programs available in Orange County. As a part of your treatment, you will attend meetings in your area and provide proof of attendance to those meetings. You are responsible for attending a minimum of 4 self-help/12-step meetings per week.

Drug Testing

Drug testing will be a mandatory component to your program due to the nature of outpatient treatment. Drug testing provides a way to maintain a safe environment for you and those around you. Although we understand that relapses may occur in recovery, relapses will not be taken lightly. You will be required to provide a drug test specimen every 72-hours and a minimum of 3 times per week.

Phases of Treatment

Whole Life Recovery offers three phases of treatment, each phase leading you toward independence and successful completion of our program. Each phase offers new habits and tools as well as ways of coping and addressing issues that arise in your life. To learn for about the Whole Life Recovery Treatment Programs, click here.

Tell Us Your Story

Every client’s path to recovery is different, we want to hear yours