Chemical Dependency rehabTreatment Philosophy

Hotel California By the Sea is a dual-diagnosis and gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment program located in Newport Beach, CA., Huntington Beach, CA. and Bellevue, WA. We offer all levels of care including detoxification, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, sober living, and aftercare. By offering all levels of care, our clients are able to complete each step of their recovery program in our care.

At Hotel California By the Sea, we do whatever it takes to help our clients (men, women and young adults) achieve long-term recovery. It was Carl and Kevin’s (the owners of HCBTS) intention to design and create a treatment program that serves the needs of each alcoholic and addict who suffers from the disease of addiction.

By seeing each individual as a unique human being with their own stories, pasts, problems, traumas, and treatment needs, long-term and sustainable recovery is made possible. At HCBTS, we do not believe in taking a cookie cutter approach to treatment. We do not believe this “one model fits all” approach to be effective because it generalizes a population of individuals who are vastly different, setting so many people up for failure.

At HCBTS, we create a treatment plan for each of our clients that addresses and meets their individual needs. We believe in providing our clients with the highest level and quality of care there is available. Unlike other drug rehabilitation programs, where a rigid structure with daily routines and group meetings are mandated for success, we have intentionally created a different model. We know from experience that alcoholics and addicts do not fare well in a mandated environment. By treating our clients with respect, we provide a framework that allows our clients to be accountable without feeling micro-managed. By treating our clients this way, we are able to help them build up their self esteem and rediscover who they are as human beings, what they are passionate about and what their purpose in life is. When our clients are in this type of mind-set, their chances of success in long-term recovery are much higher because they have a purpose that they are passionate about.

At HCBTS, we incorporate regular day-to-day activities into our clients treatment programs. We do not try and shield our clients from anything that might be a trigger for substance abuse because we want our clients to have exposure to the real world while in treatment. Thus, our clients participate in many different outdoor recreational outings, casual social activities, and they are encouraged to spend time with family or friends—all within appropriate limits. Through these types of experiences, clients feel more accepted in society and they see how much fun they can have while sober. We believe that this type of monitored exposure to the real world while in treatment is essential in setting our clients up for success when they transition out of treatment. Translating our client’s success in their recovery to success in their everyday lives has always been one of our main goals at HCBTS.

Our guiding principals and practices create a safe and home-like atmosphere where boundaries are in place to ensure a favorable treatment outcome. We believe that our programs mirror real life situations, meaning that we do not create a sterile bubble to shield our clients from anything that might be a trigger for substance abuse. Instead, our clients have exposure to the real world—outdoor recreation, casual social settings, and time with family or friends—all in appropriate amounts in order to let the process of learning how to stay sober happen while we give support to our clients in real-time. We are committed to implementing a successful plan that extends from our treatment community to living at home, and we believe that this process gives the best prospect for lasting recovery.