CLARE Foundation

3.1 (15 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
909 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
8664525273 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

CLARE Foundation is committed to saving lives through recovery. The California-based alcohol and drug rehab facility offers a full continuum of care with 11 residential, outpatient, and prevention programs in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles. Gender-specific care, a compassionate and caring staff, comprehensive treatment plans, and 12-step grounded programs give clients all of the practical tools they’ll need to rebuild their lives, regain their self-esteem, and achieve self-sufficiency and long-term sobriety.

CLARE Foundation Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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i would like to know how long it take to be admitted . look for treatment .


If You're committed to getting clean go. It's not cushy,its not jail. You will not be pampered or trusted for good reason.I was there11/13 -1/14 it may be totally different now,but it worked for me. P...


I went to Clare Foundation in 2012, stayed for six months and graduated the program. I enjoyed being there because the staff really cared about you and your progress. It was a safe place to get your l...


Too rigid due to the unstable clientele; was more like a prison than treatment. Extremely structured environment. Not enough counselors per clientele.


I\'ve been in and out of rehabs the past two years and never decided to stick it through. By the time I ended up at Clare I\'d decided that I really wanted sobriety and that I was going to complete a ...


Happily, CLARE has a new Executive Director. Trust me this is good news given the lack of integrity of the Puffer Fish who finally swam away. He all but wrecked the place. Problem is he left his close...


I\'m a guest who paid entry fee for friend in Clare foundation. ...Clare don\'t care .... it\'s all about the money with Dr. . How can you ban a sport group .....


This place was unfortunately a bad experience for me. I was admitted in March of 2016. Right off the bat my welcome was not welcoming from the woman at the front desk. The Staff treat you like a p...


If you are honest show pictures of the men\'s\' facility instead of the sanitized photos that prove a picture can be worth a thousand false words too. They lied to me. They do serve homeless and incar...


There are many things wrong with this facility. I will start with the first is not cheap. Even with insurance. There are cheaper places. I attended outpatient. You should know that first...


I read the other reviews and was shocked because it sounds like a different place to where I was recently. I found Yelp more realistic. I found Clare to have a myopic focus on house rules and cleaning...


I thought this facility was great


Going to treatment at Clare was the best decision I ever made in my life. Clare exceeded all of my expectations, and helped instill my strong recovery. If I had to do it all over again, I would, and I...


I don't feel i would have taken my sobriety seriously if my mother had paid for me. CLARE allowed me to pay for my OWN treatment with government assistance. CLARE provided me with all the tools and su...


Least expensive place (I had looked into) but best care...I got structure and sobriety back into my life.

Areas of Focus
Out Patient

Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.


The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Lisa Steele, PhD
    Lisa Steele, PhD - Executive Director

    Lisa Steele, Ph.D. has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. She has led organizations of all sizes serving those with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders, and clients with domestic violence and forensic issues, with the focus on access to care for the most under served and challenged. She operates with the understanding that the whole person must be treated, including the mind, body and spirit. Dr. Steele worked with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health for many years, working to bridge the gap between mental health and substance abuse treatment services, so that people with addictions could obtain treatment through all avenues. She served as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, and created the first “Minor Consent” Substance Abuse Treatment Program in California. For more than 10 years she has served on the California Statewide Co-Occurring Conference Planning Committee. She earned her Masters Degree in Marriage, Family, Child Therapy and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with two certifications in substance use disorder treatment and co-occurring disorders treatment. Dr. Steele places great value on the culture of recovery, and is fully committed to ensure that both clients and staff feel valued, and can live and work in a healthy environment. She is very excited to join the CLARE team.

  • Photo of Diana Cho, PsyD
    Diana Cho, PsyD - Director of Clinical Services

    Dr. Cho comes from an extensive background in addiction treatment services and treating mood disorders. Prior to joining Conscious Recovery by CLARE, Dr. Cho served as Program Director for Sovereign Health, a co-occurring disorders treatment center, as well working at inpatient settings including a state hospital. Dr. Cho is recognized by her colleagues in the industry as a very thorough, dedicated clinician whose oversight of staff offers a supportive, open-door environment and whose client track record includes a clear and successful treatment plan for every person walking in looking for help. With her vast experience in addiction, Dr. Cho brings with her a unique cultural perspective to the Conscious Recovery program, understanding that a client's culture -ethnic, religion, socio-status or otherwise- plays an integral role to their success, especially as clients assimilate into their everyday lives.