Get Real Recovery

4.4 (43 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
30290 Rancho Viejo Road Suite 204
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
8669833651 Visit Website
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  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

The Get Real Mission is to provide safe, confidential and quality-driven treatment in a therapeutic environment for individuals in need of substance abuse treatment. Our programs are designed to allow the individual to smoothly transition through every phase of their treatment plan. We know that every individual is unique; the ravages of addiction are chronic, progressive and without help – can be terminal. Receiving treatment at Get Real Recovery is the beginning of a new chapter and a new life for you and your loved one. We provide top of the line care from the first phone call through graduation from our program. We provide real recovery solutions. We offer one year of aftercare at no cost for clients completing our program. We love what we do and we know what works. Recovery demands structure from the moment we wake up until we place our head on the pillow each evening. We create a consistent daily structure that retrains the brain to adapt to new behaviors that in turn creates new neural pathways in the brain. We understand that repetition and routine provides a person with a strong foundation that will continue into their long-term recovery. We provide structure with the combination of: Incidental Medical Services, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Holistic Healing, 12-Step Principles, Individual Therapy Sessions and Life Skills Training. Get Real Recovery has various levels of care and will look at your specific situation to determine what program scheduling will work best for you. We offer morning, afternoon and evening group and individual therapy sessions. We offer a free admissions assessment to discuss our various programming options. Depending on where you or your loved one is with their treatment or recovery, we can offer full day treatment to evening outpatient programming. We help people who are entering treatment for the first time to those who are attending work or school. We are standing by to discuss all of the options that we offer. Call the Admissions Team today for a free confidential assessment and insurance check. The Get Real Recovery treatment programs were designed to provide more intimate and smaller group sizes offering more individualized care. The small staff to patient ratio allows for more comfort and close monitoring. When recovery from addiction or dual diagnosis we understand that having intimate groups will provide for increased comfort and security during the treatment process. Our commitment to maintaining a small group size small is why Get Real Recovery is set apart from other addiction and dual diagnosis treatment programs. The smaller group setting also allows each of our clients get lots of personal attention and meaningful guidance. In addition, all groups and individual counseling is led by highly qualified therapists and counselors.

Get Real Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details

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Get Real Recovery has a very friendly and sensitive staff. I can't say enough about how comfortable and secure I felt. The accommodations are gorgeous. Thank you GRR!


I have been so greatfulfor Get Real Recovery, I have had intensive treatment, and great therapy. I have successfully completed the program and have been assisted in discharge planning for successful a...


I truly believe in Get Real Recovery! I have had the pleasure on witnessing countless clients endure a holistic change from admission to graduation. The staff at Get Real are passionate about what...


Residential treatment in the facilities of Get Real was for me a top level experience. All of my treatment needs were met with the utmost care and professional level of attention. The house was top no...


This place was amazing, i came in here and went through detox and felt just absolutely terrible. This place put me back on track the staff at get real are amazing and because they are so small you rea...


I was 94 year old train wreck when i got in here. I was using meth. I really good smooth detox and staff was very courteous, caring loving staff. If I ever had a problem someone was available to talk ...


I stepped out on Faith and came to the best treatment center and I definately been in a couple in Dallas Tx... The have the best team of people... The owners of Get real are totally awesome and caring...


It is not an over-statement to say that Get Real Recovery saved our daughter's life. Larry, Lori, and the entire Get Real Recovery staff, as well as the Sober Living residences they work with, are inc...


Get Real changed my life! Grateful is an understatement.


Their facilities are beautiful, and its apparent the staff is passionate about recovery and helping others.


My experience at Get Real Recovery has changed my life. Prior to coming into this facility not only was I dealing with substance abuse, but I was plagued with internal issues that stemmed from childho...


Get Real is a great place. The groups are awesome, life-changing, and helpful. Outings are a great way for motivation in life, to see the better side of life. The food is great always caring about wha...


I Love Get Real Recovery!


Pays close attention to individual needs of patients. The staff maintains frequent contact with patient's family with updates on progress. The facility itself is wonderful ! ! !


I really enjoyed having the small group setting, everyone was given personal attention. All the staff at the Residential and Get Real Center were Very friendly and attentive to my needs. I have 90 day...


The staff at Get Real Recovery truly cares about their clients and is willing to do what it takes to get them the treatment they need.


I would like to let everyone out there know that Get Real is the Real thing. They are pure professionals and will go the extra mile to help you in your recovery. I would like to thank them and I will ...


Let me start off by saying my experience was in-patient not outpatient. So I have no idea about that part of their program. I can say that I detoxed at Get Real and moved onto their residential treatm...


Great Experience! The Staff are knowledgeable and caring. The facilities and housing are 5 star.


I went through Get Real Recovery. From the beginning to end, I could not have asked for a better experience. This was not my first treatment center and I can say that this place is different. The staf...


The staff at Get Real recovery is considerate, caring and loving all while operating on a very professional basis. All the groups are small and educational. I received a lot of individual attention a...


It was a waste of money. A month later my 40 yr old daughter was worse. I pleaded with them in detailed texts tof not be conned into thinking my daughter was co dependant. She has lived off others ...


The staff cares about their clients well being. Not enough activities. Thank you, Get Real, for setting the standards for other treatment centers! This is one of the better ones. They actually care ab...


I went through get real and it was truly a life changing experience. From the groups to the clients to the staff it was all so great. The staff truly understand what your going through and whole heart...


When I first came to this recovery I was welcomed with open arms and loving hearts. The staff here shows an exceptional willingness to provide the greatest support required for recovery. Recovery is...


Staff was unbelievable - One of the women was always available to talk to, usually the owner is not as accessible as at Get Real. They guided me and groups were informative


Where do I begin? Well maybe something short and simple. My name is Jimmy and currently Alaska is my home state now! I am an alcoholic who also struggle with an enormous tremendous since I have ADH...


Who has two thumbs up and will, without a doubt recommend Get Real Recovery to anyone that is struggling with addiction? This guy. I had a very good friend of mine, who was struggling with addiction, ...


Groups were very educational, small census, I even was able to attend more groups when needed. They helped me get on feet with life skills. I have 70 days clean and planned discharge this Friday. I h...


Our 19-year-old daughter Nikki had been a good student in High School and wished to work a year before starting college to save money. We noticed she began running with new so-called “friend” af...


This program has been very helpful in my journey getting sober and effective treatment. Great group education and passionate caring staff. I have a total of 57 days and been able to implement the li...


Very professional, patient goal oriented. Doctors and therapist were very supportive and did not feel rushed in my appointments. Be a little more accountability for clients. It is a small intimate gro...


They helped me learn to live a healthy life along with providing me with healthy foods and education that I needed to maintain sober. no complaints My initial call with one of the staff was very helpf...


The facility was very open and honest about everything, they let me know what was going on daily with my treatment as well as with my insurance coverage including my length of stay and how the program...


People genuinely care..My experience at Get Real Recovery is that everyone genuinely cares, from the staff to the counselors. The houses are beautiful and the location is even better.


Genuineness; completeness; compassionateness;and realness... Growing pains if anything.... This facility is run by professionals who themselves have recovered from this addictive malady. Their since...


small focused groups - personal therapy by experienced people. Once my daughter gave Get Real consent to talk with me, I recognized things that I do better as a parent. I was not prepared for my daug...


This facility is run by professionals who themselves have recovered from this addictive malady. Their sincere approach to assist in treatment is by far the most important asset in their inventory. I...


Awful. One woman inparticular is a nightmare


Horrible program run by incompetent people. I would never send anyone here. They don\'t provide basic food items, run tedious groups, and keep messy houses. The pictures on their website aren\'t even ...


We sent my step son to this place and during this trying time with our family they made it way worse. They advised us, after THEY spoke to our insurance, that my step son was covered. He went in on ...


This place is a scam!!! They admitted my son after they told us that they verified with our insurance that he was covered on a Saturday. Then, asked us to pay our co-payment of $3000. On Monday they ...


Great facility with a very supportive staff.

Areas of Focus
Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Key Staff Members
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    Larry Smith, LAADC - CEO & Co-Founder

    Larry is responsible for the overall operations including, finances, accounting, budgeting, acquisitions and business development. He is an advanced level licensed addiction counselor (LAADC), lecturer, public speaker and author. Larry’s long term personal recovery has inspired him to dedicate his life to helping others who are suffering from addiction. Larry is a 1977 Cum Laude Graduate of The University of Toledo with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Psychology. In 2010, Larry published a goal setting and journaling book for people in recovery. This book also addresses the neurological changes that take place in the brain during addiction and in recovery. TVs “Dr. Drew” Pinski MD, and renowned addiction psychiatrist Joseph Pursch MD, endorse Captain Larry Smith’s Daily Life Plan Journal. Larry’s recovery articles are published monthly in Serene Scene Magazine and other online publications. Larry’s latest book “Flight to Transformation” is being published in 2017. Larry is a popular speaker and educational presenter in the recovery field. His well known presentations include: “Reclaiming the Hijacked Brain” and “Positive Psychology in Addiction Recovery” Larry has 40 years experience in military and commercial aviation. As a commercial airline pilot and USAF fighter pilot, he has logged over 21,000 hours of flying time. He is licensed to fly the Boeing 727, 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. He spent 14 years associated with United Airlines Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as an Airline Pilots Association Union Representative. He performed interventions, counseling and acted as a Peer Pilot.

  • Photo of Lori Cattern, C.A.T.C. II
    Lori Cattern, C.A.T.C. II - Executive Director & Co-Founder

    Lori Cattern-Smith is the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Get Real Recovery. As a hands-on owner, she oversees all clinical activities and personally monitors the day-to-day treatment of all clients attending Get Real. She has over two decades of experience working in the addiction and behavioral health fields. She has been on staff as an advanced level case manager and counselor at many treatment facilities and has an impeccable reputation in the recovery community. Lori’s expertise includes; denial & anger management, identifying self-sabotaging behaviors, facing fear head-on, and building self-esteem through empowerment. Lori understands that each client has different needs. Lori’s directness and compassion puts clients and their families at ease with the recovery process. Her approach is compassionate however, she never waivers from the personal responsibility one must take in their own recovery. Lori is a graduate of the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) in San Diego, CA. OHI focuses on Holistic Healing and how the Mind, Body and Spirit unifies in recovery. She is certified in EEG, Neural-feedback. Lori is an advanced level Reiki practitioner and brings an authentic warmth to everyone she meets. Lori’s has an amazing ability to work with the diverse populations in addiction recovery. Lori has achieved long-term sobriety and understands first hand the ravages of addiction. Lori administers the FAA Mandated Commercial Pilots Monitoring Groups. This includes all levels of care for pilots with substance abuse issues. She works closely with professionals in the business, medical and legal fields. There is never an ego too big or self esteem too small for Lori to dismantle and transform into a healthy and happy individual. She has guided over 50 pilots, helping them procure and maintain their FAA Special Issuance Medical Certificates. Presently she oversees 21 pilots from the private sector and commercial airlines.