Hope by the Sea

3.7 (44 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
33171 Paseo Cerveza
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
8669304673 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Hope by the Sea believes that each and every addict and alcoholic has the inner strength and ability to change. The residential drug and alcohol rehab offers a variety of treatment programs, including a college track and a Christian-based rehab, so that each client can find a recovery method that truly fits. This individualized approach increases the effectiveness of treatment, and allows clients to build a strong foundation for long-lasting sobriety.

Hope by the Sea 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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F

At Hope by the Sea, clients are treated like children, this is disgusting as people generally seek Treatement to be reminded they are adults. If you value real and honest recovery explore the options ...

DS

This program is not a Christian program, although I was misled by their staff to believe their Christian Track "Celebrate Hope" was a faith-based program. They don't take their clients to Saddleback, ...

JS

When you are looking for drug or alcohol treatment for yourself or a loved one, you are not at your best in terms of rational decision-making. Soothing words and voiced concern can seem compelling, bu...

Cp

Stay away if you’re looking for a Christian 12 step program.

EA

Run!

Shawn

Worst place ever. Never send a loved one there. I have a Google review up. Its a long story go read my review of the place. It is a SCAM!!! DONT SEND YOUR LOVED ONES THERE!!!

TC

ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! THE 5 STAR REVIEWS ARE ALL FROM STAFF. THE HOUSES ARE DIRTY, THE FOOD IS GARBAGE. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. BETTER OFF DEALING WITH A GHETTO OUT PATIENT FACILITY, CAUSE THATS WHAT YOU G...

Jody

I loved my stay in your treatment facility. I was always treated with dignity and respect , and learned so much . My case manager , group leader and , therapist were perfectly suited to me . I current...

Robert

Perhaps the most important experience of my life. 4 years sober since my 30 day treatment. I am eternally grateful to HBS

JB

I feel a rehabilitation facility should not have employees that r recently clean like 6 months out of drugs. I feel is risky for the patient and the family members to have to find out after signing up...

BC

This place in nothing what they explain it to be before you get there. First of all you have small group\'s from seven to three everyday and it\'s always the same. The Councillors and staff are not ve...

Josh

they have really nice facilities they don't know what they're doing. I was in treatment at this place and it is AWFUL. staff don't really care about the clients they are just there to get the pay chec...

Greg

We had a very poor experience with Hope. Poor communication, sour attitude, accusatory tone, and then our son was dropped off at the San Juan Capistrano train station in the middle of the program w/o...

J J

Staff and Programming were good. Discharging without a strong post plan. The ownership and staff experience were helpful

Elizabeth

I was at Hope by the Sea in August 2015. It was horrible. The main offices were beautiful and well appointed. However, when I was transported to the detox house I was alarmed at the conditions. Most o...

R E

Fellowship was good. Needs better communication. All around happy family feel

JL

Attentiveness to clients and their needs. The staff at Hope by the Sea are very dedicated to their clients and strive to provide the best treatment for them, going above and beyond to accommodate thei...

D T

Christian Program/Therapies were a strength. God uses Hope by the Sea/Celebrate Hope to save lives. The old life is gone and a new life begins.

E C

Staff is genuinely caring. Not enough staff and lack of outside activities

T W

Staff and family based treatment, facility that is expanding, were strengths. Communication and organization are areas of improvement. I enjoy working for Hope By The Sea as it gives me the opportunit...

B B

Very caring, knowledgeable and attentive staff. At times can be unorganized, as all treatment centers experience. Hope by the Sea offers a variety of options for the type of treatment an individual wo...

Anonymous

Overall a good facility. Not the most affordable but much family participation.

Rob

Food Service was a strength. Organization of management needs to improve. I was blessed to participate in Hope By The Sea. Highly recommended!

Bobby

Strong Christian values but Lots of patients. Awesome staff

Nicolas

Great staff and program. I am employed at this facility and it is great! Offers detox, residential, IOP, and family program, will also help find sober living. Hope by the Sea is very accomadating to t...

P H

Caring Staff but Need more Staff. Hope by the sea is the best

Anonymous

Beatiful. Excellent treatment center. Highly recommend.

LM

Hope By the Sea saved my sons life! I am so thankful for all the wonderful people who helped him in his journey to recovery.

Anonymous

It was clean, had experienced workers, and really helped me get over my drug addiction. It was inexpensive. The meals they provided didn't make me feel healthy and the different treatment options were...

Anonymous

it's for all ages/ good and positive feedback.

Anonymous

It works...no complains he was happy there

Anonymous

It really helped but it was far away. First treatment to actually help and make lasting change that treats underlying issues.

Dp

Psych is seen briefly. Group leaders are good. There is a lack of mid-management communication and the ranks of mid-management are filled from the ranks of the recently sober.

Mark

Great location but Not all enclosed facility, They need to keep clients updated

FU

RUN, do not walk away from Hope By The Sea. The place is amazing if you are a Radicalized Christian who likes to pray for the sins of others. This place is a the embodiment of whats wrong with America...

Anonymous

I was able to focus on my recovery rather than what friends were doing.

Anonymous

Great caring personal skills by the staff. Very comfortable rooms and emmenities. However, they seemed a little to trusting of the addicts. Its not as much about the rehab as it is the follow ups. Wha...

Anonymous

They are incredibly patient and caring

Regina

My 20 year old daughter was set to go here, paled, airfare etc when the rug was pulled from under her at the 11th hour. They said she was emailed that she would not be accepted because of an eating di...

Anonymous

fairness and commitment, It was very effective and meant a lot to our family

Anonymous

Strengths: they have a dedicated team of trained professionals, they do individualized treatment programs, they understand the difficulty in transitioning from addiction to sober life . this facility ...

Client

the chef cook not nutritious meals. they consist of either pasta, soup or salad. there is rarely enough food at ANY of the inpatient houses. house managers do not have much clean time themselves. much...

CCW

He has needed more treatment, but we have had to do it at home. There was NO support from the facility for after care. And they don't have time for phone calls either. Although it seemed like a grea...

Robert

Saved my life! Have now been sober 28 years!


Areas of Focus
Detox

Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)

Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

Key Staff Members
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    Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. - D.O. Medical Director and Psychiatrist

    Dr. Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist. She is board certified in Psychiatry as well as Addiction Medicine. She is the founder of Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Karimkhani is dedicated to serving the psychiatric needs of her community. She has extensive experience in substance abuse, dual diagnosis, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, and emergency psychiatry. She is also one of a select few psychiatrists offering TMS treatment.

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    Sharon Stafford PhD - Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Stafford is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with years of experience working in in-patient and out-patient treatment settings. Her professional experience includes being a research coordinator, conducting research in the area of chronic pain, being the Program Director of in-patient psychiatric treatment for children, working in crisis management in an emergency room setting, serving as school consultant, and is currently employed as Clinical Director. and has her own private practice.