Morningside Recovery

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1400 Reynolds Avenue, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
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  • Medicaid is not Accepted

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Morningside Recovery provides the full spectrum of addiction and mental health treatment including detoxification, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient programs. Our expert staff offers personalized, comprehensive care in state-of-the-art facilities to help clients achieve recovery and make better choices every day.

Morningside Recovery 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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This place really helped me to look at not just my disease but at myself and helped me to start to repair the things that were broken inside


it's a good place.


The structure of Morning Side was very good. It gave patients the freedom to live in housing instead of a locked down medical facility. The amount of groups and choices given is outstanding.


It was a great treatment an I loved it!!


Clients are treated with respect and dignity at Morningside Recovery. The highest standard in recovery treatment are priority, as are each clients' well-being.


A true dual diagnosis treatment experience. Licensed clinicians offer CBT, DBT, EMDR therapies to help people with bipolar, depression, anxiety, and more.


Morningside provided the right balance of structure and freedom for my treatment needs.


Second best treatment facility I have attended


Good start


Great treatment program, fun activities


Overall beneficial


Great therapy programs


I would go back


I was given the tools and resources to aid in my recovery. I grabbed on to every piece of information to turn my life around and learn to live and love a life clean and sober.


Good support


Out of the entire program, the most I got out of it was from my one on one therapy sessions with my therapist. When they fired a lot of staff, the whole program went to crap. The new director didn't s...


Morningside Recovery is all about client care and focus on individualized treatment plans. They try to meet the client were they are and provide aftercare.


Ok but I don�t think I got enough time with the actual doctor


Best experience of my life! Great people great staff! Awesome fun activities each Saturday to participate in as a whole group!


Grateful for Morningside, but not a huge fan of the direction they are going in.


It was okay, could have been improvements with certain staff and communication.


Wonderful and caring staff. Beautiful facility & I loved the freedom. Been sober since I discharged 2 years ago.


I believe the clients received great care that is tailored to the Client's needs.


There is Always room for improvement. I believe the housing staff and clinical staff really care about their clients.


Good treatment, amenities, and food


Great best thing I ever did. I am just concerned that I will have to pay out of pocket when they specifically said I didn�t have to worry about paying a dime.


It was fine until new management took over and ruined the whole program


Most of the drivers were power trippers, & could not think outside the box. There were people that were too young running the houses. Or that didn�t want to help the clients. There was no internet. ...


Treated me with respect. Staff was amazing. I wish I could return to deal with mental issues. I love them.


Terminated treatment due to ins. Life happened. They provide the tools it up to me to pick the right ones and use tjem


This place is for folks coming out of Chino with heroin issues. Good luck to anyone who has never been in prison.


Well worth the money


great experience


I feel as though the mission is very well supported by the patient facing staff. The core curriculum aligns with patient needs. The issue I had was with the former who informed me that I "Wasn't a goo...


I loved it, they went above and beyond to help me. They scholarshiped me in when I had no insurance. I love how the groups were based on what I needed as an individual, it was a great experience.


Was everything I truly needed to finally achieve sobriety


I was told that I was extended over over. The last extension was until October. On Sept 25th I was told my last day was the 29th. My insurance was fine I just needed to start paying 200.00 a week to k...


It was a great place to receive treatment and I've been clean since then


I flew from Philadelphia to California to attend this for dual diagnostics treatment. I came for depression anxiety ptsd etc. At that time I also smoked pot. Because I �relapsed� on pot...I was ki...


i feel our team gives it 110% and they go above and beyond to make sure the clients needs are met and they get they receive the treatment that is needed and more


I liked that you are given a budget to buy your own food by doing so it teaches meal planning and how to function better in the real world


I received quality treatment and I liked the accomadations


It�s a great place to be but only if you want it to work, no facility will work if you don�t want the help!! Overall staff is great and it works if you work it...


Really fun and learned a lot.


It was OK


Good staff, great accomadations,


I went here for a long time but the only part that significantly helped me was my therapist


Great therapist and great facilities


This place is corrupt and only care about how deep your pockets are to pay for poor ole spoiled juniors rehab. If you're more worried about a place where you can bring your dog along to rehab with you...

Caroline H

It's an upscale facility and they give you a lot of freedom which is good because lots of other treatment centers shelter you so much from the outside world that when you leave treatment it's a lot to...

Hazel V.

Morningside is one of the best treatment centers i have been to. Their classes are extremely helpful because they focus on you as an individual rather than a whole. They also focus on teaching you ski...


Staff is very caring; your not closed off in a bubble you actually get to see the outside world. Many different groups and specific treatment available. The most important thing was I was able to brin...

Terence Do

That it's GREAT!


My experience at Morningside was beyond life changing. My life before reaching out with a grim and lonely place. Not only did I learn coping skills to last a life time but I made friends to last a lif...


Great Experience. Great therapist (Bridget). Caring staff.


I really enjoyed my morningside experience. They did everything they could to help me stay sober. I am really grateful for this program.

Brooke M.

I love the staff and the psychological help they have to offer. Morning side really changed my life around.

T. R.

I really enjoyed my time here at Morningside it was by far the best experiences of my life and honestly gave me back my life. I can't thank them enough :)

Kimberly B

This place saved my life! Amazing staff and facilities are brand new. The sober houses are nice as well. Great community and very thorough treatment.


Morningside Recovery saved my life and helped me get back on track to sobriety. They offer individualized treatment plans and alternatives to the traditional 12 step recovery model. My therapist and t...


I love Morningside recovery. Relapse was apart of my story after I got a year sober my first time rolling through MSR, but after a few months out, I knew where home was when I was ready to pick myself...

H. T.

So where to begin.....the staff was great!!! my therapist open so many doors for me. I always knew i had issues but figure so did everyone else.And thought.... they dont affect me(but actually they in...


It was absolutely amazing, it changed my life so much! I am now back better than absolutely ever. I literally would describe my recovery as nothing short of a miracle and it really all began when I en...


My experience at Morningside was life changing. Was it the end of my journey and struggle? No. What Morningside did give me however, was the strength to keep fighting it. I was broken, lost and close ...


Do not go into any treatment that allows there staff to write a review


I was at Morningside for four months. I had a pretty good time there until 30 clients including myself for discharged for insurance reasons and had three days to pack our stuff and find somewhere else...


Morning side is a great place but at the sober living houses they put you in there are aunts rats and the staff doesnt repremend the clients that are flithy and help bring more bugs into the houses an...


I had been to four different treatment centers and now I also work at one (Beachside Recovery Center); Morningside was the best treatment center I have ever had any experience with in my opinion. I we...


The owners of Morningside are money hungry. Their marketing scheme is to poach clients from other facilities. With complete disregard for their wellbeing, these clients are inticed into moving to Cali...


Disorganized, unqualified, and totally inept. Would not recommend to anyone.


Worked with us to help our son with aspergers, ADHD, depression, anxiety and addiction. They staff was very helpful, the facilities were beautiful and the location was wonderful. However, it was very ...


Absolutely inept and terrible. It should not be open. I relapsed almost immediately after. Please do not go here and be very careful about places like this. They only want your money and that's it. On...


They are very greedy. It took forever to see a doctor ...


Enjoyed the connectivity and family involvement. I would recommend this facility to others.


There is no shame in coming back and getting help. We are very welcoming. Client care and family involvement are strengths of Morningside Recovery.


There is extended care.


Open model. Over 55 different groups/therapies a week, plus individual therapy twice a week.


I've learned a lot about myself here and I have benefited from the groups and individual therapy.


Morningside is a great place, they have individualized treatment programming, great groups, and staff who truly cares. This facility saved my life.


Family owned center that places an emphasis on the unique needs of each client. Clients come from all over to find a life in recovery. Clients find what works for them here. There is an adventure, aca...


Most clinically comprehensive program with over 45 groups a week. Morningside Recovery is more than just an addiction treatment center. They teach the skills necessary to stay sober after leaving.Bei...

Mike L.

Morningside recovery saved my life. When I got into treatment I had lost everything. Morningside helped me gain a sense of hope. The staff helped me repair the damage I had caused to my family and fri...


This place is all about their money, not your recovery...they'll tell you anything to get you in the door and the money rolling in. But the reality is far different. They don't hire enough staff to ru...

Areas of Focus
Client & Family Support Groups

Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.


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.

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.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Process Abuse Treatment

Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (also called animal-assisted therapy and pet therapy) supports recovery and emotional wellbeing by helping people develop relationships with animals. Animal therapy can be a one-time or ongoing experience.

Creative Arts Therapy

Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.

Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Intensive Outpatient

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.


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.

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.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.

Alumni Testimonials
  • We are very grateful to everyone at Morningside for bringing our daughter back to us.
    Anonymous Parents
  • They made me realize that I'm a real person with other issues than being an "addict" or "gay" or whatever I labeled myself as. Everyone has many things special about them and Morningside is the place to be for love and compassion.
    Ryan A.
  • I was here for 2 months and really got a better understanding of myself. I finally have new goals and aspirations of what I would like to accomplish in the future. For the first time, I am really excited about the future and my life!
    Emily G.
  • I frequently look back on my experience here with gratitude as I don't know what my life would look like had I not went to treatment here. Through my experience here I've gathered the tools I needed to live my life successfully, something I could never seem to accomplish before.
    Jamie G.
  • When I arrived at Morningside, I was totally shut down. I just wanted to get loaded and erase the world. I didn’t want to believe that I was in pain and seeking relief through drugs. After detox and joining Phase I, recovery sort of crept up on me. I found myself opening up and healing, little by little.
  • I want to thank Kevin for accepting my son when he had finally asked for help for his meth addiction. My son is a new person, he has done a 360 and is so far headed in a direction he had never gone before.
    Lorraine, Mother of Alumni
  • Morningside Recovery saved my life and helped me get back on track to sobriety. They offer individualized treatment plans and alternatives to the traditional 12 step recovery model
    Elisha T
  • I was here for 2 months and really got a better understanding of myself. I finally have new goals and aspirations of what I would like to accomplish in the future. For the first time, I am really excited about the future and my life!
  • Morningside is a great place, they have individualized treatment programming, great groups, and staff who truly cares. This facility saved my life!
Key Staff Members
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    Jenny Gulczynski M.S. - Clinical Director

    Jenny earned her Master’s in Clinical Health Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, while in the Doctorate Program. She has over 20 years in providing services throughout the state of California to both children and adults in the Behavioral Health Field, with a specialty in Co-Occurring Disorders and Chemical Dependency.