Spencer Recovery Center

4.1 (63 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1316 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
8003340394 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

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

Treatment Insights

Spencer Recovery Centers offer individualized treatment programs in an environment designed to promote achievement of long- and short-term goals, mental stability, emotional and spiritual growth, and positive feelings toward sobriety. Treatment includes intensive group therapy sessions, relapse prevention, drug/alcohol education, family therapy, individual therapy, nutrition counseling, 12-step therapy and transition counseling.

Spencer Recovery Center 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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N.

I'm truly blessed and grateful to have "graduated" from Spencer Recovery Center in Laguna Beach. It was the best decision I have ever made to give up the drinking and drugging I wouldn't have done it ...

Olivia

The counselling was really amazing it really helps my daughter to recover. She looks great now and I’m so happy he made the choice to get help. Thanks... Spencer Recovery, you’re such a blessing t...

Lilia C.

The workers at Spencer Recovery are amazing and has a big heart for helping someone like me suffering from addiction. Their treatment was very effective and it really worked for me. This place gives e...

R. Kay

I’ve tried to fight my addiction, and it was so hard, but without the help of an amazing people of Spencer. I would have not made it. They are so friendly, nice and understanding; they really know w...

Melissa

The rehab center of Spencer Recovery is the greatest facility I’ve ever experienced. All of the people working were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. They did their very best to provide you a gre...

Anita

I really enjoyed my stay at this facility. The counselor was very nice and friendly, giving good advices and guided me every step of my recovery process. The assistants were awesome; they definitely h...

Roby Kraus

I like all the activities and classes at Spencer Recovery you have learned so many things from them and it’s a big help to me to start my life being clean and sober. Thanks God, that I overcome my a...

Louise

If you’re planning to seek for a help and to go to this place, I wish you all the best with getting the proper treatment; to stay clean and sober. Just a piece of advice, you need to work hard for t...

Kevelyn

It was a great program. Their 12-step program, helps me to recover.

Henry Orto

Their 12 step program is really high-effective and the people working here are very professional, knowledgeable and very dedicated to help and care each of their patients. It was really a good facilit...

Mathilda

My overall satisfaction of my treatment is above & beyond great. The entire staffs of Spencer Recovery are amazing; they make you feel at home and treat you as part of their family. And my counselor h...

Gary

The treatments they provide were excellent; It’s such a big help to recover. I was really happy with all the services. I would definitely recommend this center to anyone who wants to recover with th...

Grace

This place is really care about their patients, And I\'m so thankful that I\'m of those people they helped me to recover. Caring and compassionate people that I\'ll never forget. Thanks...for changing...

Melchie

Great staff & management. The program they gave to my friend was such a big help and make her to be a better person There are someone truly remarkable people working here to make your loved one’s st...

Josh

This is far the best rehab center that I’ve ever encountered. Staffs here were very friendly, caring and professional; they were very patient and kind throughout my treatment. Thanks to all staff o...

Beatrice

This is a wonderful place. They treat me well with care and dignity. Staffs and the psychologist are very compassionate to help those people who needs their guidance. Everyone works together as a te...

Devi

I was rehabilitate to this facility for about 2 months and I couldn’t be happier with the services and care I receive here. The staffs are always friendly, attentive and accommodating; they make my ...

Agneshka

Best Recovery Center I’ve ever had. Staffs here are very friendly and willing to help as much as they can; they did their best to accommodate their patient who needs love, care & support and seem to...

Lupe

Spencer recovery was really reliable and passionate in helping people who need great care! Everything from therapy sessions to living accommodations was top notch. This program helped me to overcome m...

Beverly

I just wanna leave a 5-star rating here as my way of showing gratitude for what they have done into my elder sister. She is now fully well and living again in a normal life because of Spencer recovery...

Herman

I would like to express the gratitude for these people. The customer service is beyond average. They are warm and welcoming, The front desk is very attentive and the therapist are also extremely carin...

Clara

Excellent service! Very knowledgeable therapist that always go beyond your expectation. All the therapist are very friendly. This company strives for nothing but excellent service. I will definitely b...

Jennica

My sister went to a couple treatments due to severe drug addiction and we’re almost hopeless because we think that she was helpless already. The last rehab center that we went to was Spencer recover...

Jp

I went to spencers and it was not a good program. I was charged for services never recieved and meals were all costco food if you got anything. Staff could not stay up with clients. They claim i recie...

Odessa

This recovery center had an amazing treatment that has changed my entire life. I highly recommend this company to those who have the same addiction problem with me. I can really attest that this cente...

Jeanie

I had an amazing experience with Spencer. I gained a lot of self-confidence that helped me maintain my dignity and built good relationship with other people especially to my family. I highly recommend...

Marians

Because of their help I was able to gain my confidence back. The staff is very caring and understanding. Thank you for helping bring back my old healthy life!

Milagros

My brother’s drug and alcohol dependency brought so much injury to my family refutation, so I decided to forcedly send him to a rehabilitation center hoping that it both help him and our family. He...

Ls

Terrible place the staff has no idea what they are doing. They mess with your insurance and like to send you all over to the other facilities because of insurance. Staff is rude and does not care. It\...

Ted

A close friend of mine went here and joined a treatment for alcoholism. The people here were very accommodating to all visitors and their programs help people to have a new beginning. I\'m fully impre...

Aurora

They did an amazing job helping my son transform into a person I always wanna be. They informed me about all that happened and ask how I feel and was affected by his addiction history. I\'m so gratefu...

Denise

I have suffered from a serious emotional and mental depression. I can no longer live my life normally. So, I have decided to undergo for treatment. It was Spencer Recovery Center helped with all my tr...

Rebecca

I came here out of frustration on my father addition on drugs. He wanted to change but he couldn\'t because of his extreme addiction. And yes this recovery center is our answer. The therapists are exp...

Cheryl

Thank you so much Spencer Recovery. My son now has recovered from his severe depression. He’s now in the stable mind. Most of all he recognized his mistake and he is now moving forward. I wouldn\'t...

Emily

I don’t know the best words to express my gratitude to Spencer Recovery. After struggling with my substance abuse and going through all that trouble to make myself clean, I can finally be proud of m...

HRW

they are in it for the money not to help. Very Poor. they had no tjme for the individual

Anonymous

12 step introduction. ive been sober ever since

Anonymous

it worked charge a lot

Brian

This place and Spencer recovery is the worst... They moved my son all over the country from place to place. then they pushed him out on the street 2000 miles from his home...

Patrice

I wanted to personally thank Spencer by visiting there but unfortunately can’t be able. I am now residing in different state now but my experience with you will always be a part of me. With welcomin...

Ralph

A remarkable rehabilitation for everyone who wants to have their lifestyle change. It’s a great break for you if you’re suffering for certain addiction. Spencer gives you not only how to break awa...

Cindy

Highly qualified doctors and loving staff. Overall facility is great to come to for rehab and counselors are also amazing. Highly and effectively recommendable!

Mattew

When I was visiting my friend at Spencer, I noticed how busy they were! They have lots of activities and sessions. I saw even one patient crying being counseled by counselor. My friend told me that he...

ES

I went to Spencers over a year ago and it was by far the worst rehab I have ever been to. The state funded rehab in my city for people without insurance was better than this place. It is a big insuran...

Gloria

Very disappointed in this center. Sounds like this place is poorly run. I think they just want your insurance money and that seems to be priority.

M

Spencers Recovery Mattresses are all stained and a health hazard on both sides. There were Bed Bugs In 2 different rooms. But the mattresses where never replaced.

CS

Quite possibly the worst treatment center in Southern California. Absolutely shocking that the staff are still in this field. For families with enough money or the \"right insurance,\" they will kee...

Theresa

This place needs to be shut down. A total scam.DO NOT SEND LOVED ONES THERE.

Kathi

I sent my son to this recovery center fo herion addition. Drove over 13 hours to get there as he would not fly. The web site and phone contacts looked beautiful. The place was a broken down motel. ...

Ashley

I had positive experience at Spencer recovery. I have been sober for almost two years. I was able to learn how to get and stay sober. My counselor helped me become independent. She guided me through d...

Sammo

I loved it! It changed my life! If you ate not serious about your recovery obviously you will not be \"fixed\" One male councler saved my life, there are other GREAT ones to. I made amazing friendship...

PB

This place is awful. Mybson went there from Texas. I never heard from them about how he was doing. They called me once and left a message saying he had left the facility. Finally we got in touch with ...

Catherine

Cost effective and great location. Wreak staff. Spencer's is awesome. I got what i needed.

Marc

My daughter had a bad experience. Rehab and for that matter recovery depends solely on the person wanting to get better. Until that decision is made its a waste of time and money.

Catherine

I am a 48 yr old women. I had just lost my husband and 19yr old daughter. I was told I would get specialized psychiatric treatment. I saw a psychologist once in a 25 day stay. The house was appalling....

Katie

It claimed to be "luxurious." The place was terrible. On my first day of detox, I had to go to a 6 am meeting because the owner was there & they wanted to look good. I think this facility is terrible ...

E.S.

This place is crooked and only cares about money. Clients with only a few months of sobriety act as counselors. Do not send your child here as you are risking a life.

Javier

I wish my son could have stayed at this program longer. Insurance pretty much covered the whole thing. I would definitely recommend this program. The program offered a great outreach program to our fa...

Anonymous

Filthy conditions, stomach-turning food, just overall a bad experience. And I "graduated"

Anonymous

Very individualized program. Definitely for those who can learn/live in an environment where trust is earned and rewarded with additional freedoms. Not for those who are not serious about recovery.

Anonymous

Sober living - 3 years

GL

I needed the geographic distance and time to begin recovery for which I will always be grateful for. I have been gifted with friendships that I hope will stay the course. The website did not deliver...

Kim.

Chaotic atmosphere. Very overpriced. Not run well. The place is run by people unqualified. Patients become interns after one month of sobriety and are in leadership position. They only cared about th...


Areas of Focus
Emotional Problems

At Spencer Recovery Centers, we treat people, not problems. Our ‘whole-person’ approach gives us an appreciation of who you are as an individual and what it feels like to be in your shoes. We work with you and your family to understand everything about your life and how recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be achieved.

Learning Disabilities

At Spencer Recovery, we recognize that learning disabilities are neurological disorders that affect the brain’s ability to receive, process, store, and respond to information. We also recognize that growing up with an educational handicap can have an enormous effect on your sense of self, robbing you of the power to hope, learn, and succeed. Our specialized recovery program will you rebuild your self-esteem by providing specific educational strategies to help you overcome learning obstacles that you may have struggled with your whole life.

Key Staff Members
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    Carol Coleman - CATC II – Counselor

    For over 25 years Carol has dedicated herself to the recovery of clients, their families, and loved ones. Carol works with clients individually on a daily basis, and she also has the privilege of facilitating multi-faceted family groups twice a week at Spencer Recovery Center. During these groups, she, clients and family members examine communication styles and ways of interacting more productively to ensure that everyone has a voice. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment in which to express feelings and resolve conflict. Watching these changes and being part of the solution has been Carol’s motivation and reward for many, many years.

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    Cindy Nichols - Head Admissions Counselor