Ocean Ranch Recovery

By The Fix staff 09/02/17

With an exceptional range of traditional and adjunctive therapies, Ocean Ranch Recovery offers both thorough treatment for men as well as a spectacular recovery setting.

Ocean Ranch Recovery
Location : Elfin Forest, Escondido, CA (Full address available upon request)
Phone : (760) 510-3161
Price : $30,000 - $45,000 (45 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Ocean Ranch Recovery is a men’s-only substance abuse treatment facility in Escondido, California, a 40-minute drive north of San Diego. Using a program tailored specifically to serve adult males, a team of experienced treatment specialists are on-hand to manage the individual needs of each resident. The facility is able to cover dual diagnoses, but only in cases of anxiety, depression or trauma.

Facility and Meals

Located in an incredible setting, Ocean Ranch Recovery offers stunning views of the surrounding nature preserve—canyons, rolling hills and the nearby ocean. Treatment takes place in a large, two-story home with a fountain out front. There are six beds available for residential treatment and six others for detox. Spacious bedrooms, either shared or private, have large beds, TVs and wooden wardrobes. En-suite bathrooms have double sinks with granite countertops, showers and a large tubs. There is an outdoor patio in back adjacent to a well-manicured lawn and a walking path leading to the horse ranch. Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor areas.

The communal space has leather seating, a tiled fireplace and a large flat screen TV. This living room is adjacent to the dining area, which has a long wooden table and two comfortable benches. A private chef prepares three nutritious meals each day for clients.

Treatment Protocol and Team

The recommended length of treatment is 45 to 90 days, though shorter stays can be accommodated. Detox is available at an affiliated facility in San Clemente, California. The length of that period of treatment varies from a couple of days to around six. The detox, and treatment in general, is medically managed. Each client is assigned a primary therapist and a case manager. They participate in seven hours of CBT-based group therapy every day of the week, covering a variety of subjects like relapse prevention, emotional regulation and coping skills. There is also time allotted once a week for one-on-one therapy.

Ocean Ranch Recovery offers a wide spread of adjunctive therapies. The equine therapy program is run by a certified equine therapist and is meant to help clients become calm and find peace through a routine responsibility. Also available is the Rock to Recovery program, in which residents form a band to write and record songs together. The program is overseen by professional staff who are also in recovery themselves. This approach helps clients open up, participate in a fun activity when sober and conquer fear-based avoidance, encouraging growth of self-esteem.

Aftercare involves a partnership with neighborhood outpatient programs.

On staff are a trauma therapist, an EMDR specialist, a clinical director and case managers. A medical doctor is on-call and comes on-site once a week.

Bonus Amenities

Equine-assisted therapy is a crowning jewel of Ocean Ranch Recovery, with five horses living on the property. The rehab also offers horticultural therapy, with a garden on the property showing residents how they can grow and nurture themselves alongside the plants for which they care. The therapy has also been shown to reduce stress and alleviate depression. Art therapy is also available, guided by a qualified residential technician. This sort of therapy helps clients access and manage feelings while also giving them an outlet for self-expression and awareness.


With an exceptional range of traditional and adjunctive therapies, Ocean Ranch Recovery offers both thorough treatment as well as a spectacular recovery setting. The small number of residents ensures that each client receives the individualized attention that he needs as he progresses through treatment. The lack of distraction in a men’s-only facility also helps residents focus fully on their own recovery.

Ocean Ranch Recovery

Elfin Forest,

Escondido, CA

(Full address available upon request)

(760) 510-3161

[email protected]

Ocean Ranch Recovery Cost: $30,000 - $45,000 (45 days); accepts insurance. Find Ocean Ranch Recovery on Facebook

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