Seacliff Recovery Center

By The Fix staff 09/02/17

Clients of Seacliff Recovery Center can anticipate a highly structured environment meant to closely mirror that of the real world so as to ease the transition back into normal life once treatment is complete. 

Seacliff Recovery Center
Location : 18682 Beach Blvd #225 Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone : (800) 581-7274
Price : $36,000 (90 days)
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Insurance : No
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Introduction and Basic Services

Seacliff Recovery Center is located in Huntington Beach, a coastal town in California’s Orange County. Focused on the mind, body and spirit, this Joint Commission Accredited drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility utilizes combination therapies and progressive approaches. Opened in 2001 by Darrel Fuijhara, programming aims to treat the whole person. Whether in need of residential treatment, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), outpatient programming, extended care or sober living, clients find all of these treatment options available at Seacliff.

Facility and Meals

With a maximum of 25 clients, intimate healing is the only option at Seacliff. While most rooms are shared, this apartment-like residence is kept small overall and each apartment is separated into a two to three bedroom unit. Bathrooms are shared. There are balconies and fireplaces enjoyed year round.

The facility includes a game and multipurpose room, a common use kitchen, a shared TV area (with no resident restrictions), laundry on-site, a two-block walk to the beach and an on-site basketball court.

An on-site registered dietitian/nutritionist plans out healthy meals for each resident designed to support his or her recovery goals. Allergy and preference are always part of the process when designing a meal plan. There are no restrictions on caffeine or sugar at Seacliff Recovery.

Seacliff does have a strict protocol and adherence to the admissions criteria is a mandate. Part of the agreed upon terms is an age restriction of 18 to 65 years of age only, no exceptions.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Up front, family interventions are available for loved ones concerned for the person struggling with drug or alcohol use. The intervention is planned with a trained team and the residence and pre-qualification process has already happened, allowing the resident to enter seamlessly into the programs at Seacliff.

While there is no detox available, Seacliff is affiliated with several detox centers in the area and coordinates treatment with the selected facility to begin the detox phase. Upon completion, the resident starts his or her program at Seacliff, having already been given the initial clinical assessment.

This 12-step oriented facility also utilizes both individual and group therapy as part of treatment. Individual therapy happens three times a week-once with the case manager, once with the psychiatrist and once with the therapist. Group therapy is for 34 (plus) hours each week. SMART Recovery is an option for those residents that prefer to not participate in 12-step meetings.

For co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression, Seacliff Recovery Center assesses if traditional treatment modalities are enough for recovery. If they are not, licensed medical practitioners introduce natural hormone therapy to the client in addition to the existing protocol. There is a consulting psychiatrist in treatment that monitors medication.

Unique to Seacliff is what it calls the, “Extended Care Program for Addiction” which is a 90-day post-residential treatment pathway that includes a three phase process where clients learn about how to re-integrate into the world as a sober person. Here, the chance to learn about jobs, social skills and schooling all exist in the various stages of the program. During phase two, clients may return to part-time work, outside of the facility.

Staff credentials include MD, RD, LMFT, CADC I or II and CATC. There is a staff-to-client ratio of one-to-two. There are roughly 20 employees at Seacliff recovery. CBT is utilized as part of treatment. There is not a doctor affiliated with this facility, however, the facility’s founder is on site every day.

Bonus Amenities

Additional offerings at Seacliff include attendance at concerts and dances, trips to theatres, museums and various festivals located throughout Southern California along with a three-month membership to gym chain LA Fitness.

Also unique to Seacliff is the “work” week philosophy of their treatment of the mind. As much as possible, staff members create a five-day “work” week while allowing relax and recreation on the weekends, so as to mirror the real world as much as possible.


Clients of Seacliff Recovery Center can anticipate a highly structured environment meant to closely mirror that of the real world so as to ease the transition back into normal life once treatment is complete. With the calming energy of the ocean just walking distance from Seacliff, clients are able to fully and wholly heal while recovering from substance abuse.

Seacliff Recovery Center

18682 Beach Blvd #225

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(800) 581-7274

Seacliff Recovery Center Cost: $36,000 (90 days); most PPO insurance plans accepted. Find Seacliff Recovery Center on Facebook,Twitter and Google+

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