TruVida Recovery

By The Fix staff 08/10/17

TruVida Recovery is a co-ed treatment facility in the beautiful beach town of Laguna Niguel, integrating 12-step recovery principles, dual diagnosis support and holistic treatment methods.

TruVida Recovery
Location : 23726 Birtcher Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone : (949) 388-3866
Price : $30,000 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

About an hour south of downtown Los Angeles in Orange County, TruVida Recovery is a co-ed treatment facility in the beautiful beach town of Laguna Niguel. Clients can receive a comprehensive continuum of care that includes detox, residential treatment, outpatient programming and aftercare. Founded in 2016 and offering state-of-the-art accommodations, TruVida is an innovative rehab that integrates 12-step recovery principles, dual diagnosis support and holistic treatment methods.

Facility and Meals

TruVida residents stay in a luxury neighborhood just 15 minutes from the beach. With only six clients in the house at a time but clients sharing a room with one other resident, the atmosphere is both communal and intimate. The bedrooms are equipped with queen-size beds and adjacent bathrooms. In addition to plenty of light and spacious common rooms, the home also features many amenities including a billiard table, lagoon-style pool and flat-screen TVs in every room.

While clients are provided with groceries to cook their own breakfast, a culinary staff prepares every lunch and dinner. Every meal is planned specifically for each person and is based on following a healthy, balanced diet. In some cases, supplements are provided if determined to be necessary for the resident.

On Sundays, residents are welcome to use the laundry room, and are allowed to use their personal computers and cellphones after an initial two-week blackout.

Treatment Protocol and Team

The TruVida Recovery program integrates a number of therapeutic modalities via both group and individual therapy. Clients can expect traditional 12-step meetings and assignments, holistic wellness methods and Smart Recovery. For residents who need it, medical detox typically takes five to seven days. The inpatient program is usually 21 days.

Clients attend group therapy several times a week and have an individual session once a week. TruVida utilizes CBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET). As previously mentioned, dual diagnosis support is available; to that end, medication management can be facilitated. Also offered are alternative therapeutic methods such as biosound therapy, art for recovery, music therapy and therapy through the healing power of body movement. The individuals in the program are responsible for attending a 12-step meeting every evening off campus, in addition to the ones facilitated in-house.

Dr. Venice Sanchez is the medical director of Truvida as well as a psychiatrist with extensive experience treating clients with substance abuse and mental illness. The rest of the team is comprised of psychologists, licensed therapists, nurses, counselors and sobriety coaches.

Immediately following residential treatment, clients are encouraged to participate in the outpatient program. In addition, TruVida values a strong aftercare system. Each client works hand in hand with staff to create a plan that supports their needs after they have left the facility.

Bonus Amenities

TruVida introduces fresh, enjoyable experiences to clients that promote general health and self-care. Yoga, happiness exercises and nutrition therapy are all implemented. Exercise is also a very important component of programming. Residents work out at least five days a week at a nearby gym.


All told, TruVida is an innovative, top-of-the-line facility that provides a thorough and intimate treatment program for men. No expense was spared on housing, and there is a real focus on both privacy and community. TruVida Recovery accepts most insurance. This facility is a great option for those seeking a comprehensive experience and a well rounded mix of 12-step, evidence-based and holistic treatment.

TruVida Recovery

23726 Birtcher Dr.

Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 388-3866

[email protected]

TruVida Recovery Cost: $30,000 (30 days). Find TruVida Recovery on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn

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