Whole Life Recovery

By The Fix staff 08/31/17

Whole Life Recovery offers upscale accommodations in a beautiful setting and an integrated treatment program. 

Whole Life Recovery
Location : 32122 Camino Capistrano #100 San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Phone : (800) 748-6402
Price : $33,000 (90 days; insurance accepted)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Located along the coast in San Juan Capistrano, California, Whole Life Recovery is a drug and alcohol treatment program that specializes in treating the “whole person” by addressing the root emotional and spiritual causes of addiction. Founded in 2015 by Tim Blakeley, the facility provides detox, outpatient services and sober living while utilizing holistic methods, evidence-based therapies and innovative approaches like brain mapping and neurofeedback.

Facility and Meals

Sober living residents stay in upscale houses situated along the Pacific Ocean. The salt air and beach vibe offer a tranquil environment for clients. While the facility offers accommodations with clients separated by gender, Whole Life strives to create a communal environment. The facility believes that clients need peer support, and great consideration is taken when assigning roommates. With 42 beds, all clients have at least one roommate, staying in nice rooms equipped with queen-sized beds and modern furnishings. There are several therapy rooms as well as common areas equipped with leather couches and TVs. While in sober living, residents are allowed limited access to their electronic devices.

The sober living facilities employ private chefs that prepare meals with a focus on a well-balanced diet. Dietary preferences and restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment Protocol and Team

After providing an assessment gauging biological, psychological and social factors, the staff creates a personalized treatment plan that employs a variety of methods. For those in need, the facility provides clients with a detox program that typically lasts between three and five days. A nursing staff supervises the process around-the-clock, and clients struggling with opioid addiction are provided Suboxone for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Following detox, clients can transition into outpatient services and sober living. The length of stay varies depending on the specific needs of the client, with the average stay being 90 days. Individuals participate in group sessions four to five hours every weekday, several 12-step support groups a week and one weekly individual session. Treatment balances therapy methods like CBT and DBT with psychoeducation coursework like relapse prevention, anger management and codependency. In addition, Whole Life employs high tech approaches like brain mapping and neurofeedback. The latter method typically lasts 20 sessions.

The Whole Life team is comprised of a program director, addiction specialists, a consulting physician, counselors, case managers and an MFT as well as a nursing team. In addition, a consulting psychiatrist provides medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders.

Bonus Amenities

Clients enjoy experiential therapies including yoga, art and music therapy. Clients go on off-site outings to ropes courses, hikes, whale watching excursions and beach trips. Nutritional education programming is offered as well as family counseling once every two months.


Whole Life Recovery offers upscale accommodations in a beautiful setting and an integrated treatment program. Clients enjoy the peaceful environment, and the facility goes beyond evidence-based methods into innovative technological treatments like brain mapping and neurofeedback. Whole Life is a great option for clients seeking an outpatient program.

Whole Life Recovery

32122 Camino Capistrano #100

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(800) 748-6402

Whole Life Recovery Cost: $33,000 (90 days; insurance accepted). Find Whole Life Recovery on Facebook and Twitter

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