Sober Techniques

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Sober Techniques is a private rehab located in San Clemente, California. Sober Techniques specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Sober Techniques Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Sober Techniques offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Sober Techniques Highlights:

The staff at Sober Techniques is made up of certified, licensed clinicians and recovery workers, who have extensive years of experience in the industry. Sober Techniques offers a safe and welcoming environment to all of our clients. Each addiction treatment program is tailored specifically to each client’s needs as they relate to addiction recovery. We will be there not only for you but also for your family members.
When an individual is dealing with dependency on alcohol or drugs, making a healthy lifestyle change can become a real challenge. Frequently that person will be struggling with the shame and guilt that comes along with the various life choices he or she has made while under the influence. Because the consequences of substance abuse impact the friends and family members of the addicted individual, addiction is often labeled as a family disease. The staff here at Sober Techniques knows just how difficult the recovery process can be for the individual, as well as his or her family members. We abide by the belief that in order to facilitate positive life change in an addicted individual, we must provide a supportive, safe, and caring environment for both that person and his or her family.
Sober Techniques works hand in hand with licensed and certified programs that range from outpatient programs to detox facilities, luxury housing accommodations, mental health services, and more. We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of addiction treatment options that include inpatient programs, outpatient options, detox centers, and more.
Those who desire to break the cycle of substance abuse in their lives require a good deal of support in order to be able to embrace positive change. Our network of providers at Sober Techniques are committed to providing the highest levels of support to all of our clients. We offer various types of therapy techniques throughout each addiction recovery program. It is our belief that incorporating 12 step or other types of support programs, relapse prevention practices, and family support into recovery can work together to create a highly effective addiction treatment program that can be the catalyst for positive life change. Everyone has different reasons for enrolling in an addiction treatment program at a drug rehab center. Finding the right addiction program for your specific needs is extremely important.
Throughout the course of our customized addiction treatment programs, we focus on teaching positive coping mechanisms and sober social norms that include life skills and professional preparation. We are a dual diagnosis treatment center, which means that we focus on treating both the physical and psychological side effects of addiction. Sober Techniques is dedicated to providing our clients with the necessary tools for sustained sobriety. Our facilities are located in San Clemente, California and nearby beach communities. Our locations offer relaxing settings, beautiful ocean landscapes, and individualized care. We include transportation arrangements and activities for wellness in all of our addiction treatment programs. We maintain positive surroundings to promote a healthy lifestyle for all of our clients in recovery.
Here at Sober Techniques, our focus is on creating a sustainable addiction recovery program where support slowly tapers off until the client is able to maintain successful sobriety.
It is our goal to ensure that you receive unparalleled quality of treatment and that you are neither undertreated, nor overtreated. We know that the path to a full recovery can be full of challenges along the way, and we are dedicated to walking down that path with our clients every step of the way.
Many of our staff members are also in recovery and have many years of sobriety under their belts. This allows them to provide our clients with positive role models of women and men living in sustained sobriety. We pride ourselves on being able to offer customized addiction treatment plans for each of our clients. Many other drug rehab centers tend to use the same program on each client in what is often termed the “cookie cutter method.” We know that one size does not fit all, and we are determine to provide personalized care to as many individuals as possible. We are proud to be able to offer extensive support to past, present, and future clients. Please feel free to contact us at any point throughout your recovery process. Your progress, health, and sobriety are of extreme importance to us.
The Program consists of informative sessions, individual and group counseling, 12 step meetings, meetings with case managers, exercise, and fun weekend excursions. Monday through Friday, clients attend meetings to deal with the feelings, conflicts, changes, problems, and issues that come up throughout their recovery process. They also review their chemical dependency history, the impact that substance abuse has had on their lives, as well as how it has affected their friends and family.
Group meetings are a large part of addiction treatment and recovery. The client will meet with his or her case manager on a bi-weekly basis to discuss the treatment program along with any concerns about recovery. This program is a 24/7 addiction recovery program that offers unparalleled clinical care and luxury living in a gorgeous housing facility that is beach adjacent.
The residential inpatient treatment options at Sober Techniques offer a multidisciplinary approach to recovery through a structured and comfortable environment. Clients are also provided with aftercare and plans for post-treatment. This intensive level of care offers comfortable housing amenities and delicious meals cooked by private chefs during the course of treatment. Support is always available 24/7.
Luxury Accomodations


  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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