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California Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

From Carlsbad to Los Angeles, Phoenix House is dedicated to your recovery.

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Phoenix House California

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Our California Locations


Teen Recovery Center

Substance abuse and mental health outpatient and intensive outpatient services for teens aged 12 to 17.

Academy in San Diego

Residential and intensive outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment for teens.

Lake View Terrace
Academy in Los Angeles

Residential, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for youth with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues.

Santa Ana
Residential Program and Outpatient Services

Adult residential and outpatient treatment, case management, recovery services, and referrals.

Santa Ana
Behavioral Health Intervention and Support Services

A prevention and intervention program for youth in grades K-12.

Residential Program and Outpatient Services

Residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient treatment, and sober living for adults.

Our Team

Paula Rice-Sherman

Paula Rice-Sherman, MS, CAS

Director of Phoenix House Orange County Adult Services
Paula, director of adult services, has worked as an addictions specialist and program director.
Phoenix House California

Frank Sanchez, Ph.D., LMFT

Managing Director of Phoenix House Academy in Los Angeles
Frank, a marriage and family therapist, serves as director of mental health services.

Elizabeth Stanley-Salazar

Vice President & Director of Clinical Services
Elizabeth has worked for 20 years in treatment & prevention.
Phoenix House California

Pouria Abbassi, P.E.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix House California
Pouria brings executive experience in the hospitality, sports, and entertainment industry.

Treatment Approach

Our treatment philosophy is based on the understanding that addiction is a chronic disease. Individuals suffering from substance use disorders deserve evidence-based treatment in settings that offer privacy and dignity.

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Insurance and Payment Options

Our experienced staff is skilled at working with all types of insurance providers to help you access the treatment you need. Phoenix House is an in-network provider for most major insurance carriers, managed care programs, and Medicaid.

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Do your programs accept insurance?

Yes, Phoenix House California accepts most insurance plans, including: Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, LifeSynch-Humana, APS Healthcare, MHN, Cigna, HealthNet, and Value Options. We also accept United Behavioral Health and partners.

What is your policy towards involving family members?

Family involvement is an integral component in the treatment process. Individual family sessions, multifamily group therapy sessions, and parent and significant other education groups are offered as part of each client’s individualized treatment plan. Phoenix House invites families to special informational and educational sessions, provides them with appropriate printed resources in English or Spanish, (including…

Will I be able to continue working and/or go to school while in treatment?

Individualized treatment plans are designed by each client and his or her therapist, taking into account goals and provisions for continued employment and/or education.

Phoenix Rising Music

Our California Teens Sing Their Hearts Out

With the help of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi, teen clients in our Phoenix Rising Music Program tell their stories and heal through song. In their own words, our state-of-the-art recording studio and expressive arts program exemplifies “love, vision, joy, and determination.”

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Across Phoenix House

Our Perspectives


Trainwreck: A Film out of the Box or out of the Past?

Trainwreck’s treatment of binge drinking and pot smoking is reminiscent of the “happy drunk” portrayals of yesteryear. How edgy is that? Answer: not very.


California News


Phoenix House to Offer Drug Medi-Cal Residential Services in California

Phoenix House will participate in California's expanded Drug Med-Cal specialty mental health services (residential treatment).


In The Headlines

Thomas Frieden

CDC Report Sheds Light on Heroin Epidemic

The CDC shares data on the alarming rise of heroin use and offers ways to stem the addiction epidemic.