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West Coast Recovery Centers Outpatient

785 Grand Avenue Suite 220, Carlsbad, California, 92008
Our mission is to operate beyond traditional industry practices that can create barriers and constraints, prohibiting a nurturing path to individual recovery Our vision is to create a multi-disciplinary, therapeutically rich environment to explore and inspire change.

Facility Highlights

  • Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Practice
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Somatic Awareness
  • 12-Step and Alternative Spiritual Exploration


  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Wendy Zizzo
    Wendy ZizzoClinical Director
    Dr. Zizzo has a Doctorate of Clinical Pharmacy and completed a one year clinical pharmacy residency from the University of California, San Francisco. She served as a Chemical Dependency Clinical Pharmacist at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic’s Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and Aftercare Program, where she assisted hundreds of chemically dependent patients to detoxify, developed drug detox protocols, conducted research and published scientific articles. Dr. Zizzo has taught Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) courses since 1992. She is an Associate Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and Co-Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at San Diego City College.
  • Ian Depew
    Ian DepewFounder
    Ian Depew is the founder of Sober Ranch, a 20 bed,long-term men’s chemical dependency facility. He has been involved with several treatment centers, recovery homes and sober living facilities. Most notably, he worked under the tutelage of Mark Houston, at Mark Houston Recovery before moving to San Diego. He also has an extensive knowledge and working relationship with Burning Tree Recovery Ranch. In his personal life, Ian struggled with heroin addiction for years going through multiple treatments before recovering.His extensive experience led him to the vision that became West Coast Recovery Centers.

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Located in Oceanside, Calif., West Coast Recovery Centers is a oceanfront facility that provides outpatient-based treatment and upscale transitional residences to adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. While it's unclear if medical detox is available, the facility does address post-acute withdrawal symptoms and offers medication-assisted treatment to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.


According to the facility's website, treatment at West Coast Recovery Centers is individualized and gender-responsive, though all residents are introduced to the 12-Steps, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery to help clients create support networks. Programming is a blend of holistic approaches and evidence-based treatments.

The facility's website notes some of the most common components of treatment programs include trauma-informed somatic experiences, neuroptimal neurofeedback, psychodrama, sociometry, music therapy, yoga, and mindful meditation. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is also available utilizing Suboxone, placing the facility among the 25.2 percent of facilities in the state to offer Suboxone treatment.

West Coast Recovery also uses a individualized approach to outpatient treatment, which includes an emphasis on one-on-one therapy versus group lectures. The facility also offers family counseling, which is designed to help families understand addiction. Clients in transitional housing also receive vocational counseling, placing the facility among the 46.1 percent of facilities in the state to provide some form of vocational training.

Residents are encouraged to create individualized discharge plans at the end of treatment so the transition to normal life is smooth. Also, West Coast Recovery Centers offers aftercare to help residents reach long-term sobriety. According to the facility's website, no time restraints are placed on an client's length of stay in transitional housing.


The facility's website indicates the treatment team includes therapists, counselors, case managers, a personal chef, and yoga therapists. It is part of the 13.9 percent of facilities in California accredited by the Joint Commission.


West Coast Recovery's transitional homes, or The Residences, are located in Oceanside and Carlsbad, situated blocks from the ocean. Pictures on the facility's website indicate shared bedrooms, well-furnished common areas, and outdoor patios with ocean views. Each residence is staff 24/7 by a house manager to ensure safety. Designated smoking areas are available, and cell phones and vehicles are allowed to residents in transitional homes.


The sole alum surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a glowingly positive review. They gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "The treatment team truly care about their patients wellbeing," they wrote. "I loved their layout of daily programming. Yoga, Mindfulness, group therapy, one on one therapy, Sound healing, and Acupuncture are just a few!"

The nine individuals who left Google reviews for West Coast Recovery Centers also provided positive reviews, with an average rating of 4.1 out of five-star rating.[1] "Such a fantastic center," Kyle wrote on Google. "I felt welcome immediately. Cant thank them enough for them recovery plan." Likewise, the eight individuals on the facility's Facebook page, which the facility may manage, gave an average rating of 4.1 out of five stars.[2]


The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also provided a mostly positive review. They gave four out of five stars when asked they would recommend West Coast Recovery Centers, as well as four-star ratings for the staff's level of experience and training and its treatment of co-occurring disorders. "Very in tune with the individuals and needs," the loved one wrote.


The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. They gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "Strongly suggest this place for clients and families," they wrote. "I would put their staff up against any in the entire industry. From my experience and its a long list, this facility is at or near the top."


According to the facility's website, West Coast Recovery Centers accepts all PPO insurances, including plans by Aetna,
United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna, though does not currently accept Medi-Cal.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/westcoastrecoverycenters/

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