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Asana Recovery Alcohol And Drug Treatment Program

1730 Pomona Ave, Suite 3 , Costa Mesa, California, 92627
Asana Recovery is a family owned alcohol and drug recovery program located in Costa Mesa, California just a couple miles from the Orange County coastline. The program is state licensed and nationally accredited for medical detoxification, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Utilizing evidence based practices and harm reduction techniques, our management and clinical staff include some of the most experienced and accomplished addiction treatment professionals in the industry. Providing empathetic support for clients entering treatment whether it is their first or umpteenth episode is our specialty. The “Asana Way” focuses on providing personalized and comprehensive treatment plans for both men and women in recovery. It embodies our forward-thinking approach to the treatment of addiction, pairing traditional and alternative methods, and serving all clients with compassion, while providing appropriate structure and practicing essential values in work and in play. Treatment planning begins immediately upon admission and during detoxification with involvement in individual and group therapy sessions and case management. Medication assisted detoxification, or detox, from opiates, alcohol and/or other drugs is managed closely by the onsite medical team to ensure client safety and comfort. Non-traditional detox protocols are often implemented to better match each client’s uniqueness. Daily treatment programming is specifically geared towards addressing underlying issues driving the addiction while also developing recovery tools. Group therapy is interwoven between individual and family sessions. Therapy modalities can include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Traditional 12-Step and Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) groups are attended on a nightly basis. Mindfulness, physical exercise and healthy eating are incorporated into daily treatment programming. Most meals are prepared by an on-site chef with a focus on replenishing basic vitamins and minerals. The nutritionist provides dietary analysis, consulting and meal preparation training. Daily physical activity can range from beach walks to cross fit training to one-on-one boxing with our personal trainers.

Facility Highlights

  • 3:1 Staff to Client Ratio
  • On-site chef
  • On-site personal trainer


  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Detox

    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Chris Small
    Chris SmallMD
    Doctor Chris Small has been the Medical Director at Asana Recovery since our founding. He is responsible for the administration of medical services and clinical care here, which includes the management and oversight of individual treatment through the duration of each client's stay. Dr. Small is certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Family Medicine, making him one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. who have completed additional training necessary to treat the full-spectrum of medical and psychiatric illness. At Asana Recovery, we recognize the importance of a detox program that is administered by the right professionals who have the proper training and experience to manage the symptoms and administer the appropriate care to ensure a safe, successful and complete detoxification as a critical first step in recovery. With his unique qualifications to treat both medical and complex mental conditions, Dr. Small brings that expertise to Asana. In keeping with his dual board certifications, Dr. Small's approach to treating addiction is based on the concept of a strong mind-body connection—that true healing must take into account both the physical and emotional/psychological needs of clients. Families and clients who turn to Asana for their recovery needs can find comfort in knowing that every treatment plan is designed for each client’s particular medical and psychiatric needs. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Small completed his dual residency training at the University of California, San Diego, where he is currently an assistant clinical professor of the Department of Health Sciences.
  • Grant Clarke
    Grant ClarkeClinical Director
    Grant Clarke is a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with the State of California in 2008. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BA in Psychology and Masters in Social Work in 2002. Not only does Grant bring his personal experiences with addiction to the table but his role as a father of three girls contributes to his approach. Clients gravitate toward Grant because of his strong boundaries and deep experience. Grant excels at teaching clients coping mechanisms and the philosophy of recovery.

Financial Details

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Asana Recovery is a substance misuse treatment organization with three locations in Costa Mesa, Calif. The organization’s “Asana Way” blends alternative, evidence-based, and traditional therapies in guiding men and women past drug and alcohol addiction and meeting their emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. Asana Recovery offers medical detoxification, residential treatment, and outpatient programs.


The first stage in the Asana Way treatment process is to detox in an environment that's supervised 24 hours a day. To withdraw successfully, clients undergo testing and screening and meet with consulting physicians for both prescription and non-prescription medications. Detox uses either Vivitrol or Suboxone, medications used by 19.1 and 25.2 percent of rehabs in California, respectively.

Once stabilized, clients can go into either residential or outpatient treatment. Residential treatment plans typically range from 28 to 90 days in length, making Asana Recovery one of 440 (33.6 percent) California facilities to offer a long-term (30+ days) residential program.

Treatment incorporates a range of therapies including psychodrama, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EDMR), SMART recovery groups, life skills training, and addiction education. To encourage community integration and social support, clients may be paired with local 12-step and other support groups following treatment.

Beyond their time spent in therapy, residents can practice mindfulness and get exercise by walking, biking, and engaging in non-competitive sports with others.


Led by a board-certified psychiatrist and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), Asana Recovery staffs a team of client care coordinators, licensed therapists, a case manager, personal trainers, and a chef.

Asana Recovery is a state-certified facility that also holds certifications from CARF and the Joint Commission, accreditations held by 27.9 and 13.9 percent of rehabs in California, respectively.


Residents stay in a comfortable home with furnished, shared rooms and 24-hour support staff. The facility chef prepares three nutritious meals daily as well as healthy snacks throughout the day. Other amenities include high-speed Internet, Netflix, and cable TV.


The 13 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date all left highly positive reviews. Nearly all aspects of the facility and treatment program received praise. In a representative review, alum G. wrote, “I came here a broken man, I left ready to face the world and am working a program and trying to the best of my ability to repay my stay here, and to the wonderful staff of counselors, therapists and chief and all the staff that helped me on my journey to sober living and a better life.”

Reviews on third-party websites were also mostly positive. Over 44 individuals reviewed one of Asana's three facilities on Google, nearly all of whom left five out of five-star ratings.[1]. On the organization's official Facebook page, which staff may manage, Asana held an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars based on seven reviews to date.[2]


All five reviews submitted to Rehabs.com by staff members to date were highly positive. Reviewers tended to praise the treatment, the amenities, and the quality of the staff. "Asana is a great program that can help get your life back together and give you the tools to be successful in your recovery," Y.M. wrote in a representative review. These sentiments were reflected in the ratings reviewers gave to relevant individual metrics.

Family Participation: 5/5
Staff Experience and Training: 5/5
Exercise and Leisure: 5/5

Staff also gave high ratings to the facility's counseling options, holistic offerings, and the affordability of the program:

Holistic Offerings: 5/5
Counseling Options: 4.8/5
Affordability: 4.8/5


Asana Recovery accepts most insurance plans but encourages prospective clients to reach out with questions related to coverage or to discuss payment plans. Medications, drug screenings, and other services may not be covered.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/asanarecovery/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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