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Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat

371 N Weston Place, Hemet, California, 92543
Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat are different than most drug and alcohol treatment centers. We offer a full continuum of care including: Acute Medical Detoxification, Rehabilitation, Partial Hospitalization, Residential, Outpatient, and Sober Living. Our license as a Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Hospital (CDRH) enables us to provide programs and specialty services all in one facility.

Facility Highlights

  • 12 Step Meetings
  • HVRC Alumni
  • CARF JCHAO NAATP Accreditation


  • Medical Detoxification Service

    Hemet Valley Recovery Center is widely known for providing the best in acute medical detoxification services. Our medical doctors are recognized specialists in addiction medicine, both being certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Aung Thu MD, ASAM is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and John Harsany MD, FASAM is a board certified internist and Addictionist.
  • Chronic Pain Program

    Pain medication addiction treatment begins with medically managed detoxification designed to effectively treat withdrawal symptoms and protect from breakthrough pain. Traditional chemical dependency treatment is then supplemented by additional issue focused groups and techniques designed to create an alternative pain management treatment strategy to replace the use of narcotic analgesics. Alternative pain management methods are introduced while in chemical dependency treatment under the direction of the medical director.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Steven Collier, RN
    Steven Collier, RN Executive Director / Co Founder
    Steven Collier RN is one of the co founders of the Hemet Valley Recovery Center and owner of Addiction Medicine Services Inc. He has been working in the behavioral health field since serving as a command Drug Exemption Officer in the U.S. Navy in 1978. A graduate of California State University Los Angeles, Mr. Collier holds a BA in Health and Safety Studies as well as a certificate as a specialist in Drug and Alcohol Problems also from Cal State. Obtaining a degree in Registered Nursing from Saddleback College, Mr. Collier has held a Registered Nursing License since the early1980's. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Collier worked as a Clinical Instructor for the Care Units at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and then served as the Nurse Manager of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center also at Cedars Sinai from 1986 to 1988.
  • Sherry Burditt, RN, HN-BC
    Sherry Burditt, RN, HN-BC Director of Clinical Services Board Certified Holistic Nurse
    As the Director of Clinical Services for Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat, Sherry Burditt, RN, HN-BC is a Registered Nurse whose career spans 35 years of clinical practice in Behavioral Health, Chemical Dependency and Hospital Administration. After receiving her nurse’s training in New York, she concentrated her practice specifically in Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine, working with adult and adolescent populations challenged with depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, addictions, and various affective disorders. Later, as a hospital administrator, she held the responsibility as Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Clinical Services, Director of Education, Associate Administrator, and Chief Operating Officer in mental health / addictive medicine settings.

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Located in Hemet, California, the Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat offers residential, outpatient, and sober living programs for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. The facility also provides medical detox, which is a service offered by just 2.1 percent of hospital-based residential programs in California. Part of a 263-bed acute care hospital, the center provides treatment for adults of all ages.


Residential treatment may last anywhere from 30 to 120 days. Residents follow a program closely aligned with the 12-step model. Each client is assigned a case manager, and treatment may include group therapy, educational lectures and presentations, cognitive therapy, personalized assignments, exercise and recreation time, and relapse prevention training.

The facility also offers specialized groups for older adults, which is an extra offered by just 26.2 percent of California treatment facilities, and young adults, which is offered by 33.3 percent of facilities in the state. Groups for first responders and clients struggling with chronic pain are offered as well. Lectures and group programming are available for family members.

Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is often recommended as an aftercare option following residential treatment. It meets daily, Monday through Saturday.


The treatment team includes physicians, registered nurses, certified counselors, case managers, dieticians, physical therapists, and adjunctive therapists. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com generally appreciated the facility's staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5


The center’s website shows photos of a modern, high-tech residential facility with private and shared bedrooms. Clients who participate in the PHP also receive lunch and dinner as part of the program. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com commended the facility's cleanliness and its amenities.

Cleanliness: 5/5
Exercise and Leisure: 4.8/5


The majority of former clients polled by Rehabs.com gave (six out of seven) gave Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat positive feedback. They described the treatment as effective, the staff as knowledgeable and kind, and the facilities as comfortable and welcoming. "This rehab has an excellent program and the staff is outstanding! From the medical staff to the service attendants, they all provide compassionate,loving care," wrote Michelle in a representative review.

The four alumni polled on granular survey metrics offered high average ratings for the facility's holistic offerings, visitor policies, and staff aptitude.

Holistic Offering: 5/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4.3/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.3/5

The facility also fared well on Google[1], where it earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on 21 reviews. In a representative review, Beth wrote: "Everyone, from the nursing staff to the counselors to the doctors are compassionate and committed to helping their patients."


The two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com both reported they would recommend the facility**, and gave it four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its family participation, its counseling options, and its staff's level of training and experience. "Great facility," one wrote in a representative review.


Hemet Valley’s website shows that some private insurance is accepted, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Behavioral Health. The facility also takes Tricare and Medicare, the latter of which is accepted by only 20.8 percent of treatment facilities in California. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the facility's cost.

Affordability: 4.5/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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