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Roots Through Recovery

3939 Atlantic Avenue Suite 102, Long Beach, California, 90807
We are trauma-informed in our approach and have clinicians on staff specializing in DBT, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and grounding practices including meditation and mindfulness, with years of experience developing individualized treatment programs based on the unique needs of each client. Case management, life skills development and ongoing support is wrapped into our model for care in an effort to create sustainable life change. All of our clients are encouraged to join a recovery community and regularly attend meetings, such as 12-step, SMART and Refuge. We realize there is no singular path to recovery and while we promote and encourage abstinence, we want to be inclusive of all those in need of treatment. Our highly trained and ethical clinical team and medical director evaluate the specific needs of each individual client.

Facility Highlights

  • Somatic Experiencing, DBT and EMDR certified therapist on staff
  • Therapy provided by Masters-level clinicians
  • Small group sizes


  • Intensive Outpatient

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Monica Martocci, LMFT
    Monica Martocci, LMFTClinical Director
  • Penny Leatham, MFT
    Penny Leatham, MFTTherapist

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

Treatment Center Links

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Founded in 2013 and located in Long Beach, Calif., Roots Through Recovery offers outpatient, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse, specifically opioid dependency, as well as co-occurring disorders. The facility also offers aftercare services for program alumni.


Roots Through Recovery’s programs offers specialized treatment for opioid addiction, which is limited to roughly 9% of facilities across the country. Specialized treatments are also available for mental health disorders including bipolar disorder, ADHD, and attachment disorder.

Roots Through Recovery offers treatment options that have a traditional 12-step emphasis along with non-traditional alternatives. Clients can participate in either method of treatment based on their individual needs. Although nearly 48% of facilities in the U.S. offer some version of the 12-Step system in treatment, the facility recognizes that it may not work for some participants.

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) meets for three hours per day, from three to five days per week. The center offers treatment at various times throughout the day to accommodate work and life schedules.

Clients in the day treatment program meet for up to six hours per day for five days per week. A typical day of treatment includes activities such as mindfulness training, meditation, somatic experiencing, 12-Step discussions, process groups, relapse prevention, art therapy, yoga, and life skills.

Each treatment plan is individualized based on an initial assessment to determine each client’s needs. However, most plans include individual counseling and group sessions. Group treatment is offered to address substance abuse, trauma, and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Roots Through Recovery utilizes a range of evidence-based modalities, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), motivational interviewing, Seeking Safety, and Somatic Experiencing®. The goal of these methods is to analyze the underlying conditions and trauma that contribute to addiction.


The treatment team at Roots Through Recovery includes therapists and behavioral health technicians. The facility maintains and accreditation by the Joint Commission along with 19% of the U.S. facilities.Staff members meet their continuing development goals as a part of that accreditation.


Although Rehabs.com has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, third-party review sites revealed extremely positive opinions for the facility. On Google, there are six perfect five out of five-star reviews.[1] On Yelp, there are six five out of five star reviews.[2] On its official Facebook page, which it can manage,17 individuals all awarded the facility perfect five-star reviews.[3]

Alumni responses tended to praise aftercare program and the dedication of staff who were “very insightful and motivated.” On Google, alum Heidi wrote: "I have been in and out of many rehabs. But this is so completely different. I want to shout it from a mountain top."


The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com about Roots Through Recovery at the time of this writing provided positive feedback. The staff member, Noah, gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, available counseling options, level of staff experience, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The staff member gave only two out of five stars for the 12-step focus. Echoing alumni opinions regarding staff dedication, the staff member wrote: "The staff at RTR are always accessible and won't stop working with a client until their needs are met."


Roots Through Recovery accepts most private insurance plans. Financial assistance may be made available through the facility for clients that are underinsured or uninsured.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/roots-through-recovery-long-beach
[3] https://www.facebook.com/pg/RootsthroughRecovery/reviews

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