DrugAbuse.com - Powered by American Addiction Centers

Bimini Recovery Home

155 South Bimini Place, Los Angeles, California, 90004
The Bimini House is a residential treatment center for chemically dependent men and women struggling with addiction. Specializing in the treatment of veteran and active members of the armed forces, Bimini House provides comprehensive, compassionate care designed to suit the needs of those who have served our country. Treatment services include individualized case management, grief counseling, anger management, vocational assistance, housing assistance, family reunification, medical and dental care, social functions, room and board, 12-Step meetings, and more.

Facility Highlights

  • Substance Abuse Education
  • 12-Step Meetings
  • Vocational Guidance


  • 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.
  • Individual Therapy

    This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Los Angeles, Calif.’s Koreatown, Social Model Recovery Systems provides residential treatment for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The facility offers residential treatment for men and women, as well as specialized programs for veterans. Detox is not available on site.


The treatment process at Social Model Recovery Systems is focused on peer support in a recovery-oriented environment. Adults are admitted to the program so that they can remove themselves from problematic situations while getting the help that they need. The process begins with an initial evaluation to determine their specific needs.

The facility uses 12-Step in its treatment process. The 12-step process is used in 73% of treatment facilities in the U.S.. Clients attend group meetings and are encouraged to continue their participation after they leave treatment.

Other aspects of the residential treatment includes family reunification, anger management classes, gender-specific groups, groups on domestic violence, and trauma support groups. In addition, residents have access to vocational and occupational training programs.


The facility is a part of the 29% of U.S. treatment facilities accredited by CARF. It is also licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services. The single alum polled about the level of staff support gave the facility five out of five stars, while three others commented on the supportive nature of the treatment team. However, one former client expressed dissatisfaction with the credentials of the staff, writing that “Bimini has no real therapists. The counselors have rudimentary training only.”


Services are provided in a large, multi-wing facility. During treatment, clients are required to observe complete abstinence from medications and drugs. When not in primary treatment, clients participate in vocational training, which is only offered in 39% of U.S. treatment facilities. The three alumni polled about the facility’s accommodations and amenities gave Bimini two five out of five star ratings and a single one-star rating.


Of the eight alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, four gave the facility mostly positive reviews, praising the staff for its knowledge and compassion and complimenting the solid treatment program. One alum noted how it was a “Safe and clean house” that was “maintained by clients” and another noted how they “gave real groups and Good food.”

The other four alumni gave mostly negative feedback, describing “frightening” and “dangerous” experiences in a place that “needs more lighting, security and cameras.” One alum complained about the staff’s lack of experience, as well as having to do manual labor. “YOU have to helpunload trucks and carry loads up those steps. Im a 65 year old woman and im forced to unload trucks,” she wrote.

On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, Social Model Recovery Systems has an average of 4.7 out of five stars from 32 reviews.[1] Many of the reviews came from staff members who appreciated the “opportunity to grow.”


At the time of this writing, two loved ones provided feedback to Rehabs.com about Social Model Recovery Systems. The feedback was polarized, with one positive and one very negative review. The one loved one whose husband attended the program gave Bimini mostly positive feedback, awarding the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and noting that as a spouse, she was given a lot of helpful information about how to cope and support a loved one struggling with addiction.

However, the negative review came from a godparent who described the facility as “filthy” and how it made her goddaughter feel uncomfortable to talk in group therapy with all older men. :How do they expect a female to open up if they're the only ones that are in that group with a bunch of men,” the wrote.


According to HealthGrove, the facility accepts Access to Recovery vouchers and state insurance other than Medicaid.


Social Model Recovery Systems works with other organizations to address the growing opioid epidemic. It routinely participates in various conferences including the Western States Opioid Summit. The conference is focused on raising awareness of the causes, impacts, and treatments of opioid addiction.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/SocialModelRecoverySystems/reviews/

Important Notice

DrugAbuse.com is a third-party resource for consumers seeking addiction treatment.

We list thousands of treatment providers throughout the U.S., often including alumni and staff ratings and reviews, and DrugAbuse.com 360 Guides that provide valuable information for people making difficult decisions. DrugAbuse.com is not influenced in regards to its ratings or reviews by any treatment center or its sponsors, and we clearly designate advertiser relationships with “Sponsor” or “Ad” or “Advertisement”.