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Balboa Horizons

1132 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, California, 92661
When it comes to choosing an addiction recovery program for yourself, your loved one or your client, the expertise of the treatment team is of critical importance. Balboa Horizons brings together a team of compassionate experts with extensive experience in assessment of and intervention for addictive disorders. We recognize that the true challenge to sustainable recovery occurs outside the treatment environment and following discharge. As a result, Balboa Horizons treatment philosophy is rooted in providing high quality clinical gender specific care to inspire change within our clients and to provide them the tools they need to transform their lives in the long term.

Facility Highlights

  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dual Diagnosis


  • Horizons College Academy Program

    Balboa Horizons understands that academic progress is often a casualty of addiction. We are proud to offer the most innovative program for students looking to begin or continue their educations while learning to sustain a sober lifestyle. There are several well known academic institutions in close proximity to the center which, when appropriate, allows for easy integration with a clients addiction treatment. We provide one-on-one counseling to support each client in achieving their academic goals.
  • Opiate Addiction Program

    Balboa Horizons’ clinical team is highly trained to deal with the challenges involved with opioid addiction and treatment. A controlled and medically supervised detoxification will be necessary and the intensity of withdrawal will depend on the duration and amount of opioid use.

Facility Settings

  • Oceanfront

Meet the Staff

  • David Longridge
    David Longridge President
    David is the President of Balboa Horizons.
  • Paul Moen
    Paul Moen CEO
    A 20-year veteran of the recovery community, Paul Moen incorporates the principles of his personal recovery into his professional role as CEO at Balboa Horizons. He values integrity, earning a reputation among his peers as an honest and reliable treatment professional. Never content to stay behind the scenes, he remains involved in every aspect of treatment at Balboa Horizons, working hands-on to ensure that his company delivers a product he believes in.

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


Located in Newport Beach, California, Balboa Horizons offers residential and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment for adults struggling with addiction or co-occurring disorders. It's one of 197 non-hospital substance abuse treatment facilities in California (just 15 percent of all facilities in the state) to provide on-site medical detox.


All clients undergo a comprehensive assessment upon intake to help staff form an individualized treatment plan. Programs are gender-specific, offering men and women opportunity to freely and openly discuss topics and life issues specific to each of them. Groups also cover a wide area of gender-indifferent topics, such as trauma, grief and loss, and living with co-occurring disorders.

Though treatment takes place in separate facilities, both men and women follow a curriculum that’s built around group and individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), 12-step meetings and education, and relapse prevention workshops. The facility also utilizes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a modality used by a little more than half of all treatment facilities in California.

Residents benefit from holistic and recreational activities including yoga, meditation, art therapy and music therapy. Balboa Horizons also holds a four-day family program which offers on-site recovery meetings, education on the various effects of addiction, self-care, and more.

Balboa Horizons is among the 34 percent of rehabs in California that provide long-term treatment, offering residential programs that last up to 90 days. Program graduates may progress into Strive, Balboa Horizon’s IOP, which provides outpatient counseling, life skills training, assistance with educational or vocational goals, and more.


The treatment team includes a board-certified psychiatrist and medical director, as well as licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, therapists, certified addiction counselors, and case managers.


Pictures posted on the rehab's website depict beachside accommodations with bright and airy bedrooms that sleep two and common areas that have large couches and flat-screen TVs.


The two alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Balboa Horizons positive feedback. Devon awarded the facility four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its holistic offerings, its leisure activities, and its treatment of co-occurring disorders. The alum also praised the rehab for its caring, individualized treatment and noted: "I loved the gender specific aspect, loved the location, loved the family vibe."

Hosea agreed and told Rehabs.com that the program was "really useful & it helped me out much."

The facility also fared well on secondary sites, earning average ratings of 4.1 out of five stars based on seven Google reviews[1] and 4.5 out of five stars based on 26 Yelp reviews[2] (14 of which were unrecommended). The rehab also received a 4.4 out of five star rating based on the opinions of 112 individuals on Facebook[2]. Across all three sites, alumni who left comments described Balboa Horizons as a warm and welcoming treatment facility with caring staff, nice amenities, and effective treatment.

"I learned how to be a friend, to have fun in sobriety, and most importantly, how to love myself," Caroline told Yelp in a representative review. "I owe my life to Balboa Horizons."


According to its website, Balboa Horizons accepts many major health insurance plans, including Aetna, Humana, and BlueCross BlueShield.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/balboa-horizons-costa-mesa
[3] https://www.facebook.com/pg/BalboaHorizons/reviews/

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