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Hoag Addiction Treatment - Newport Beach

1 Hoag Drive, Newport Beach, California, 92663
Hoag Neurosciences Institute’s Chemical Dependency Recovery Center provides evidence-based inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services to chemically-dependent individuals struggling with substance abuse. Clients are offered medically-supervised detoxification as needed, as well as onsite 12-Step services, individual and group therapy, family programming, and more. Programs are specially tailored to suit the needs of working professionals, young adults, chronic pain patients, and those suffering from concurrent mental health and substance abuse issues.

Facility Highlights

  • Experience You Can Trust
  • Medical Team Expertise
  • Patient-Centered Care


  • Working Professionals

    We understand the importance your career holds for you, your family and your community; and we appreciate the challenges of demanding schedules. That’s why Hoag CDRC is committed to providing patients with a personalized evidence-based treatment program that is most suitable to meeting each patient’s unique needs.
  • Young Adults

    Men and women ages 18-25 face challenges that are unique to young adult life, often involving important decisions about the future. That’s why treatment for young adult patients at Hoag CDRC is not only focused on successful addiction recovery, but also on the development of important skills necessary for independent, productive and sober living. As in all of Hoag’s specialized programs, the Young Adult Program emphasizes family recovery. Family participation is essential throughout treatment and throughout ongoing recovery management.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Mozhgan Ashtari, M.D.
    Mozhgan Ashtari, M.D.Hoag Medical Group Internal Medicine
    Dr. Ashtari began her career in medicine in 1997 as an emergency room physician. Since then, she has gained extensive experience as a general practitioner, clinical research coordinator and hospitalist at hospitals in Iran, Florida, New Jersey and California. Dr. Ashtari completed her residency in internal medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, N.Y., where she also was a fellow in Geriatrics at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
  • Kambiz Karimi, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    Kambiz Karimi, M.D., F.A.C.P.Hoag Medical Group Internal Medicine & Addiction Medicine
    A native of Iran who knew he wanted to be a doctor since he was 5 years old, Dr. Karimi has been practicing medicine for nearly 28 years in the Midwest. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the Indiana School of Medicine. Dr. Karimi comes to Hoag from Howard Regional Hospital in Kokomo, Ind. For a period of more than 10 years, Dr. Karimi served as the Indianapolis Colts Team Medical Consultant and earned one Super Bowl ring and one AFC Championship ring.

Treatment Center Links

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Nonprofit health care network Hoag has operated two addiction treatment centers in Newport Beach and Irvine for 25 years. The Newport Beach location in California offers residential and outpatient programming for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. It is part of the 15 percent of non-hospital facilities in the state to offer residential medical detox.


The SolMar Recovery residential center operated by Hoag provides cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), individual and group counseling, 12-step meetings, and therapeutic recreational activities. Though Hoag provides 12-step programming, treatment is not rooted in the 12-steps.

Complementary holistic programming includes yoga, art therapy, and mind and body awareness. Hoag also emphasizes family involvement and encourages loved ones to participate in family therapy sessions and a week-long family program.

Hoag’s alumni group, Hoag’s Heroes, provides ongoing support through sober social activities, weekly group meetings, and one-on-one mentorship.


Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers employs physicians, psychologists, licensed therapists, nurses, counselors, case managers, spiritual care counselors, and other specialists. To date, the four individuals polled on the matter generally approved of the staff's aptitude.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.5/5


SolMar Recovery is a 21-bed, recently renovated facility that features a large patio that overlooks a nearby beach and ocean. To date, To date, the four individuals polled on the matter appreciated the quality of the facilities.

Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5


The five alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mixed feedback for the facility. One anonymous alumni gave the facility one- and two-star ratings out of a possible five for its holistic activities and counseling options, while another alum, J.H., gave perfect five-star ratings for staff support, as well as overall individual and group counseling. “Hoag saved my life and provided me the tools i need to walk through life on lives terms without needing any drugs or booze,” J.H. wrote.

Although another alum, Laura, cited "No true follow up" as a facility weakness, she added, "The program is comprehensive and much of the staff are in recovery.”

Reviews on secondary sites are largely positive. On Google, six reviewers left an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars. "Phenomenal program! Great staff - one of the best in the entire recovery community," wrote D.R. "The continuing care provided is best in class - unlike other programs they actually do in-depth preparation for when you leave the program."[1]

On the facility's Facebook page, which it may have the ability to control, 1065 individuals gave an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. It should be noted that these reviews are for Hoag as a whole as opposed to this specific facility.[2]


Three loved ones responding to a Rehabs.com poll to date gave the facility positive reviews. Two of the three indicated that they would recommend the facility and gave five out of five stars to the facility’s overall accommodations, facility cleanliness, and the level of family participation.

“Great experience here. The strengths of the facility were its people and its clinical model,” wrote one anonymous reviewer. Another anonymous loved one added: “Excellent facility that provides focused care.”


Though Rehabs.com has not yet received commentary from current or former staff to date, three workers gave mixed reviews on Indeed. Two of the three gave five out of five stars to the Newport location. Another worker gave the facility one star and noted problems with management. [3]


Hoag accepts many forms of private insurance including Cigna Behavioral, Anthem, Magellan, HMC Healthworks, Managed Health Network (MHN), and Aetna. It is part of the 20.8 percent of facilities in the state that accept Medicare. The four individuals polled on the matter offered mixed opinions concerning the facility's cost.

Affordability: 3/5


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