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Valley Recovery Center of California

2221 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, California, 95825
Valley Recovery Center of California (VRCC) knows that no single addiction treatment is suitable for everyone, and works closely with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that’s comprehensive and sustainable. The facility’s client-centered, whole-person approach to drug and alcohol addiction treatment introduces residents to new habits, rituals and wellness techniques in a safe and therapeutic environment. Offering a blend of traditional treatment values and evidence-based technologies, VRCC provides its clients with an array of tools and techniques to build a solid foundation for long-lasting recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Community Meeting
  • Family Weekend


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    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.
  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Settings

  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Brenda Cline LMFT, LAADAC, CADC II
    Brenda Cline LMFT, LAADAC, CADC IIPrimary Therapist
    Brenda brings extensive experience working in acute psychiatric setting with dually diagnosed adults. She brings over fifteen years experience in the treatment of chemical dependency, 10 years in trauma informed treatment, and 5 years working with eating disorders. She has providing training in Professional Ethics and Confidentiality, Adolescents, Raves and Club Drugs, Parenting, Gender Responsiveness and Trauma based treatment. Her most recent conference presentation was at the Native American School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependence in Albuquerque N.M.

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Valley Recovery Center of California, located in Sacramento, provides residential and outpatient services for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, making it one of 720 (54.9 percent) of the state's treatment facilities to treat dual diagnosis.

For those in need of medical attention prior to starting treatment, detox is available on-site. Valley Recovery Center of California is one of 197 residential treatment facilities in California (just 15 percent of all facilities in the state) to offer medical detox.


Clients admitted to the residential program receive a bio-psycho-social evaluation to develop their individualized treatment plan. Treatment modalities include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and 12-step meetings. Exercise, yoga, and therapeutic outings are also core components of the curriculum.

Upon graduating from the residential program, clients may attend the partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is an outpatient modality available in just 18.5 percent of treatment facilities in California. Individuals seeking more flexibility may benefit from the intensive outpatient program (IOP), which meets less frequently.

Valley Recovery Center’s Sober Living Environment offers additional support in a nearby location.


The treatment team includes clinicians trained in marriage and family counseling, licensed and master’s-level therapists, and other qualified professionals.


The treatment areas and sleeping quarters are cheerfully decorated. Both private and semi-private rooms are available. Residents can relax in the screened-in porch or lounge and take meals in the communal dining hall. Residents have access to a local gym twice per week, and may also participate in on-site yoga classes.


The majority of former clients polled by Rehabs.com to date (eight of out 13) gave Valley Recovery Center of California negative feedback. Common complaints included a lack of organization and one-on-one counseling, as well as unhelpful and disinterested staff. "This rehab didn't provide one on one counseling for the first two weeks I was there. Some of the staff was very helpful and nice. Unfortunately most didn't seem like they cared about you at all," wrote M.E. in a representative review.

However, one alum polled on specific metrics offered positive opinions, providing four- and five-star ratings for the facility's discharge planning, the staff's level of experience and training, and counseling options. "No judging, made me feel at home from day one," the alum wrote.

The rehab also fared poorly on secondary sites, earning an average rating of 2.1 out of five stars based on 19 Google reviews[1] and three out of five stars based on 28 Yelp reviews[2][3].


Most of the loved ones, four out of five, surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave the rehab negative feedback. Complaints included poor management, lack of staff, confusing billing practices, and a lack of communication. "The place is understaffed and the employees seem to be untrained and overwhelmed for this type of work. The services that were supposed to be provided for recovery were slim to none due to (again) the lack of staffing," wrote R.C.T. in a representative review.

However, one alum polled on specific metrics gave the facility more moderate feedback, offering four-star ratings for the facility's level of family participation, counseling options, and the likelihood they recommend the facility, though added: "I would like more group therapy."


Valley Recovery Center of California is one of 734 (56 percent) of treatment facilities in the state that accepts most major private insurance plans, such as Aetna, Cigna, and Value Options.


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