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About Us

Spencer Recovery Centers drug rehab is located in the beautiful coastal city of Laguna Beach, California. We also have low cost treatment options at our Palm Springs and Florida facilities. We have been successfully helping people recover from the use of drugs and alcohol for over twenty-six years.

The vision of Spencer Recovery Centers is to have a treatment program with a unique atmosphere and a comfortable setting so that clients can associate positive feelings with sobriety. After two and a half decades as an industry leader Spencer has developed a top notch treatment program with an exceptional team of professionals to aid you on your road to recovery.

Spencer Recovery Centers offers a broad range of treatment options, accommodations and specialized treatment tracks. Our main focus is to design a treatment program that caters to each patient and their needs.

All patients at Spencer Recovery Centers receive intensive group therapy sessions, relapse prevention, drug/alcohol education, family therapy, individual therapy sessions, nutrition counseling and a physical exam. Follow up care and extended care is also offered.

Our treatment program is designed to help a person achieve the following:

  1. Establishing long/short term goals
  2. Mental stability
  3. Emotional Growth
  4. Spiritual growth and well being
  5. Engage in twelve step work
  6. Learn how to live a clean and sober life
  7. Learn how to enjoy yourself in sobriety
  8. Establish a sober support system
  9. Nutrition/fitness/healthy lifestyle
  10. Make plans for a healthy and safe transition back into everyday life (extended care, outpatient, Twelve Step Meetings, sober living environment)

Telephone: (800) 334-0394 – 24 Hours/Day

Treatment at Spencer Recovery Centers is covered by most insurance & financing is also available. Call today to find out if you can get approved within minutes!

Meet Our Staff

The exceptional team at Spencer Recovery Center is comprised of a professional staff dedicated to the recovery and rehabilitation of those in need.  It is our mission to provide compassionate care through methods supported by years of client engagement and professional experience.  We are committed to finding a solution for you.  


All Insurance Accepted

Spencer Recovery Center accepts all health insurance carriers and can utilize out-of-network benefits coverage.  We are a Network Provider for Aetna, Magellan, Value Options, Humana, Life Synch, Beech Street, Health One Alliance, and Cigna. Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions staff will help to explain and clarify insurance procedures for you. In addition, Spencer Recovery is able to provide direct billing services to minimize your out-of-pocket expense. 

Financing & Scholarships

Spencer Recovery Center understands that the economy has made it difficult for some to seek treatment.  For qualified clientele, we offer financing options that cover the full cost of tuition for treatment at the facility. For those not able to qualify for a loan due to credit trouble or poor credit history, special payment arrangements can be made. You may also apply for a treatment scholarship from Spencer Recovery to begin your journey towards recovery.

Testimonials From Past Clients

In Spencer Recovery’s 21 years of service, many clients have come back to share their gratitude for Spencer Recovery Center. If you click on the box to the left, you will be redirected to a page with multiple videos from previous clientele. Treatment works. If you or a loved one is suffering with an addiction, no matter how difficult your case is, Spencer will help you on the road to recovery. Listen to what others have to say about Spencer Recovery…

“I have seen a tremendous change in our daughter. She loves life again and is so positive about life and herself. I am amazed at her growth in the program at Spencer Recovery Centers and I am excited for her future…I will forever be grateful to the staff at Spencer Recovery for their compassion and knowledge they have shared with my family.”  – John H.

“Words cannot express how impressed I am with Spencer Recovery Centers. It is abundantly clear that the staff truly cares about the patients’ recovery.” – Sarah P.

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“We just left our son after spending the Christmas Holidays with him at Spencer Recovery in Laguna Beach. He has been sober for the past sixty days and already the person we once knew is reemerging. His joy of life is returning.” – Robert P.

“The group meetings opened my eyes to a new way to live. In those early days at Spencer Recovery, I felt the staff’s passion for life. I am so grateful to Spencer Recovery; each day of my four and a half year journey offers opportunities to learn grow and transcend.” – Jessica M.

“By helping our son find the tools, the courage and the strength to live alcohol free, Spencer Recovery has given him a second chance.” – Megan S.

“After visiting Spencer Recovery last month, I am confident we found the right place for our son. Within one month, the counseling staff was able to uncover his greatest pain. He was able to share the psychological scar with us while his family counselor sat by his side. In our son’s words “Today, I look out the window and see a future with wonderful opportunity. I never saw that before.” No program, facility nor therapist in the past has ever helped our son achieve this level of self worth.” – Mike N.

“When I arrived at Spencer Recovery Center, Laguna Beach California, I was a mentally, physically and spiritually broken man from 25 years of excessive alcohol use. – Keith T
I was met by a wonderful, caring and professional staff who guided me thru my detox and was there for me every step of the way. With an excellent teaching and counseling staff, I was given one-on-one counseling and group therapy. After each session, I was beginning to see what I was being taught, Spencer gave me a foundation and the tools to build on this foundation, in order to maintain sobriety. Today, I am a happy & sober man. I want to thank Spencer Recovery for saving my life, as I was truly on my way to death. “- Ken T.

“We would like to praise the great work your staff did on behalf of Stephen D. I especially want to thank the great care that Brandon showed Stephen during his stay there. I feel he was very professional, caring and nurturing person. He handled my husband’s seizure episode with great care and professionally. He is a great dedicated employee that really cares for the people in rehab programs.  I also want to thank the great counselors, Victor and David, that helped him through his issues, that he needed to address for so long. You have done a great job for Stephen on his road to a sober lifestyle. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” – Sandra P

Our Program & Services

Clients have experienced the most success with our 3-month treatment program, followed by an extended care internship. Given that personal lives and obligations do not always allow clients to schedule a 3-month stay, Spencer Recovery Center can design a customized treatment program based on the amount of time available.

A helpful overview of the most effective program we offer:

Month 1

Two 12-Step Meetings per day
Meals daily
Snacks daily
Two process groups per day
One educational group per day
Exercise program 5 days per week
Guided daily beach walks 5 days per week
Guided store access if needed 5 days per week
Individual counseling sessions
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TOTAL            $21,700 for 28 days

(With health insurance out-of-pocket expense are more than likely to be a small fraction of this amount.)

Months 2 & 3

Two 12-Step Meetings per day
Meals daily
Snacks daily
One process group per day
Exercise program 5 days per week
Community integration program
Volunteer program/Job skills
Assistance integrating with outside 12-Step Support systems (going to meetings, connecting with a sponsor)
Individual counseling sessions
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TOTAL            $10,700 for 28 days

Additional Costs:

Detoxification – If you require medically assisted detoxification, the fee is an additional $3,700. Opiate detoxification is normally treated with Suboxone.

Psych Track – Upon entering the facility, you will receive an evaluation to determine whether underlying psychological issues are affecting your alcohol / drug problem. If it is determined that this is the case, you will be recommended for the Psych Track. The Psych Track includes evaluations and a package of additional individual therapy session with a licensed therapist or a psychiatrist. The cost for this track is $2,700.

Grace Track for Christians – This is an OPTIONAL service for clientele who wish to incorporate their faith into their treatment program. This program includes multiple, weekly Bible studies and private counseling with a certified Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The cost for this track is $1,700.

Trauma Therapy – Spencer Recovery Center utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. This therapy combines substance abuse counseling with treatment for past trauma and related symptoms, which can contribute to self-medicating behaviors. Scott Beardsley (one of our therapists and an EMDR specialist) employs the latest EMDR techniques in an effective and life-changing manner. The cost for this track is $2,700.

One-Year Boarding Program with Addictions Counselor Certification – Many successful Spencer clients entertain the idea of helping people in the future as a career. Spencer Recovery Center has a satellite program that allows clients to gain career skills and certification while residing in a structured sober environment and gaining the experience needed to qualify to become a certified addictions counselor. The One-Year Boarding Program with Addictions Counselor Certification includes room, board, food, the internship hours and educational credits needed, as well as assistance with completing an application portfolio to prepare for the Addictions Counselor Certificate. This program is an additional $3,000 extra per month. Clients are eligible to enter this program after completing one month of Extended Care.