Changing Tides Treatment

Changing Tides Treatment Ventura California

At Changing Tides Treatment, we focus on the healing qualities of the beach and include a broad range of holistic activities and sessions.
Our mission is to provide and celebrate a unique, holistic treatment program dedicated to our clients’ recovery from drug and alcohol abuse while upholding a conscientious environment for optimal wellness. Our vision is to facilitate change and inspire personal growth with a program designed to help obtain individual authenticity and sense of purpose.


Located midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Southern California, Changing Tides Treatment offers detox, residential, and outpatient care for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and dual diagnosis. Detox is available from substances including alcohol; benzodiazepines; opiates and opioids including Suboxone and heroin; cocaine; and methamphetamine.


Changing Tides provides a full continuum of care, beginning with detox and progressing through residential care, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), standard outpatient care, and sober living options.

Changing Tides prides itself on offering holistic treatment, approaching each client as a whole person. The facility notes that holistic programming includes “beach therapy,” which draws on the healing qualities of the beach — the facility is located around five miles from the beach. Additional holistic offerings include yoga, nutritional counseling, and individualized exercise programs.

Besides holistic programming, the center offers a fairly standard roster of individual, group, and family therapy, including evidence-based methods such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Clients also receive life-skills training and education about alcohol and drugs. The facility also emphasizes the community aspect of recovery, encouraging clients to participate in 12-step or other programs, such as SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, and Refuge Recovery.

Once a client has completed treatment, case managers are assigned to stay in contact with them, ensuring their healthy re-entry into life after treatment, and that they have a sober support network in place.


The team includes a psychiatrist, a board-certified family physician, master’s- and PhD-level therapists, and certified addiction counselors.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.

REVIEWS has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, and secondary sites yielded mostly positive feedback at the time of this writing: a 4.9-star average rating based on 12 reviews on Facebook, where the center can manage its own page; a 4.3-star average rating based on six reviews on Google; and three five-star ratings on Yelp.[1] [2] [3] Several reviewers noted that they had achieved sobriety at Changing Tides after multiple failed attempts elsewhere. “I had been through 12 other treatment centers and could not break the vicious cycle of addiction and my family had nothing to do with me for quite some time. The second I walked through the doors I was treated with respect and love which was so comforting to someone who had just experienced a phase of my life where there was none… Thank you so much; I have my life back,” J.H. wrote in a particularly descriptive review on Google. Elsewhere, reviewers repeatedly praised one member of staff in particular.

The single staff review was able to uncover at the time of this writing was also positive: “I still recommend it to those who suffer from addiction. Its located on beach, yoga therapy as well as outings and groups on a daily basis,” the anonymous former employee wrote in a four-star review on[4]

“They treated me like a criminal right in the door,” B.S. wrote on Google in the only negative review was able to uncover to date, adding that the facility was “dangerously disorganized” and that they felt the center was more concerned with money than with offering helpful treatment.


According to Changing Tides’ website, the organization accepts “most PPO insurance plans.”


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  • Totally disappointing. Place is in turmoil. Therapists stressed. No surfing, despite promises. Waste of money and time. Very disappointed!
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  • the counselors and treatment. not many activities, short staffed. It helped my loved one and I would recommend it to others.