Highly individualized care in the best residential facilities with a caring and professional staff. Combines evidence-based and experiential addiction recovery methods to promote individual change and progress.
ABOUT PURE LIFE RECOVERY
Pure Life Recovery is a small, private rehab headquartered in a business park two miles from the beach in sunny San Clemente, Southern California — a town with a high concentration of rehab facilities and sober-living houses. Pure Life offers a full continuum of care: medical detox, residential treatment, and outpatient care at a variety of intensities, plus aftercare. The center can accommodateindividuals as well as those struggling with substance use disorder alone.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Pure Life offers a standard selection of treatment modalities, individualized to suit clients’ needs. Specifically, the organization uses the 12-Steps alongside individual, group, and family therapy; evidence-based methodologies (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT — erroneously listed on the facility’s website as “behavioral cognitive therapy”); trauma therapy; psychoeducation on the nature of disease and addiction; and holistic activities such as yoga, equine therapy, and adventure therapy. For dually diagnosed clients, Pure Life pledges to treat the mental health disorder concurrently with the substance use disorder.
During detox, clients are monitored by physicians and other medical staff, and provided medications when necessary to ease the symptoms of withdrawal. In addition, their diets and health are monitored, to ensure that their bodies are receiving enough rest and nutrition to heal.
The center provides little specific information about its residential treatment program, other than to note that it uses the treatment modalities mentioned above. Outpatient care comes in the form of a partial hospitalization program (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP).
Although Pure Life’s website notes that the organization provides sober-living arrangements and an alumni program, no further information about either offering is available at the time of this writing.
Pure Life Recovery notes that detox is overseen by doctors, but does not indicate whether they’re employed as staff or on a contract basis. And according to, the clinical director is a licensed marriage and family therapist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pure Life Recovery’s living accommodations are located in Rancho Santa Fe as well as San Clemente. Residents stay at family-style homes with full kitchens and outdoor pools; the decor ranges from traditional suburban style to locally appropriate Spanish-style decor. The center also offers a range of quintessentially SoCal extracurricular activities, such as wolf therapy, indoor skydiving, and rock climbing. Meals are prepared by a chef who trained in Europe.
Afrom the State of California indicated that at that point in time, Pure Life Recovery was licensed to run two co-ed facilities that housed eight people each.
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff, however, secondary sites did yield a single review: a one-star rating left on Google with no accompanying commentary.
Pure Life Recovery accepts numerous PPO insurance plans.