Windward Way Recovery

Windward Way Recovery Costa Mesa California

Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist men in developing and maintaining the foundations of recovery. Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist clients in developing and improving real-world traits that include such things as responsibility, accountability, and structure.


Windward Way Recovery, in sunny southern California city of Costa Mesa, provides a full continuum of comprehensive treatment for men 18 to 45 dealing with chemical dependence and substance abuse. Services for men dealing with co-occurring mental health issues is available.


Individualized treatment at Windward Way Recovery begins with clinically supervised detoxification as needed. The center follows a five-phase system: detoxification, residential treatment, day treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and outpatient services.

The center blends evidence-based therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) with holistic and experiential therapies. Clients will participate in individual, group, and family therapy and are introduced to the 12-steps.

Holistic treatments like BioSound therapy, equine therapy, yoga, acupuncture, physical activity, and rope courses are incorporated into treatment. Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) sessions address trauma issues. Career and academic counseling and marriage and family therapy may be employed. The facility also offers individualized treatment for PTSD addiction.

During the last stage of treatment, clients work with clinicians to develop aftercare plans.


Windward Way Recovery’s multidisciplinary staff includes master’s level mental health and substance abuse counselors, nurses, case managers, intake specialists, psychiatrists, yoga and meditation therapists, and admissions coordinators. Some of the facility’s staff are in recovery.


Clients of Windward Way Recovery will reside in shared or private rooms with modern furnishings. The residence includes dining and living rooms, an on-site pool and hot tub, and outdoor patios.

The facility’s “Adventure Program” allows residents to participate in outdoor recreational activities including kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and more.


Twelve alumni surveyed by to date gave Windward Way Recovery excellent ratings, with several alumni citing “caring,” “supportive,” and “helpful” staff as a strength of the facility. Four alumni thanked the facility for saving their lives. Twelve alumni gave near-perfect rankings of 4.75 stars out of five for the training and experience of staff and exercise and leisure activities available. Additionally, alumni awarded excellent ratings of 4.8 stars out of five for the facility’s counseling options, affordability, and cleanliness. Alumni gave the level of family participation and connectivity an overall 4.5 stars.

“Windward was the best decision I ever made. The staff cared about me and showed me how to live life sober,” praised former client A.K. Alum B.C. added: Having bounced around other facilities with no success Windward Way offered me a safe structured environment that facilitated growth.”


Four loved ones shared similar opinions held by alumni, with friends and family members echoing praise for staff. All loved ones surveyed indicated that they’d recommend treatment at Windward Way Recovery with perfect five-stars.

“The staff was amazing at all levels, their program is industry leading, and their commitment to their clients is unwavering,” wrote Chris, the sibling of an alum, wrote in a representative review. “I can undoubtedly say Windward Way is responsible for saving my brother’s life and giving him the opportunity to live a meaningful and purposeful life.”


Three staff members provided positive feedback for Windward Way Recovery. Staff members highlighted caring co-workers and called the facility one of “the best” in the industry. “Windward Way has the finest drug addiction recovery campus in Southern California,” Robbie wrote in a representative review. “Their team is probably the best I have ever worked with and most importantly, they produce results.”


Windward Way Recovery accepts health insurance and offers financial assistance to qualifying individuals.

Windward Way Recovery Reviews

I highly recommend Windward Way if you have a love one struggling with addiction . Every Staff member went above and beyond making our Family fill confident , from the first phone call of getting my Grandson admitted till the end of his stay. We were encouraged, kept updated, and felt that they loved him and were a God send in his journey. It was very hard sending him from Georgia to California. But it was the Best decision him and our family ever made. Special thanks to Shaun Meehan . We will never forget you. God Bless each of you at Windward Way. You each have a Servants Heart. You saved my Grandsons Life. We are forever thankful.
Windward way set me up for success. They provided me with the tools to help keep me sober. If you’re ready and willing, Windward Way made my family and I feel safe through the whole process. My case manager was in constant contact with my family members that helped keep them at peace. I’m happy to say that Windward is still a big part of my life, and I couldn’t thank all the staff enough.
Garry was great. Others not so good. They lie about including the family and send home with no follow up plan and no assistance.
I went through Windward Way about a year and a half ago. I came into this fantastic treatment center detoxing from amphetamines and opiates, and as uncomfortable and broken as I was, I was grateful to be in a place as thorough and equipped as this treatment center. From the get go, I noticed that staff were both capable and empathetic towards myself and other clients. I found a great appreciation for this program through staff and clinicians who I could relate to because of their own struggles with addiction and their subsequent recovery from it. More than anything, Windward Way helped me see that there was hope for me and that I could lay down the groundwork for a healthier, more fulfilling life by maintaining self awareness and consistency. Windward Way also introduced me to 12 Step Programs, which I had never been involved in before. Staff were all very knowledgeable of AA/NA and led by example, compelling me to stay involved after treatment had been completed. This introduction to 12 step programs, paired with the group sessions, therapy and support of staff helped me find hope and self love. They all did a great job of positioning the severity of my situation, with an uplifting message The facilities here are great. The upkeep of the properties is top notch and well maintained. All of us were well provided for with resources and aid to help us deal with legal and medical issues. Staff, clinicians and doctors made themselves readily available, which made me feel comfortable and cared for. The regular outings once a week definitely helped us get out of our heads. It was a time to relax and have some fun, which I believe was important to the experience. Windward Way most definitely has allowed me to change for the better, and I am forever grateful.
After sixteen years clean and sober I relapsed. I arrived at Windward Way emotionally paralyzed, raw, hopeless, and suicidal. From the moment I arrived I knew my decision to seek help was the seed to a brighter future. The shame in admittance of my powerlessness quickly changed from a deep rooted shame into a positive, as my journey unfolded that helplessness shifted to strength. I became proactive as I embraced a gift not many get to experience in life the gift in taking time to work on self, and work I did. I found that surrendering was not defeat as the team allowed me to feel safe enough to let go to deal with the circumstances of my life. Windward Way literally saved my life due to the immense support of Windward Way’s clinical team, my case manager, doctor, therapist, and the genuine generosity of the support staff. Yet the greatest value was the fellowship of like minds as I maneuvered through each day, some difficult, some joyous gradually rooting in self awareness, love and achievements. I found that the longer time I took to work on my self the better self I was becoming, that for every time I reached the top of a mountain a new mountain appears and to just keep climbing providing me a foundation to live life on life’s terms. David B.