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New Beginnings

Our residential treatment program is a home where new beginnings are nurtured, and a foundation for lifelong wellness is formed. Our small cohorts allow for a nurturing residential setting, ideal for our client-centered approach. This setting ensures that every resident receives the time and planning needed for a successful recovery. Our clients can’t isolate or fly under the radar – they are seen, known and accountable to their fellow residents, their treatment team and their treatment plan, tailored specifically for them. Our focus on the individual is the foundation of our mission, to help those grappling with addiction grasp a life beyond what is in front of them now and redefine their future.

Building Blocks

Building a Foundation for a Life Beyond

NEM Recovery is rooted in the belief that every individual has the potential to create a life beyond their current struggles. We combine the best evidence-based practices with a nurturing approach and focus on mental and physical wellness. Our team of dedicated professionals and carefully selected therapies are here to guide you through every challenge and celebrate every victory.

Advanced Therapies

Tailored Clinical Treatment
Our therapeutic arsenal includes a variety of the most advanced, research-backed modalities. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps residents to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, while Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) equips them with skills for emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. For trauma recovery, we incorporate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a powerful method to process and integrate traumatic memories.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
We provide MAT for those who require it, using FDA-approved medications in conjunction with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders. This integrated approach is proven to aid in the recovery process, especially in the early stages of treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Support
Recognizing that many battling addiction also face mental health challenges, our dual diagnosis program addresses both concurrently. Our team of experts develops integrated treatment plans to manage symptoms and provide a more comprehensive road to recovery.

Our treatment plans are customized for:

  • Substance Use Disorders (SUD): Comprehensive care for alcohol, opioids, prescription drugs, and other substances.
  • Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions: Integrated treatment for dual diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.
  • Behavioral Addictions: Support for non-substance-related addictions, including gambling, internet, and sex addiction.
  • Emotional Trauma: Specialized therapies to address and heal the underlying emotional trauma that often accompanies addiction.
  • Chronic Relapse: Strategies and support systems to prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Medical supervision and interventions to manage and alleviate withdrawal symptoms safely.

Holistic Health and Wellness Activities

Fitness and Nutrition 
Our center places a strong emphasis on rebuilding and strengthening the body. Personal trainers and nutritionists work with residents to create customized fitness routines and meal plans. From yoga sessions that enhance flexibility and mindfulness to strength training that builds resilience, we cater to all levels of fitness and dietary needs.

Therapeutic Recreational Activities
Wellness extends beyond the gym; it’s about engaging with life. We offer a variety of activities that harness the healing power of nature and the joy of discovery. Surf therapy takes advantage of our proximity to Laguna Beach, offering a unique way to build confidence and find balance. Art and music therapy sessions provide creative outlets for expression and processing emotions.

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
To support mental well-being, we integrate mindfulness practices into our daily routines. Guided meditation, tai chi, and breathwork classes help residents to cultivate a calm, present-focused state of mind, crucial for long-term recovery.

Community and Connection
Social wellness is fostered through communal activities, whether it’s group hikes in the nearby canyons, volunteer opportunities, or social skills workshops. Creating a sense of community and belonging is vital to our ethos.

Typical activities for residents' mental and physical wellness:

  • Guided Fitness Routines: Personal training, group exercise classes, and activities such as beach volleyball, swimming, and hiking.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Daily practices including guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, and relaxation techniques for stress management.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Working with dietitians to develop healthy eating habits and personalized nutrition plans.
  • Creative Therapies: Art and music therapy sessions for self-expression and emotional exploration.
  • Adventure Therapy: Local excursions that may include surf lessons, kayaking, and nature walks to encourage team-building and personal growth.
woman in nature during addiction recovery

A vibrant life

Redefine Your Future at NEM

At NEM Recovery Centers, we empower each individual to build a comprehensive, vibrant life beyond addiction. Our evidence-based therapies paired with wellness activities and our focus on community lay the groundwork for a redefined future where health and happiness are part of everyday life.

Discover a Life Beyond Addiction