At Buckeye Recovery Network, we often ask ourselves this question.  It is very difficult to answer in short because we believe treatment is ever changing.  Our philosophy is focused around evolving the process in which we treat our loved ones suffering from the disease of addiction.  For us to truly understand treatment, we must first understand the basis of the disease.  That is precisely what addiction is – a disease: a condition that impairs normal functioning which is manifested by apparent signs and symptoms of sickness.  It is something that millions of people struggle with throughout their lifetime.  Our goal is to transform that sickness into wellness by working with individuals and families through our therapeutic treatment process.

We will deliver the absolute best experience to you and your loved ones. We do not believe in your typical “cookie cutter” treatment. We believe that real treatment is a scientific and spiritual process that requires education, energy, trust, commitment, creativity, vulnerability, love, determination, grace, humility and most importantly, honesty. These are the “absolutes” at Buckeye Recovery Network and you can rely on us to deliver real treatment.

We understand you have a multitude of options when choosing where to send your loved ones to treatment.  We want to make that an easy decision for you by offering treatment services unique to each individual and their family.  One of the biggest obstacles those afflicted with addiction run into on their journey through treatment is keeping them engaged in the treatment process. We put a big emphasis on evolving our therapeutic offerings to consistently deliver real treatment.

We are recognized as a licensed substance abuse treatment facility in the state of California, accredited by CARF. We offer intensive outpatient (IOP) & outpatient (OP) levels of care. To learn more about how we offer real treatment, read below:

The Foundation

Gender Specific Treatment

Although men and women can struggle with the same addiction, it does not mean they can have the same application of treatment. Men and women retain inherent differences within the mind and body, so their experiences with substance abuse will also differ. We believe that applying our treatment within the confines of gender is mandatory to the recovery of our clients.

Comprehensive Assessment

The treatment episode begins with a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment completed by our clinical staff. This assessment allows us to not only gain a deeper understanding of the specific needs of the client, but also supports our team in developing a more comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.

Individualized Treatment Plans

The individualized treatment plan is driven by the comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment that is completed by our staff. The individualized treatment plan provides a blue print for treatment and is designed to meet the specific needs of each client.

Psychiatric Support & Care

Clients in treatment often have a need for additional psychiatric support to address their ongoing psychiatric issues, medication management, and access to additional psychiatric care. Our staff will ensure that each client receives the psychiatric support needed throughout their treatment episode.

Group & Individual Therapy

Group and individual therapy are the foundations of all treatment programs. We have created a treatment curriculum that is innovative, dynamic, and provides each client the opportunity to explore and experience a wide range of group topic and activities.

Weekly Family Updates

We take pride in providing weekly progress updates. This is a time that can be arranged by families with the primary counselor. In this time, families can expect to get an update on the overall progress in treatment, and to have a platform to ask questions, and receive feedback and support.

Physicians Visits

Each client will meet with our medical director within the first week of the admission for a full comprehensive health screening. Medication refills, blood work, referrals for specialists, and more can all be completed and scheduled at this time.

The Approach

Health & Nutrition

Clients learn the importance of health and nutrition in the recovery process and the connection between the mind and body through interactive, engaging, and informative lectures. The intention is to encourage clients to begin making healthy choices as it relates to their diet and nutrition to compliment the commitment they have made to live a life free from active addiction.

Progress & Barriers

Clients re-visit their established SMART goals from early in the week, acknowledging progress they have made, and are also provided the opportunity to process any setbacks, barriers, and challenges. The intention of the group is to celebrate their progress and to provide support, and solution for their challenges.

Recreational Outings

Clients participate in various therapeutic and recreational activities such as hikes, ropes coarse challenges, frisbee golf, beach volleyball, whale watching, fishing, etc. The intention of these groups encourages client participation in clean and sober recreation, and to develop cohesiveness amongst the recovery community.

Sound-Healing & Meditation

Clients participate in a one hour sound healing process in a therapeutic and safe environment facilitated by world renowned sound healing experts. Group members often report that “this is the greatest meditation group they have ever participated in.” The intention of the group is to promote deep relaxation, decrease anxiety, and to ultimately increase self-awareness.

Breath Works

Clients participate in breathing rhythmically to music and guided instructions facilitated by breathing specialists. The intention of the group is to demonstrate the impact that breathing can have on overall health and wellbeing, and more importantly self-regulations of emotions when clients experience triggers or discomfort.

Creative Expression

Clients participate in a creative expression setting that emphasizes the power of creativity and utilizing tools such as music, art, and poetry. The intention of the group is to introduce clients to ways creative expression is not only therapeutic and helpful, but also can be used as a coping skills to self-regulate emotions when triggered and communicate with others.

CBT Groups

Clients participate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with their primary counselor in a group setting. These groups are evidenced based and have been proven to be effective in substance abuse treatment. The intention of these groups is to assist clients in understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior and gain insight into various techniques and interventions that promote change and growth.

Experiential Therapy

Clients participate in groups that encourage actions, movements, and activities as opposed to traditional talk therapy. The intention of the group is to help clients improve their interpersonal skills, enhance their communication skills, and gain insight and awareness towards self and others.

Process Groups

Process groups are safe environments in which clients can feel safe and supported to discover, uncover, and work through the underlying causes of their addiction with the help and support of their primary counselors. The intention of these groups is to help clients let go of their past, overcome their fears, and to improve authentic communication.

Psycho-Educational Lectures

Psycho-Education and interactive lectures on various topics. Groups are facilitated and led by Masters Level Family Therapists and social workers. The intention of the group is to increase client understanding of addictions and related topics by providing clients with the most relevant, accurate, and informative information

Four Agreements

Clients gain a deeper understanding of the Four Agreements 1) Be impeccable with your word 2) Not taking things personally 3) Never making assumptions 4) Always do your best. The intention of the group is to provide clients with simple easy tools to help them navigate through the challenges of early recovery and living a life free from active addiction.

The Application

Vocational Assessment

Once client admits to Buckeye Recovery Network, they will meet with our Vocational Specialist to do a “Vocational Assessment.” This is essentially an interview to see client’s goals, work experience, and education. After client is on step four with their sponsor, in good standing with their primary counselor and has been a client for 45 days, they will enter job search group. Job search group meets weekly where clients check in and are held accountable to their job search progress. Each week we have a focus in group – Interview Etiquette, Mock Interviews (Interview Game), Budgeting, Time Management and Alumni Speaker. Clients will meet one on one with our Vocational Specialist to create resumes and execute plans for employment weekly. Our Vocational Specialist takes every client to their interview where she will prep them on the way there. Once employed clients then meet to create a budget to help become fully self-supporting and successfully transition into becoming a working member of society.

Alumni Speaker

Having someone who has been through the same program come in and speak to current clients helps connect them from where they currently are to where they could realistically be. Sometimes clients are quick to complain and make excuses especially when they are being asked to grow, in this case, getting a job. When we have someone who has succeeded with the same rules and guidelines, it is good for the clients to see it can be done and that maybe they can change their perspective.

Time Management

Time management is a hard practice. When we first get sober and are beginning to transition into “real life,” it can at times be over whelming. We now have responsibilities. We get a job, we have meetings that we commit to or maybe we are in school or have certain bills we must pay. It is crucial that we learn the basics of time management and utilizing a calendar so that once “life” hits we can cope, rather than get overwhelmed and admit defeat. Time management is a skill that takes time to develop and is different for each client. The goal of this exercise is to learn how to prioritize and organize our week.

Interview Game

Interview game is a fun and effective way to get the clients prepared for interviews. Most clients will be surprised that some of these questions are asked and have no idea how to answer in an appropriate way that will make them most marketable to their future employer.

This gives the group the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other and see that they are not alone in their interview insecurities.

Interview Etiquette

Most of us have a lot of anxiety around getting jobs, especially being newly sober. We have found that, when we practice interview skills and talk about different expectations of employers, in detail, clients are more confident and in turn do better in interviews. We have created a list of topics to go over with the clients as a group. Topics are as follows- Rehearse, Research, Body Language, Dressing the Part, Timing, What to Bring, Handshake, Smile, Ask Questions, and Follow-up.


Most of us have a toxic relationship with money when we are in our addiction. We are impulsive and spend all our money with no thought of the future. When transitioning back into “real life” and becoming efficient members of society it is crucial that we learn how to budget.

We have partnered up with our local Wells Fargo Branch in Huntington Beach. The branch manager and a banker will come in and speak with the clients about budgeting. They bring materials and break down the action and simplicity of budgeting very clearly.

To speak with an admissions specialist and learn more about our treatment options call: 888.604.6446

According to folklore, the buckeye resembles the eye of a deer and carrying a single buckeye in your left pocket is said to bring good luck. The stag is known to be the king of the forest, the protector of all creatures. Native tribes of North America depicted the deer as a messenger, an animal of power and a totem representing sensitivity, intuition and gentleness. This reminds us of our own innocence and the fundamental need to be nurtured and protected.

If you could take luck with you everywhere, if you could keep in your pocket at all times, would you? The Buckeye is just that, a symbol of hope and luck that you can call on when you’re in need of good fortune to shed warmth and light. When you keep a Buckeye in your pocket just give it a little twist and keep it close when your heart drifts, for the wrinkles and trenches will remind you of a gift that we’ve been given when life shifts.



We are a state licensed substance abuse treatment facility located in Huntington Beach, CA. We provide confidential, solution-based treatment options for individuals and their families confronted by drug and alcohol-related issues.

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