Program Overview

449 Recovery is an extended care program in Mission Viejo, CA. We are a client centered, dual diagnosis and co-ed facility. Our goal is to transition our clients from a residential program and back to life as a productive member of society. We help our clients to process their life experiences while in a controlled environment. We pride ourselves on the family environment that we offer our clients.


Each client will have a therapist and case manager. They will meet with them one time per week at a minimum. Each client will also meet with the psychiatrist one time per week. Each client will engage in group therapy sessions ranging from process groups, trauma-focused groups, experiential groups, vocational groups, 12 step orientation groups, spirituality groups, etc.

449 offers a multitude of groups, and clients have the option to choose which groups they’d like to attend on any given day.

Phase 1:
Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm

Phase 2:
Mon-Fri, 9am – 12pm

Phase 3:
Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am – 12pm

Evening IOP Program:
Mon, Wed, Thu, 5:30pm-9pm

Sample Schedule

Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Often referred to as CBT, is an approach used most often with clients with underlying, untreated depression. It guides clients through solving the problems regarding their behavior and thought patterns that are no longer useful in sobriety.


Provides information and resources about the specifics of addiction and empowers clients to take their condition into their own hands. Psychoeducation offers the tools to destigmatize addiction and liberates the client to see their disease in a different light.

Psycho Drama

Often used in larger group settings, a counselor will ask a client to dramatize an event or series of events. Clients use their peers as characters in their reconstructions, which often leads to the group, as a whole, processing events of their own.

Motivational Interviewing

Used to establish goals for the client and to weigh the pros and cons of change within themselves. Counselors use non-judgmental, open-ended questions to assist clients to identify and take action on habits that may be detrimental to sobriety.

Family Sculpting

Most often used during our family group therapy sessions. The client is asked to recall how they felt about their family growing up. Peers are assigned to roleplay as family members while the focus client arranges them in a sculpture based on their emotions. The process is cathartic for both the client as well as the family and peers, and guides the processing of past trauma.

Transitional Living and Sober Living

449 Recovery offers assistance and placement for clients in need of a safe, clean, and upscale sober living environment, which are independently owned and operated.

Additional Programs

Evening IOP

449 Recovery offers an evening intensive outpatient program that is distinct from our standard programming. This 15-week program is ideal for professionals, stay-at-home moms, college students, or other locals who are not able to step away from their daytime responsibilities. Our evening IOP program is unique from other evening programs that are offered only as a step-down option once regular IOP has been completed. 449 Recovery goes above and beyond to make treatment available to those who need it, regardless of their circumstances. Contact our friendly admissions team to learn more. See if evening IOP is the right option for you or your loved one.

Family Group (first weekend of every month)

All clients are highly encouraged to engage in family weekend when it is appropriate. 449 Recovery believes in treating the family as well as the client and aims to provide an environment conducive to rebuilding the bonds broken by addiction.

Food Stamps and EBT Assistance

449 Recovery offers a program to assist any client is need of food stamps (EBT) and/or trips to our local food banks.

Alumni Program

The people who can best connect with those in early sobriety are those who have been through it themselves. At 449 Recovery, we’ve developed a strong alumni support network to help transition new clients into their journey into sobriety. Our alumni network not only helps during your stay, but can plan a crucial role in your sustained recovery efforts with not only first-hand advice, but perhaps adding to your close list of friends as well.

449 Recovery has revamped our alumni program to now include bi-monthly accountability groups exclusively for those who have successfully completed the program as well as monthly event nights.

Events include movie nights with dinner as well as sobriety birthday celebrations. Alumni are also invited to all major 449 events such as trips to the beach, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, the Getty Center, the Museum of Tolerance and our bi-annual movie premier events. The program is an effort to keep alumni close, show our clients how to enjoy themselves in recovery, and promote our family atmosphere.

The accountability group sets forth to provide a safe and supportive space to allow our former clients to grow in their sobriety and reconnect with their peers. The perfect balance of fun and structure, our alumni program is an excellent tool for clients to utilize!

Holistic Healing with PHYSrecovery

PHYSrecovery addresses the bodily consequences of addiction by utilizing PHYSical Therapy to create an individualized program that restores, maintains, and promotes optimal PHYSical function. Classically, addiction is treated as a disease of the mind. Yet, the lifestyle of addiction wreaks havoc on the body.

With PHYSrecovery, the body is now approached with the same clinical, licensed, and specialized care that the mind receives. Every client is entitled to a comprehensive one-on-one PHYSical Therapy evaluation that addresses past injury, current functional limitations, and future wellness goals. By participating in PHYSrecovery, the Mind Body & Spirit are healing together.