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 rom 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.


Lunch provided on campus for every client, regardless of phase level. Each client will have a counselor and/or a therapist. 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, experiential groups, vocational groups, 12 step orientation groups, spirituality groups, etc.

Phase 1:
Mon-Fri, 9am – 4pm

Phase 2:
Mon-Fri, 10am – 3pm

Phase 3:
Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 3pm
Phase 3 Professionals (clients at this level are given a schedule specifically tailored to them and where they are at in their recovery).

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.

Sober Living

Phase 1 (Highly Structure Housing)

4 mandatory AA meetings each week with transportation provided by the sober living.

Food provided by the sober living

No cars

All clients are allowed to have their cell phones and laptops

Completing chores and having respect for the home and the neighborhood are the highest importance at all sober living environments

Phase 2-3

Clients will be expected to get themselves to their own support group meetings such as AA, Smart Recovery, church, etc.

Clients are responsible for their own meals (with the exception of lunch M-F)

Cars are allowed

All clients are allowed to have their cell phones and laptops

Completing chores and having respect for the home and the neighborhood are of the highest importance at all sober living environments

Additional Programs

Alumni Program

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.

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.

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