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Costa Mesa, California
Velvet Managan, NCRS - Founder and Executive Director

Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for women age 18 and older. The center opened in October 1993, and is licensed as an "extended care" drug and alcohol rehab. Young women are medically stable with a willingness and commitment to a recovery experience. They must be 72 hours chemical free or commit to 72 hours of medical or social detoxification.

The treatment team, headed up by Velvet Managan, CADC, NCRS, and Jack Platt, MA, MSW, MAC, CADC II Clinical Director, consists of professionals who specialize in substance abuse, codependency, mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, eating disorders, sex and love addiction and/ or trauma. Several counseling options are available to clients, including individual, group, marriage and family counseling, as well as 12-Step meetings. Treatment also includes the instruction of yoga, Tai Chi and meditation.

The program at Safe Harbor is divided into three phases. The first phase focuses on healing. The second phase, called the Life phase, focuses on integrating work, family and spirituality into daily lives. Finally, the third phase teaches residents how to develop tools to prevent relapse.

Safe Harbor is located less than a mile from Newport Beach, CA, where swimming, surfing and bike riding are available for outdoor recreation.

[The information for this New Perspective was obtained from the Safe Harbor website.]


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