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Pacific Sands Recovery Center - Orange County Drug Rehab + Alcohol Rehab

1909 W Carlton Pl, Santa Ana, California, 92704
At Pacific Sands Recovery Center we understand that clients are in treatment to learn how to live their lives differently and we don’t expect them to have all the answers. We strive to provide professional, effective and individualized treatment to assist our clients. We value each client and we work hard to help our clients identify and recognize their potential to assist them successfully through the steps to recovery. We recognize that relapse can be a part of recovery and treat each client without judgement. A critical element of treatment is educating the client in making productive choices and changes, which is accomplished by focusing on positive actions, attitudes and behaviors. We understand what you’re going through because we’ve been there too!

Facility Highlights

  • Private Bedrooms
  • Home Cooked Meals
  • Large Backyard w/ Fire Pit


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) targets the thought patterns that shape actions as a result of stress, trauma, depression and anxiety. Though it is normal for thoughts to land on the potential negatives of a given situation, it is the feelings of distress and the detrimental thought patterns that are targeted by CBT. At Pacific Sands Recovery Center, we know that addiction and the negative thoughts that accompany substance use are hard cycles to break. Our treatment team is well-practiced in CBT as it has proven to be helpful for many clients looking to live sober and productive lives.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of a psychotherapy that is also known as talk therapy. DBT is used with clients who are more likely to react in intense and out-of-the-ordinary ways in response to emotional triggers. DBT is used for clients whose arousal levels in emotionally stressful situations increase rapidly and take longer than average to return to a normal state. At Pacific Sands Recovery Center, we know that there is no one-size fits all solution for recovery. DBT is one of the many therapies we include in a client’s treatment plan because it has proven to be effective for many clients with dual diagnosis and targets many of the symptoms of substance use.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Shannon Santhon
    Shannon SanthonClinical Director - LMFT
    Shannon is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who has been working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health for over 20 years providing Individual, Family, and Group Therapy. Some people like to call her an “Old Timer” as she got into this field because she loves seeing people find themselves again and helping them through the good and bad times in life in their early recovery. She continues to feel inspired by the staff and clients all working towards sobriety in harmony.
  • Leah Cuppels
    Leah CuppelsCase Manager - CADAC
    Leah always knew her calling was to help people but she didn't know in what capacity until she found recovery herself over 8 years ago. She has been working in the field for 7 years. She currently has a CADC I but she is in the process of receiving her CADC II. When she isn't at work she loves traveling the world, playing with animals and drinking iced lattes.

Financial Details

  • Private Insurance
  • Cash Pay

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