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Simple Recovery

1901 Newport Blvd. Suite 200, Costa Mesa, California, 92627
One-size-fits-all has no place at Simple Recovery. Our vision of client-centered care and exceptional clinical staff with creative and effective services, allows Simple Recovery to excel in the business of saving, rebuilding and celebrating the restored lives of the clients and communities we serve. In partnership with our clients, Simple Recovery creates a single, undeniable focus: internalizing the drive to recover from active addiction and establish a healthy, meaningful life. Every client is an individual and every treatment program is individualized. Its about getting personal with clients and getting clients involved in their recovery. The result is treatment that doesn't feel like treatment. No client who walks through our doors is a number. We know how courageous it is just to show up. The prevailing attitude at Simple Recovery is "If you won't quit, we won't quit on you." Simple Recovery's client-to-staff ratio allows for meaningful interactions with personal growth. We meet the needs of each client at their own pace. We are driven by a remarkable staff and hire for clinical and experiential diversity. We empower our clients and their families to join us on the path to recovery.

Facility Highlights

  • Joint Commission Accredited
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies


  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
  • Client & Family Support Groups

    Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.

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  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Stephen Odom, Ph.D. LMFT,
    Dr. Stephen Odom, Ph.D. LMFT,CEO/President/CCO
    Stephen Odom is a distinguished healthcare and addiction treatment professional with more than 25 years of expertise in the field. Currently, he serves as the President, CEO and Chief Clinical Officer of New Vista Behavioral Health, the parent company of Simple Recovery, Infinity Treatment Centers, and now Avalon by the Sea. Within the vast scope of his professional career, Stephen is a pioneer in the addiction treatment industry, and remains grounded by the guiding principle that people can, and do recover. Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior from Covenant College (Lookout Mtn. GA), a Master’s in Experimental Psychology (Univ. of Tennessee), a Master’s and Doctoral Candidacy in Clinical Psychology (Palo Alto University), and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) with a focus in Healthcare Administration (Capella University). He is also an LMFT in the state of California. Within his executive leadership role, Stephen's compassionate and therapeutic approach has enabled him to connect not only with his clinical teams but each client who walks through the door.
  • Poppy Carmelo, CADC ll
    Poppy Carmelo, CADC llExecutive Director
    In joining the Simple Recovery team, Poppy brings 10+ years of experience in direct substance abuse/addiction work and a contagious passion of hope in Recovery. Her gentle and honest nature allows her to balance empathy with honest communication, providing a seemingly effortless, immediate gain of trust and accountability with clients and their families. Under the scope of her professional experience, Poppy is suitable to work with various addictions and co-occurring disorders. Poppy's professional skills continue to expand in her role as Simple Recovery's Executive Director and in her pursuit to continue learning through continuing education and counseling licensure. Poppy and her son Phillip reside in Orange County, California. As a family they share their free time camping, hiking and at the beach. In addition Poppy’s personal interests and hobbies are strongly rooted in her recovery and involvement focused on bettering the world through healing, love, and faith.

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I have had the opportunity over the years to refer many clients over to Simple Recovery for continuing care. My experience with them has always been positive. Their admissions team is easy to work with, their clinical team has always communicated well with me and the family members of those I have referred to Simple. I have personally viewed their residential treatment center/detox and it is extremely well maintained and very upscale. Their staff has always been friendly and has huge hearts. The family program at Simple Recovery is what has had the biggest impact on me personally. I have had numerous parents and loved ones reach out to me after completion of the family program at Simple with extremely positive feedback. Not only does Simple Recovery have a 3 day (8 hours per day) family program they also have two evening nights per week that are open to family members to attend. I can't say enough good things about this great program.
    Please do not put a loved one through this program. They lied to me and sold me services they didn’t have. They promised I would be in their women’s program, complete with housing. I was just put in the men’s day program and shuttled back and forth from random transitional housing!!! I was publicly body shamed by my counseled for ‘distracting the boys’... WHY AM I EVEN GOING THROUGH THIS MENS RECOVERY PROGRAM??? Total insurance fraud and one out of twenty people I knew who went through this program stayed sober for a year or more. Save yourself the time, money, and emotional turmoil that is dealing with this organization
      So average - terrible executive director, terrible clinical director and even worse is the clinical director of admissions - the entire company is just not in it for any reason other than it's just a job 12 out of 100 for this below average place - better off going any place else.