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Ventura Recovery Center

555 St. Charles Drive, Thousand Oaks, California, 91360
Our passion at VRC is to give active adults the tools to regain life from the grips of addiction. Changing our client’s views about substance abuse requires a different approach to achieve long-term recovery. Through comprehensive 30, 60 and 90 day addiction treatment programs uniquely tailored to each client’s needs, the cycle of addiction can be broken. We are ending addiction one person at a time, one day at a time.

Facility Highlights

  • Staff Psychiatrist
  • Full Service Treatment Center
  • All Levels of Care


  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

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Meet the Staff

  • Carl Davenport
    Carl DavenportIntake Director
    Carl is in active recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. He completed a residential treatment program in 1989 and is dedicated to helping clients and their families access the same kind of freedom and happiness he has experienced in recovery. He is passionate about recovery and driven to see his clients succeed. Carl is the Director of Intake and Community Outreach at Ventura Recovery Center,and is involved in all phases of recovery. What makes him unique is his ability to keep his focus on results for his clients without being overly pushy or dominant. He credits his ability to temper his ambition while staying focused on results to 40 years of progressive leadership and management experience. When you call,you can expect a compassionate ear,a knowledgeable voice and someone who cares deeply about his clients.
  • Bob Pautch
    Bob PautchExecutive Director
    Bob is also in active recovery from alcoholism & drug addiction. He completed a state mandated treatment program in 1988. His personal passion lies in seeing his clients eyes come alive after their spirit opens up to the possibility of a different way of life. Bob’s experience at a prominent Southern California Treatment Center deepened his innate ability to remain calm in the midst of highly emotional situations. He excels at creating a safe emotional space for clients experiencing any degree of agitation in the early phases of their recovery. Bob is the Executive Director at Ventura Recovery Center. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the treatment center,he stays in close contact with the clinical team to ensure that each client is receiving the best care possible.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.7
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  • 4.7
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  • 4.6
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    I am so grateful for all the staff and my therapist.
      VRC is the place to go if you are serious about recovery. This isn't some fluffy getaway for massages and coddling and avoiding the work and seriousness of the disease of alcoholism. It is structured to get the client active in their own recovery, and give the client a clear understanding of alcoholism and drug addiction. The center is run and owned by people who have recovered themselves; they have direct experience and understanding of what it takes to get sober - and stay sober. They know what they are talking about because they've been through it themselves. This is what separates VRC from the country club "rehabs". Alcoholism is a deadly, progressive disease. VRC understands this, and is the best choice for anyone who is serious about recovery, serious about saving their own life, and serious about freedom from drugs and alcohol. ~ KB
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      Very caring and involved with patient and family. Their actions speak volumes about their committment to serving both the needs of the patient and the needs of the family. I have no area of complaint with Ventura. Outstanding facility. Ventura and its attentive staff have gone above and beyond to create a caring and successful environment for addiction recovery. They work one on one with patients and their families to establish a wholistic approach for recovery. They are located in a very safe and nurturing area of California, with opportunities for the clients to have sober and positive involvement with the surrounding community. Very thankful for their commitment to helping their clients find successful and sober living.
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      Strengths: Holds client accountable for their actions  One on one therapy along with groups and studies  Family has the ability to reach case mgs and therapist easily  I can't say enough good. Weaknesses: Haven't seen any so far. After three failed 30 day programs for opiates and alcohol we found VRC. They were the first to effectively treat and diagnose our son. They know what they are dealing with. Each clients program is tailored for them. Not a canned 30 shot in the arm, which doesn't work. These professional have one of the best models for treatment we have seen. 
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      Strengths:12 step Majority of staff are addicts and/or alcoholics   Close knit community   Care about each person as an individual and willing to go to any length to help each client succeed. Weaknesses: Large facility. I would not be where I am today without Ventura Recovery Center. I have 20 months clean and sober from a life that was absolutely killing me....Having  the safe environment, loving staff, and sober peers that Ventura Recovery Center provided was exactly what I needed. Today I have my family back in my life, a job, and most of all a sense of worth. I no longer think about drinking or using and is a true miracle.