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Program Options

The goal of our Treatment Programs is for clients to lead a happy and healthy life without drugs or alcohol. We offer several chemical dependency treatment options for adult men and women 18 years and older. Beacon HouseSM availability is based upon occupancy rates at the time of your inquiry.

As one of the most established Treatment Programs in the Western United States, we utilize, proven, evidenced based practices with the primary focus being abstinence integrated with the 12-Step approach. When you call, our sole mission is help you find the right answers for your situation, whether at theBeacon House or another alternative facility, we call this our “Integrity of Choice Policy”.

If you choose to seek inpatient treatment at the Beacon House , a bed may be reserved with a $500 non-refundable deposit. We do accept Visa and MasterCard. We also accept health insurance, subject to contract, benefit coverage, deductibles, co-pay, and/or pre-authorization requirements. Our admissions counselors will help you clearly understand what your out-of- pocket costs will be when you call us. We also have experienced professionals to work with your insurance provider to better ensure that you receive what you are entitled to from your insurance provider.

Inpatient Residential Treatment

The length of our primary residential treatment is determined by clinical necessity. It is aimed at the basics of arresting the addiction, dealing with underlying causes and establishing relapse prevention. Integration of the latest research and evidenced-based practices including: cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-Step group therapy, medically evaluated pharmaceutical agents, motivational interviewing, and community support.


  • Psychological assessment
  • Initial history & physical evaluation
  • Nurse availability
  • Room & board
  • Individualized case management
  • Individual & group counseling
  • Addiction education
  • Medication management
  • Recovery focused exercise & group activity
  • Experiential training aimed at relapse prevention
  • Discharge planning for long-term recovery
  • Continuing care options

Medically Monitored Sub Acute Detoxification

Residential treatment is a requirement and the length of treatment is determined by medical necessity.


  • Initial history & physical evaluation
  • 24-hour nursing & monitoring
  • Room and board
  • Individual case management
  • Individual & group counseling
  • Medication management
  • Discharge planning for long-term recovery

Outpatient Treatment

Our full-day non-residential treatment program lasts four weeks. It is aimed at helping the client who must stay at home, receive the basics of arresting the addiction, dealing with underlying causes, and relapse prevention.


  • Initial history and physical evaluation
  • Individual case management
  • Individual/group counseling
  • Discharge planning
  • Addiction education
  • Relapse prevention

Family Support

Family support is provided both on the primary treatment and ongoing after treatment is concluded. Individually tailored options available on request.


  • Ongoing weekly family support groups available
  • Family intensive weekends developing strategies to maximize value of 12-Step meetings, lessons to help support the addict, addiction education to understand the disease and family counseling centered on repairing the damage
  • Weekly Saturday Workshops for building family communication skills and addiction support mastery


Extended Stay

Extended stay is an option for clients who are either recommended for or request additional treatment to be certain of their readiness to return to day-to- day life (availability limited). This in-depth program of relapse prevention training and counseling includes an advanced program of developing coping skills as a foundation of recovery in day-to- day life. Note: patients must complete a primary treatment program prior to Extended Stay option.


  • Room & board
  • Supplemental in-depth individual and group counseling
  • Relapse prevention and return to life’s challenges addiction education
  • Extensive group activities aimed at everyday triggering situations
  • Advanced recovery focused exercises on fears
  • Advanced experiential training aimed at relapse prevention
  • Progressive next step planning for a healthy return to day-to-day life
  • Continuing care options available as needed

Experiential Programs

Surfing & Watersports | Birding | Equine Therapy | Golf and Recovery Program

Beacon House believes that balance in treatment is critical. One way to model balance is through experiential therapy or recreationally based activities which promote a Recovery-based lifestyle. By introducing coping tools for stress-reduction and mindfulness, hope is restored through outdoor, spiritual discoveries. Birding, equine therapy and golfing are three of the programs that offer residents the opportunity to explore the exquisite local wildlife and ocean environment.


Bill Hill
Photographer and Birder
Program Facilitator

Led by Bill Hill, an expert wildlife photographer and birder, our residents are afforded the opportunity to become familiar with the diverse wildlife ecosystem that is the keystone of our local environment. More importantly it provides a foundation for developing the spiritual aspects of ongoing Recovery. This is one of our most anticipated outdoor activities. Clients participate in the birding program once a month. Bill’s website shows many of Bill’s photos.

…An opportunity to see some of natures wonders through clean and sober eyes…

Equine Therapy
Connie Yost, CEO
Equine Director
Polestar Farms

The horses are gifted at pointing out when the insides don’t match the outsides of a person. They help to crumble facades or walls without a person even realizing it! Once the participant spends a little time with the horse, they instinctively tune in to the horse and in so doing, become objectively self-aware.
Connie Yost

Equine assisted therapy is one of the experiential services offered at Beacon House which fully incorporates the outstanding environment into the recovery process. Utilizing a picturesque horse ranch on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the Director, Connie Yost, helps all residents begin to understand that relating to horses can be beneficial to the recovery process through non-verbal connection and communication. Through this process the horses become aware and sensitive to the resident’s fears, anxiety, aggression and/or intentions. These interactions become powerful tools teaching the individual about boundaries, patience, expectations, diligence, solutions, fear and faith.

Yost is a graduate of the University of California LA and retired Director of Development at Columbia Pictures. She has ridden and shown hunters and jumpers competitively for over 30 years. Additionally she has been trained by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).

Golf and Recovery Program

Ducky O’Toole, Founder DNA Golf
Golfer Program Facilitator
Alumnus, Beacon House, 1998
Past President, Board Member, Beacon House
Class A, PGA of America

The Golf and Recovery Program is one of the Beacon House’s experiential services offered on beautiful golf courses on the northern California coast.

The Golf & Recovery Program utilizes the Beacon House philosophy, the 12-Step Principles for recovery and the game of golf to help residents start living again. Developed to enhance Beacon House programs, provide outdoor opportunities and promote healthy lifestyle choices, this simple program leverages recovery principles to develop self-confidence and help individuals build a new life.

Recovery in golf is defined as hitting a shot to get you out of trouble. The development of a new skill set for golf parallels the skill set individuals in recovery develop at Beacon House.

Residents will learn to master simple skills at their own pace and practice easy-to-master golf fundamentals designed to immediately build confidence and raise self-esteem. Each participant can enjoy outdoor fresh-air exercise and experience a new manner of living.

We use a simple approach for playing and enjoying golf, supporting an individual’s development through four steps:
1. Get a grip
2. Set up for success
3. Find balance
4. Swing for a lifetime

…To play golf better, think simply, swing simply…