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CLARE Foundation

909 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, 90405
CLARE Foundation is committed to saving lives through recovery. The California-based alcohol and drug rehab facility offers a full continuum of care with 11 residential, outpatient, and prevention programs in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles. Gender-specific care, a compassionate and caring staff, comprehensive treatment plans, and 12-step grounded programs give clients all of the practical tools they’ll need to rebuild their lives, regain their self-esteem, and achieve self-sufficiency and long-term sobriety.

Facility Highlights

  • Sober Living
  • Residential Treatment
  • Conscious Recovery

Specialization

  • Out Patient

    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Beach Community

Meet the Staff

  • Lisa Steele, PhD
    Lisa Steele, PhDExecutive Director
    Lisa Steele, Ph.D. has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. She has led organizations of all sizes serving those with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders, and clients with domestic violence and forensic issues, with the focus on access to care for the most under served and challenged. She operates with the understanding that the whole person must be treated, including the mind, body and spirit. Dr. Steele worked with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health for many years, working to bridge the gap between mental health and substance abuse treatment services, so that people with addictions could obtain treatment through all avenues. She served as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, and created the first “Minor Consent” Substance Abuse Treatment Program in California. For more than 10 years she has served on the California Statewide Co-Occurring Conference Planning Committee. She earned her Masters Degree in Marriage, Family, Child Therapy and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with two certifications in substance use disorder treatment and co-occurring disorders treatment. Dr. Steele places great value on the culture of recovery, and is fully committed to ensure that both clients and staff feel valued, and can live and work in a healthy environment. She is very excited to join the CLARE team.
  • Diana Cho, PsyD
    Diana Cho, PsyD Director of Clinical Services
    Dr. Cho comes from an extensive background in addiction treatment services and treating mood disorders. Prior to joining Conscious Recovery by CLARE, Dr. Cho served as Program Director for Sovereign Health, a co-occurring disorders treatment center, as well working at inpatient settings including a state hospital. Dr. Cho is recognized by her colleagues in the industry as a very thorough, dedicated clinician whose oversight of staff offers a supportive, open-door environment and whose client track record includes a clear and successful treatment plan for every person walking in looking for help. With her vast experience in addiction, Dr. Cho brings with her a unique cultural perspective to the Conscious Recovery program, understanding that a client's culture -ethnic, religion, socio-status or otherwise- plays an integral role to their success, especially as clients assimilate into their everyday lives.

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i would like to know how long it take to be admitted . look for treatment .
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If You're committed to getting clean go. It's not cushy,its not jail. You will not be pampered or trusted for good reason.I was there11/13 -1/14 it may be totally different now,but it worked for me. P.S. those blue chairs sucked!
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I went to Clare Foundation in 2012, stayed for six months and graduated the program. I enjoyed being there because the staff really cared about you and your progress. It was a safe place to get your life back on track. Sadly I relapsed and three months ago, I went back to Clare. It is a "TOTALLY" different place now (for the worst). They have don't have enough staff for the Women's Facility, and ones that they do have are always calling in sick, and then come back to work bragging about how they looking for another job because they are sick of Clare. The police are called on a weekly basis because of clients fights and theft. This is not the caring and loving place that I remember. Please make Clare your last resort.
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Too rigid due to the unstable clientele; was more like a prison than treatment. Extremely structured environment. Not enough counselors per clientele.
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I\'ve been in and out of rehabs the past two years and never decided to stick it through. By the time I ended up at Clare I\'d decided that I really wanted sobriety and that I was going to complete a program no matter what it took. I had absolutely no support in California. I\'d come to the state as a client at a different rehab, which shut down. I was told that Clare was helping clients from that rehab so I reached out and got in, much to my relief. I was done. I came in to build my life up with absolutely no outside support, and Clare knew that. The one and only thing Clare gave me was a roof over my head for 90 days. A lot of the staff were very helpful, yet at the end stepped back and away, leaving me once again with absolutely no support. It took me a month of begging to get my very first one on one with a certified drug and alcohol counselor. It took me three weeks to get a one on one with a therapist in which I had informed said therapist that I have a very strong need to work on trauma. Clare Foundation website stated they provide trauma informed services - they do not. My trauma had already been \"opened\" from my rehab experience prior to coming to Clare and nobody would even go near the subject. Every time I would bring it up, the \"professionals\" would change the subject. One of the reasons I was excited to go to Clare was because I was ready to begin tackling my trauma, my primary cause of relapse, once and for all. There is no type of physical activity. The handbook stated that we would have access to a gym and we did not for my entire stay there. We were within walking distance to the beach and we went maybe twice my whole 90 days. It was a nightmare trying to be able to contact my SPONSOR. I had to use personal phone calls to call her, meaning I had no contact with any of my family until I phased up. I was baffled by how insanely hard I had to fight to maintain a working relationship with my sponsor because the staff didn\'t seem to understand the importance of actually working the steps with a sponsor, rather than just attending meetings. Another reason I was looking forward to going to Clare was that the website made it seem like they would help transition you out, which they definitely did not. They send you to Chrysalis to help prepare you for the workforce and find a job and in that process I found an amazing job. However, as I mentioned before, I really had no outside support and Clare knew that. I mentioned several times that I would need help finding somewhere to go and I received absolutely none. I took it upon myself and actually ended up staying in a motel the night I left after graduating. One last thing... I was on a GR bed and the cut off date to get your benefits back for the rest of the month is the 15th. My exit date was the 14th, but I stayed until the 16th because that\'s when I got paid. They showed no type of mercy or leniency on my letter and also failed to tell me before I chose to stay until the 16th that all my benefits would go to Clare if I stayed past the 15th. Again, they knew my situation - I made sure to be vocal about it. I had absolutely no outside support. I really could\'ve used the rest of those benefits. Even with my awesome job, I crashed and burned within two weeks of graduating and was put into a position to give everything I worked for up and leave the state and start over, yet again. Throughout my stay at Clare I was trying to help people get in the door and now I honestly say go to Clare as a last resort. For a nonprofit organization, I sure saw a lot of politics and money being prioritized. I heard it hasn\'t always been like this but this was my experience. I graduated in December of 2016.