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We believe in recovery.

Our Mission is simple:

Ocean Coast Recovery is here to help. We understand that millions of Americans suffer from the disease of addiction. Our drug & alcohol treatment center in Orange County offers you a personalized, detailed experience in addiction treatment. If for any reason our facility isn’t a fit, we will find you a program that is.

Welcome to Ocean Coast Recovery

Your Journey Starts here.

Ocean Coast Recovery Center is not your typical addiction treatment center in Orange County. Our dedicated staff has years of personal and professional experience, helping other treatment professionals.

We are here to help any and every person who needs it. Whether you end up at our program or not, we will help you find the treatment that best fits your needs.

Re-discover life

The Ocean Coast promise:

Ocean Coast Recovery Center is dedicated to helping every individual who enters our program the opportunity to find the path to recovery that works for you, based on your personal needs in treatment. When you enter our program you are an individual seeking help, not an illness.

A team that cares about your outcome

Our Expert Treatment Staff

Ocean Coast Recovery Center has a team with over 25+ years of experience in substance abuse and mental health treatment.


Kris Brace

Executive Director
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Tami DiStefano

Program Director

Chad Chapman

Director of Operations

Cheyenne McKloski

Case Manager

What People Say About Ocean Coast Recovery

Stories of Hope & Recovery

Ocean Coast Recovery Center is the best place you could choose in Orange County when looking for a quality drug rehab program. Everyone from the admissions team to therapists and techs truly care about the outcomes. I'd suggest OCRC any day of the week!
Cindy M.
When I was looking for a drug rehab in Orange County I came across Ocean Coast Recovery Center, and I am beyond grateful I did! From the first day I felt like my recovery was in good hands and I can't thank them enough!
Jake K.
What else can you say about OCRC? It's 2 blocks from the beach. They have an individual program, delicious meals, caring staff and they go above and beyond for each and every client that walks through the doors.
Joseph L.
Ocean Coast Recovery was truly an experience in care and compassion. From our first call, we knew we found our son the place that would finally help him and his individual needs. I can't thank you enough for helping us get our son back!
Joanne J.

A note to loved ones:

We believe in family recovery.

The disease of addiction is oftentimes referred to as a family disease in the sense that each person contributes to the disease in one way or another. Many times it’s unknowingly enabling your loved one, but it is okay. Through our integrated family program, we work with you and your loved one to heal the core issues that may exist throughout the family and provide tools that will aid in your family’s recovery as a unit.

Experienced and Compassionate

Our Treatment Staff

Mell Oakley

Clinical Support Tech
I have been in recovery since 2018. I spent nearly a year as a house manager at a Recovery Home with thirteen beds for women. I am also working as a Registered Behavior Technician with children on the autism spectrum and related disorders. I work at OCRC because I believe it is a great home for clients to get sober and start their recovery journey. So far, my favorite part of my job is interacting with clients. I work in this industry because I'm passionate about recovery and being of service to others.

Justin Wilson

Clinical Support Tech
I have a history of gang affiliation, drug addiction and incarceration which the events from those experiences led me to where I'am today. I work at OCRC, because I have a family to take care of and working in this field has rewarded me with personal, spiritual, and mental gain that allows me to continue to push forward. My favorite part of the job is the feeling of hope that a person's life could be changed for the better through the interactions and relationships that get built. I work in this industry because I rarely get judged, condemned, or rejected for my background, which gives me the opportunity to give back in my own way.

Elizabeth Wald

Lead Tech
I was born and raised in California. I struggled with drugs and alcohol myself for over a decade. After my brother's death from a heroin overdose, I knew how important it was for me to get sober. I tried many times and was unsuccessful. I finally realized that I couldn't do it alone, so I decided to check myself into treatment. I could not live in the lifestyle I had been and decided to turn my life around for my daughter and myself. I started working in treatment because it is extremely rewarding. I've experienced getting sober and I know what clients are going through so it makes it easy for me to help them. I also understand what they're going through. My favorite part of the job is watching the clients get to know themselves as well as watching them learn to love themselves. Being able to motivate anybody trying to get sober and letting them know recovery is possible is something I love doing. Making a client's stay safe and as comfortable as possible while at OCRC is very important to me.

Cindy Stillman

Clinical Support Tech
I was an executive-level business administrator throughout my career, and I found joy in the nonprofit world, helping various causes develop and fund meaningful programs. Then later in life, my family and I were personally impacted by addiction, and I came to understand this disease's cunning, powerful, and baffling nature. Since then, assisting others with long-term recovery and mental health issues has become my passion. I now have six years of experience in detox, residential treatment, and Mental Health rehabilitation environments. Ocean Coast Recovery puts clients' needs at the heart of every decision. Staff are experienced, knowledgeable and genuinely care about the clients they serve. My favorite part of my job is seeing the light and hope return to someone's eyes. It is a true joy to support individuals of all ages who want to change their lives. I am blessed to be able to help provide the loving support, compassion, strength, and hope needed in long-term recovery while also learning so much from fellow addicts and dual-diagnosis clientele.


Support Staff
I'm a mixed race non-binary person in recovery. I come from a background in psychology and hope one day to be a therapist so I can help people like me find peace and health. I work at OCRC because it is a great place to work and I get to help people every day. In fact my favorite parts of the job are talking with the clients and the work culture between staff. I work in recovery partially to give back what I've gotten and partially because this is the industry I want to continue to work in once I get my degree in social work.

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