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About Us

Where A Fresh Start Leads To New Beginnings.

Landmark Recovery Center

Our Mission is to help heal those who are challenged with addiction.

A 25 year old walks out of his doctor’s office with the news that he is Type 1 diabetic. He calls to tell his family, and they disown him. His friends find out, and they all un-friend him. His employer decides he cannot run the risk of employing someone with this kind of condition. How ridiculous does this scenario sound? Yet, this is exactly what someone dealing with addiction faces in our current social environment. A core concept evolving from decades of research is that addiction is a brain disease that is most likely hereditary- similar to someone having Type 1 diabetes. It is not his or her fault that they have this disease, but it is their responsibility to recognize and treat it accordingly. The social stigma of addiction adds to the overwhelming failure rate of over 95% of all those who reach out for help. Here is where Landmark Recovery chooses to be different than most other Detox and Rehabilitation programs.


What does Landmark Recovery do? Using a high level of tolerance, empathy and understanding for adults who are in need of treatment services with an urgency of issues and problematic behaviors, Landmark Recovery specializes in treating those with strong histories of trauma, self sabotaging behaviors in relationships and drug & alcohol abuse. Landmark Recovery is a client centered and highly empathy environment that is passionately dedicated to helping people rebuild themselves one person, one relationship, one session and one day at a time.

Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 3.13.40 PMOur facilities offer the patient a chance to step away from the life that led to such trouble and, after a medically supervised initial detox period, begin the process of reintegrating into society with the tools an addict in recovery needs to stay clean and sober. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association determined that, regardless of age, alcoholics and other substance abusers are prone to long-term cognitive impairment. We now know in great detail the brain mechanisms through which drugs acutely modify mood, memory, perception, and emotional states. Using drugs repeatedly over time changes brain structure and function in fundamental and long-lasting ways that can persist long after the individual stops using them. Landmark Recovery is using neuro-associative counseling, along with other industry standard techniques, to help a patient rewire his or her brain patterns to a more conducive state. The brain is an incredibly powerful, complex system that most people believe is out of our control to manipulate. Doctors and scientists are finding that we have way more control and ability to manipulate our brains than previously thought, and treating addiction patients from this new perspective has created a huge leap in long-term addiction recovery.

Another essential element in maintaining long-term positive outcomes for recovering addicts is the kind of social support that’s made available during and after the initial rehabilitation process. Another study, conducted by Rutgers University and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, considered the outcomes for drug and alcohol abusers enrolled in 12-step and other peer-support systems. Recovering users were assessed at up to 27 years of sobriety and determined to show a strong correlation between long-term improvements in behavior and outlook, and their depth of involvement in post-acute therapeutic communities, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and other 12-step programs. Our Medical Director, Dr. Atef Rafla, insists on focusing on the pre-care and after-care of our patients, as well as offering the best individualized medical treatments available. Landmark Recovery has designed unique rehabilitation programs that focus on building a dialogue of understanding with a patient’s support system(family, friends, etc.), aligning patient’s with specific sponsorship relationships, and creating a solid after-care program for those who have successfully made it through our medical programs.

We now know that a true recovery, one that lasts a lifetime, isn’t a quick fix with a few days of detox and several weeks of therapy. Recovery comes from the genuine care and support of family, friends, and medical professionals. Our mission at Landmark Recovery is to widen our scope of treatments to include not only pre- and after-care, but to develop new techniques in addressing the massive spectrum of issues that arise with addiction. The time to shift the social stigma of addiction is here, and Landmark Recovery looks to become the industry leader in raising the standard so that we can start winning the game of addiction, and not just treating it as an inevitable, untreatable lifestyle.


12 Step Based: AA – Alcoholics Anonymous NA – Narcotics Anonymous OA – Overeaters Anonymous MA – Marijuana Anonymous CMA – Crystal Meth Anonymous CODA – Co-dependance Anonymous SLA – Sex and Love Addicts Ala-Anon – Friends and Family of those suffering with addiction SA – Sex Addicts Anonymous
NON 12 step Based: SMART RECOVERY Mindfulness Based (Buddhist inspired)


DR. ATEF RAFLA | Medical Director

ADAM WARD  | Clinical Director

Adam has worked with teens and adults with substance abuse issues and mental health challenges for a number of years, working for Orange County’s Mental Health Association as well as in the Private Health Sector.  Adam’s background includes working with clients suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Adam graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Substance Abuse and Mental Health and earned his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.
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