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West Coast Recovery Centers Outpatient

785 Grand Avenue Suite 220, Carlsbad, California, 92008
Our mission is to operate beyond traditional industry practices that can create barriers and constraints, prohibiting a nurturing path to individual recovery Our vision is to create a multi-disciplinary, therapeutically rich environment to explore and inspire change.

Facility Highlights

  • Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga Practice
  • Exercise, Nutrition and Somatic Awareness
  • 12-Step and Alternative Spiritual Exploration


  • 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.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Wendy Zizzo
    Wendy ZizzoClinical Director
    Dr. Zizzo has a Doctorate of Clinical Pharmacy and completed a one year clinical pharmacy residency from the University of California, San Francisco. She served as a Chemical Dependency Clinical Pharmacist at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic’s Drug Detoxification, Rehabilitation and Aftercare Program, where she assisted hundreds of chemically dependent patients to detoxify, developed drug detox protocols, conducted research and published scientific articles. Dr. Zizzo has taught Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (AODS) courses since 1992. She is an Associate Professor of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies and Co-Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at San Diego City College.
  • Ian Depew
    Ian DepewFounder
    Ian Depew is the founder of Sober Ranch, a 20 bed,long-term men’s chemical dependency facility. He has been involved with several treatment centers, recovery homes and sober living facilities. Most notably, he worked under the tutelage of Mark Houston, at Mark Houston Recovery before moving to San Diego. He also has an extensive knowledge and working relationship with Burning Tree Recovery Ranch. In his personal life, Ian struggled with heroin addiction for years going through multiple treatments before recovering.His extensive experience led him to the vision that became West Coast Recovery Centers.

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Patient Reviews

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strength:Very in tune with the individuals and needs weakness:Not sure Very good caring realistic approach and environment
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I've worked in the addiction industry for several years now. Personally, I went through treatment 24 times. This place, although somewhat new, is one of the up and coming centers in the country. They do things the right way. I worked here for a little while and strongly suggest this place for clients and families. I would put their staff up against any in the entire industry. From my experience and its a long list, this facility is at or near the top. If you're a young or middle aged male, give yourself a chance and check this place out. Strongly recommended!
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West Coast is unlike any other rehab I have been at. The treatment team truly care about their patients wellbeing. I got a personalized treatment plan and was able to chose what type of recovery works for me. I loved their layout of daily programming. Yoga, Mindfulness, group therapy, one on one therapy, Sound healing, and Acupuncture are just a few! Being on the beach is a huge plus! If you are able to go to West Coast I strongly recommend it. Ive been sober for eight months now and have worked through many things I was unable to let go of throughout life thanks to West Coast.