Monarch Shores

Highly Effective Drug & Alcohol Rehab in San Juan Capistrano, California

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Customized Treatment

Here at Monarch Shores we understand that every form of addiction and substance use disorder is different. That is why we create specialized treatment plans to place clients in the best position to recover from addiction.

Relaxing Environment

Worried that being close to home will make it difficult to overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol? Monarch Shores is located in a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing location that will allow anyone the chance to get away and focus on their recovery.

Experienced Staff

Our staff consists of an experienced group of doctors, therapists, nurses, and so much more. We can provide you the tools to treat substance use disorder and create a long-term recovery.

Vast Insurance Network

Getting the treatment you need to fight addiction should never come down to finances, but it is sometimes a challenge. That is why we make a point to accept most health insurance plans, which can help reduce or eliminate the cost of treatment.


Our insurance verification team will quickly verify your insurance benefits, ensuring your placement into one of our facilities as soon as possible.

Phones & Laptops Welcome

We believe most patients benefit from access to their loved ones during treatment. Our drug and alcohol rehab center is cellphone and laptop-friendly so that you can engage in personal relationships in a safe and healthy environment.




Certified by LegitScript and
The Joint Commission National Quality

Monarch Shores is an Industry/Affiliate Member of the International EAP Association

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This place is absolutely amazing. The people are super down to earth and I had the best experience of my life there. I was only there for a short time, but the respect they have for you really showed me that they cared. You get everything you need to get better and they help you get back to a stable living to better your life. It’s a good place to go get your mind right, and they will guide you to get to where you need to be. My name is Shelby and I appreciate all the staff at this facility, and have nothing but good things to say about them. It’s a beautiful view guys – Shelby
My experience at Monarch Shores was one well worth the time. They provide a safe and caring facility where one can learn how to cope with the triggers that cause one to abuse substances. My 30 days at Monarch Shores will always be remembered as a valuable time in my life where I was fully supported by the staff and the other clients. It was easy to tear down the walls and be honest with myself and the issues I needed to deal with head-on. I wholeheartedly recommend Monarch Shores if you need to get your life back on track. – Tom
Today I am celebrating one year of sobriety!! Monarch helped me find the tools I needed to build my new life in recovery. It wasn’t an easy start but with the patience and help of the staff I was well on my way to a much happier and fulfilling life. I was so glad that I was able to stay the 90 days because the difference in my perception from 60 to 90 were incredible. I still stay in touch with my brothers and sisters in recovery and we all act as a support network. I work at my recovery daily and thank my higher power for the new life I have been awarded. -Timothy
Went to Monarch not knowing what to expect coming off of opiates and alcohol.I was treated with respect and care from start to finish. They were professional and accomodating and truly saved my life. The staff was very involved and made me feel safe and at ease during the hardest time of my life. From detox to after care plans I felt that monarch wanted to help me achieve what I set out for. I have stayed clean for a year now based on the foundation monarch shores helped me build and am grateful this is where I ended up. I recommend monarch to anyone that wants a safe,comfortable, and compassionate team behind your recovery. – Connor



Detoxification is the first step in recovery, and it can be an uncomfortable process. Here at Monarch Shores, our top priority is to make sure you get substance-free in comfort before moving on to the next steps in recovery.

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Monarch Shores offers inpatient (or residential) rehab programs. Patients benefit from 24-hour medical care and emotional support, allowing them to focus fully on recovery without outside temptations and distractions.

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Dual Diagnosis

Dual Diagnosis typically describes a patient with both a mental illness such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or anxiety that is paired with substance use disorder– At Monarch Shores we offer therapies designed to address both conditions.

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12 Step

Twelve-step programs emerged nearly a century ago as a way to help recovering alcoholics. At Monarch Shores, we offer our clients the option to follow the program as they work through their substance use disorders.

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SMART Recovery

We at Monarch Shores realize that not everyone wants to follow a 12-step plan. As a result, we also offer SMART Recovery’s program of self-empowerment to overcome addiction.

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Once Monarch Shores’ clients finish residential treatment, they have the option to take part in our Intensive Outpatient Program. Meetings are held letting clients participate in various therapies as they master mindfulness and relapse prevention.

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Clinical Approach
Monarch Shores offers evidence-based therapies tailored to each patient’s needs. We offer dual diagnosis, cognitive-behavioral treatments and several other recovery options to come up with a plan for every individual’s unique challenges.

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We have several locations in south Orange County, each site offering its own magic. Relaxing views and a mix of soothing and stimulating activities all await our recovering clientele.

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Individualized Treatment
At Monarch Shores, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. Medical professionals, therapists, counselors, and dedicated support staff will create and implement a program best suited to each patient’s needs.

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Structured Treatment Schedule
Recovery is no run-of-the-mill endeavor. At Monarch Shores, we offer a full calendar of programs designed to create a holistic healing experience.

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Recovery can be difficult, but in addition to treatment we offer a number of activities to show that having fun and being sober are not at odds with one another. Hikes and bonfires, kayaking and paddle boarding, whale watching, laser tag, and other activities.

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To enhance your recovery, we provide many upscale amenities to make your stay at Monarch Shores as comfortable as possible. Guests enjoy many fine features, including spacious rooms, fitness programs, acupuncture and more.

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Our Team

The MONARCH SHORES team- A combination of experts with years of experience.

Dr. Christian Small

Medical Director – Medical Team

Jenny Knowles

LVN/Charge Nurse – Medical Staff

Manuel Perez

Vice President of Operations

Teresa Aragona

Executive Director

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Opioid addiction is extremely complex to overcome. We at Monarch Shores offer Medication-Assisted Treatment, a process that ensures safe withdrawal via a combination of medicines, counseling, and support.


If alcohol use and abuse are taking over your life, or that of a loved one, Monarch Shores can help. We help our patients get through withdrawal safely and comfortably, followed with treatments to help achieve sobriety and aftercare plans so they can stay substance-free.


Stimulant abuse and addiction can include any number of substances, from street drugs like cocaine and crystal meth to prescription ADHD medications such as Adderall and Ritalin. At Monarch Shores, we’ll work with you to get clean, find the root of the problem, and help pave a path toward a drug-free future.


A Xanax or benzodiazepine addiction can quickly take root. It’s one thing for them to help with anxiety, but if you’re experiencing irritation, dizziness, drowsiness and other troubling symptoms, it may be time to seek help.


Are you tired of depending on your sleeping pills night in and night out? It is possible that you developed an addiction to your medication. Thousands if not millions of people have received sleeping pill addiction treatment and have recovered.


Many find hallucinogen use to be harmless, embroidering it in a whimsical language like “tripping” and so on, but abuse of LSD, ecstasy and other substances can impair motor function, cause memory loss and bring on anxiety and terror. Monarch Shores offers safe, medically-assisted detox, and designs a rehab.


Even though marijuana continues to lose some of its stigmas by becoming legal in more and more places, it can still be a problematic drug, especially when paired with other substances like alcohol, opioids or barbiturates. We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve sobriety and begin new, drug-free chapters in their lives.


Some people use prescription antidepressants to deal with mental illness. These medications work by altering the levels of serotonin in the brain. Many people take prescription antidepressants such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, and Paxil and claim that they have improved their overall mood.

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At Monarch Shores, your path to sobriety can begin today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 888-596-6340. Get in touch!

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