About

Morningside Recovery, an addiction and mental health treatment center, was founded in 2001 to give clients the tools to achieve sobriety and healthfully function through our unique supervised, open treatment model. In other words, clients see and do everything in life that they would normally have exposure to, within the most supportive therapeutic environment possible.

This model was established based on the decades of case study and research, showing this open, real-world model to be the most successful mode of treatment for both achieving and maintaining recovery.

Morningside Recovery
Bring Cell Phone
Bring Laptop
Bring Your Pet With You
Open Treatment Model
Double 1 on 1 sessions
Guarantee of 30 days
Adventure Program
Non-12 Step Program Availabile
Alumni Services and Programs
Other Recovery Environments
Cell Phones & Personal Calls Prohibited
Laptop Computers Prohibited
Pets Are Prohibited
Clients Are Isolated From Real World
1 on 1 sessions
Treatment Wasn’t Effective? Tough Luck.
Confinement to Treatment Center Grounds
Rigid Adherence to 12 Step Program
Lack of Support After Treatment

Contact Morningside Recovery now for a Confidential Assessment. Advisors are standing by 24/7 at 866-942-0095.


Our Addiction Treatment Model

In addition to core daily support, we assess clients as individuals in order to customize treatment through a broad range of programs. We also differ from other treatment centers via our thoroughly trained and educated clinical staff comprised of Masters and Doctorate level clinicians, rather than drug and alcohol counselors with only a few hours of required training in the very psychological issues that underlie most addictions.

A Staff Dedicated to Addiction Treatment

Our highly qualified clinicians offer successful rehabilitation by not only addressing an individual’s current addictions and mental health state, but possible latent trauma that requires special attention. And within Morningside’s real-world model treatment located in vibrant Newport Beach, CA, you can attend classes at a local college, work part-time, bike with your housemates to the beach, have your cellphone, and be visited by family whenever you’d like. In other words, you are as close to real life as you can get. Support in this real-world context allows for a smooth transition into self-sufficient, sustainable recovery. We firmly believe that we offer the best level of care and chance of recovery to anyone who needs help.

The Morningside Difference

You may have found yourself here because you or someone you love has once again spun through the revolving door of rehab. Or perhaps you’re here because you’ve realized that you desperately need help for the first and—hopefully—only time. Finding treatment that actually works can be a confusing and seemingly hopeless process, which, on top of the stress you are already experiencing, is overwhelming.

We’re here to help.

The majority of treatment centers follow the 12-step model, which, though well-known, is not as successful as treatment that fully integrates the latest therapeutic services and techniques. Most 12-step programs are the same: lockdown living for 28 days, following 12 “steps” that are largely based from AA principles. Addiction is seen as the only disease to be treated. What’s missing is the treatment of psychological issues that often accompany addiction—grief, loss, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety among them. In fact, 90% of addicts have suffered some form of trauma in their lifetime. Often, there are underlying mental health issues that drive addiction, which is referred to as dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.

Traditional treatment centers are staffed by addiction counselors who were only required one course in their education on the psychological issues that coincide with addiction. Morningside Recovery is different, with a staff comprised of Master’s and Doctorate level therapists who specialize in treating the underlying mental health issues and traumas that often go hand-in-hand with addiction. It’s the excellence of our therapeutic team and our unique, open treatment model that make us unrivaled in dual-diagnosis treatment. According to Morningside Recovery therapist and clinical director Dr. Gerald Grosso, “Morningside has one of the most comprehensive dual-diagnosis programs I’ve ever seen. We are also problem-focused rather than symptom-focused, which is unlike the majority of treatment models.”

Our Successful Open Treatment Model

Morningside Recovery operates under a non-lockdown treatment model in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, CA, which exposes and teaches clients the everyday life-skills necessary to live sober and healthfully function after treatment. With our constant therapeutic support and supervision, clients can attend classes at a local college, work part-time, bike with housemates to the beach, have their cellphone, and be visited by family whenever they’d like. In other words, you are as close to real life as you can get. Support in this real-world context allows for a smooth transition into self-sufficient, sustainable recovery.

Customized Treatment Just For You

Additionally, we custom tailor treatment for each client through a broad selection of treatments, ranging from traditional therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the 12 Steps, to more advanced therapies like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR, in addition to an extensive array of experiential therapies and activities. We also have as many as twenty therapeutic groups each day, five running concurrently at any time, held at our clinical office throughout the day, which are delegated by topic and assigned according to each client’s individual needs. Having this many options to choose from is a huge part of what makes us excel where other treatment centers fail. Rather than treat just the mental health and addiction issues, we strive to promote healing and recovery for the whole person.


Contact Morningside Recovery now for a Confidential Assessment. Advisors are standing by 24/7 at 866 942-0095.