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Who We Are

About Us

California Recovery Center is a licensed alcohol and drug treatment provider in Northern California. We base our philosophy on the belief that all our residents are unique individuals who hold the ability to lead successful, fulfilling lives.

A Program That really cares...

We believe that when it comes to addiction recovery, we had to change the way we approach treatment.

Our Mission

California Recovery Center seeks to create a healing environment where clients feel motivated, supported, and at-home with our boutique style of treatment. Our treatment professionals embody compassion and empathy and practice unconditional, positive regard with the intention of making our clients feel accepted where they are at.

Our goal is to help clients discover their underlying causes of addiction and to give them the tools and resources that are essential to living a life in recovery. We invite clients to accept their lives and circumstances as they are, and encourage and empower them to change what they can. We achieve this goal by utilizing an eclectic treatment approach and having therapists who are competent and up to date with cutting-edge treatment approaches.

Recovery from years of substance abuse requires time.

Success is often built on creating new support systems, learning to navigate substance-free in the world and gain a true sense of the possibilities the future holds. An approach that can support the individual and family throughout each stage of the treatment and recovery process is the foundation of our treatment program.

We offer educational groups, process groups, SUD assessments, biopsychosocial-spiritual assessments, treatment planning, relapse prevention planning, discharge planning, and case management.

Combined with our 2:1 client to staff ratio, this allows for individualized management of withdrawal symptoms and fosters an ideal environment to begin formulating a self-directed plan for continued personal recovery.

We take the process of referral seriously and understand the importance of a continuum of care for one’s recovery. So, we have aligned with like-minded professionals in the community and have an excellent referral base.

Our program does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

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The California Recovery Center Difference

Discover How We Can Help

01 Reach Out to Us

Whether you call us, fill out a form, or speak to our live digital admissions assistant, California Recovery Center is here to help day & night.

02 Verify Insurance

Our admissions team will verify your coverage in order to provide the lowest out-of-pocket costs when seeking treatment for addiction at CRC.

03 Get Real Treatment

Once your insurance is verified, your journey to lasting recovery begins. Our admissions team will help answer any questions you have 24/7.

Say Hello...

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but through our shared values, true passion, and burning desire to leave a positive impact on our communities long after we have spent our time on this planet. We are here to create a legacy. A legacy that inspires both the young and the seasoned to do good for our communities and our planet alike. If you share these values, we encourage you to apply to join our team in making our communities safer, happier, and more productive places to call home.


Will Mentesh

Founder + CEO
Will Mentesh - California Recovery Center


Medical Director
Dr Ian Johnson - California Recovery Center


Executive Director CADC-II, ICADC
Dena Santos - California Recovery Center

Leslie Lem

Clinical Director LMFT
Leslie Lem - California Recovery Center


Program Manager
Pao Moua - California Recovery Center


Operations Manager
Mona Eldridge - California Recovery Center

Staff Members

Sanford Robinson

Compliance and QA Officer
Sanford Best Robinson - California Recovery Center

Jamie Jones

Program Therapist APCC
Jamie Jones - California Recovery Center


Program Nurse LVN
Elizabeth Johnson - California Recovery Center


Lead Recovery Specialist RADT-I
Tania McKinnie - California Recovery Center

Lance Carson

First Responder / Alumni Advocate RADT-I
Lance Carson - California Recovery Center


Recovery Specialist RADT-I
Sebastian Owens - California Recovery Center


Recovery Specialist RADT-I
Emily Gamoke - California Recovery Center


Recovery Specialist RADT-I
Tia Goodin - California Recovery Center

Sally Dykes

Recovery Specialist RADT-I
Sally Dykes - California Recovery Center


Admissions Coordinator
Olivia Hernandez - California Recovery Center

Kevin Mefford

Wellness Coach CMT, NASM, CPT, CES
Kevin Mefford - California Recovery Center

Edward Dreher

Executive Chef
Edward Dreher - California Recovery Center

Let’s talk !

California Recovery Center is a trusted drug & alcohol treatment center in Northern California that offers hope & sustainability when seeking recovery.

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