Orange County Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

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Orange County is one of the most interesting and important counties throughout the United States, sharing a border with the world’s entertainment leadership nestled in Los Angeles county just to the north. As you can imagine, being this close to the entertainment and celebrity capital of the world comes with its own set of issues—including addiction. 

While addiction might be no stranger to Orange County, neither is addiction recovery. Here at OC Revive, we’ve helped patients from all walks of life, with all manner of different addictions, find effective solutions to their problems.

We can help you and your loved ones if you’re afflicted by addiction. We are capable and equipped to handle addiction to all types of drugs including alcohol, as well as help patients understand the underlying mental health issues contributing to such problems.

OC Revive in Orange County, California

A team of highly skilled professionals who want to bring change and hope to our community is waiting for you at OC Revive. OC Revive has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Located in Lake Forest, OC, we offer Dual Diagnosis substance abuse and mental health Treatment for teens and adults, including Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, and Partial Hospitalization Programs.

We treat teens and adults who are struggling with:

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Self Harm
  • Personality Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Trauma Disorders

SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Designer Drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Medications
  • Opiates
  • Inhalants
 

We work with most insurance plans. 

  • Aetna
  • Blue California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Anthem
  • Halcyon Behavioral
  • Tricare
  • And several others

 

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OC Revive is located at:

Address: OC Revive 24432 Muirlands Blvd #221
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Contact us at:

24/7 Admissions: (844) 964-2770

Email: derek@ocrevive.com

Can I Find Rehab in Orange County, California?

Lake Forest is one of the best choices for rehab in Orange County. Although none of our programs are full-time, inpatient intensives, we offer numerous different programs, varying in the intensity and dedication demanded from patients.

Lake Forest is a relatively small city situated in a much larger and more populous county: Orange County, or OC. With over 3 million people living in the OC, which itself is all a part of the  Los AngelesLong BeachAnaheim Metropolitan Statistical Area, you’ll realize how much hard work had to be put in for OC Revive to earn the respect and appreciation that it has.

Lake Forest might only have around 85,000 people, but it’s one of 34 incorporated cities in the County. It simply means that here, you’ll have a chance to actually go for a stroll without being rushed and pushed through crowds all the time. The same world-class experiences that you’d expect anywhere in the Metropolitan area are available to you here, without the push-and-shove.

OC Revive Recovery is located at 24432 Muirlands Boulevard, Lake Forest, smack-dab in the middle of the OC (the locals’ affectionate name for Orange County). 

Why Choose Rehab in Orange County, CA?

To the locals it’s obvious why people have traveled from all over the world to come attend a rehab program in Orange County, more specifically in Lake Forest. The name alone conjures up images of beauty and intrigue that are fit for this beautiful Southern California location.

Location

Though perhaps not close enough for a jaunt to and from, Revive is a mere 15-minute drive away from one of the most expansive (and hot—bring a hat!) nature reserves throughout SoCal.

In fact, numerous famous trails and hikes dot the coast of Forest Lake, ensuring that nature buffs and hiking enthusiasts will find it easy to replace their addictive behaviors with wholesome and healthy exercise routines. The Niguel Botanical Preserve, Aliso Peak, the Emerald Canyon Hiking Trail, Oso Creek Trail, the Dripping Cave… these are just a handful of the parks and trails that you’ll find within 15 miles of OC Revive. 

OC Revive is the holder of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. This is an unparalleled statement of quality assurance for any medical facility. And it’s one of the most solid pieces of evidence that proves our treatment facility offers exceptional service thanks to our incredible staff and top-notch facilities and training procedures.

Commitment & Non-Judgment

Orange County, and the County of Orange Health Care Agency, are no strangers to addiction. The Agency is highly involved in helping to throttle the current opioid crisis, working in partnership with the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board to unite people with different areas of experience regarding addiction.

One thing that this means is that Orange County is, by and large, more progressive than some areas in regards to addiction. Our focus is on outpatient intensives and standard outpatient programs, ranging from the most basic outpatient to more dedicated partial hospitalization programs. Whatever the case is, you’re not confined at the facility like you would be during an inpatient program. Which means you’ll be free to engage with the public.

Being in a city that’s progressive and willing to engage with addiction rather than shunning it is important. It helps people in recovery feel at home, feel accepted, and feel understood. This is one of the most important aspects of anybody’s recovery.

Whether it’s the understanding of the public, the dedication of our local health teams to the defeat of the opioid crisis, the numerous programs, hotlines, and opportunities available for people affected by recovery, or the various pro-sobriety programs you’ll enjoy after your treatment… There are plenty of reasons to choose rehab in Orange County.

As far as pro-sobriety programs go, we also strive to offer the most helpful of these: quality aftercare. increase the long-term success rate of our clients by providing them with aftercare and Sober Living assistance following completion of our rehab program. Aftercare programs can vary depending on the individual, but all have one goal: helping our clients remain focused on their recovery even after they’ve departed from the facility.

Does Orange County, California Provide Treatment for Alcoholism?

Absolutely! Orange County’s Alcohol Drug Advisory Board (ADAB) wouldn’t have it any other way, and their continuing work with various aspects of mental health and recovery are helping to ensure that Orange County remains one of the most reliable and sought after counties for recovery treatment.

In addition to providing treatment, ADAB encourages people to make healthy choices with the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services Strategic Plan. Together with Public Health Services’ Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team (ADEPT), and Mental Health and Recovery Services’ AOD Prevention Services, entire governing bodies are dedicated to reducing addiction.

One of the best ways to do that is to arm the people who do come into rehab with the proper knowledge, so that they can go out in the world and be a well-educated, positive influence on younger drinkers. Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, even when compared to illicit street drugs.

It’s significantly more important to attend a proper rehabilitation and detox program than most people think. Alcohol is widely available and legal, so most believe it’s relatively benign. It’s not. People who drink daily and have massive, dynamic social lives may not realize that they’re putting themselves at risk of becoming so physically dependent on alcohol that their nervous system could suffer from, basically, an electrical surge (i.e. a seizure) and kill them. 

With the increasing number of deaths and injuries related to alcohol consumption we believe that it’s more important than ever to provide adequate treatment. An increase of 41% in alcohol-related deaths occurred between 2000 and 2012. ADAB and ADEPT are working to lower these statistics, hoping to see a decline by the time the next census is taken.

Orange County rehab treatment can help you arrange the best program and protocol to free yourself from alcohol addiction. An alcohol detox program will help to ensure that you can process the residual alcohol and the relevant withdrawal symptoms without sending your body into shock. Attempting to detox from alcohol at home can lead to seizures and even death.

Do You Treat Drug Addiction In Orange County California?

OC Revive is equipped and ready to handle all different types of drug addiction. 

What makes our programs special is the quality of treatment that patients receive. We’re staffed with specialized professionals and equipped with the best equipment to make the transition into treatment for addiction as easy as possible.

However, at no point do we skip out on any of the important parts. We recognize that mental health and addiction are closely interrelated, and that addiction almost always accompanies another mental health disorder. Thus, we work to treat the two issues together. When a mental health problem and an addiction afflict someone at the same time it’s called a co-occurring disorder, or comorbidity.

Different Drugs of Addiction Treatable in Orange County

Our comprehensive Orange County treatment programs cover addiction to drugs like:

  • Opioids (heroin, fentanyl, etc).
  • Methamphetamine
  • Crack and cocaine
  • Prescription drugs (benzodiazepines, prescription opioids, ADHD medications) 
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA and ecstasy
  • Barbiturates
  • Psychedelics
  • Many others – just ask

If you’re addicted to a substance not mentioned on this list, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are most likely capable of helping you work through any sort of addiction, we just need to know what it is we’re working with.

Mental Health Issues & Comorbidities Treatable In Orange County

We have a staff with a very wide range of skills and experience. We are ready and capable of handling just about any sort of mental health issue, including but not limited to:

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Bipolar and Related Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Somatic Symptom And Related Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders
  • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Other Mental Disorders
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Self Harm
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Panic Attack
  • Coping

If you suffer from something extremely difficult and/or life-threatening that we feel may jeopardize your life or safety prior to your recovery, we may recommend seeking emergency assistance prior to coming to rehab.

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What Other Sort of Addiction Treatment Options Exist Around Orange County, CA?

At our facility, we primarily offer different degrees of outpatient rehab. There are, however, several tiers to choose from. Different patients will require different things from us. The most common major programs include outpatient (OP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

Outpatient

Outpatient rehab is a good first line of defense for anybody who is struggling with a mild to moderate addiction. If you’ve never had a problem with addiction before, or if you’ve never attended a rehab treatment, outpatient may be a good place to start. 

Outpatient is much more affordable, and allows people more freedoms, but it can be more of a challenge. While outpatient rehab allows you to maintain your current work, school, or life schedule, you have to be confident in your determination and your ability to resist temptation while you’re away from the facility.

If you think that you can handle that, then great! Outpatient rehab will be more than enough for you.

Intensive Outpatient

IOP programs are more demanding than regular outpatient programs, often requiring up to 30 hours per week of commitment to counseling and coaching. Clients usually have to agree to participate in programs for at least a couple of months; they also tend to end up in an IOP coming from the top-down (as in, from an even more intensive program) rather than bottom-up.

No matter how you arrive you’re still able to maintain your regular schedule, though: our professionals can work around that. All of our programs are designed to be easy enough to integrate into a schedule as long as you can be flexible.

The programs at an IOP are less rigorous than those of a PHP and thus more affordable.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

PHP programs are designed to function as a sort of halfway point between inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Most patients that we have in PHP just completed an inpatient program and aren’t feeling comfortable enough to return to society. 

Typically courses run throughout most of the day. Patients are still allowed to return home in the evenings and on weekends, but the more stringent demands and scheduling makes this option more effective for people with serious addictions. It’s about as close to an inpatient program as you can get without an actual inpatient program.

Other Treatment Options

We also offer these treatment options for people who have more specific needs.

Virtual IOP

The COVID pandemic brought awareness of the need for virtual medical and mental health treatment programs (referred to collectively as telehealth, telemedicine, virtual therapy, etc.) These programs bring access to medical health treatment options that they might otherwise be unable to access by allowing people to connect with us via video chat, voice call, or even text messages.

Evening-IOP

Evening-IOP is a great option for people who have regular day-to-day work schedules and don’t want to sacrifice their job for their recovery. 

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment involves the use of prescribed medications; usually long-acting drugs with similar pharmacology as those that you’re addicted to. This allows you to have access to a safe supply that is less easy to abuse. Thus you can attend therapy and group meetings without losing focus due to cravings or discomfort.

Drug Court Programs

Drug court programs can vary in what they actually provide since the circumstances leading each individual into such a program are always unique. Generally, people end up in a drug court program after being accused of a crime but prior to actually being convicted. 

If the problem is determined to have been drug-related, then the offender might be referred to drug court and given a chance to complete a recovery program at a facility like OC Revive. Successful completion of the program could lead to the dismissal of charges.

Drug court programs have numerous requirements that other programs don’t, such as random and regular drug tests, regular appearances in court, rewards for remaining consistent with your goals (or sanctions in case of failure), assistance finding employment, and establishing a healthy social circle, and so on.

Treatment for Professionals

If you work in an environment that would be less accepting of your decision to go to rehab, you may desire to do so in privacy. Fortunately, we are willing to work with professionals or students who are concerned about their ability to disclose the state of their recovery to their superiors openly.

Most workplaces have some sort of guidelines in place that allow people who develop addictions to maintain their position as long as they indicate their commitment to getting sober.

Fortunately, options like virtual therapy and keeping patients in remote areas removed from temptation, but not too far removed from work, to proceed with both treatment and their job.

Outpatient rehab is another great choice because the hours can be tailor to your schedule. However, since professionals—especially those working in the medical industry—can often have access to very powerful drugs, outpatient rehab may not be enough. In this case it may be necessary to see what sort of assurance your employers have in place for people who are afflicted by addiction.

Other Resources

If you’re looking for some other resources in your fight against addiction, fear not. There are plenty of resources for anybody gearing towards recovery that you’ll be able to find in Orange County, CA. These include:

24/7 Emotional Support in Orange County at Warmline (877) 910-WARM

An Average Day at Rehab in Orange County, CA

Still think rehab sounds like a great idea? Great. It helps to have some idea of what you’re about to walk into, though. Here’s a quick run-through of an average day at rehab. All programs follow a similar style of day planning, the main difference being the number of hours required to commit.

Therapy

Therapy is the one thing you can reasonably expect from just about any rehab program. The goal of therapy is ultimately to help you know yourself better. There are many avenues that a therapist or an individual can take to reach this goal, though. There are hundreds of therapeutic modalities out there. We have employed dozens at our facility alone.

Throughout this process, you will discover a lot about yourself. Most importantly, you’ll learn all about the different ways that your addiction is connected to your thoughts, beliefs, actions, and feelings.

By discovering these connections, you will uncover the opportunity to replace your current, unconscious reaction to them: seeking drugs or alcohol. Instead, you will learn healthier coping mechanisms. The mechanisms that you will discover will be unique to you, and our specially trained therapists will be with you 100% of the way helping you find out which ones work best.

Group Meetings & 12-Step Programs

Group meetings are regular occurrences at rehab centers. Most group meetings follow a similar format as the original Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, although this is not always the case. 

To truly adhere to the rules of Alcoholics Anonymous, one must swear aloud their fealty to the 12-steps. The world-famous 12 steps are a series of steps that encourages addicted individuals to recognize their powerlessness over their addiction and submit to something stronger than their addiction or personal willpower in order to empower them to overcome it.

As more and more people become interested in New Age Thought and individualism, in self-discovery and ego inflation, the idea of submitting oneself to an external or higher power runs contrary to many people’s operating systems. As such, not all group meetings follow 12-Step Programs. People who disagree with the 12-Step Philosophy can find solace in groups like S.M.A.R.T. Recovery. 

In either case, the purpose of a group meeting is to help connect individuals with other people who are on a similar path. You can learn a lot from others who have been in your shoes, and you may pick up some helpful anecdotal evidence that you might not otherwise learn.

Adventure (Therapy)

Although technically a form of therapy, our Adventure Therapy program deserves to be discussed separately due to its unique nature. Adventure Therapy involves taking patients out of their comfort zone and into the real world to participate in engaging, active, and otherwise risky activities with the proper supervision, guidance, and information.

Getting to go on adventures helps to get your adrenaline pumping, helps you form new memories, allows you to feel—something which is often impossible for months after recovery when people aren’t presented with the opportunity to do something exciting.

Adventure Therapy also allows you to build self-confidence as well as build trust in your peers and your supervisors.

Holistic Treatments

There are all sorts of holistic treatments and lifestyle changes that will be encouraged during your time here. Ultimately it is the changes that you make in your lifestyle that will prevent you from using drugs or alcohol again. Holistic treatments acknowledge that the mind, body and spirit are all equally important components of this unique being. By addressing them all and attempting to find unity between them, greater stability is achieved.

Some examples of holistic treatments employed during addiction rehab include:

  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Energy work

Can I Pay With Insurance for Rehab in Orange County?

Absolutely! OC Revive Recovery accepts policies from most major insurance companies, including:

  1. MediNcrease
  2. First Health Network
  3. Health Net
  4. Cigna
  5. MHN
  6. Humana
  7. Molina Healthcare
  8. HMC HealthWorks
  9. Claremont EAP
  10. Anthem
  11. Halcyon Behavioral
  12. Aetna
  13. Tricar
  14. Blue California
  15. MagellanHealth
  16. MultiPlan
  17. And more!

Verify your insurance to see what options are available to you. 

Get Help Now in Orange County

If you’re interested in seeking treatment for yourself or for a loved one, don’t hesitate to reach out to the intake staff or Admission Coordinators at OC Revive. We can be called or texted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 844-954-3890

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Angela Castellano

Case Manager

Jamie Nelson

Case Manager

Stephen Carmel

Co-Founder & CFO

I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when i moved to California from New York.Along with my recovery and beginning a new way of life, I began to develop a heart for others struggling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growth. I truly believe I would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.

I first opened an adult treatment center, California Prime Recovery(CPR) as a way to work with those struggling on a daily basis. Over the last 3 years, CPR has evolved into someting much more impactful and beautiful than i could’ve ever imagined. I have come to realize that my own happiness and growth depends on being involved in the lives of others in recovery. Helping people through recovery is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, and it has become the most important aspect of personal life. Giving back to those still suffering is the only way not to lose what you have gained.

Throughout this journey, and by mentoring many adolescents, I realized i wanted to offer more to teens who were struggling just as i was. This is when i decided to start OC Revive. I had built many wonderful relationships throughout my professional journey and found two others who shared the same vision, and passion that i had for the youth. It didn’t take long for myself, Tyler Michaelis, and Derek Walsh to turn our dream into a reality. We are committed to providing the best possible treatment for adolescents and truly believe “their future is our collective responsibility”.

Derek Walsh

Co-Founder & COO

As Co-Founder & COO of OC Revive, Derek has a wealth of personal and professional experience dealing with the issues faced by today’s troubled teen. Throughout High School and College, Derek struggled with peer pressure, learning challenges, and substance abuse. Working with the support of family and friends, Derek set out to conquer those obstacles and find a richer, more fulfilling life.

On 15 October 2012, Derek overcame his own substance abuse problem and dedicated himself to help others work through their own addiction. A year later, Derek began a new journey and started his career in the recovery industry. Throughout his career, Derek has worked his way through numerous roles at top-rated treatment centers. While working at those treatment centers, Derek began to see a pattern that those struggling individuals would’ve benefited immensely from receiving earlier in life.

Derek decided that he wanted to be a part of the solution, and find a way to address those issues at an earlier age. He concluded that there needed to be interventions before adulthood, and he didn’t want to see anyone going through the same cycle that he did. That was when he and Tyler Michaelis decided to start OC Revive, to make sure teens get the help they need to find a purpose that leads them to a life of happiness and success.

Derek attended college at Orange Coast College and Santa Barbara City College.

Brittany Astrom

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

Patrick R. Smith

Program Director

Patrick is amental health and addiction professional that has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, alcohol and drug addiction. He ahs been working in the field of addiction recovery for 19+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His Career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center i Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25 year old Patients. he also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Replase and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator and counselor with a pssion for reocery that has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Anthony Fletcher

Director Of Business Development

Anthony is an Orange County local and has been a great addition to the Oc Revive team. Since 2015, Anthony has been working in the substance abuse field and has also pursued his drug and alcohol counseling license. Since being with Revive Anthony has established a relationship within the School Districts and serves as a voluntary speaker for substance abuse awareness in the community. By sharing his personal testimony, he has excelled in gaining trust and building rapport with others. He always seems to have a smile on his face and brings a positive vibe wherever he goes. With that being said, Anthony is very passionate about the work that he does and goes above and beyond to provide our struggling youth the care that they so desperately need.

Levi Sweet

Director of Operations

Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

Chandra Medina

Lead Therapist

Kelly Pearson

Therapist

Christina Gherman

Therapist

Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families

Tylor Ramsey

Therapist

Patrick Fernandez-Her

AMFT Therapist

Steven Simon

Admissions

Leah Perle

Therapist

Alejandro Alva, M.D.

Medical Director

Kayli Sullivan

Director of HR & Compliance

Carl Kutter

Operations Manager

Mustafa Stanizai

Case Manager

Allyson Lake

Case Manager

Ashley Becher

Admin Assistant

Kortnee Carralejo

Admissions

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Matthew Lawler

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Tyler Michaelis

Founder & CEO

Tyler is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to teens and their families. Once a teenager that struggled with addiction, mental health, and poor choices, Tyler is aware of the growing demand and need for early intervention in adolescents and young adults. Growing up in Orange County, he battled addiction and peer pressure all throughout high school and during his time at Saddleback College. During those troubled years, Tyler’s parents and family were emotionally drained and heavily impacted by his addiction. Unfortunately, they did not know where to turn for help nor did they have the courage to set boundaries with him.After 7 painful years, they finally forced Tyler out of the house and into treatment at the age of 23.

April 5th, 2010 is a date that Tyler and his family hold dear. On that date, Tyler enrolled in a 4-month treatment program which laid the foundation for his recovery. With the help of treatment professionals, supportive friends and family, Tyler was able to build a better version of himself. This started with slowly building his self-esteem, and growing a community of peers to support him throughout recovery.

In 2011,with the desire to help others struggling with addiction, he decided to start working in the addiction field. Tyler obtained his CADAC || Counselor certification and graduated from Cal Sate University of Long Beach with a degree in Health Care Administration. Since then, Tyler has worked all areas of treatment starting as a detox technician and working his way up to Program Director. Today, Tyler feels blessed and grateful for getting a second chanse at life. He has a great relationship with his family, is happily married and has a great group of friends. Once a lost teen, Tyler now has purpose and passion. He’s dedicated his life’s work to helping teens and their families. As the Founder, Tyler Michaelis is confident that OC Revive will renew the lives of struggling teens while bringing back hope to their families