Don’t take our word for it–our transformed clients can speak for themselves. At SCAC, we pride ourselves on giving addicts their lives back, and that includes their own voices. When addiction takes hold of a life, it is not truly a life at all; the addict has been denied the freedom of joy, love, fulfillment, and often, even basic comforts.

No human being can be who they were meant to be under those circumstances, and we are of a mind to change all that. The road to recovery begins with the return of the real person beneath the addiction. Once they are transformed into their new selves, one of the most wonderful gifts clients receive is the ability to see and speak honestly about who they are and who they used to be.

Check out our client testimonials below, direct quotations by former addicts who used our services to bring their lives back under their own control.

Michele, 44 - Benzodiazepines

I am married with two children. I was prescribed Xanax to help my anxiety. I was told to take it on a daily basis but I never knew I could become addicted to it six weeks later. It started to change me and it was an absolute nightmare. I’ve now been off Xanax for six months but I gave two years of my life to this medication. I finally have peace. It was through the staff and through my group therapy that I learned to manage my anxiety instead of medicating it. It amazes me more each day to have a clear mind and I feel at peace because of it.

Jorge, 23 - Marijuana

I started smoking marijuana at the age of 13. I thought this was normal and it had become my normal, until I found myself living on the streets at the age of 16. I grew up in a normal household but my only problem is that I never fit in. It played a big role into why I started smoking marijuana in the first place. I thought I was the only person in the whole world and stopping was no longer an option. I had forgotten what it felt like to have a clear head until I reached an all-time low. My family stepped in and got me the help I needed. I have noticed a vast improvement in my life, and it can only get better. The best advice I can give you is take a commitment to sober living. Your life is still worth living.

Veronica, 19 - Methamphetamine

I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My father was an alcoholic and growing up in a house like that was not fun. I started using meth at the age of 16 and prior to that I was molested. Drugs seemed like the only answer because I was severely depressed. I started using Meth every day and it was my escape. I loved it and did it daily, which evolved to using other drugs. I finally surrendered and that was my moment. I finally stopped fighting and knew I could not do it on my own. I stopped resisting and finally good things happened in my life. I started to trust people and not hate myself. On every level my life got better. I take it one day at a time.


It was scary to pick up that phone and call for help. But in reality, it was a lot scarier to continue what I was doing. If I could do this, I know you can too. Once you accept that you have a problem, that’s your first step to living your life. I am no longer running away from my problems. I am now a survivor cocaine addiction. It’s empowering to know what I have accomplished but I credit that to my team because I know I could not have done it on my own.


I was fed up and drugs made me feel tough. I would steal and I would lie. I was hooked and it got me so bad. I never thought I was going to be able to get out of it. No one understood. I finally went to my family and asked for help. Going through detox with the support of my counselor changed my life. I have now been clean for over five months and I am not ashamed anymore. I want to help others and sharing my story could change someone’s life. I remember there was no judgment in rehabilitation and that was important for my recovery. I felt very safe and learned so much from others.


I never wanted to admit that I was an alcoholic. I thought I could break the habit on my own but each time my will power took over and I turned to the bottle. Once I got the help I needed, I realized I am not alone in my journey and being around people that had the same struggle really helped me get the support I needed. I have the tools and support I now need and going through rehabilitation was the best decision I have ever made. I have my life back and it’s never too late to reclaim yours. I am proud to say I have been sober for almost one year.
  • Kevin M.
    I have personally been impacted by addiction my entire adult life. I personally benefited from Southern California Addiction Centers treatment. I graduated from their program in September 2016 and have maintained my sobriety since then. I know that those who seek help have every right to admit into facility’s such as Southern California Addiction Center and are so brave to do so. We all know someone who has been affected with this deadly disease. I have seen the fruits of the labor that those in recovery have from following the program with the tools and resources treatment gives them.
    Kevin M.
  • Vince Galewick, Google
    I have nothing but a positive experience with Southern California Addiction Center (SCAC). I am the parent with a child that has struggled the misery of addiction for many years. We have tried numerous treatment centers and spared no effort or expense in trying to save my son's life. The professionals at SCAC listened to our situation and stepped up to help us with a very difficult and challenging case. The facilities in Temecula are absolutely first class all the way. The food is excellent and professionally prepared. The individual attention and therapy my son received there has given us a new lease on life and we are grateful each and every day for the help SCAC provided to us.If you or a loved one need help, I would recommend SCAC as your first option.
    Vince Galewick, Google
  • Dusty Monk, Google
    They saved my life. I have never known of a treatment center to show the compassion they do. I recommend 5 stars if you or a loved one needs help
    Dusty Monk, Google
  • Michael Wheelock, Facebook
    Southern California Addiction Center is, hands down, the finest rehab I have ever been too. The staff truly cares about about the clients, and they are extremely competent. The groups here are helpful and informative, the techs are cool - most of them are in recovery too - and the medical staff doesn't force anything on you that you don't want or feel comfortable with. I have also found that the other clients here are generally serious about their recoveries, so the atmosphere is very conducive to healing, sobriety, and staying clean. I will admit though that this place isn't perfect - there have been a lot of changes recently, and it is going through a lot of transition, but in general the changes are being handled well and are positive. This place is basically the definition of a five star facility, so if you need help, come here if you can.
    Michael Wheelock, Facebook
  • Holly Robinson, Facebook
    ’m so thankful for Southern California addiction center. Before entering their program to get help for my addiction to alcohol, I was completely and utterly hopeless. Alcohol was my only friend, yet each sip was taking me further and further down into a deep black abyss. Scac helped me to regain my sense of self again, by eliminating my dependence on the substance, through group and private therapy sessions as well as physical fitness and recreational activities. The property itself is so beautiful and serene, that I often spent my mornings walking the grounds and taking in the heavenly scenery. If you are tired of trying to get your life back, with absolutely no results on your own, I highly recommend you take a chance and call SCAC....your future will thank you. I’ve been sober nine months now, and I’m so glad I made the decision to turn my life around. I’m so much happier today than I ever thought possible. Thank You Southern California Addiction Center!
    Holly Robinson, Facebook

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