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Medically Managed Detox Program

Waterfront Recovery Services is the first detox program certified by the State of California Department of Health Care Services to provide medically assisted treatment for drug and alcohol withdrawal.
Includes withdrawal treatment for alcohol, opiates, methamphetamine, benzodiazepine and combinations substances. We use the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and dimensions of care to develop an individualized treatment plan. Our evidence based programs include the Matrix System.

Residential Treatment Program

We provide residential treatment for men and women to help understand addiction, learn healthy coping skills and to prepare them for return to the community.

Treating Addiction by Treating the Whole Person

We Accept Private Insurance & MediCal

Family & Group Counseling

Evidence Based Matrix Treatment

Trauma Informed Group

Family Recovery Group

Transitional Case Management

Child Welfare Services (CWS)


We Have an Amazing Staff at Waterfront Recovery Services The work can be extremely challenging but day after day, they show up to support, encourage and help facilitate the change needed to maintain a healthy recovery. Our staff are the soul of the organization and we have deep appreciation for who they are and their dedication to making Waterfront Recovery what it is today.

Michele Shively

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Waterfront Recovery Services medical professionals and staff work as a team to treat those suffering from Substance Use Disorder with respect and compassion.

We address not only the physical challenges but the social and intellectual needs of our residents working to put their lives back together including support as they transition to healthy and productive lives in the community. 

See videos on our YouTube Channel

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SUD Counselor Michele Shively

Michele Shively, motivated by the desire to help people, has found her niche in counseling others with Substance Use Disorder. “When you see the light come on in people’s eyes, when they come back, when you see them have that ah ha moment, when they start loving themselves, that’s really rewarding.”

Shively came to Humboldt to enter a faith-based recovery program. It was some tough love from her sons (who had their own struggles) that started her on the path to wellness. She spent two years in Teen Challenge and realized that she needed to stay in Humboldt because each time she returned home on a pass, she relapsed. And after graduating, she relapsed again but this time it was alcohol that became the problem.

Determined to change her life, Shively enrolled in addiction studies classes and it was through that system that she learned about the grant funding to address the opioid  epidemic in Humboldt. She immediately applied to be part of the program. Hired by Waterfront Recovery Services, she put her energy to working in the front office while she continued her education.

Above: Michele Shively in the Waterfront Recover Services entrance.

Humboldt has many organization working to provide resources and services that make our community stronger.

Links to Community Events & Resources


Waterfront Recovery Services partners with Unshame California,

a campaign working to reduce stigma around substance use disorder in California.

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives
1st Saturdays at the Labor Temple,

840 E St. Eureka 11:30-2


Our lobby is dedicated to co-founder John McManus. Thanks for your help, Piersons Building Center!
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Waterfront Recovery Services 2020 Overview

John McManus, WRS cofounder, talks about the vision for a higher standard of care and early community collaboration.

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