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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)

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


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.


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The kitchen at Waterfront Recovery Services is a critical component in bringing our patients and residents back to health. We believe that through delicious, nutritious food, we contribute to physical health and demonstrate caring. Kitchen manager, Jesse Pearson, has embraced that concept and works enthusiastically to serve wholesome, creative food to Waterfront residents.

Pearson's journey from the bustling kitchens of local restaurants to the heart of Waterfront Recovery Services is not just a career shift but a testament to his commitment to making a difference in people's lives. “I was cooking at a local restaurant when an old friend of mine, John McManus (WRS cofounder), called me and asked me if I'd be willing to consider a new gig at a place that he was running called Waterfront Recovery Services.

“John and I go way back to 1992 and my first kitchen job as a dishwasher. He was a cook at Smokey Jim's Barbeque, just an amazing place that basically fostered individuality and being your own person - and having fun. But also working really hard and putting out a lot of food. So that's where I got to know him.”

“And then later on, we became band mates. We were in a band together called Buffy Swayze for a very long time. It lasted on and off for about 10 years. After that we played for various reunion shows, memorials when friends passed away and things like that . . .  he was basically like an older brother to me.”

Above: Kitchen Manager Jesse Pearson  at the BBQ every Friday during the summer.

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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