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Medically Managed Detox Program

Residential Treatment 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.

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
and MediCal

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Your one time or sustaining monthly donations help us help others. No amount is too small to make a big difference in someone’s life.

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.

Staff Spotlight

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Estelle Mitchell

Estelle Mitchell, Case Management

Estelle Mitchell’s story is a perfect example of courage and the power of self reinvention that defines many of her peers on the Waterfront staff. It’s also a great example of the “It takes a village” idea that makes all of us know we’re part of a bigger community that can thrive when we help each other. In Mitchell’s case, it was an employer who believed in her and gave her a second chance. And, Waterfront Recovery Services that continues to believe in her.

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

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

Lunch provided

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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