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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.

Staff Spotlight

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Kasee Duncan
Intake Coordinator

In an intimate interview, Kasee Duncan shares her story, marked by a journey from the grips of addiction to a life dedicated to helping others find their path to recovery. As the new Intake Coordinator at Waterfront Recovery Services, Duncan makes it a point to personally connect with new arrivals. “First thing I do, if there's someone here for an intake, I show face, shake their hand and introduce myself and let them know who I am. I want to see the people's faces that are coming in.”

Healthy Holiday Celebrations

Holiday Escape and Plan Ahead
If you know you are going to be at a gathering that may be triggering, let people know when you first arrive that you are not planning on staying for the entire time. If people inquire why, you can simply explain that you are feeling tired but felt it was important for you to see everyone there. Remember, it is OK to leave any gathering at any time if you are feeling triggered. It’s also OK to say no to attend a gathering or event, especially if you do not feel safe or supported by those who may be there.
Don’t Go Alone
Support comes in many ways, but having someone you trust by your side at gatherings can provide a sense of added comfortability during times when we may feel triggered. During the holidays we may be in the company of people who do not fully believe in us, which can lead to a variety of feelings. But to have another person with us who fully supports where we are in the recovery journey can bring balance and strength to those moments.

Volunteering at local food banks or other places is a great way to feel connected if you feel isolated during the holidays. Volunteering at places providing free holiday meals is a way to be around others and feel a sense of self-worth in giving back.

The holiday season can be incredibly stressful and triggering. Taking care of ourselves during this time is often overlooked, but when we allow the time and space to give back to ourselves we can truly enjoy special holiday moments even more.

Humboldt has many organization working to provide resoures 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

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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