To heal and empower any person with substance abuse disorder in a safe, nurturing environment to assist them in becoming a respected, responsible, productive member of the community.
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Addressing the Needs of a Community in Crisis
Addiction Studies - Wellness Practices - Life Skills
Employment Opportunities - Transition Support
Waterfront Administrative Staff
Co-founders John McManus
Medical Director Ruby Bayan, MD
In 2015, John McManus and Ruby Bayan, MD, an adult, child and addiction psychiatrist shared a common vision to provide the best care needed for those suffering from addiction in our community. With more than 50 years of experience between them in this field, they collaborated with other community stakeholders to bring their vision to life.
Waterfront Recovery Services is the first detox program in Humboldt County certified by the State of California Department of Health Care Services to provide Incidental Medical Services.
Congressman Jerad Huffman tours Waterfront with aide John Driscoll, John McManus and Dr. Bayan. (right).
Co-founder John McManus and Medical Director Dr. Ruby Bayan meeting with political leaders and community partners. (below)
. . . really pulled through for me in detox going above and beyond, helping me through a very tough time. I should be getting my daughter back very soon. Thank you so much.
Alcohol Drug Care Services opened Waterfront Recovery Services in the fall of 2017 to provide medically supervised detox and addiction therapy. Our staff of medical professionals and counselors specializing in addiction issues work continuously to develop compassionate and effective programs for residents in an effort to treat the whole person.
Detox Counselors at Waterfront case manage for individual SUD (Substance Use Disorder) recovery and general health care. WRS also provides services for dual diagnosis clients with secondary mental health issues.
Extra curricular exercise programs, yoga, art workshops, and a variety of spiritual practices scheduled on site bring inspiration and vitality to the process of putting lives back together.
Resumes, job interview skills, cooking classes, budgeting are some of the offerings our transitional housing staff make available.
Medical Director Dr. Ruby Bayan on Community Voices
Waterfront Recovery Services provides a medical model for Substance Use Disorder designed by Dr. Bayan and Co-founder John McManus.
My counselor couldn’t have done a better job. He always had time for me and gave me excellent care. I was given the same from detox staff all the way to the good food of the kitchen staff. Thank you!
Thank you Waterfront staff! I love you all and appreciate your care and encouragement. You have given me a good starting board for my recovery journey; I will miss all of you.
Waterfront Celebrates Four Year Anniversary!
Waterfront Recovery Services observed our 4th Anniversary on November 1st with a celebration that especially honored co-founder, John McManus. Guests, staff and officials from local government and health agencies shared stories about all of the hard work and the unique collaborations that served to raise the bar for delivering Substance Use Disorder services in Humboldt County. Details in slide show below.
Our lobby is now dedicated to co-founder John McManus.
John and Dr. Bayan greet attendees.
Mike Wilson delivers Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Resolution
Miles shares his working and personal relationship with John McManus.
Eureka City CSET officers work closely with Waterfront.
Joy shares a message from Martha Shanahan, St. Joseph Health Community Investments Manager.
Board members Caren and Jon listening to speaker.
The head of Humboldt County Health & Human Services talks about working with WRS.
Eureka City Mayor Susan Seaman and Supervisor Mike Wilson smile for the camera.