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About Us

Our Mission

To help you find recovery from addiction

Our mission at Star Recovery Center is to provide the highest level of personalized care in substance abuse treatment to each client who enters our facility. We aim to  improve the overall quality of life for those struggling with addiction and substance use difficulties. Through our men’s only inpatient program & our partner program’s co-ed outpatient program, we are able to help others find lasting recovery for good.

Our Philosophy

We Believe That
Each Client Is

Star Recovery Center is an experienced group of professionals in the field of chemical dependency treatment. We accept the responsibility to set the standard of treatment that is respected and emulated within the field of chemical dependency treatment. The staff at STAR Recovery Center will perform their duties at the highest level of professionalism, applying our treatment consistent with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level of Care.

Star Recovery Center understands that men and women have unique needs during the process of detox and stabilization, which is why we offer gender-specific programming for men through our residential treatment program. The Star Recovery’s partner outpatient program in Newport Beach offers a co-ed program for men & women who are seeking continued treatment, which typically leads to success in long-term recovery.

Our Promise To You

Passion, Dedication & Results

At Star Recovery Center, we strive to provide professional, timely, effective, and individualized interventions, to assist our clients. We value each client’s potential, and work hard to help them identify their own self worth, which will assist them in a successful path to recovery. We understand that clients in treatment will need to learn how to live their lives effectively, and we do not expect them to have all the answers. We recognize relapse can be a part of recovery, and understand a critical element of treatment, is educating the client to hold themselves accountable for their actions. This is achieved by focusing on positive, rather than negative, skills, attitudes, and behaviors. 

First, foremost, and always, clients at Star Recovery Center will be treated with dignity, respect, and understanding. We teach and promote client accountability, responsibility, and honesty. We provide client-focused treatment, while respecting our clients’ choices, concerns, individual needs, and expectations, for their own treatment. We respect and treat our clients as individuals, and refrain from any categorical classifications, assumptions, or actions.

Our Staff

A Team That Cares

Colleen Young, MFT

Program Director

Dr. Rafeal Penunuri, MD

Medical Director

Tiffany Monterroso, CADC-CAS

Chemical Dependency Counselor

Courtney Mix

Director Of Operations

Andrew Grer, RADT

Behavioral Technician

Michael Bender, RADT

Behavioral Technician


Stories of 
Thanks to Star Recovery Center my husband and I finally have our son back. After a number of other rehabs, he finally found a program that was designed for his specific needs. After 3 years of sobriety we are still grateful to STAR for their role in our son's path to recovery!
Parent of STAR Alumni

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