“After several stabs at getting sober, I knew something had to change. I had never before considered sober living, but I knew I had to place myself in a safe, accountable environment, far from negative distractions, and find a new way to live. Riviera provided everything I could have asked for. I came from the East Coast, seeking a place to rediscover myself and unearth new passions and, with the help of the staff and the community at Riviera Recovery, I slowly carved a new, wonderful, sober life for myself. From the safety of Riviera’s walls, I ventured out, tried new things (surfing!), made new friends and, ultimately, re- entered society a happy, whole person again. I couldn’t be more grateful for Riviera Recovery, its kind and caring staff, and my fellow residents.”

Jenn

“Less than a day after I left rehab, I walked into Riviera Recovery. I was scared, broken, anxious, and ashamed. The very next day, I felt like I could be myself again. During my time at Riviera Recovery, I went through a lot in my life, things that were beyond my control. A friend of mine that I had met several years earlier passed away from from the terrible disease of addiction. If it hadn’t been for the the help of the staff of Riviera Recovery, I don’t know how I would’ve coped with the loss of a dear one. It was because of Paul, Jose and Riviera that I was able to work through any obstacles that I faced. Each day that I spent there, I learned more and more the importance of maintaining sobriety and all the good that comes with it. I have learned that life isn’t always easy, but one thing I have learned as a result of the 3 months that I spent at Riviera is that I can overcome anything no matter how difficult or painful it is. I will be forever grateful to Jose, Paul and the Riviera Recovery for giving me another chance at recovery and another chance at life.”

Nikki N.

“Prior to coming to Riviera Recovery, I had been in nine treatment facilities and never managed to stay sober. In fact, many times I would relapse the day I checked out of treatment. While at Riviera Recovery I changed everything. I learned how to live, how to have fun. I traveled, I met really cool people, my eating habits changed, I quit smoking, started exercising, doing yoga, swimming in the ocean, etc., etc.The greatest thing about being at Riviera Recovery was working with Khalil. He went to court appearances with me and helped me repair the damage I caused with my family, whom I had been estranged from. I will be celebrating two years clean and sober next month and am living with my three beautiful children. None of this could have ever happened without Khalil.”

Sarah

“I spent four months at Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, CA starting January 2009, prior to moving to Riviera Recovery in April 2009, where I eventually lived for twelve months due to the extremely positive experiences I was exposed to. Khalil introduced me to many new and rewarding challenges, including but not limited to, daily yoga sessions, a new and healthy diet regime, enlightening reading materials and of course plenty of local support meetings. I believe that being from the area, Khalil offers a more personal approach to each of us living at Riviera Recovery. He has the ability to connect each person with the best suited plan for them. Khalil and I were able to travel together on some great trips and it was always a good thing to know he was there for me. I know that if it was not for him and his recovery center I would not be as happy and most importantly, sober, as I am today. Even upon moving out a few months ago I feel just as welcome as ever at my second home. I often make weekly visits to the house, whether, for yoga, surfing or a sauna session, Riviera Recovery always makes me feel at home. I highly recommend any persons to be a part of Riviera Recovery. Without them, I would not have overcome the hurdles I faced, and would not be ready to face the hardships ahead.”

Rick

“Riviera was the transitional living solution that I needed. They had a helpful solution for any issue I had experienced while in their care. I am very thankful that I found Riviera on my search for the right sober/transitional living. They staff was very helpful and always made me feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you Riviera!”

Joey F.

“Was a solid sober living. Everyone was very welcoming since I stepped in the door, which was a sigh of relief for me since I’m not the best at transitioning to the next step in my life. The staff that I lived with were all great people, and knew how to handle situations that would arise in a professional manner. RIVIERA helped me plan the next few steps to take in my life and I can’t thank them enough. I had a couple different options, when I was at this point in my life, to go to and I’m so grateful that I chose the one I did. Great community. Great staff. Great place to live!”

Daniel G.

“Our son lived at Rivera Recovery’s Zumirez House after treatment. We are an east coast family and had no idea what to do so we asked his treatment team for recommendations. Jose Hernandez and Riviera Recovery were highly recommended. We now know why. Riviera is not just a safe and beautiful sober living house, it’s a family. Jose and his team are experienced, professional, compassionate, caring, firm and engaged. The residents are equally caring and supportive of each other. Riviera helped our son get on his feet and find a new and better direction. Jose and the Riviera family was there for our son and our family through the peaks and more importantly the valleys. If I had to describe Jose Hernandez and Riviera Recovery in two words they would be ‘Honor & Integrity’.”

Valerie B.

“After several years of trying to help our family member, we began to feel like hope was lost. No rehab, no meetings, no groups, no coaches…nothing was working. The days were sad and filled with despair and fear. Now, FINALLY, since beginning at Riviera we are seeing his soul return. His smile, his zest for life, his compassion, his kindness, his SELF. We truly never thought the day would come.The team, the beliefs, the method, the love and the surroundings are all far more than we ever dreamed…but they have returned life where there was none. As far as I have seen, there is no option other than Riviera Recovery.”

Jenna S.

“I have been staying at the Riviera Sober Living for 2 months, I have stayed at a few sober livings before but none as great as the Riviera. The community is filled with love and caring. The staff is so professional and want and help you in your recovery. You really want to become a better person. when you are ready to leave you feel that you will be safe and successful intergrating into the real world. The Riviera sober living is not just a business for Jose, the owner of the Riviera, he truly cares for his clients. You can find him at the house many times of the day sitting down with clients making sure they are feeling happy and safe. Trust me to say if you or your loved one is looking for a caring, loving and safe environment to live at , Riviera is the place to stay.”

Caren R.

“I came into Riviera broken and lost. This place helped me get back on my feet and made me whole again. Riviera taught me how to love myself again. You get tons of therapy and has a great iop program. I love riviera!! You guys saved my life!! Thank you!!!”

Tara D.

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