SOURCE: Sober Living by the Sea

Sober Living by the Sea

February 12, 2009 16:36 ET

Sober Living by the Sea's Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program Achieves Distinguished CARF Accreditation

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - Sober Living by the Sea, a premier treatment provider for alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders, is pleased to announce the achievement of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for their Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. The accreditation is the product of a lengthy assessment process and comprehensive on-site survey by CARF surveyors.

"I am very proud and optimistic for what this achievement will provide for our clients and our facility's future," said Bill Swiney, Executive Director of Sober Living by the Sea. "CARF accreditation enhances our ability to secure reimbursement for our clients and their families and improves our overall standing and performance."

CARF, an independent, non-profit accrediting body, has been verifying treatment centers' standards of quality since 1966 in order to provide an internationally recognizable benchmark of treatment excellence. CARF focuses on outcomes and patient satisfaction, as well as the promotion of quality, accountability and value in providing rehabilitation services.

By gaining CARF accreditation, Sober Living by the Sea has demonstrated that it is an organization that is dedicated to continual improvement and helping clients achieve their chosen goals. Sober Living by the Sea earned the maximum attainable accreditation status of three years.

"The results of the survey and the ensuing three year accreditation status demonstrate that Sober Living by the Sea is in substantial conformance to CARF standards and affords optimal care and treatment to persons served for alcohol and drug treatment services," said Fred Pottle, Director of Quality Management for CRC Health Group, parent company of Sober Living by the Sea. "It further demonstrates that the facility is not only committed to persons served but to families, the community and other stakeholders."

Sober Living by the Sea is one of the largest residential substance abuse treatment programs in the United States. Recently listed by among the Top 10 Luxury Rehab Centers for the fourth consecutive year, Sober Living has provided premier treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction and eating disorders in beautiful Newport Beach, California, for more than 23 years. For more information about Sober Living by the Sea's Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, visit or call (866) 323-5609.

Sober Living by the Sea is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. For over two decades, CRC programs have helped individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives. For more information, visit

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    Michael Hurst
    Sober Living by the Sea
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