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Empire Recovery Center in Redding, CA

Empire Recovery Center is a historic non-profit rehab facility in Redding, California, offering comprehensive addiction treatment through peer support, holistic programs, and therapeutic services in a charming 1912 building.

About Empire Recovery Center

Empire Recovery Center, located in Redding, California, is a historic residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. Established in 1971, it specializes in treating addiction through a social model of healing, combining community support with therapeutic services. The center occupies a building from 1912, adding to its unique charm.

Empire Recovery Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recovery from substance use disorders. It operates under a social model and holds a California state alcohol treatment license. The center has garnered significant community support and grants throughout its long history.

  • Comprehensive Care: Offers detoxification, residential treatment, and outpatient services across a continuum of care.
  • Peer Support: Incorporates peer-led support groups, enhancing the community-based healing process.
  • Holistic Programs: Includes unique classes like seeking-safety, living-in-balance, and relapse prevention to support comprehensive recovery.
  • Residential Amenities: Provides engaging amenities like a music room for music therapy and a recreation room for other therapeutic activities.

Specializing in treating drug and alcohol addictions, Empire Recovery Center serves individuals seeking to overcome these challenges, providing extensive support for personal transformation.

  • 11 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • 18 Therapies & Programs


  • Deborah SockwellPresidentBoard member leading Empire Recovery Center's non-profit governance
  • Brian ScarrVice PresidentBoard member assisting in leadership of Empire Recovery Center
  • Dean BirgeTreasurerBoard member managing financial aspects of Empire Recovery Center
  • Anne HappSecretaryBoard member handling administrative duties for Empire Recovery Center
  • Marjeanne StoneExecutive Director EmeritusFormer executive leader with continued honorary role at Empire Recovery Center
  • Michaele BrownLicensed Clinical Social WorkerProvides clinical social work services at Empire Recovery Center
  • Doug McMillanMedical DirectorOversees medical aspects of treatment at Empire Recovery Center

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Rehab centers in California exist to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using psychoactive substances. Centers like Empire Recovery Center are here to help.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction is one of the most common forms of addiction California. Opioids include drugs like heroin, oxycontin and fentanyl. They are prescribed to treat pain, but they are often abused and they are addictive. The addiction is treated by detoxing the body, so it no longer needs the chemicals in the drugs. This is followed up by therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is the first step of rehab. It involves giving a person time to get the toxins out of their body. During detox, the patient gets ill and they will often start using again to get rid of these unpleasant feelings. That’s why it’s so important to have a Redding medical professional at Empire Recovery Center present. A California medical professional will make sure patients don’t start using during detox. They will also provide medication to ease their symptoms and coach them through on a mental level.

Inpatient rehabilitation aims to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. Depending on individual requirements, the duration of the stay at Empire Recovery Center ranges from four weeks to six months. California inpatient recovery guarantees that the patient resides in an environment free of drugs.

An Outpatient Rehab Program is a part-time drug rehab program for treating individuals in Redding, CA with mild addiction or mild-to-moderate drug withdrawal symptoms. It generally requires about 10 to 12 hours every week.

Doctors can administer on-the-spot medication to ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, increased heart rate, and even depression. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be used as a part of outpatient treatment to help maintain sobriety.

Aftercare Support at Empire Recovery Center, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the workforce.

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy refers to one-on-one psychotherapy between a patient and their Empire Recovery Center therapist. Individual therapy seeks to help identify the issues that drive and contribute to a client’s addiction or alcoholism. Another goal of individual counseling is to assist the client to learn how to manage their lives without alcohol or drugs.

Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy is a common tool that is used during inpatient treatment. While living with active addiction in Redding, California, it is impossible for family members not to be affected. In order to have the greatest chances for long term sobriety, healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits.

Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one on one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at Empire Recovery Center also learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

Most individuals suffering from addiction have low self-awareness, so they end up making poor decisions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. Through it, patients become more aligned with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, giving them a better opportunity to respond appropriately to temptations and negative feelings.

This therapy modality at Empire Recovery Center in Redding, CA strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state and learn new stress management techniques so they won’t give in to the temptations easily. Moreover, CBT helps people communicate and express their emotions well, which can be vital in relapse management. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness.

When it comes to maintaining sobriety, people who quit recovery without developing life skills are disadvantaged. While teaching life skills at Empire Recovery Center is difficult, support with aftercare helps patients learn these skills over time. Life skills include getting a career, living in a good environment, self-care, and finance management, all in Redding, CA.

Nutrition Therapy, or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), focuses on improving a patient’s mental and physical health through diet. A diet that is low in certain nutrients can lead to emotions that can trigger addiction or relapse. Empire Recovery Center‘s Nutritional therapy promotes healthy eating to heal the body and prevent addictive behavior.

Many addictions co-exist with some type of nicotine or tobacco use. During treatment at Empire Recovery Center in California, some may prefer to quit smoking and use of other nicotine products. Nicotine replacement is a way to move towards stopping smoking or using any form of nicotine. This can be nicotine gum or nicotine patches. The process of setting a goal quit date, using nicotine replacement and gradually decreasing nicotine intake is proven to help in reaching the goal of a nicotine free life.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at Empire Recovery Center

Experiential therapy is a non-traditional treatment that uses physical activities to help work through troubling emotions. Role-playing, use of props, and re-enactments are just a few common techniques in experiential therapy at Empire Recovery Center. Its goal is to help people work with troubling emotions, memories, and trauma that are the source of their psychological issues

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Empire Recovery Center Location and Directions
    1237 California St
    Redding, CA 96001

    Phone Number
    (530) 243-7470

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    Empire Recovery Center Location and Directions

    1237 California St
    Redding, CA 96001
    (530) 243-7470


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Teenagers

    Modality Family, Group, Individuals

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  • Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Redding, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Redding boasts a natural paradise with hiking trails, lakes, and volcanic parks for outdoor recreation. But the serene city grapples with alarming substance abuse rates – in 2021, Shasta County saw 40 fentanyl overdose deaths, nearly six times the 2020 number, while alcohol-related deaths increased from 42 in 2012 to 77 in 2021.

    Treatment in Nearby Cities

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    Therapeutic Solutions - Esplanade
    3255 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973
    Skyway House
    3105 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973

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