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Situated in northern Orange County, Brea, California offers residents and visitors that famous Southern California weather, as well as proximity to Pacific Coast beaches and Downtown Los Angeles. With all the amenities you expect from a big city, but boasting a population only around 40,000, Brea is an ideal place for substance abuse treatment, keeping you close to the city, but taking you out of the bustling activity that can be overwhelming as you are trying to recover.

Getting To And From Brea

Several airports serve Brea, CA. The closest of these airports, John Wayne Airport (SNA), is located in Santa Ana, roughly 20 miles from Brea's center. The city has daily nonstop flights from numerous major cities, including New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, Atlanta and Seattle, making it easy to get to your rehab program and for family or friends to come to visit.

LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT), Long Beach Airport (LGB), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) also provide close access to Brea. Each are roughly 30 miles away.

Average Weather

As in the rest of Southern California, summers in Brea can be hot, with daytime highs averaging just below 90 degrees in July, August and September. Fall through spring are much milder, with highs averaging between 70 and 80 degrees.

Rainfall during the summer months is practically non-existent with an average rainfall of less than, or around, .25 inches per month between May and September. The wettest month is February, which sees just over three inches of rainfall on average, making the area one of the driest and sunniest in the U.S., and an ideal place to soak up depression-fighting Vitamin D during your treatment.

Rehab Centers

Brea's DAS Drug Diversion Program offers substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment on an outpatient basis. Separate groups and services are provided for adult substance abuse clients, adolescent clients, clients with simultaneous substance abuse and mental health diagnoses (dual diagnosis), as well as criminal justice clients.

The DAS program accepts state, military and private insurances, "access to recovery" vouchers, and has a sliding-fee scale to help you get the treatment you need without worrying about your budget.


Your best lodging option in Brea depends upon how long you will be in treatment. Meeting with a counselor and determining the best course of recovery will help you decide if you need a place right by the treatment facility, or can live a little further away and make the commute.

There are several hotels in the Brea area. Some close to the DAS Drug Diversion Program include Embassy Suites, Days Inn and Holiday Inn.

Brea also sports a large number of rentals, from studio apartments to stand-alone houses. Low-income options are available for those with limited finances, ensuring you won't have to worry about rent costs in Orange County's expensive housing market during your recovery.


Those looking to work throughout their treatment programs have plenty of available options in and around Brea. Top employers in Brea include Bank of America and the Mercury Insurance Group, but patients with an outdoor, service-oriented mentality may find the theme park and service industry options in nearby Anaheim, home to Disneyland, a more satisfying place to put in resumes.

For patients planning to stay in Brea upon successful completion of their treatment programs, many job opportunities from entry-level to top-level positions can be found in the service, financial and entertainment industries, providing ample work opportunities for starting a new phase in life.

Palm trees, nearby city life, and great weather are some of Brea's most welcoming offerings. Choosing Brea for rehab puts you near enough the action that you'll have plenty to see, do and experience, while getting you far enough from the streets of L.A. to give you room to breathe some of that incoming salty sea air.

  • DAS Drug Diversion Program
    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Court ordered addiction treatment
    • Outpatient counseling treatment

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