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Coming here has been one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. The staff are angels sent from heaven, and therapy here is like no other I have received. IOP includes multiple different approaches that focus on all aspects of life- mind, body, and spirit. I feel so connected, supported, and encouraged by both staff and other group members. This place is truly amazing – C. 9/1/20

CR is really a one stop for all your recovery needs. The staff are super supportive and are there to give you the best guidance for your substance addiction recovery. Mind and body health experiences. There is no judgement or shaming. As a recovering alcoholic myself I have been in this program for 10 months (sober) . Let me tell you . I have learned more about myself and the pathology of my addiction than I could have received anywhere else. There are only 5 stars but I would give 10. I give 5 stars just for the snacks. – M 9/3/20

Are you interested in being able to do something you believe you cannot do? Many of us feel that way about being able to stop drinking alcohol or using drugs. Would you believe that a horse can help you go from thinking you can’t to believing you can?

Equine therapy helps our clients feel less stressed, strengthen their recovery, and find hope for their future. Since horses are innately in-tune with the feelings of people around them, this can be used to establish emotional coping techniques and is one of the main goals that make equine therapy so helpful to our clients.

Meet Jake LeClair, Recovery Coach and Equine Therapy Facilitator

Recovery Coach Jake LeClair offers equine therapy to our clients at Confidential Recovery. Jake’s story of going from cocaine to cowboy demonstrates that recovery is possible.

Today, he is thriving beyond his wildest dreams - yet it hasn't always been this way. For over ten years Jake struggled to find inner peace through substance abuse, which eventually led him to develop a substance use disorder.

Once he had had enough of the hangovers and emptiness, he found recovery required prioritizing his sobriety before anything - including relationships or money. With 33 years of experience around horses himself, Jake now helps our clients find their balance amidst the chaos of their life and this has given Jake a sense of purpose. The alchemy he offers with his trusted horses wouldn't be possible if Jake hadn't been through the 'school of hard knocks' himself.

Personalized Outpatient Treatment at Confidential Recovery

Establishing a suitable plan for addiction treatment needs to be customized to each person. Not
everyone will respond to the same plan of recovery. Keeping programs malleable and options
plentiful is important in establishing a recovery path.

Equine therapy is just one of these options at Confidential Recovery. Since it is integrated into our client’s overall treatment plans, the work you do with the horses enhances the rest of your programming.

More About Equine Therapy

Equine therapy comes with unique benefits that set it apart from other forms of mental health and addiction treatment.

If you feel you are struggling with substance use and want to gain a foothold to no longer struggle and begin to live free of your challenges, the horses will help you find peace from the noise and pressures of life. You will learn to apply the lessons learned from your time with the horses to the rest of your life in order to be more present and peaceful regardless of where you go and what you face.

Equine therapy is a lot more than petting horses. There is a purposeful reason for choosing certain horses to do this work, and equine therapy is skillfully practiced at Confidential Recovery. Equine therapy uses horses as a stand-in for teaching many life skills. While it requires physical action and movement, the rewards include being in tune with one’s own emotions and body language. This therapy can even be used to build trust, helping to restore damaged family connections.

Built on evidence-based recovery coaching models that are integrated into the equine activities, people find themselves feeling more hopeful and clear about their life without needing to use substances any longer.

Through working with the horses, our clients can develop more resilient, competent, and confident lives. While challenging, we have a code of kindness and 'challenge by choice' in this program, letting each person decide what level of involvement they choose to engage in with the horses.

Hear Jake LeClair on Scott H. Silverman's Happy Hour Podcast

Hear Recovery Coach Jake share his story of experience, strength, and hope on Scott's podcast.

For More Information

For more information about equine therapy and anything else about treatment at our center, call 619-452-1200.

"Do what you have always done and you will get what you have always gotten." 

- Scott H. Silverman, President & Founder of Confidential Recovery and well-known San Diego interventionist.

Scott H. Silverman at TEDx San Diego: America's Finest City

In 2011, Confidential Recovery CEO Scott H. Silverman was asked to share his experience, strength, and hope with the audience at TEDx San Diego.

From TEDx:

Scott is both locally and nationally recognized as a leader in the field of workforce development.

He has received numerous awards and honors including recently being named "CNN Hero of the Week" and the City of San Diego honored him by selecting February 19 as "Scott H. Silverman Day" for his contributions to the community.

He is the President and Founder of Second Chance, a human services agency that is committed to breaking the cycle of unemployment, poverty, and homelessness by offering job readiness training, employment placement assistance, mental health counseling, case management, and affordable housing referrals to people who desire to change their lives. Over the past 15 years Second Chance has assisted more than 24,000 economically disadvantaged and homeless persons in San Diego gain employment and leave poverty, gang affiliations, and crime.

Watch Scott's TEDx Speech

San Diego's CNN HeroScott H Silverman has been recognized as one of the CNN Heroes, an award that has been bestowed upon less than 800 individuals globally since the award's inception in 2007.


From CNN's Official Website: Scott Silverman once came close to jumping out of a 44th-floor window. Today, he helps others turn around their lives through his nonprofit Second Chance program in San Diego, California.


Watch the video about Scott from Voices of Hope to see how Scott has turned his challenges with mental health and substance addiction completely around and dedicated his life pulling others out of the grasps of addiction and hopelessness.


Watch the full segment here.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our daily lives. If you are looking for ways to quit drugs and become sober the organization confidential recovery is a great place to visit.

Crisis coach, Scott Silverman, joined Good Morning San Diego to share some advice:

1. First and foremost. Please Ask for Help.
2. Know there is Hope and Help
3. Your family wants you to get Help.
4. Our community offers many resources.
5. Trying to get sober on your own is very, very difficult I will tell you why.

1. Asking for help
2. Accessing Treatment
3. Options to get help
4. Addiction is a Family Disease
5. There is hope and help. I am an example of that

Drug rehab San Diego CEOConfidential Recovery CEO Scott Silverman is no stranger to the news, having been featured on KUSI numerous times through the years.

His latest coverage comes from the La Jolla Village News, in an article entitled: Spotlight on Community: Scott Silverman Reinvents Himself Yet Again

You can read the full article here.

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness.

Crisis expert, Scott Silverman, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss ways of asking for help, seeking support and practicing self care.

Watch the segment here:

Addiction and recovery affects 100% of people.Confidential recovery on podcast

Scott Silverman, Crisis Coach, Care Navigator, CNN Hero and TED Talk Speaker shares his powerful life story with Dr. Beach, including his long period in the throes of addiction and depression, reaching rock-bottom, and almost ending his life. With 35 years of sobriety, Scott describes his life’s mission to help others, their families, and loved ones who are also hurting and desperate. You can't afford to miss the compelling messages and practical advice in this inspirational podcast episode!

Scott Silverman, The "Crisis Coach and CEO of Confidential Recovery returned to KUSA last week to discuss what the experience of being in recovery is like during this unique COVID-19 era and the requirement to 'shelter in place.'

Overcoming Drug Abuse and Where to Get Help

This episode is one that will hit home with the lives of many. It will hit home with the lives of those who are currently using alcohol or other forms of self-medicating chemicals to anesthetize the feelings from some different events that have happened in their lives.

It will perk up the ears of those who are close to a friend or loved one who is using or beginning to use a substance(s) and their lives are taking changing… not for the better. Expert Guest, Scott H. Silverman, the founder and president of “Second Chance,” a non-profit human services agency. He has become quite notable and has been named one of CNN’s “Heroes” for his work with the homeless and ex-offender populations, along with receiving numerous awards recognizing his leadership and dedication to community improvement, including the Henrietta Rubenstein Community Award.

Listen to "Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Scott H. Silverman" on Spreaker.

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