San Juan Capistrano

Get Real Recovery


Get Real Recovery offers individualized addiction and dual diagnosis treatment in a safe and serene environment.  We offer a full continuum of care including detox, residential, and outpatient services.  Our approach is to assess underlying causes and triggers that drive an individual to develop the self-sabotaging behaviors associated with addiction.  Each client’s individualized treatment plan includes: one on one therapy, small support groups, cognitive behavioral therapy (copying skills) holistic healing (mind, body, spirit), 12-Step principles, relapse prevention, stress reduction techniques, and life skills such as personal finance education.  We understand that every client and family is different.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Meet the Staff:

Larry Smith, LAADC

CEO & Co-Founder

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Larry is responsible for the overall operations and clinical treatment for Get Real Recovery Inc. He is an advanced level licensed addiction counselor, lecturer, public speaker and author. As a commercial airline pilot and USAF fighter pilot. he has logged over 21,000 hours of flying time. As a recovering alcoholic and addict, Larry uses his experience, strength and hope along with his advanced education to guide people in recovery.

Lori Cattern, C.A.T.C. II

Executive Director & Co-Founder

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Lori Cattern has over two decades of experience working in the mental health field. Having been on staff as a certified addiction counselor at several treatment facilities, she has expertise in helping clients deal with denial, anger, fear, and self-esteem issues. Lori has an impeccable reputation in the recovery community and has achieved long-term continuous sobriety herself. She is certified in EEG Neurofeedback and has completed a course in Holistic Healing at the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) in San Diego. Lori possesses the knowledge, skill and patience required to work with diverse populations of clients.

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