THE SOCDETOX EXPERIENCE

 

I’m Salina Shuler, the President and co-founder of South OC Detox and Treatment. It has been my vision to establish a different type of drug and alcohol detox than what exists in most institutions and facilities throughout the country. While we provide a safe and comfortable detox for addictions ranging from alcohol and opiates, to benzodiazepines and amphetamines, we also try to create an environment that would best facilitate growth in our clients during this first phase of treatment. Rather than merely providing the necessities for a comfortable stay, here at SOCD, we attempt to empower our clients to take seriously their recovery and to view this process as one that will require the willingness to explore different coping skills, the honesty to look within oneself, the openness to share one’s pain with others as a means to acceptance, and the perseverance to commit to a process by which many, many others have found peace and serenity. In my many years of working in the clinical field, I have found that empathy and understanding are two of the most important facets of connection by which I have seen positive change in my clients. Using these gifts has allowed me to bring a different level of care to those who come in to South OC Detox & Treatment and has also helped me to bring hope to those who believe they are swimming in a sea of hopelessness.

 

Our Team
 

Salina Shuler, MSW President, CEO, Program Director    

Salina Shuler, MSW

President, CEO, Program Director

 

 

Alicia Covert, LMFT

LMFT Psychotherapist

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

Greg Silver

Intake Coordinator

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Matt Carlson, BA Psychology

BA Psychology, Program Manager

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Camus
 

Tanya Casey, CADAC-1

 

CADAC-1, Addiction Counselor

“Do All Things With Love.” – Og Mandino

 

Miranda Ross

Lead Detox Technician

“For beautiful eyes look for the good in others; for beautiful lips speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

Dr. Naficy, MD, FAAFP

Medical Director

On staff board certified specialists of family medicine
 

Dylan Nicolette, RADT

 

Detox Manager

“We are all the in gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde
 

Derek Velker

Detox Technician

“Every test in our life makes us bitter or better. Every problem comes to make us or break us. The choice is ours whether we become a victim or victorious.”-Unknown author

Client Reviews

Salina is the most genuine and caring person that I know. She is extremely passionate about working with addicts. She puts her all into her work with clients, working through deep rooted issues each individual is struggling with. You can just tell she really cares about each and every person that comes to SOCD. She goes above and beyond to make sure the clients are comfortable and cared for. She creates a safe environment for anyone who needs help. The guidance that Salina offers comes from a place of genuine care for the addict recovering. Without Salina’s help throughout my recovery I don’t know where I would be today and I am extremely grateful for everything she has done, and continues to do for me”.- Socdetox 22-year old  Female Client


Client Reviews

"Matt is a genuine representation of what’s so special about SOCD. He’s someone I feel comfortable talking to about anything going on with myself, which has helped me throughout the times I needed it. Not just a professional with years’ worth of experience in the field, he has the life experience to give great feedback and advice…or just listen when someone needs to be heard. Some of my favorite groups are with Matt because he’s so passionate and versed with the material at hand and he has a broad range of knowledge, leading to in depth conversations where I can gain a better understanding of a variety of different concepts. Anyone would be lucky to have his gifts shared with them”.- Socdetox Client


When I came into detox and met Alicia I immediately felt comfortable talking to her about anything and everything. I am very grateful for her mediating my family session on the phone and making us feel like anything said was needed to be talked about, good and bad. She expressed her thoughts and feedback and reassured us that everything can be worked through. I took a lot away from my family session and it really helped my family dynamic in my eyes. I will forever be grateful for her therapy and I think Alicia does great clinical work at SOCD.”-Socdetox Client


Client Reviews

Greg is part of the foundation at SOCD that makes it feel like family. He does a great job at being supportive while still being professional. His story of success is inspiring. Greg truly cares about each and every client. He is attentive and understanding. I know I can turn to him if I am struggling emotionally or physically through my detox process”-Socdetox client


Derek’s positive energy is inspiring. He taught me to have fun in sobriety. He made sure I was always comfortable in my detox. He makes great gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner”- Socdetox client


Client Reviews

Detox at SOCD is not like any other detox.  Dylan was always on top of the medication, made sure I was okay, and he helped me through my panic attacks.   Dylan is always in a positive mood. It is more than just a job for Dylan, he truly enjoys coming to work and helping all of the client”- Socdetox client


Tanya has so many great qualities as a therapist and as a person. She listens attentively, cares about what I have to say, and gives honest and direct feedback which help’s me look at what I need to work on to be a better version of myself. Talking and opening up with Tanya feels so natural. It allows us to have blunt conversations, which has been hard with therapists in the past. Truly caring and genuine are the words I would use to describe her. Tanya’s groups allow for a lot of insight into myself, and the addiction process and understanding addiction better. With many years of experience in the field and even more even more life experience, she truly has a lot to offer and is a great addition at SOCD”   - SOCD 28-year old Male Client


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