Who Are We?

Chapman House is a group of treatment centers with the culmination of over 38 years of successfully treating addiction, America’s most neglected disease. Chapman House Behavioral Health Centers provide medication-assisted drug & alcohol detoxification as well as a full spectrum of evidence based behavioral and modern therapeutic rehabilitation programs for both adults and teenagers. Our primary goal is to instill a permanent lifestyle away from drug and alcohol dependence using the most modern and proven treatment modalities.

"Chapman House treatment centers have significantly raised the bar for the level of care and recovery rates unmatched by other centers throughout the United States."

Our newly renovated campus provides a comfortable atmosphere to aid in the recovery process. Programs include medication-assisted detox, inpatient residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and a special curriculum for patients with a dual-diagnosis. Our founder Tim Chapman developed the curriculum for all our programs and continues to play an active role in their ongoing evolution. New developments in medication-assisted treatments and cognitive behavioral therapy are made available to each of our patients and our recovery staff are available 24/7 to provide one-on-one counseling throughout your stay.

  • 38+ Years Experience

    Chapman House has provided medication-assisted drug & alcohol detoxification services for over 38 years

  • Located in Beautiful Southern California

    Centered in the heart of Souhern California, our program is able to provide a warm and safe community environment.

  • 24/7 Support

    Our staff are available 24 hours a day, seven says a week to provide consultation.



Chapman House: Chapman House has the highest level of CARF Accreditation which is only awarded to the top 2% of recovery centers in the country.Our flagship adult recovery center, Chapman House, is located in beautiful Orange County, California.



We know that there are many other detox & rehab facilities claiming to provide a full range of programs similar to what we offer. Upon deeper investigation many of these facilities are overfilled and understaffed, many engage in false advertising and illegal activities that could jeopardize your future ability to receive treatment through your health insurance, and nearly all other treatment facilities in the U.S. lack the experience and the staff to truly meet the individual needs of each patient.

"Chapman House has successfully treated over 10,000 individuals since it first opened it’s doors in 1978."

Every person who enters our recovery centers is treated as an individual with a unique set of needs. Our robust clinical staff consists of medical doctors, psychiatrists, registered nurses that are available on call to provide safety and comfort during the detoxification process.

In addition, we are working with a revolutionary new electronic bridge which reduces over 80% of the pain during opiate detox. Each patient is also assigned a recovery team that consists of a group of experienced and certified addiction counselors as well as a board certified psychologist.

The need for addiction recovery services in the United States is higher now than ever before, however if the vast majority of facilities continue to provide just enough support to treat the symptoms of withdrawals and not the underlying emotional and behavioral conditions then we will continue to see the number of relapses and deaths break records each year.

Chapman House is committed to provide you everything you need as an individual to not only achieve freedom from addiction but also a renewed sense of purpose and confidence in returning to your life after treatment.


There are an estimated 40 million Americans age 12 and over that meet the clinical criteria for having an addiction involving alcohol or other drugs. That’s more Americans than those with heart disease, diabetes or cancer. An additional 80 million people in this country are “risky substance users.” The total cost to families, private insurance and public funds exceeds $700 billion annually.

Overdose deaths from opioids (narcotic pills like Oxycontin, Percocet and Methadone as well as heroin) have become the fastest growing drug problem throughout the U.S. Over 80,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2014, greater than the deaths attributed to motor vehicle accidents, homicides and suicides. Addiction brings financial and legal problems (property and violent crimes) and increases domestic violence, child abuse, unplanned pregnancies and motor vehicle accidents.

Yet perhaps the most troubling finding of all, only 1 in 10 people with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs report receiving any treatment at all. Compare this to the fact that about 70 percent of people with hypertension or diabetes do receive treatment. Can you imagine accepting that degree of neglect if that were the case for heart or lung disease, cancer, asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis, stroke and other diseases of the brain?

With the greater availability of quality health insurance coverage for mental health, the obvious question is, why are so few individuals seeking treatment?

However the question better stated might be: why are the only treatment options available for addiction so ineffective? What is missing from the vast predominance of private treatment centers and 12-step-based programs is a comprehensive approach to managing addiction in the person.

We believe that education is empowerment, we believe that treatment involves treating the whole person, physiologically, psychologically, spiritually and physically. That means treating addiction and its symptoms through medication, holistically through modern techniques such as meditation, acupuncture and other healing arts, psychologically by addressing the 6 basic feelings and via group therapy to uncover repressed emotions, as well as physically by teaching our clients of the importance of a proper and balanced diet, of nutrition and healthy eating habits.

We have been successful for so many years in treating each individual completely and have tailored treatment programs around each of our clients particular needs in each of these areas.


Annual Deaths from Overdose in the U.S.


The Executive Team

Timothy Chapman, MA, CATC IV, MSC.D.
Executive Director

Tim has 35+ years experience in the profession of addiction and behavioral treatment. Tim is a national leader and sought after speaker in the profession. He is a professional Interventionist and trained at the original “Johnson Institute” of Minnesota under the renowned Vernon Johnson. Tim remains a “hands on clinician” at Chapman House.

Read -- "A Letter From the Founder"

Esther Chapman, MA, CATC IV

Esther holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of the Cumberlands where she also studied abroad for her degree at the University of Oxford, UK. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling and a Certificate as a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC IV).
Esther is co-owner and co-creator of Chapman Houses’ 168 treatment beds in 5 facilities throughout Southern California. Esther oversees the entire business operation of Chapman House, all the while working as a clinician for our women attending our program whom suffer from mild to severe mental illness. Esther designed, developed and directed many aspects of Chapman House and she intends to do the same in her home country of Belize, just as soon as she sets-up operations there.

George Tucker, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Tucker is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. He has been licensed and has worked with Chapman House for over 35 years. He is a renowned psychologist, known in all circles of his profession throughout California and beyond. Dr. Tucker specializes in Psychological Testing and Treatment Planning. He is the author of the book “Troubled Teenagers, It’s not always the parent’s fault” (available at Amazon.com).

Jackie Catlin
Vice President of Corrections

Jackie is the Chief Administrative Officer for Chapman House. She has been with the organization for over a decade, and has work with us for over 30 years. Jackie brings a wealth of experience and motivation to our team. Jackie attended the California State University. She has held position as “Director, Appeals & Grievance Policy & Reporting” for WellPoint; she was Managing Partner for Expedient Solutions, and she was the Corporate Director for Secure Horizons, USA Operations at PacifiCare, where she was “the” person that developed and implemented the Secure Horizons program for PacifiCare. Jackie’s father was the first member of Secure Horizons. Jackie is an empathic and highly experienced and a respected leader in this industry.

Daniel Chapman, CATC
Certified Interventionist - Clinical Director

Dan is a professional Interventionist and Certified Addictions Specialist with over 20 years experience. He has been part of the team for those two decades. Dan is the Clinical Director and he has contributed to the entire therapeutic program at Chapman House. Dan is also a specialist in Opiate Detox, treatment and related disorders. As an Interventionist, Dan is 98% successful in convincing those who need help, yet refuse to accept it, to enter treatment despite their opposition.
If you’re loved one needs help, yet, refuses to acknowledge it; Dan will change that in one meeting; guaranteed!


Berril Coakley
State Certified Administrator

Berril is a Certified Administrator and the engine behind all Chapman House operations. Berril is originally from Belize (our next destination for Chapman House) and has a work ethic that exemplifies the best in service to others. Berril ahs been with Chapman House for over a decade and is a patient advocate and support person to the entire staff and its smooth operations.

Mary Veneble, RADT
Intake Coordinator - Patient Support

Mary is a dedicated staff member whose gut-level response, and no-nonsense approach to addicts who are well versed in manipulation, blocks, challenges and holds them accountable. Mary possesses a gift that has been missing in addiction treatment for many years; direct “tell them like it is” honesty. Mary holds her degree from the “University of Hard Knocks”. As a recovery addict; she personifies a day-to-day bond with our patients, and they love her for it!

Alisha Delamar, CADC I - Certified Counselor and Case Manager

Alisha is a motivated and energetic professional with a willingness to go to any lengths to help people. She brings empathy, teamwork and positive energy to the team and to our clients. Alisha is a Certified Addictions Counselor and she holds a degree in childhood development. She is a staff member that you will interact with on a daily basis here at Chapman House, and you will certainly benefit from it.