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CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing effective and compassionate treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcoholism and substance abuse to individuals, families, and the community.

Founded in 1970, CLARE has its origins in the late 1960s when a group of sober alcoholics began bringing food, blankets, and the message of recovery to homeless alcoholics on the beaches of Santa Monica and Venice. Since then, CLARE has evolved into a multi-site organization with 11 highly effective and cost-efficient residential, outpatient, and prevention programs that serve thousands of adults and young people each year. We have program sites in Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles.

CLARE Foundation accepts most insurance plans.



Each year 30,000 individuals turn to CLARE for help. There are 30,000 stories that get them there.


Hear from staff and graduates about what makes CLARE effective, successful, and unique.


Ending Addiction for Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life
Ending Addiction for Good offers a powerful message of hope. Drawing on their own histories of addiction recovery, authors Taite and Scharff examine the unique and highly successful treatment protocol practiced at the Cliffside Malibu Addiction Treatment Center.
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Perspectives on Addiction: An Integrative Treatment Model with Clinical Case Studies
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the complex and controversial field of chemical dependency, designed for students and clinicians who come in contact with those struggling with substance use disorders.
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An Inside Job: From Life in a Maze, to an Amazing Life
After spending 16 years inside some of the country’s most notorious and violent federal prisons, now CLARE counselor DeJuan Verrett turned his life around and began volunteering with drug offenders and at-risk youth.
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Moments of Clarity: Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery
Moments of Clarity collects stories from men and women, young and old, and across all barriers of celebrity, color, and class. Represented in these pages are the singer and the actress, the writer and the anchorman, the man from the movie screen and the woman who lives down the street.
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Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
In this insightful, witty, and disarmingly frank memoir, actress and CLARE board member Meredith Baxter shares her eye-opening and inspiring experiences as an entertainer, wife, mother, and woman who has come into her own.
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