Our founder Glenn Swanson CADC II, MBA, began residential drug treatment in 1991, after a long, destructive battle with cocaine addiction which cost him everything. After overcoming his struggles with addiction, he bought the first of his planned treatment centers (Upland, California) in 1994 with a mission to pass on the assistance and help he received to as many others as possible.
Our philosophy has been the same; since the first of these houses was introduced; simply, help those in need. Every client has their own tailor-made, personalized treatment plan, designed to help our patients spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Guided by addiction specialists, mental health experts, and Christian faith-based therapists with empathy and professionalism, we commit to every client who enters our doors.
With Glenn’s vision and leadership serving as our guide, Merito’s services center on a men’s-only approach to rehab and addiction therapy. Residential treatment, or even outpatient treatment, is only the first part of the ongoing journey toward recovery. We are dedicated to providing the most complete, professional and caring service possible.
The cornerstone of recovery is abstinence, so by using the template provided by the 12-Step programs of AA and NA, we help educate recovering addicts to avoid relapse triggers and temptations. We continue to help our patients after treatment by ongoing aftercare programs and Alumni services.
Why We Do This
Our proudest moments include seeing our patients complete the program and walk out our doors with a fresh look at life. They’re always excited but nervous to go back to the real world and begin their lives again. We offer continuing support for everyone who enters our care, providing outpatient treatment, entry into 12-Step programs, and alumni groups, which can make the difference between a long-term recovery and relapse. We do this because we’ve been there; we were helped and now we pay it forward.