We are proud to have a knowledgeable,
dedicated staff to shepherd you through
detox and residential addiction recovery treatment
To ensure a higher level of care, our ratio of staff to Residents is higher than what most other detox treatment facilities offer. We have a minimum of 2 care coordinators per shift - even during the night shift. And our Clinical Director is on call 24/7.
David Asher, MD
-Medical License #A67110
-Medical Board of Addiction Medicine
“Everyone deserves and needs a 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th chance - especially when it’s someone struggling with addiction.”
Dr. Asher graduated from Servite High School in 1986. From there he went on to complete his undergrad at Cal State San Bernardino. After graduating in 1993, he attended Medical School at Dartmouth University. Graduating Dartmouth in 1997, he then completed his Residency at White Memorial, located in East Los Angeles.
After his Residency, Dr. Asher immediately demonstrated his enthusiasm for medicine and changing lives. He started his own family practice and urgent care facility in 2000, specializing in sports medicine and hormone replacement.
In 2006, he started noticing many patients were coming in struggling with addiction. He immediately saw the devastation and destruction this insidious disease was causing. He realized that he was connecting with these patients and noticed the lack of ethical addiction treatment and care from society. He wanted to help these patients and the community. From 2006 - 2008, his patient volume increased to include more than 70% addiction. He started to work with local treatment facilities of all levels of care(detox, residential, and outpatient).
He worked very hard to help these patients throughout the years and in 2015, Dr. David Asher became a Board-Certified Addiction Specialist.
He does everything in his power to help each individual have a chance at a clean and sober life. He understands that the work comes from the individual. He also knows that everyone at some point needs someone to believe in them. He is that person.
Lisa Osendorf, CADC, MATC
On a very fundamental level, I believe my personal struggle with addiction and recovery is what drives me today. I will never forget where I came from or where I’ve been, how incredibly hard I’ve worked to be the person I am today. For that reason, I respect each person’s own struggle with addiction and the path that we all must navigate to become the person we know we can be in life.
I have over 7 years of recovery and find myself grateful and blessed every day that I’ve been lead to New Perspective Recovery.
I am humbled by my work. I am, at every single moment of my life, aware that I would not be where I am without the immense support and help of those who stepped in when I could not help myself. It is my true goal to pay that forward.
Adrian DeBrey, RADT
I am the Facility Manager of New Perspective Recovery. I’m a certified life coach and group facilitator. I’ve been immersed in the recovery community since 2015, and find purpose and passion in helping those struggling with addiction. I strive to bring compassion, understanding, and awareness while providing hope and safety to the community. In addition, I am an affirming advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals exploring their authentic selves.
Equally important to my professional life, I have a zeal for art, music, philosophy, and writing. I delight in expanding upon my spirituality and reading books which allow me to broaden my perspective, that is, when my lovable wife, imaginative daughter, and Chiweenie “Atticus” are not pulling me away to collect
rocks and build forts in the backyard.
Barbara Phillips, CSC, CCAPP, RASII
Barbara's instrumental skills as Case Manager capture the essence and vitality of recovery. Barbara's accomplishments in the field of substance abuse have defined her recipe for success. Her own personal 28 years of recovery and education in substance abuse treatment are a direct reflection of her dedication and commitment to this profession.
Barbara began working in the addiction treatment arena while studying at Hancock College in 1990. With an Associate Degree in Human Services and a Certification in Drug and Alcohol studies, Barbara first interned with The First Steps program as a perinatal healthcare worker. Working with women and their children Barbara decided that she should add some education in program Early Child Development.
Barbara became part of a team of professionals that developed and implemented Project Premie, a program designed to treat women and their children who were affected by substance abuse.
After moving to Tennessee in 1997, she continued to work with men and women who had chemical addictions and co-occuring disorders. Barbara returned to California early in 2014 and began working at Reflections Recovery Center. There she deepened her dedication to clients/residents in recovery, and believes in living the philosophy she teaches. Barbara has continued to educate in area of study that will support her position. She is certified in co-occuring disorders, relapse prevention, anger management and clinical supervision. Currently, Barbara has completed all aspects of her studies and testing in medication assisted treatment, and is waiting to be awarded that certification.
Barbara will celebrate 29 years of continuous sobriety this year and believes that her own experiences have been her greatest asset when working with others. She often says: "There is no greater educator than personal experience."
Director of Business Development
I enjoy being present for every moment…every, single moment of my life since I found sobriety. I’ve found that meditation and music fill my soul and that tapping into what fills your soul is key to success in recovery. My education in substance abuse, mental health and intervention training for men and women in recovery is a strong foundation, but my personal experiences are what make me so relatable and approachable. I find that being vulnerable and sharing my experience allows me to truly and authentically connect to others.
I’ve been working in the behavioral health field for over 7 years and I am very passionate about helping others struggling to find their purpose. I embrace the approach of “Let’s do this together” and looking at how we can make our lives better, to look forward to what you can achieve and not back at what you may regret.
Sue Mannos, MS, LMFT #110222
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 years of experience working with substance abuse, trauma, dual diagnosis, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders. I have worked with clients in a variety of treatment settings, including detox, residential, intensive outpatient clinics, non-profit organizations, and private practice. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Long Beach in 1994 and have been working primarily with clients in the acute trauma and substance abuse population. I bring a strength and evidenced based approach while using a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-based therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, mindfulness and relational therapy.
I believe we are all capable of growing and moving toward positive solutions while facing challenges. I work to create a compassionate and empathetic healing space that leads to deeper insight, positive change, and a healthier sense of self while helping clients learn to stand on the foundation of recovery.
Case Manager Intern
Danielle Drumm, RADT
Helping others who struggle from addiction warms my heart and it is so rewarding to watch them grow and succeed. I am a case manager here at New Perspective Recovery and I just completed my schooling for my CADC and my internship hours. I began this journey with
New Perspective as a client care coordinator and I’ve been working in the recovery field for 3 yrs. I love showing people no matter what you have been through, recovery and healthy relationships are possible for even the toughest cases. Homelessness and chronic relapse is a part of my story so know you are not alone. My goal is to help you believe and succeed, realizing you don’t have to live this way anymore. Remember, recovery is possible!
Ashleigh Lyons, RADT
For several years now I’ve had the opportunity to work with those at the beginning of their recovery. This is a period of time people are at their sickest, most desperate and most vulnerable point in their lives. I experienced such feelings several years ago and I will never forget those who helped me while I was at that point.
Today I have the opportunity to be one of the first interactions an individual has with recovery and there’s nothing more raw and beautiful than that.
Monique Edwards, LVN
My name is Monique. I have been a nurse for 7 years and have had the pleasure of working in recovery for 3 years. Although not in recovery myself, I chose to work in recovery because I’ve dealt with addiction in my family. I know the struggle and the heartbreak, I wanted to do something in my career that combines both my experience as a nurse and help patients through what is often a very difficult time for them. I take pride in caring for each and every one of my clients.
Nicholas (Niko) Castillo
One of the most rewarding experiences for me is working in addiction treatment. Witnessing the growth in others, knowing I played a small part in that is huge for me. Being able to assist each client with a tool that can give them a better chance towards a new life is the most fulfilling feeling. I've able to realize my passion while working with others who struggle with addiction. I have recognized that I have the ability to connect with almost all the clients who come through our drug rehab facility. It's an amazing feeling to hear from each client that completes our program and seeing where they’re at on this new journey.
I’ve been a Medical Assistant for ten years. I worked in mental health for 6 years. I really never felt at home until I started to work in treatment. There is something so rewarding about watching the darkness of despair fade away and the spark of hope start to illuminate in someone’s Life. If I have the privilege of being a part of that transformation in some small way it makes it all worth it. I don't think I was made to do any else!!
Michele McMillan, RADT
My passion today is to be of maximum service to those suffering from the disease of addiction. I am grateful to have worked in recovery for four years. I come to New Perspective with a true "New York "can do attitude"!
I believe working together we can achieve the greatest gift ever "Sobriety ". I look forward to guiding and encouraging those walking this journey.
Arianna Ruiz, RADT
I’ve been a member of alcoholics anonymous for 14 yrs, I got sober when I was 27 yrs old. I love my life and can’t imagine what it would be like if I hadn’t made that choice to change it. I kind of fell into working in recovery. I applied for a driving position and when I went to the interview, the position had already been filled. I was offered a position as a house manager. Originally, I declined but the interviewer was persistent and convinced me to give it a try. I fell in love with it. I was finally able to truly give back and help people struggling with addiction.
Erin Mendez, RADT
My truth is, when I thought I had nowhere to go, and there was no one left to help me, I made a phone call that changed my life. I have a story of hope and it began as a client at Coastal Addiction Center. Now I get to give back in a way that not many are lucky enough to. I have been able to grow, love, trust, and become the person that I was meant to be. I have been able to gain stability and build a foundation and I was loved until I could love myself.
I have a background in nursing and my dream is to get my LVN license and continue helping those who struggle with addiction.
Sydney Clayton, RADT
I was born and raised in CA, and got clean off of heroin in 2016 in the same city where my addiction ran rampant. I am incredibly grateful for the peers in recovery who supported me at my lowest point in my life, and I’m equally humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to be a source of encouragement and support to those who struggle with addiction. I’m currently studying emergency medicine and fire science with the goal of becoming a firefighter/paramedic. I live in Westminster with my partner, Libbey, and our two dogs.
Libbey Pawlak, RADT
I’ve been in recovery since April 8th, 2016. Growing up, I was conditioned to think that I wouldn’t amount to anything, and when I came into the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, I couldn’t even look myself in the eyes, let alone another person. With the help of countless others, I can now proudly say I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, and the terrors of homelessness. I work in treatment today because it would be selfish of me not to share my experience, strength, and hope which was so freely given to me. I want others to be given the voice that they deserve, and the understanding that not one person is terminally unique. You matter to us, and it is okay to not feel broken any longer.
OUR SENIOR STAFF ALL SHARE COMMON VALUES AND EXPERIENCE:
Decades of work experience in recovery treatment.
Certified/registered RRW/RADTI OR
Moral, ethical beliefs and behavior.
The 12th step is a way of life, not a theory.
Dedication to changing lives for the better.
Team players who look forward to working with our Residents, as well as fellow staff members each day
Decades of sobriety