Interview With Brenda Way, Clinical Director Of The Way Out Recovery

The Way Out Recovery SCV is an intensive outpatient drug rehabilitation. Our program provides Santa Clarita residents and beyond with drug and alcohol addictions the ability to seek help while still attending to work, home and other daily life responsibilities.

We provide confidential group counseling 3 times weekly, addressing the disease model of addiction, consequences of use, cross-addiction, relapse prevention, introduction to 12-step approaches, building support, identifying negative and positive peer influence, stress management and utilizing healthy coping skills. We do so through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, rhythmic social and emotional skill building, physical activity, 12-step panels and peer encouragement.

At The Way Out Recovery SCV drug rehab, we provide confidential family group counseling weekly, addressing family systems theory, healthy communication skills, conflict resolution, genetic components of addiction and supportive interactions.

Many patients we see are between the ages of 14-17 years old. They generally come in with their parents who are frustrated, confused and angry. They have generally tried multiple different ways to stop the behavior

Some parents have tried a “tough love” approach to the drug and alcohol abuse. They take everything away, they talk down to the child, this aggressive approach can sometimes exacerbate the use. Especially if the drug and alcohol use is an attempt to manage stress.

We believe in a kind, loving, compassionate, empathetic but intensive line of treatment.

The use of alcohol or marijuana before the age of 14 makes it four times as likely to develop lifelong substance abuse problems, so we believe that the earlier you can intervene the better chance you have for that person to not develop lifelong problems with drugs and alcohol.

Brenda Way is our clinical director at Way Out Recovery SCV and is also a licensed marriage and family therapist as well as a certified addiction treatment counselor.

“Whenever we are talking about an addiction and a need for a drug or alcohol rehab,” says Brenda, there is a problem with the boundaries in the family.”

We generally start with helping parents solidify their role in the child's life, whether that be over or under involved.  We need to draw lines where the parent stops and the child starts.

We at The Way Out Recovery SCV are an intensive outpatient rehabilitation program that helps people recover from their addictions while still maintaining their daily responsibilities in life. We know one of the hardest steps is reaching out and asking for help, and we are here when you decide


In Santa Clarita, drug issues are a major concern for many. The mission of the Santa Clarita rehab The Way Out Recovery SCV Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment is to provide high quality, effective alcohol and drug outpatient treatment. The drug rehab’s goal is to assist adolescents, adults and their loved ones in becoming happily and usefully whole, free from drug addiction. Those seeking Santa Clarita drug treatment or a teen drug rehab can rest assured that The Way Out Recovery’s philosophy is to teach lifelong coping skills and strategies to assist in improving quality of life and living happily and meaningfully without the need of destructive behaviors.

The Way Out Recovery SCV

28118 Bouquet Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91350

(661) 296-4444