At Altus Treatment Services, we practice what we preach—literally. We only exist because one of our founders took the journey from addiction into recovery and realized he could share his wisdom to help others do the same.

Altus was founded by Clay Niles and Joe Scolari in 2015. Clay’s own recovery journey began in 1993. It was during a lecture at a treatment facility that he decided to spend his life helping others break free of their addictions. After returning to college and receiving his certification in drug and alcohol counseling, Clay began a career as an addiction counselor.

While working as Director of Operations Western Region at a local treatment provider, Clay met Joe, who was also working in the addiction treatment industry. They came to realize that they shared not only expertise and experience helping people begin recovery, but they also shared similar philosophies about how to get those results.

They teamed up to provide high-quality addiction treatment in Orange County, and Altus was born. Clay and Joe assembled a staff of addiction recovery professionals, many of whom had previous experience working together. Combined, our team has decades of experience helping people just like you.

The team at Altus is united under a common goal to help save lives, and we believe that any person, no matter their past or present, can recover and find a new way of life. We pride ourselves on helping to save lives. We know you have a life to get back to, and we want to help you get there as quickly and safely as possible.

Here’s what else we believe: you deserve to be happy. You deserve to be healthy. You deserve to be treated with respect, no matter your past. Addiction treatment isn’t a job for us; it’s a calling. Our staff comes to work each day eager to help all our clients continue recovery and become their best selves.

We’re in the business of helping to save lives, and we know just how sacred this job is.

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Altus Treatment Services is certified by the State of California as a provider of the highest quality addiction treatment services.

Altus Treatment Services is approved by the American Psychological Association as a sponsor of continuing professional education.

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