BreakAway Health Corporation
Richard Plaskett, together with his mother and step-father entered the BreakAway Health program in 1986 for substance abuse. Richard was a straight-A student at school and was looking forward to a promising sports scholarship and possible tryout for the US Olympic soccer squad, but addiction took over and his dreams were squashed. After successfully graduating the BreakAway program, Richard had the desire to pay his new life forward by returning to BreakAway Health 3 nights every week as a peer volunteer, helping other kids and their families get their lives and relationships back on track. This was his calling. Throughout the following few years, Richard continued to volunteer at BreakAway; alongside studying for his clinical psychology degree and working at many other facilities and hospitals in Orange County, gaining experience of mental health all the while.

In 1999, Richard bought BreakAway Health – he has now been with BreakAway for over 28 years, working his way through every level of its care system.
Linda T. - mother
Just before Shelby and I came to BreakAway last year, in the middle of her disease, I was trying to reach her. Imagine this, she wasn't up for talking to me so I tried to reach her through a poem that I wrote titled "I want my daughter back".
Here is the sequel called "I have my daughter back"...

I have my daughter back

I wasn't quite sure that was going to come to fruition

You see we were in the middle of a deadly addiction

I was losing my daughter with nowhere to turn

We stumbled upon BreakAway where we started to learn

That codependency causes more destruction than good

That your HP can help more than you thought it could

That working through your issues is the beginning of the end

Of a life filled with drugs, it's what we finally transcend

So for all of you, simply stay here and on track

Because thanks to this program, I have my daughter back

Thank you all.
Debbie M - parent
"When we first came to BreakAway I was exhausted, angry, worried sick and completely without hope. We were at our wits end and I was not sure whether my son would end up in jail, missing or the worst possible. We decided that he would need to enter a thirty day inpatient program and I was quite unsure whether he could remain sober once he got out. I felt alone, hopeless and confused. The staff at BreakAway was supportive, confident and caring. They guided me in the right direction which I followed even when I wasn't sure it was the right way. I loved my son but was at the point where it was difficult to be around him. Our family was in complete chaos - unable to even get along for short periods. There was a lot of animosity between all of us. The program has a way of bringing together all of the family which was huge for us. Today I have my son back, it is so wonderful and I can honestly say that BreakAway has saved my son's life! This program works and it comes with my highest recommendation!"
Diane - mother

We were referred to Break Away because our daughter needed more treatment and guidance to create healthy lifelong habits. Break Away helped us by involving the entire family. We learned that addiction is a family disease, and that everyone needs to heal. The result was that everyone in the family learned new ways to communicate while setting healthy boundaries. One thing I liked was their staff was consistently firm and loving. I found the experience to be transforming, not just for me, but for the entire family. I would recommend Break Away to people who may have chaos in their lives due to addiction or a mental health situation. Break Away truly is a life-changer!
Angela Thomas - May 2016

BreakAway Health Corporation

3151 Airway Ave, Suite D-1

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone - (714) 957-8229

Fax - (714) 957-0244

Email - linda@breakawayhealth.com