About the Discovery House
The Discovery House is a Joint Commission accredited, high quality drug and alcohol treatment center located in Southern California. We serve the Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Woodland Hills, and Santa Monica communities, but also welcome individuals from across the country. At The Discovery House, we treat the whole individual, mind, body and spirit. We provide our residents with a specialized treatment plan designed to meet their individual needs, choices and concerns. Counselors are assigned no more than three residents at any one time. And, we maintain expanded staff to ensure that our highly credentialed treatment team can deliver the highest level of care to residents.
Our beautifully landscaped homes are built from the ground up exclusively for residential treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, making it easier for residents to commit to treatment in a private, home-like environment. While patients benefit from the serene location, we know that effective drug and alcohol treatment is not a vacation, it is a process that lacks completion unless it includes successful and addiction-free re-entry into the “real” world. At The Discovery House, we meet every resident where they are and address the underlying core issues that cause addiction, and those factors that contribute to addictive patterns including depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
The Discovery House is a Joint Commission accredited facility, which requires that our treatment facility meet the same quality control and inspection standards as a hospital. We are also licensed with the state of California and with both the state and federal government to conduct drug tests. Each of our certifications ensures that we provide the highest quality of care to all of our residents.
We are dedicated to providing a full continuum of addiction recovery services – detox through residential treatment and outpatient.
Overview of Our Treatment Services
- Joint Commission Accredited, Certified by the State of California
- Integrated treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, bipolar disorder, secondary eating issues, personality disorders and psychological trauma
- Intervention services, sober escort and travel support
- Comprehensive, free treatment assessments
- Sub-acute, clinically supervised detox
- Individual, group and family therapy
- 12-Step meetings
- Neurofeedback Therapy: 77 percent of participants who receive neurofeedback in conjunction with a 12-Step program remain abstinent at 12 months, compared to 44 percent of those who didn’t receive neurofeedback
- Innovative therapies including Psycho-drama and Music Therapy
- Fitness and nutritional counseling
- Recovery planning for relapse prevention and continuing care
- Active alumni program and aftercare
* UCLA study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in 2005
Caring, Compassionate Staff
At The Discovery House our mission is to save and restore lives. Our staff is comprised of compassionate professionals, providing residents with solutions for the physical, psychological, sociological, emotional and spiritual issues they struggle to address. Our addiction professionals, therapists and counselors understand the process of recovery and bring a vast spectrum of knowledge to the treatment process. At The Discovery House we give our residents the tools to achieve lifelong sobriety and create new lives filled with meaning, purpose, fulfillment and a sense of belonging.
Our staff members come from different backgrounds and bring a variety of methods to our program. This eclectic approach allows us to provide residents with proven techniques that will be effective for all their needs. All of our rehab addiction specialists are dedicated to helping those struggling with addiction recover with dignity and respect. We walk residents through the entire recovery process, so that each individual knows what to expect from our program. Our admissions staff helps residents understand insurance coverage and payment options.
At The Discovery House, we keep our caseloads at a three residents to every one counselor and certified counselors are present at our facility 24 hours a day. The Discovery House is equipped for sub-acute detox, and through our resident-based approach to recovery, we help the individual define and meet his or her goals for a new life. We also have a strong alumni program that helps prevent relapse.
Our drug treatment center uses a variety of methods to help residents recover. Our addiction treatment services include the 12 steps for recovery, co-occurring disorders treatment, and a nutrition program. Our family program uses a variety of treatment methods to help meet the distinct needs of each individual and their family. At The Discovery House, we know that when one member of the family struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, everyone suffers.