Treatment Program

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Addiction is a complex challenge that has far-reaching consequences.

It affects you physically, psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

At Oro House, we understand that it is a burden to you and your loved ones. For this reason, our addiction treatment program in California is designed to connect with clients on a deeply personal level, in a caring and skillful way, to create and foster lasting change.

Oro House Recovery Centers offer comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment programs —including outpatient, sober living, inpatient and detoxification facilities – all in a luxury rehab environment, overlooking the ocean in Malibu, California.

We aim to facilitate long-term change by leveraging the streghts of an individualized care model and by providing a wide range of treatment options.

We are fully invested in your recovery journey, so our focus goes beyond simply your time in rehabilitation to include how your life will look like after treatment.

We are not going to talk down to you, or condescend to you, or be punitive to you—but we’re going to tell you the truth.”

Bob Forrest, Co-Founder
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Our Treatment Approach – A New Model

Keeping in line with our mantra to facilitate long-lasting recovery, our approach at Oro House is guided by the best and most effective addiction treatment practices available today.

By taking advantage of multiple levels of care and a community-based approach, we offer successful substance use treatment programs that are unparalleled in the addiction industry.

Our individualized care model helps our clients embrace a lasting addiction-free lifestyle. This includes being right beside you through the entire recovery process, empowering you to stand on your own and, eventually, to help others.

Goal-Oriented Recovery

Why are you seeking help? What do you hope to achieve? Hopefully, we all have a target or goal that strive toward. People with a substance use disorder often wonder, “Is a reality free from the shackles of addiction even possible?” What we quickly discover is that the drugs and alcohol was just the tip of the iceberg. What we get to do in treatment is dig down into the soil and discover what really drives our drug use. As the Budhist philosopher Thich Nhat Hanh puts it, “Without mud, there can be no Lotus.” Oro House provides a step by step, goal-oriented recovery process to facilitate a happier and healthier life.  For us, this is the most rewarding work in the world. We get to watch beautiful Lotus flowers grow from the rich earth of our clients’ pain.

We collaborate with our clients and their loved ones to establish benchmarks of success at the beginning of the program. This may include rebuilding relationships, discovering ways to improve in work, school or any other long-term plans.

To enhance outcomes, Oro House advocates for a transparent process—where everyone involved is upfront, honest, and the goals are clear. This promotes highly-individualized treatment and long-term accountability. Each client may have treatment teams with five or six members, but they are always the capitain of that team, always consulted, intimately involved at every step of the way.

Comprehensive Drug Monitoring and Testing

Oro House believes that accountability is a key part of the recovery process. Under the guidance of Dr. Lisa Benya, DO, we regularly conduct comprehensive and highly accurate drug testing and monitoring. This is part of our care model that is designed to ensure everyone admitted to our addiction treatment program remains sober throughout the program, keeping the facility safe and our clients’ accountable to themselves and others.

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A Blend of Holistic and Evidence-Based Treatment

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), over 20 million American adults struggle with a substance use disorder, making addiction the major public health concern of our time. To combat the addiction crisis effectively, it is imperative to use treatments that work—and this is exactly what we do.

Oro House follows the latest protocols recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

We guarantee the highest level of care and safety to make your recovery journey as seamless, safe and effective as possible. This means a combination of evidence-based treatments, holistic treatments, and integrated treatments to combat dual diagnosis disorders.

Expert Care

The treatment programs at Oro House are developed and delivered by a team of highly trained medical, mental health, and behavioral health experts. In order to treat every facet of addiction, our treatment providers have multi-dimensional specializations in diverse fields.

Our team undergoes rigorous training and continuous education to ensure they are at the forefront of the best practices and latest addiction treatment therapies. All Oro House staff members are committed to the Compassionate Care Model®—where everyone is trained to respect and protect our clients’ dignity. We focus on treating each person holistically through kindness and genuine care, coupled with the ultra high quality of clinical care with which we have become synonymous.

Who Do We Treat? – Individualized Care

Addiction is the result of varying factors—including underlying mental health issues. Therefore, the reasons for seeking addiction treatment vary from one patient to another. With this in mind, Oro House offers a holistic non-12-step rehab, individualized care model to cater to the unique needs of each client.

Oro House is committed to each client’s psychological and physical rehabilitation. Thorough evaluations and assessments are undertaken before admission to ensure the best treatment possible. So, whether you’re an older adult, a dad, a mom, or even just someone struggling with relapse, we have tailored treatments to help you live a healthier life.

We have also realized that addiction treatment is effective when clients participate in programs with people who are going through similar challenges. In addition to our custom treatment plans, Oro House delivers specialized, holistic care to distinctive groups. This includes separate professionals programs and young adult programs that focuses on the unique needs of each of these groups.

Professional Program

Anyone can fall into a path of addiction, even high-functioning, otherwise very successful  adults. Sometimes a professional who is deemed responsible by society’s standards may be secretly battling addiction or undiagnosed mental health issues.

The ‘Professionals Program’ at Oro House is designed to meet the unique needs of a high-functioning executive clientele. We offer luxury addiction treatment services and facilities—with a special focus on privacy, confidentiality, and  the preservation of dignity.

We compassionately guide our clients on how to balance their careers, relationships, marriages, and parenting through several levels of care that are tailored to each individual. We strive to see them get back to their lives as happier, healthier, and more inspired people.

Young Adult Addiction Treatment

Young adults face their own unique set of generational challenges. They are at a critical stage of self-discovery. At Oro House, we recognize young adults for who they are and honor their stories. Our individualized care model is planned and developed to address their specific needs.

We help them transform into the sober and healthy people they are meant to be. This is achieved by promoting practical life skills and leveraging a strength-based approach. We seek to empower young adults to achieve self-efficacy—while rediscovering their passions.

Our young adult treatment program offers a safe space where our clients are treated with dignity and patience. We address the roots of their loneliness, disconnect, or shame to help them thrive in the adult world.

Rites of passage and initiation are non-existant in our society nowadays, adventure and novelty are gone; disconnection, alientation and isolation are the norm. It’s no wonder that our nation’s youth are suffering from the despair of our times. We seek to give these young clients a ‘taste of victory,’ and to help them see life for the amazing adventure that it can be, to excite them and capture their imaginations, inspring them to put the drugs behind them and find out why they’re really here—to help usher in a future that reflects the kind of values that they have been taught by the dominant society have no place: kindness, creativity and a concern for the planet.

The bravest thing anyone can ever do is reach out and ask for help.

We know how difficult this can be. We want this part of your journey to be as painless as possible.

What to Expect – Evaluation and Treatment Steps

Intervention

People with an addiction issue often do not like to admit they have a problem—or that their habits are hurting the people around them. At Oro House, we believe that recovery from drug and alcohol addiction starts with acceptance and acknowledgment. The person suffering from drug or alcohol dependence must understand the consequences of their addiction and the need for treatment. But helping someone to face their ‘shadow’ is a true art, one at which we are very adept.

The professional drug and alcohol addiction intervention services at Oro House are designed to encourage anyone suffering to get treatment for their illness. We have found that engaging and confronting each person in a loving, compassionate way is the most highly effective approach to the problem. Our trained experts sit with friends and family to provide guidance, motivation, and much needed support, but mostly the inspiration to take the leap and to make that decision that will change everything.

The treatment program at Oro House is specificially designed to cater to the needs of people who are voluntarily seeking addiction treatment, who are willing to work towards their recovery, and are highly motivated. We also do very well with people who aren’t too sure about getting sober, but are willing to try it out. For those who do not end up with us for one reason or another, we offer quality referrals by leveraging our extensive network of resources.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

Oro House is a residential detox facility, licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and accredited by the Joint Commission. This means that we offer detox and follow-up residential care all in one facility. This facilitates a seamless process and better outcomes.

The detox process is managed by a highly skilled team of 24-hour registered nursing staff and daily face to face visits with board-certified addictionologists with decades of experience. We aim to address the concerns associated with withdrawal through 24-hour monitoring, rapid response communication, incidental medical services – all provided in a restful and very comfortable luxury environment.

We understand that drug and alcohol detox is one of the main barriers to a commitment to addiction treatment. Most people with a long-term addiction are concerned about painful and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Our doctors and nurses do everyting in their power to make the detox process and painless and comfortable as possible.

Our drug and alcohol detox program is a combination of evidence-based protocols and a compassionate approach to achieving supportive and safe withdrawal. Ours is a deep commitment to make your detox experience at Oro House as painless and comfortable as possible.

Pre-Admission Evaluation and Screening

At Oro House, our individualized treatment program begins with a comprehensive assessment of each client’s mental health history, substance use history, and current life circumstances. A team of licensed Doctorate and Masters level clinicians provides accurate assessments to obtain valuable clinical data and information to facilitate successful treatment outcomes. This comprehensive evaluation helps us identify any underlying conditions or issues associated with addictive behavior. It also allows us to develop a tailored treatment and recovery program that meets each of our client’s unique needs.

Comprehensive Case Management

Early recovery is typically difficult. It can be overwhelming and time-consuming to a person struggling with addiction, as well as to their family. At such a time, they need compassionate care, comfort, guidance, and support from a highly skilled professional who is experienced and knowledgeable in what they are going through.

Oro House Recovery Centers offer comprehensive case management for all of our clients—from the moment we get that call, throughout the entire process, and extending long into their aftercare. We guide our clients through every stage of their recovery. Our aim is to make treatment as seamless, effective, safe, and attractive as possible.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Oro House Recovery is a continuation of the inpatient rehabilitation program. We have found that after the fog of early recovery has liften, the real work begins. The Oro House outpatient program offers intensive therapeutic work that addresses deeper emotional disturbances and more advanced concepts.

It gives clients the necessary tools to thrive, while facilitating long-lasting recovery. The program tailored around our clients schedules, to allow them a chance to lead their normal work or personal lives while continuing with their recovery journey. We also provide a number of sober living options at this stage in the process. This uninterrupted ‘continuum of care’ means that our clients keep their same care team throughout their entire stay, from detox, through residential, through outpatient and sober living and beyond.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Modalities

Individual Therapy

Individual counseling and therapy at Oro House Recovery Centers involves a number of weekly one-on-one sessions with one’s integrated, multidisciplinary treatment team, which includes daily visits by a medical doctor during the detox phase of treatment, weekly visits with a psychiatrist for psychiatric medicine and the treatment of co-occuring diagnoses, three visits with one’s primary therapist, weekly case magagement sessions, family sessions, plus any anciliaries, such as neurofeedback, nutritional consulting, neuropsych testing, emdr therapy or somatic expericing for the treatment of trauma and post-traumatic stress.

Each client’s treatment team works in collaboration to provide healthy coping skills while encouraging self-exploration and self-awareness. They will provide a long term plan for sobriety and treat any underlying issues that often co-occur with one’s addiction problems. All of our clients are provided with this once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about addiction, their circumstances, and coping techniques to prevent relapse.

Group Counseling

Group counseling sessions provide structured and safe environments where each client receives support while learning more about the challenges of addiction, building relationships, and how to prevent relapse.

We believe that the encouragement from other people undergoing similar challenges is an important aspect of successful addiction treatment, as is learning to support and care for others. These group counseling sessions are available every day from Monday to Friday.

Couples and Family Counseling

Addiction has drastic effects not only on the individual with a dependency problem but, but also on the family as a whole.

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), addiction is a family disease that affects overall family dynamics. Family and couples counseling provides an opportunity for loved ones to build and strenghten relationships, connect, and recover together.

It offers a supportive environment that increases the chances of long-lasting recovery and improved holistic health. The family sessions at Oro House take place on Saturdays and allows people to connect and know more about each other, often while having fun in a family outing.

Holistic Psychiatry

Individuals who are looking for more integrative and natural ways of recovery, or those who have not seen results from conventional drug and alcohol addiction treatment can benefit from holistic psychiatry. The program is monitored by our board certified psychiatrist.

Holistic psychiatry looks at the emotional health, physical health, and spiritual health of the client. The approach aims to promote overall health and reduce the suffering of the individual as a whole. It targets the underlying causes and emotional disturbances associated with the individual’s pain.

Amenities

Alo House provides an environment that feels much like a home away from home with access to a full service Gym for exercise.  Excellent organic food is provided to help clients gain proper nutrition as they start their journey in sobriety. Clients will also have access to a full service Gym for exercise.  Alo House offers a variety of recreational and experiential therapies that take advantage of the beautiful natural setting of our facility, including beaches and mountain trails. Activities include Horseback Riding, Sweat Lodge, Equine Therapy, Yoga, Sound Bath, Meditation, Hiking, Bike Riding, Kayaking, Fishing and Surfing.

Alumni Program

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is an ongoing process that requires continual attention and care.

Our alumni program gives individuals who have completed their rehab experience a way to stay connected to recovery tools and gain the encouragement and support of others that they need to remain sober and healthy.

It is intended to facilitate a smooth transition from our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program to everyday life.

Newer members of the Alumni group also benefit from the encouragement and guidance of people who empathize and understand their struggles. In this way, our alumni can find a profound and very healing sense of usefulness in being able to offer support and encouragement to those who have come after them, providing them with inspiration and a roadmap for rebuilding their worlds after addiciton.

Oro House Recovery hosts alumni meetings on Fridays, and the program is available to any previous client of our treatment program.