Axis Residential Treatment Philosophy
Axis Residential is a full-service alcohol and drug treatment center with three locations in California. The Axis East facility in Indian Wells is the longest running (and most luxurious) option for residential treatment. The rehab focuses on helping each client re-envision life’s possibilities and truly embrace the value of sobriety. By introducing daily activities and techniques that, with time, will become life-saving routines, Axis provides its clients with the framework necessary to build a solid foundation for long-lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Flexible Length of Stay
Clients are offered varying lengths of stay to provide for each individual’s unique recovery needs and goals. Individuals are invited to choose between 30, 60, and 90 day treatment programs, with options for those seeking lengthier stays available as well.
At Axis Residential Treatment, licensed professionals provide world-class, compassionate care to chemically-dependent men and women struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Axis’s team consists of credentialed counselors, therapists, psychologists, and health care professionals who are available 24 hours a day to deliver the highest quality compassionate care available.
Meet the Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Brad Keith began his career over twelve years ago, working as a counseling technician for several Los Angeles area residential treatment centers. He believes in providing empathic individual counseling to residents of diverse multicultural populations to achieve corrective emotional experiences. Throughout his career, Mr. Keith has also been facilitating group therapy for residents to improve coping skills and interpersonal relations. He has worked with dual-diagnosed, chemically dependent clients to promote personal responsibility and authenticity. Mr. Keith’s professional philosophy was developed through counseling groups of 60+ patients and family members, with an emphasis on breaking down the family dynamic as a way to better understand chemical dependency and alcohol abuse. In 2004, Mr. Keith’s passion led him to open Axis House, a men’s sober living in West Los Angeles. Today, he is CEO and founder of Axis Treatment Centers.
Sam Dekin, MA Psychology
Sam Dekin has many years of experience educating clients about addiction and other pathological behavior with focus on cognitive processes, meaning, and emotional triggers and responses. Mr. Dekin provides guidance and support to enhance communication skills, goal setting, conflict resolution, and other tools for ongoing recovery, accountability and empowerment. As Chief Operating Officer of Axis Treatment Centers, Mr. Dekin focuses the Axis team on reducing recidivism and cultivating self-esteem and family healing by utilizing well-rounded and flexible therapeutic approaches. Mr. Dekin integrates staff and techniques from Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, and Family Systems orientations to build rapport and intervene on destructive behavior. Mr. Dekin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Axis Treatment facilities including design and alteration of treatment plans, family therapy, and crisis intervention.
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ABOUT AXIS RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
Axis Recovery provides highly individualized, upscale residential treatment for adults for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders, as well as medically monitored detoxification. The organization operates three centers in Southern California — Axis East in Indian Wells, Axis West in Culver City, and Axis Pacific View Recovery Center in Santa Monica.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Axis bases its care on behavior modification, positive motivation, and collaboration between the client and his or her treatment team. Upon this foundation, treatment combines evidence-based modalities with 12-step principles and holistic activities. The length of treatment varies, but most clients stay for at least 90 days.
During individual and group therapy, family counseling, and a variety of workshops, clients and staff utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Medical care and medication management are provided when needed, and the facilities also offer yoga, art therapy, physical fitness, nutrition, hypnotherapy, and acupuncture.
While the composition of the treatment teams depends on the location, employees of Axis Recovery include psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, and certified alcohol and drug counselors. Many of the recovery technicians also have battled addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Axis East is the most luxurious and longest running of the facilities. Residents live in a spacious, modern house with a limited number of beds, a large backyard, and outdoor pool. Most bedrooms are shared, but a few private suites are available. Additionally, residents benefit from a full-time chef, who ensures everyone can enjoy nutritious, freshly cooked meals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Many alumni polled by Rehabs.com described their experiences as “life saving,” including Victoria, who gave top five-star ratings and commended the facility for its “love, caring, safe, understanding staff.” Joseph, another five-star reviewer, praised the staff and wanted Rehabs.com to know: "The chef was talented and creative for all food types and allergies and the treatment program was professional and clinical with real tools to use when I got home."
Mikayla, another alum who rendered a five-star rating, summed up her experience for Rehabs.com as: "Axis Treatment East runs a great program and definitely provide inexhaustible amouts of love compassion and support for all of their clients." And Sam, another alum, gave a five-star review for accommodations and wrote: “The after care coordinator found a sober living that fit my needs and I have been at the sober living now for 5 months.”
In contrast to the many highly favorable reviews, Dan offered a one-star rating and told Rehabs.com: “I felt like this was the worst place on earth.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Feedback from loved ones varied. An anonymous reviewer gave four- and five-star ratings in the major categories on the Rehabs.com survey and commented: "The staff was very nice and professional. The center was more like a spa than addiction center that offered detox programs. It was not a bad place, just not what she needed."
D.L., spouse of a former client, who gave high ratings for accommodations, holistic options, and connectivity policies, wrote that her insurance did not cover treatment even though the facility told her it would.
Cost varies depending on length of stay and type of treatments. According to the website, the facility accepts most major private insurance as well as government-issued insurance and private pay.
Updated February 2017
Published on February 2017
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