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Lighthouse Treatment Center Philosophy
Our mission at Lighthouse Treatment Center, is to provide you with the tools needed to achieve long term sobriety and a new life filled with freedom, serenity, healing and hope. We help build a foundation of health and happiness through an integrative approach to addiction treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Lighthouse helped repair the damage my addiction caused with their family program. The therapy sessions help. If you think there's no change and the bridges have been burned, try their family counseling sessions. Miracles happen there.
The Lighthouse is filled with compassion for hurting people. It becomes you family!
Lighthouse is one of the best programs that I have ever seen. Client care and well being comes first and foremost always, the entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help. It’s amazing to see a person come in broken and complete the program, walking out tall and proud. I can’t put into words, how proud I am to be a part of this life saving program.
Meet the Staff
Supervising Licensed Therapist
Dr. Preet Joneja is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals suffering from mental and emotional disorders. Her special interest is in the dual diagnosis treatment of adults, adolescents, and couples with alcohol and drug addiction, depression and anxiety issues. Dr. Joneja is on the faculty of the North Orange County Community College District and serves as a Clinical Supervisor for MFT interns.
Intake Call Manager
Laura Kurz received her Registered Addiction Specialist certification from Breining Institute. She has over 21 years of experience in the field of addiction in Malibu and Orange County rehabs with an emphasis in crisis intervention, intake, counseling, and referral coordination. Laura has a background and training in business, meditation, nursing as well as experience in marketing. Laura has been on the hit TV shows; A&E’s “Intervention”, MTV’s “Gone Too Far” hosted by Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein, and “Teen Mom”. Laura is a responsible, ethical professional who quickly establishes and maintains an empathetic rapport with clients, family members, and clinicians. More than just a job, addiction recovery is Laura’s passion. Perspective clients calling the toll free intake number, day or night, will immediately perceive this passion as Laura helps them determine their best options.
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ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE TREATMENT CENTER
Located on a quiet residential street in suburban Orange County, southern California, Lighthouse Treatment Center offers medical detox services, residential treatment, and outpatient programs for adults struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Detox typically lasts between three and 10 days, and is conducted under 24/7 medical supervision, on the facility’s main residential campus.
Residential treatment at Lighthouse is gender-specific and based on the 12-Steps. Aside from 12-step meetings, Lighthouse uses evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness training, and residents participate in group therapy, psychoeducational lectures and groups, and relapse prevention classes. Lighthouse also offers weekly family counseling sessions and educational services for families.
For those clients struggling with dual diagnosis, the addiction and the co-occurring mental health disorder are treated simultaneously.
As well as residential treatment, the center offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which it recommends as a step-down level of care after residential treatment.
Lighthouse offers a staff-to-client ratio of 1:1, and its team includes a doctor and several individuals who are in recovery. The seven individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 4.71 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents sleep in shared bedrooms in a modern, family-style home with a patio, a large kitchen, and comfy communal areas. The center’s extracurricular and holistic activities include yoga, meditation, and supervised outings, including trips to baseball games and amusement parks. The eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s cleanliness gave it an average rating of 4.63 stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All ten alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave very positive feedback about this facility, many describing treatment at Lighthouse as a life-changing experience. The seven reviewers polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave it average ratings of 4.43 stars, 4.57 stars, and 4.29 stars respectively for its counseling, exercise/leisure, and holistic options.
In their comments, reviewers repeatedly praised the staff, the program, the food, and the exercise program. “Has staff that are euipped to deal with substance abuse issues and can offer amazing advice and guidance due to have gone through the same things as most of us. the staff genuinly cares for us and our recovery,” C.E. wrote in one representative review. In another isolated but heartfelt comment, Daniel praised the facility’s aftercare provisions, writing: “Shoutout to the discharge coordinator for making sure I had a solid place to go before my discharge was final. He has a head full of resources and staff will always have a solid plan when you are ready to leave treatment. They will never just throw you out on the streets.”
In one of very few notes of criticism, K.W. indicated that they would like to see more structure at the facility.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved on polled by Rehabs.com to date gave very positive feedback. “I had no experience with the facility my uncle seems to be doing good after treatment,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, giving the center five out of five stars for its overall effectiveness.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback. “Strengths: Family program, knowledgeable staff, effective treatment and group therapy,” the reviewer wrote, giving the center four or five stars in all the evaluated treatment metrics, including its overall effectiveness, its family program, its counseling options, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders. However, the reviewer added that “exit blocking” was a weakness of the facility.
Treatment costs $700/day for detox services and $550/day for longer-term treatment services, and the center accepts private insurance. Lighthouse also has a relationship with a medical loans company, to increase the accessibility of treatment to the uninsured and underinsured. The eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it a 4.75-star average rating.
Updated January 2017
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