Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
Ambrosia Treatment Center Philosophy
When drugs and alcohol take over, it can feel like there's no way out. The truth is — people that came in feeling that same helplessness are leaving here now healed, sober and with renewed purpose. Even if it's not your first rehab, this will be your best.
Only 12 clients are allowed at a time, making your treatment truly personalized and private. A full list of holistic options like acupuncture, music therapy and yoga compliment the intense, daily therapy sessions.
You deserve addiction care that truly cares.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
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.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
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.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
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.
Sobriety is a gift and I thank you for helping me get there.
Thank you for the kindness you showed my son, Damon. You were there for him when he really needed a friend and ally. I am very grateful for all of the time you spent with me over the telephone as well. We are both very lucky to have you on our sides.
My time here was a game changer. The staff at truly care about the well being and recovery of each client. They genuinely do everything they can to build the best foundation possible for each person who walks through their doors. And the fact that some of the staff have gone through addiction themselves, makes for an incredibly authentic environment. Not only did I feel extremely safe and loved, but I was also pushed to be apart of my own recovery and truly fight for my life. I am forever grateful for my time spent here.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Rodney Collins MD, PsyD
Dr. Rodney Collins is a board certified Addiction Medicine and General Adult Psychiatrist. He started his career in the Army as General Medical Officer in 1984. He then practiced general and emergency medicine for eight years prior to his residency training in Psychiatry at UCLA and Sepulveda V.A. Medical Center. Dr. Collins originally graduated from Stanford University and received his medical degree from Howard University in Washington D.C.
"The addiction epidemic is real. I'm here to remind those affected that they do matter and that there is hope for a fulfilling life in recovery."
Dr. Danielle White PsyD
Dr. Danielle White is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy and supervision in inpatient hospitals, other residential treatment programs, community mental health settings and private practice with primary emphasis on substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues.
“Each individual in recovery has a story; that’s what makes their situation unique. By taking a more holistic approach to treatment, one that focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit, core issues can be brought to the forefront.”
Chef Johnnie is an L.A. native with an East Coast Italian heritage. He was born and raised in the food industry at his family’s Restaurant San Gennaro, in Brentwood Village. If you were there in the ‘80s and saw pizza dough twirling from the open kitchen, chances are there was an eight-year old Chef Johnnie under it.
"I make everything from scratch — from classics like eggplant parm to seared sesame-crusted tuna. Nutrition is critical to feeling better physically, which is the first step in recovery."
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ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER
Ambrosia Treatment Center, located in sunny Beverley Hills, Calif., is a full service addiction center. Offering residential, outpatient, and detoxification services to adults 18 and older. It is one of 200 (about 14 percent) of residential treatment facilities in California to offer detox.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each patient at Ambrosia is offered an individualized treatment plan on admission. Clients have access to Ambrosia's full range of programming, which includes medical detoxification, outpatient therapy, and long-term residential treatment.
Detox lasts three to 10 days, and is monitored by doctors round-the-clock. Outpatient treatment is three months at least and offers treatment to those while preventing work-life interruption. The residential facility lasts anywhere from 14 to 180 days and treats co-occurring mental health disorders in addition to addiction.
Ambrosia also utilizes the 12 Steps, one of 1119 California facilities (78 percent) to treat addiction with this model.
Staff at Ambrosia consists of licensed psychiatrists, master-level addiction counselors, full-time registered nurses, and certified trauma therapists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The residential facilities at Ambrosia are luxury, on the water, and only accept 12 patients at a time. Clients have access to the tranquil waters and sunny grounds.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, two alums offered a review to Rehabs.com. The alum offered a largely positive rating, praising the staff and the residential facilities.
One wrote, "forefront was a very good first experience, and i loved all the staff here." ANother echoed the sentiment writing, "This place is absolutely awesome for recovery. The staff is great and everything is set up very well. The food is also amazing. If you or a loved one is looking for recovery I would definitely recommend this place."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, a sole loved one offered a review to Rehabs.com. The loved one viewed the facility as helpful, writing, "My son finally learned how to deal with his issues! Even the simple phone calls to me personally made a difference."
Ambrosia accepts most major forms of insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Sheild, and UnitedHealthcare.
Published on July 2018
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