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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lighthouse is filled with compassion for hurting people. It becomes you family!
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.
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 California's Orange County, Lighthouse Treatment Center offers residential treatment and outpatient programs for adults struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis. Medically monitored detox services are offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Residential treatment at Lighthouse is gender-specific and 12-step based. 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. 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.
Outpatient offerings include an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is recommends as a step-down level of care from residential treatment.
The facility has an impressive staff-to-client ratio of 1:1. There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however the eight alumni who evaluated the staff's experience gave it an average rating of 4.62 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 nine former clients polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s cleanliness gave it an average rating of 4.77 out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All 13 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Lighthouse positive feedback. Numerous respondents described the treatment as life-changing, and praise was given for the knowledgeable and friendly staff, the effective group and family therapy, the satisfying exercise programs, and the delicious food. When asked, on a scale of one to five, if they would recommend the facility, eight respondents gave a rating of five. "I can attest to the amazing program the light house offers and feel confident in my recovery as a direct result of the program. I would recommended it to any and everyone," wrote Gabe in a representative review.
Criticisms were few and far between -- Edward noted that the "management and coordination could use a little more strengthening," while K.W. complained that there was too much smoking and that the program could use a little more structure. Nevertheless, both alumni were satisfied with the program overall.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The sole loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Lighthouse five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and reported that his uncle has been doing well since completing treatment.
WHAT STAFF SAY
I.C., the one staffer polled by Rehabs.com to date, also gave Lighthouse highly positive feedback, awarding the facility five out of five stars across almost all evaluated metrics, including treatment effectiveness, exercise and leisure activities, holistic offerings, family participation, counseling options, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. "Knowledgeable staff, effective treatment and group therapy," they wrote.
Treatment costs $12,000 for a month and $28,000 for 90 days. Lighthouse accepts private insurance and has a relationship with a medical loans company. The eight alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it an average rating of 4.75 out of five stars.
Published on August 2017
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