Renewal Health Group Philosophy
The most challenging aspect of rehabilitation is sustainability. We are all familiar with the far too high relapse rate despite the vast expenditure of time, energy and financial resources for professional support and therapy.
Our philosophy is that sobriety is not simply How to live a healthy life, but rather the result of discovering Why to live a healthy life. We believe that when there’s a Why there’s a Way.
Our focus is to stimulate the thoughts and emotions needed to awaken the uniquely positive characteristics of each individual.
At Renewal Healthcare we understand that each person is the product of their own life’s experiences resulting in their own very specific personal challenges. Within our warm nurturing environment our residents will have the access to connect with one or more of our highly qualified and carefully chosen clinicians, counselors, and successful role models, in some cases recovering addicts themselves. That is why the foundation of the program is on a very low staff to resident ratio.
We believe each resident can find a mentor, from amongst this diverse array of potential role models who will help awaken their optimism, faith and the very real possibility of a beautiful tomorrow.
Our staff at Renewal Healthcare recognize the importance of helping our residents create a healthy support system they can integrate into their daily life when they are finished with our program.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Javaherian specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and addiction through medication management. Dr. Javaherian completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Southern California Medical Center. After graduating she joined faculty at USC and was on staff teaching medical students and residents. She has special interests in the medical management of Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction. She is member of the American College of Psychiatrists and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Melissa Sidnam MA, RADT-I
Director of Operations
Melissa is a native Californian, growing up in the Bay Area before moving north to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from Humboldt State University. Melissa spent many years in Event Management, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordination. In 2013 Melissa redirected to a career in addiction rehabilitation serving first as a volunteer and then as a counselor. As Sanctuary’s Director of Operations, Melissa is able to bring this experience together, providing operational management as well as running groups and providing client intervention.
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ABOUT RENEWAL RECOVERY
Located in Los Angeles, Calif., Renewal Recovery offers detox, sober living, and outpatient treatment to individuals who are struggling with mental health disorders and addiction. Renewal Recovery is one of 216 outpatient facilities that offer detox in the state of California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Renewal Recovery's website, each client receives an individualized treatment plan, which is based on a traditional therapeutic curriculum.
Treatment plans typically include individual therapy, group therapy, psychiatry, 12-step therapy, mindful meditation groups, art therapy, message therapy, holistic healing, family therapy, and the discovery model. Programming may also include SMART Recovery.
Along with clinical programming, the center offers structured activities such as daily physical recreational activities, mindfulness meditation, yoga, surfing, horseback riding, fitness training, membership to a health club, and meditation hikes.
Renewal Recovery also offers aftercare that is built on three principles -- productivity, accountability, and community. The treatment center offers safe and sober long-term housing along with introducing alumni to new job opportunities.
Renewal Recovery's website indicates the treatment team includes therapists, clinicians, yoga instructor, and meditation practitioners.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Renewal Recovery's website notes it provides sober long-term housing. Pictures on its website show a pool and a pool table.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the one person who left a review on Renewal Recovery's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave five out of five stars. 
According to Renewal Recovery's website, it accepts most private health insurance plans, which about 54 percent of all treatment centers accept.
Published on June 2018
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