Restore Health & Wellness

6918 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park, California, 91303

OVERALL REVIEWS

4.1

Avg. score from 11 reviews

CRITERIA

  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Meals & Nutrition
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About Restore Health & Wellness

Philisophy

Restore Health and Wellness is a Substance Abuse treatment center for adults 18 and over. We provide treatment for alcohol and drug addiction at the inpatient level of care as well as a step-down to an Intensive Outpatient program for clients who complete phase one. Our focus is dual-diagnosis, and our treatment modalities focus on the underlying issues of the addict or alcoholic- we seek to treat the cause of the clients' abuse rather than the clients use in general. Our 45–90-day program is a combination of evidence-based psychotherapy, interactive education, and a structured living facility with 24-hour clinical staff. We believe it starts with the best clinical team. On staff, we have Licensed Therapists, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and two Board-Certified Psychiatrists. Restore is a small census luxury accommodations facility that believes in maximizing one-on-one therapy for clients as well as tailoring individual treatment plans for each client- as we believe the disease of addiction is a commonality, but the needs of each client are unique. We encourage aftercare- all clients are encouraged to participate in a substance abuse fellowship during their stay with us, and are expected to continue that participation upon completion of our program.

Specialization

Detox

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.

Process Abuse Treatment

Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.

Facility Highlights
  • Recoveryfit centers on the often-neglected PHYSICAL COMPONENT of recovery
  • 2 acre mansion, swimming pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball
  • Holistic treatment including On-site chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and yoga.
Meet the Staff
Liz Gomez, MSW

Liz Gomez, MSW

Executive Director

Liz received her undergraduate degree in social work from Syracuse University in New York, and her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Long Beach. She has been actively involved in the leadership of numerous philanthropic, civic and community organizations and has been working in human services for over 30 years. Previously, she was the executive director of a treatment center and prior to that a non-profit organization, for combined experience of over 20 years. She served 12 years on the board of The California Wellness Foundation whose mission is to improve the health of Californians. Prior to working in treatment, Liz worked as a consultant for youth programs across the country, providing training and technical assistance utilizing her expertise on trauma informed approaches to working with vulnerable populations. In addition, Liz provided training on organizational development and the operation of behavioral health care companies; emergency shelters, transitional living and independent living programs. Liz is passionate about serving the community and vulnerable populations. Liz shared, “I am really excited about the opportunity to work at Restore Health and Wellness, LLC. Providing quality care in a professional, healthy environment for those that seek our services and for our staff who serve them is top priority.”

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Dr. Akashdeep Gill

Dr. Akashdeep Gill

Medical Director

Dr. Akashdeep Gill is a board certified psychiatrist practicing in the Los Angeles area specializing in both addiction and general psychiatry. He has had the opportunity to train and practice in multiple clinical settings across the Los Angeles area including UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Olive View County Hospital and the Veteran Affairs medical centers. Personally, he has worked with and feels comfortable with patients from a variety of backgrounds and history.

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Financial Details
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ABOUT RESTORE HEALTH & WELLNESS

Surrounded by the palm trees and mountains of greater Los Angeles, Restore Health & Wellness is a luxury treatment center that offers one of California's just 440 (33.6 percent) long-term residential programs. The facility also offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), as well as a “step-down” intensive outpatient program (IOP) for adults struggling with chemical dependency.

A programming track for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders is also available, placing the facility among the 720 (54.9 percent) treatment centers in the state with this offering. In addition, Restore is one of the state's 197 (15 percent) non-hospital treatment centers where medical detox services are provided on-site.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The treatment process at Restore Health & Wellness begins with an initial psychiatric and behavioral assessment. Clients begin treatment in the detox program if needed. Otherwise, clients move to the residential program, which combines therapy with sober living training. Clients’ schedules are heavily structured by their counselors to ensure that they receive the best service possible and to limit distractions.

During residential treatment, which may last between 45 and 90 days, clients participate in group counseling, one-on-one therapy sessions, and family therapy. If applicable, pharmacological interventions may be made available, including opiate replacement, Antabuse, and benzodiazepines.

Restore’s programming consists of a structured schedule of evidence-based psychotherapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), moral reconation therapy (MRT), and motivational interviewing. Clients also attend peer support groups, such as 12-Step or SMART Recovery.

During residential treatment, clients also have access to a range of on-site holistic treatments, including art, exercise, and nutritional therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic sessions, therapeutic massages, and guided yoga. In addition, clients participate in bi-weekly volunteer work and regular recreational outings, such as hiking excursions, trips to the beach, and bowling.

Clients transitioning out of treatment may move to the intensive outpatient program, which meets several times per week. Clients continue their group involvement while working with counselors to establish sober living habits in a new environment.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Restore boasts a staff-to-client ratio of 6:1, and the treatment team is comprised of two board-certified psychiatrists, licensed therapists, a licensed family and marriage therapist, and a case manager. The facility also employs an on-site chef and fitness trainer. The facility maintains its JCAHO certification, and all staff members are accredited accordingly. The seven Rehabs.com survey respondents polled on the matter to date shared favorable reviews about the staff.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.7/5

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Restore Health & Wellness’s luxurious facility consists of two mansions located on two acres of land in an upscale residential neighborhood. Clients share spacious bedrooms with up to four double beds, though double-occupancy and private rooms are available.

The facility’s expansive grounds feature an on-site pool, as well as tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. The facility also features an indoor and outdoor kitchen, large dining hall, outside lounging areas, and covered patios. The facility is supervised by a 24-hour clinical staff. To date, the seven Rehabs.com survey respondents awarded high ratings for the center's accommodations.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.3/5

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The six alumni to provide feedback to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing shared generally positive experiences. The five alumni polled by Rehabs.com on the metrics praised the amount of counseling options and reported a high likeliness to recommend the facility to others. Alumni also appreciated the amount of exercise and leisure activities.

Likelihood to Recommend: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.6/5
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4/5

In commentary, several alumni praised the program’s strong treatment offerings. “There are not many, if any, facilities where you will receive as much one-on-one care as you will with Restore,” D.D. wrote. Alumni Donny appreciated the focus on clinical offerings, writing: “Restore is first and foremost a strong clinical care facility, focusing on therapeutic strategies above all else.”

The facility’s staff also received positive feedback from alumni, who described staff as caring and qualified. “Amazing people who work there who truly care. Compassion for the client,” T.F. wrote. Alum A.P. added, “The combination of the very talented therapy staff and the understanding from the staff that are in recovery made for an amazing treatment experience.”

Although the majority of alumni were satisfied with their experience, alum Dennis gave only one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and meals. He wrote that what was advertised was not accurate and described the accommodations as “old run down mansions.” In addition, most alumni polled on the matter gave more moderate ratings for the amount of family participation and holistic offerings.

Holistic Offerings: 3.6/5
Family Participation: 3.4/5

On Google, the facility earned an average of 4.7 out of five stars from 40 reviewers to date.[1] Alumni complimented the “amazing” staff and the high quality facility. In a representative review, alum Bekki wrote, “Amazing facility. Fantastic staff. Incredible recovery...They teach you new skills to keep addiction at bay and help you to regain control of your life. Worth it.” Former client L.B. echoed, "The staff truly care about their clients," and D.P. concluded, " I would recommend restore to any one that is dealing with addiction, the owners and the staff there are amazing."

On its official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, Restore Health & Wellness Center received 4.8 out of five stars from 33 reviews at the time of this writing.[2] Alumni praised the staff and the effectiveness of the treatment program. Many claimed that it was the “best decision” they ever made. In a representative review, alum D.L. wrote, “My experience was amazing the staff where always there when I needed them and they always understood where I was coming from I spent 45 days there and it was the best decision I've ever made for myself.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing, the two reviews from loved ones were polarized. One family member, William, gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and the staff's level of training and experience, as well as four stars for family participation. “Residence is wonderful Very qualified clinicians,” William wrote, adding, “My brother was in treatment at Restore and is still doing great.” However, another loved one, Lynn, had the opposite experience. “They took my son into detox, and he had an awful experience,” she wrote.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The single staff reviewer polled by Rehabs.com to date gave five out of five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “Extremely accommodating staff that are able to thoroughly help explain and guide loved ones through the process of getting the help they need,” the staff member wrote.

FINANCING

According to its website, Restore Health & Wellness accepts most major insurance providers, including Cigna, Humana, BlueCross BlueShield, and United Healthcare, among others. Self-pay through checks and major credit cards is also available. Seven Rehabs.com survey respondents to date provided positive feedback regarding the facility's costs.

Affordability: 4.3/5

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/restorecenterla/reviews

Accreditations & Licenses
  • Joint Commission
  • ADP
  • JCAHO
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11 Reviews

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    4.1/5
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    4.2/5
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    3.9/5
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  • S.W.
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    The admissions specialist that I spoke with for over a month said there would be no medical counters I'd have to go to - that if I was sick they would come to me. Private rooms with TV's and showers, pictures of a Resort like facility with pool and tennis court and someone with a laptop. When they booked my flight from out of state I was taken to a gated house with shared rooms and bathrooms. My roomate had her dirty underwear on the bathroom floor for days; I had to ask staff to pick it up since their non medical staff gave me meds that made me even sicker and their dr. who I was told "Dr. and medical staff would be onsite 24/7" didn't see me until my third day. By then he sent me to the ER. I was taken to 4 ER's. Where this facility provided my insurance and flex card to be billed directly back to me even though I was under their care, and their lack of medical care led to giving me medications both my mother and I told them I was allergic to.
  • Dennis
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    The accommodations are old and haven\'t been updated since the 80s and you only sleep there other then that you are driven to a office building by the way the foood is horrendous and your locked in a house with 20 others if you go to detox you are put in a house that\'s awful... this is honestly the biggest wayste of money
  • Anthony
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    This place is honestly great!! I learned a lot while I was in treatment, I highly recommend this place to any addicts out there seeking to get help!
  • Lynn
    This facility is an awful. They took my son into detox, and he had an awful experience. If you think their offer is Too good to be true...It is!
  • AP
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    Caring, considerate, loving, understanding. Too caring. This program helped me so much! The combination of the very talented therapy staff and the understanding from the staff that are in recovery made for an amazing treatment experience. This was my 13th try and treatment and nothing would work for me. Since I left Restore, I am now 11 months sober and happier than I have ever been!
  • TF
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    Amazing people who work there who truly care. Compassion for the client. Need more things to help clients like, massages and yoga and meditation I met amazing people who I am still friends with today, we all support people. I wanted this for myself and it truly helped me in many ways. I am very fortunate have come to Restore.
  • William
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    Facility takes clients to 12 step or smart recovery meetings 7 days a week Residence is wonderful Very qualified clinicians Would have liked my brother to be able to stay longer! My brother was in treatment at Restore and is still doing great. I'm not sure exactly what was different about his experience there, but he had never been so open minded and worked so hard at his recovery since his stay at Restore.
  • DD
    • Treatment Effectiveness
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    • Meals and Nutrition
    Clinical care, luxury accommodations and staff-to-client ratio. There are none, to me. There are not many, if any, facilities where you will receive as much one-on-one care as you will with Restore. I feel as though they are second to none in this area due to the staff-to-client ratio. And to add to that, even when you are not working with a Master's level therapist, you are privileged to be around the housing Director, who is a recovering addict himself and always willing to listen to any issues you may be having.
  • Anonymous
    • Treatment Effectiveness
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    Caring, considerate, loving, understanding. Too caring.
  • CJD
    • Treatment Effectiveness
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    Small Census Luxury Accommodations Clinical Comprehensiveness Unable to work with Medicare/Medicaid. Extremely accommodating staff that are able to thoroughly help explain and guide loved ones through the process of getting the help they need.
  • Donny
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    Co-ocurring and dual diagnosis: Restore is first and foremost a strong clinical care facility, focusing on therapeutic strategies above all else. the weekend recreational activities could use room for improvement Restore is the first facility I have seen place clinical care and therapeutic strategies above all else, addressing and offering exceptional luxury amenities, but putting the most effort into clinical offerings. This is uncommon in treatment centers today who place "amenities" above all else in an effort to simply draw in as many clients as possible, at the expense of quality clinical care