Serenity Lodge Lake Arrowhead in Lake Arrowhead, CA

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985 Meadow Brook Road
Lake Arrowhead CA 92352

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Nestled in the San Bernardino mountains, Serenity Lodge in Lake Arrowhead, Calif. operates programs exclusively for men seeking treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders. Clients can choose from an residential program, intensive outpatient program (IOP), or a partial hospitalization program (PHP) available through a partnership between Serenity Loge and a third-party group. Detox services are not available on site.


The treatment process begins with a comprehensive assessment. This assessment is used to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient using several key components including the 12-Step program, which can be found in nearly 48% of treatment facilities and often serves as a long-term method of treatment.

Programming's therapy addresses the root causes of addiction and helps clients identify triggers. Treatment consists of addiction education, individual, group and family counseling sessions, on-site 12-step meetings, and aftercare.

Specialized services are available for clients with co-occurring disorders. Clients seeking treatment for co-occurring disorders also receive medication management and are taught to cope with the symptoms of mental illness.

In addition to 12-Step principles, the program uses evidence-based and holistic methods, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive arts therapy, relapse prevention, and grief and loss counseling. Clients work with counselors to address the underlying factors to their addiction in an effort to remove them and make the transition to a sober lifestyle possible.


Serenity Lodge employees a team of counselors with substance abuse, co-occurring disorder, and assessment expertise. Many of these staff members are in recovery themselves. The facility is also a part of the 19% of U.S. facilities accredited by the Joint Commission, and the California Department of Health Care Services.


All residents stay in private rooms with queen beds, TVs, kitchens, and laundry facilities. The facility is able to house a maximum of 48 clients at a time. The facility, set on a 22-acre property, is peaceful and cabin-like with plenty of outdoor meeting spaces. There are a wide variety of amenities available on-site, including a movie theater, meditation pyramid, indoor racquetball court, library, gym, sauna, basketball court, and an outdoor swimming pool. Those who are interested can take advantage of the facility's professional music studio.


At the time of this writing, only one alum has provided feedback about Serenity Lodge to The feedback was mixed. Although the anonymous alum rated the program's counseling options and staff level of experience four out of five stars, they gave only two stars for its treatment of co-occurring disorders, family participation, and exercise/leisure activities. In commentary, the reviewer noted "staff" as a strength but added the meals could be improved.

On Google, Serenity Lodge - Lake Arrowhead had eight five out of five-star reviews to date, with alumni praising the staff in particular. [1] Alumni provide positive feedback for the “Amazing staff,” “amazing amenities,” and “the beautiful location.” Several alumni credited the program with their ongoing sobriety.

On Yelp, fourteen reviewers left five out of five-star reviews, while one reviewer left a one out of five-star review.[2][3] On Facebook, which the facility can manage, the facility has four five out of five-star reviews at the time of this writing.[4]


Serenity Lodge accepts most major insurance plans and asks clients to verify their insurance through the website. In California, 53.4% of facilities accept private insurance plans for treatment.


Serenity Lodge is focused on helping the community better understand addiction and substance abuse. Specifically, its social media campaigns focus on educating people about the signs of addiction as well as the methods available to seek help. That way, anyone that identifies a loved one with a problem can also direct them to a place where they can get the help that they need.

[1] Google Reviews

Published on September 2018

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