Treatment Center Setting
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Tree House Recovery for Men Philosophy
Tree House Recovery chemical dependency treatment center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Aftercare to Men. Tree House Recovery's unique approach to chemical dependency treatment focuses on the mind/body connection to build sustainable, healthy lives. Because we believe that simply removing substances is not enough, we equip clients with the skills and knowledge needed to live lasting, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
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.
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.
As they build their bodies and minds back, something takes hold and delivers them from the Black Hole of Addiction. Today I am grateful for…the entire staff at Tree House Recovery.
Tree House is a family. All current, past and future alumni are my brothers, who I know I can call on whenever I need them.
The connection between Tree House’s staff and clients was unlike anything I’ve seen or experienced in the past.
Tree House Recovery gave me so much more than sobriety. I now have everything I need to maintain a successful, joyous life.
I’ve never had this level of confidence and consciousness in my life.
To see [our son] excited about the things going on in his life is truly a wonderful thing!
Meet the Staff
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Andrew Schneider received his Osteopathic Medical Degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A dedicated, life-long athlete, he is active in daily weight training and basketball, and he enjoys running and hiking with his wife and son. He currently practices both addiction medicine and adult/adolescent/child psychiatry in Orange County, CA.
Dr. Schneider has additional training in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. He has spent 10 years as a Psychiatrist helping people heal from emotional and physical illness by steering them towards healthy lifestyles and away from a reliance on pharmaceutical medications, making him the perfect fit for Tree House Recovery.
We found Geoffrey’s story to be as colorful and detailed as his tattoos. As a young man, he discovered the therapeutic qualities that music brought to his life. This led him to the Orange County music/club scene, a scene that featured drugs and alcohol. A veteran/survivor of a seven-year battle with drug addiction and a Treatment Center graduate, Geoffrey currently has ten successful years in recovery. His dangerous path did uncover a new direction and focus. Profoundly dedicated to carving out a career in the field of substance abuse, he has earned an Associate Degree in Human Services and is actively pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. With over eight years of experience in counseling and lecturing on Chemical Dependency, Geoffrey has developed a great understanding of and appreciation for the importance of educating addicts in relation to the biological, psychological and social dynamics of their disease. Armed with this education, recovering addicts discover the strength and ability to steer clear of the trappings of relapse.
Physical Empowerment Director
At Tree House Recovery in Costa Mesa, our 90-Day Treatment Program teaches our residents that being physically fit and strong, along with comparable psychological health, paves the way to healthy behaviors, good decisions and, ultimately, to sobriety.
Knowing that, finding an ideal candidate to fill the position of Physical Empowerment Director deserved to be at the top of our priority list. And, while our search connected us to plenty of good people, we were looking for much more than “good”. We wanted someone who could “talk the talk” AND “walk the walk”.
Neil Trusso is that person for us. With a rich and impressive history as a college athlete, a US Navy SEAL Team member, a triathlete, a tactical gear designer, the holder of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and the founder of a Film Production Company, Neil most certainly has proven that he can “walk the walk”.
The men at Tree House, under Neil’s guidance and mentoring, will be able to explore and discover untouched and untapped depths of inner strength and physical health. Once uncovered, these lessons taught by Neil will provide our residents with a solid foundation for the construction of a clean, sober and nourishing life.
George Coleman is the creator of the “ Naked Writing Program “ at Tree House Recovery and he is the man who will be personally directing and guiding our residents through every phase of that program. In addition to the fact that George has designed an excellent “ expressive writing “ regiment of assignments for the men at Tree House, he comes to us with an unusually impressive array of accomplishments and strength of character that are particularly well suited to our goals.
While building an unblemished history of over 25 years of being clean and sober, George has provided mentorship and advice to hundreds of men and women seeking to understand their journeys into sobriety. Also, as a survivor of three combat tours as a US Military Intelligence specialist in Asia, a long roller coaster ride with PTSD symptoms, a bad marriage and an extensive career as an addict/alcoholic, George endows Tree House with a staff member that the residents can connect with and relate to on a wide variety of levels.
At Tree House, we understand that the overall success of our Program ultimately lies in the hands of our staff and their ability to communicate our message and mission. In our aspirations to have a positive and lasting impact of the lives of the men who come through our doors, we are fully aware of how fortunate we are to have enrolled George in our vision.
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ABOUT TREE HOUSE RECOVERY FOR MEN
Tree House Recovery, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., treats adult men struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders through sober living, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient program (OP), and aftercare programs. Detox is not offered at Tree House Recovery which, in the state, is among 11.7 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment for chemical dependency at Tree House Recovery focuses on the mind and body connection. More than simply removing addictive substances, the program helps clients acquire knowledge and practice making healthy, fulfilling life choices through eight evidence-based interconnected modalities.
Through a daily, holistic combination of activities and therapies, clients build balanced physical and psychological strength. They participate in yoga and group exercise sessions, judgment-free writing sessions, addiction education, cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step practices, and individual counseling. Other components include experiential therapies such as drills on surf passage boats; fitness therapy such as weight lifting; and Recovery In Action, a program that trains clients for triathlons and spartan races.
Survey feedback sourced from alumni by Rehabs.com suggests the program lasts from four to six months. PHP clients participate in therapy five days a week for a minimum of six hours a day, following individualized treatment plans. In some cases, clients may "step-down" through the various treatment intensities to follow a comprehensive continuum of care.
The multidisciplinary team includes addiction counselors and fitness, yoga, experiential, and writing therapists. The staff-to-client ratio is 5:8. Staff members include military veterans, individuals in recovery with years of sobriety, and therapists with bachelor's and master's degrees in counseling psychology. To date, the 17 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.9/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Tree House features inspiring outdoor and indoor spaces surrounded by trees and natural light. Housing units have garages for bike storage, and the complex includes classrooms, living and outdoor spaces, and a gym. Clients go on outings to local sights such as Newport Pier and the San Bernardino Mountains. The 17 Individuals polled on the matter appreciated the quality of living facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Fourteen alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date submitted extremely positive opinions about Tree House Recovery, as reflected in their ratings for the most categories of a Rehabs.com survey These former clients continued the pattern of awarding predominantly four and five stars to a range of survey metrics, including the amount of family participation and visitor policies.
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.6/5
Family Participation: 4.4/5
Alumni were nearly unanimous in their praise, pointing to the physically challenging programs, excellent staff, and holistic approach. Many credited the facility for saving their life, such as B.B., a former heroin addict who told Rehabs.com: “Hopeless, I was compelled to try one last center. Tree House Recovery saved my life. They gave gave me the tools, knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed.” Isolated criticism suggested the program may be too challenging for certain people and that accommodations could be better maintained.
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.9/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.6/5
Secondary sites also revealed excellent feedback to date: a perfect five-star average based on 26 Google reviews; perfect five-star average based on eight Yelp reviews; and 4.8 out of five stars based on 39 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.    Many reviewers noted that, after attempts at other facilities, this center turned their life around, such as Tanner: “Tree House truly helped save my life. As someone who went to many rehabs and tried many times to get sober it wasn’t until I went through Tree House that I gained the sobriety time I have now.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The three loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also provided highly favorable feedback, awarding mainly perfect five stars with a sprinkling of four and three out of five stars for the major categories of treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Two loved ones who evaluated other metrics assigned five stars for holistic offerings and the likelihood they'd recommend the facility, as well as four stars for counseling options and family participation.
Two reviewers noted their loved ones, after trying other centers, achieved success at Tree House. Emphasizing the program’s integration of physical, psychological, and social wellness, R.H. wrote: “THR gave him the education, tools and physical well-being to be the sober man he is today. This is a stellar rehab!”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two employees polled by Rehabs.com to date offered positive feedback, awarding four and perfect five stars in all categories evaluated. One gave the facility consistent perfect ratings, and the other followed suit except for four stars for visitor policy and family participation. They praised the emphasis on developing positive practices and perspectives, and R.F. noted: "The interconnectedness of staff and treatment modalities results in an unparalleled level of effectiveness."
Tree House Recovery accepts most private insurance, such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Cigna. The center works with My Treatment Lender to offer clients financing options. The 17 individuals polled on the matter also appreciated the facility's cost.
Published on September 2018
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