Windward Way Recovery Philosophy
Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist men in developing & maintaining the foundations of recovery. Our clinically supervised treatment programs assist clients in developing and improving real-world traits that include such things as responsibility, accountability and — structure.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Veronica Parker, LMFT
Veronica is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of clinical experience. She has worked as a therapist in various treatment centers and mental health clinics on a vast array of emotional and behavioral issues including dual diagnosis, substance abuse, trauma, grief and loss, and emotion regulation deficits. She has also previously held positions as an adventure therapist and clinical director. Veronica specializes in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Jeremy’s goal is to create a seamless transition from treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues to long-term recovery. And his expertise in consistently achieving that goal comes from years of working in all facets of recovery. As founder and executive director of Windward Way, Jeremy keeps his feet on the ground by remaining heavily involved in the local recovery community, holding several volunteer positions. He maintains professional associations with NAMI, NAATP and NAPHS, and he’s an Orange County Sober Living Coalition member in good standing.
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ABOUT WINDWARD WAY RECOVERY
Windward Way Recovery, in the sunny southern California city of Costa Mesa, provides a full continuum of comprehensive treatment for adult men aged 18 to 45 struggling with substance abuse. This includes residential and outpatient-based treatment. The facility is also part of the 15 percent of residential facilities in California to offer non-hospital detox services on-site. Services for men dealing with co-occurring mental health concerns are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Individualized treatment at Windward Way Recovery begins with clinically supervised detoxification as needed. The center follows a five-phase system: detoxification, residential treatment, day treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient services. It is part of the 52.3 percent of facilities to offer a program specifically tailored to men.
The center blends evidence-based therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) with holistic and experiencial therapies. Clients will participate in individual, group, and family therapy and are introduced to the 12-step model of recovery. During the last stage of treatment, clients also work with clinicians to develop comprehensive aftercare plans.
Holistic treatments like BioSound therapy, equine therapy, yoga, acupuncture, physical activity, and rope course challenges are incorporated into treatment. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions are also available to address trauma-related concerns. Career and academic counseling and marriage and/or family therapy may be also be incorporated into programming. The facility also offers individualized treatment for PTSD addiction.
Windward Way Recovery’s multidisciplinary staff includes master’s-level mental health and substance abuse counselors, nurses, case managers, intake specialists, psychiatrists, yoga and meditation therapists, and admissions coordinators. Some of the facility’s staff are in recovery. Windward Way is CARF-accredited and is part of the 13.9 percent of facilities in the state to be accredited by The Joint Commission.. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the aptitude of staff members.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients of Windward Way Recovery reside in shared or private rooms with modern furnishings. The residence includes dining and living rooms, an on-site pool and hot tub, and outdoor patios. The facility’s Adventure Program allows residents to participate in outdoor recreational activities including kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and more. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter reported clean and well-maintained facilities.
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 13 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Windward Way Recovery excellent reviews, with several alumni citing “caring,” “supportive,” and “helpful” staff as a strength of the facility. Four alumni thanked the facility for saving their lives. Overall, the alumni gave excellent average ratings for the training and experience of staff, exercise and leisure activities available, counseling options, affordability, cleanliness, and family participation.
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.7/5
Family Participation: 4.6/5
“Windward was the best decision i ever made. The staff cared about me and showed me how to live life sober,” wrote former client A.K, while alum B.C. added: "Having bounced around other facilities with no success windward way offered me a safe structured environment that facilitated growth.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also appreciated the facility and echoed alumni praise for staff. All loved ones surveyed indicated that they’d recommend treatment at Windward Way Recovery with perfect five out of five-star ratings. In addition, the loved ones gave excellent ratings for the amount of family participation and holistic offerings.
Likelihood to Recommend: 5/5
Holistic Offerings: 5/5
Family Participation: 4.5/5
“The staff was amazing at all levels, their program is industry leading, and their commitment to their clients is unwavering,” wrote Chris, the sibling of an alum, wrote in a representative review. “I can undoubtedly say Windward Way is responsible for saving my brothers life and giving him the opportunity to live a meaningful & purposeful life.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date also provided positive feedback for Windward Way Recovery. Staff members highlighted caring co-workers and called the facility one of “the best” in the industry. “Windward Way has the finest drug addiction recovery campus in Southern California,” Robbie wrote in a representative review. “Their team is probably the best I have ever worked with and most important, they produce results.” Both staff members gave high four and five-star ratings for the amount of family participation, counseling options, holistic offerings, and visitor policies.
Windward Way Recovery accepts health insurance and private pay, and offers financial assistance to qualifying individuals. It is in-network with Cigna, Blue California, and Magellan Health. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the facility's overall cost.
Published on February 2019
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