Restore Health & Wellness

Ratings & Reviews
Recovery.org Reviews
  • Overall: 4.4
  • Accommodations: 4.4
  • Meals: 4.2
  • Effectiveness: 4.6
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Contact Information
16530 Ventura Blvd Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 91436
8779241132
  • $ Paying for Treatment
    • Insurance is Accepted
    • Financing is Available
    • Medicare is not Accepted
    • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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.

Restore Health & Wellness Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Dennis

This place is a fly by nite rehab that is a total show of smoke and mirrors what you are told and what you actually get are nite and day the accommodations are to old run down mansions that haven\'t b...

Anthony

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

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 mad...

TF

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 toda...

William

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 t...

DD

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. ...

Anonymous

Caring, considerate, loving, understanding. Too caring.

CJD

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 thro...

Donny

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...


Areas of Focus
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.

Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Alumni Testimonials
  • Restore provided a very safe environment for me to begin my recovery. The residence that I lived in was beautiful and like no house I had ever stepped foot in before. They assisted in giving me a jump start to working a twelve step program and transported us to great meetings seven days a week. Every weekend we were able to go off grounds with staff and engage in fun activities, helping show that recovery can be fun. The camaraderie was like no other place I've ever been to and the clinical staff provided me with all of my therapeutic needs. Maxine, my therapist didn't tell me what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear. Vinse, one of Restores directors, has an open door policy and any struggle, obstacle or problem I was facing, he was able to relate to on a personal level and really walk me through my 'issues.' I am forever grateful for what Restore has done for me. I have to be honest, I’ve been in and out of facilities for years but this was my last shot at treatment before my fiancee gave birth to my first child, my daughter, and I cannot express how grateful I am for the opportunity that I was awarded at Restore.
    Chris B.
  • When I arrived at Restore Health and Wellness on August 3rd , 2015, I was scared. I had just turned 24 years old and instead of celebrating my birthday with my family and friends the only thing going through my head was “Here we go.. another treatment center.” As a client at Restore, I was taught how to live my life without having to use drugs and alcohol. Today, I am able to look at the new people coming into Restore as mirrors, seeing myself in them. Not only did Restore Health and Wellness teach me how to see the good in other people, it showed me how to finally look in the mirror at myself, smile, and see the good in myself for the first time in a very long time.
    Austin
  • Cory, You were a pleasure to deal with at such a trying time. Thank you for all of your help in guiding me through the steps of what needed to be done to get my son the care that he needed. I hope your employer realizes what an asset you are to him or her. I was also very pleased with the fact that during my sons stay at Restore he was able to open his mind and look at life differently. Hopefully this stays with him forever. I will always be grateful to all of you for your help.
    Jackie B.
Key Staff Members
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    Melissa Burke Simon - Clinical Director

    Melissa Burke Simon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from San Diego State University. Melissa specializes in the dual diagnosis and has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of co-occurring disorders. She has focused for more than 10 years on learning and practicing the most effective methods in helping individuals improve the quality of their life by teaching them healthy cognitive and behavioral strategies.

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    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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    Maxine Hughes - Primary Therapist

    Maxine Hughes graduated from Azusa Pacific University with her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently registered with the Board of Behavioral Services. Maxine has several years experience working in the field of addiction and recovery with dual diagnosis clients in residential rehab and outpatient settings. In this capacity, Maxine facilitated groups, individual, and family psychotherapy while utilizing evidence-based practices Aggression Replacement Training, Seeking Safety, and Strengthening Families. Maxine has also worked with to facilitate a integrated therapeutic approach that has helped individuals overcome substance abuse, process childhood traumas and learn healthy coping tools needed for long term sobriety.

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    Donny Barth - Director of Admissions

    As the Director of Admissions for Restore Health & Wellness Center Donny manages a team of admissions counselors who each speak from their own personal experiences in overcoming their substance abuse and dependency issues in an effort to help all of Restore’s clients as well as their families as comfortable and well informed as possible during the admissions process. Donny believes addiction is a family disease, and that treatment is most effective when all involved are on the same page working towards a common goal in helping the addict access the treatment they deserve.