Doctor Chris Small has been the Medical Director at Asana Recovery since our founding. He is responsible for the administration of medical services and clinical care here, which includes the management and oversight of individual treatment through the duration of each client's stay. Dr. Small is certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Family Medicine, making him one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. who have completed additional training necessary to treat the full-spectrum of medical and psychiatric illness. At Asana Recovery, we recognize the importance of a detox program that is administered by the right professionals who have the proper training and experience to manage the symptoms and administer the appropriate care to ensure a safe, successful and complete detoxification as a critical first step in recovery. With his unique qualifications to treat both medical and complex mental conditions, Dr. Small brings that expertise to Asana. In keeping with his dual board certifications, Dr. Small's approach to treating addiction is based on the concept of a strong mind-body connection—that true healing must take into account both the physical and emotional/psychological needs of clients. Families and clients who turn to Asana for their recovery needs can find comfort in knowing that every treatment plan is designed for each client’s particular medical and psychiatric needs. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Small completed his dual residency training at the University of California, San Diego, where he is currently an assistant clinical professor of the Department of Health Sciences.
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Phone: (949) 438-4504 | Asana Recovery is a boutique alcohol and drug recovery program located in Costa Mesa, California just a couple miles from the Orange County coastline. The program is state licensed and nationally accredited for medical detoxification, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment. Utilizing evidence based practices and harm reduction techniques, our management and clinical staff include some of the most experienced and accomplished addiction treatment professionals in the industry. Providing empathetic support for clients entering treatment whether it is their first or umpteenth episode is our specialty. The “Asana Way” focuses on providing personalized and comprehensive treatment plans for both men and women in recovery. It embodies our forward-thinking approach to the treatment of addiction, pairing traditional and alternative methods, and serving all clients with compassion, while providing appropriate structure and practicing essential values in work and in play. Treatment planning begins immediately upon admission and during detoxification with involvement in individual and group therapy sessions and case management. Medication assisted detoxification, or detox, from opiates, alcohol and/or other drugs is managed closely by the onsite medical team to ensure client safety and comfort. Non-traditional detox protocols are often implemented to better match each client’s uniqueness. Daily treatment programming is specifically geared towards addressing underlying issues driving the addiction while also developing recovery tools. Group therapy is interwoven between individual and family sessions. Therapy modalities can include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Traditional 12-Step and Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) groups are attended on a nightly basis. Mindfulness, physical exercise and healthy eating are incorporated into daily treatment programming. Most meals are prepared by an on-site chef with a focus on replenishing basic vitamins and minerals. The nutritionist provides dietary analysis, consulting and meal preparation training. Daily physical activity can range from beach walks to cross fit training to one-on-one boxing with our personal trainers.
Asana Recovery Reviews and Ratings Details
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- Medical Detoxification
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
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.
- 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.
- Individualized Treatment
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.
- 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.
- Aftercare Support
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.
- Residential Treatment
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Asana Recovery is an absolutely amazing place with caring staff, and what better place do you want to get sober in CaliforniaMichael
Asana Recovery has made it so easy to stay sober.Abel
It’s a lovely environment, It’s like being at home—it’s been the best experience in my life, and I’m finally ready to take on that challenge of taking care of me first.Amanda
They give you individual attention, individual experience, individual feedback you need in order to fight this disease.Fatuma
Chris Small - MD
Grant Clarke - Clinical Director
Grant Clarke is a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with the State of California in 2008. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BA in Psychology and Masters in Social Work in 2002. Not only does Grant bring his personal experiences with addiction to the table but his role as a father of three girls contributes to his approach. Clients gravitate toward Grant because of his strong boundaries and deep experience. Grant excels at teaching clients coping mechanisms and the philosophy of recovery.
Caroline Anderson - Client Care Coordinator
Caroline’s calling to work in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and focus on client care is a natural fit with her pursuit of a degree to become a registered nurse, along with her previous education, training and work in the field of human development. She has clinical training and experience specific to mental health and drug and alcohol addiction treatment. As a Client Care Coordinator at Asana Recovery, Caroline helps with the intake and assessment of clients and monitors their medical condition and medications throughout their detox and treatment, with the goal of helping to ensure that each client has a safe and successful treatment experience. She values the opportunity to apply her training and clinical skills in a rehabilitation setting and finds her role both challenging and rewarding. Caroline holds a degree in Childhood Development from the Institute of Social Pedagogic in Munich, Germany, and studied both nursing and child development at Long Beach City College.
Monica Armas - Therapist
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Monica brings a wealth of training, skills, and experience to her role as a Therapist at Asana Recovery. She facilitates individual and group therapy sessions, including adults with co-occurring disorders, probing the experiences, conflicts, and emotions that underlie addictive and self-destructive behaviors, then guiding clients toward focusing on solutions. Monica also conducts family therapy sessions and believes strongly that involving clients’ families is critically important in finding lasting solutions in recovery from addiction.
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