Serenity Knolls

4.6 (10 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
145 Tamal Road
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
8444564159 Visit Website

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  • Insurance is not Accepted
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

At Serenity Knolls, we treat addiction for both alcohol and drugs. Dual diagnosis – depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders – which may lead to relapse and threaten long-term sobriety are addressed. We work with our clients as they begin their journey to a new and fulfilling sober life.

Serenity Knolls 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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The treatment was good & caring, but our son relapsed once he was out. He said their food was amazing & part of the reason he stayed. You can drag a horse to water, but without a desire to drink, it's...


My exhusband provided a check for $15,900.00 for 1 MONTH to Serenity Knolls which check was used as the basis for reducing child & spousal support. That is a lot of money to pay for 1 month to pay an...


Nice and knowledgable staff, family engagement. Expensive, but worth it.


I spent 5 months at the Knolls between 2000 and 2002. I am very proud to be an alumni and I have been sober since then. Thank you for being there when I needed direction.


Great program for residents and their families. Focus is on recovery, education around alcoholism/addiction and breaking denial. A very nice and well maintained facility with amazing food.This is a m...


It has a good success rate & a very supportive environment. If you love your friends and family, send them here.


Helpful, knowledgeable people. I thought that the group meeting and their method of confrontation was interesting, perhaps too confrontational, difficult time, difficult.


This facility did care about my son, but he felt very pressured to stay beyond 28 days...When he stated he was not going to continue his stay, he noticed a distinct difference in how his counselors tr...


The care and concern from the counselors was phenomenal. though the price is expensive, the surroundings are beautiful and the food is gourmet! Counselors are the best around. caring, compassionate an...


Thanks to Serenity Knolls, I am 6+ years sober. The staff was, and continues to be so supportive in my sober journey.

Areas of Focus
Weekend Family Program

Chemical dependency affects not only the person addicted, but it impacts the lives of everyone close to the substance abuser. The Family Program at Serenity Knolls was created for spouses, friends, adult and adolescent children, or for anyone involved with the recovering person. This program takes place every weekend to assist both the person in recovery and their family and friends adjust to a new way of living. A variety of educational and group participation sessions are held every Saturday.

Key Staff Members
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    Dr. Joan Driscoll - Psychological Evaluations Counselor

    Dr. Driscoll conducts the psychological evaluations for new residents, and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis and Partners in Recovery groups. After completing her graduate work at the Wright Institute, Dr. Driscoll trained at California Pacific Medical Center San Francisco Department of Psychiatry. She was the Director of the non-profit Bay Area Community Resources drinking driver program, a member of the Board of Directors of California’s CADDTP, and served on the BACR management team for more than a decade. She was adjunct faculty at the Wright Institute, Berkeley until 2008 and at Argosy University was the clinical training director and taught Psy.D. and M.F.T. graduate courses. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she was a publishing executive in New York City. Joan says “Recovery is what makes this life possible.”

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    Mike Neustadt - Founder

    Mike Neustadt was born in Chicago. At age 21 he was the youngest person ever given membership to the commodities exchange. However, he lost this opportunity due to his drinking. His love of sports and his leadership capabilities allowed him a career as a college level basketball coach in the Midwest. He was highly successful coaching, but alcohol took this from him as well. He entered treatment in 1983 with 35 cents in his pocket. Mike and his wife Louise opened Serenity Knolls in May of 1990 with the sole purpose of helping other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety.