California’s Premiere Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center
AKUA Mind and Body is a fully-accredited and licensed addiction and mental health treatment center. AKUA offers Western evidenced-based medication-assisted treatment combined with holistic Eastern traditions for a broad spectrum, integrative treatment approach.
AKUA provides individualized treatment to adult men and women who have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and/or a mental health disorder. Most clients present to treatment with more than one type of disorder, a condition known as a co-occurring disorder, formerly labeled as dual diagnosis. An alcohol condition coupled with underlying depression is an example of a co-occurring disorder, and both disorders must be treated simultaneously for the individual to fully heal, as one disorder will often feed off of the other.
AKUA Mind and Body employs a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes admission intake counselors, therapists, dietitians, and addiction medicine physicians who work together to provide an integrated approach to treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness.
- Trauma-informed therapy
- EMDR therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Dietary and nutrition counseling
- Individual therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectal behavioral therapies (DBT)
Detox Treatment Program
Treatment for substance abuse usually begins with detoxification, which can be 24 hours to 6 days on average depending on the substance of abuse. The goal of detox is to rid the body of the abused substance so the withdrawal process can be treated successfully. Opioids, benzodiazepines and alcohol are known to have severe withdrawal side effects and therefore medications are given to relieve any unwanted side effects and prevent any further harm. Once the acute withdrawal stage is over, the acute drug treatment will begin.
The highest level of care offered at AKUA Mind and Body and requires 24-hour care for individuals who need substance abuse and/or mental health treatment. Those clients who receive residential treatment typically struggle with cravings and unhealthy thought and should be monitored around the clock to prevent relapse. Most clients who enter residential rehab cannot go more than a couple of days without using alcohol or drugs.
Considered a mid-level of care offered at AKUA Mind and Body since it does not require 24-hour monitoring but instead is an intensive program requiring four to six hours of therapy per day for four to five days per week. Unlike residential treatment, clients in partial hospitalization have shown enough improvement that they are strong enough to leave treatment at night and return to the comfort of their beds. All clients with a substance abuse addiction have successfully completed a detoxification program and many, but not all, have completed a residential treatment program for their substance abuse addiction, mental health disorder or for their co-occurring disorder.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Considered a lower level of care that is perfect for clients who have successfully completed detox and residential treatment or partial hospitalization treatment and are in the early stages of their recovery. It is ideal for clients who are returning to work, school or other responsibilities on a part-time basis and who reside locally in a stable environment such as a sober living, or at home with supportive loved ones. Intensive outpatient treatment requires individuals to obtain at least nine hours of group and/or individual therapy per week which is divided up into three-hour sessions three to five evenings a week.
What Our Client Say About Us
AKUA Mind and Body understands the financial burdens that addiction and mental health treatment can have on an individual and their family. As a result, AKUA works closely with most HMO, EPO and PPO insurance plans including AmeriHealth, Optum, Cigna, Humana, United Healthcare, Allcare Health, Highmark, Oscar, UPMC Health Plan, MetLife and are In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Multi Plan, Beacon, Magellen, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HMC Health Works, Western Health Advantage, and Tricare.
Most PPO Policies Accepted
The treatment specialists at AKUA believe in treating the individual as a whole, rather than treating the diagnosis. Each client has unique treatment timeline involving a collaborative effort from every member of the treatment team.
Maybe you are a 26-year-old female who is struggling with body dissatisfaction fueled by depression, which has developed into a cocaine addiction. Maybe you are a 45-year-old male working in corporate America, drinking excessively to cope with your anxiety despite your loving family. No matter who you are and what your story is, AKUA Mind and Body believes in tailoring their treatment program to fit your needs so you can live a healthy and fulfilling life, free from addictive substances and the pain of underlying disorders.