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AKUA Mind and Body provides multiple levels of care for adult males and females who are struggling with a mental health disorder, a substance abuse disorder or a co-occurring disorder. The treatment team at AKUA Mind and Body offers a combination of clinical excellence and compassion while integrating evidenced-based western medicine with eastern holistic approaches. We provide individual treatment plans in order to cater to each client’s unique needs in order to pave the road for a successful recovery. From detoxification and residential treatment to partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapy, AKUA offers state of the art treatment for a wide variety of mental health and addiction disorders.



Detoxification refers to the elimination of drugs and/or alcohol from the body in a controlled setting. Detoxification is the initial stage of substance abuse treatment and clients can be given prescription medications to ease the physical side effects of withdrawal during this detoxification process. These medications are given to lessen the side effects of withdrawal symptoms most commonly for opioid abuse, alcohol abuse and benzodiazepine abuse. Clients who are struggling with a substance abuse disorder of any kind should undergo detoxification before they can integrate into a long-term drug and alcohol treatment program to address their underlying triggers and possible co-occurring mental health disorders.

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is a high-level level of care offered at AKUA Mind and Body and provides around the clock treatment for clients who are struggling with a severe mental health disorder or substance abuse disorder. Clients who undergo residential treatment live at the treatment facility and undergo daily psychotherapy sessions for an average of 6 hours a day, depending on the specific treatment program. Residential treatment usually lasts on average 30-90 days and during this time clients undergo group therapy, individual therapy and family therapy. After successfully completing residential treatment, clients can undergo a lower level of care such as intensive outpatient treatment or partial hospitalization.

Mental Health

Mental health disorders range from mood disorders such an depression and bipolar disorder to anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma disorders and behavioral disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorders and range from generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder to specific phobias and social anxiety disorder. Mental health disorders are best treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication management, depending on the specific disorder. Depending on the severity and the duration of the client’s signs and symptoms, individuals with a mental health disorder may need to undergo a higher level of care such as residential treatment or partial hospitalization.


Co-occurring Disorder

Co-occurring disorders, formerly known as dual diagnosis, refers to having a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder at the same time however each of these disorders may be diagnosed at different times over the course of a client’s evaluation and treatment. Clients may have multiple mental health and substance abuse disorders and Common examples of co-occurring disorders include the combinations of major depression with cocaine addiction, and alcohol addiction with panic disorder. Mental health disorders can often lead to substance abuse disorders and vice versa however underlying trauma often triggers both types of disorders. Both a client’s mental health disorder and substance abuse disorder should be treated simultaneously because if one disorder is left untreated then the client has a higher likelihood of relapsing or undergoing complications during their treatment program.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization is an all day treatment program that requires the client to undergo four to six hours of therapy per day for three to five days per week but unlike residential treatment programs, clients in partial hospitalization go home after each day to the comfort of their own beds. Clients should have a strong support system at home, a reliable means of daily transportation, be medically stable, should not be withdrawing from illicit substances, or have active medical complications or be suicidal in order to undergo partial hospitalization. Partial hospitalization is a mid-level of care meaning that is a step down from residential treatment but more involved than intensive outpatient therapy.

Gender Specific Treatment

Gender specific treatment is designed to treat genders separately from one another and is a major component of AKUA Mind and Body for all levels of care and all mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment programs. Research has showed that proving separate treatment programs for males and females removes the distractions and barriers that often come with co-ed treatment programs. Gender specific treatment allows clients to feel more comfortable in treatment, allows clients to be able to spend more time on gender specific issues, and allows clients to feel more comfortable sharing intimate details and relating to others during group treatment.


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Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive outpatient treatment is a lower level of care providing treatment for clients who are struggling with mental health disorders and/or substance abuse disorders. Intensive outpatient therapy requires clients to undergo nine hours of group or individual therapy each week and each session is usually divided up over 3-4 hours therefore allowing clients to maintain their own professional and personal lives. Intensive outpatient therapy is suitable for clients who are high functioning in society, have a strong support group, and who are able to maintain their own sobriety outside of therapy. Intensive outpatient treatment provides more structure and a more intensive treatment program than a standard outpatient program while still accommodating the individual’s home and work life.

Outpatient Program

Outpatient therapy is the lowest level of care offered to clients who are struggling with a substance abuse or mental health disorder and is best used as a maintenance therapy approach for clients who have successfully completed a higher level of care. Clients in outpatient therapy usually undergo one to two hours of treatment each week or every two weeks and also are active in a community support group such as AA or NA or an online community mental health support group. Outpatient therapy is much more affordable compared to a higher level of care and treatment rates range from $40-$250 per hour, depending on a variety of factors.

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