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BNI Treatment Centers

30954 Lobo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills, California, 91301
BNI Treatment Centers for Teens is a comprehensive, residential treatment program for substance use disorders, mental health conditions, and dual diagnosis in adolescents aged 12-17. BNI is dedicated to empowering teens who are struggling in various facets of their lives due to a drug or alcohol problem and/or mental illness, helping them overcome these challenges to get their lives back on a positive trajectory.

Facility Highlights

  • CARF Accredited

Specialization

  • 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.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • Arastou Aminzadeh, M.D
    Arastou Aminzadeh, M.DMedical Director
    Dr. Aminzadeh or Dr A. as most teens refer to him, has been working in variety of clinical settings for the last 20 years. He is well respected nationally for his expertise in Addiction medicine and treating adolescents. Dr A. is a triple board certified physician in psychiatry, Child and Adolescent psychiatry and Addiction medicine.
  • Oliver Ahmadpour, M.D.
    Oliver Ahmadpour, M.D.Psychiatrist
    Dr. Oliver Ahmadpour is an adult and child psychiatrist with nearly four decades of experience in the field of medicine with an M.D. degree from Sweden, where he practiced as an Internal Medicine physician. In the U.S. he completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Endocrinology at UCSD, and his Residency and Fellowship in Adult, Child, and adolescent Psychiatry at USC Keck School of Medicine.

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ABOUT BNI TREATMENT CENTERS

BNI Treatment Centers (BNI) is a physician-owned and operated residential treatment program for teenagers ages 12 through 17 struggling with substance abuse and other behavioral health issues. The CARF accredited program runs out of Agoura Hills, Calif., roughly an hour north of Los Angeles International Airport, and serves teens from across the country and around the world. It is among the 37 percent of California residential facilities.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Residential programming at BNI Treatment Centers is built to address a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality, and oppositional defiant disorders, as well as Asperger’s syndrome, substance abuse, and addictions to processes like video games and sex.

The BNI curriculum itself is quite comprehensive. During any given week, teens may experience both group and individual therapy as well as evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Alternative therapies and activities like surf therapy, equine therapy, psychodrama, music/dance therapy, and art therapy are also mentioned on the center’s homepage.

Teens requiring medical detoxification are supported by a 14-day withdrawal stabilization program, in which time they’ll come up with a long-term plan and receive close medical attention from a medical doctor. BNI Treatment Centers is among the 21 percent of California facilities to offer adolescent services. Families are provided with guidance throughout the entire process.

BNI also works with representatives from each client’s school to help teens stay on track with their formal schooling. Tutoring services are available on-site for students requiring extra assistance.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

BNI Treatment Centers is founded and operated by two medical doctors, a triple-board certified psychiatric physician and an adult and child psychiatrist, who collectively have more than 60 years’ experience in clinical settings. BNI is among the 28 percent of CARF accredited facilities.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

While attending therapy groups and participating in activities, teens reside in a two-story home staffed 24 hours a day by a team of nurses and support personnel. Pictures published on the center’s website depict bright shared and private rooms, computer stations, a full kitchen, and an outdoor swimming pool. Meals are prepared regularly by a chef.

REVIEWS

Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends and family members, or staff.

On Facebook, however, where three individuals each awarded the facility perfect five-star ratings, one referred to the medical doctor as an “amazing” psychiatrist. “He understands kids, teens, and young adults. I highly recommend him and BNI Treatment,” she commented. [1]

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/bnitreatmentcenters/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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