ABOUT WINDWARD WAY RECOVERY
Windward Way Recovery, in the sunny southern California city of Costa Mesa, provides a full continuum of comprehensive treatment for adult men aged 18 to 45 struggling with substance abuse. This includes residential and outpatient-based treatment. The facility is also part of the 15 percent of residential facilities in California to offer non-hospital detox services on-site. Services for men dealing with co-occurring mental health concerns are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Individualized treatment at Windward Way Recovery begins with clinically supervised detoxification as needed. The center follows a five-phase system: detoxification, residential treatment, day treatment, intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient services. It is part of the 52.3 percent of facilities to offer a program specifically tailored to men.
The center blends evidence-based therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) with holistic and experiencial therapies. Clients will participate in individual, group, and family therapy and are introduced to the 12-step model of recovery. During the last stage of treatment, clients also work with clinicians to develop comprehensive aftercare plans.
Holistic treatments like BioSound therapy, equine therapy, yoga, acupuncture, physical activity, and rope course challenges are incorporated into treatment. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) sessions are also available to address trauma-related concerns. Career and academic counseling and marriage and/or family therapy may be also be incorporated into programming. The facility also offers individualized treatment for PTSD addiction.
Windward Way Recovery’s multidisciplinary staff includes master’s-level mental health and substance abuse counselors, nurses, case managers, intake specialists, psychiatrists, yoga and meditation therapists, and admissions coordinators. Some of the facility’s staff are in recovery. Windward Way is CARF-accredited and is part of the 13.9 percent of facilities in the state to be accredited by The Joint Commission.. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the aptitude of staff members.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients of Windward Way Recovery reside in shared or private rooms with modern furnishings. The residence includes dining and living rooms, an on-site pool and hot tub, and outdoor patios. The facility’s Adventure Program allows residents to participate in outdoor recreational activities including kayaking, hiking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and more. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter reported clean and well-maintained facilities.
Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The 13 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave Windward Way Recovery excellent reviews, with several alumni citing “caring,” “supportive,” and “helpful” staff as a strength of the facility. Four alumni thanked the facility for saving their lives. Overall, the alumni gave excellent average ratings for the training and experience of staff, exercise and leisure activities available, counseling options, affordability, cleanliness, and family participation.
Exercise and Leisure Activities: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.7/5
Family Participation: 4.6/5
“Windward was the best decision i ever made. The staff cared about me and showed me how to live life sober,” wrote former client A.K, while alum B.C. added: "Having bounced around other facilities with no success windward way offered me a safe structured environment that facilitated growth.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also appreciated the facility and echoed alumni praise for staff. All loved ones surveyed indicated that they’d recommend treatment at Windward Way Recovery with perfect five out of five-star ratings. In addition, the loved ones gave excellent ratings for the amount of family participation and holistic offerings.
Likelihood to Recommend: 5/5
Holistic Offerings: 5/5
Family Participation: 4.5/5
“The staff was amazing at all levels, their program is industry leading, and their commitment to their clients is unwavering,” wrote Chris, the sibling of an alum, wrote in a representative review. “I can undoubtedly say Windward Way is responsible for saving my brothers life and giving him the opportunity to live a meaningful & purposeful life.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date also provided positive feedback for Windward Way Recovery. Staff members highlighted caring co-workers and called the facility one of “the best” in the industry. “Windward Way has the finest drug addiction recovery campus in Southern California,” Robbie wrote in a representative review. “Their team is probably the best I have ever worked with and most important, they produce results.” Both staff members gave high four and five-star ratings for the amount of family participation, counseling options, holistic offerings, and visitor policies.
Windward Way Recovery accepts health insurance and private pay, and offers financial assistance to qualifying individuals. It is in-network with Cigna, Blue California, and Magellan Health. To date, the 18 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the facility's overall cost.
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