ABOUT SATORI RECOVERY CENTER
Located in scenic Laguna Beach, Calif., the Satori Recovery Center offers one of the state's 540 (37.8 percent) residential substance abuse treatment programs. Additionally, this center provides an an intensive outpatient program (IOP), as well as sober living services. This is also one of the only 200 (14 percent) California's non-hospital treatment centers offering on-site detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Satori is holistic and combines evidence-based therapies with mindfulness-based treatments. Clients begin the program in the facility’s co-ed detox and residential facility, which is called Satori Villa.
Treatment consists of group therapy that addresses subjects like emotional processing, creating healthy change, relapse prevention, and health and wellness topics. Clients also receive individual counseling sessions twice weekly. Medication management and monitoring is also available for individuals struggling with co-occurring mental health concerns, as well as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, which helps clients process past trauma.
In addition to traditional approaches, residents may also participate in art and adventure therapy, mindfulness practices, and yoga. Satori frequently facilities kayaking, paddle-boarding, beach trips, hiking, as well as trips to museums and movie theaters.
Satori Retreat is the facility’s sober living home, where clients may live with less restriction while attending the intensive outpatient program (IOP) in nearby Laguna Hills. IOP includes counseling, educational classes, and experiential therapies.
The Satori treatment team includes a medical director, an M.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the facility’s website, the intimate detox/residential facility accommodates only six clients at a time. This suggests highly individualized care, as the average number of individuals in a residential treatment facility at a given time was 18 clients, as of 2016. Images show a beautifully appointed home with scenic ocean views, an outdoor pool, and a large kitchen. Homemade family-style meals are prepared by chefs daily.
Rehabs.com has not yet received reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff as of this writing; however, secondary review sites revealed positive alumni reviews. On Yelp, three reviewers all gave the facility perfect five-star ratings.. "Amazing place to go if you need help getting through your addiction. The process is well thought out and the staff is extremely attentive of the clients and there needs," wrote former client Z.F. Additionally, alum Y.K. praised the center for being "one of the very few that take an authentic Holistic approach for recovery."
Two individuals on Google gave the facility four- and perfect five-star ratings. One alum echoed the praise for holistic programming and added an appreciation for the well-maintained facilities. The other alum, K.W., noted some confusion about discharge procedures, but overall appreciated the program.
According to Satori’s website, the facility accepts most PPO insurances, including Aetna, Cigna, and BlueCross BlueShield.
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