Frequently Asked Questions


Anyone with a desire to seriously address his or her substance abuse issues qualifies. Clients must be at least 18 years of age. An assessment will be made to see if our program is the best fit for you, simply call us at 866-971-0548.

We accept PPO plans with private insurance policies.  Please call us at 866-971-0548, and we can assess your specific benefits and provide you with information about any out-of-pocket expenses that may occur.

We are a six bed, state licensed intensive outpatient program. The program offers custom care with a high staff to client ratio. The Lakehouse enjoys a lovely setting with private rooms.

Yes, we are a pet-friendly facility. We take pets on a case-by-case basis. Clients are simply responsible for caring for and cleaning up after their pets once they are physically capable.

Our program offers a comprehensive menu of therapeutic support including individual and group therapy, therapeutic workshops, relapse prevention counseling, family systems, yoga, fitness and more.

The Lakehouse advocates 12 step programs, with in-house AA panels, 12 step workshops.  However, 12-step program is not mandatory, and we are open to other methods. Ours is a program of attraction; we ask new clients to keep an open mind, whatever road they choose to take.

We offer food plans to fit everyone’s needs.  All food is home-cooked. We understand the value of nutrition and comfort in recovery.

With engagement and compliance, these privileges are returned to clients in stages over the four-week period.  Supervised House calls and limited computer use is allowed on a case-by-case basis until then.

We have many staff members, including a clinical team of psychologists and counselors. Psychiatric services are resourced to all clients at The Lakehouse.  Staff is available at all times, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Doctors are on-call and available 24/7 as well. Psychiatric evaluations and medication management are available to all clients as needed.

Yes, we have a gym on premises There are also lovely hiking trails nearby.  Horseback riding, surfing and guitar lessons are also electives.

Clients are asked to be up by 8:00am. Rooms are to be cleaned before breakfast/morning meditation at 8:30am. Mid-morning schedules include group sessions. Clinical appointments or group/individual therapy take place in the afternoons following lunch. Free-time offers opportunities to meet with sponsors and 12-step work. Dinner is followed by panels, meetings and/or recreation (movies, ping pong, billiards, music and the like). Feel free to call us at 866-971-0548 to arrange to take a tour and see for yourself or click here for a sample schedule.

Yes. We shuttle all clients to and from all clinical appointments and meetings off campus. For those clients who are flying into the Los Angeles area, we will arrange supervised transportation to and from the airport.

Yes. We drug test and/or breathalyze regularly and randomly.

The Lakehouse Recovery Center recognizes the importance of working with family and loved ones to begin the healing process for everyone. Family sessions are set up upon commencement of care for all those who request it.

All are welcome to visit our facility at The Lakehouse for a tour and consultation. Please call 866-971-0548 to make an appointment.

Here is a list of items we suggest to bring with you:
  • All medications you have been prescribed/are currently taking
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, hair products, deodorant)
  • 3 days worth of clothing (including socks and undergarments)
  • Light sweater, sweatshirt or jacket
  • cigarettes/vapors
  • wallet
  • Swimsuit optional – must be modest
  • Cell phones are allowed but clients will not have access to them right away.
Items that are Not allowed:
  • drugs and/or paraphernalia
  • alcohol
  • weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
  • mouthwash that contains alcohol