Holistic Treatment

These residential treatment centers offer recovery programs with a strong holistic focus – combining a variety of therapies such as mind-body therapies, yoga, healthy nutrition, exercise, biofeedback, creative arts therapies and more. We feel they are of interest because of their innovative approach to addiction recovery. Because many of these centers are new and small, however, we have not been able to evaluate their quality.


Location:  Malibu, CA
Phone:  (888) 820-8272
Website: https://alorecovery.com/
Licensed:  DHCS – California Dept. of Health Care Services
Accredited: The Joint Commission
Beds:  6
Cost:  Varies, can be covered by insurance $25,000/30 days
Insurance:  PPOs
Fitness and recreational activities on and off site: Rock climbing, ropes course, lifesavers, sweat lodge, yoga, meditation, hiking, stand up paddling, gardening at ‘Acadia Farms’, zumba, Jiu jitsu
Scholarships: Available
Detox: Full on-site detox services

Alo House offers multiple treatment options based on an individualized care model. These include non-12 step rehab, holistic addiction treatment, and youth and professional tracks. Treatment approaches include motivational therapy, CBT, group skills training, mindfulness and meditation, neurofeedback, equine therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, relapse prevention therapy and more.


Location:  American Fork, Utah
Phone:  877-527-2363
Website: www.ascendrecovery.com
Licensed:  State of Utah
Accredited: The Joint Commission
Beds:  8
Cost:  $9,500, scholarship opportunities available
Insurance:  Will bill all insurances
Fitness and recreational activities on and off site: Daily exercise group lead by personal trainer,
yoga; weekly recreation activities that include hiking, fishing, fun parks, movies, etc.
Scholarships: Available
Detox: Yes

Ascend Recovery synthesizes medical and holistic approaches to addiction recovery and underlying mental health issues. Therapeutic techniques include group and individual therapy, medical therapies and holistic healing techniques such as a specialized nutrition program, Rapid Eye Technology, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Art Therapies, ear acupuncture, chiropractic, and a core family program to help families connected with the disease of drug addiction.


Location:  San Rafael, CA
Phone:  855-976-5814
Email: info@baysidemarin.com
Website:  www.baysidemarin.com
Licensed:  California Department of Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program
Accredited:  CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
Beds:  18
Cost:  $44,500/ 30 days
Insurance:  Some private insurance
Scholarships: 4 scholarships/ year
On-site Exercise Facilities: Yes
Detox: Yes

Each person receives a physical and psychological evaluation that is used to develop their individualized treatment plan.   Treatment approaches include individual psychotherapy, CBT, educational classes, group therapy, family therapy and education.  Holistic therapies such as yoga, tai chi, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, meditation, art and music therapy, nutrition counseling, gardening and physical fitness are offerred.  In the evenings clients attend self-help support group meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, or LifeRing.


Location:  137 N.W 1st Ave. Delray Beach, Fl 33444
Phone:  877-284-0353
Website:  www.beachway.com
Licensed:  State Of Florida Department Of Children and Families
Accredited:  CARF International
Beds:  40+
Cost:  Private pay begins at $18,000 for 30 days, sliding scales and insurances
Insurance:  Multiple insurances accepted depending on individual plans
Scholarships: No
On-site Exercise Facilities: No
Detox: Yes

Beachway focuses on cutting-edge, individualized treatment. Through the care of experienced licensed professionals including a board-certified medical director, licensed clinical social workers and certified addiction and mental health counselors, clients’ emotional and mental needs are addressed. Treatments include CBT, individual therapy, and supportive group and family therapy. Their holistic approach to recovery includes music, art, and equine therapy. Residents may also choose a Christian treatment plan focusing on prayer, meditation, and Bible study to find healing through a spiritual re-connection with God. Help with financing is available.


Location:  26 Bull Run, East Hampton, NY 11937
Phone:  877-284-0353
Website:  theduneseasthampton.com
Licensed:  New York Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services
Accredited:  OASAS (New York)
Beds:  9
Cost:  Starting at $45,000 for 30 days
Insurance:  None taken
Scholarships: Yes
On-site Exercise Facilities: Yes
Detox: No

The Dunes was created under direct supervision of Dr. Howard Schaefer, the Director of Harvard's Division on Addiction. It follows Dr. Schaefer's Syndrome Model of Addiction, a unique, science-based approach to addiction treatment. The Dunes provides a therapeutic environment that addresses the healing of the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. It combines innovative psychological therapies (such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR), ancient Eastern approaches (yoga, mindfulness meditation, Reiki, acupuncture, etc.) and equine therapy focused on learning to connect authentically through touching, grooming and guiding horses.


Location:  Hilo, Hawaii
Phone:  (808) 933 4400
Website:  hawaiinaturopathicretreat.com
Licensed:  None
Accredited:  None
Beds:  6
Cost:  $410 per day + optional therapies, sessions, treatments and procedures
Insurance: None
Exercise Facilities: Personal trainer, yoga, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bicycling, watsu, massage, acupuncture, myofacial release, EFT, The Work of Byron Katie
Detox: Natural Detoxification

Developed by a licensed naturopathic physician and psychotherapist, this program combines natural detoxification methods including raw food, amino acids, sauna, colon hydrotherapy, and herbal teas with psychotherapy, meditation, massage and spirituality to create lasting life changes that support addiction recovery.  Recommended stays are between one week and three months depending on the type of addiction being addressed.


Location:  Sandy, Utah
Phone:  (844) 877-1302
Email: info@journeyhealingcenters.com
Website:  journeyhealingcenters.com
Licensed:  Utah Department of Health Services
Accredited:  The Joint Commission
Beds:  16
Cost:  $12,000 — 19,000 for 28 days
Insurance: Private insurances accepted in network; will work with you on out-of-network benefits
Scholarships: None
Exercise Facilities: Private gym
Detox: Partial

This holistic treatment center is located in Sandy, Utah. Its clinical programs and facilities have been awarded The Gold Seal of Accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest governing body of accreditation in the Behavioral Healthcare Field. The treatment programs are between 28 and 90 days. The program consists of individual counseling, group sessions or family therapy.  Holistic therapies include herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture and massage.  Mindfulness, art therapy, sweat lodge and spiritual approaches complement traditional psychotherapy and 12-step approaches.  After initial treatment has ended, aftercare treatment options are available.


Location:  Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
Phone:  (866) 233-2299
Email: info@orchardrecovery.com
Website:  www.orchardrecovery.com
Licensed:  Province of British Columbia
Accredited:  CARF certification
Beds:  25
Cost:  28-day program is $12,700CND; 42-day program is $17,700CND; 10-day introduction is $6,350CND
Insurance: Orchard will work with insurance companies or employee assistance plans to expedite payment. All non-Canadian residents must have health insurance.
Exercise Facilities: 3,500 sq ft fitness facility, outdoor pool
Detox: Yes

Orchard Recover provides a range of treatment options, from an introductory 10-day stay to 28, 42 and 90-day+ extended stay programs.  They offer a client-centered holistic approach, addressing all aspects of the addiction problem (physical, mental, social and spiritual). They also treat underlying issues that preceded addiction, and all co-related addictions. Individualized treatment includes diagnostic assessment; individual and group counseling; 12-step work; holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, music and art therapy, and relaxation; recreation and physical activity; good nutrition; training in coping and life skills; and family counseling. Private arrangements can be made for acupuncture, shiatsu, massage, chiropractic, reflexology, physiotherapy or a personal fitness trainer. A variety of programs are offered including Phase II, Extended Care Residential living, Relapse Prevention and Aftercare programs. The facility is wheel chair accessible.


Location:  Malibu and Westside CA; Scottsdale, AZ
Phone:  (888) 478-1669
Email: promises.com/contact
Website:  www.promises.com
Licensed:  State of California; Arizona Office of Behavioral Health Licensing
Accredited: CARF and the Joint Commission
Beds:  Malibu 16, Westside 18 beds
Cost:  $37,950/30 days; Westside: $21,905/30 days
Insurance:  Accepts most PPO Insurance
Scholarships: Available at Westside
Exercise facilities: Access to outside exercise facilities are available; private gym in AZ
Detox: Yes

Primary residential treatment uses social, cognitive and psychodynamic treatment models.  Treatment is provided by a team of psychiatrists, nurses, physicians, licensed therapists, mental health counselors, legal experts, and peer counselors.  The approach includes individualized treatment and relapse prevention plans; group and individual counseling; family therapy; holistic services including acupuncture, bodywork, yoga, homeopathy, stress reduction and bio-nutritional therapy; and fitness services with personal trainers.  The program in Arizona has been awarded The Gold Seal of Accreditation by The Joint Commission, the highest governing body of accreditation in the Behavioral Healthcare Field.


Location:  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Phone:  (561) -237-1616
Email: scole@sunspirehealth.com
Website: https://sunspirehealth.com/recovery-road
Licensed:  Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Accredited: The Joint Commission
Beds:  18
Cost:  $15,000/30 Days
Insurance:  Private only
Scholarships: When available
Exercise facilities: Yes
Detox: Off-site

This residential treatment center for men offers a full program to build life skills and insights for a healthy sober life. Personalized treatment draws on a wide range of therapies focusing on the unique needs of each individual. Treatments include individual and group therapy, psychiatric treatment as needed, 12-step meetings, CBT, acupuncture, chiropractic, art therapy, massage therapy, yoga, adventure therapy, and meditation, among others.


Location:  Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
Phone:  (866) 487-9010
Email: info@schc.ca
Website:  www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.com
Licensed:  Licensed with Province of
British Columbia
Accredited:  Accreditation Canada
Beds:  20 Residential, 4 Detox
Cost:  $190/day plus $400 admission fee (U.S. dollar)
Scholarships: No
Exercise facilities: Yes
Detox: Yes

This treatment center exclusively for men and their families is located on 5 acres of oceanfront 80 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. This is a non-12 step program.  It is based largely on the theory and practice of Meaning-Centered Therapy (MCT), developed by psychologist Dr. Paul T. P. Wong. It uses personal meaning as a way to organize different therapies such as existential psychotherapy, CBT, narrative therapy, and positive psychology into a unified therapeutic approach. They have a 4-bed medical detox and holistic therapies including massage therapy, oxygen sauna, relaxation, music therapy, walking trails and fitness.

Updated May 17, 2019