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AKUA Mind & Body Accredited

AKUA Mind & Body
Mailing Address: 20271 SW Birch St.,, Suite 200, Newport Beach, California 92660, United States
Phone: 888-740-4199
CEO: Kenny Dewan
CEO Email:
CEO Phone: 310-872-6700
Admissions: Michael Frye
Admissions Email:
Admissions Phone: 833-258-2669
Marketing Contact: Karan Gosain
Marketing Email:
Marketing Phone: 949-400-0583
Membership Type: Provider
About This Organization:

AKUA Mind & Body combines holistic methods with evidence-based treatments to treat men and women struggling with addiction. AKUA Mind & Body treatment facilities in southern California, the have luxury amenities and offer a full continuum of treatment programs, including Detox, Day Treatment, In-patient Residential, and Intensive Outpatient. AKUA Mind & Body provides clinically supervised, integrated detoxification services.

Upon intake, clients undergo an initial assessment to help clinicians form an individualized treatment program most appropriate to each client’s needs. Detoxification process is also substance-specific. Along with 12-step integration, clients participate in a range of evidence-based treatment methods, including a weekly individual psychotherapy session, group trauma therapy, family and relationship counseling, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, life skills classes, and gender-specific health lectures. If appropriate, medication assisted treatment is also available.

Along with traditional methods, AKUA Mind & Body integrates a number of holistic treatments into the residential program curriculum. According to the facility’s website, clients participate in weekly music therapy sessions, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi, guided meditation, and qi gong. AKUA Mind & Body also offers nutritional, “brain-healthy” meal plans, and clients participate in exercise regimens, sauna therapy, hydrotherapy, and massage therapy. Upon discharge, many residential clients utilize the program’s sober living facilities and intensive outpatient program as aftercare services.

Lead by a resident physician highly experienced in addiction treatment, AKUA Mind & Body’s staff is comprised of master’s level addiction, family, and trauma counselors, detoxification specialists, dieticians, musical therapists, and Eastern medicine specialists. Due to the facility’s small size, clients enjoy a relatively low staff-to-client ratio.

AKUA Mind & Body’s modern residential facility offers an up-scale atmosphere conducive to comfortable recovery. With 49 beds, the Newport Beach location does not offer private lodging, but does feature an exercise facility, on-site pool, and hot tub. Sober living facilities offer semi-private accommodations, and the Newport Beach location provides 10 miles of beaches for surfing, swimming, surfing, and meditation.

Reporting excellent accommodations, a highly effective program, and knowledgeable, attentive staff, alumni provided exemplary, five-star marks for most areas of the program. Alum L.C. reported to “Groups are meaningful, informative, and focused on the underlying causes of the problem, rather than just the problem itself.” Supporting this opinion, alum David commented to “Phenomenal therapists and daily programming.”

Family and friends reported excellent accommodations as well as a helpful, attentive staff. Loved one B.H compared the facility to an upscale hotel, describing it as “very fresh and clean,” while S.S. commented: “Staff is very Friendly and Helpful! I strongly recommend this facility to anyone who needs the treatment.”

Staff also reported a high standard of client care. One staff member told “Akua treats staff and clients with the utmost respect. I have never been a part of an organization who regards people with such a high level of care and respect.”

Licensing body:


Accreditation: Joint Commission
Year Founded: 2014
Levels of Treatment Care: Day Treatment (PHP), Inpatient Detox, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Outpatient Treatment, Primary Residential, Transitional Living
Specialty Programs: Alcohol/Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occuring, EMDR, Gender Separate, Holistic, Older Adult/Senior Recovery, Opiate Detox, Trauma/PTSD, Young Adult Recovery
Length of Stay: 30-44 Days
Number of Beds: More than 100 Beds
Payment Assistance Available: No
20271 SW Birch St.,
Newport Beach
Licensed: Yes