Our Philosophy

Bolstered within Akua Mind & Body’s Holistic Approach is our innovative clinical program based in Eastern Medicine and Western Science. We have pioneered an East-meets-West method which encapsulates the most effective and proven addiction treatment interventions known to science. Here is how each detoxification intervention fits within our revolutionary East-meets-West clinical approach:  

Eastern Philosophy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Energy-work (Reiki)
Western Science
  • Physical Exercise
  • Psychotherapy and Counseling
  • Self-help groups (AA, NA, SAA)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Depth Phsycology
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Physical Exercise (private gym)
  • Brain-Healthy Nutrition Plans (private chef)

At Akua Mind & Body we believe in staying on the cusp of addiction science, and in doing so will create a tailored plan based on our East-meets-West approach to help each client detoxify safely, comfortably, and effectively. By fusing time-tested Eastern techniques with science-based Western practices, each client is given an optimal recovery opportunity to live clean and live free. Our integrative approach combines physical, psychological, spiritual, and science-based approaches to achieve not only detoxification but a solid foundation for recovery. Our goal is for you to emerge from your stay at our high-end treatment facility in Orange County with the tools you need to confront drug and alcohol dependency. We enable you to do this through the following methods:

Through the Mind:

  • Individual and group psychotherapy sessions enable clients to confront deep-seeded issues that contribute to dependent and self-destructive behaviors.
  • Meditation teaches clients to find a calm, relaxing central point within the body.
  • Self-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous and Al-Anon, provide needed support in the “real world” once clients leave our facility.
  • Life purpose coaching is designed to help clients set small goals based on future plans.
  • Trauma therapy directly helps clients cope with devastating experiences of the past.
  • EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a comprehensive and integrative psychotherapeutic approach we employ to help those who have suffered trauma.
  • 24-hour clinical care and a safe, secure, gender-specific environment create ultimate safety. At Akua Mind & Body, we pay special attention to client’s needs and aim to make detox a rejuvenating experience.

Through the Body:

  • Medication is administered to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Medication may also be necessary to treat illnesses or related conditions that parallel addiction.
  • Brain-healthy meal plans not only aid in detoxifying the body but also in rebuilding health by supporting whole-body healing.
  • Acupuncture is utilized as a proven health treatment for anxiety, depression, and other addiction-related symptoms.
  • Yoga encompasses stress-reducing movements to help the body, mind and spirit focus on a central locus of energy.
  • Physical activity is an integral part of recovery at Akua. We plan a wide range of activities to help promote an active lifestyle once you regain energy.
Our expert staff offers compassionate care with clinical sophistication. Even after a client’s time at Akua has ended, our staff continues to offer support in his or her journey to health and sobriety.