Ventura Recovery Center

California (CA) > Rehab Centers in Thousand Oaks, CA
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4.7
(21 Reviews)
Excellent
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555 St. Charles Drive
Thousand Oaks, California 91360

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Mountains
  • Residential Neighborhood
  • Luxury

Facility Highlights

Staff Doctor

Staff Therapy Team

Five Star

Dual Diagnosis

Active Adult Community

Full Service Treatment Center

All Levels of Care

24 Hour Nursing Staff

Staff Psychiatrist

Treatment Center Philosophy

Our passion at VRC is to give active adults the tools to regain life from the grips of addiction. Changing our client’s views about substance abuse requires a different approach to achieve long-term recovery. Through comprehensive 30, 60 and 90 day addiction treatment programs uniquely tailored to each client’s needs, the cycle of addiction can be broken. We are ending addiction one person at a time, one day at a time.

Testimonials

  • "Thank you VRC for helping me live and enjoy life again."
  • "All I can say is Thank You to a staff at Ventura Recovery Center, you are bringing my child back to me one day at a time. God Bless."
  • "I feel so grateful to say I am now able to help myself and our family heal because of the staff that they have at VRC. Thank you, you are truly saving lives!"
  • "I have never been to a place that welcomed you with open arms. I moved the whole way across the US to change my life and it has!"
  • "Ventura Recovery Center is instrumental in saving my life. I needed assistance very quickly and VRC was able to accept me the same day I called. I was terrified but the staff continually worked to make me feel comfortable. I am so very grateful for this experience and an opportunity to change my life."
  • "I'm really grateful for all the support you guys have shown me, even when I didn’t deserve it…thanks a lot my friends.."

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Carl Davenport
Intake Director

Carl is in active recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. He completed a residential treatment program in 1989 and is dedicated to helping clients and their families access the same kind of freedom and happiness he has experienced in recovery. He is passionate about recovery and driven to see his clients succeed. Carl is the Director of Intake and Community Outreach at Ventura Recovery Center,and is involved in all phases of recovery. What makes him unique is his ability to keep his focus on results for his clients without being overly pushy or dominant. He credits his ability to temper his ambition while staying focused on results to 40 years of progressive leadership and management experience. When you call,you can expect a compassionate ear,a knowledgeable voice and someone who cares deeply about his clients.

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Dr. Rod Amiri
Consulting Clinical Psychiatrist

Dr. Rod Amiri immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen, with the help of his family. After completing high school and college at the top of his class, he attended medical school at St. George’s University. He proceeded to complete his residency in psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where he served as Chief Resident. During residency, Dr. Amiri mastered intensive psychotherapy skills and won several awards, scholarships, and fellowships offered by various organizations such as the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Furthermore, he has gained experience in teaching and was professor of anatomy and physiology at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles from 2002-2004. Dr. Amiri has presented nationally on the psychiatric effects of HIV/AIDS at the 2004 & 2005 APA annual meetings,and was invited to be on the faculty of the Sexual Medicine course at the 2005 APA meeting. He has coauthored the chapter on Sexual Dysfunction due to general medical conditions for the Guidebook for Sexual Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Amiri has been awarded the Patients’ Choice recognition every year since 2008. This is an honor given to less than five percent of the nation’s 720,000 active physicians.

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Bob Pautch
Executive Director

Bob is also in active recovery from alcoholism & drug addiction. He completed a state mandated treatment program in 1988. His personal passion lies in seeing his clients eyes come alive after their spirit opens up to the possibility of a different way of life. Bob’s experience at a prominent Southern California Treatment Center deepened his innate ability to remain calm in the midst of highly emotional situations. He excels at creating a safe emotional space for clients experiencing any degree of agitation in the early phases of their recovery. Bob is the Executive Director at Ventura Recovery Center. In addition to overseeing the day to day operations of the treatment center,he stays in close contact with the clinical team to ensure that each client is receiving the best care possible.

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Robyn Blythe
Clinical Director

Robyn has a thriving private practice treating individuals,couples,and families. Robyn works as Clinical Director to help clients find a healthy balance between body, mind, spirit, and emotions that allow for success in relationships and work, self-empowerment, and to live a life full of hope, meaning, recovery, and purpose.

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TJK
4.7
Excellent
Very caring and involved with patient and family. Their actions speak volumes about their committment to serving both the needs of the patient and the needs of the family. I have no area of complaint with Ventura. Outstanding facility. Ventura and its attentive staff have gone above and beyond to create a caring and successful environment for addiction recovery. They work one on one with patients and their families to establish a wholistic approach for recovery. They are located in a very safe and nurturing area of California, with opportunities for the clients to have sober and positive involvement with the surrounding community. Very thankful for their commitment to helping their clients find successful and sober living.
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BS
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Holds client accountable for their actions  One on one therapy along with groups and studies  Family has the ability to reach case mgs and therapist easily  I can't say enough good. Weaknesses: Haven't seen any so far. After three failed 30 day programs for opiates and alcohol we found VRC. They were the first to effectively treat and diagnose our son. They know what they are dealing with. Each clients program is tailored for them. Not a canned 30 shot in the arm, which doesn't work. These professional have one of the best models for treatment we have seen. 
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Julie
5.0
Excellent
Strengths:12 step Majority of staff are addicts and/or alcoholics   Close knit community   Care about each person as an individual and willing to go to any length to help each client succeed. Weaknesses: Large facility. I would not be where I am today without Ventura Recovery Center. I have 20 months clean and sober from a life that was absolutely killing me....Having  the safe environment, loving staff, and sober peers that Ventura Recovery Center provided was exactly what I needed. Today I have my family back in my life, a job, and most of all a sense of worth. I no longer think about drinking or using and is a true miracle. 
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KB
3.7
Very Good
Strengths: 12 step discipline,  frequency of 12 step meetings, many of the staff in recovery as well,  understanding of alcoholism. Weaknesses:  Inconsistent groups, staff turnover.  This facility was excellent in helping me complete the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and maintaining sobriety. 
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
This facility is excellent.
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Bobby
4.3
Great
Strengths: Support. Weaknesses: Can not define weakness. The support and dedication to help clients find their inner peace and strength to find a better life
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Kathy
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Food, cleanliness, consistency of rules, MOST councilors nice/helpful.  A welcome feeling. Weaknesses: Not enough physical activity choices. Not all counselors were approachable... Needs more than one t.v. and more time to watch and relax. I loved meeting my friends there.  I had an overall enjoyable experience.  They really helped me and gave people a chance. They worked hard with my insurance company. The nurses and 99% of the staff were extremely helpful and caring. The housing was very very nice. The cooks catered to our preference and cared about our opinions and requests.
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Michelle
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Mental Health issues and life coaching. Also transitioning to sober life! How to deal with relapse and helping family cope! Weaknesses: I can't think of any, they have been a life saver to our family! VRC has on site trained counselors & doctors to deal with the complicated disease that is addiction. My Son was taken in and cared for in a safe and loving environment. Transitioning, when he was ready, to sober living with confidence and staff support. Keeping him on tract to succeed with life skills counseling for employment, and going back to school!
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Michael
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Strong 12 step focus and a staff that truly  cares. Weaknesses: none. Ventura Recovery Center focuses on what really helps a struggling alcoholic. Through finding a sponsor, doing the steps and meeting with therapists multiple times during the week the clients reach sobriety through real experience.
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JF
4.0
Great
Strengths: Great for young people. Staff who care. Does not over cater to entitled clients. Weaknesses: some clients who do not actively seek employment in later phases of treatment, but there are different living situations to accommodate each individual. excellent and nice rehab for people who are really ready to make a change.  Not a place to get over-accommodated, and consequently not recover.  Staff care and are more than willing to match clients willingness to work on themselves and grow in their recovery. 
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PAG
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Compassionate people; great program for my son, where other treatment facilities didn't work;  individualized medical detox; a full service inpatient drug rehab offering all levels of care; individualized treatment plan for my son and an understanding medical staff, including therapists and case workers. Weaknesses: Can't think of any. My son had been in 7 different rehabs over the course of 8 years.  So far he is 10 months clean. My son told me that he does not have the desire to use heroin anymore, and I thank the caring staff and director for this. Without VRC, I don't know where my son would be in this world.
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Lisa
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Caring, thorough, protective, involved. Weaknesses: moderate personnel turnover. The facility was a godsend to our child in helping overcome his addiction, bringing him back to health and to us.
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Dana
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Staff feels like family....admissions goes above and beyond for clients. The therapists are great! Weaknesses: none. I have been to several treatment centers and this one has saved my life. The staff is great and truly cares about your well being. 
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MO
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: The staff is supportive, the case managers help with making resumes and getting jobs and getting signed up for school. The therapists are a great addition to the 12 step program. The treatment center pushing the 12 steps has been great for me, I wouldn't be able to stay sober without the support I've received from this program. Weakness: None it's perfect.Ventura Recovery Center has saved my life. I wouldn't be able to stay sober without the program. The care that I have received is unlike any other program in the area. The staff truly cares about the clients and will do anything to help. 
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
Strengths: Strong treatment. Weaknesses: only offers one treatment approach.
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TR
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: My son has been in 3 other facilities this is an amazing place.  Has given me my child back! Weaknesses: Can not think of any. If you have tried getting help for a loved one and you have no where to turn this is the facility.  They never give up on my the patient allow them to have their struggles so they can achieve the success they all deserve.  Allowing them to take control of their lives by actually re-parenting them.  
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Michelle
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Counseling and treatment for addiction and mental health issues, detox, transition to sober living. Also job & education counseling! Weaknesses: none that I can think of. VRC has helped our family deal with the disease of addiction. By offering a safe place for our loved one to become clean from drugs. Then offering counseling so our family can begin to heal. The environment in which they can get well is supportive and structured to promote confidence in a sober life style. Work and education is addressed so our loved one is feeling excited about being sober!
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
Strengths: 12 Step Program. The facilities community and fellowship within. Passionate about their cause and purpose. Teaches well how to stay sober. The staff.  Weaknesses: The meals could improve. I entered this program in...the summer of...2014 and I've been sober ever since. The way they introduce you to sobriety is unique and effective. I know countless others whom have successfully got sober and more importantly stayed sober through this program. It is the only program I'd ever recommend to anyone who is serious about getting sober and saving their life. 
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TLC
5.0
Excellent
Strengths: Updated often by professional staff and counselors. The workers take my family member to different outings, meetings, and active activities. VRC is everything they advertise plus more. It's in their hearts what they do for others. I do not notice any weaknesses. Can't even think of one. My family member is a difficult case. I am amazed at the change in her attitude and the support from VRC. I honestly can say they have helped her to live again. I will cherish the memories for a lifetime.
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RLB
5.0
Excellent
The staff at this facility is amazing, the recovery is strong, and there is lots to do both in the area, and at the facility. This facility is geared toward young adults. They really focus of clients that are in their 20's and early 30's. Almost 2 years ago I was totally at a loss for what my next move would be in life. I had become a stranger to myself and to everyone that knew me. One of my last remaining friends helped me to get into Ventura Recovery Center, and I have never looked back. I am not that person anymore. I was scared to change, but it was my only hope.  My life slowly started to get better, and now I barely remember that person. VRC gave me the tools to reclaim my life. Thank you to the staff. They loved me when I could not love myself. I am alive today because VRC cared enough to save my life.
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Anonymous
4.0
Great
Strengths: Disciplined, no-nonsense facility. Dedicated to achieving legitimate growth and healing. Weaknesses: Overly institutional, mental-hospital-esque. Restrictive of visiting for friends and family. Expected legitimate effort on the treat-ee's behalf--don't do everything for you, nor should they.
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