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Renewal Health Group

4815 WOODLEY AVE encino, Los Angeles, California, 91436
The most challenging aspect of rehabilitation is sustainability. We are all familiar with the far too high relapse rate despite the vast expenditure of time, energy and financial resources for professional support and therapy. Our philosophy is that sobriety is not simply How to live a healthy life, but rather the result of discovering Why to live a healthy life. We believe that when there’s a Why there’s a Way. Our focus is to stimulate the thoughts and emotions needed to awaken the uniquely positive characteristics of each individual. At Renewal Healthcare we understand that each person is the product of their own life’s experiences resulting in their own very specific personal challenges. Within our warm nurturing environment our residents will have the access to connect with one or more of our highly qualified and carefully chosen clinicians, counselors, and successful role models, in some cases recovering addicts themselves. That is why the foundation of the program is on a very low staff to resident ratio. We believe each resident can find a mentor, from amongst this diverse array of potential role models who will help awaken their optimism, faith and the very real possibility of a beautiful tomorrow. Our staff at Renewal Healthcare recognize the importance of helping our residents create a healthy support system they can integrate into their daily life when they are finished with our program.

Facility Highlights

  • 50-Bed Facility
  • 3:1 Staff to Client Ratio
  • On-site Chef


  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
  • Detox

    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Javaherian
    Dr. JavaherianMD
    Dr. Javaherian specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and addiction through medication management. Dr. Javaherian completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Southern California Medical Center. After graduating she joined faculty at USC and was on staff teaching medical students and residents. She has special interests in the medical management of Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction. She is member of the American College of Psychiatrists and American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Melissa Sidnam MA, RADT-I
    Melissa Sidnam MA, RADT-IDirector of Operations
    Melissa is a native Californian, growing up in the Bay Area before moving north to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from Humboldt State University. Melissa spent many years in Event Management, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordination. In 2013 Melissa redirected to a career in addiction rehabilitation serving first as a volunteer and then as a counselor. As Sanctuary’s Director of Operations, Melissa is able to bring this experience together, providing operational management as well as running groups and providing client intervention.

Financial Details

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 4.8
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  • 4.7
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I’ve been through many treatment centers and by far this is absolutely the best. The first phone call is all it takes to feel comfortable. The staff is friendly, caring and make you feel at home. I stayed at the Amigo house and it feels like family. If you need help with addiction this is where to go.
    I went through lake house, the IOP & sober living connected with each other and it was the best decision I ever made for myself. The staff actually care & make you feel at home. I was welcomed with hope coming so far from home and I am so grateful for this place and the amazing staff.
    Daniel P
      Thanks You to the doctor here it means a lot to me that you helped me through getting off Methadone. I couldn’t have done it without the Lakehouse and all the employees there. It was a hard time for me and I went through a ruff withdrawal I couldn’t have done it alone Thanks for all the help. I really appreciate one of the counselors who helped me while I was at the rehab and he is helping me after I got out. He is amazing and all the staff is super amazing it took a big team to help me out and I truly appreciate it with all my heart.
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      A awesome experience. I will never forget everyone and everything I’ve learned
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      This place gave me my life back.