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AKUA Mind & Body

Addiction Treatment

877-843-1679 Call now to schedule an appointment

Newport Bch, CA

30-60 Days


About AKUA Mind & Body


AKUA Mind & Body takes an innovative approach to treating addiction by offering holistic therapy. Our facility is known for methadone detox, helping people struggling with an opioid dependence safely come off the drug. People fly in from all over the country to get treatment by the beach. We are highly rated and have a strong network of successful alumni in ongoing recovery.

We offer three levels of care after detox: residential treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient. At AKUA, we use the term “holistic” to refer to treatment that addresses the three most important elements of our being — mind, body and spirit. We have seen great success in developing this innovative method of treatment, which accelerates the process of breaking destructive patterns created by drugs and alcohol in a person’s life.

To accomplish this, we combine the science of substance use disorder services, nutrition, movement, and psychotherapy with Eastern techniques of acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation. Regardless of where you live, we can fly you out of your current environment and help you find healing by the beach. Paying for treatment should never be an obstacle, so we work most major insurances and offer financing.

AKUA developed gender-specific detox treatment programs that specialize in the individual needs of men and women to keep the focus on recovery. Based on the different ways that men and women struggle with substance use disorders, AKUA understands that the treatment process and challenges differ greatly as well. That is why we treat men and women separately to encourage long-term sobriety. Our team of highly skilled and experienced clinicians and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment in a structured and supportive environment.

We work within small groups so you don’t have to worry about being in a room full of people — everything is tailored to the needs of the individual. Our nutritious food is prepared by our own chef, focusing on healing for the entire body. Come relax in a positive and caring environment today.

Meet the team:

Lauren Cabaldon

Lauren Cabaldon

IOP Manager

B.A. from University of California, San Diego and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has experience working in the recovery field as well as the field of education. She utilizes a holistic, psychodynamic approach which integrates humanistic therapy and family systems in her work with AKUA men and women.

Shannon Hybl

Shannon Hybl

Program Therapist

Graduated from USC with a Bachelors in Business Administration and from Vanguard University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shannon is most passionate about empowering individuals to find healing and restoration.

Stephen Mercurio

Stephen Mercurio

Program Manager

BA in Education and is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. His experience in treatment includes serving as Administrator, Program Director, Director of Academic Development, and Case Manager. Stephen is passionate about educating recovering individuals about addiction and helping them begin their road to recovery.


AKUA’s gender-specific programs focus on creating a safe and relaxing environment complete with comfortable beds, a private chef, relaxing home environment, and therapeutic activities like yoga, massage and acupuncture. AKUA residents also are involved with a wide variety of daily activities that will encourage recovery while building trust & support among their AKUA staff and peers.

  • Pool and Gym
  • Personal Daily Chef Prepared Meals
  • Yoga
  • Nutritionist
  • 5 min bike ride to the Beach
  • Aftercare program
  • Transportation
  • Resume and Job help
  • Master's Level Team
  • Weekly Alumni Events


AKUA Mind and Body has a great reputation built on providing a safe and comfortable environment that allows its clients to really grow and focus on their life passions and journey in recovery. Some of their policies include:

  • No cell phones or laptops
  • Visitors allowed during specific times only
  • Smoking is permitted in designated smoking sections only
  • No over-the-counter medications or supplements
  • No aerosol products
  • No weapons of any kind
  • No mind- or mood-altering substances
  • No products containing alcohol


AKUA Mind & Body’s Holistic Approach is an innovative clinical program based in Eastern Medicine and Western Science. AKUA uses the most effective and proven addiction treatment interventions, to help each client detoxify safely, comfortably, and effectively. Their approach combines physical, psychological, spiritual, and science-based approaches to achieve not only detoxification but a solid foundation for recovery, at their beautiful treatment facilities in Orange County, providing the environment needed to confront addiction.

  • Holistic Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Yoga, Meditation
  • Bodywork (tuina), Energy work (qi gong)
  • Aqua Therapy
  • Life Skills Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Gender-Specific Group Therapy
  • Fitness Classes
  • Self Help Groups (AA, NA, SAA)
  • Aftercare Program


Detoxification is the process of removing harmful substances from the body. AKUA Mind & Body integrates three essential components to provide a complete and safe detoxification which include Evaluation, Stabilization and Continuing Care.

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Located in beautiful sunny Orange County, California. Akua Mind and Body has multiple beautiful gender specific residences with facilities in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Huntington beach, just a 5 min bike ride to the board walk!

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