“I have realized through my 30 years of experience in the addiction treatment and mental health fields the agonizing truth about addiction – addiction is winning. I consider myself a therapist first and CEO second, consequently, I created Harmony Place, assembled a team of dedicated professionals, and set out to campaign against the disease of addiction.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that in 2016 an estimated 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses. To lend perspective, there were 58,220 fatal military casualties in the entire 20-year Vietnam War. These numbers paint a grim picture, but it does not mean that treatment is failing. Across the country, treatment providers and clinicians are engaged in delivering care to the more than 23 million Americans addicted to alcohol and drugs. People do get sober and stay sober. The increased number of drug-related deaths reflects what is happening outside of treatment centers, not in them. There are social implications (i.e. homelessness, unemployment, lack of education or skills training) that demand addiction homeostasis. Clients leave treatment clean and sober, motivated to live a productive life, but the stressors overwhelm the recovery skills learned and their reliable addiction returns to provide relief.
At Harmony Place, we focus on potential rather than pathology. We anticipate the issues inherent in living sober for individuals leaving treatment. Like most addiction treatment centers, Harmony Place utilizes evidenced-based practices to deliver intensive individualized care to our clients. Beyond that, we take pride in our pointed aftercare planning. We strongly endorse clients continue treatment in an outpatient setting and sober living. To that end, Harmony Place has an extended outpatient treatment program and transitional housing where we concentrate on a key component for recovery – productivity.
If you or a loved one are seeking freedom from the ravages of addiction, our admissions team is here to answer your questions and assist you in the process of finding a placement where your full potential can be realized.”
– Jeffrey H. Schwartz, LCSW, Founder and CEO of Harmony Place
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles
Harmony Place is an addiction treatment center in Los Angeles, California. Located on a private, picturesque residential tree-lined street in the San Fernando Valley; Harmony Place is a co-ed facility that treats a maximum of 12 clients. While treatment and recreational facilities are shared, sleeping accommodations are gender-specific and located in separate living quarters.
We believe in hospitality and emphasize physical, emotional and spiritual wellness as part of recovery. Our gourmet chef provides nutritional support, while weekly massage, acupuncture, chiropractic and yoga sessions support physical and mental healing. Psychodrama, equine-assisted psychotherapy and physical fitness complete the mind, body and soul continuum.
We have been treating addiction for over 20 years, and have gained a reputation as one of the best rehab centers in Southern California. What makes us different is the depth and range of our staff, our commitment to using the most effective evidence-based approaches, maximized individual therapy sessions and an environment that promotes healing and wellness.