Addiction Resource Guide

Alta Vista Recovery Program at Memorial Center

Psychiatric Hospital with Integrated Chemical Dependency Treatment

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"A Minnesota Model, 12 Step based program that treats chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, adults and adolescents with family, group and individual counseling."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Alcohol and other drug abuse are treated together. Dual Diagnosis patients receive additional work on this psychiatric diagnosis. We are a co-ed program that treats adults 18 to geriatric and we have a separate adolescent dual track inpatient program."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Treat dual diagnosis concomitantly."

Family Program:

"Education, 12 Step involvement and counseling for all family members which includes a special group for 5-10 year olds, when their parents are in family therapy activities."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"Patients are required to do Steps 1, 2, and 3 while in the program. 12 Step meetings are required (90/90) with AA;NA;Pill Anonymous;Sex Addictions Anonymous and Alanon; Narconon and CO-DA meetings held every night."

Position on Confrontation:

"Strongly believe in appropriate confrontation methods in group and in one on one counseling."


    Number of Beds: 18
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: Data Not Supplied
    Average Length of Stay Data Not Supplied
    Percent of Women DNS
    Percent under 25 DNS
    Percent with College Education: DNS
    Percent Covered by Public assistance DNS
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:DNS

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (12-18)
  • Codependency

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Men
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Data Not Supplied
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Data Not Supplied
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: State of California
    Type of License: Dept. of Health Services
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (805) 398-1800
    General Information: (805) 398-1800
    Address: 5201 White Lane
    Bakersfield, CA 93309