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Our vision

Recovery can be uncomfortable at first. That’s why we’ve created a reward-oriented program that better harnesses our clients’ natural motivation. We blend time-tested 12-Step recovery culture with up-to-date psychological science and on site dual-diagnosis care.


Approximately 50% of those living with a substance use disorder are also living with a mental health disorder. It can often be difficult to find a drug and alcohol rehab that treats both disorders effectively.
Founder and psychiatrist in recovery, Michael Vivian, has developed a unique approach based on his academic, professional, and personal experience. In addition to standard-of-care recovery curriculum, he draws upon his innovative, supplemental workbook called “Reward Path Recovery”. He also applies his UCLA education and UC San Francisco training to provide exceptional psychiatric evaluation and care.
Our brains are wired to repeat pleasurable behaviors; it’s only natural to want more of what feels good. While this fact drives chemical addiction, it can also be repurposed to guide those afflicted back to healthy patterns of thinking, feeling, and living.
This is the Reward Path.


With over 29 different types of treatment and over 26 dual diagnoses, our team of clinicians is confident we can help you regain control of your life.
While Reward Path functions as a luxury rehabilitation center, we also provide 24/7 medical and counseling services. In our care, you never have to feel that you’re going through this experience on your own.

An Uplifting Setting

Located in the heart of Ventura County, the Baker House is a whimsical Queen Anne style home, built in 1898 and newly renovated and accommodated for your journey to recovery.

Our dedicated and diverse staff of medical doctors, licensed therapists, and addiction counselors are trained in a wide variety of treatment modalities. Each client is offered a personalized treatment plan crafted by our team in a supportive environment where science meets the soul. Rather than just giving instructions on how to recover, we explain why and encourage our clients to ask questions.  Reward Path is also unique in its incentive-structured programming, which makes the recovery process more intuitive and effective, both for those new to recovery, and those returning to it.

Reward Path’s all-in-recovery staff have been hand-selected for their expertise in providing not only state-of-the-art addiction treatment, but also informed dual-diagnosis care. Reward Path facilitates the involvement of local recoverers with decades of sobriety to provide clients with the highest level of guidance and support. Our staff members have a vested interest in your recovery because they’ve been through it all themselves.

The Reward Path Recovery program builds an effective bridge between psychiatry/ medicine and traditional recovery culture.


For more information about our substance abuse and dual-diagnosis treatment services, contact us today. We’re located in Ventura County and are happy to answer any questions you may have.


You may be hesitant to take that first step in getting the help you need. Know that Reward Path Recovery is a judgement-free zone. Remember, we’ve been there. Our only desire is to assist you in becoming the best person you can be. Don’t let your past define you. Start building your better future by giving yourself the gift of recovery right now.

Here are just a few of the reasons you should seek treatment now: Regain control of your life.  Stop ruining your physical health. Rebuild your social life and repair your relationships. Maximize your mental and spiritual well-being.  Improve your occupational and financial situation.

Call us today.

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Reward Path Recovery accepts all PPO policies

Plus the following HMO/EPO's: Aetna, Cigna, Blue Shield/Magellan, Optum/United Healthcare, Tricare West, and Medicare.

Please contact us today and one of our friendly staff members will verify your insurance benefits for detox and residential treatment.

We also accept cash pay.

Covid-19 Update
For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are implementing new protocols for patient screening and social distancing.