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Our vision

At Reward Path, we understand that recovery is uncomfortable. That’s why we’ve created a dual diagnosis program that blends up-to-date psychology with time-tested 12-step recovery culture and harnesses our clients’ natural motivation to seek pleasure and success.


Approximately 50% of those living with mental health disorders are also living with a substance abuse disorder. It can often be difficult to find a drug and alcohol rehab that effectively treats both disorders.

At Reward Path, we have developed a proprietary approach to substance abuse and co-occurring mental disorders. In addition to providing addiction standard-of-care curriculum, owner/founder and psychiatrist-in-recovery Michael Vivian has developed an innovative, supplemental workbook called “Reward Path Recovery” based on his academic, professional and personal experience. He applies his UCLA education and UC San Francisco training to expand and enrich his understanding of traditional recovery culture.


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.


Our brains are wired to repeat pleasurable behaviors; it’s only natural to crave more of what feels good. While this fact drives chemical addiction, it can also be repurposed to guide those afflicted back to healthy, safe and sustainable habits.
This is the Reward Path.

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. We encourage our clients to ask questions. Reward Path is unique in its incentive-structured, non-denominational, inclusive programming. It’s our experience that this formulation makes the recovery process more amenable and effective for those suffering; whether they are new to recovery, just returning, or feel that their spiritual toolkit is incomplete.
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.



The luxury amenities and modern accommodations of our Queen Anne home include music and art therapy, exercise
classes, yoga, holistic therapies and more.

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


You may be hesitant to take that first step to get the help you need. Understand that Reward Path Recovery is a judgment-free zone. Our concern is only to help you become the best version of yourself. Whatever may have happened before does not define you and it will not change our approach towards your recovery. What are some of the reasons to seek treatment with Reward Path?

Regain control of your social life. Escape the expenses of addiction. Improve your mental and spiritual well being. Improve your physical health. Rebuild the relationships that addiction destroyed.

Call us today.

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Reward Path Recovery accepts most insurance policies

Please contact us today and one of our friendly staff members will verify your PPO policy coverage for inpatient treatment & detox.

We also accept cash pay and partial cash pay. For those uninsured or underinsured we offer scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire.

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