Neurobehavioral Program: Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers


Addiction is a brain disease. It is chronic and progressive, and it affects the entire family. Treatment for addiction is as effective as treatment for other chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease.

There are many addiction recovery programs available, but few that provide the highest level of medically supervised, patient-centered care. With significant expansion of inpatient, residential recovery, and intensive outpatient treatment services in Newport Beach and Irvine, Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers (HATC) provides the most comprehensive, vertically integrated continuum available. The newest addition, SolMar Recovery, is a 21-bed residential treatment facility, which is unique in the state in the co-location with an acute care hospital.

As an accredited hospital-based treatment center integrated within the acclaimed Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute, Hoag provides evidence-based addiction treatment programs that successfully guide families from their own trauma of exposure to the addiction toward an effective partnership in the recovery process. With more than 25 years of experience as Southern California’s leading addiction medicine center, Hoag has treated thousands of individuals and their families.

Hoag’s robust alumni community frequently interacts with those in treatment, providing a thriving network of ongoing support and resources for lifetime sobriety.

Some of the many personalized services offered by Hoag Addiction Centers include:

• Comprehensive, individualized treatment services, including medical detox and rehab in a safe, acutecare facility

• Specialized services for working professionals, young adults, chronic pain and dual diagnosis, including intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization
• Innovative group and individual counseling by a multidisciplinary team of addiction medicine experts

• Onsite 12-Step Programs • Empowering educational programs focused on providing the tools needed for successful recovery

• Emphasis on family support. Treatment for the family is a priority in all levels of care

• Ongoing recovery management through no-cost continuing care services that provide individuals and their families with the support and resources they need to maintain lifelong sobriety


The clinical treatment team is led by Steven Ey, M.D. Dr. Ey is board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ey provides medical and clinical leadership for Hoag’s inpatient, partial hospital and residential treatment services. He has previously served as medical director of the Betty Ford Center and South Coast Hospital, which is now Mission Laguna Beach.

The inpatient-outpatient programs are led by Mario San Bartolome, M.D. Dr. San Bartolome is also board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. In support of Hoag’s growth in the region, Dr. San Bartolome will be leading the integration of Addiction services throughout Southern California.

Patty De Marco, M.D., is board certified in psychiatry and neurology, and oversees psychiatric consult services for patients with co-occurring disorders.

The clinical team is multidisciplinary, comprised of registered nurses, licensed therapists and psychologists, certified addiction treatment counselors, registered dieticians, and certified personal trainers.

Support and Education

The Hoag Addiction Treatment Center is host to 12-step meetings and no-cost community support groups for the recovering community every night of the week.

The program holds regular continuing education trainings for the professional community addressing the most pressing mental health concerns with the most contemporary clinical information.

Members of the Chemical Dependency team also provide community education events throughout the year at multiple venues to ensure accessibility for the concerned and interested public.


Hoag Addiction Treatment Center has launched a functional outcomes measurement system utilizing the Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (Basis-24), a leading neurobehavioral health assessment tool. Developed by Harvard and grounded in the latest scientific methods of survey validation, BASIS-24 is a patient self-report questionnaire to assess treatment outcomes in symptoms and functioning completed at admission and discharge. Higher scores signify greater difficulty in functioning and symptoms.

Patient Satisfaction:

Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers has formalized patient satisfaction data collection and analysis for inpatient and outpatient services through Press Ganey. For inpatient treatment, in the category of “overall” rating, Hoag Addiction Treatment Centers continues to rank in the top decile nationwide among comparable inpatient services. HATC is currently gathering baseline data for outpatient levels of care.