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 Hoag 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
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
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.
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.