Breathe Life Healing Centers

By The Fix staff 08/30/17
With locations throughout the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Breathe Life Healing Centers treats substance abuse, dual diagnoses and eating disorders.
Breathe Life Healing Centers
Location : 8730 Sunset Blvd, Ste 550 West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone : (800) 929-5904
Price : $20,000 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

With locations throughout the West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Breathe Life Healing Centers treats substance abuse, dual diagnoses and eating disorders. Breathe Life was founded by Brad Lamm, a certified interventionist, who is recovering from drug addiction and bulimia. He opened Breathe Life in 2012 to provide a comprehensive, trauma-informed residential program with evidence-based therapeutic approaches and 12-step support that includes options for step-down outpatient care.

Facility and Meals

Breathe Life is comprised of three luxury homes on a 22 acre plot of land in Laurel Canyon near Runyon Canyon and other beautiful hiking destinations. There are about 30 bedrooms altogether, some of which are private while other clients sleep two to a room. Each of the locations are incredibly spacious and elegant with views that span all of LA. Clients sleep in either queen or full sized beds, and have plenty of storage and closet space. The common areas, like the kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms have new, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous waterfall pools and there is also on-site bio-dynamic organic garden and farm.

Gourmet chefs make all the meals for clients using the freshest and healthiest ingredients, including what is grown in the garden. There are always a variety of styles and tastes offered and plenty of it.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Breathe Life offers an array of options for care that are personalized and holistic. Treatment begins with an over the phone assessment that includes both the client and loved ones and a individualized plan in put together. Clients typically spend about 90 days in treatment.

Residents participate in a number of group sessions and exercises each day that aim to uncover the root of the addiction and start the healing process. Additionally there are several individual sessions per week throughout treatment. Evidence-based modalities can include CBT, DBT, trauma-informed care, psychodrama and relapse prevention. AA and NA meetings are offered on-site several times a week. Life skills training encompasses a lot of things, like money management, nutrition, cooking, setting healthy and achievable goals and focusing on overall wellness.

The five-day family program has a big impact on clients. This entails classes and group therapy. There are also tele-therapy sessions offered for long-distance family members. The aftercare program is 60 days and offers in-person and online check-ins with clients and family.

The staff of Breathe Life includes both medical and clinical experts in eating disorders and chemical dependency. Master’s-level psychologists, CADCs, LMFTs, LPCs, nutritionists, spiritual guidance counselors and peer mentors.

Bonus Amenities

Some additional perks include equine therapy, massage therapy, yoga and a membership to a local gym. There are also outings to local hiking destinations and beaches.


One of the most prominent factors that separates Breathe Life from other facilities is that the founder is in recovery from an eating disorder and chemical dependency. He is living proof that one can recover and life a happy, healthy life, which is an inspiration to his clientele and staff. Breathe Life is an excellent choice for those in the LA area seeking a comprehensive healing experience.

Breathe Life Healing Centers

8730 Sunset Blvd, Ste 550

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(800) 929-5904

[email protected]

Breathe Life Healing Centers Cost: $20,000 (30 days); accepts PPO insurance. Find Breathe Life Healing Centers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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