The Haven at Pismo

By The Fix staff 10/25/17

 Whether needing to medically detox from alcohol or other substances, to reside in the facility, or to be treated for co-occurring mental health conditions, residents find all of that inside this at The Haven at Pismo.

The Haven at Pismo
Location : 621 E Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Phone : (805) 202-3440
Price : Call for Pricing
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Introduction and Basic Services

Known for serenity, safety and rejuvenation, The Haven at Pismo is tucked away in the central coast of California and located walking distance from the pristine Pismo Beach. Whether needing to medically detox from alcohol or other substances, to reside in the facility, or to be treated for co-occurring mental health conditions, residents find all of that inside this Joint Commission Accredited facility, The Haven at Pismo.

Facility and Meals

Separated by gender and overseen by Executive Director of Operations, Julianna Bachitt, this facility offers both men’s and women’s residential treatment. The men’s residential facility is called The Solana House. The women’s residential facility is called The Mesa House. Private rooms are available in both facilities for an additional cost.

Both residences are surrounded by various spas and tropical pools to encourage relaxation. Fitness is very important to the team at The Haven. As such, there are multiple fitness centers on campus as well as dedicated yoga and meditation rooms. If general fitness is not appealing, residents also have hiking, kayaking and beach activities included in the weekly schedules.

As nutrition often suffers during addiction, The Haven takes feeding clients very seriously. The California Coast is utilized greatly in this farm-to-table nutritional experience. Unlike other facilities, the head chef, Collin Quirt, uses organic ingredients and willingly accommodates religious or dietary concerns as well as specialized nutrition for each resident in a nutrient rich meal plan.

Treatment and Protocol Team

Residents receive an immediate intake assessment to decide an individualized treatment pathway that best suits his or her needs. As The Haven has various treatment pathways, the intake decides which is best for each individual.

Treatment modalities utilized at The Haven include individual and group therapy, 24-hour medical care and CBT and NAD IV Therapy, to name a few. The staff here is decorated in various credentials including, MD, CAADAC, SAP, FACEP, MA MFT and Board Certification by The American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Life skills are a fundamental part of recovery at The Haven at Pismo, so much so that there is an entire coaching team available to discuss (and prepare for) post-treatment job placement, teach emotional and behavioral modifications, set fitness goals and determine how to face personal challenges in sobriety.

Designed with life after formal treatment in mind, outpatient options are available to support residents once they leave the facility. This can include The Haven’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

The Haven also specifically treats co-occurring disorders such as eating and personality disorders as well as PTSD. For co-occurring disorders, the staff is permitted to supply anti-depressants, stimulants, beta-blockers, antipsychotic meds, and will allow for medication during detox to make it more comfortable for residents.

Bonus Amenities

Some of the additional treatment modalities found at The Haven include massage, acupressure, art and adventure therapies, equine therapy, hypnotherapy, sound baths, restorative yoga and generalized holistic therapy (specializing in stress management). If those activities are not appealing to a resident, there is also a mini-golf course nearby the pool.

Additionally, if a resident is struggling with transportation to arrive at The Haven, the staff coordinates and organizes the manner in which safely and quickly allows the residents to arrive.


The Haven at Pismo offers residents medically monitored detox, gender-specific residential treatment spaces, a sober living transitional housing unit and an intense after-care program, all with the goal of setting residents up for success in sobriety. With this unique set up, clients are free from distraction and fully available for the beachside oasis that is The Haven at Pismo.

The Haven at Pismo

621 E Grand Ave.

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

(805) 202-3440

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