Monday, September 12, 2011

The Owners Dream...

More than two decades ago Jim and Kathy Antonowitsch stood on the porch of the 80 year old house they had just purchased and renovated while welcoming in the first Client into the Oasis Treatment Center. Behind that client a promise was made. A promise that they would show each resident love and hope.

That the Oasis program would always strongly encourage spiritual development and they would never lose sight of the purpose of this house, to help those plagued by addiction, regain their lives and learn how to live as Jim himself had seven years earlier. Oasis would always be a spiritual home teaching love, strength, structure and hope. Oasis would be a long term treatment center with a treatment program of 30 days up to 2 years to be determined on an individual basis.

Their commitment to the Oasis and its residents would be drastically tested when their Son, Mark, was killed less than two blocks away from the house itself. The driver that took the life of their Son was an intoxicated addict! Kathy said “it was the love of the alumni and the residents that helped to pull her out of her sorrow” Jim would include “We decided we would continue to work with those addicted to prevent as many families as we could from the suffering we were experiencing. If that the man who killed my son had ever been to a program such as ours my son would be alive today”. And so they continued….

Jim knew that more would be revealed and that need became apparent three years later. In 1991 Jim took note that it seemed to be unusually difficult for some of his clients to follow the program and get better. He sought out doctors and other professionals for a solution. The issue soon became clear. Certain patients were suffering from a chemical imbalance as well as an addiction. Treating either/or had a teeter-totter effect. The solution, to treat both at the same time using non narcotic medication. A psychiatrist was added to the Oasis team and one of Americas first dual diagnosis treatment centers was created.

It has been 23 years and Jim and Kathy are celebrating their 50th year of marriage. Jim now celebrates his 29th year of being sober They have kept all the promises they made over two decades ago. The now 100 year old house still welcomes in those seeking a life in recovery. The couple is often asked when they plan to retire?

Jim's answer “You retire from a job and this is not our job, this is our family. You don’t ever retire from your family”……….and out of love for their “family” they continue.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oasis Treatment Center | Orange County, California


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At Oasis Treatment Center, we regard the treatment of alcoholism & chemical dependency as a lifelong process. Our treatment helps individuals call upon their own personal, psychological and spiritual resources as a result of the following therapeutic processes:

Medical Evaluation and Treatment:
A detailed medical history of the individual is prepared which includes childhood diseases, hospitalizations, alcohol/drug abuse patterns, past treatments (if any), current medications, etc. The patient is then given a physical examination. Upon completion, recommen-dations are made to the individual and staff of how best to proceed in detoxification and recovery.

Dual Diagnosis Assessment:Patients are given a personalized evaluation for a possible secondary psychological diagnosis that may include Bi Polar disorder, anxiety, depression or others. If necessary patients are then referred to our staff psychiatrist and an individual treatment plan is established. read more

Friday, February 25, 2011

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Friday, February 4, 2011

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Addiction Recovery, Narcotic Addiction Treatment, Substance Abuse Recovery Program, Drug Alcohol Rehabilitation, Drug Treatment Programs: "Help ... Every Step of the Way
'Getting off drugs and alcohol is only the first step,' says Oasis founder, Jim Antonowitsch, himself a recovered alcoholic. 'Many programs stop there, and people end up using (drugs or alcohol) again, because they don't have enough help getting back on track. Oasis Treatment Center is dedicated to complete recovery and reintegration into society.'"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Drug Rehabilitation Programs | California Alcohol Rehab | Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center | Residential Alcohol Treatment | Addiction Recovery

Drug Rehabilitation Programs | California Alcohol Rehab | Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center | Residential Alcohol Treatment | Addiction Recovery: "October 2006,
Dear Jim,
I can’t even begin to describe the gratitude I feel for what you have given to me for what Oasis has helped me find. Oasis showed me love when I could not love myself. I came in full of fear, resentment and completely empty. I had given myself three (3) choices: drink, die or seek help. I couldn’t imagine my life without drinking and death didn’t seem so scary but something inside of me wanted to get better. In a moment of truth, I asked for help. In my head, I had doubts that it would work. I wanted to run or drink – anything but face myself. I hated myself for who I’d become and the mess that I had gotten myself into. I was so disappointed and sad. That is when you and the Oasis began to love me and for that, I love you. I love every single one of the people whose path mine has crossed while I was there. The hope and love within each one of the counselors is profound and you have an amazing gift of spirituality and love. I will hold on to what I learned here in my heart forever. I walked away from the Oasis with more than I ever thought I could have. A relationship with my Higher Power, Love, Contentment, Spirituality, Friendship, Faith, Passion, and Gratitude. I feel like the Oasis will always be with me and from that comes great strength. Thank you for the amazing gift of a second chance, life and sobriety. And, of course, my spiritual tool belt! Tell Kathy “Thank You” too, she is an amazing, strong, lovely woman."

Addiction Recovery Program, Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment, Drug Alcohol Education, Long Term Drug Rehab, Heroin Addiction Treatment

Addiction Recovery Program, Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment, Drug Alcohol Education, Long Term Drug Rehab, Heroin Addiction Treatment: "On June 27th 2008 owners Jim and Kathy Antonowitsch hosted an anniversary luncheon to commemorate Oasis Treatment Center’s 20th year of service to the recovering community. Celebrating with friends, family, colleges, and alumni Jim and Kathy shared their reflections of those first years and how it all began."

Dual Diagnosis | Oasis Treatment Center | Dual Diagnosis Program | Alcohol Dependency Treatment | Chemical Dependency Treatment Center

Dual Diagnosis | Oasis Treatment Center | Dual Diagnosis Program | Alcohol Dependency Treatment | Chemical Dependency Treatment Center: "Whether anxiety, depression, Bi Polar disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder or other condition, we at Oasis believe that a total approach toward each individual provides the best opportunity for physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. Addressing only part of a problem means that a client leaves treatment with undressed issues, and relapse is more likely. For example, a person who completes 30 days and leaves treatment as a sober alcoholic but does not accept and address his depression is at high risk for relapse."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oasis Treatment Center Philosophy

Oasis Treatment Center provides a full range of skilled and compassionate personnel. The interdisciplinary staff members include professionals specializing in the treatment of addictive disorders. The Medical Doctor, an addiction specialist, provides initial evaluations and our staff Psychiatrist is available for the dual-diagnosed client. Certified drug and alcohol counselors, including Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) complete our treatment team.