Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center California

California has been providing the leading edge for dual diagnosis recovery for over 24 years at Oasis Treatment Center. Oasis Treatment Center in Orange County California is one of the top 10 most progressive rehabs in the country.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Long Term Recovery

Long term sober recovery requires a program designed for just that. At Oasis Treatment Center, we have been helping people recover for over 23 years and then follow up with our clients to help encourage a strong aftercare program. Oasis Treatment Center in Orange County California.

There is a better way to live. Addictions are an outgrowth of unhealthy choices and habits. Hope based on the realistic expectation that someone can and will change is a powerful and positive motivating force. We can build bridges across the span of our lives in many ways. At the Oasis Treatment Center, we demonstrate the basics of helping people identify and cope with the symptoms of their “dis-ease”. We educate our clients on post acute withdrawal and the dynamics of the detoxification process. We encourage healthy lifestyle habits to replace old behavioral patterns while directing our clients toward spirituality, open communication, and 12 step community support.

We value one on one counseling in order to assist them in identifying character flaws that could lead them back to active use. Individual treatment plans are prepared by licensed clinicians who have themselves overcome the grip of addiction. In order to fully address the dynamics of individual issues, we encourage family participation with the realization that they have been effected by the disease and deserve the education, group therapy, and support to ensure the healing process.

“Many people pray to overcome the will of a reluctant Higher Power, instead of taking hold of the willingness of a loving Higher Power”, for it is wise to pray for the future, but not to worry about it. We can’t live it until it becomes the present. The depth of our anxiety measures the distance we are from the truth. Sometimes we go along with things, not because we really want to, but because we don’t know what else to do. The insanity takes over, and no one has the wisdom or the courage to make the call. Remember, Change is going to be there whether we like it or not. If not now, when?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"I have not stopped giving thanks for you..."

"I have not stopped giving thanks for you..."

Dear Friends at Oasis

I left my stay with you folks almost 5 years ago. You were my seventh treatment center, but the first to suggest I pray. That saved my life & started me on a happy path.

Since then, I've had 8 sponsees & 4 have over a year (+1 more soon). I secretary 2 meetings. I've volunteered in a treatment center as the "AA Volunteer" for 3.5 years. Also, my wife & I have referred three folks to you. 

On a separate line, on May 26, my wife & I will celebrate 30 years of marriage. As I've been told by folks in my "Home Group", she's a saint. Further, on June 1, I'll celebrate my first anniversary as a non-smoker--after 38 years of addiction. The nice thing here-- not only can I breathe, the savings is paying for our June trip to England--our first trip overseas.

Am I grateful? I am VERY HAPPY! Thank you for your instruction in prayer. I never had any instruction before, and my background as a Sunday school teacher (9 years), plus a church deacon & elder implied that I must know--but I didn't, and I had no idea that it was so important.
Please keep up the good work. You are valued and greatly appreciated.
Tom S.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Friday, June 8, 2012

More About Oasis

Twenty years and thousands of residents later, the couple is a little older, a little wiser and not that much different. Jim will still promise every single client that he will tell them the truth, teach them what he knows, give them the tools to stay sober and share his life with them. Kathy will still love each person, regardless of who they are, where they came from, or what they have done. Jim and Kathy have had their own hardships over the years; their only son was killed by a drug addict, but their commitment to the Oasis has remained true. On any holiday you can find them at the center, celebrating with their “Family”. While Jim is past retirement age, you will not find him at home enjoying all he has accomplished. Your best bet is at Oasis, talking to an addict or alcoholic, teaching a spirituality group, leading a fireside meeting or helping the staff. Kathy will be in her love group each Friday, reminding people that they are loved and that there is hope.

Jim and Kathy had a vision 20 years ago and it surpassed their wildest dreams. Oasis’s original logo “Love Will Give You Wings.” has continued to give the residents their wings to stay alive. And when asked what the future holds for the Antonowitsch’s ; for the most part, they plan to spend it with their “Family”; the Oasis Treatment Center.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

We, at Oasis Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center, believe that abstinence is but a beginning in the process of recovery; that full recovery is obtained by a total lifestyle change. Clients learn to live comfortably without the use of addictive, mood-altering drugs or other obsessive compulsive behaviors.

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.

Our interdisciplinary treatment program includes assessment, group therapy, one-on-one counseling, exercise, recreation therapy, education on addiction and recovery, dual diagnosis, spiritual and family counseling, relapse prevention, participation in self-help groups such as A.A. and N.A., and a lifelong Aftercare program. 

We believe in offering a cost-effective treatment program in a residential setting, without sacrificing the quality of care that families in crisis need. Oasis Treatment Center is licensed and accredited by the State of California as a residential treatment facility. We have worked successfully with the courts, probation departments, and alternative sentencing programs for the past thirteen years. Most major insurance plans are accepted and cash pay plan is available. Inquiries, consultations and crisis interventions are provided at no extra charge to the client



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Friday, May 4, 2012

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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.
It was 1962, she was 17 and he was 21. They fell in love instantly and were married 6 months later. They started their life off with dreams and hopes as most young couples do, but had no idea what their future would have in store for them. In late 1981, Jim was a man who had it all; beautiful homes, a successful and thriving landscape business, a loving family and a chronic addiction to alcohol that was threatening to take it all away. By early 1982, a sick man; emotionally, physically, and spiritually; committed to get sober after a series of demoralizing events. He was determined to save his life and his family.

Although Jim was able to stop drinking for 2 years, his life continued to spiral down and he hit an emotional bottom. As fate would have it, he met a man that was also sober but doing things a little different, he was involved in a program called Alcoholics Anonymous and he was more than happy to introduce this program to Jim. Little did they know in those early AA years just what kind of miracles were waiting for them and where this journey of recovery would lead them.

Now being 7 years sober and working with over 50 other Alcoholics, it came to Jim that he could do more. He and Kathy had a dream to find a way to give back what had been given to them. They decided they would open a recovery house, a place where people could come to get the help that they needed. Kathy knew it could not be just any treatment center but a place of love and forgiveness, a place to begin again and learn a whole new way of living. Kathy was determined to find the perfect place and she did. Not everyone could see the vision Kathy had when she first saw the house; but Jim did. Others saw an old beat down crack house that should be condemned but Kathy and Jim saw their dream. Once the owner of the property heard what Kathy and Jim had planned for the house, he sold it to them and the dream began.

In the beginning it was just Jim, Kathy, a house manager, cook, and a part time counselor. It didn?t take long before the word got out and as the number of clients grew so did the staff. More and more people came, got sober and stayed sober. Something very miraculous happened; it became a family. With people coming back each year to pick up chips for lengths of sobriety at a meeting they call Fireside it was becoming clear that this was a house of love where miracles were born. Jim did the Fireside meeting every week, worked with the residents, ran the business end of things, did spirituality groups, and helped to make Oasis what it is today. Kathy did various jobs over the years but her greatest gift is her Love Group that she does every week. During love group Kathy passes out treats and reads children’s stories. Through this group, Kathy found a way to remind those affected by addiction that they are worthy of love, life, and forgiveness.

Twenty years and thousands of residents later, the couple is a little older, a little wiser and not that much different. Jim will still promise every single client that he will tell them the truth, teach them what he knows, give them the tools to stay sober and share his life with them. Kathy will still love each person, regardless of who they are, where they came from, or what they have done. Jim and Kathy have had their own hardships over the years; their only son was killed by a drug addict, but their commitment to the Oasis has remained true. On any holiday you can find them at the center, celebrating with their “Family”. While Jim is past retirement age, you will not find him at home enjoying all he has accomplished. Your best bet is at Oasis, talking to an addict or alcoholic, teaching a spirituality group, leading a fireside meeting or helping the staff. Kathy will be in her love group each Friday, reminding people that they are loved and that there is hope.
Jim and Kathy had a vision 20 years ago and it surpassed their wildest dreams. Oasis’s original logo “Love Will Give You Wings.” has continued to give the residents their wings to stay alive. And when asked what the future holds for the Antonowitsch’s ; for the most part, they plan to spend it with their “Family”; the Oasis Treatment Center.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Books to help you understand addiction!

Oasis Treatment Center: Recommended Books and Information For Recovery

We have compiled a comprehensive selection of books that you may purchase online from Amazon.com. Simply click on the category of your choice below to browse the titles.

Recommended for Parents Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1988. (paperback)
H. Stephen Glenn Buy It Now!
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Prima Publishing, Rocklin, CA, 1988. (paperback 2nd Ed)
H. Stephen Glenn Buy It Now!
The Children's Place: At the Heart of Recovery.
Jerry Moe & Ross Zeigler Buy It Now!
Kid's Power: Healing Games for Children of Alcoholics.
Moe & Pohlman Buy It Now!
Positive Discipline for Parenting in Recovery.
Nelsen, Intner & Lott Buy It Now!

Recommended for Professionals Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
The Resilient Self
Wolin & Wolin Buy Now!
Another Chance
Wegscheider-Cruse Buy Now!
Kids' Power
Moe & Pohlman Buy Now!
Kids' Power Too
Moe, Brown, La Porte Buy Now!
Alateen: Hope for Children of Alcoholics
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It Will Never Happen to Me
Black Buy Now!
Discovery: Finding the Buried Treasure
Moe Buy Now!
Children of Alcoholics
Black Buy Now!

Self Help - Mind Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Bradshaw on the Family (cassette)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Bradshaw On : The Family (cassette)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Bradshaw on: The Family: A New Way of Creating Solid-Self Esteem (paperback)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
Creating Love/the Next Great Stage of Growth (paperback)
John Bradshaw Buy Now!
One Small Step: Moving Beyond Trauma and Therapy to a Life of Joy (paperback)
Yvonne M. Dolan Buy Now!
Letting Go of Shame (paperback)
Patricia Potter-Efron Buy Now!
The Knight in Rusty Armor (paperback)
Robert Fisher Buy Now!
Sleep with the Angels: A Mother Challenges AIDS (paperback)
Mary Fisher Buy Now!
The Road to Recovery (paperback)
Allan Gates Buy Now!
Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children (paperback)
Eliana Gil Buy Now!
Outgrowing the Pain Together: A Book for Spouses and Partners (paperback) Eliana Gil Buy Now!
Understanding the Twelve Steps: An Interpretation and Guide for Recovering People (paperback)
Terence T. Gorski Buy Now!
Breaking Free from Domestic Violence (paperback)
Jerry L. Grinegar Buy Now!
Waking Up, Alive: The Descent, the Suicide Attempt, and the Return to Life (paperback)
Richard A. Heckler Buy Now!
Waking Up, Alive: (cassette)
Richard A.Heckler Buy Now!
The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife
James Hollis Buy Now!
Turning it over: A Third Step Guide for Recovering People (paperback)
H.T.P Buy Now!
Twelve Steps to Happiness: A Handbook for all Twelve Steppers (paperback)
Joe Klass Buy Now!
To Life!: (large print)
Harold S. Kushner Buy Now!
To Life!: A Celebration of Jewish Being and Thinking
Harold S.Kushner Buy Now!
Harriet Lerner on Mothers & Daughters: Breaking the patterns That Keep You Stuck (cassette)
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The Dance of Anger (cassette/abridged)
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The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
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Self-Esteem (paperback)
Matthew McKay Buy Now!
The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love (paperback)
M. Scott Peck Buy Now!
Road Less Traveled
M. Scott Peck - Library Binding Buy Now!
The Assertive Woman (paperback)
Stanlee Phelps, Nancy Austin Buy Now!
The Way Home (children's)
Nan Parson Rossiter Buy Now!
The Angry Book (paperback)
Theodore Isaac Rubin Buy Now!
Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception (paperback)
Abraham J. Twerski Buy Now!
When Do the Good Things Start (paperback)
Abraham J. Twerski Buy Now!
Freedom Through Forgiving: A Workbook for Everyone Who's Been Hurt Someone (paperback)
Dwight Lee Wolter Buy Now!
Values from the Heartland: Stories of an American Farmgirl (hardcover)
Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!
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Safegaurding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life (paperback) Bettie B. Youngs Buy Now!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Center

A growing percentage of persons currently entering Alcohol/Chemical Dependence treatment facilities, are diagnosed with dual disorders. This challenges the client and the treatment facility to develop a plan in which all issues are addressed in the treatment experience. Here at Oasis we are a part of that solution.



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.

There are three parts to dealing with clinical mood disorders, all equally important to fully address the issue.

Psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis followed by regular monitoring of medication with the goal of getting the client chemically balanced.

Individual and group therapies addressing specific addictions and co-occurring conditions.

Often minimized, the client himself must become an active participant in accepting and dealing with dual disorder. With the same commitment they give their sobriety, clients must learn to attend to their particular mood disorder. Some of these steps include:

Acceptance of the condition and evolving beyond ego defenses used to avoid this such as “ I’m not depressed” (denial), or “That is because of my depression” (blame).

Development of sober coping strategies for dealing with clinical mood disorders. This involves recognizing symptoms, identifying patterns and sharing feelings in groups and individual sessions.

As the client gains strength in sobriety, they also gain skills in dealing with their mood problem, whether depression, Bi-Polar, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder or other condition. Comparative to a diabetic who is also alcoholic, quality recovery occurs when both areas are addressed.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

January 1, 2008 Dear Jim,


Happy New Year!!!!! As Jon and I were ringing in the New Year last night, we were reminiscing about 2007, counting our blessings and as always we remember that it was two years ago, New Year's Day that we escorted Kimmie to Oasis. I'll never forget how I felt that day- full of hope, relief, and gratitude that at the very least Kimmie would give treatment one more try. We were so impressed that you took the time on New Year's Day to come meet with us. Jon and I knew if we could get Kimmie to Oasis she'd have a fighting chance to get well. We could feel the warmth and love you and your staff had to offer even on tv!!!!

I am so happy and so very proud to tell you that Kimmie's doing so well, and in the next week will celebrate six months clean and sober!!! What a wonderful Christmas we enjoyed this year!!! Gone were the tears that came with hearing certain Christmas carols that reminded us of her this year we sang them together, we hoped for a "white christmas", instead of fearing that she may be cold, hungry, and alone, although we certainly prayed and remebered all who weren't as fortunate and blessed as we are. We will always believe you and Oasis are such a hugh part of her recovery. We just love and appreciate you and what you do so much Jim, you'll just never know. Although we don't see you often, we think of you and talk of you frequently and ALWAYS let people who are dealing with the disease of addiction that if they want to get well they need to do it right the very first time and go to Oasis. We will always feel gratitude and love for you and Oasis.

In addition to having Kimmie home alive and very well, we also have our beautiful grandchild Alivia, another little life that was cared for and helped along by Oasis! She's now almost two, and so perfect it's nothing short of one of God's miracles that we give so many thanks for!! She is so intelligent, so beautiful, really just an enchanting little creature whom we all love so much and are so very thankful for. What a gift!!! It really must feel extraordinary to know that you have helped so many people get well. I believe there are angels among us and many times when I look into my daughter's eyes, share a laugh or a hug with her, or pick up Alivia and put her on my lap to read her a story or just smell her hair I know that you must be one of them. Thank you...

We hope you and Kathy have a wonderful New Year filled with love, health, and beautiful memories!!!

With love and gratitude,

Keri & Jon F.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Addiction Treatment Sample of Oasis...

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Alcohol and Drug Education:
Participants are taught the physiological effects of alcoholism/drug addiction, including the long term healing process they will experience as their bodies become accustomed to functioning without alcohol and/or drugs.

Examples of group treatment at Oasis Treatment Center.