A collaborative, client-centered approach.

We are all in this chosen field of work together. A collaborative approach helps us all help more people so we can do what we do best – help save and change more lives. To start working with us or for immediate assistance, call 1-800-270-1389 or send us a message.

Who We Are

Professionals find dealing with 1 Method to be a welcome experience because of its refreshing approach and its unique treatment programs. Founded by a clinician, the program operates with the utmost integrity by utilizing best business practices while offering an integrated, intimate, 1-on-1 approach to treatment. A forward-thinking change of pace, this boutique environment has a personal quality that enhances our professional appeal. Our goal is to help as many people as possible heal and achieve recovery.

Licensed and Accredited

1 Method Center is licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and accredited by the Joint Commission – i.e., JCAHO. We follow the criteria for assessment and best practices endorsed by the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). We are certified members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

  • To verify our DHCS license – or any DHCS treatment center in California – visit: CA Facility License Verification and search for 1 Method. (Our business name is 1 Method. Don’t search for “One” Method.)
  • To verify our Joint Commission accreditation – or any facilities JCAHO accreditation – visit: Joint Commission Verification and search for 1 Method. (Our business name is 1 Method. Don’t search for “One” Method.)
  • To verify our NAATP membership – or any facilities NAATP membership status – visit: NAATP Membership Directory and search for 1 Method. (Our business name is 1 Method. Don’t search for “One” Method.)

The 1MC Definition of Recovery

At 1 Method Center, we believe that recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. To this end, we support multiple pathways to recovery, including, but not limited to: abstinence-based; medication-based; natural; harm reduction, and any path that includes the key attributes that demonstrate a person has achieved recovery.

The three attributes of recovery:

  1. Health and wellness
  2. Living a self-directed life
  3. Striving to reach full potential

We want to break the cycle of addiction, repair families, and heal mental illness and we are committed to doing just that.

Aside from our award-winning approach and boutique hotel-like amenities, we are also notable in several respects, a few of which are worth exploring further:

Our Code of Ethics

1 Method is a privately, and more importantly, clinically owned and operated treatment center for substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues. Our founder, Cassidy Cousens, has worked in the field for the past 20 years. If you don’t already know who he is, here’s a video where you can learn more about him and his philosophy on treatment.

1MC Code of Operation and Ethics:

  • 1 Method Center does not condone or engage in any form of misleading or deceptive practices in its online marketing, public relations, advertising, or collateral promotional materials. We do not participate as advertisers on “funnel” websites, bogus treatment directory sites, or so-called “rehab reviews” which misrepresent their objectivity to users or readers. Our success speaks for itself.
  • 1 Method Center does not make or receive any financial payment or remuneration for client referrals. Furthermore, 1 Method Center does not support or refer clients to any other programs or professionals that engage in these practices.
  • We encourage clients, families and referents to visit us in person in order to see our facilities up close and to experience the vitality and spirit of our program for themselves. Simply put: The closer you look, the better we look.
  • We do not admit clients who are not clinically appropriate for our milieu. We recognize the limitations of our model of care and we consistently refer clients and families who are not appropriate to other programs that have the same ethical standards we do.
  • We do not believe in a la carte pricing, add-ons or nickel-and-diming our guarantors. Fees for services are all-inclusive and always include greater, not lesser value and services than advertised.
  • 1 Method Center believes treatment is best experienced in a culture of abundance. We offer good healthy food, clean and well-maintained vehicles and immaculate facilities. We treat our clients and their families with dignity and respect at all times.
  • At 1 Method Center, marketing is fundamentally about providing exposure of our programs and services to families, professionals, and prospective clients. We strive to accurately convey the day-to-day activities of our treatment center. Our brand is not contrived and does not require spit and polish to make it look like something it’s not. We practice what we preach by revealing our clinical philosophy in everything we do.
  • When calling 1 Method Center, prospective clients, families, and referents will always be greeted by a licensed counselor who is there to be of support and assistance in a time of need. We do not have a boiler room operation and we do not attempt to convert callers into paying “customers” when they are merely calling us for help, nor do we operate call centers that are manned by aggressive sales people with no other interest than to make sales. Furthermore, when you do call us, we do not use your information for unwarranted future solicitation.

Why the Integrated Model of Care?

People with mental and substance abuse disorders risk dying decades earlier (on average, 25 years) than other people — mostly from untreated and preventable chronic illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. These treatable issues are aggravated by a lack of personal initiative, poor health habits such as inadequate physical activity, poor nutrition, smoking, and substance abuse. Barriers to treatment, coupled with challenges in navigating a complex healthcare system often pose insurmountable obstacles to getting proper health care of any kind. This is particularly true of those suffering from addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental illness. We seek to break those barriers down through ease of admission, transparency and a sense of urgency to heal the whole person and not just the substance use disorder.

Treatment centers and primary care settings are the gateway to the behavioral health system. Unfortunately, most traditional providers are overwhelmed by a system that is strained by limitations and controlled by a view to the bottom line. They require support and resources to screen and treat individuals with behavioral and general healthcare needs.

1 Method, in accordance with SAMHSA guidelines, recognizes the solution to these problems lies in integrated care, the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare. Integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.

Why Refer to 1 Method Center?

1 Method respects the relationships you have with your client(s) and is committed to open communication, collaboration, and follow-up before, during, and after treatment.

We recognize that your clients look to you as their primary provider and we expect to entrust them back to you for ongoing care after being at 1 Method. You can also continue your relationship with them while they’re here. Throughout treatment, we provide transportation to and from therapy sessions or standing appointments. We help clients from all walks of life and are an out-of-network provider for millions of people.

Quality and Expertise. 1 Method is continually researching new clinical approaches and treatment techniques and refining and improving existing ones. We have tertiary expertise found in few other addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental health treatment centers, including novel treatment options and cutting-edge, science-based measures from many different disciplines.

Collaboration. Working together with professionals in the community and around the world has been part of our culture since our founder started his first program over 20 years ago.

Ease. Click, call or message us — we offer several ways to refer clients, all streamlined to save time for you and your colleagues. More importantly, when you do refer someone, you will work directly with a licensed professional – at 1 Method Center – who is there only to help and answer any questions you may have.

Locations. We have programs in the following areas of Los Angeles — Cheviot Hills, Beverly Hills, Westwood, and West LA — as well as Outpatient services conveniently located to both the 10 and 405 freeways. This offers your clients multiple ways to easily access 1 Method Center, no matter where they live.

Hospital Admissions and Transfers

Experienced nursing and admissions staff is available onsite at 1 Method Center 24/7. We can coordinate direct admission, emergency department evaluation, clinical consultation or client enrollment to any residential 1 Method location. (Outpatient services are only offered on a non-emergency basis.) Additionally, safe transport can be coordinated within the greater Los Angeles area by making the same phone call.

Refer a Client

To refer a client, you don’t need to know a staff member or have a previous relationship with us. Let us collaborate with you to provide the highest quality care for your clients. The phone numbers below will connect you directly with a coordinator at each respective location. Outpatient assessments are scheduled in Westwood, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Interventions are also available upon request.

Please transmit any fax requests for all locations to 310-837-7376. You’ll receive a response to your fax request within three days (maximum).

Detoxification & MH Stabilization

  • Cheviot Hills, 90064
  • Phone: 800-270-1389

Residential: Primary Care

  • Cheviot Hills, 90064
  • Phone: 800-486-0802

Residential: Continuing Care

  • West LA, 90064
  • Phone: 800-496-7308

Residential: Extended Care

  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • Phone: 800-270-1389

Outpatient: PHP, IOP, OP

  • Westwood, 90025
  • Phone: 800-486-0802