Matrix Institute on Addictions in Woodland Hills is moving to a new facility.

img_1930-e1477067751476Matrix Institute on Addictions in Woodland Hills, which this year celebrates its 26th anniversary, is marking another important milestone – the recent move to a new facility with expanded services.

In honor of the occasion, Matrix invites friends and the local community to an open house taking place Friday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at 20301 Ventura Blvd., Suite 121, in Woodland Hills (across the street from its former location).

“We’re still in the same neighborhood where we’ve served the San Fernando Valley and adjacent areas of Greater Los Angeles for the past 26 years,” noted Kenji Watanabe, M.S. and Clinical Director of Matrix’s Woodland Hills office. “This is a great new location with plenty of parking.”

“With this move, we’re expanding our state-of-the-art, evidence-based, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) to now include individualized outpatient SUD services,” he said. In addition, the highly skilled Matrix staff coordinates care for patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders or those needing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) or detoxification services.

“Our seasoned clinicians and experienced administrative staff are dedicated to making the recovery engagement as smooth as possible for our clients,” Watanabe asserted.

In keeping with Matrix’s emphasis on patient-centered care with family involvement, the Woodland Hills site hosts a weekly “Family Education Night” during which engaging topics that help families and loved ones understand and navigate the recovery process are presented.

The acclaimed “Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program” is a comprehensive, organized set of evidenced-based interventions that integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, contingency management, motivational interviewing, 12-step facilitation, family involvement and education as well as other elements to give patients the skills and understanding needed for ongoing recovery. It is recognized globally as one of the most effective, evidence-based outpatient alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

Matrix has been providing intensive alcohol and drug outpatient treatment in the Greater Los Angeles Area for more than 30 years. It currently has four locations serving the region, including West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, the Inland Empire and its Los Angeles Opioid Treatment Program. More information about Matrix is available at

Matrix is contracted as an in-network provider with most major health insurance plans.

Contact Matrix’s Woodland Hills treatment center by email at or by phone at (818) 226-6070.

Open House December 2, 2016.

Matrix Institute Awarded PCORI Grant

Jeremy Martinez, M.D., CEO of Matrix Institute on Addictions, was awarded a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant to better understand the patient experience in achieving sobriety from drugs and alcohol.

The Success in Early Recovery (SIER) Workgroup is a collaborative of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and researchers that are designed to explore patient- identified objectives and challenges in early sobriety. The workgroup will develop a patient-described definition of success in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) for Transitional-Age Youth (TAY), ages 18 to 25.

This collaborative will create a forum empowering young SUD patients to define success in sobriety for themselves while building the capacity for patient-driven research questions in the future.

What is PCORI?

pcoriThe Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization located in Washington, DC was authorized by Congress in 2010.

PCORI’s mandate is to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policymakers make informed health decisions by funding Comparative Effectiveness Research and methods to improve such studies.

Success in Early Recovery (SIER) Workgroup

sierThe SIER Workgroup at Matrix brings together patients, physicians, counselors, policy-makers, and researchers to work toward a new definition of Patient-Defined Success in Recovery.

This project brings the patient’s voice to the discussion of what
defines successful treatment.

* We are seeking young adult patients in recovery (ages 18-25), researchers, clinicians, and policy-makers to join this workgroup
* Four evening meetings in West Los Angeles will be convened by March 2017
* Workgroup members will receive a stipend for their participation
* Dinner will be provided during the meetings

If you are interested in participating and/ or for more information, please send an email to

Antioch University Honors
Steven Reigns, LMFT

Steven Reigns, MA, LMFT, Clinical Specialist at the Matrix West Los Angeles Office has been honored with Antioch University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. He was recognized for his work as an educator and therapist, as well as his contributions to the community. He earned an MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2010. Mr. Reigns has been providing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services at Matrix Institute since 2013. He is a highly valued clinician, respected by clients and colleagues. Matrix appreciates his hard work and dedication in the field of recovery. Congratulations to Steven!