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About Us

A WISE RETREAT

What We Do?


Our team of professional addiction specialists and staff members utilize the best evidence-based methodologies available and are amongst the most compassionate, highly skilled recovery professionals in the West Coast. Our Goal is to restore balance in every area of a man’s life- mind, body and spirit.

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Our Team Leaders

DR. ALEX STALCUP, M.D.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR


Dr. Alex Stalcup is a graduate of Whittier College and a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, and in Addiction Medicine. He is certified as a Medical Review Officer by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (A.S.A.M.). Dr. Stalcup served three years as the Medical Director of the Drug Detoxification, Treatment & Aftercare Project at the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics in San Francisco. He then established a private practice in addiction medicine. Since 1996, he has served as the Medical Director of the New Leaf Treatment Center in Lafayette, California. Dr. Stalcup Curriculum Vitae.

JULIE BRAND-LOCKSHIN CADC-II

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Julie Brand-Lockshin is the founder of A Wise Retreat. She is a board-certified Addiction Specialist/Counselor, a Domestic Violence Expert, and ACE advocate (Adverse Childhood Experiences) who has worked passionately with thousands of youth in Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento Counties. She is also a gifted Public Speaker, a certified Interventionist, an Author and Musician with over 22 years of experience. She is a leader and visionary who believes all things are possible. Ten years ago, she had a dream of opening her own treatment facility, 5 years later she accomplished that dream. Her purpose in life is to Inspire, Support and Empower others. Her moto… Believe & Achieve!

At A Wise Retreat we practice and teach the art of Meditation and Mindfulness. These techniques can help improve mental concentration and clarity, reduce anxiety and depression and promote a deep sense of inner peace.

A WISE RETREAT

Focus on the whole person, mind, body and spirit


Our health and wellness program incorporate the Power Recovery Program focusing on health, nutrition, exercise and balance.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK

only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me.