Mental Health, Crisis Intervention


Turning Scars into Stars

Rancho Santa Fe, CA


The mission of AKAL is to develop integrated wellness center(s) that can be deployed across the U.S. and are designed and operated in a manner that provides a cost-effective, success-driven approach to addiction recovery transitional living to restore individuals to self-sufficiency. To achieve transitional living, it is necessary to have facilities that provide inpatient services and outpatient services including therapy, job training, employment, and sober living. Within these facilities and programs come special requirements for men and women. Harness the power of technology and the dedication of skilled, knowledgeable professionals to serve and care for our clients and their families, enabling them to achieve their potential and live fuller, more rewarding lives.

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Founder, Chairman and CEO

Mr. Pham Chopra

Corporate Operations Officer

Mr. Ed Bennett Jr.

Main Address

PO BOX 200

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 USA


Transitional Living, behavioral disorders, damaging addictions, substance abuse, PTSD, trauma disorders





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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The lack of power is the dilemma: The condition is helplessness and hopelessness the individual is not able to access the power to initiate healing to awaken the healer within. The intellectual mind has a distorted perception of the three basic human relationships Relationship with self-Relationship with others Relationship with the innermost self to access the Absolute Power Via The sympathetic nervous system/ Subconscious mind We use subjective technology to reconstruct the relationship of the individual with a higher source of Power to Awaken the healer within Vital life force we had to sympathetic nervous system and the subconscious mind To reconstruct the relationship with others, to reconstruct the relationship, one’s self. This is done by uncovering and discovering and discarding that which is blocking us from the source of power. We use a simple set of principles spiritual in nature.

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AKAL Integrative Wellness Center - Shenandoah Wellness Park

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• Provide a healing environment under structured conditions • Transitional living Wellness Centers • Using Integrative Wellness Techniques “Awakening the Healer Within” Spirit Mind and Body -Vis Medicatrix Naturea Using Eastern and western evidence-based methodologies as needed Restoration Methodology A set of Simple Practical Principles Based on Good Orderly Living tools that is customized to individual needs. To Restore Individuals suffering from destructive Addictive behaviors And Special challenges Aging Brain injury and other ailments to Self Sufficient Happy Useful and Productive lives The organization is Comprised of: • The integrative Wellness Complex • Centers and Retreats • Customized Integrative Transitional Living Centers • Retreats Both for the challenged and Individuals seeking rejuvenation To address the needs of challenges such as Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders Prevalent in specific communities. Additionally, to provide flexible customize programs addressing the needs of everyone.

• AKAL Transitional Living Centers Our group living environments are stepping stones for recovering individuals to fuller healthier responsible, self-sufficient and happy lives. • AKAL Financial Services- Provides a variety of banking programs and financial training to recovering alcoholics and substance abusers. • AKAL Industries- Our for-profit holding company that serves as the engine for our self-sufficient, social entrepreneurial structure. • AKAL Capital- is a revolving line of credit for the development of Facilities for destructive addictions. Treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse. • AKAL Thought- Is our think tank and advocacy group that impacts public policy issues affecting the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse destructive addictions • AKAL Real estate investment trust, specializing in sober living facilities Operationally, In planning Akal Integrated Wellness Centers. (Customized to local needs-and individuals within each center) • Integrated Wellness Retreat - “Spirit Mind Body”

Since the inception of the AKAL Institute in 1988, there have been many patients, partners and friends that were made along the way. Today, almost three decades later, the AKAL Institute has the great of fortune of maintaining these relationships with healers, doctors, medical practitioners and entrepreneurs. As the AKAL Institute continually learns from its friends and partners, it passes on the lessons to its community.

We measure our success by the value we create: Options that span the care spectrum, giving you the flexibility to choose and control the services you receive and ensure that all life needs are met. Best-in-class, high-touch service and 24/7 accessibility, from our care coordinators dedicated to improving the life of every beneficiary entrusted to our care. Service supported by technology that safeguards your interests, helping you preserve and manage your resources. Experience in creating and managing special needs trusts, that help grantors and beneficiaries in ways that traditional trust companies cannot. A culture of care, that is evident in everything we do – financial transparency for our clients, a singular focus on service, and an emphasis on social responsibility

In place today... Mentoring and Sober Coaching: Sober Coaching is one of the way we offer our clients practical, pragmatic and person-centered learning tools to assist in their personal battles. A Sober Coach is someone trained and interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery by serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or in recovery. We provide a level of accountability that the recovering community cannot be expected to provide and a connection to the client in their own living environment that treatment programs are simply unable to offer. Residential Rehabilitation and Recovery Housing Shenandoah Wellness & Transitional Living Center is a safe and healthy living environment that promotes recovery of injured athletes, veterans with PTSD/Trauma disorders and those affected by substance abuse with participation based on pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, biking, socials and meditation. We seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober. The program is committed to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and economic well being of the participants enabling them transition back into a healthy and fulfilling life. All properties are wholly owned by the founder free and clear. This location holds a special place in the founders heart. THis very place is where he had a deep, meaningful experience that restored him to happy, useful and whole life. These properties were acquired to serve the highest good of all concerned by enriching the use of the land and to add value for the local community. In 2018, the founder donated the Shalimar to the non profit, Akal Institute Foundation (created in 1988).

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