Treatment Center Setting
California Highlands Addiction Treatment Philosophy
Addiction is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans, yet people so often continue to live in addiction for years, unable to admit they need help. Addicts and families alike are afraid that others will look down or be disappointed in them because of the stigma that frequently surrounds addiction. Others think they can stop on their own if they really try. All the while, the addiction continues to grow and take control of the person's life and family.
Live the Life Intended
Are you tired of attempting to live with a drug or alcohol addiction? Are you ready to admit you need help? Do you want a positive and productive life? We are here to help you get the life you have always wanted.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
The setting is gorgeous, amenities great and most importantly the groups got me my life back.
This place has saved my life, I feel like my true self, the staff has been wonderful.
The first few days were tough and the great nurses and therapists helped through those tough days. I found my inner self and I am now the person I was meant to be, thank you!
Cannot say enough great things about CHAT, this place is fabulous, I am forever grateful.
I truly found myself and I feel like a new person all thanks to wonderful people at California Highlands.
Best treatment center I have ever attended, great program and excellent option to the 12 steps.
Meet the Staff
Clinical Director, LMFT
Melissa has nearly 10 years of experience dealing with substance abuse treatment and mental health disorders. She has worked at one of the best hospitals in Southern California and brings her expertise in mindfulness, CBT and DBT to California Highlands.
Paul Del Vacchio
Paul has over 10 years in the addiction treatment industry along with nearly 30 years of administrative experience. Paul has served as a CFO, VP of HR and VP of Business Development for various treatment centers. He brings a "best practice" approach to California Highlands and believes in every individual.
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ABOUT CALIFORNIA HIGHLANDS ADDICTION TREATMENT
Located on 40 beautiful acres right outside of Palm Springs, California Highlands Addiction Treatment is a luxury rehab facility for adults. California Highlands also address individuals with co-occurring disorders and offers medically monitored detox prior to starting the residential program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon completion of an initial assessment process, many clients begin their recovery with detox. To alleviate pain and discomfort, they are supported by an around-the-clock staff and pain management techniques including yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Those starting with residential treatment are held to a 30-day minimum stay, although the average length of treatment is 45 days.
Clients can expect fully packed days that begin with a 6:00 a.m. breakfast and end with a full night of rest, after an hour-long “relaxation prep for bed”’ set for 7:00 p.m. Depending on a client’s specific needs and circumstances, a typical day in treatment features individual, group, and family sessions, as well as process groups that employ various evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and mindfulness. Clients and clinicians also work closely in setting and reaching daily goals.
Beyond structured and intensive therapy sessions, a typical day also provides clients with a substantial amount of time and space to exercise, practice yoga or meditate, and recharge. Upon nearing the end of their stay, clients are fully supported when planning their first steps outside of rehab.
Led by a CEO and a clinical director (a licensed family and marriage therapist) who each have more than 10 years of experience in the field, California Highland employs a team of psychiatrists, therapists, and other staff. The facility also boasts an impressive staff-to-client ratio of 1:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This modern, spa-like, luxury rehab houses up to 16 adults in semi-private, fully-furnished bedrooms. Residents may take advantage of the outdoor swimming pool with lounge chairs, a fitness center, and a billiards table. And the nature-bound have access to plenty of nearby hiking and walking trails.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received excellent feedback from one former client. Aside from expressing frustration with the “spotty” internet service, and a lack of exercise equipment on-site, A.J. referred to the staff as great, caring, and accommodating, and told Rehabs.com: “Overall a great experience and would highly recommend to a family member or friend.”
On the facility’s Facebook page, however, the one reviewer to leave a comment was less enthusiastic. In a list-like manner, Michael revealed several causes for concern: “Inexperience around every corner. Drugs were easily accessible in the facility. NOT a dual diagnosis facility as promised. No aftercare preparation of preparation for clients to enter back into the real world. New facility with lack of knowledge everywhere. Only interested in making money, not helping people's lives,” he posted.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, two loved ones shared mostly positive experiences with Rehabs.com. When asked, on a scale from one to five, how strongly they would recommend this facility K.LB. and V.B.C. gave four- and five-stars, respectively. The two reviewers also found favor in the “personalized attention” and the “strong counseling” offered. K.L.B., however, reported that their loved one was also told of many things “that didn’t happen.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, the seven staff members polled by Rehabs.com gave this facility near-perfect ratings across several categories including its level of cleanliness (4.85 out of five), exercise and leisure options (4.71 out of five), and family participation (4.57 out of five). “Facility has everything needed to facilitate clients and family in recovery,” J.O. wrote.
Treatment costs at this luxury rehab come to $1,500 per day, $45,000 per month, and $90,000 for a 90-day stay. California Highlands works with private insurance; for more information on coverage prospective clients may call to speak with an admissions counselor.
Published July 2016
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