Treatment Center Setting
California Highlands Addiction Treatment Philosophy
The goals of California Highlands Addiction Treatment are to effectively treat both addiction and mental health issues. Our use of empirically sound treatment modalities, along with compassionate, dedicated and highly educated and experienced staff can best contribute to lasting recovery. The purpose of California Highlands Addiction Treatment is to put the client’s recovery first, making it a unique and lasting experience. Our program is built on a curriculum that allows for clients to get 30 days sober, and unearth core issues and teach lasting coping tools to intervene upon addictive and maladaptive behaviors.
In order to help you achieve these results, we enlist the expertise of licensed staff members. Our clinicians are adaptive and have a breadth of treatment modalities to effectively treat the needs of each individual client. A variety of proven therapy methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing will help you get to the heart of your addiction or mental health condition, and achieve lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
We treat the detox step as a significant part of recovery because it is during this time that your body and mind are adjusting to functioning without drugs or alcohol. For as long as you have had your addiction, you have been feeding unhealthy substances into your body, continuously adding toxin upon toxin to a floundering body. Before you can go through rehab and therapy, you need to allow time to detox and heal from those toxins.
The residential treatment program at California Highlands lasts between 30 and 60 days. During this time, clients are welcomed into our luxurious facility. The experience of our center is important, because our clients are important and deserve to be comfortable. Residential treatment is a huge step and the amenities should be the least of an individual’s worries. Many say our setting feels like a spa or a vacation home, and part of the reason for this is that our residential facility is situated on 32 acres of private, beautiful landscape. Clients can take part in plenty of nature-based activities and therapies while in our residential program.
Our individualized therapies utilizes only proven techniques for success, and is customized to meet your needs and goals. While in our program, you will have the opportunity to participate in variousgroup and individual therapy sessions and activities.
Participants of this therapy learn to regulate emotions and build insight into emotional, biological, and cognitive reactivity. This will allow the individual to challenge their reactivity with effective coping techniques and identify opportunities for positive change.
This form of therapy helps the individual identify self-defeating beliefs and negative thought processes that contribute to addiction, and then begin to challenge and change those thought processes. Changing one’s thinking will in turn change how one feels and behaves
This type of therapy helps individuals learn the power of self-regulation. They learn how to manage large emotional responses through being truly in the moment, on purpose.
Meet the Staff
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.
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.
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ABOUT CALIFORNIA HIGHLANDS ADDICTION TREATMENT
California Highlands Addiction Treatment (CHAT) is a residential rehab facility for adults struggling with chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring disorders. Located on 32 serene and secluded acres outside of Palm Springs, Calif., the facility also provides medical detox, which is available in just 15 percent of residential treatment facilities in California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
While residents must commit to at least 30 days of treatment, the average length of stay is 45 days, but may last up to 60 days. CHAT is among the 33.6 percent of residential facilities in California to offer programming lasting longer than 30 days.
CHAT utilizes evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the latter of which is practiced by 50.3 percent of treatment facilities in the state.
Clients participate individual, group, and family therapy, as well as holistic activities such as art therapy sessions, nature hikes, guided meditation, and yoga. Before the client is discharge, clinicians help the individual to arrange for aftercare and create a personalized discharge plan.
The CHAT treatment team is led by a medical director who is triple board-certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, and family medicine. To date, the 10 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.6/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
CHAT is a small, spa-like facility that houses up to 16 residents at a time. Clients share comfortably furnished rooms and enjoy chef-prepared meals. Other amenities include a fitness room and an outdoor pool. To date, the 10 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the upkeep of the facility and its amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two former clients polled by Rehabs.com to date had opposing opinions of CHAT. A.J. indicated that they would recommend the program highly and awarded the facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its exercise and leisure activities, and its staff's level of training and experience. "They really care about their clients which is nice, their passion shows and is very refreshing," they wrote.
G.G., on the other hand, reported having a negative experience and noted that "there was always drama at every corner."
The rehab fared well on secondary sites, earning an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 12 Google reviews and a five out of five-star rating based on the opinions of nine individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage.
Across both sites, alumni who left feedback praised CHAT for its comprehensive programming and dedication to client care. "Great facilities, Great Staff. Absolutely focused on meeting patient's needs. They give you the tools to achieve and sustain a life of sobriety," Joe wrote in a representative review on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave CHAT positive feedback and awarded it four or five out of five stars for its connectivity, its affordability, its 12-step programming, and its staff's level of training and experience. "Personal attention and comprehensive program. They are very involved in each attendee's treatment," V.B.C. wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, the seven staffers polled by Rehabs.com all gave CHAT highly positive feedback, describing it as a well-run facility offering effective, personalized treatment in a comfortable living environment. "Small intimate setting with individualized treatment plans, excellent curriculum and outstanding location," P.D. wrote in a representative review.
According to the facility, CHAT's costs are $1,500 per day or $45,000 per 30 days of treatment. Out-of-network insurance benefits cover at least part of the treatment for a majority of clients. To date, the nine individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter approved of the facility's cost.
Published on October 2019
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