Herndon Recovery Center Philosophy
Herndon Recovery Center is a dual diagnosis facility that offers a variety of treatment plans for drug and alcohol addiction. A professional, fully-certified treatment team creates a calm and comforting environment where clients can learn healthy coping skills, and create an effective plan for managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Intensive outpatient, residential treatment and partial day programs are all offered, in addition to psychiatric care and detoxification. The hope is that clients will leave Herndon Recovery with a renewed interest in life and the desire to become a productive and contributing member of society.
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Satnam S. Atwal MD
Herndon Recovery Center's network of programs is directly supervised by its Medical Director. Formerly, Chief Psychiatrist with the Fresno County Department of Mental Health, Dr. Satnam S. Atwal MD is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist. He has been in private practice for over 20 years. Dr. Atwal has long experience of treating addicted individuals. In addition to treating psychiatry issues of individuals participating in programs, he also focuses on medical psychological and social issues causing addictions. Dr. Atwal feels that 60 to 70 percent of individuals suffering from addiction problems also suffer from underlying comorbid psychiatric illnesses. If addiction and psychiatric issues are not treated simultaneously, the chance of relapse is significant. Dr. Atwal does not believe in using confrontation as a treatment tool. Rather, dealing with addicted individuals with compassion, persuasion and focusing on self-esteem issues is more beneficial in the treatment process. In addition, Dr. Atwal has the expertise to detoxify individuals suffering from various chemical dependencies.
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ABOUT HERNDON RECOVERY CENTER IN VISALIA, CA
Herndon Recovery Center, located in Visalia, Calif., offers residential, outpatient, and detoxification treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Herndon Recovery Center also operates a treatment facility in Fresno, California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients may schedule an initial consultation by calling or emailing the facility. Herndon Recovery Center’s partial day program meets six days per week for seven hours a day. The intensive outpatient program meets three days per week for three hours per treatment day, and lasts for eight weeks. Medical detoxification usually lasts between eight and ten days.
The facility’s treatment program follows the 12-step method of recovery. Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy, drug testing, behavioral therapy, healthy living support, peer support, and participate in 12-step programming. Participants who are in need of detoxification services may receive medication during treatment.
Families are included in the treatment program through specialized family support sessions and family therapy. The facility’s website states that aftercare support is provided to clients who successfully complete treatment, but no details on the program are provided.
The treatment team at Herndon Recovery Center is managed by a medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist. The facility also employs several experienced addiction counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Herndon Recovery Center’s website has photos of the facilities, but it is unclear whether the photos depict the Visalia location or the Fresno location. Photos show private bedrooms in two residential homes with shared living areas.
At the time of this writing there had been no alumni, former staff, or friends and family members of clients polled by Rehabs.com, and there were no third party reviews available for Herndon Recovery Center in Visalia.
The facility’s sister location in Fresno, California received an overall rating of two out of five stars based on seven total reviews on Yelp.  Five of the seven ratings were one-star reviews, and two reviewers gave the facility five out of five stars. Loved one T.B., who gave five stars, said that Herndon Recovery Center in Fresno saved her family. She wrote, “It is the only recovery center that I know of that deals with addiction AND the core mental issues behind substance abuse.” M.B., an alum, did not agree with that viewpoint. She gave one star and wrote, “Staff is very unprofessional, rude, and they smoke right outside. Disgusting. They have no knowledge of what a patient needs and they make you pay up front just to be seen by a drug dealer doctor that only wants to sell you product to make money, not to help you.”
The cost of treatment at Herndon Recovery Center is $150 per day. The facility accepts all major insurance plans except for Medi-Cal and Medicare. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.
Published on December 2017
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