Ken Seeley Communities - The Alexander Philosophy
Comfort and luxury are hallmarks of The Alexander, which is a unique alcohol and drug addiction treatment residence for adult women. Instead of taking a traditional 30-day approach to residential treatment, The Alexander offers women a long-term transitional plan that imposes greater accountability on each resident, and offers the opportunity for supported reintegration to society. Located just south of downtown Palm Springs in California, the intimate and exclusive home provides the perfect setting for long-term structured living.
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.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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ABOUT KEN SEELEY COMMUNITIES – THE ALEXANDER
Part of Ken Seeley Communities (KSC), an upscale sober living network, The Alexander is a resort-style, women’s-only sober living facility located in Palm Springs, Calif. According to KSC’s website, the organization also offers a variety of treatment options, including medically managed detox, day treatment, and outpatient treatment (OP).
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to KSC’s website, the organization approaches addiction as a chronic and progressive disease. Clients are encouraged to work toward developing a five-year plan for sobriety, rather than focus on 30 days of treatment.
While The Alexander appears to offer only sober living accommodations, KSC’s website indicates that clients may access medically managed detox, day treatment, and OP through separate facilities. Both day treatment and OP address substance abuse and co-occurring disorders through individual therapy, group therapy, addiction education, relapse prevention workshops, and life skills training.
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located near the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, The Alexander offers spacious two- and three-bedroom villas with separate living areas and fully equipped kitchens. Each upscale, 1200-square-foot apartment includes a washer and dryer, central A/C and heat, satellite TV, and internet access. Private or shared bedrooms are available, and each bed comes with luxury linens, pillow-top mattresses, and down comforters. Residents provide their own food.
Along with the facility’s upscale living accommodations, The Alexander has a large pool, and the grounds feature relaxing fountains and peaceful gardens. Residents are within walking distance of local 12-step meetings and the Tahquitz Canyon, which is known for its hiking trails.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
M.D., the sole alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness and accommodations. “This is the place to go,” she wrote.
On the Facebook page for all of Ken Seeley Communities’ services, which may be managed by the organization itself, 45 individuals provided an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Reviewers complimented the center’s staff and amenities, and some credited the facility for their sobriety. “I would not be where I am today without the support and opportunity given me from KSC,” Kaycie wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
C.V.E., the one staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing, noted that they would recommend the facility to others. When asked about the center’s strengths, they highlighted “Hard Cases / Clients ,Client Care, Case management, Updates to referrals and Ethical Standards.”
According to the facility’s website, the cost for a shared room at The Alexander starts at $1,200 per month. Some services are subject to an additional fee. According to the sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date, insurance is not accepted.
Published on January 2018
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