La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Philosophy
La Fuente recognizes the need to treat the whole individual when it comes to substance abuse, and to involve peers and family so that each client learns how to build a solid network of support. The facility believes that the compulsion to abuse drugs and alcohol can be arrested, but only with professional treatment and a long-term recovery plan. La Fuente offers individuals the opportunity to create such a plan, involving personalized care designed according to the unique needs and recovery goals of each and every client.
Areas of Specialization
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Meet the Staff
Executive Director and Founder
Manny has been immersed in the Los Angeles recovery community for most of his adult life. What initially began as a personal road to wellness became a calling to help others battling addiction to reclaim their own lives. Manny earned a BFA from the Juilliard School in New York City and toured the world extensively with Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico of New York, Ballet Atlantique – Régine Chopinot and Nicholas Rodriguez’s DanceCompass. He lived and worked in Paris and Barcelona for several years, speaks French and is fluent in Spanish.
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ABOUT LA FUENTE HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT CENTER
La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center is a residential rehab for adult men and women struggling with addiction. Located in the heart of Hollywood, Calif. in a residential area, the facility specializes in providing LGBT-focused care, and offers a variety of treatment options, including residential, outpatient, and sober living programs. Medical detoxification services are offered on-site and specialized treatment is provided for those with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at La Fuente is individualized and combines evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with the 12-step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). All clients undergo a comprehensive physical and psychological evaluation prior to admittance in order to determine the most appropriate level of care.
The residential program is divided into three stages. The first stage consists of detox (if necessary), followed by a highly-structured schedule of daily treatment activities including education on the disease of addiction, counseling, therapy, peer support, and 12-step recovery activities.
During the second stage of treatment, the focus shifts to developing and solidifying the skills necessary to re-integrate into society, and the final stage is spent in the sober living community, in which clients maintain a relationship with sponsors and abide by daily check-ins, standard curfews, and drug testing. Clients also perform routine household duties.
Spiritual awareness and physical exercise are also important components of the program, as clients regularly participating in activities like meditation and yoga. Fitness consultants and dietary experts are on-hand to create specialized exercise regimens and plan daily menus that are healthy and nutritious. A two-day family program is also offered for loved ones, providing education on addiction and a family dinner gathering with clients and other families.
The LGBT program focuses on recovery from drugs including Methamphetamine, cocaine, party drugs (GHB, ecstasy, ketamine), alcohol and prescription medications. La Fuente recognizes various identity groups within treatment, including men who have sex with men, lesbian women, bisexual people, transgender individuals, queer individuals, asexual people, and intersex people.
According to the facility’s website, the treatment team includes a licensed clinical social worker, a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, a masters-level therapist, a group facilitator, and spiritual advisors. La Fuente has a staff-to-client ratio of 1:4. The executive director is fluent in Spanish and French.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES“
The 14-bed facility houses clients in a villa-style property with shared rooms. The facility is pet-friendly.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com currently has no review coverage from alumni or loved ones of La Fuente, but on the facility’s Facebook page, which it can manage, La Fuente received a collective 4.9 out of five stars from 29 reviewers to date. Alum Rob wrote in a representative review: “La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center gave me a fighting chance and will forever be a part of my recovery story."
Two alumni on Google both rated La Fuente a perfect five stars, both praising the LGBT program. Alum Russell compared the facility favorably to other programs in the area, writing: "I greatly preferred the pro-LGBTQ ambience of La Fuente."
WHAT STAFF SAY
A staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com offered a less positive view of La Fuente. Although they rated the facility a perfect five stars in supporting patients' best interests and the staff's level of experience and training, and four stars for its honesty in marketing, the reviewer wrote that staff interaction and leadership were "terrible," adding: “Clean and specialized programs for each client. Rules and protocols are not adjusted to meet up to date standards which hurts patients and staff."
Contrasting this staff review, six staff members wrote to Google praising the facility, all rating it a perfect five stars. Employee Kim wrote in a representative review: “Currently I work at this treatment center in Hollywood California and believe it to be the best treatment center that facilitates healing, positivity, and a level of care second to none."
Fees start at $20,000 for one month and $40,000 for 90 days. Private insurance is accepted, and financial assistance is also offered.
Published on July 2017
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