Mary Lind Recovery Centers - Rena B Recovery Center Philosophy
Rena B. Recovery Home’s mission is to provide quality addiction treatment services to welfare-dependent men and women. The residential rehab offers a six-month recovery program in a safe, structured and supportive living environment designed to educate and empower each resident. Adult education and vocational guidance programs give clients the opportunity to take control and plan for the future, while 12-Step work, one-on-one therapy, group counseling and other therapeutic modalities help clients learn to manage their addiction and live a sober life.
Areas of Specialization
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an 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 MARY LIND RECOVERY CENTERS – RENA B RECOVERY CENTER
Since 1949, Mary Lind Recovery Centers has been providing residential substance abuse treatment for men and women. Rena B Recovery Center located in Los Angeles, Calif., was one of its locations. However, it is now a part of Social Model Recovery Systems. It’s six-month residential program is co-ed and serves many of Los Angeles’s poorest areas. Medical detox is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The organization’s mission is to provide men and women with affordable access to addiction recovery, adult education, and job training. It utilizes the social model philosophy in a community-based program. When clients enter treatment, they are assigned a case manager, who develops an individualized treatment plan.
At Rena B Recovery Center, the first 90 days of treatment are focused on leading the client into sobriety, especially by utilizing the 12-Steps, individual and group counseling, substance abuse education, anger management classes, and grief counseling. Although daily twelve step meetings are available on-site, clients are required to attend a minimum of five Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in the community each week.
The second half of treatment is mostly spent in academic and vocational classes to prepare for employment. The facility offers literacy training, classes on interpersonal skills, résumé preparation, job-search strategy, and interview practice. There are also workshops in parenting and family reunification.
Throughout the six months of treatment, residents take part in a minimum of six hours of recovery-related activity every day.
According to the facility’s website, all counselors are either certified by the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) or are enrolled to become certified. The treatment team includes kitchen staff, counselors, and case managers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website features pictures of a homelike setting. There are fully-furnished bedrooms and common areas, and the center provides three hot meals a day prepared by kitchen staff and other residents. The facility is located within walking distance to public transportation and shopping venues. The facility consists of three buildings, a patio area, and a large, multi-use room.
In order to gain visiting privileges, residents must be in the program for at least 30 days. Weekday visiting hours occur between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and weekend hours last from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As of this writing, Rehabs.com has received four reviews about the facility. Two of the reviews were negative and two were positive.
The negative reviews focused on the transition from Mary Lind to the Social Model Recovery, where a lot of the program seems to have changed. One staff member noted that "The days of dragging people with no money off of skid row or out of McArthur Park are over. We have VERY VERY few indigent beds and even at that it is200.00 to come in. I've been there longer than a minute seen lots of changes."
The two positive reviews gave the facility five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, and meals and nutrition. One alum praised the facility's vocational program.
On Google, the facility earned 4.4 out of five stars from seven reviews to date.  Many alumni praised the quality of the meetings. In a representative review, alum Darin wrote: "Excellent meetings there."
According to Social Model Recovery's website, health insurance plans are accepted. In addition, self pay is available.
Published on March 2016
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