Morningside Recovery Philosophy
Morningside Recovery provides the full spectrum of addiction and mental health treatment including detoxification, residential treatment, and intensive outpatient programs. Our expert staff offers personalized, comprehensive care in state-of-the-art facilities to help clients achieve recovery and make better choices every day.
Areas of Specialization
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
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.
Meet the Staff
Jenny Gulczynski M.S.
Jenny earned her Master’s in Clinical Health Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, while in the Doctorate Program. She has over 20 years in providing services throughout the state of California to both children and adults in the Behavioral Health Field, with a specialty in Co-Occurring Disorders and Chemical Dependency.
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ABOUT MORNINGSIDE RECOVERY - IRVINE, CA
Morningside Recovery, located in Irvine, Calif., offers residential, detoxification, and outpatient treatment to individuals struggling with addiction, mental health, and/or dual diagnoses. The facility is located in Orange County, California, and encourages an independent lifestyle allowing clients to engage in activities outside of treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To be admitted, clients must call the facility to schedule an assessment with admissions staff. Clients in the facility’s outpatient program receive three hours of treatment per week over a period of three months. The length of treatment in the residential and detoxification programs varies based on each individual’s needs.
The facility’s treatment program uses a number of methods, including evidence-based practices, experiential treatment, the 12-step method, SMART Recovery, and holistic methods. Morningside Recovery also offers specialized treatment to LGBTQ clients.
Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and group therapy, and clients in the residential program receive 24-hour monitoring. Treatment focuses on identifying the underlying issues contributing to each client’s substance use, and clients are encouraged to form healthy relationships with their friends and family while in treatment. Participants in the detoxification program receive medication under the supervision of a medical doctor.
Morningside Recovery allows clients to bring pets to treatment with them. Although the facility does not have breed or size restrictions for pets, they must not be aggressive in nature, must be current on vaccinations, and must be on a flea and tick control regiment. Pets are expected to stay in resident's rooms, and use of a leash and collar is mandatory. The facility also offers yoga and art therapy. Morningside Recovery offers an alumni program for clients which includes weekly support meetings, free social activities, and clinical follow-up.
The treatment team at Morningside Recovery includes master’s-level clinicians, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and personal trainers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residential treatment takes place in a modern, home-like setting. Photos on the Morningside Recovery website show shared bedrooms. The facility is equipped with modern amenities including a fitness center, ping-pong table, entertainment lounge, and yoga/tai chi studio. Clients also enjoy gourmet meals during treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing the 26 alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave an average rating four out of five stars for the facility overall, indicating positive reviews. The alumni gave the facility an average rating of 3.3 out of five stars for affordability, 4.1 stars for exercise options, and 4.4 stars for cleanliness. When asked about strengths of the facility, alumni mentioned that clients are able to live on their own, a helpful and well-rounded curriculum, and caring staff members. One alum wrote, “Morningside is an ideal setting for anyone with a dual diagnosis of substance dependence and mental illness as the treatment options, allowance of pets, and supportive environment allow multi-faceted healing.”
When asked about weaknesses of Morningside Recovery, several alumni mentioned that they disapprove of the facility’s new management and other recent changes.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The six staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback regarding Morningside Recovery. Staff members cited the pet policy as a particular strength of the facility, and praised the level of training and experience of their fellow staff members. “Genuine Staff program designed to help someone save their lives. The tools are their for those that wish to change," one anonymous staffer wrote.
When asked about weaknesses of Morningside Recovery, the reviewers said they felt the accommodations could be improved, the clients were given too much freedom, the facility does not accept all insurance policies, and that 12-step programming is not available to those who would like it.
The cost of treatment at the facility is not provided by Morningside Recovery. However, the facility accepts insurance including Aetna, Humana, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Primera. Morningside Recovery offers a financial aid program as well as treatment financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending.
Published on November 2017
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