Pine Ridge Treatment Centers, Inc. in Lucerne Valley, CA

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(2.6 of 5)
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P.O. Box 959
Lucerne Valley CA 92356

Pine Ridge Treatment Centers, Inc. Philosophy

Pine Ridge operates two residential substance abuse treatment centers in Southern California. The Lucerne Valley facility offers co-ed drug and alcohol addiction treatment designed to educate and empower those suffering from the disease. Through counseling, group therapy, family therapy and 12-Step support, clients learn the coping skills necessary to live a productive and rewarding life in sobriety.

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-Step
    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.

  • Individual Therapy
    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.

Facility Highlights

Group Counseling

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Family Treatment Services 360 Guide

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Pine Ridge Treatment Center, located in Lucerne Valley, Calif., offers residential treatment to men and women seeking treatment for alcoholism and other addictions. The organization was founded in 1986 and operates four other locations in addition to the Lucerne Valley facility. The Lucerne Valley location is located in the high desert approximately 20 miles east of Victorville. Detox is not available.


The facility’s treatment program uses the 12-Steps method, which is used in 73 percent of facilities across the country. To be admitted, clients begin by contacting the facility directly to schedule an assessment. During the assessment, facility staff members determine whether the Pine Ridge Treatment Center program is appropriate for the client’s needs and develop an individualized treatment plan.

Throughout treatment, clients receive individual, group, and family counseling. Only 75.6 percent of facilities in California include family counseling and services in the treatment program. Clients in the program receive substance abuse education and learn that addiction is a chronic illness. They also become familiar with the self-help guidelines of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Families are included in the treatment program through individual, group, and joint counseling sessions.

For clients with legal treatment requirements, there is a DUI program that meets the Department of Transportation’s criteria. In California, only 8.9 percent of facilities offer DUI programs.

Aftercare is available for all clients who successfully complete the program. Alumni are eligible to participate in the Continuing Care program at Pine Ridge Treatment Center for up to one year following graduation.


The treatment team at Pine Ridge Treatment Center includes a multidisciplinary team of professionally-certified employees who work under Dr. Keith Simpson. Dr. Simpson is a certified Addictionologist, Doctor of Public Health, and a past President of the National Council on Alcoholism. Each staff member has experience with 12-Step groups and other community based interventions. Pine Ridge is one of 44 facilities that are certified by one of California's other agencies.


The facility offers shared and private rooms for both men and women in a serene desert campus setting. Pine Ridge Treatment Center in Lucerne Valley is situated on ten acres and provides client bungalows, a meeting room, and laundry facilities alongside a full kitchen and dining room. Clients have 24-hour access to staff members.


Two alumni provided feedback about the Lucerne Valley location directly on the website. One alum gave a positive review and the other gave a mixed review. Both alumni gave positive feedback for the treatment effectiveness, indicating that “It works if you work it.” The other alum wrote how “all the counselors are fantastic.”

On the facility’s Yelp page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on one total review. [1] The alum, J.A., called it an “amazing place to get clean and sober.” He gave the facility five out of five stars and wrote, “The staff is great, and the locations are local. They accepted my insurance and got me in right away for very little out of pocket. Pine Ridge saved my life and my job.”


At the time of this writing there has been one family member of a client polled by about Pine Ridge Treatment Centers. The anonymous loved one gave the facility four out of five stars for its level of family participation, but only two stars for its holistic offerings. The loved one gave three out of five stars for its cleanliness, affordability, counseling options, and connectivity. She felt that a strength of the facility was that counselors were easy to talk to and made her loved one feel comfortable. When asked about weaknesses of the facility, she mentioned that it was hard to know how to support her loved one since he had limited access to phones. She also added that "The counselors seemed to care and want everyone to succeed."


Pine Ridge Treatment Center accepts insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Magellan, Value Options, and more. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding the cost of treatment.


Published on November 2018

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The place is a dump!!!!!!!!


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As an alumni. It works if you work it. However I 've learned 5 others after me didn't make it and have died from the disease


This place is magical save my life and all the counselors are fantastic


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Counselors were easy to talk to and made my husband feel comfortable to talk about his experiences and issues. It was hard as his wife to be supportive of him since he had limited access to phones. The counselors seemed to care and want everyone to succeed.

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