Social Model Recovery Services- Royal Palms Philosophy
The Mary Lind – Royal Palms Recovery Center for men offers a structured, six-month residential recovery program with 12-step meetings, anger management, substance-abuse education and individual counseling. Clients, some of whom face illiteracy and unemployment, also participate in adult education classes, and computer and vocational training to prepare them for entry into the work force, and to better support their long-term recovery.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
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ABOUT SOCIAL MODEL RECOVERY CENTERS – ROYAL PALMS
Social Model Recovery Centers, formerly Mary Lind Recovery Centers, is a nonprofit organization operating 12 substance abuse treatment centers in Los Angeles and Orange County. One of those is the Royal Palms Recovery House, an all-male residential rehabilitation program. Detox is not available at this facility to date.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients are assigned a counselor who develops an individualized treatment plan. Duration of stay depends on each client's personal circumstances.
Programming is heavily rooted in the 12-Steps. Individuals attend daily, on-site self-help meetings, seek sponsors, engage in fellowship, and attend mandatory daily groups as well as weekly individual counseling with case management. Clients are encouraged to regularly schedule visitation with loved ones.
Royal Palms facilitates life skills education, family reunification, anger management workshops, and process groups. Clients are also supplied with vocational and occupational training programs, such as computer skills training. Some of these skills are also developed through housekeeping and other chores. Residents may also seek out educational ventures.
Throughout the duration of stay, clients also engage in both recreational and community service activities. Discharge planning is essential to all care plans and includes referrals to community resources.
According to the facility’s website, all counselors are CARF accredited and licensed by the Department of Health Care
Services in the State of California.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The residential facility is a five-story building in the Westlake neighborhood. Details about living conditions are currently available on the facility's website.
Three individuals who reviewed the Social Model Recovery Center gave the facility three, four, and five out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni reviews of this facility are generally very positive. One of the two alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave perfect five-star ratings for the effectiveness of treatment and family participation, and added: “Clean, well maintained and respectful treatment staff. Care about people's recovery and their progress after discharge.”
Alum John described the program as “no frills recovery” and gave four stars overall, though he gave just one star in some counseling categories such as counselor respect for patient’s treatment preferences and flexibility to switch counselors.
On the facility's Facebook page, there are numerous glowing reviews. All together, 20 reviewers' ratings average 4.6 out of five stars. One review came from Anthony, a five-star reviewer. “I have not been homeless in 5 years thanks to the palms. I am a engineer/software specialist thanks to the royal palms and I have family that loves me again thanks to the palms.”
Another review on Facebook from Brandon states that the facility left a positive impact on his life. “The Royal Palms and it's staff not only helped me help myself by giving me the tools, opportunity, and foundation I needed to move on with my life and "grow up and be a man."”
Conversely, Jake awarded just one out of five stars and wrote: "Useless and drug using everywhere. Waste of time and money. Counselors prefer to share their stories of usage rather than providing useful advice for recovery."
Additionally, 15 ratings on Google to date average 4.7 out of five stars where most commentary praises the programming for changing their lives.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received only one review from a loved one. The anonymous wife of an alum rated the Social Model Recovery Center favorably. She said that the facility “helped my husband get clean which was straining our marriage. I visit him and forgave him and want him in my life.” She also gave the facility a five out of five star rating in all 15 evaluated categories including family involvement, holistic options, and leisure activities.
At the time of this writing, Social Model Recovery Services does not list pricing or coverage options on its website.
Published on August 2017
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