My boyfriend left Canyon Vista Recovery Center after 3 days of detox. The medical staff informed him that he was \"medically safe\" to leave, but it would be against medical advice. Four days after he left, he realized he needed treatment and could not manage his addiction on his own.
He made the necessary arrangements with his family and employer to take a leave of absence (+30 days) and attempted to check back into their program.
He called to arrange his return but was denied because he left against medical advice. Unbelievable. I spoke to Greg, the Clinical Director, for over twenty-minutes attempting to change his mind pleading for help. I could hardly stomach his lack of empathy and compassion. Greg mentioned he did not want to hurt the \"integrity\" of their facility by readmitting my boyfriend.
I am not sure if Greg knows the meaning of \"integrity\" but I do know that charging $7500 for a three-day stay, doping my BF up on Lorazepam and Trazodone, and then denying care in a crisis situation is NOT integrity it\'s UNETHICAL.
Think twice before you place your loved one or yourself in this facility. You can get help. There are resources out there. Don\'t make the same mistake we did.