ABOUT THE RANCH RECOVERY CENTERS, INC. –HACIENDA VALDEZ
Founded in 1972 and located in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., The Ranch Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit organization, which makes up about 53 percent of all California treatment facilities. The facility is also one of the 490 (37.4 percent) of California centers that offers residential treatment services.
Exclusively designed to treat women, the Hacienda Valdez facility offers detoxification, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient (IOP) program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at the Ranch Recovery Centers begins with a pre-intake interview and assessment. The facility strives to provide the “least restrictive treatment setting appropriate.” In line with this goal, staff members review clients’ cases weekly, and keep clients and their families involved throughout treatment.
During detox, clients receive an orientation to the 12-Steps, and, if needed, medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. This phase often lasts between three and seven days. Residential programming includes a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, in conjunction with 12-step principles. Clients participate in individual and group psychotherapy; trauma-informed care; and educational classes on parenting, relapse prevention, and anger management.
Either as step-down treatment or as an alternative to residential care, PHP and IOP levels of care are also available. PHP requires at least 20 hours per week of counseling, while the IOP is typically nine hours per week.
There is also a three-day family program, where family and friends older than 14 can visit to learn to identify the effects of addiction and discuss what fosters healthy relationships. Visiting hours are every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For women who have completed residential treatment, The Ranch Recovery Centers offers sober living, aftercare meetings, and individual counseling for additional support.
Although there is limited information regarding the credentials of the facility’s treatment staff, the Ranch Recovery Centers does claim to have “experienced counselors.” In addition, the Ranch Recovery Centers works with a local doctor if a client needs prescription medication during the detoxification process. The treatment center is one of the 366 (27.9 percent) California facilities accredited by CARF.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Hacienda Valdez, located less than 15 minutes from the men’s, houses up to 26 clients in southwestern-style homes with shared bedrooms. Smoking is permitted in some areas, but iPods, computers, and cell phones are prohibited. The manicured lawns and scenic San Jacinto Mountains serve as a beautiful outdoor setting. Alongside a small playground, there is a relaxing outdoor pool and meditative pond.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The six alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback, and indicated they would recommend The Ranch Recovery Centers, Inc. “I was scared to death when I entered this facility, however I was greeted with warmth and compassion. I felt safe and comfortable,” one alum wrote.
Others highlighted the lasting effects of treatment. “I still love it there and it feels like home when I go back for alumni meetings,” one alum wrote. Heather agreed, adding: “A great place to get sober and learn how to stay sober.” An anonymous reviewer, who also gave high ratings, offered one criticism: "An overall good facility, but could use more holistic options and better exercise and leisure activities."
To date, the 19 people who left reviews on its unofficial Facebook page gave an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars. Most alumni gave perfect ratings and thanked the facility for changing their lives. "I will forever be grateful for the wonderful women, staff, and counselors of Hacienda Valdez! My life has truly been changed," Jay wrote in a representative review. 
The Ranch Recovery Centers accepts most insurances, and advertises that its programs are priced at an “affordable cost” for those who do not have insurance. As the facility is a nonprofit, most of its funding comes from donations. According to the center's website, detox costs $2,100 and a 30-day treatment plan costs $6,390.
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