ABOUT SINGING TREES RECOVERY CENTER
Established in 1991, Singing Trees Recovery Center is located in the midst of the Redwood forest in northern California just south of Garberville. The organization serves adults struggling with substance abuse through several residential treatment programs and on-site detoxification. According to its website, the facility “respects the resident’s right to make his/her own choices and to recover at a pace that is comfortable for them.”
Within the state, Singing Trees Recovery Center is among 15 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer residential, non-hospital detoxification, 24.7 percent that provide short-term, residential care, and among 33.6 percent that provide long-term (30+ days) residential care.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Singing Trees Recovery Center offers a range of residential treatment options. These include seven-day detox, as well as residential programs ranging from 14 days to 90 days. Clients may choose to extend the length of their treatment at any time with proper staff notice and approval.
The 30-, 60-, and 90-day treatment programs consist of three phases. During initial phases, clients focus on identifying core issues and developing strategies to address them, as well as working on the first three steps in the 12-step model, participating in educational sessions, and interacting with their counselor on designing a targeted treatment plan with measurable goals.
The 60-day consolidation phase brings together the learnings and concepts conveyed for a deeper dive into understanding and facilitating recovery. Participants develop coping and relapse prevention skills, continue to move through the 12-step model, address achievement of the goals of their treatment plan through a final review, and continue to attend group meetings and sessions.
The 90-day, re-integration phase emphasizes helping clients transition back into the community. Areas of focus include vocational and educational goals planning, applying for part-time work, attending off-site 12-step meetings, finding and interacting with a sponsor, and sharpening relapse prevention strategies and skills. Individual, group, and family counseling remain parts of the regularly scheduled activities during all phases.
Family participation is encouraged throughout treatment. Counseling services for families are available as needed. Clients are encouraged to rebuild family relationships whenever possible. Aftercare is available free of charge for one year to graduates, as are two recovery retreats.
At Singing Trees Recovery Center, the staff includes directors, counselors, case managers, a nutrition educator, night supervisor, and a chef.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Singing Trees Recovery Center offers, as described on its website, a “beautiful and serene recovery environment.” The rehab’s lush forest backdrop provides a rustic setting for the cabin-style houses, where clients reside in shared bedrooms. The main lodge features expansive outdoor seating areas, wood furnishings, and an exercise room with workout equipment and a ping-pong table. Recreational opportunities include swimming in the Eel River, as well as walking and hiking on the grounds and forest.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, the sole former client who reviewed Singing Trees Recovery Center for Rehabs.com submitted favorable feedback. The anonymous alum awarded five stars for consistency, holistic offerings, overall group, staff experience and training, as well as four stars for conflict resolution, extracurricular activities, individual counseling, respect, and safety. “This has changed my life and that of hundreds of others,” the alum wrote, reporting long-term recovery.
On secondary sites, Singing Trees Recovery Center received positive coverage to date: 4.8 out of five stars based on four reviews on Google; and three stars based on four reviews on Yelp.   Among positive reviewers, two alumni credited the facility with saving their life, such as Helen on Yelp, who wrote: “Singing Trees saved my life, I learned how to rebuild my life and rebuild the relationships that matter. It is pricey but its an investment in a better future.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The four loved ones who reviewed Singing Trees Recovery Center for Rehabs.com submitted split opinions: two favorable, two unfavorable. Positive reviewers awarded perfect five stars for facility cleanliness and upkeep, family involvement, pricing, and staff support. One reviewer wrote: “Singing Trees is the best facility in the country for addicts. It’s been a godsend for many of my loved ones.”
On the other hand, loved one I.A.N. rated facility cleanliness and upkeep positively but not the other survey metrics and summarized the experience for Rehabs.com as: “Good physical position, not good results.“
At the time of this writing, Singing Trees Recovery Center accepts insurance, including plans from Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross of California, APS Healthcare Systems, MHN, and TARP, and is part of the Cigna Behavioral Provider Network.
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