ABOUT LAKE HUGHES RECOVERY
Set on 37 acres of rural land in Lake Hughes, 80 miles north of Los Angeles in inland California, Lake Hughes Recovery provides residential treatment for adult men struggling with substance use disorder or a dual diagnosis. The center is one of the 52.3 percent of rehabs in California that offer dedicated services for men. Non-medical detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, all clients participate in an extensive intake interview and receive a full medical assessment to ensure that non-medical detox is safe. During non-medical detox, residents are monitored and staff work to keep them comfortable, but medications are not used.
The length of stay at Lake Hughes varies according to the individual client's needs, but most men stay for 30 days or longer — positioning the center among the 33.6 percent of California-based facilities that offer residential treatment lasting longer than 30 days.
Treatment at Lake Hughes Recovery is individualized and 12-step based, and uses evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Therapy takes place in individual, group, and family therapy sessions, and clients also receive training on how to avoid relapse, manage stress, and ensure they're getting proper nutrition.
Experiential activities are incorporated into treatment and include yoga, farming, meditation, and fitness plans, as well as art therapy and equine therapy. A dual diagnosis track helps clients develop coping skills for co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Lake Hughes's website also notes that the center offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a treatment type offered at 39.4 percent of California rehabs and aftercare, but doesn't provide details of these programs.
The team includes board-certified counselors, some of whom are in recovery themselves, and Lake Hughes is among the 182 (13.9 percent) of California treatment facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on an organic peach and pomegranate orchard, Lake Hughes Recovery offers clients a serene and scenic environment for recovery. Amenities include a gym, a sauna, and an on-site hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber. Meals are prepared by a professional chef, and the center is pet-friendly, should any guests wish to bring their pet to treatment with them.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Most the six alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave very positive feedback, repeatedly praising the center's staff as well as its "beautiful" and "serene" environment. "This place has saved my life in more ways than I can count," alum Adam wrote in a particularly effusive review.
However, an alum going by J.T. wrote that while the facility was indeed beautiful and serene, they had trouble with the non-medical nature of the center's detox services, and felt that the facility was understaffed.
Lake Hughes has overwhelmingly positive feedback on secondary sites at the time of this writing, with perfect average ratings of five stars based on 30 reviews on Google and five stars based on 56 opinions on Facebook (where the facility may manage its own page). On Yelp, the facility received two five-star ratings and 33 "not recommended" ratings that ranged between one and five stars.  
Like alumni polled by Rehabs.com, the reviewers repeatedly described the facility as "beautiful" and "serene," and some even credited the facility with saving their lives. "Lake Hughes Recovery equipped me with all the tools & resources I needed to remain sober long after my stay. The facility itself was extremely serene with no shortage of amenities & activities. The staff is professional and truly care about your recovery," Tim wrote in a representative review on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones submitting commentary to Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Lake Hughes Recovery positive reviews, praising the center's staff and treatment effectiveness. "Truly Magical- Lake Hughes Recovery saved my brothers life. I cannot thank them enough. The staff is caring, loving, professional and passionate," Malissa wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
J.W., the single staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date, also gave Lake Hughes Recovery a highly positive review, describing the facility as the "BEST PLACE THAT I HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING AT."
Like 56 percent of California rehabs, Lake Hughes accepts private insurance. The cost of treatment is not specified at the time of this writing.
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