ABOUT PLAYA HOUSE INC.
Set in Southern California's Orange County, Playa House provides gender-specific sober living homes for adults recovering from substance use disorder. Playa House is a private for-profit company, which make up 34 percent of all substance abuse treatment facilities in the state.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Playa House provides its residents with a safe and structured living environment, complete with weekly in-house meetings, regular drug and alcohol screenings, and daily check-ins. In addition, clients are required to complete household chores, adhere to wake-up times and curfews, and attend 12-step meetings.
The program also provides employment assistance, and testimonials posted on the facility's website indicate that residents can get jobs during their stay. Playa House will also help residents find placement in an outpatient treatment program, if needed. In California, the house is among the 46.1 percent of facilities to provide some form of employment counseling or training for clients.
All sober living homes provide 24-hour staff support and have live-in house managers. The one staff member surveyed by Rehab.com to date noted that most house managers are certified alcohol and drug counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Images on Playa House's website show family-style homes with full kitchens, common areas with TVs, and gardens. Residents are supplied with complimentary gym passes and transportation services. The single staffer polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness and upkeep.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
M.R.L., the one alum surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, gave Playa House positive feedback, praising the staff, the facility, and its location. "I felt like I was apart of the family at Playa House," they wrote. "It is a great location, great managers, and great residents."
Playa House earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on 10 Google reviews, and a 4.4 out of five star rating based on the opinions of seven individuals on Facebook, which the facility may be able to manage.
The majority of former residents on both sites described Playa House as a top-notch sober living facility with comfortable accommodations and supportive staff. "This was not a merely a bed to sleep in but a home filled with a support group that I could return to, relax with, and rely on," Grant wrote in a representative review. "If anyone is looking for a solid foundation on which to regain their equilibrium, I highly recommend Playa House."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
While Rehabs.com has yet to receive feedback from loved ones to date, two individuals both gave the facility one out of five-star ratings on Yelp. One parent on Yelp reported that their son was accepted after detox but was quickly dismissed, though the facility continued to bill the family.
WHAT STAFF SAY
S.M., the single staffer polled by Rehabs.com to date, gave Playa House positive feedback. The 18-to-25-year-old male awarded the facility four or five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its level of safety and comfort, is staff's availability, and its staff's professionalism. "The staff really care about clients who are willing to do the work it takes to stay sober," he wrote, adding praise for Playa House's well-maintained houses, but noting that there can be high turnover among both staff and clients.
There is currently no information provided on Playa House's website regarding its costs, however, the one staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date indicated that the facility often worked with clients' budgetary constraints. The same individual gave the facility five out of five stars for its affordability.
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