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Cycles Of Change Recovery

36451 El Camino Dr, Palmdale, California, 93551
Our purpose is to “provide quality substance abuse treatment” to include: Drug/alcohol education, individual therapy, family counseling, process groups, special focus groups on spirituality, anger management, relapse prevention and other recovery services conducive to the recovery process to promote a healthy and productive way of life. Our philosophy is that we believe the individual is born with unlimited potential and that we provide an environment for that person’s potential to be uniquely realized. We will encourage each individual to develop a personalized program that will allow for a high success rate for improving his life.

Facility Highlights

  • Long-term Continuum of Care
  • Family Care Consultant
  • Detox


  • Aftercare Support

    Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • James Tracy, D.D.S., LAADC, CADCII, CET II
    James Tracy, D.D.S., LAADC, CADCII, CET IIFamily Care Consultant
    Dr. Tracy has been conducting Professional and Family Interventions for over 20 years. He is a nationally recognized speaker and educator in the areas of Impaired Health Care Professionals, Family Treatment, Opiate Addiction secondary to Chronic Pain and Systemic Family Interventions. He is an expert in providing extensive monitoring services and family case management. He has experience in program development and facilitating family programs for some of the most respected treatment centers in the country.
His career in Interventions began with/through his own personal struggle with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. He originally became involved in conducting peer interventions on other addicted Dentists after he began his own recovery program in 1988. He soon realized a few years into his recovery that an intervention would have saved his family from years of suffering. He then became determined to help other Health Care Professionals find relief from that same suffering. For over 16 years Dr. Tracy has had the distinguished honor to be directly involved with some of the top Treatment Programs in the County. At Cycles of Change Recovery Services, Jim facilitates family workshops and counseling the clients’ families as a family-care consultant.
  • Brad Wood, LMFT, CATC IV
    Brad Wood, LMFT, CATC IVClinical Director
    Brad completed his MSW at the University of Michigan and interned at a partial hospitalization program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Brad found his passion for psychodynamic therapy during his Graduate Program. Working under three Psychoanalysts, Brad spent his days with dual diagnosed (substance abused and mental illness) teenagers where he provided individual, group, and family therapies.

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Cycles of Change has two facilities in Palmdale, Calif. and offers a range of services for adults seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. The facility offers detox, residential care, outpatient programs, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and interventional services. There is also a treatment program for first responders, as well as a transitional living facility.


The treatment programs at Cycles of Change vary in length and intensity based on the needs of each client. The treatment team begins with a comprehensive assessment, which used to individualize each client’s treatment plan.

The first step to recovery for many clients begins with intervention and/or detoxification. Intervention services are made available to clients and their family members as a way of motivating clients into recovery. Family members can coordinate the intervention or clients can reach out to the facility for help directly. Once in detox, clients usually stay in detox protocol from two days to two weeks.

The treatment center provides one of California’s has 485 long-term, residential treatment facilities with programs that last 30-, 60-, and 90-days. The facility also offers a program that lasts one year. Residential programs provides around-the-clock oversight by medical and behavioral health staff members.

During residential care, clients participate in traditional therapy sessions focused on identifying the underlying causes of their addiction. Clients also participate in education sessions designed to teach coping skills, nutrition, and physical fitness.

Aside from traditional talk therapies, clients also participate in experiential therapies. These can include fitness activities, such as yoga and meditation, as well as holistic methods like music and art therapy. A bio-sound therapy is also available and designed to reduce stress and promote a faster physical recovery.

Partial hospitalization treatment, which begins as a day program that transitions into nights, includes regular drug testing, workshops, and life skills classes. **Treatment is based on the *12-Steps*, which is used in 48% of treatment facilities in the U.S..

Cycles of Change is also one of the 1,394 facilities in California that provides transitional services. It operates a sober living facility in Los Angeles, where clients participate in group counseling and attend 12-step meetings.


The treatment team at Cycles of Change includes doctors, nurses, clinical staff, counselors, as well as directors of the art and music programs. The facility is a part of the Joint Commission’s accredited 19% of U.S. facilities. Cycles of Change is also accredited by the NAATP.


Cycles of Change residential facilities and transitional living facilities are gender-specific. Images sourced from the facility's website indicated upscale homes with well-furnished communal rooms, full kitchens, private and shared rooms, outdoor pools, whirlpools, and lounging areas.


At the time of this writing, nine alumni provided feedback about their experience at Cycles of Change. Although two reviews were negative, the majority of alumni feedback was positive. The two alumni polled extensively by Rehabs.com gave four out of five stars for the level of family participation. Alum Terri also awarded a five-star rating for the facility's counseling options and four stars for its treatment for co-occurring disorders. "Great surroundings, it is a good program. However, it is very expensive," Terri wrote.

Although reporting a well-trained staff, the other alum offered two-star ratings for the facility's holistic offerings and discharge planning. However, alum Kim wrote: "The compassionate caring staff is impressive. The program is of great quality and set up for success."Overall, alumni generally provided positive feedback about the staff and the 12-step focus.

On Google, Cycles of Change Recovery Services earned an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars from 17 reviews to date.[1] Alumni frequently indicate how the program changed their lives by demonstrating “structure” and its “intensive” focus. Alumni also tended to provide positive feedback about the staff. Alum Michael wrote: “Staff at this facility is absolutely some of the best I could ever recommend.”

On Yelp, there are 17 five out of five-star reviews at the time of this writing.[2][3] While reviewers on Yelp also identified staff and the treatment program as strengths, alumni on Yelp also praised the “beautiful” accommodations and “professionally prepared food.”

On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, Cycles of Change Recovery has an average of 4.8 out of five from 29 reviews.[4] Alumni provided positive feedback about the program’s 12-step focus. One alum specifically complimented the first responder’s program by writing: “This program is great for first responders they put you in a safe place so you talk about what we can’t to others.”


The lone loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive commentary and five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. "I sent my daughter to Cycles of change and I couldn't have been happier with their facilities," a loved one wrote. "They provided for every want I had and included me in all of their treatment processes with my daughter."


The treatment center is a part of California’s 53.4% of facilites that accept private insurance plans such as Aetna, Cigna, United Health, Magellan Health Services, and BlueCross BlueShield.


Cycle of Change offers specialized support and treatment services for civil servants and first responders, including police, military personnel, and veterans. To ensure everyone gets the help that they need, Cycle of Change vigorously promotes the availability of these services on social media.

[1] Google Reviews
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/cycles-of-change-recovery-services-palmdale
[3] https://www.yelp.com/notrecommendedreviews/cycles-of-change-recovery-services-palmdale
[4] https://www.facebook.com/pg/CyclesOfChangeRehab/reviews/

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