ABOUT CYCLES OF CHANGE - RECOVERY SERVICES
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.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
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.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
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.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
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. 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. 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. 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.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
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.
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