ABOUT TRANSFORMING LIFE CENTER
Transforming Life Center is a residential rehab facility in Yorba Linda, Calif, located 37 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Designed to treat individuals struggling with substance misuse disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, the Orange County treatment facility combines evidence-based modalities with holistic treatment approaches to treat its clientele. Although Transforming Life Center does not provide medical detoxification services on-site, the facility does assist with travel arrangements for clients and families.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before admission into Transforming Life Center, clients participate in an initial pre-assessment via phone with a clinical professional. The Yorba Linda rehab facility applies a therapeutic community model of recovery, in which residents help to democratically manage various aspects of their recovery and daily schedule. Although supervised by staff members, the therapeutic community model of recovery helps to foster responsibility and independence among clientele.
While residing at the Transforming Life Center, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions, as well as educational seminars that help clients to identify factors that may contribute to addictive behavior, set obtainable recovery goals, and learn relapse prevention techniques. According to the facility’s website, the residential treatment program may last from a few months to a year. Among treatment facilities in California, 33.6 percent of treatment facilities offer non-hospital, long-term residential treatment, which lasts over 30 days.
Programming also incorporates 12-step principles and practices. Clients may be required to attend regular 12-step meetings, study fellowship literature, obtain a sponsor, and perform “step-work.” Family members may also participate in select family counseling sessions, as well as receive education on coping skills, co-dependence, and the nature of addiction.
In addition to 12-step, educational classes, and counseling sessions, residents also participate in weekly goal-setting sessions, daily morning reflections, and multiple yoga classes per week. To ensure a substance-free environment, residents are also subject to frequent toxicology screenings. Once a client completes the residential program, clinicians may encourage residents to transition into an outpatient program or connect with other community-based resources to receive additional support upon discharge.
Founded by a psychologist and certified addiction counselor (CADCII), who also hosts a number of weekly TV and radio shows on addiction, Transforming Life Center employs a team of licensed substance abuse counselors and house managers. According to the facility's website, the staff offers 30 years of combined experience in behavioral health and addiction recovery.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located in the residential, equestrian neighborhood of Anaheim Hills, the Yorba Linda treatment facility offers private and semi-private rooms, as well as a number of upscale amenities. While in residency, clients have access to outdoor patio areas with waterfalls, a Jacuzzi, a large saltwater pool with slide, an in-home gym, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi access. The home also features spa-like bathrooms, a full kitchen, and well-appointed communal areas. In addition, clients enjoy daily homemade, nutritious meals and snacks prepared by an in-home chef.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, third-party review sites revealed glowing alumni reviews. On Yelp, four alumni all awarded the facility perfect five-star reviews, through both recommend and non-recommend Yelp reviews . Many alumni cited the staff as a strength of the facility and praised the upscale and supportive environment. "The staff is caring, compassionate, and loving, without compromising the fundamentals of recover, " alum S.B. wrote. On Google, one alum echoed this sentiment, adding, "Transforming Life Center provided me with a safe place to grow free of my addiction to alcohol, marijuana, and computer gaming." 
According to the facility's website, the cost of treatment at Transforming Life Center is determined by each client's individualized treatment plan. However, the facility's "Donation" page implies that residential programs may cost from $10,000 up to $30,000 per month. The facility does not accept private or public insurance policies.
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