ABOUT CALIFORNIA HIGHLANDS ADDICTION TREATMENT
California Highlands Addiction Treatment (CHAT) is a residential rehab facility for adults struggling with chemical dependency, as well as co-occurring disorders. Located on 32 serene and secluded acres outside of Palm Springs, Calif., the facility also provides medical detox, which is available in just 15 percent of residential treatment facilities in California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
While residents must commit to at least 30 days of treatment, the average length of stay is 45 days, but may last up to 60 days. CHAT is among the 33.6 percent of residential facilities in California to offer programming lasting longer than 30 days.
CHAT utilizes evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the latter of which is practiced by 50.3 percent of treatment facilities in the state.
Clients participate individual, group, and family therapy, as well as holistic activities such as art therapy sessions, nature hikes, guided meditation, and yoga. Before the client is discharge, clinicians help the individual to arrange for aftercare and create a personalized discharge plan.
The CHAT treatment team is led by a medical director who is triple board-certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, and family medicine. To date, the 10 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter praised the aptitude of staff.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.6/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
CHAT is a small, spa-like facility that houses up to 16 residents at a time. Clients share comfortably furnished rooms and enjoy chef-prepared meals. Other amenities include a fitness room and an outdoor pool. To date, the 10 individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter appreciated the upkeep of the facility and its amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two former clients polled by Rehabs.com to date had opposing opinions of CHAT. A.J. indicated that they would recommend the program highly and awarded the facility five out of five stars for its cleanliness, its exercise and leisure activities, and its staff's level of training and experience. "They really care about their clients which is nice, their passion shows and is very refreshing," they wrote.
G.G., on the other hand, reported having a negative experience and noted that "there was always drama at every corner."
The rehab fared well on secondary sites, earning an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 12 Google reviews and a five out of five-star rating based on the opinions of nine individuals on Facebook, which the facility may manage.
Across both sites, alumni who left feedback praised CHAT for its comprehensive programming and dedication to client care. "Great facilities, Great Staff. Absolutely focused on meeting patient's needs. They give you the tools to achieve and sustain a life of sobriety," Joe wrote in a representative review on Google.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave CHAT positive feedback and awarded it four or five out of five stars for its connectivity, its affordability, its 12-step programming, and its staff's level of training and experience. "Personal attention and comprehensive program. They are very involved in each attendee's treatment," V.B.C. wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At the time of this writing, the seven staffers polled by Rehabs.com all gave CHAT highly positive feedback, describing it as a well-run facility offering effective, personalized treatment in a comfortable living environment. "Small intimate setting with individualized treatment plans, excellent curriculum and outstanding location," P.D. wrote in a representative review.
According to the facility, CHAT's costs are $1,500 per day or $45,000 per 30 days of treatment. Out-of-network insurance benefits cover at least part of the treatment for a majority of clients. To date, the nine individuals polled by Rehabs.com on the matter approved of the facility's cost.