Embarking on the journey of recovery from addiction, eating disorders, chronic pain and other trauma can feel like an overwhelming life change. Fortunately, San Diego-based luxury rehab Casa Palmera offers holistic healing practices and nutritious homemade meals to help ease the discomfort of this transitory period.
Accommodations and Food
Casa Palmera’s beautiful Mediterranean-style estate has plenty to lure in potential residents. The spa-like grounds are complete with koi ponds, luxurious gardens, guided meditations, yoga and in-house dieticians. Private and semi-private rooms are available. Meals are healthy and high-quality but there is no coffee or caffeine allowed.
Treatment and Staff
Casa Palmera strives to create individualized treatment plans unique to patients suffering from any number of chemical dependency issues—namely alcoholism, drug addiction, cocaine addiction, heroin addiction and dual diagnosis issues as well as anorexia, bulimia, PTSD and depression. They have strict rules about food and outside contact with friends (including a ban on Facebook). While 30 day treatment is offered, the majority of clients go for the 90-day stint.
In addition to residential treatment, Casa Palmera also offers a few outpatient options in its Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and weekly Continuing Care meetings for up to one year after discharge.
Casa Palmera prides itself on using alternative methods for treating behavioral health disorders, and on combining scientific knowledge with eastern philosophies of healing the mind, body and spirit. Daily schedules are packed with spiritual training lectures, rock climbing, yoga, ropes course activities and walks along the beach.
The center advocates creativity and not only offers art therapy but also rumored night-time jam sessions in the lounge where both staff and clients rock out on acoustic guitars, keyboards and percussion.
Casa Palmera definitely has its strong points. Sun-drenched days filled with great food, physical activity, holistic practices and 12-step work done against the crashing waves and warm breezes of the Pacific Ocean all seems like an ideal way to get reconnected with yourself.
14750 El Camino Real
Del Mar, CA 92014
Casa Palmera Cost: $30,000 (double room); $39,000 (single room) (30 days). Reach Casa Palmera by phone at (858) 481-4411 or by email at [email protected]. Find Casa Palmera on Facebook, Twitter and Google+
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