Founded in 1973, and located in Bloomington, a small town in San Bernardino County, California, Cedar House Life Change Center provides substance abuse and addiction treatment. Its offerings include detox, outpatient and inpatient care for men and women. It also has the Maple House, a specialized inpatient program for pregnant, postpartum and parenting women with young children. What began as a small 12-bed male-only facility has now become a residential treatment program that accommodates 125 men and women. Its mission is to provide 12-step and evidence-based treatment, along with dual diagnosis support.
Accommodations and Food
Cedar House Life Change Center separates the men from the women in different areas of its clinical-style facility. Four clients share gender-specific rooms with twin beds, dressers and lamps. The Cedar House Life Change Center also has a picturesque recovery garden with a water fountain, a pristine pathway landscaped with grass and trees.
Besides a limited amount of clothing, clients can bring their own bedding if they’d like, otherwise it is provided. After a few weeks, clients are allowed to receive more personal belongings from family members but these must be dropped off at the front desk. Upon arrival, cell phones are confiscated. Internet and house phone access is restricted. Residents access to laundry rooms and there are outside designated smoking areas.
Clients are provided three full meals daily. Though cuisine varies, some entrees include fish, chicken, salads, soup, gravy and biscuits. Popcorn is often supplied as a snack.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to admittance, clients must undergo a phone assessment. This is done two to four weeks prior to admission.
The detox facility accommodates up to 12 clients and includes nutritious meals and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) by way of Suboxone. Medical staff, including a doctor, nurses and medical assistants monitor clients around the clock.
Once detox is complete, residents enter inpatient care and are assigned case managers who work with them to establish culturally-sensitive individualized treatment plans. Length of stay depends on the client.
At Cedar House Life Center, evidence-based modalities are used within group and individual therapy, dual diagnosis support and family therapy. Clients are also required to attend on-site 12-step meetings as a part of treatment. Group topics include the 12 steps, relapse prevention, stress management, gender-specific issues, trauma, coping and substance abuse education. Except for AA/NA panels, which include visiting speakers from the community, the program is gender-specific.
At Cedar House Life Change Center, the belief is that often mental health and substance use disorders walk hand in hand. As such, its dual diagnosis program works with those suffering from bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Besides receiving psychiatric consultations, clients learn how their co-occurring issues might have caused them to use or drink as forms of self-medicating.
The large staff includes CADCs, doctors, licensed therapists, case managers, medical assistants and nurses. The majority are also in recovery themselves.
Qualified San Bernardino and Riverside County residents receive county-funded beds and State Parole provides funding for qualified criminal justice clients.
Cedar House Life Change Center also provides internships to college students who want to expand their substance abuse education.
Cedar House Life Change Center offers a comprehensive dual diagnosis and addiction treatment program in a comfortable setting. The combination of evidence-based care with a 12-step component make this organization a great option for those seeking help from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Cedar House Life Change Center
18612 Santa Ana Ave
Bloomington, CA 92316
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