Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services is a 12-step based rehab that’s been around for over 25 years and caters to clientele from the Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Glendale and Burbank areas of greater Los Angeles. As its name suggests, Glendale is a Christian rehab that prioritizes, per its website, “the compassionate healing ministry of Jesus.”
Accommodations and Food
Treatment and housing take place in separate buildings in the same residential neighborhood; the residence where clients live is a small one-story house surrounded by trees and plants while the treatment facility is more hospital-like. There are no private rooms available but clients never have more than one roommate.
Clients can watch TV but cell phones and computers are forbidden (there are, however, two pay phones that they may use at the staff’s discretion).
Residents make breakfast but lunch and dinner are always catered. Lunch is always a salad and sandwich and dinner can be anything from steak to pizzas and tacos.
Treatment and Staff
The 30-day program at Glendale is 12-step and CBT therapy based. Unfortunately, there’s no individual therapy beyond initial assessment sessions. Clients meditate daily and attend classes on such topics as relapse prevention and healthy diets in recovery. They also attend six mandatory on-site AA meetings a week and are all required to get sponsors while in treatment from AA members that come in from outside the rehab to attend the open meetings.
A typical day at Glendale means waking up before 7 am for breakfast, which is followed by 7:45 meditation. At 8 am, clients take 30-minute walks around the property before cleaning their living spaces at 8:30. Between 9 and 9:45 am, they read before attending relapse prevention classes, yoga or Big Book study from 10 to 11:30 am. Lunch lasts until 1 pm and is followed by a group session on the 12 steps until 2:30 pm. Group starts up again after that and lasts until dinner, which goes from 4:30 until 6:30 pm. From 6:30 to 8:15 pm, there are more group sessions followed by AA, NA or CA meetings from 8:30 to 10 pm. Clients have free time until lights out at 11 pm.
Staff members have credentials from such organizations as the American Society of Addiction Medicine, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Educators, Drug and Alcohol Counselors and Addiction Treatment Providers.
Exercise is mandatory and daily with yoga on Mondays and Fridays and walking every day. The facility also has a ping-pong table, pool table and Jacuzzi.
The family program consists of biweekly group therapy with family members on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Visiting hours are on Saturdays from 1 to 2:45 pm and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm.
Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services is a solid option for southern Californians looking to find sobriety and recovery. Those who aren’t sure if they’re comfortable with a faith-based, Christian-centered treatment might need to keep searching. Having said that, biweekly yoga is certainly a bonus as is the affordable price.
Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services Location
335 Mission Rd
Glendale, CA 91205
Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services Cost
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