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Copperopolis CaliforniaThe Lakes Treatment Center Review

The Lakes Treatment Center opened in Copperopolis, California, in 2013, but most of its staff came from the Bay area, bringing 65 years of collective experience in substance abuse treatment. The Lakes offers co-ed inpatient treatment. What used to be a rural 5-star lakeside resort, has been converted into a large rehab facility.

Accommodations and Food

At The Lakes two clients share a room along with a private bathroom. Each client gets a queen size bed, a dresser and a closet. Rooms are hotel-style, equipped with TVs and phones. The Lakes does have some extra space set aside for a private room in case a client snores, at no extra cost. The center is licensed for 70 beds and averages 20 to 22 clients per month.

There are washers and dryers available on-site. Clients are also encouraged to also use the on-site gym four to five days a week. The Lakes offers a nutrition, health and exercise focus in addition to its treatment options. All meals are included in the cost of stay. The food is healthy and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment and Staff

The Lakes’s inpatient services start with detox, which happens in a clinical setting off-site, under the supervision of a physician. It may take up to 14 days, after which clients can transition to the inpatient program. Residential treatment at The Lakes typically lasts 30 days and is made up of two phases. The treatment phase consists of group and individual therapy sessions administered according to each person’s individualized treatment plan. During this time, The Lakes gives clients a basic drug and alcohol education, relapse prevention classes and an introduction to the 12-step concept.

The transition phase shifts the focus to individual goal-setting, essentially setting the stage for discharge. During this time, the discharge coordinator works with each client to address housing, medical, legal, education and employment issues and help resolve them. Clients continue to attend group and individual therapy, as well as CBT, CPT, anger management, self-esteem building and co-dependency workshops.

Meditation, recreational therapy and dual-diagnosis support are available throughout both phases. While the 12-step modality is available, it is not the primary mode of treatment at The Lakes. Outside meetings are encouraged.

The Lakes employs a psychologist, several LADCs and two Registered Alcohol and Drug Trainees (RADT I).


The Lakes clients enjoy lots of off-site recreational time, such as walks along the lake, going to the movies and having lunches in town. Clients take communal trips to Walmart on a weekly basis as and have access to puzzles, games, and art supplies in the clubhouse.

In Summary

The Lakes Treatment Center offers full service treatment and a variety of modalities in a beautiful location. For clients who need the hustle of city life or a strict 12-step protocol, this is not a great fit. However, men and women seeking affordable treatment in a comfortable, natural setting with an experienced staff will love this program.

The Lakes Treatment Center Location

7260 O’Byrnes Ferry Rd
Copperopolis, CA 95228

The Lakes Treatment Center Cost

$19,500 (30 days); $20,000 (90 days). Reach The Lakes Treatment Center by phone at (888) 672-0880 or by email at Find The Lakes Treatment Center on Facebook, YouTube and Google+

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