Woodglen Recovery Junction emphasizes healing addiction with love, acceptance, tolerance and education. Established in 1990, it is a mid-range, very comprehensive, 90-day drug and alcohol treatment facility that revolves around the idea that people help other people heal. Located in Fullerton, an Orange County, California suburb, the facility is partially funded by local government and provides detox, housing, counseling and—most of all—a healthy, uplifting and supportive community for the first three months of rehabilitation.
Accommodations and Food
A co-ed facility with separate floors for men and women, Woodglen Recovery Junction has shared bedrooms and bathrooms for 28 residents. Its three-bed, two- bath detox facility is located next door and there is also an all-male dormitory in a nearby neighborhood that is used when the number of male residents exceeds the number of available beds in the main house.
Because the facility was originally a restaurant, there is a large kitchen and common room where three daily meals are prepared by a devoted cook and shared among residents. The main facility has a back patio, a volleyball court and a weight room for residents to use during free time.
Treatment and Staff
Following the belief that each individual’s journey is unique, a comprehensive and personal plan is designed for clients at intake. After five to seven days of private detox with 24-hour medical supervision, the first 30 days of residency involve daily 12-step meetings, intensive individual and group therapy and in-house panel discussions.
Daily schedules are filled with required 12-step meetings as well as options for daily exercise, meditation, outreach and community service. Friday and Saturday nights are movie nights, and TV and phone use is allowed during free time after 9 pm. Visitors are allowed on Saturday afternoons.
In the latter phases of treatment at Woodglen Recovery Junction, residents seek new employment or return to their original work schedules. Clients who are further along in their recovery also mentor those who are new to the facility, reinforcing the sense of community. Progress is monitored and assessed individually, and residents may gradually take more time away from the facility.
Woodglen Recovery Junction’s staff is a tightly bonded and well-qualified group of medical professionals, dieticians, therapists, volunteers and alumni. All of the support staff and recovery advisers have taken their own journey to sobriety, and more than half of their staff also hold credentials with the state of California.
The clinical staff consists of Master’s level counselors and therapists, all trained in chemical dependency. Because the staff and alumni who volunteer at Woodglen Recovery Junction have a personal understanding of recovery, they provide a deeper level of support and enrichment for the facility’s clients.
With a dedicated network of alumni volunteers and staff members, Woodglen Recovery Junction provides a strong community and support system to residents when they need it most and is a great option for an economically-priced recovery program.
Woodglen Recovery Junction
771 West Orangethorpe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832
Woodglen Recovery Junction: $3,000 (30 days, sliding scale). Reach Woodglen Recovery Junction by phone at (714) 879-2741. Find Woodglen Recovery Junction on Facebook
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