Sunspire Health Desert Palms

California (CA) > Rehab Centers in Cathedral City, CA
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4.4
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67580 Jones Road
Cathedral City, California 92234

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Private/Secluded
  • Desert

Facility Highlights

Detox

Detox is often the first level of a treatment plan. This period of no drug use is important for the patient to reach a stable state of mind and body to begin addiction treatment. Our clinical staff will guide and support the patient throughout the entire process.

Residential Treatment

During residential treatment patients live onsite in housing with access to care from clinical staff 24/7. Patients have a full schedule of individual and group therapies according to their unique treatment plan, preparing them for life in recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

To transition from residential treatment to life in recovery, patients go through a progression of care until reaching IOP. Patients will receive ongoing care at the Palm Desert IOP while living in sober housing to adjust to every day life after treatment.

Aftercare and Ongoing Alumni Support

Throughout treatment patients will work with a Discharge Planner and the clinical team to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that will ensure a successful transition from residential treatment to a life in recovery. All patients who receive care at Sunspire Health will join our nationwide alumni network, giving them access to a support group after treatment.

Individualized Treatment Plans

At every Sunspire Health facility patients will receive treatment that is individualized to their unique needs and diverse lifestyles. Ongoing assessments allow the treatment to adapt and evolve as the patient progresses.

CRAFT Model of Family Therapy

CRAFT teaches family and friends effective strategies for helping their loved one to change and for feeling better themselves. CRAFT works to affect the loved one’s behavior by changing the way the family interacts with him or her.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Sunspire Health utilizes evidence-based treatment methods, meaning that the treatment modalities and therapies are based on clinical evidence and proven success in guiding patients to heal and recover. Patients who would benefit from Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will receive medications that are proven to aid patients in achieving sobriety.

Whole-Patient Approach

In addition to individual and group therapies that are based in psychotherapy methods like CBT and DBT, patients will learn to apply new coping skills through experiential therapies like meditative hikes, yoga, fitness programs, nutrition education, and recreation activities that show patients how to find hope and how to prosper in recovery.

Staff with Lived Experience

The majority of the staff at Sunspire Health Desert Palms has lived experience either with addiction or trauma, which allows them to approach the patients with compassion and deep understanding of the struggles they face.

Treatment Center Philosophy

Sunspire Health Desert Palms is a licensed residential treatment facility offering individualized behavioral health treatment plans for men and women suffering from substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We provide a full continuum of integrated care that includes detox, residential treatment, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). At Desert Palms, we treat addiction as a chronic illness, a disease as defined by ASAM as: "A primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations."

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

John Nekic, MBA
Executive Director

As Executive Director of Sunspire Health Desert Palms, John oversees the financial performance, operations and strategic direction of the center, striving to continually improve productivity and efficiency to offer the highest quality treatment for patients. John is an energetic leader and a creative problem solver who has a proven performance record of executing plans, optimizing operations and leading his team to achieve outstanding results.

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Jonathan Wynne
Director of Clinical Outreach

Jonathan Wynne is responsible for developing and maintaining referral sources on a national level, while also generating referrals from clinicians and other sources. Prior to this role, Jonathan was a National Outreach Liaison for PRIDE Institute in Eden Prairie, MN and a Principal Partner for Premier Merchant Services in California, where he managed operations, sales, and marketing.

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Brett Drummond, RADT-I
Director of Admissions

As Director of Admissions, Brett Drummond is the first person patients interact with as they begin their journey to recovery at Sunspire Health Desert Palms. In this role, Brett is responsible for overseeing the admissions process, managing utilization review and referrals for admission at Desert Palms. With seven years of experience in the field of substance abuse treatment, his passion for helping individuals who are seeking treatment for substance use disorders motivates him each day. He began his career in addiction treatment as a chemical dependency technician at the Hazelden Betty Ford Center, working primarily with young adults in recovery. Brett advanced to management positions by leading fellow staff members to strive for a patient-driven approach to care, believing that the patient and their needs is top priority in treatment.

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Nicholas
2.7
Patients were having sex with each other and getting high at the facility. There weren't enough counselors, and the counselors they had were only there 4 days a week.
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Tanner
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Incomplete information given to clients. They state a gym on premises but it costs $25 per month and is of campus. Also out patient does not provide food even though it is providing housing , however when you have insurance the family has to provide for month sustenance It seems that they want to push through intake without all info
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Michael
5.0
Excellent
Strengths included the clinical Staff, Nursing, MD / Psychiatrist / Caring Technicians Would like to see more outside 12 steps meetings My experience at Desert Palms was beyond my expectations. In terms of a strong Medical Team and experience treating co-occurring disorders - I was very impressed with the quality of care. My therapist was very experienced dealing with some of the core issues I chose to begin working on during my stay. The staff of clinical technicians were sharp, experienced and nurturing. I found my safe landing at Desert Palms and believe I'm ready to move on to the next stage of my recovery in the Intensive Outpatient Program.
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troy
4.3
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the facility's strengths include always having writing utensils.not enough arts supplies well im still sober
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michael
5.0
Excellent
staffcant think of anyI took in as much as I could and partcipated
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frederick
5.0
Excellent
staff treated me with utmost respect they were very patient with us counselor was extremely educated and helpful with my problems great place to start a new life of recovery
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stephanie
5.0
Excellent
staff at the time they weren't euip. to help with my spinal issuesI was taught the skills to help me stay xclean .. the alumi is so very important .
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Lauren
5.0
Excellent
This facility is organized and the staff is educated. Some were also in my shoes, so that made a difference too.This treatment center saved my life. It gave me a second chance at life and gave me back all the things I was giving away in my addiction. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone wanting to change their life and get clean and sober. It is definitely worth it!
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Kevin
5.0
Excellent
Activities, counseling, leisure time, core programI were all great. I didn't really think there were any weaknesses Desert Palms staff are very knowledgeable. The techs have real world experience and that helps tremendously. The fellowship of the people in treatment was amazing. I really loved being here and was somewhat upset to leave.
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Stacey
5.0
Excellent
Privacy, compassion, understanding . Really liked that all staff were in recovery also. I learned a lot about my addiction and how to put what I learned into practice.
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Gerald
4.7
Excellent
I don't know the other therapist but there were two other therapists that were really great they accompanied me with every aspect of recovery and support that I needed. The kitchen staff were awesome, the meals were big, the salad and cereal bar were all extras and I greatly appreciated it. One staff member by far is my favorite, he was welcoming from day one, threw my journey he has done nothing but give me support when I had thoughts running threw my head to gym suggestions to keep me on my weight that I should be and how to lift healthy, I recommend he gets an acknowledgement of some kind because I see him doing it to every one, in every aspect to people from around the world no matter what age color or creed, and I think hes awesome. I would recommend that some of the techs not use personal negative experiences in group exercises that would trigger certain patients. Also think they should hire 1 more house keeping staff to accomplish cleaning more efficiently.
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Anonymous
5.0
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This facility was great.
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WL
5.0
Excellent
There are people that are truly concerned about your recovery and will do all that they can to help you accomplish that I cannot think of any weaknesses. The only thing I can say is that is the best place ever been to the best people I've been around not only did I make friends we became like family
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VA
1.3
Sooooo bad, if you treasure your loved ones mental wellbeing don\'t send them here!!!
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GC
1.7
This program is a joke, they lie to you to get you there and take ur phone away ... treat you like sub par humans when it is suppose to be a \"luxury facility\"... the food is soooooo bad, basically not edible, they won\'t work with special diets, I was personally discharged a week before I graduated because I yelled at another patient that deserved it and he told on me that I threatened him so the staff made up extra excuses to discharge me that were so far from the truth it\'s a disgrace to their facility and company name.. the staff is i knowledgeable and mean for no reason, treating grown men and women as children.. just because they have \"nice\" facilities they feel they can get away with it... head my warning please... I can\'t possibly say enough.. I truly tried to get the most I could out of my stay there, tried to keep positive and say \"it could be worse\" but in reality we paid way too much for this kind of treatment to be so ineffective and outright terrible..
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Patti
5.0
Excellent
Compassionate, effective, accommodating, resourceful knowledgeable and a well-rounded program . Our 24 yr old son relocated to Desert Palm to enter an IPO program with Sunspire Rehab. He had done an out patient program located in our hometown, Fresno Ca, with some success. He relapsed after 14 mons, we searched for a program farther away from home, but not too far. Sunspire's team was able to offer a more complete program that included treatment of my son's mental disorder thus would help assure my son's successful treatment to his addiction of heroin. Their team approach is a great asset to the patient's success. There's a check and balance system that assists in the recovery. The program offered my son many tools including , personal responsibility , job search skills, drug addiction education, self- care knowledge, and a personal supervised medical care tailored to his behavioral (bi-polar, anxiety, and depression) needs. I can not express the gratitude I have for this faculty and their staff. We were allowed to visit my son few times (2) between his 90 day stay, and each time we were so impressed with his gains, but most of all thankful to see our son more hopeful, confident, assertive and acknowledging his responsibility to his success of sobriety. Our son has decided to stay in Palm Desert, upon finishing the IOP program. He transitioned to a Sober Living home, that Sunspire helped locate, appears to be a perfect fit for him. He continues to make daily gains. He attends his NA meetings daily. He has a job, and is maintaining his own finances . He is active in the Sunspire alumni program that is offered to those who have completed the program. This maintained connection to the IOP program is wonderful and continues to help monitor his progress. Feels like a family team effort ! As a family we have been given a renewed hope. We love our son, we are tremendously grateful that Sunspire has gained special a place in our son's recovery journey. We believe our son has a very good chance in maintaining his sobriety,and enjoying a normal healthy life style. Thank YOU, God bless your team of counselors/ nurses/doctor/psychologist/ resident leaders....together YOU made a difference!
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Frederick
5.0
Excellent
The staff here are very educated In the addiction recovery field, my counselor help me to uderstand so much about my self the food was good, we learned to meditate and understand addiction and why we do the this we do. This was a priceless expeirence for me I would not trade it for anything. Im still in touch with the facility and alumni, they are truly awesome people.
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M M
4.0
Great
Staff let me be heard and pointed me in a direction of continued action. Everything was fantastic but halfway through my stay a new kitchen manager was appointed and he seemed more concerned with cost rather than nutrition and most importantly flavor, yuck!
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oliver
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Desert Palms is a beautiful facility with a wonderful staff. i can\'t say enough about the staff truly caring people with a passion for recovery. This program not only gave me tools to help with my addiction, but also education, medical attention, and professional counseling for my behavioral and mental health. It is been a privilege to be apart of this institution and i am proud to say i am Desert Palms alumni. i am proud to say i am 6 months clean and sober!
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JAI
4.3
Great
Desert Palms changed my life. The evidence based treatment and the knowledgeable staff were not only amazing, but went the extra mile to show you how much they cared. The people at Desert Palms changed my life for the better and I wouldn\'t be here without them.
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Todd
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Excellent staff and environment comfortable living space and plenty of focus on treatment. Individualized treatment plan with amazing group sessions as well as one on one therapy to dig into root issues and address them. Plenty of activities off campus as far as outside AA and NA meetings with weekend adventures offered. Amazing techs and support from all staff.
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Danni
4.0
Great
Excellent Councilors and staff.We went to alot of different AA and NA meetings.I had gender problems also and they helped me . No activities besides gym.Nothing really to do but stand around and smoke at the smoke pit. Excellent if you have a drug or alcohol problem mixed with gender issues.They are good at handling duel treatments.They saved my life.
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MT
4.0
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I had such an amazing experience and will forever be grateful, I look forward to the next alumni reunion to see everyone.
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Lauren
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When I went there I was broken and dying. I felt hopeless and worthless. I had almost given up, but my family had not. They called an addiction hotline that got me in contact with this location. I had told my parents I needed to go far away. Somewhere where I couldn\'t leave when I felt like giving up. This place took my insurance and could get me in the next morning. I agreed. That was the last night I have ever drank or used. I have been clean and sober since. And tomorrow, only by the grace of God it will be 2 1/2 years. I really liked the technicians and staff because most were recovering alcoholics or addicts themselves. They understood me. They could relate. The facility was very nice and the views were beautiful. Seeing mountains and palm trees were amazing! I\'m used to corn fields. The trips we took as we leveled up in our treatment plan were fun. We got to go to AA and NA meetings. I thought the food was good. This place saved my life. These people saved my life. They taught me how to live again. Thank you!
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
the staff and location, the best thing you can say about a place - it worked
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
It's small and personalized. Very focused staff. Felt well cared for. I didn't like cathedral city. Polluted, a bit depressing. I liked the small size and holistic approach, including meditation.
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Anonymous
5.0
Excellent
Strenghts: It worked. Weaknesses: Far away. If you are ready to go it will work.
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Anonymous
4.3
Great
Strengths: PATIENT FOCUSED, CARING STAFF, WILL TO HELP, STAFF QUALIFICATIONS. SAVED MY BROTHER-IN-LAWS LIFE
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Joshua
5.0
Excellent
I would definitely reccomend the program to anybody looking for help. Overall the program really worked as a unit to help the people who went into their care. They set me up with a whole plan when I returned home that kept me on the right path. Now I just need to quit these darn cigarettes! The facility was very unified and the staff really worked well together. Sometimes they were relaxed with the rules and peoples behavior.
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Melissa
4.3
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I loved my time there and have not had to relapse since, two years later. The location and facilities were top-notch and very comfortable, allowing me to focus 100% on the process of saving my life. Positive aspects of the facility included: location, cleanliness, facilities and variety of programming. Downfalls were the meals and nutrition.
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Anonymous
4.7
Excellent
It was in a nice location and had a good atmosphere. Lots of fun activities. Taught good coping skills. Individual needs weren't quite accommodated.
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JRL
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I must say how impressed I was when I went for Family weekend and how professional everyone is. The place is Beautiful and Clean and the food is Scrumptous. My Loved one is well and YOU ALL saved his Life. TY and God Bless Desert Palms and its staff. Texas Love!!
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VG07
4.0
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DP OVERALL WAS SOMEWHAT SATISFACTORY. THE PROGRAM REALLY WORKS IF YOU GIVE IT 100 PERCENT AS I DID. THE INTAKE PROCESS WAS VERY EASY AND THE TECHS MADE ME FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE AS THEY SEARCHED MY BELONGINGS AND KEPT SOME ITEMS IN THEIR SAFEKEEPING. THE PHYSICIAN IS EXCELLENT THERE. HE REALLY LISTENS TO YOU AND EACH TIME I SAW HIM I MUST SAY I FELT HE GENUINELY CARED ABOUT ME AND MY ADDICTION. THE NURSING STAFF WAS VERY NICE, BUT DOUBLE CHECK AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE DISPENSING YOUR MEDICATIONS CORRECTLY BECAUSE ONCE THEY MADE A MISTAKE ON MINE, BUT I CAUGHT IT IN TIME. URINE SAMPLES ARE TAKEN EVERY THREE DAYS IN FRONT OF A MALE OR FEMALE NURSE -- YOU MAY NOT URINATE BEHIND A CLOSED DOOR. THE KITCHEN STAFF WAS GREAT. THE FOOD WAS DECENT AND THEY REALLY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE IT AS APPETIZING AS POSSIBLE. HEALTHY SNACKS, BEVERAGES, JUICES, BREADS ,CHEESES AND LUNCHEON MEATS WERE AVAILABLE ALL DAY LONG. THIS WAS A PLUS. CERTAIN DAYS FISH WAS WAS SERVED, WHICH I FELT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN ALTERNATIVE BECAUSE FEWER THAN MORE PEOPLE LIKED THE FISH (SERVED TWICE.) THE STAFF KNOWN AS THE TECHS WERE JUST GREAT. AS THEY ARE MOSTLY RECOVERING ADDICTS THEMSELVES, THEY REALLY ARE UNDERSTANDING AND ACCOMMODATING WITHIN REASON. DAILY TRIPS FOR CIGARETTES AND A WEEKLY TRIPS TO TARGET WERE GREAT FOR BATH AND BEAUTY ITEMS (AT THE PATIENTS EXPENSE SO BRING CASH OR A DEBIT CARD.) A HAIRDRESSER CAME ONCE A WEEK WHICH WAS GREAT (EXTRA COST.) NOT ALL OF TH ROOMS WERE TOTALLY UP TO PAR. BEDS VARIED IN SIZE FROM TWIN TO QUEEN AT VARIOUS AGES. THE HOUSEKEEPING STAFF WAS PRETTY GOOD CONSIDERING THEY HAVE TWO LOCATIONS (SOBER LIVING) AND THE DP. THEY ARE CURRENTLY ADDRESSING SOME ISSUES CONCERNING UPDATING THE BATHROOMS AS SOME WROUGHT AND MILDEW IS PRESENT IN SOME OF THE BATHROOMS. OTHERWISE TOILETS, SINKS AND SHOWERS ARE BASIC BUT VERY CLEAN. THE THERAPISTS ARE ALL VERY GOOD BUT THEIR BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE LEVEL VARIES GREATLY. I THOUGHT MY THERAPIST WAS WAY TOO HARD ON ME AND COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE SENSITIVE TOWARDS ME. DP DEFINITELY HOLDS TRUE TO THE PHILOSOPHY THAT EVERYONE DESERVES TREATMENT. AT TIMES ,OTHER PATIENTS WERE ROWDY AND HARD TO HANDLE. DURING MY STAY THERE WERE A NUMBER OF INSTANCES WHERE PATIENTS WERE DISCHARGED BEFORE COMPLETION. ARGUMENTS AND CONFRONTATIONS WERE TOLERATED BY STAFF AND THE CLINICAL DIRECTOR WHICH MADE ME A LITTLE CONCERNED FOR MY OWN SAFETY AT TIMES. DP COULD ADDRESS THESE ITEMS A LITTLE SWIFTER IN MY OPINION. AS YOU ACHIEVE HIGHER LEVELS DURING THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO GO ON HIKES, THE MOVIES, A GO-CART ARCADE PARK, THE PALM SPRINGS AREAL TRAMWAY AND TO AN OUTING FOR EQUINE THERAPY WITH HORSES. THESE ACTIVITIES WERE EXCELLENT AND MADE MY STAY AT DESERT PALMS TOLERABLE. THEY HAVE SAVED MY LIFE AND THINK OF MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE LIKE MY EXTENDED FAMILY.
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