Why Grandview?

At Grandview we want to make you feel at home as you learn how to heal and overcome your addictions, both physically and psychologically. Our team strongly believes world-class treatment should be available regardless of one's ability to pay. We are the most cost effective, nonprofit facility in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. At Grandview we provide residential recovery services to men who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction. We also provide outpatient services to men and women,18 and over, and their families. Using thoughtful care and individualized treatment plans, we identify the root causes and provide the world-class treatment to ensure that the individual’s success is achieved. Our facility is located in a beautiful residential community and we provide food, shelter and recovery in a supportive, home-like environment. We can help you or your loved one. Grandview will provide the necessary elements to holistically rebuild lives and families.


mission

Upon admission all clients are screened and evaluated within the first week, so treatment planning can be managed accordingly in a timely manner.  All treatment plans include personalized and individual case management and intense after care planning based on the individual needs of each client. All treatment and therapy groups are limited in size to ensure each client benefits from personal, flexible and tailored treatment.  Client to counselor ratios are low so personal attention is an integral part of treatment.


The Grandview experience and success formula works and we have files full of success stories to prove it. Our facilities located in a designated residential neighborhood, promote and foster the feeling that clients are “at home” while discovering that being sober is a rich, fulfilling way to live the rest of their lives.


The Grandview treatment strategy and method is proven to promote healing and restore the quality of life of our clients. Grandview “graduates” re-enter society as a contributing member, with hope for the future, and acceptance with today. The Grandview Foundation is committed to fulfilling this mission, one person at a time.

 
Program Information

The Grandview Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1969, as a non-profit corporation by a small group of men in recovery who believed excellent addiction recovery services should be available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For the past 42 years, we have held fast to this mission. We are proud of the fact that we are the lowest cost private provider of drug and alcohol recovery services in all of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.



We offer three service modalities, including 39 residential treatment beds for males, out patient treatment services for men and women, and a sober living facility for 14 males.   At Grandview we have added a board certified medical doctor specializing in addiction medicine to our basis as a Social Model Program. We provide a community-based facility that provides food, shelter and recovery in a supportive, non-drinking, drug-free environment.

 

In addition to strongly encouraging each client to get a Twelve-Step Sponsor and be active in a Twelve Step Fellowship, we also offer our clients many other therapeutic practices.  For example, we have incorporated three Evidence Based Practices into our program, including Hazelden, for those with co-occurring disorders, Seeking Safety, which is designed to help those with trauma and PTSD, and Prime Solutions which targets the needs of the general population in recovery.  We have a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on staff who is EMDR Certified (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.) Controlled studies investigating the effects of EMDR consistently found that it decreases/eliminates the symptoms of post traumatic stress for the majority of clients in the shortest period of time.

 

In residential treatment our client to Counselor ratio is eight to one. This allows us the opportunity to give each client the individual attention they need, from their treatment plan to the aftercare plan. All of our full-time substance counselors are fully certified, and possess a wide range of recovery experience.

 

Our clients typically come to us with very long histories of chronic addictions that have resulted in their homelessness and/or incarceration.   A smaller number are from higher functioning families, who have supported them through many recovery treatment programs and are now done with them. We believe part of what makes our program work is that although our clients come from all different backgrounds, they all have one thing in common, that is, they have lost everything as a result of their addiction, and are ready and willing to get their lives back on track.


Our philosophy is to treat the whole person with respect to their addiction and recovery, including their general and mental health.  This approach also includes helping our clients develop new sober relationships, support groups, activities, life skills and long-term personal and career goals.  Currently we utilize the services of many outside agencies to provide our clients with all of the support they will need.  Transportation is provided by the Grandview Foundation, Inc., to ensure clients can take advantage of these outside services.

 
Residential Treatment

Our residential facilities are located in a historically designated residential neighborhood known as Garfield Heights in Pasadena, California. The Grandview Foundation, Inc., owns two very large landmark homes in this beautiful residential neighborhood.

We believe this environment, that enables our clients the feeling of being at home while being treated, is what makes the Grandview Foundation, Inc., successful. The unity that the clients develop while in recovery along with feeling they are “at home,” helps them to discover that being sober is a rich, fulfilling way to live the rest of their lives.

              
    
   

Here is the daily residential treatment program structure

Monday – Friday

6:30AM – Beginning of Program Day

7:00AM – Breakfast

8:00AM – Chores

8:30AM – 12:00PM – Groups

12:00PM – 1:00PM – Lunch

1:00PM – 4:30PM – Groups

4:30PM - 6:00PM – Dinner

6:00PM – 7:00PM – Peer Group

8:00PM – 10:00P – 12-Step Meeting

11:00P- Good Night


Saturday

7:30 AM Good Morning

8:00AM – 9:00AM – Breakfast

9:00AM – 10:30AM – Weekend Group

12:00PM - 1:00PM – Lunch

12:00PM – 5:00PM – Family Visits

5:00PM – 6:00PM – Dinner

6:00PM – 12:00AM – Free Time

8:30AM - 6:00PM – Weekend Passes


Sunday

Free Day

8:30AM - 6:00PM – Weekend Passes

12:00PM – 5:00PM – Family Visits


Examples of Group Topics


Seeking Safety
Hazelden
Prime Solutions
Recovery Workshop

Relapse Prevention
Step Study Workshop
Alcohol / Drug Education
Health Education
HIV / AIDS / STD Education
Anger Management
Domestic Violence
Feelings Group
Family Systems Recovery Group
Art Therapy
Life Skills
Recreation / Outing / Park
Career Clinic
Group Presentations
Spirituality
Homework Study
Resident Council
Peer Group
Morning Meditation
Family Group


Phases

1st Phase
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14 days no unsupervised calls or visits
- 30 days no social off grounds passes

2nd Phase
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Weekend visits and passes are permitted with staff approval
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One eight hour pass per week with staff approval

- Family pass is permitted once a month

3rd Phase
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Clients are allowed to seek employment from 8:30AM - 5:00PM
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Job search 4 days a week
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School or employment are permitted

 
Sober Living

After completion of the Grandview residential program clients may qualify for our sober living program.

 

Our sober living home is located next door to our residential treatment facility. This proximity enables those in more advanced stages of recovery to take advantage of our administrative services to aid them in their job search and family reunification. Our sober living home is affordable, alcohol and drug-free housing, providing positive environments that facilitate peer group recovery and support. Sober living is low-income congregate housing that meets a critical need in the community. This housing provides a healthy and sober environment that allows the clients to develop individual recovery programs and become self-supporting.



 
Outpatient Treatment
Our outpatient counseling program offers individual, and group counseling, and requires regular attendance at 12-step meetings. This level of care is often combined with sober living, or as part of an aftercare plan.

                     
 
Nicotine Cessation

Any addiction can be very harmful to one’s body and to those around that person as well. One of those dangerous addictions is smoking. Nicotine has many dangerous effects including but not limited to trouble breathing, agitating asthma symptoms, cancer, and much more. While all addictions are harmful, nicotine cessation has been said to be one of the hardest to quit. Some of the reasons for that are that there aren’t really very many programs that help with nicotine cessation as there are for alcohol and drug treatments.

As with any addiction, those who have a nicotine addiction come up with many reasons why they don’t need to quit smoking. Some of those reasons include they aren’t ready, it isn’t harming anyone, they would be irritable and angry, they wouldn’t be able to de-stress, they would crave other more harmful drugs or alcohol, and so much more. Each of these reasons may be enough for the individual.

However, the important thing is that no matter how many reasons there are that someone can come up with for not quitting their nicotine addiction, there are so many more reasons that one should quit smoking.


1. Saving Money- Saving money is by far one of the most important reasons to quit smoking. The average cost per year for those who smoke is around $2,000.00. This is the cost of a used car or enough money to go on a vacation that you have wanted to take.

2. Cigarettes Have Many Germs- There are many germs on each cigarette that you put into your mouth. By taking in this many germs into your body, you are more likely to get sick which in return will get those sick around you. This can also cost you more in medical bills, another cost that could be saved if nicotine cessation was your new goal.

3. Better Sleep- It has been shown that smokers have a lot more trouble get a deeper, more restful sleep than non-smokers. If you are a smoker and have sleeping issues, nicotine cessation is a great option for improving your sleep habits.

4. Decrease the Risk of Heart Problems- Smokers are about three times more likely to develop heart problems than non-smokers. By quitting nicotine, you can greatly improve your heart health.

5. Less Nagging from Family Members or Friends- Your non-smoking family members and friends probably nag you a lot about your smoking habits. Enjoy your family members and friend’s presence more by quitting smoking.

6. Lower Life Insurance Costs- When smokers are on a life insurance policy, the costs are sometimes twice as high as a non-smokers policy. Again bringing money into play, nicotine cessation will again save you even more money.

7. Baby Safety- If you have a baby in your home, they will be at much less of a risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome if you quit smoking. If you have children they will be much healthier without the second hand smoke as well. What better reason could there be than saving your baby or child’s health and life.

8. Get a Better Job- Statistics show that those who smoke are much more likely to be turned down for a job than a non-smoker is (although the employer can’t specifically deny your job application or interview for this, it does happen).

9. Have a More Pleasurable Life- Non-smokers are much more likely to have a more pleasurable life. Due to the increased health benefits of not smoking they are able to breathe better which allows non-smokers to enjoy many more activities than they did when they smoked. If you have wanted to try to sky dive, bungee jump, or just participate in more physical activities, give nicotine cessation a try.

10. Have Better Teeth- Nicotine causes yellowing of teeth, breaking down of enamel on the teeth, and a dry mouth. If you are having to repetitively visit the dentist more than a non-smoker would have to (every 6 months), quitting smoking should be in the front of your mind.

11. See Better- In addition to the negative effects that nicotine has on teeth, nicotine also affects the eyesight of smokers. It does this by raising the risk of macular degeneration which can eventually make you go blind.

12. Partners- If you have wanted your partner to quit or if they have been wanting to quit, there is no better way than quitting nicotine together. As with any bad habit, having a great support system has time and time again been proven to increase the chances of success.

13. Stay Warmer- Laws have recently passed over the past years that have banned smoking from many restaurants and bars. When you are out with your family or friends and it is 20 below zero, in the dead of winter, you want a smoke. Are you willing to risk your health and your warmness for that puff of smoke?

14. Keep Your Mental Capacity Longer- More research has shown that those who smoke has a higher chance of being diagnosed with dementia related diseases at an earlier age. If you want to keep your sanity as long as possible, nicotine cessation can help you do that.

15. Live Longer- On average, each cigarette that you smoke will knock about 11 minutes off from your lifespan. It has been shown through research and statistics that those who smoke live an average of about 7 years less than non-smokers do. To mention again, what will your family do without you?

 

Nicotine cessation can be very difficult just as ending any bad habit or addiction may be. However, if you want to increase your chance of living longer, becoming healthier, decreasing your chance at developing illnesses or diseases, and be around for your family as a healthy human being, quitting smoking will be well worth it. Any reason that you may come up with for continuing smoking should be off-set by any one of the reasons that are listed here for nicotine cessation. While there may be much stress involved if considering quitting smoking, there is much more stress to deal with when smoking causes many relationship problems, physical health illnesses, as well as mental health diseases. Take on nicotine cessation today to improve your over lifestyle and health.

 


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