Read Cycles of Change Recovery and Rehab Center reviews from our alumni in Palmdale, California.
Cycles of Change was my third rehab after a life long struggle with alcohol dependence. There I found a staff that was caring and attentive. The program was structured to include all aspects of recovery, not only my addiction but my spirit and body. I learned more here about the disease and about myself than I had anywhere else. I am going on three years of being clean and sober and my son is also an alumni with almost two years clean. If you are tired of being tired, if you are ready for a sober life I highly recommend Cycles of Change, they saved both my sons and my life.
– Margi B.
Cycles of Change recovery services gave me a new lease on life. Before Cycles I was just an empty person who found comfort through addiction. My addiction was the one thing that I felt I could count on and it ultimately became my best friend and worse enemy. Cycles changed all of that. With the help of Joe and the people at cycles of change, not only did I find myself again but I managed to do so while gaining lifelong friends in the process.
– Chris F.
I’d tell you I walked in the doors of the COC treatment center but then I’d be lying and remaining honest is a huge part of why I am sober today. In reality it was more like I was blown in, dragged in by the cat so-to speak. I stumbled, shuffled and wove my way into treatment because my body mind and spirit were so mangled I couldn’t walk a straight line let alone make sense of how exactly I wound up In a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, given how much I had prided myself on the success of my evading life’s consequences thus far. I was beyond angry, incorrigible, combative and what is clinically described as “treatment resistant”. Despite my venomous tounge and lackluster social skills the staff at Cycles of Change approached me with compassion, understanding and patience and over the next nine months they nursed me back to health with the physical and spiritual nourishment previously devoid from my life prior to admission.
I may not have realized it then, but I was desperately fighting for my life in a tragically fated war with this wretched disease and without intervention there is no doubt in my mind I’d still be actively digging my own grave. Treatment first provided my body with an opportunity to regain strength, detoxify and withdrawal in a safe comfortable and monitored setting. Then it forced me to alter my behavior- suddenly I was doing things like making my bed, sorting my own laundry, showering and all the other daily life skills that had become an afterthought while using. Gross neglect of and consideration for other human beings’ existence was the next hurdle I had to overcome. Communication with these foreign creatures (my roommates and counselors) was mandatory and while I once was as verbally vicious as a rabid pit-bull, I slowly grew into first saying “excuse me” then into some of the most beautiful and rewarding relationships that I have made in my life thus far. I learned to take care of myself and take pride in myself and personal space by exercising, eating nutritious meals and staying organized and tidy at home. This was facilitated by having an on-site gym, pool, personal trainer, nutritionist, private gourmet chef and meditation guide. Any information I learned I was able to apply practically in my own daily routine. Doing so enabled me to gain experience coupled with the knowledge on how to utilize these tools in the outside world. I realize these tasks may seem simple and so perfunctory that the average person never has to re-visit, but these very things are the basics that treatment allows us to acclimate with and learn to implement as a functioning member of society.
Perhaps most importantly treatment allowed me to separate long enough from the culture of addiction to examine my life and the behavior that had led me into such a dire state. I got to know who I was through intimately working with the 12-step process. Yes, it was very uncomfortable at times, in fact it was physically excruciating for me to go more than an hour without using at first. I know now that change only occurs when we are forced out of our comfort zone and I am grateful that I was able to be so miserable that I was desperate to try anything to improve my life. I got through the painful parts clean because I was safe and surrounded by people who understood and supported me through this process. I kicked, I screamed and I made life miserable for myself but the 12 steps and the staff at cycles introduced me to the person I was without the veil of drugs and alcohol distorting my true luminous nature.
– Ashley W.