Barry graduated from Yale Medical School and has practiced addiction medicine for over 35 years. He was formerly Regional Chief of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in southern California and an Associate Professor of Psychology at Los Angeles City College.
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Michael’s House Men’s Center – one of four Michael’s House locations in Palm Springs, California – offers innovative treatment programs for men suffering from drug and alcohol addiction that focus on the co-occurring disorders that often serve as a springboard for substance abuse. Michael’s House employs a chronological treatment process, based on “Stages of Change” along the journey to sobriety. With 25 years of successful treatment experience, Michael’s House applies best practices treatment modalities with a proven track record. Michael’s House provides men with the confidence and life skills needed to overcome addiction and live productive, happy lives.
Michael's House Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot about myself at this facility. However, I felt as if the staff were very pushy when it came to making sure we went to every single class, meal, activity, etc whe...
I left MHMC about 3 weeks ago and I can tell you going there was the best thing i have ever done for myself. Yes there are difficulties as with any place but as soon as you realise there is no \'Magic...
WOW! BEWARE!!! Where to start? I\'m taking a long bus ride home after 2 of the most miserable weeks of my life at Michaels house. Although my insurance paid approximately $1,274/ day, if you leave \"...
Palm Springs ... Swimming pool and good food Cost . Ended up paying $5000 out of pocket when we were told max out of pocket would be $1000. They called in the middle of my sons treatment wanting mor...
They definetly milked me for my money really badly and all i wanted was to get my ssi and get a hole in the wall apartment or at least a board and care. The staff were different. Some were really cool...
Overall it my stay was as pleasant as it could have been and I am grateful for having had the experience. The staff was great but there was no internet access.
This was my son & they worked with us to get him detoxed in our home town then he went to CA. The Intake Personnel on the phone are phenominal
Didn't like their approach. Not much experience with my addiction. Thought I would be able to stay on some medications that I was on when entering rehab and they made me go off of them.
Great experience - Changed my life - finally put me on a positive path to the life I want.
I relpased after 3 months and then I went to a local facility
1on1 Counselor/Counseling (I had a good counselor; others not so good) Residential Counselors tend to have jail-house mentality in running the place. You feel "stuck" when you're there. RC's always ...
Counsellors are in recovery so they relate. More 1 on 1 time is needed. Expensive!!! The psychiatrist assigned was a pill pusher. Needed more personal time.
Staff was a strength of the facility, but there was a lack of mental health meetings. If you need help ck out the facility.
It's an in-patient center and is affordable. Needs to follow-up with clients in order to make sure they don't relapse. My dad came back healthy and his mind was clear and his memory was so much better...
Aweful experience!!! They put me on meds that did not react like I know that medicine did which caused serious side effects. STAY AWAY!!!! The staff was terrible and I was surrounded by liars and punk...
DO NOT GO HERE!!!
Prior to my stay at Michael\'s House, I was misdiagnosed and given the wrong medication that pushed me into extreme depression and mania. The facility staff concentrate 80% on drug/alcohol addictions....
They don't give adderal out in Michaels house that's b.s.
Very dynamic approach and multiple types of therapy. Not strictly a 12-Step program, although they do usually offer one meeting a day. They have lots of DBT, 2 regular therapy sessions a week, adventu...
It was great that all the staff were former addicts. However, it was very expensive. Overall, a caring rehab. I really liked the staff and felt that my recovery was their main goal.
Amazing and caring staff. More room at the men's center would be good and it's my understanding that expansion was getting underway when I was completing my treatment. I have recommended Michaels Hous...
Inviting and as comfortable as you could be in treatment; it was friendly,caring and available. Genuine staff and doctors. Not many downfalls, food was gross sometimes but overall very good. It saved ...
Joke of a rehab. Nice place to go for a vacation. I've been there twice and both times relapsed the day I got out. This is a place only interested in getting your insurance money I'm now in a much be...
I went to Michael's House in March of 2015. The facilities and the staff went above and beyond!
They did a good job.
Total dump. Lockdown with 19 year-old junkies.
(My child) did not benefit from the care they received...they have not received any aftercare...(the facility) prescribed adderral to a person with an addiction poblem
Didn't like their approach. Not much experience with my addiction....Thought I would be able to stay on some medications that I was on when entering rehab and they made me go off of them.
This was amazing the level of counseling and therapy provided helped me get in touch my true self.
It's all about choice...deciding what you want, then making the choices to get there...and Michaels House is the best decision I ever made!
This place is so wonderful, esp. for Dual Diagnosis.- It was the best experience of my life!!
Exceptional facilties, the lead phsychiatrist led one group five days a week-very informative and helpfull
- Adventure Therapy
Adventure Therapy features activities such as daily morning walks, intensive nature hikes, indoor rock climbing, horseback riding, equine therapy (when available), and a variety of dynamic therapeutic challenges. Clients are also invited to join group excursions to destinations such as Joshua Tree and Laguna Beach’s exquisite Crystal Cove State Park.
- Holistic Therapies
Holistic therapies utilize holistic therapeutic techniques such as Tai Chi, Pilates, Qi Gong, Stick Stretching, and yoga to provide clients with an extensive continuum of treatments for the mind, body, and soul. While prior experience is not required, clients are invited to participate in a comprehensive introductory fitness course in order to become acquainted with the range of holistic therapies offered.
Barry Solof, MD, FASAM - Medical Director
Craig MacLaughlin, LMFT - Clinical Director
Craig has been a pioneer in the area of integrated treatment (treating substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues) for over 30 years. He graduated from San Diego State.
This Center is Known For...
- Rock Climbing
- Equine Therapy
- Educational Groups
- Yes Detox Services
- Yes Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- Yes Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
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