This place looked great upon reviews, websites and other things. I admitted myself here in August of 2014. Went in on the 9th, only to be sent to the shitttHole mental hospital/psych ward called Canyon Ridge, about 10 miles down the road.
I went in for opiate(norco) and benzo(Xanax) detox and rehabilitation. Because of the under medication they treated me, I don't quite recall if I was there 2 or 3 days. I believe I was sent off on my 3rd day.
Long story short, they under medicated me and I was having horrible hallucinations due to it. These morons thought I was 'psychotic' and decided not to deal with me and send me to a mental hospital with actual crazy people. I checked MYSELF in with no family or friend intervention. In fact, my family didn't even know the extent to how much I was using. As most addicts know, the first step to getting better is to admit you have a problem. Which I did. I went in there planning to stay a month, a week or so for detox of course, then the rehabilitation and counseling I needed. However, they gave up on me without even trying. I mean full blown gave up. I wasn't a threat to anyone. I wasn't violent, I was confused and lost and in my own world.
Upon being sent to the hospital, I was still hallucinating up until my brother, who works in the drug rehab field, came to visit me and saw what state of mind I was in. He, and anyone who knows me knows I'm not psychotic. Had it not been for him, I very likely could have had my brain fried if he wouldn't have stepped in. He told them how much Xanax I was really taking, apparently the rehab didn't think I was taking as much, because in their exact words, which i DO remember 'you don't look like you're taking this much'.
I was given Suboxone and Ativan to detox off the drugs I was abusing. I only was on the subs for the 2-3 days I was there, which apparently was enough because I wasn't feeling shitty when I got to the hospital that didn't offer that medication. But I could be wrong because the first 2-3 days at the hospital, I wasn't 'there' so maybe the hallucinating subsided the opiate withdrawals. They switched my Ativan to Valium(which should have been given to me to begin with), but Sunrise didn't offer that, nor phenobarbital, which is the best medication to get off benzodiazepines and even alcohol(which never was a problem).
Now here I am, 2 years and 3 months later, worse than I was in 2014. I'm going to be going back to a rehab program/facility by the end of this month. And I can promise you Sunrise is the last place I'm gonna be going. Once I was given the Valium, after getting anti-psychotic medication and a shot in my ass, it was like a light switch turned on in my brain and I was back to normal. However, the doctor at the hospital still was under the impression i was truly psychotic, and milked me for my insurance money and wouldn't release me back to the rehab(Sunrise) and Sunrise, wouldn't take me back until the doctor released me. Here I was, scared out of my mind now that I had grasped reality and knew I wasn't number 1 on the Forbes list and the owner of the Lakers (I was bummed about that)..
I just wanted to thank Sunrise and Canyon Ridge for not helping me, but making me worse. On top of that, the counselor at Sunrise told my mom I had done Heroin, which I've never even SEEN before. Well, I've seen it but I never and still to this day never used it. But I have now used Oxy, which I never used prior to going to Sunrise. That's because I relapsed and was taking more Norco, which got more expensive and a 30mg oxy was half the cost of 5 norcos, half of the amount I take to get High. So two 30s and 2 10 norcos I'm feeling good. So instead of spending $100 to get that high, I was now spending $45-$50, which left me more money so I could get TWO highs from for the cost of one!
On another side note, they claim to have a personal chef(which was one of the top reasons I chose this place) but first day there determined THAT was a lie. They had someone cooking cafeteria typed food or supplies to make your own sandwich.
So if you're looking for help, avoid this place.if you do take the other good reviews into consideration and go here, just know that the 'counselors' need to go back and re do their C.A.S schooling and learn about counseling.
Gonnna end this post with a huge 2 middle fingers to this establishment. I wish I could give more, but I was only given 2 middle fingers. Assholes