Recovery Program

Mary Lind Recovery Centers offers a six-month residential substance abuse recovery program in a stable, structured and supportive living environment. A minimum of six hours of planned treatment and recovery activities per day are provided under the supervision of trained staff. All counselors are either certified by the California Association of Addiction Recovery Resources (CAARR) or are enrolled in the CAARR Institute to become certified.  Mary Lind provides 12-step meetings, substance abuse education, anger management, curriculums in parenting and family reunification, individual counseling, plus adult education, life skills, and vocational guidance.

Our Adult Education and Vocational Guidance programs serve more than 600 men and women per year, many of whom are illiterate and have never held a full-time job.  Once clients have completed the first 90 days of their recovery/treatment plan, they prepare to enter the work force. This preparation includes academic and/or vocational education.

Our Adult Education curriculum includes L.A.U.S.D. instructor taught computer and G.E.D. classes on-site at the Royal Palms Recovery Center.  Classes are open to all residents.  The training greatly enhances our residents' ability to obtain and keep a job, and/or pursue further education. Our teaching methods include instructor-led classes, peer-to-peer tutoring in reading and math, and computer-assisted training.
Our Vocational Guidance program includes employment readiness assessment, and functional literacy and interpersonal skills testing. In addition, clients are coached in developing employment resources, job search strategy, resume preparation, interviewing techniques and attire, employment application completion, phone etiquette, and interview follow-up procedures.