This place is a sham. I was yelled and screamed at here. I was left on the side of the road to fend for myself where I didn’t know anyone. I was insulted and told I wasn’t good enough. I was just trying to get help. Luckily I found a place who did help me and did care. Please don’t go here. Save yourself the heartache and trauma.
This place is absolutely unprofessional. Some of the people there have no business being in a profession where they need to respect others. The way they handled the situation with my wife was not called for. I am upset to know that if things do not go a certain way, they threaten and mistreat their patients. Being an educator, you have to understand that no matter how much someone is being difficult, you do not threaten, mistreat, or verbally harm them. Show some professionalism and practice the coping skills that this place is supposed to be teaching you.
Worst residential treatment center I have ever been to. Judy, the owner, verbally abused and punished me (banned me from the kitchen and insisted on preparing all my meals because she said I was eating too much [and other put downs]) to the point of my parents transferring me to a different residential treatment center in California (D’Amore, a compassionate and committed treatment center in Costa Mesa) to complete my dual-diagnosis completed care. While at Affinity I was so overly-medicated against my will that my jaw was locked and I was drooling and tremoring, constantly. Thankfully D’Amore (who picked me up from Affinity) put me on the right meds and actually taught me how to cope with my illnesses. Affinity only has one one-hour “group” daily. I can’t put to words my overall disgust and trauma experienced with Affinity Treatment Center(s) and mark my words, one day that place will be shut down for good. Judy and her assistant Rebecca are literal Antichrists. I don’t say that lightly and it has taken me over two years to calm my anger over the matter down enough to type this review. Please take this review seriously.
Zero Stars - they mistreated/abused my son, Judith ( owner/administrator) screamed at me, verbally abused me and blatantly lied ( I have witnesses) , and they did not provide the care they promised in any way shape or form! We took him out after one week . Make no mistake, they prey on people who are in distress ! Read the fine print - they will only return 5% of the $12000 they demand up front from you if you are not satisfied and end up leaving. The facility needs to be shut down.
My experience was with my son a few years ago and things may changed. I agree with many of the negative reviews, they are consistent with our experience. If this is your first time going to a treatment center, you may be tempted to try it. You are wiser and better off with a more traditional treatment center.