2019-08-21 18:05:55 via Google
I quietly struggled with a severe drug addiction for most of my adult life, that I was able to hide for the sake of my family, my friends and my job. I had no hope of living a clean, free and normal life..after so many years I was finally desperate for help. Friendly House gave me the help I needed, to return to a healthy , free and sober life. I treasure my relationships with the family of fine women of Friendly House. I am forever grateful ! Natalie C
2019-08-19 19:41:16 via Google
At the age of (almost 40), it was a difficult process to admit that I needed help with my addiction. For me, the the quintessential first step in this process was finding the best program that would empower me to achieve sobriety. The Friendly House treatment program specializes in expert-delivered addiction assessment, rehabilitation and progressive recovery that focuses on individualized assessments and specific causations of addiction. The Friendly House provides intensive structured individual, group, and family psycho therapy groups in addition to psychoeducation that embodies a 12 step recovery program. Once a through understanding of each clients unique needs is obtained, patients work individually with a case manager to further develop their knowledge and abilities while learning to effectively build skills and tools that are necessary for life post treatment. The supportive, multidisciplinary mechanisms of the Friendly House environment are structured to foster healing, recovery, and sobriety as individuals recover among peers. The Friendly House works diligently to process the modality of mental, emotional, and any other encompassing contributors that may become potential triggers. In doing so, each woman has establishes the ability to develop specified coping mechanisms designed to prevent relapse. This component of continued support once a resident leaves the facility has been invaluable in my own personal recovery, and I fully recommend the Friendly House to anyone who is ready to take the next right step in their recovery.
2017-09-24 04:52:52 via Google
If I'm being completely honest Friendly House USED to be THE place to go. They had a wonderful, LICENSED mental health professional during the day who did individual counseling as well as running the daily groups. The place was very clean and well run. More recently however, it has become dirty, run down and seems to cater to wealthy parents looking to "store" their wayward, drug addicted children. The staff is no longer run by licensed counselors, rather, now it is overseen by glorified 12-steppers with an attitude. They are also well connected insofar as the celebrity culture in Los Angeles. Peggy, the long-time Director of Friendly House is very adept at donation seeking and even had William Shatner donate enough to open a second location. The truth is, they HAVE helped hundreds of women get sober and they ARE the oldest women's sober living facility in Los Angeles. I believe that more attention needs to be paid to renovating the aging facility, paying less attention to donation seeking - while populating the facility with "well-funded" children and redirect their attention to its primary function - to help ALL women reach recovery, no matter how wealthy they or their parents are!
2019-09-27 18:38:15 via Google
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