Casa Palmera – Addiction Treatment Center Review

Situated in beautiful Del Mar, California, Casa Palmera is a luxury rehab where patients can recover in a calm and healing environment.

Treating a wide range of ailments, from alcoholism to eating disorders, the center is a combination of the 12-step model with trendy techniques like yoga, meditation, and art therapy.

What sets Casa Palmers apart is the evidence-based treatment, the healthy lifestyle program, the spiritual connection, and the all-inclusive privacy all residents get.

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1.      Treatment

Casa Palmera provides a continuum of care including detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and intense outpatient. The center creates individualized treatment plans that include individual and group therapies, bio-medical nutritional consultations, and 12-step and holistic modalities.

Patients here will find a comprehensive treatment for substance abuse, mood disorders, eating disorders, anxiety and trauma, and dual-diagnosis. Treatment offered at this center is an alternative to the traditional approach and the recovery programs draw from the best modern scientific knowledge, as well as ancient Eastern intuitive healing techniques.

Furthermore, psychotherapy modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy, while nutritional therapies include nutritional counseling and nutritional supplementation. Furthermore, patients work on healing their body and spirit by engaging in acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, meditation, yoga, and neurofeedback. Residents enjoy their physical activity in ropes course, express themselves in art therapy, and discover life tools in nature walks.

Casa Palmera’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers a less-restricted structured plan and helps those who don’t meet medical necessity for a higher level of care. Patients attending PHP take part in 12-step programs, AA and NA sessions, monthly consultations with a psychiatrist, family counseling services, and get professional nursing assistance.

In addition, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) caters to those who need minimal structure and are not at medical risk. Treatment here empowers patients to function more independently and responsibly, while preparing them how to lead successful lives. Patients attend group therapy, relapse prevention, medication management, skill building process group, multi-family education group, and more.

Typical Day at Casa Palmera

Days at Casa Palmera are always busy and start at 7:00 am with the pre-breakfast announcements, followed by a regimen of meals, exercise, individual therapy sessions twice a day, meetings, and spiritual training lectures. Additional activities include field trips to the beach, yoga, ropes course, grief counseling, and the likes.

Furthermore, rehabbers can make phone calls on the center’s landline, connect online at the in-house computer lab. They can smoke cigarettes during breaks, although the center offers smoking cessation classes and gives patients nicotine replacements.

Casa Palmera advocates creativity and residents regularly engage in art therapy, night-time jam sessions, and walks around the beautiful neighborhood.


2.      Accommodation and Food

Casa Palmera is located in Del Mar, California, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Patients will find a healing, sunny, and tranquil environment where they can peacefully recover. The 37,000-square-foot facility features resort-style buildings, comfortable amenities, as well as lush landscaping. The luxurious rooms are designed by Feng Shui masters, while further amenities include meditation garden, organic vegetable and herb garden, koi pond, and exercise center. San Diego is in the neighboring area with attractions like SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and Balboa Park.

Furthermore, nutrition and mindful eating are a major part of treatment at Casa Palmera, and the 4-star kitchen staff prepares the best-quality and freshest meals. The dietary team can also accommodate any special requirements like vegan preferences or food allergies. Meals are low in sugar and rich in olive oil, and are also heavy on chicken, fish, veggies, and fruits.

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3.      Staff

The professional staff at Casa Palmera aims to aid patients in their spiritual, physical, and emotional recovery. Residents receive the highest quality medical care and learn how to lead successful lives free of addiction or co-occurring disorders.

The rehab’s staff includes psychiatrists, care coordinators, primary care coordinators, dietitian, yoga instructor, as well as a director of admissions, patient care coordinators, discharge planner, and more.

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4.      Reviews

Casa Palmera has a 4.1-star rating on Facebook, 2.8 stars on Yelp, and 4.3 stars on Google Reviews. Some of the comments include:

They boast constantly about their amazing medical staff, and how if anything happened they would take you to whatever medical center you needed…when obviously that is not the case. – C.D.M

Casa Palmera was the best place I could have gone to. They helped me find my voice. The staff made me feel welcomed at every turn. Thank you Casa Palmera and staff. I would recommend this center to anyone!! J.C.S

Casa Palmera was a very good experience and I got a lot out of the program. The majority of the staff is wonderful. The higher ranked staff like the CEO are money crazy and tend to put finance instead of the patients well-being.  – A.P

Casa is not only situated in one of the most beautiful areas of San Diego. It also happens to have some of the most prepared and passionate staff that I’ve personally known. A wonderful outpatient program, an amazing food program that emphasizes natural foods and an ambiance of a home which is hard to find in a treatment center. – Sober Living San Diego

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5.      Pricing

The 30-day treatment at Casa Palmera costs $30,000 for a double room and $39,000 for a single room. Moreover, Casa Palmera is in-network with most major Insurance carriers but also works with insurance plans on an out-of-network basis.

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6.      Summary

With a structured, well-executed, and effective treatment program, patients at Casa Palmera find confidence, feeling of worthiness, mindfulness, and a sense of belonging.

Providing a 12-step, evidence-based treatment combined with an integrated traditional/holistic treatment component, the rehab is “a place that creates miracles, hope, and happiness”, “the best choice I have made for my recovery and my life”, and “a wonderful, safe and nurturing environment that allows for tremendous personal growth experiences through a range of modalities and treatment.”

This sun-drenched seaside resort with palm trees, warm breeze, and crashing waves seems like an ideal way for patients to reconnect with themselves.

For more information about Casa Palmera, please visit their official website.

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