California Palms Testimonials – Veterans Stories of Recovery

(800) 262-3742 

Insurance accepted from Molina, Buckeye, ParamountUnited, Tricare, Humana, Triwest, Anthem, Cigna, and Aetna.

Story of Michael

Michael is a former Marine who served in Afghanistan, and nearly died two after his 11th heroin overdose. The Cali PARC program is helping Michael get ready to return to real life. “It has helped me get back to my old life, the way I was when I was younger,” he said. “It is bringing my confidence back, the motivation, my positive attributes I had in high school and the Marines.” [CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE ON MICHAEL]

Story of Andrew

Andrew is a former marine who fought in Afghanistan, and receiving a handful of commendations and medals, including two Purple Hearts and a combat action ribbon with valor. He credits his time at Cali Palms with bringing him back to his true interests — especially music. Andrew played bass guitar in a band when he was younger. He also raced dirt bikes. “We have group therapy throughout the day, and also strength training,” he said. “We also practice Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, and ride on the bicycle trail. It’s a little less structured than the average rehab place, and I was worried at first because I thrive in a structured environment. But the world isn’t structured and this place gets you ready for that. You are never really fully taken out of the real world here, and you stay busy.” [CLICK PICTURE FOR MORE ON ANDREW]

Story of Zach

Sniper Army Specialist Zach served in Afghanistan. He had praise for how the program helped him regain his mental balance, and allowed him to heal himself. “Here, you can find your own structure,” he said. “The physical workouts mean you can embrace more than you would with just books. I am getting back to how I felt before I deployed. I was strong and fit and ready to take on the world.” [CLICK THE PICTURE FOR MORE ON ZACH]

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PHONE (800) 262-3742 We accept Medicaid insurance from Molina, Paramount, Buckeye and United. We accept Veteran insurance from Tricare, Humana and Triwest. We accept commercial insurance from Anthem, Cigna, and Aetna.