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Changes Outpatient Wellness Center Combines Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness to Create a Path of Recovery

By Elisha Neubauer

For those facing a chemical dependency, recovering takes more than just a want. It takes a will and a way. At the Changes Outpatient Wellness Center in Santa Barbara, California, all the tools one needs to recover from such a situation are available in one spectacular holistic atmosphere.

The Changes Outpatient Wellness Center is a haven envisioned by co-founder, Jeff Clark. The Center is designed to be a unique approach to chemical dependency and dual diagnosis treatment and provides a calmer, quieter destination than other overly-popular locations, such as Malibu and Florida. The facility offers intimate, welcoming group and therapy rooms. As all staff present open-door opportunities for clients in need of a little extra support, the ambiance of the Center feels safe and encourages a camaraderie between both staff and clients.

"Changes' unique perspective includes meeting the client where they are and finding the right combination of supportive services to help them be successful in all areas of life," Christina Kelley, executive director, said.

The facility focuses on providing a structured, sober living environment. While the Center provides services to both men and women, each gender is housed in a separate housing facility contained within the property. Rooms are shared, however, are limited to two guests per room, and the overall number of residents is limited, to provide a small, intimate experience for each client.

"Connecting the body + mind + spirit is the foundation for a complete transformation," stated the company's website.

To facilitate recovery in a way that suits each clients' needs, the Center provides an outpatient program in addition to the optional Recovery Residence. The optional recovery residence does compliment the program, however, as it offers a safe and structured living environment intended to engage and support clients as they navigate life in sobriety.

"Changes' clinicians help create an individualized, structured plan for abstinence by incorporating several aspects of ongoing wellness for each client," Kelley said.

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Elisha Neubauer is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, book reviewer, and author. She is...

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