It takes a great deal of courage to recognize that you need help. We know the path to this realization comes with a uniquely personal story that only you can tell. No two are alike, and no matter how many we’ve heard, we are still and always here to listen. We respect and honor your bravery to take these first steps toward recovery. As with everything else, there are choices to be made. Below are several customizable treatment options to explore.
If you’re unsure which level of care is right for you – don’t worry. Simply call us with any questions or send us a message.
When you use drugs for an extended period of time, dangerous and harmful toxins build up in your system. Medical detoxification works to eliminate these toxins and free you from your physiological dependencies. Our detox process is individualized, safe, and conducted under the care of a board-certified medical doctor and psychiatrist. We employ tapering, titration, and integrative methods for detox, as well as MAT when clinically indicated. This program allows you to move at your own pace and is available without enrolling for ongoing residential care.
Our continuum of care includes five inpatient options, i.e. residential programs. Each independent program provides a specialized curriculum and is highlighted by our unique 1-on-1 clinical philosophy.
We have three outpatient options: Day, Night, and Coaching. Each is non-residential, includes our unique Health and Fitness Program, and follows our philosophy of tailoring individual treatment plans to you and your specific needs.
Research demonstrates most relapses occur within 90 days of leaving inpatient treatment. Studies show most of these correlate to:
Each is preventable and illustrates an important point; Aftercare should be planned for in advance and shouldn’t be an afterthought.
We dedicate a good portion of your time in treatment making sure you have the right tools to re-enter the world as a healthy individual who can thrive in society. In our view, a strong, personalized aftercare plan is critical to this endeavor. The best time to plan ahead for Aftercare is now. The most important reason is you.
Our Aftercare Plan applies and combines multiple strategies, including: 1-on-1 sessions, coaching, exposure therapy, psychodrama, and exploratory writing. The result is a comprehensive toolkit to help with transition-related issues. These strategies better equip you to handle the challenges ahead. In addition, we offer 12 months of free Aftercare Support for those completing any of our residential programs.
Call 1 (973) 809-4510 or send us a message to learn more about Aftercare.
Addiction and mental health problems are a crisis for the entire family and often affect loved ones in very different ways. Prior to committing to care, communication between the person in treatment and family members may be elusive, cryptic, fraught with tension or explosive; it is not uncommon for it to break down entirely or be nonexistent. Feelings of sadness, confusion, guilt, anger, and fear can surface or boil over long before treatment begins. Healing may seem like a distant concept in a strange land of uncertainty for everyone involved. Estrangement and trust issues may lurk in the background. Regardless of your exact situation or the challenges of your family dynamics, we know the road has been difficult or isolating. We’re here to help lead you to the light ahead.
Most rehabs offer family treatment that is group-based. It can be uncomfortable to be thrust in a new setting discussing personal issues that are unique to your family or situation when you are facing some of life’s biggest challenges. We take an alternate approach and have a different philosophy; we work with your family 1-on-1.
Our family approach employs a three-fold system of support:
These support systems work in synergy to help restore connections between loved ones, rebuild trust and create pathways to healthy communication that can lead to stronger bonds. And they give the person in treatment the greatest chance of success. Learn more about Family Treatment.
There are many ways to intervene. For obvious reasons, a professional intervention is usually the most practical approach – more practical than a shouting or shaming match and much better than an arrest. Some intervention styles are better suited for your family than others.
Intervention is a process that unfolds in stages. These are related to the Stages of Change, i.e. Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, and Stability. The task of an intervention is to move the afflicted to Action. During each phase, the interventionist acts as a conductor who directs the symphony of emotions and ushers the intervention to a conclusive, definitive goal.
Most interventions don’t take more than 90 minutes to accomplish. Anything longer runs the risk of doing harm.
The goal of intervention is to get someone to accept the fact that help is needed and agree to seek that help. The hope in every intervention is to hear the words, “I’ll go.” Recognizing the need for help is better than having to be forced into rehab. If an intervention gets a person to seek treatment, it’s a positive step – no matter how that step was taken.
That said, not every intervention results in immediate enrollment. It’s often a process, not an event. But there are things you can do to increase your chances of success. Hiring a professional interventionist is one of them. Their experience allows them to stay focused on the facts and the task at hand. Professional objectivity is important.
Legal problems (outstanding or pending) are one of the biggest reasons people don’t go to treatment. Yet, less than one percent of all facilities in California offer legal coordination services.
Living Sober LA has relationships across the country with judges, attorneys, public defenders, and court officials. Unlike many high-end rehabs, we have a solid reputation in the countrywide court systems. This means enrollment with Living Sober LA often ensures more lenient sentencing and limited or no jail time. This does not mean we play with or rig the system. We work with it to better help it work with and for you.
We’re one of the few programs in the state authorized for equivalent days. This means that time in rehab is equal to time served in jail. Even after sentencing, courts will authorize Living Sober LA as a custody location. Learn more about Legal Coordination.
Legal Coordination is a clinical service of Living Sober LA, and should not be considered legal advice, a legal service, or any type of formal legal representation. We advocate, provide support, ensure compliance, and represent our treatment programs in court proceedings. We will always recommend hiring a private attorney for personal representation.
Living Sober LA is licensed by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and accredited by the Joint Commission – formerly, JCAHO. We follow the Standards for Accurate Diagnosis and Guidelines for Quality Patient Care endorsed by the American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). We are certified members of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).