Struggling with substance abuse, dual diagnosis, or mental illness is not easy, and making the decision to get help can be difficult. Understanding the process and the benefits of checking into Living Sober LA will help you take that life-changing, positive first step. Each of our programs offers a specialized, three-fold approach to treatment that starts with designing a tailor-made, individualized plan of care to meet your needs. This includes, but isn’t limited to: 1-on-1 therapy, evidence-based treatments (e.g., psychiatry, mental health evaluations, medical screening, medication mgmt., etc.) and holistic measures. This plan is routinely reviewed, calibrated and fine-tuned to ensure that you are on the right track and that we are appropriately addressing your diagnosis while attending to your mind, body, and spirit. Second, we follow the Stages of Change model to deliver proper treatment at the right time. This means we don’t apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Third, we’re the only program in the nation that employs a specialized health and fitness protocol for addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues. These elements work in synergy to create a superior, effective, and personalized residential treatment experience that is designed specifically for you.
Checking into Living Sober LA is the genesis of a life-changing experience where healing and recovery can truly begin. A safe haven where your physical and spiritual wellbeing is as important as your mental health, we work with you on an individual basis at a pace that is comfortable and makes sense for you. Our 1-on-1 approach and boutique hotel environment is reflective of our philosophy and caters to your individual needs so your full potential can be achieved.
Situated in the peaceful residential neighborhood of Cheviot and Beverly Hills, we have five independent options for consideration. Each offers highly personalized treatment, focused 1-on-1 care, holistic services, our specialized health program, and customized care based on the Stages of Change.
A unique aspect of Living Sober LA is our philosophy: Individual problems need to be treated in individual ways. What kind of treatment do you need and how much time will it require? That’s the million-dollar question and most “experts” agree that longer-term care yields the most positive results. But that’s probably because most programs offer a group-based (meaning many bodies) approach as opposed to focusing on individuals. Healing takes more time if the treatment isn’t targeted. At Living Sober LA, we believe the quality of treatment is far more important than the amount of time you spend getting treated. The more precise the care, the more rapidly (and effectively) it takes. To that end, we make your time with us count by using it wisely to focus on you. When care is individualized, largely 1-on-1, and delivered by a multidisciplinary team of licensed professionals, it’s clearly more targeted than group therapy alone.
With several residential treatment options to choose from, you can try one or elect to sign up for many or all of them. Whether you need short, medium, or long-term care, know that you have more than one way to reach your goals – it’s your choice. Don’t get overwhelmed. If you have questions, just pick up the phone or send us a message.
Substance use disorders, addiction, and alcoholism often go hand-in-hand with co-occurring disorders. In fact, upward of 45% of those exhibiting signs of these conditions will also simultaneously exhibit signs of mental illness. This is referred to as having a “dual diagnosis.” In some cases, these co-occurring mental health symptoms are actually the primary cause of addiction to begin with. In other circumstances they are only a byproduct of the addiction. The latter tends to occur when the use of drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications alters brain chemistry to the degree that mental instability results. Every situation is unique and deciphering what came first is one of the reasons people choose Living Sober LA. Our approach is evidence-based, largely 1-on-1, and includes multiple comprehensive evaluations to treat not only addiction, but dual diagnosis and mental illness as well.
Mental health issues affect millions of Americans every year. When experienced firsthand, the need for support and quality treatment is abundantly clear. The devastation that accompanies untreated mental health problems can be shocking. The economic impact alone is estimated at $193.2 billion per year, which pales in comparison to the reality that those living with a serious mental illness die (on average) 25 years earlier than others. In fact, among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experience a substance use disorder, 45% to 50.5% – 10.2 million adults – have a co-occurring mental illness. These are alarming numbers and serve to drive home the point that mental illness should always be taken seriously. Accordingly, Living Sober LA offers mental health treatment based on the best practice guidelines developed in partnership between researchers, policy makers, and the nation’s leading authorities on mental illness. With a sophisticated, 1-on-1, by-the-numbers system of multidisciplinary evaluations, we carefully identify the core problems so that proper integrated care can be initiated. This evidence-based and comprehensive focus on achieving a substantiated diagnosis ensures your treatment is customized to your specific mental health-related needs. This is just one of many reasons Living Sober LA is widely considered the leading therapeutic setting in southern California for those experiencing addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues.
Leading professionals agree that Living Sober LA is remarkably well-designed. Each aspect of the program works in synergy with another. The resulting clinical experience sets us apart from standard rehab settings. A few that call for deeper understanding and exploration are: