California Treatment Programs

Alcohol and Drug Addiction California Treatment Programs

Not only does California offer diverse natural beauty and exceptional weather, but it is also the home to many premium drug and alcohol, mental health, and dual diagnosis treatment programs.  California mental health and addiction specialists excel in providing top notch, evidence-based treatment programs that will help you or your loved one restore mental and physical health and reclaim their joy in life.

When you have made the commitment to get free from the clutches of addiction you will find there is a plethora of California treatment programs to choose from with a wide variety of specialties and treatment modalities.  These addiction treatment programs will fall into either outpatient or inpatient/residential categories.

Inpatient Addiction Rehab

Inpatient and residential California treatment programs involves a lengthy stay of one to six months or more at a rehab facility.  Inpatient treatment represents the highest level of care, with very structured schedules and a comprehensive treatment plan.  The amount of time you will spend inpatient can depend upon factors such as the acuity of the addiction. If there is a co-occurring mental health and addition, that is called a dual diagnosis and will need to be addressed simultaneously while in inpatient treatment. Inpatient care is now a covered benefit to some degree on most healthcare plans, which helps reduce costs and make treatment more affordable.

Inpatient programs and facilities are set up to provide a medical detox which will include close monitoring by medical and support staff.  The medical staff should include a licensed doctor, therapist, and support team who will provide 24/7 care.

Inpatient Services

Common inpatient treatment elements include:

  • Individual psychotherapy sessions
  • Group counseling sessions
  • Family program
  • Relapse Prevention Skills Groups
  • Outside Speakers
  • Management of Medication
  • Support Groups such as 12 Step or Non 12 Step Meetings
  • Additional therapies can include meditation, yoga, acupuncture, biofeedback, mindfulness exercises, art therapy, and TMS Therapy.

Outpatient Addiction Rehab

An outpatient treatment program is flexible, allowing the client to remain in his or her own home and continue to work or go to school while receiving treatment for addiction and dual diagnosis.  There are different levels of care within an outpatient program, accommodating the differing treatment needs of the clients.  Some clients use the outpatient program as a step-down after completing an inpatient program, and may only participate in the counseling sessions or classes a few hours per week.  Others may initiate their treatment at an outpatient level, starting at the most intensive level—25-30 hours per week, and then declining in intensity as treatment benchmarks are achieved.  Depending on the severity of the addiction and the substance of abuse, admitting to a detox center may be required before beginning the outpatient program.

Outpatient Services

Generally, outpatient rehab programming includes:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Life skills classes
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Participation in a recovery community
  • Management of Medication

Addiction and Dual Diagnosis California Treatment Facilities

Often times, individuals with a substance use disorder will also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, and vice versa.  This condition is referred to as a dual diagnosis, indicating that both disorders must be treated to achieve a successful outcome.  A dual diagnosis California treatment programs will be equipped with the specialized clinical expertise required to treat individuals with both a drug or alcohol addiction and a mental health condition.  These programs will likely have on staff both a psychiatrist and clinical professionals who are addiction specialists.

Mental Health California Treatment Programs

Receiving a comprehensive treatment plan to treat a mental health condition is key to recovering. A person who is suffering from a moderate to severe mental health disorder can leave them unable to manage daily life activities. Another form of severe mental illness is having a psychotic break, which is an acute stage of a mental health conditions. In these situations, an inpatient and residential mental health program will be essential to help the person receive medical and therapeutic intervention.

Online Depression Screening

The Treatment Specialist offers an online depression quiz. We invite you to take the quiz and submit your answer for review.

Mental Health Treatment Programs

Mental health California Treatment Programs offer a variety of levels of care. The highest level of care include an inpatient stay at a hospital. The hospital will be able to provide the highest level of care, which is usually a locked unit and can be involuntary or voluntary. The next level of care is residential where the program is completely voluntary but provides a closely monitored and support environment. Residential treatment is typically the most sought after because it can provide a quality environment with comprehensive treatment elements.

Mental Health treatment elements can include individual therapy, group therapy, management of medication, coping skills, meditation, family therapy, equine therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and more.

Mental health treatment facilities, depending on the scope of their clinical services capacity, will treat the following mental health and personality disorders:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety spectrum disorders including
    • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic disorder
    • Social anxiety disorder (SAD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
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