If your loved one struggles with addiction, you probably have more questions than answers.
- Where do I find help?
- What level of treatment does my loved one need?
- Where can I find addiction treatment where my loved one will be comfortable?
- What happens when detox/residential treatment is completed?
- What is the difference between outpatient and IOP in Santa Monica?
And, most of all, How do I begin?
Finding Addiction Treatment in LA
One of the most important first steps is reaching out to an organization that makes you feel comfortable. Do your research. Get referrals from trusted professionals. Family and friends may also know someone that got help at an inpatient or outpatient addiction program.
Eventually, you will find a place that resonates with you.
Of course, there are a lot of LA addiction treatment centers around. Some provide luxury amenities, and others are more stark and economical.
If you are of a particular means, you may want a facility that allows your loved one to feel secure, safe, and tranquil. A private place where they feel empowered to take the critical first steps of their recovery. Where they can stay engaged in treatment and face the complex challenges of staying sober early in their recovery.
Santa Monica luxury addiction treatment offers unique opportunities for recovery in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. This beachside city provides plenty of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and an active recovery community.
Sharing Your Story
You did your research. You found an addiction treatment facility in Santa Monica.
Most facilities have an intake counselor who will listen to your story and concerns. Intake counselors are trained, experienced professionals that can help guide you toward the best recovery opportunities for your loved one. Together, you can determine the most appropriate level of care based on your loved one’s situation and your budget.
My Loved One Is Completing Detox Soon. What Happens Next?
So what happens when your loved one gets out of detox or residential treatment?
In most cases, they are transferred to a lower level of care–outpatient or intensive outpatient addiction treatment, to be specific. Which level will depend on your loved one’s drug history, the severity of their addiction, and how they progressed through more structured care.
Santa Monica men’s outpatient treatment is an excellent option for locals and those from out of town looking to distance themselves from certain addiction triggers. The fresh air, gorgeous landscapes, and vibrant recovery community of Santa Monica inspire many to continue their recovery journey here.
Santa Monica IOP
Intensive outpatient addiction treatment (IOP) is a higher level of care than outpatient treatment. It provides more structure and support than OP. Some find a men’s IOP treatment program is beneficial for building life skills and staying focused on recovery.
Many IOP addiction treatment programs require up to 12 hours of therapy a week (sometimes more). The ongoing support may last over 6 months. Of course, many factors come into play, including the individual’s willingness to go through the treatment program, their progress, and the quality of their home support system.
IOP programs typically use various treatment modalities, including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Life skills training
- 12-step support
- Sober leisure
IOP programs can be a good option for people who are ready to commit to recovery but still need some extra support to stay sober. They can also be a good option for people who cannot afford inpatient treatment or have other obligations making residential treatment difficult.
If you are considering IOP treatment, it’s essential to find a program that resonates. Not all IOP programs in Santa Monica are the same. There are many different programs and treatment approaches available.
It is important to find a program that individualizes its treatment planning around your loved one’s needs. Programs that offer various treatment methods are typically the best for more individualized treatment. Usually, combining group therapy, cognitive testing, individual and family therapy, and psychiatric care allows for a better chance of treatment success.
If you need to learn more about intensive outpatient treatment, we invite you to talk to one of our intake counselors by calling 310-294-9030.