Outpatient Rehab in Lancaster, CA
Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Rehab
Those who need a drug and alcohol rehab program but are unable to enter our residential treatment program because of certain constraints may be suitable for our outpatient rehab program, perfect for California residents living in the Lancaster area. Additionally, those who have completed residential treatment and choose to continue their recovery with us can do so in our outpatient program.
Day Treatment Program
During our outpatient rehab program, Lancaster clients are able to receive treatment 6 hours a day, five to seven days a week. Clients are educated about addiction, engage in therapeutic processes, and form connections with other outpatient clients. An important part of the healing process begins when people come together and can relate to each other’s stories. They feel less alone, shameful, and guilty. We teach our clients that addiction is a disease, not a failure of moral choice.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Intensive outpatient is 3 hours a day, for five to seven days a week. Many clients who have already been in residential treatment come to our intensive outpatient so they have a safety net in the outside world. For those not completely ready to jump into real life again, our outpatient program continues to give them a sturdy foundation to stand on.
Focus Areas of our IOP
As a holistic rehab center, our IOP focuses on healing the whole individual rather than just the addiction. Some of the focus areas of our outpatient drug rehab program in Lancaster, CA are:
- Family Issues – All families have issues of their own to work through, and when you throw addiction into the mix, things can become more dysfunctional. No one’s family is perfect, but we teach new coping tools and strategies for dealing with family issues.
- Triggering Episodes – Learning about triggers is very important in order to protect one’s sobriety. Learning about the relationships, people, places and things that can pull one back into drug or alcohol abuse are identified and worked through.
- Marital Issues – Many people come to us with their marriages in jeopardy. Addiction can cause people’s moral compass to be off as they engage in lying, cheating, stealing or other deceptive behaviors. Communication is also broken down when addicts are in the midst of their addiction. We help clients work through these issues and bring their moral compass back in balance.
- Job Issues – Sometimes occupations and professional endeavors can cause enormous stress. We help clients work through and learn new ways to communicate and handle professional stress.
- Stressors – Addicts have learned to handle stress through the quick relief of drugs and alcohol. However it is quickly evident that using substances causes more stress. That is why teaching stress management is imperative to the recovery process. Clients learn to handle and get relief from stress in healthy manners, so they don’t turn back to substances.
- Parenting Groups – When parents abuse substances, their children suffer. Relationships, communication and trust all suffer as well. We teach our clients how to reconnect with their children, and to start building trust. It takes time and patience for healing to begin, so we help guide this process.
Intensive Outpatient Program for Students
Many young adults come to us with issues with substance abuse. We help a lot of students who are addicted to drugs or alcohol through our outpatient program.
Students learn new ways to cope with academic pressure and stress – one of the top reasons students turn to drugs and alcohol. College can be a trying time for students, some feel constant pressure to perform academically, socially or athletically. When students feel constant stress, they might turn to drugs or alcohol to relieve stress.
We teach students that drugs and alcohol eventually lead to more stress, poor choices, negative consequences, and health problems. We guide students away from substances and help them find new ways to cope with the current pressures they face.
How an Intensive Outpatient Rehab Can Lead to a Better Chance of Recovery
Clients who give themselves more time to learn and heal give themselves a better opportunity for recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 90 days is “the golden standard” for treatment. Staying longer in treatment gives clients time to create lasting changes including:
- Changing old behaviors- Studies have shown that it takes 90 days for the brain to rewire itself and get rid of all the toxins built up from drugs and alcohol. Some clients suffer from chronic relapses, or decades of substance abuse and many need ample time to give themselves a sturdy footing before entering a life of sobriety.
- Learning new habits- It takes time to learn new habits. Addiction is compulsive and impulsive; learning how to live a structured life that is stable takes time and practice.
- Gaining a deeper understanding of recovery- There is a lot to learn about addiction recovery, not only about personal growth, but also the science behind addictions and the recovery process. Addiction is not a failure of moral choice, it is a disease. Understanding addiction as a disease moves clients away from shame or guilt-based feelings surrounding their substance abuse.
- Learning new coping tools- practicing new coping skills is imperative to living a sober life. Clients will learn about their triggers and will have opportunities to practice overcoming them.