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Inpatient Drug Treatment Program in Southern California


Design for Change Recovery’s gender specific residential rehab program in Lancaster, CA is a 12-Step based treatment program that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and holistic treatment.

What is Residential Rehab?

A residential rehabilitation program (otherwise known as an inpatient drug treatment program) is a live-in program that helps treat addictions including alcoholism and substance abuse.

12-Step Approach

Note that we also offer “non 12 step” alternatives. Our clients are guided through the entire 12-Step process, so they go through the steps while they’re in treatment. This is a unique opportunity, as many wait until after treatment is over to start the steps. Our clients begin learning how to incorporate 12 step principles into their daily lives so they are prepared to continue using recovery tools once they have completed our residential inpatient rehab program here in Lancaster.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

We believe cognitive behavioral therapy is a very important tool to implement change. It allows patients to explore feelings, thoughts, and gain insight into behavior they need to change. Patients meet with certified counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists if needed.

CBT serves to change destructive thoughts and behaviors. Our certified therapists help clients identify troublesome beliefs, and learn how thoughts, feelings, and situations can create unwanted behaviors.

Learning about problematic behaviors is vital to the recovery process. Patients practice new skills and learn how to use them in real-world settings. For example, clients can rehearse ways to avoid potential social trigger situations before they go out into the real world.

Holistic Treatment

We also offer holistic treatment, which treats a person as a whole. Addiction affects a person’s mind, body, and spirit, so we’ve tailored our residential rehabilitation program in Lancaster to treat each one of those aspects. We offer a wide variety of holistic treatments that support the recovery process.

Our holistic therapies include

  • Psychodrama
  • Biosound
  • Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Music
  • Art Therapy

Our treatment center offers individualized care to each patient who stays with us. All of our patients are unique, so we make sure to take the time to create specialized treatment plans for every client.

30, 60, and 90+ Day Residential Rehab Programs

Our facility offers 30, 60, and 90+ day treatment programs. We recommend patients stay more than 30 days for a couple of reasons. First of all, when patients receive treatment, they might go through withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal Symptoms may include

  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Poor Concentration

When patients are expelling toxins from their bodies, they cannot focus on recovery. The first couple of weeks they can be focusing on withdrawal, so they are not thinking about their recovery.

Our physician may prescribe some patients medication for their withdrawal in order to safely detox. It takes time to get rid of all the toxins built up by drugs, alcohol, and medication. So, while patients are under medically supervised detox, they cannot be expected to fully participate in learning about the recovery process.

After two weeks of withdrawal, that only leaves a couple more weeks to learn about addiction, go through the 12 Steps, learn new coping tools and strategies, and learn about triggers, etc. That is a lot of information to take in within a few days.

Benefits of Staying in a 90 Day Residential Drug Treatment Program

There are many benefits of staying in our residential drug rehabilitation program in Lancaster, CA longer than 30 days. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that 90 days is “the golden standard” of treatment.

  • Give Yourself A Fighting Chance For Recovery
  • Change Unwanted Behaviors
  • Learn New Habits
  • Deeper Understanding of Recovery
  • Learn New Coping Tools

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