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The disease of addiction and other behavioral health issues is complex and each person’s treatment needs are unique. While the Promises experience will be different for each client, all treatment at Promises includes:
- Individualized care and personalized treatment plans
- A comprehensive and balanced approach
- A talented, compassionate, and dedicated team of licensed, credentialed professionals
- High staff-to-client ratios, providing a range of resources in an intimate, residential setting
- Multiple, weekly, individual therapy sessions
- A nurturing, healing environment that solidifies your recovery while preparing you to return to the “real world”
- A confidential environment with the highest privacy standards
- A community of committed people succeeding in their own recovery
- A family program that not only helps rebuild the client’s life but also those of family members
- Alumni services and follow-up
Core Treatment Team
The Promises staff is completely invested in positive outcomes for our clients. The Treatment team works with clients and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan specifically designed for their needs.
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Each team includes a primary therapist, family therapist, psychiatrist, medical doctor, nurse, and, if necessary, drug and alcohol detox specialist(s), all of whom are either Promises staff, or well-qualified, licensed independent affiliates in the case of medical doctors and psychiatrists, and other specialists based on client needs.
To enhance even deeper individual work, we offer multiple, weekly, individual therapy sessions by masters and Ph.D. level therapists. This ensures that each client’s unique problems are addressed through one-on-one sessions, and also enables their primary therapist to continue to counsel and coach them through our Extended Care Program if they choose to stay with us beyond primary Residential Treatment.
Alumni & Family Support Groups
Completing treatment at Promises is only the start of our commitment to lasting recovery.
We stay actively involved in helping clients transition back to everyday life and encourage them to remain connected to the recovery community. The Promises Alumni Association makes available to clients and their families a variety of resources, including meetings, workshops, special events, and follow-up. Promises Alumni have weekly 12-Step meetings in West Los Angeles, Malibu, and New York.
Our staff members have access to a network of support groups and alumni to help clients find the support they need after they graduate, no matter where they live.
Addiction and other behavioral health issues are commonly referred to as a “family disease” because of their significant effect on the entire family. Family members struggle to help, while watching their loved one continue the cycle of self-destruction, which devastates the entire family.
Underlying these efforts are often feelings of helplessness, despair, anxiety, and anger about the damage the addiction has caused, and will continue to cause, on their life and the integrity of the family.
Our Family Program is designed to help family members gain awareness and understanding, so that they can learn how to best support their loved one – and themselves.
Promises can help clients – and their family – create a lasting end to their suffering through:
- Individualized therapy for couples and families
- Education and support for loved ones
- Multiple family groups
- Wednesday night off-campus support meetings
Off Campus Activities
Promises does not keep our clients isolated from the outside world during their residential stay. Clients are taken to community-based 12-Step meetings daily as
well as a neighborhood gym five days a week. In doing so, our clients can experience the real world with the safety and supervision of staff members. Clients are able to build new, clean and sober experiences, and associations in the world outside of treatment, making the transition easier.
Promises Treatment Centers allow clients to have access to newspapers and magazines, listen to the radio, call loved ones, and watch TV at appropriate times, with supervision.
By utilizing a real-world perspective, Promises prepares its clients for day-to-day life, such as driving past a liquor store or reading an advertisement for an alcoholic beverage. The key is that Promises teaches clients how to process their feelings that may arise while exposed to these situations.
The professional chefs at Promises will prepare home-style or individually prepared meals to accommodate food preferences such as vegetarian, kosher, vegan, or other specialized dietary needs.