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Continuum of Care
Promises offers a comprehensive continuum of treatment services to ensure that clients receive the appropriate level of care based on their specific needs — when they need it.
Promises supports clients safely through the many stages of recovery, for 30 to 90 plus days.
With all levels of care at Promises, a comprehensive discharge plan is created for the individual. We recognize that all of our clients are individuals with unique needs, so our discharge plan is personalized to benefit each person’s unique situation.
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Whether a client is returning home, down the street, or across the world, we are able to arrange excellent care to support their return. Additionally, with alumni located worldwide, we are often able to contact an alumnus in the client’s home community to assist with support for their transition home.
Promises residential program is licensed by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Clients are expected to make a minimum commitment of 30 days, where they live on-site in one of our beautiful houses with others who are in various stages of the recovery process.
We offer residential treatment at both of our facilities in Malibu, CA and West Los Angeles, CA. Our programs range from 30 to 90 days (or more) and are personalized to fit the specific needs of each individual.
Promises residential treatment centers are more comfortable than hospital settings and are more of a home-like environment. Our residential facilities offer a medically monitored detoxification process where our independent, affiliated physicians make daily visits during a client’s detox. Our on-site nurses are available seven days a week to support client needs.
In addition to a minimum stay of 30 days in residential treatment, Promises Malibu offers a structured extended care program for eligible clients who have completed residential treatment. The Promises Extended Care program provides a supportive and safe setting for men and women in the early stages of recovery to make the transition from residential treatment back into the community. The structured program is designed to build on the gains made in residential treatment and address issues that arise as clients re-enter the workplace and re-join their families.
During Extended Care, clients are able to customize their schedule from a range of clinical options, while allowing them more time to integrate back into the community.
Clients continue to receive many of the same services from residential treatment. In addition, our Extended Care Program offers ancillary treatment options, which can include:
- Relapse prevention
- Educational and career coaching
- Equine and/or art therapy
- Life coaching
- Anger management
- Family therapy
- Ongoing follow up from psychiatrist
- Neuro feedback
- Individual and group therapy
- Trauma resolution therapy
In the Extended Care Program, our staff will continue to work with clients to help select the options that provide the best chance for long-term success.
Day Treatment provides critical therapeutic services and support for individuals transitioning from their residential or Sober Living treatment experience. Individuals also admit directly into the day treatment program. The program is also helpful for people who need more structure than Outpatient Treatment can provide.
Day Treatment clients benefit from an intensive, structured, and supportive environment during the day, while spending the night at their own home or Sober Living Home.
Day Treament groups are run by a counselor or therapist and consist of:
- Group process
- Psycho-educational groups
- Single gender groups
- Creative therapy (art, writing, etc.)
- Individual sessions with a counselor
- Random drug and alcohol testing
Day Treatment usually runs for five hours per day, five days per week.
Promises offers Outpatient Treatment programs for men and women who need a structured treatment program, but who may not require or desire the clinical intensity of Residential/Inpatient, Extended Care, or Day Treatment.
Designed for those who live in the area, or can arrange nearby accommodations, the Outpatient program allows participants to continue their professional careers while receiving the necessary treatment to live a productive life, free from drug and alcohol dependence. Structured over an extended period, with flexible schedules to accommodate work and school, the program is designed to identify and address emotional and behavioral obstacles to long-term recovery.
For those clients who cannot or should not return to their former residence upon completion of their initial 30-day stay, Promises offers recommendations to Sober Living homes in the local area based on each clients’ specific needs. These are comfortable and safe environments designed to cultivate a sober, balanced lifestyle through structured guidelines and accountability.
In a “sober living” environment, clients live in a house with other sober clients and are supervised by a resident house manager. Typically, Sober Living homes require a person to have 30 days of abstinence as a pre-requisite for admission and the monthly cost is very reasonable. The residents provide a support structure for one another; gain new friendships in sobriety; and return to a safe, sober home at night. The residents participate in 12-Step meetings, Intensive Outpatient Programs, work with a life coaches, undergo random drug and alcohol tests, and observe a curfew. Clients in Sober Living may return to school, work, or participate in volunteer opportunities. Please contact us for more information about Sober Living programs in the local area.