Pasadena Outpatient Addiction Treatment
Pasadena Outpatient is a California intensive outpatient program (IOP) that is committed to providing individualized and effective addiction treatment services. With addiction being a physiological, emotional and behavioral disease, we offer a wide range of recovery programs that cater to the mind, body and soul. From traditional individual therapy to holistic addiction treatment, Pasadena Outpatient seeks to address the underlying causes of addiction to prevent relapse and encourage long lasting sobriety.
Substance Abuse Education
Education can help people understand the complexities of substance abuse. Information may include facts about substance abuse, symptoms and warning signs of drug and alcohol addiction, effects of addiction on the brain and body and the consequences of addiction. Also, learning how to deal with a loved one who is affected by drug and alcohol addiction and how to support them while in addiction treatment and throughout the recovery process.
Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy
Those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction are laden with destructive thoughts that make them feel there is no way out but substance abuse. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was developed as a method to prevent relapse. CBT helps individuals learn to identify and correct behaviors that lead to substance abuse and replace them with healthy skills and tools to gain power over addiction. Learn more about CBT…
Holistic therapy addresses the mind, body and spirit for treating substance abuse and addiction. Therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, and massage, are used at Pasadena Outpatient to complement traditional addiction treatment like individual counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The purpose is to treat the individual as a whole being and determine the underlying causes of behaviors that have lead to addiciton.
Private drug rehab such as Pasadena Outpatient allows for individualized addiction treatment. We believe in treating each client as a whole being, addressing the mind body and spirit. Pasadena Outpatient offers a calm relaxing environment free of judgement. Our beautiful Southern California location allows us to provide various outdoor recreation activities. In addition, we offer various holistic therapies such as yoga, massage and accupuncture.
Music therapy uses music as a tool to help facilitate physical, emotional, cognitive and social change and growth. Therapists design individual programs which may include creating, singing, moving and listening to music. Music allows for an alternative outlet for expressing feelings. Using music provides a means for self-expression and a healthy outlet from drugs and alcohol. Finding music that is relaxing can alleviate the stress associated with addiction and can thus be a great tool for relapse prevention.
Addiction is considered a brain disease. Neurofeedback can help with addiction by retraining the brain. Stressful situations contribute to drug and alcohol addiction. A person’s brain can learn by using Neurofeedback to be calm and make rational decisions even when confronted with stressful situations. Neurofeedback provides many benefits that can help to avoid relapse such as the ability to focus, regulate behavior, manage emotions and mood as well as improve sleep.
Sober Life Integration Skills
The transition from addiction to sobriety is a difficult and lifelong process. Pasadena Outpatient teaches skills to individuals in order to cope with their new sober life. Learning to develop new habits, relationships, career and activities can all contribute to long lasting recovery. Outpatient addiction treatment helps to bridge the gap while creating a new and healthier lifestyle. Understanding and recognizing the triggers of addiction will help prevent relapse.
Young People in Recovery Program (YPR)
“YPR envisions a world where everyone can access the necessary resources to recover from substance use disorder and associated high-risk behaviors.” Pasadena Outpatient offers the Young People in Recovery Program to support young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing and continue and complete their educations.
Grief and Loss Therapy
One of the most stressful and emotionally painful things a person can go through is the loss of a loved one. Events most likely to cause stress-related illness, the death of a spouse is the most stressful thing a person can experience, and the death of a close family member is ranked fifth. There are also different types of loss, such as the loss of a job, loss of a friend (from circumstances other than death), loss of one’s home, loss of health, loss of trust in a close individual, and so on. Whatever the cause everyone experiences some form of loss and grief in their lifetime.
The grief that comes with loss is universally distressing, but each person experiences it differently. Some people may fall into a deep depression and have trouble doing anything. Others may go numb and be unable to feel their emotions. Some individuals may seek change or an experience that makes them feel alive. A significant number of people will also turn to substance abuse to help them deal with the pain, and some of those individuals will become addicted. Pasadena Outpatient offers addiction treatment and grief and loss therapy groups. We help clients work through the 5 stages of grief and all the emotions one might be feeling including shock and disbelief, fear, sadness, anger and guilt.
Nutritional therapy can significantly help those recovering from addiction. Research suggests that the inclusion of nutrition education in substance abuse treatment programs can increase participants success in achieving recovery. Nutrition helps the healing process of recovering addicts because nutrients give the body energy, help build and repair organ tissue, and strengthen the immune system. Because recovering addicts have usually damaged vital organs during the course of their drug or alcohol abuse, good nutrition provides them with the nutritional building blocks they need to begin restoring these damaged tissues.
We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs