Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction show no sign of abating or even slowing down, afflicting millions of people every year. People need treatment that’s effective, holistic and all-encompassing so that when they resume their lives, they can sidestep the relapse spiral and continue building the life of their dreams. At Southern California Addiction Center, that’s just what we offer: residential inpatient rehabilitation that stops the cycle of addiction. We are a luxury treatment center that provides the highest levels of professional treatment accompanied by the best in customer service and amenities.
Inpatient Rehab at SCAC
Residential inpatient rehabilitation is a highly effective form of treatment for many kinds of addiction, including drug and alcohol addiction as well as behavioral and process addictions. At SCAC, we provide services along the entire spectrum of care, including detoxification from alcohol and drugs.
Detox is necessary to purge the body of addictive chemicals. It’s dangerous to attempt to go through detox at home. Going “cold turkey” is risky without the support of a caring, highly trained medical staff. Detoxification can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be. At SCAC, we employee the latest techniques to make sure that a guest is safe as their brain and body rid themselves of the toxic substances of abuse. Detoxification can take several days, but the effects can last for weeks.
What makes residential inpatient rehab different from detox or is its emphasis on counseling and education. Once a person has completed a medically supervised drug detoxification program, they must next learn about what parts of their lives and histories make them vulnerable to addiction. This exploration of a person’s life takes time and is best done in a relaxing, supportive environment tailored to fit, meet and exceed every need a recovering person has during what is a challenging treatment process.
Everyone who comes to SCAC for residential inpatient treatment is unique. Each client has a unique set of different triggers for addictive behavior. Relapse into addiction is such an ever-present danger that we emphasize how to manage and defuse those triggers before a relapse ever gets started. That’s where SCAC stands out from other treatment centers. We address those very triggers and help our guests learn how to meet the stresses of their lives without substance abuse with real-world coping skills.
Residential inpatient therapy requires a full-time commitment to treatment, with our guests living full-time at our rehabilitation centers in beautiful Southern California. At SCAC, we believe a treatment facility needs to be inviting, supportive and comfortable while guests work with our world-class addiction rehabilitation experts. Our treatment is focused on the highest quality of care with confidentiality assured.
SCAC offers luxurious amenities set against the background of the tranquil beauty of Southern California. We have gourmet dining, with meals explicitly designed for the needs of each guest. Nutrition is a critical part of recovery, as addiction robs the body of the very nutrients it needs to survive. Returning a recovering person to full health allows them to think clearly, sometimes for the first extended period in months—even years. Our meals are prepared with the client’s specific needs in mind, including religious specifications and restrictions, food allergies, and meals for vegetarians or vegans.
Residential care at SCAC is holistic, examining and treating the patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Our treatment philosophy is collaborative, and we work together with each of our guests to customize and personalize a treatment plan that works for them. At SCAC there’s a wide array of treatment modalities including individual counseling, group therapy, educational sessions, and relapse prevention education.
Residential care is on the overall spectrum of the continuum of care. After detoxification and inpatient stabilization are finished, residential care commences. Detox and stabilization are focused on helping the patient recover a measure of good health. Their addiction is still powerfully in place, but before recovery from addiction starts, the drugs and their toxins must leave the body.
Behavioral Health and Dual-Diagnosis Care
Dual diagnosis is the term for those people who have a psychological disorder independent but co-occurring with their substance addiction. If that sounds like a complex set of problems, it is. Addiction and psychological disorders fuel each other. It’s challenging to find inpatient rehabilitation facilities that provide exceptional care for those people who are dual-diagnosed. Treatment for dual-diagnosis clients shouldn’t always default to medication therapy as a first-and-only treatment. At Southern California Addiction Center, we look at our clients holistically, weighing how each aspect of the person contributes to their problems and issues, as well as what strengths can be brought to the fore by our team of professionally accredited professionals.
Some common disorders that co-occur with addiction include:
- Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic disorder, PTSD, phobic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder). People often abuse drugs to quell their feelings of life-threatening anxiety, but these drugs don’t produce the same effect for very long. It takes more and more of the drug to get the same effect. Soon enough, no amount of the drug of abuse can relieve anxiety, and the sufferer now has to deal with anxiety and addiction.
- Depression ( moderate to severe depression, cyclothymia, dysthymia, treatment-resistant depression). Drugs of abuse provide a temporary lift to the mood of people suffering from depression. At first, the relief from depression is immense, but the euphoria from drugs of abuse falls off rapidly, leaving the patient suffering from addiction and depression.
- Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, body dysmorphia). Eating disorders respond well to psychotherapy, but it takes consistent therapy to get these disorders stabilized. That’s why a long-term treatment solution like inpatient residential rehabilitation works wonders.
- Bipolar disorder (once called manic depression, it’s characterized by depression with at least one episode of mania. Mania is a destructively elevated mood approaching psychosis)
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD characterized by highly unstable relationships, unstable self-image, erratic behavior, behaviors bordering on psychotic. It is currently considered incurable but can be managed through sufficient inpatient rehabilitation care that teaches more adaptive coping skills)
- Unresolved grief, protracted grief, and complicated grief
Behavioral and Process Addictions
As destructive as drug addiction, process addictions are behaviors that are compulsive but lack the biological parts of addiction. Gambling is an example. Sex, too, can become an addiction, as can video gaming and even exercise. Most behaviors that promote large releases of the neurochemical dopamine can become addictive. Process addictions need a different approach as compared to substance addiction. However, process addictions work functionally the same in the life of addicts and fill the same role that drugs do: they alter a person’s consciousness, suppress feelings of anxiety or sadness, and become all-consuming. Many people die from the results of behavioral and process addictions. With treatment from Southern California Addiction Center, we can help you get back on track
Whether you’re seeking inpatient PTSD treatment, residential rehab for depression (inpatient treatment for depression), or any other inpatient mental health treatment, Southern California Addiction Center’s programs can help. As an outpatient and inpatient facility, SCAC is equipped to treat these disorders simultaneously with substance use disorders on an inpatient basis. Treating these conditions together is often the best way to achieve optimum results.
Recovery is a life-long process. Addiction is chronic, not curable, so we make sure you learn from our professionals the skills you need to navigate your specific risks for relapse. Every recovering person has those situations that prompt an urge or craving to relapse. We help you identify those threats and teach you the skills you need to make sure your recovery isn’t jeopardized.
SCAC has a treatment track program for people who’ve been unable to maintain sobriety. “Revolving door” addiction is common, in fact, with many people taking around six attempts to get clean and stay clean before they get there. Relapse rarely happens as a bolt from the blue. It’s typically the result of a process, or series of steps that the relapsing person follows, unaware of the danger they’re in. That’s where we bring our unique approach to care into play. When relapse is addressed as a possible part of the rehabilitation journey, we are able to treat it, in essence, before it happens.
Real-World Coping Skills
A lack of real-world coping skills often causes a relapse. It’s a trait of many treatment facilities to offer education about addiction that’s too theoretical and technical for the client to apply what they have learned as an inpatient to situations in the real world where daily life brings all its stressors to bear. At SCAC, we work with the client to understand how daily events specific to their lives and people in their day-to-day life may contribute to addictive behaviors. There must be overlap between what our guests learn while they’re with us and the situations in their regular lives. The knowledge and skills our guests gain at SCAC will transfer over. Some of those educational domains and skills include:
- Stress Management.
- Anxiety and Tension Management
- Anger Management
- Managing the urge to use drugs or drink
- Family communication and family dynamics
It can be argued that stress, anxiety, anger, and poorly channeled emotions are the source of most addictive behaviors.
Holistic programs approach treatment considering the person as a unified whole. That “whole” is composed of mind, body, and spirit, but that’s not all. Holistic treatment is particularly crucial when working with guests who have dual-diagnoses. We also consider:
- Family dynamics and family of origin issues
- Work/Employment situation and context
- Social environment and living conditions
At SCAC, we believe medications can be useful additions to treatment, but for addiction, learning new coping skills and gaining a better understanding of one’s self can be tremendously helpful. By reducing the number of medications a person must take, we can eliminate potential relapse triggers. Medications for anxiety are high-risk drugs for relapse, for example. Learning to manage and reduce one’s anxiety without medication takes a relapse trigger out of the picture.
Individual and Group Therapy
Our psychotherapists are all individually licensed and state certified. Some of them are in recovery themselves and can lend their hard-earned wisdom to therapy sessions. Group therapy helps provide peer feedback, support, encouragement, lessening of the feeling of being alone, and the instillation of hope. Patients learn coping skills and learn to listen to others. By learning new social skills and putting them in practice, patients get experience in using what they’re learning. This helps transfer across when patients return to their home lives.
Executives and C-level professionals have high-profile, high-pressure lives. Many high-level company professionals turn to drugs or alcohol as a means to keep on climbing the ladder, then to cope, and finally, to escape. For people whose companies are sensitive to the well-being of top executives, we offer executive treatment that allows top executives a means to keep their hand on the affairs of business while still receiving top-notch care. Professionals live lives fueled by stress. For many, stress is their inspiration until it becomes too much, and the alcohol or drugs needed to get up or come down take over.
We also understand the need to be incognito. We offer confidentiality and privacy and realize how often well-known individuals are harassed by media and photographers. We take steps to make sure that your stay is private. Your business remains your business.
What types of non-traditional therapy are offered?
We offer individual, group, family and marriage counseling. That’s just for starters. We have psychoeducational classes to educate our guests on how addiction develops from the stresses in our lives, and how stresses Our goal is to provide you with what you need to get back into the stream of an addiction-free life. We also offer some non-traditional therapies like:
- Swimming and golf
- Meditation and yoga classes
- Massage and physical therapy
- Equine therapy
At Southern California Addiction Center, we are ready to help you take steps into a broader world that’s no longer bounded by addiction.
Contact us today!
If you or you’re loved one is in need of help with addiction, contact us today. Our team is standing by, ready and willing to talk about your problems, and help you find the best solution.