The Ineffective Nature of the 30-Day Treatment Model
One thing we know for certain is that there is no quick-fix for addiction or a one-size-fits-all treatment. In recent years, it has become apparent that the 30-day model for recovery treatment is not only ineffective, it may also have adverse effects on long-term recovery.
Those who receive 30-day treatment are twice more likely to relapse within a year than those who receive 90-day treatment. In addition, many who experience relapse after 30-day treatment report negative feelings about their experience, and with each failed attempt, the person struggling often feels defeated and less able to overcome their addiction.
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Addiction is a chronic illness that often stems from a psychological root, and as with any disease, healing takes time. Substance use disorders are commonly born from issues that have occured over a lifetime and can not be easily resolved within 30 days. To truly get to the heart of what is contributing to a person’s addiction, extensive therapy and guidance is required. Because of this, outpatient care is a critical part of recovery treatment
At Alo House Recovery Centers, we understand that there is no one correct treatment model when it comes to long-lasting recovery. We embrace an inpatient/outpatient program that provides the time and space required for our clients to understand the nature of addiction, discover the contributing factors to their dependence, and learn important coping mechanisms and techniques to aid in their recovery.
Sober Living and Outpatient Care
Upon completing an inpatient care program, it is strongly recommended that any person in recovery participate in a transitional program such as sober living. Sober living homes provide a safe place that will help with the adjustment back into independent living. Along with a substance-free environment, sober living homes provide community, emotional support, wellness education, a structured environment, and on-site counseling.
In sober living, many clients return to work or school while receiving the support and care necessary after inpatient care. For the most effective treatment, it is best for those in sober living to participate in outpatient care, which commonly takes place in the evenings after day-to-day tasks are completed.
At Alo House, we treat outpatient care as a continuation of the work that began in the inpatient setting and provide clients with more advanced concepts and the important tools they’ll need to thrive in their independent lives. Some of the most intensive therapeutic work occurs in the outpatient phase of treatment, and the duration of outpatient programs vary, depending on individual needs.
Los Angeles Sober Living
After inpatient care at Alo House Recovery Centers, we strongly recommend our clients continue their recovery journey in sober living and many make the move to Summerhouse. This sober living community is made up of five beautiful residences that are dispersed throughout Los Angeles County. These transitional homes meet the needs of a wide demographic of clients, from young adults to professionals, and provide a healthy, safe, and supportive environment during the transition to independent living.
It is our mission to provide our clients with the highest caliber of transitional living where they can best focus on their healing and learn to flourish in their relationships with themselves and others. Up until recently, all of the Summerhouse Sober Living homes were situated with close proximity to the beach, but as no two recovery journeys are alike, it became apparent that we needed to introduce more diversity to our homes in order to most effectively serve our clients. As we expanded our vision, we chose to offer housing in more urban neighborhoods such as Silverlake and Hollywood.
While the coastline in Malibu is some of the most beautiful in the world, the city of Los Angeles also has much to offer those in transition. Its job market, proximity to schools, art districts, tight knit community, healthy food options, focus on wellness, and independent housing options all make it a positive environment for those in outpatient care, and an ideal city in which to continue the journey to recovery.
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