A vital and necessary part of a successful recovery is proper care after inpatient treatment.
At Alo House, we encourage all of our clients to participate in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) after they complete a residential treatment program.
Outpatient treatment is our lowest level of care, and time in an outpatient treatment varies on a case-to-case basis.
What to Expect in an Outpatient Program
The transition from an inpatient addiction treatment back into everyday life is a sensitive time for those on the road to recovery.
Once outside the parameters of a strict and regimented program, it is up to the individual to maintain their sobriety and continue their treatment.
Contrary to popular belief, the battle against substance use disorders does not end when a client is discharged from an inpatient program. In fact, some of the hardest work comes afterward.
While detox and the first weeks of treatment are not easy, the deep emotional and mental work done during outpatient treatment often results in the greatest transformation.
Substance use disorders are commonly associated with emotional roadblocks like trauma or other mental health disorders. For the most successful recovery, these issues must be acknowledged and treated.
Oftentimes, this process takes place after a client leaves inpatient care.
Once discharged from our inpatient treatment program, clients are encouraged to join a sober living community at one of our locations in the Los Angeles area.
These homes are safe, alcohol and drug-free environments that offer the benefits of community and on-site counseling.
As our clients reintroduce activities like work and school back into their lives, sober living provides access to the resources they need to thrive.
With regular group therapy and continued one-on-one sessions, the work that began while in an inpatient residential treatment program can continue, providing clients with more advanced concepts and coping mechanisms.
Silver Lake Outpatient Treatment
Alo House Recovery Center is proud to offer outpatient treatment in Silver Lake, one of the most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Located at 4423 Santa Monica Blvd. between Hoover and Commonwealth, our IOP Facility is conveniently located to all the amenities the thriving Silver Lake community has to offer.
Why We <3 Silver Lake
Along with countless outdoor activities, health food restaurants, and community gatherings, Silver Lake is home to many self-help groups, support meetings, and recovery events at Refuge Recovery, a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community.
Silver Lake Reservoir
The man-made reservoir is the go-to spot for many local residents. With a 2.2 mile trail around the perimeter, two dog parks, basketball courts, a children’s playground, and a grassy park known as the Silver Lake Meadow, this is the ideal place to get in a good run or relax in the sun.
Silver Lake is known for its charming streets and dozens of outdoor stairways. With neighborhoods made up of charming bungalows and mid-century stunners, a walk through Silver Lake’s streets is sure to entertain.
Get in some cardio exercise by climbing the miles of public stairways that weave up and down the Silver Lake hills, including the infamous Micheltorena Stairs painted in rainbow colors located at 3324 Sunset Ave.
With strings of boutiques through Sunset Blvd. and Silver Lake Blvd., there are more than enough shops to satiate any shopper’s appetite.
Grab a cup of jo at a local coffee shop (La Mill and Intelligentsia are two local favorites) visit some of the top stores in Los Angeles.
Silver Lake Community
Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle comes alive every Tuesday night and Saturday morning with the community farmer’s market. Stock up on organic produce, grab lunch at a food cart, pick up some fresh flowers, and shop vintage clothing.
Silver Lake Picture Show
Pack your favorite snack and picnic blanket and watch a free movie every other Thursday night.
The Silver Lake Picture Show takes place in Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle between late June and mid September and shows favorite feature films as well a short films by local filmmakers on a large outdoor screen.
One of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles is located just on the outskirts of Silver Lake. Sqirl is known for their unique dishes and options for all dietary needs. Above all, Sqirl is famous for their delicious homemade jam and no visit is complete without an order of their brioche toast topped with ricotta and seasonal jam.
The healthiest (and most delicious) grab-and-go spot in Silver Lake is Naturewell. With a menu of fresh juices and acai bowls, a meal here is sure to be the most colorful of the day. While you’re waiting for your order, shop nutritious snacks like dried fruit, granola, protein bars, and more.
This restaurant on Sunset Blvd. offers a menu of entrees and sides that are meant to be mixed and matched. Opt for a bowl or sandwich or build your own meal of a protein paired with a couple sides.
This customizable approach to dining out makes this restaurant a place that appeals to the masses and caters to most dietary needs.
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