Here at our Harmony Place, we offer residential substance abuse treatment at our inpatient rehab center in Los Angeles to those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Residential treatment can assist those who suffer from the following challenges:
At our Los Angeles drug rehab, our beautiful Southern California treatment facilities offer a comprehensive and client-centered approach to residential rehab. Our clients can rest assured that their treatment team is committed to walking them through this new chapter of their lives and providing them with the most compassionate, competent inpatient rehab in Los Angeles!
Residential substance abuse treatment is an intensive treatment option for those needing support for drug and alcohol addictions and/or a mental health disorder (dual diagnosis treatment). While participating in an inpatient program, clients receive 24-hour support as it requires them to live at a treatment facility for around-the-clock medical supervision.
Residential rehab provides structure and routine while also giving clients access to more tools, resources, and therapies than provided in individual, group, or family therapy alone. While it’s common for clients to stay at an inpatient rehab center for about a month, some stay up to six months.
There is growing recognition that safe and stable living environments are essential in recovery for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) that need structured care. The purpose is to help people with SUDs, and a high level of psychosocial needs become stable in their recovery with solution-focused therapy and various treatment options. By focusing on both the substance use disorder and mental health, the Harmony Place team can create an individualized treatment plan for each client, allowing them to become more stable in their recovery journey. This is important before returning to an unsupervised or outpatient setting, which could harm their recovery. It needs to be mentioned again that the length of stay at an inpatient rehab center in Los Angeles may vary due to each individual’s needs and treatment goals.
Harmony Place’s addiction treatment centers focus not only on the individual but the family system as well, not just including substance abuse issues but on emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental health as well. Drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic and public health disease. It often has relapse rates similar to asthma, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, all chronic diseases requiring monitoring and adjusting. We at Harmony Place are here to help you on your recovery journey, to learn, monitor, and adjust to living a healthy, sober life!
While in residential or inpatient treatment, clients may participate in the following as a part of their individualized treatment program:
Medically assisted treatment
12 Step Facilitation
Most inpatient drug rehab centers start with detox, often known as medical detox. Detoxification is the process of clearing the body of substances. It is meant to manage the severe and possibly dangerous physical effects of withdrawing from drug use. Withdrawal symptoms can often become intense, which is why detoxification is always done under the supervision of the trained physicians and nurses at Harmony Place.
At times, Medication Assisted Treatment may be needed to assist in detoxing from drugs and alcohol. In that case, our physicians choose to do so thoughtfully and as required, with the intention to taper the patient off the medication when it is safe to do so.
Prescribing medication is explicitly done to treat more severe withdrawal symptoms, not replace the client’s original substance addiction. However, drug detox or alcohol detox does not concentrate on the psychological and behavioral problems associated with addiction. As a result, detox and withdrawal are the first steps in addiction treatment, no matter what treatment program a person enters. Once a client successfully completes detox, he or she can step down to a lower level of care, such as inpatient drug treatment. That said, there is no rush to complete detox. At our addiction treatment in Los Angeles, we emphasize the importance of being patient and taking things one day at a time.
Long-term residential treatment is generally considered a treatment that lasts six months or longer. However, the most common long-term residential treatment will last at least 30 days. Other programs last 90 days and longer. Some programs have residents stay for a year or more. Because treatment programs for drug and alcohol addiction last for at least 28 days or often longer, this allows Harmony Place to apply clinical services like dual diagnosis care for the chronic diseases of alcohol or drug addiction and mental health issues. As the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration remarks, “Research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length,” which averages around 90 days.
In a long-term residential treatment program, individuals receive medical supervision 24 hours a day, generally in a non-hospital facility. Benefits of long-term residential treatment include:
Residential centers typically provide a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches as part of the treatment process. Family therapy sessions often strengthen a combination of therapy (group and individual), which helps promote the healing process and mental health of the client and the family after treatment.
The approach of the treatment center may differ based on the issues being treated and the people providing the services. However, these are the standard therapies used in treatment:
Individual therapy is a confidential process between a client and a therapist. It is also sometimes called therapy, counseling, psychosocial therapy, or talk therapy. Most people have found that it’s best to participate in both group and individual therapy. Taking part in both can improve the chances of making lasting changes.
Many people avoid talking about past hurts and worry that discussions that take place in treatment won’t stay confidential. It’s important to understand that therapists are trained professionals who support those in recovery and maintain confidentiality. They have experience helping people work through painful and embarrassing issues.
Group therapy can be an ideal choice for those suffering from addiction. A group therapy session usually involves one or more psychologists who lead a group of about 5 to 15 clients. Group therapy can be done whether you are in an inpatient drug rehab center, outpatient rehab, intensive outpatient program, or another type of treatment program. Talking about yourself in front of strangers sounds intimidating initially, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy might not. Such as:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy examines the differences between what we want to do and what we actually do. For example, addiction is what a person does. But what the individual wanted to do was solve a life issue. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that uses a practical path to solving problems. The ultimate goal of this type of therapy is to change the patterns of thinking or behavior that led to drug or alcohol addiction.
CBT is another type of talk therapy that looks at the client’s behavior and thought patterns (cognition). Through this evidence-based therapy, the client can begin to understand how their negative thoughts and attitudes directly affect their behavior. By adding cognition to behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy was born.
It works by changing one’s attitudes and behaviors. This is done by highlighting the individual’s thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. In addition, it looks at the relationships a person has that cause the individual to behave in specific ways to deal with emotional problems, allowing the therapists to employ the dual diagnosis care Harmony Place is known for. Thus, it’s a combination of talk and behavioral therapy, bringing together the relationships between our mental health and our actions which led to addictions that eventually guided us to a drug rehab center.
Psychotherapy stresses the importance of the personal meaning we feel for things and how thinking patterns start during childhood. Also, CBT identifies the relationship between our problems, behavior, and thoughts. Once you see the connections, you can learn ways to cope and manage your thoughts and emotions during your addiction treatment and beyond.
DBT was first developed to treat borderline personality disorder. Since then, research has shown it to be successful in treating depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, SUDs, anxiety symptoms, and PTSD.
Dialectical behavior therapy typically includes individual therapy sessions and DBT skills groups. The individual sessions are one-on-one with a trained therapist. The therapist will help clients stay motivated, apply the DBT skills to daily life, and discuss problems that may arise during their treatment.
Those participating in skills groups learn and practice skills with the other group members. They are all invited to share their experiences and offer mutual support. Clients learn new skills to manage their emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. The skills learned are in four main areas.
The whole family is affected when a family struggles with a substance use disorder. The normal balance of the family shifts as each member adjusts and changes to fit the situation. Typically, family members will respond by becoming overly responsible and controlling, leading to rifts between the client, their family, and possibly between individual members of the family.
Family therapy is psychological counseling that helps members improve communication and solve conflicts. The goal is to clarify the family relationships and encourage closeness and repair if the members choose to. According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), family therapy can help families become more aware of their needs. And it helps keep substance abuse or alcohol and drug addiction from moving from one generation to the next.
Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. This is especially useful in treating opioid use disorders (OUD), cocaine addiction, and heroin addiction by using a prescription drug, which can help some individuals recover.
There are three drugs approved for the treatment of opioid dependence:
These three drugs have proved effective when combined with counseling and psychological support. Due to the chronic nature of OUD, the need for continuing MAT should be re-evaluated and adjusted periodically if necessary.
Twelve-step programs like AA and NA (Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) are also peer support groups. They can be an essential part of recovery. However, they are not the same as group therapy.
Still, many public and private SUD treatment programs subscribe to the 12-step based approach, which is organized around the 12-step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. An essential goal of 12-step programs is building compatibility between the client and the AA or NA meetings. The purpose is to teach the new member that participating in the group meetings after treatment is vital for continued recovery and sober life.
I am forever grateful to have had this experience. I would recommend anyone who wanted help to come here. This place literally saved my life. I have overcome so many obstacles that always stood in the way of my recovery. It’s not just because I was ready… the approaches the therapists use come from an empathetic, compassionate, and understanding place. They were able to hold the mirror up and help guide me through making solid changes.
After overdosing, my parents forced me to check into rehab.After interviewing many other facilities, I decided to go to Harmony Place from my home in Phoenix. I was struggling with…a drug addiction and had been trying for years to recover. In the past, left 2 treatment centers AMA and 1 AWOL. I had very negative experiences in the other treatment facilities, especially with my therapists, so I didn’t go in with an open mind or good attitude- even though they worked with my parents regarding finances. However, the staff was patient with me. The techs were kind, knowledgeable, and many were in recovery themselves.
When I called Harmony Place…I knew immediately that this was the right place for my child… Harmony Place is specifically designed for…and tailored to providing a safe environment. The staff [are knowledgeable and some are in recovery]. The staff knew each client and were on top of each client’s progress. Harmony Place has a small clientele and each client are able to receive all the help they were entitled to. I would recommend Harmony Place to anyone who is looking for a small setting… My daughter is currently going into sober living and her counselors did a wonderful job in finding a right fit for her – affordable, safe and a good environment for her.
I left Harmony Place in August of 2015 and I have been searching for the perfect words to describe my experience during my stay; and still I can’t really find them. How do you really describe a place with a staff and a program that saved you? Addiction is a terrible thing to go through and a heart breaking thing for your loved ones to watch. Many people, including myself go into different treatment centers throughout their addiction searching for ways to find recovery. Nothing worked for me, not the 5 rehab stays I had, then, I came here.
National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2020 found that 3 out of 4 people who experience addiction recover. With Harmony Place’s unique combination of therapies and individualized treatment plans, recovery rates and success look different for everyone. Our treatment facilities throughout Los Angeles are designed to support you at whatever stage of addiction or recovery you find yourself. The NIDA notes: “individual treatment outcomes depend on the extent and nature of the patient’s problems, the appropriateness of treatment and related services used to address those problems, and the quality of interaction between the patient and his or her treatment providers.”
Since there is no universal metric for measuring recovery success, an inpatient rehab center may count factors such as program completion, sobriety rates, internal studies, and client interviews. Entering drug rehab or a rehab center for treatment, whether inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, or partial hospitalization, recovery and success depends on the individual and their support and team. While the National Institute of Health estimates that about 50% of rehab patients remain clean after undergoing treatment at an inpatient rehab center in Los Angeles for drug or alcohol addiction treatment, Harmony Place endeavors to exceed the national average. If you are seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment programs at an accredited inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment center, turn to Harmony Place to build a personal relapse prevention plan for your long-term sobriety.
It can be a daunting task to find a treatment center in Los Angeles County for alcohol rehab, a drug abuse problem, or a dual diagnosis. Going through addiction treatment is hard work. But it is work that can literally save your life. So, where can you go for genuinely personalized treatment designed specifically for you? Harmony Place, located in Los Angeles near the Santa Monica Mountains, offers therapy on a highly personal and caring level.
Our trained and professional physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors, case managers, career counselors, and chefs (yes, even chefs!) all come together to provide the best holistic and evidence-based therapies. Because of our fantastic staff at each treatment center, your treatment team practices evidence-based holistic addiction medicine to further your recovery journey.
Whether you need detox, residential treatment, inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization, an intensive outpatient program, outpatient treatment, etc., our treatment team will develop an individual plan just for you. You will never be just another face in the crowd at one of our drug rehab centers. You will never be alone on your recovery journey. Take a chance on yourself. Take a chance on us at our inpatient treatment center in Los Angeles, and contact us now.