Authentic Recovery Center | Licensed Provider for Detoxification, Residential, Outpatient and Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment in Los Angeles, California.
“I had been to 2 other treatment centers prior to finding the Authentic Recovery Center. Take it from me, I did more work there in 30 days there than I did in both other facilities combined, and I didn’t relapse afterwards…”
Jason – Santa Monica, California
The Authentic Recovery Center (ARC) offers a 30 day rehab in Los Angeles, California. The program represents a short-term option for people seeking comprehensive mental health services that encompass co-occurring disorders and addiction. If you would like to learn more about our effective approach to drug and alcohol treatment call 1 877 415 4673 now.
This section of the website will provide a broad overview of ARC’s 30 day program. Discussion will touch on key aspects of ARC’s guiding philosophy, in addition to some of the clinical protocols typically employed during a 30 day stay.
An Overview of the ARC 30 Day Rehab
One of the distinguishing features of ARC’s 30 day drug treatment program is its focus on comprehensively diagnosing and treating the foundational factors that contribute to addiction. Because the length of time is relatively short, ARC’s cross-disciplined staff and therapists utilize the 30 days of in-house treatment to suss out the primary, addictive pathology that motivates and gives shape to one’s condition. Invariably this includes detecting, diagnosing, and treating what are referred to as co-occurring disorders (what is also known as dual diagnosis – more below), which are secondary mental health disorders that have, over a period of time, complicated the primary addictive illness.
Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
The presence of co-occurring disorders in addicted populations is significant, and ARC’s staff is trained to provide the care necessary to address these interlacing conditions. Our methodology is a combination of the most effective, evidence-based techniques available, in addition to alternative modalities of treatment, to help people who have previously been unsuccessful in other traditional treatment settings. This means that over the course of the client’s 30 days of residential care we assess, diagnose, and administer individualized treatment protocols that reveal the root causes of the individual’s addiction in order to create the most successful, personalized treatment program possible.
If you would like to learn more about the 30 day dual diagnosis treatment program provided at ARC, call 1 877 415 4673 to speak with a counselor today.
Phases of Treatment
The phases of ARC’s 30, 60, and 90 day programs consist of several components that remain fixed regardless the duration of time the addict remains in treatment. And, although each phase is in its own way autonomous from the phase preceding, they nonetheless run concurrently and guide the overall trajectory of treatment; with each phase specially tailored to meet the specific needs of the client wherever they are in their own particular recovery continuum. These phases include:
- Detoxification Services
- Primary Care Treatment
- Aftercare and Continuing Care
Every client who enters ARC is treated as an individual who brings to the table a specific set of issues and disorders that are unique to their physiology, mental health history, and family background. As such, personalized, clinical decisions regarding treatment plans are always employed in favor of therapeutic generalities. Care is taken during the primary assessment and intake, which continues throughout treatment, to calibrate services to meet the changing needs of each individual. This is fundamentally what separates ARC from other treatment centers: The insistence on gauging services according to the needs of the individual; and meeting the client where they’re at.
The breakdown of services is as follows:
Phase One – Medically Managed Detox
Detoxification is the foundation of recovery. This first step must include diagnostic criteria to address the entirety of the individual’s pathology, and the ways in which their addiction manifests in all areas of functioning. Once detox protocols are established, ARC’s staff focuses on addressing the root psychological issues that have taken shape along the entire spectrum of mismanagement and dysfunction. This process is both comprehensive and exhaustive. Professionals who work in the field of addiction have long noted that treating the physical symptoms of detoxification is relatively easy when compared to navigating the emotional and psychological issues that will arise over the course of the individual’s post-detox phase of treatment. Ironically, it is often the obstacles and crises that occur during the first several weeks of treatment that will become points of reference which the addict will turn to for guidance and aid later on in their recovery.
Generally speaking detox includes:
- Medically-managed detox services, in addition to monitoring medication and ensuring that all clients are eating correctly and staying healthy (onsite).
- Psychological assessment.
- Physical examination.
- TB testing.
- Lab work.
- Psychiatric evaluation.
- Toxicology screening.
- Bio/psych/social assessment.
- Personalized treatment planning.
- Multiaxial diagnostic assessment.
Phase Two – Primary Care Services
During the second phase of treatment, ARC utilizes what are referred to as evidence-based tools to ensure that the individual’s clinical needs are met. This is a critical juncture in an addict’s early recovery, which is defined by continual transitions. It is usually a period of intense growth that often generates feelings of exhilaration and fear. The fear component is natural – in fact essential – because it indicates that the addict, willingly or unconsciously, is engaged in the process of challenging old belief systems and erecting a new self-image. Through both intensive individual therapy and rigorous group processing, destructive patterns of behavior are analyzed, and faulty modes of reacting are deconstructed.
One of ARC’s distinguishing features is the way it seamlessly incorporates and utilizes the social aspect of the community as a therapeutic tool where people can practice new communication skills and new coping strategies. By providing a supportive environment where they continually refine how to interact with their peers, residents are encouraged to practice socializing and having their needs met once they have left the security of the residential program. This is absolutely critical to long-term recovery: without a sense of community, most addicts feel isolated and alone, and are that much more prone to relapsing.Some of the clinical tools ARC employs include:
- Grief therapy
- Abuse therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Somatic therapy
- Reflective therapy
- Analytical therapy
- Insight-based therapy
- Reason-based therapy
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
General Treatment Services
- Impulse control and awareness education.
- Shame reduction exercises.
- Dual diagnosis disorder education.
- Trigger identification and corresponding coping mechanisms.
- Writing exercises.
- Disease model education.
- Addiction neurochemistry workshops.
- Drug abuse awareness education.
- Minnesota Model workshop.
- Gym membership (while at ARC only).
- Relapse prevention techniques.
- Family systems process.
- 12 step education.
- Recovery fundamentals counseling.
- Meditation techniques.
- Group therapy.
- Family therapy.
- Drug and alcohol counseling.
Phase Three – Aftercare Services
In their own way, aftercare services are as important as primary care services. This transitional phase inevitably challenges the addict, which is not necessarily a negative phenomenon. It is, rather, a moment of experiential insight that will enable the addict to identify issues that remained elusive while in residential treatment. When a client is preparing to leave treatment the nature of the support they receive can alter the entire trajectory of their recovery. It is imperative that the support provided be as clinical and therapeutic as it is communal and social. Individuals coming out of primary care are typically both fragile and frightened, without knowledge of how their new lives will take shape. Assisting them to continue their growth, minus the structure of inpatient care, is absolutely pivotal to long-term sobriety.
Generally speaking, aftercare services include:
- Aftercare planning.
- Alumni meetings.
- Sober Living.
- Continued therapy, which includes individual, family, or couples’ counseling.
- Ancillary services referrals (dentistry, physical therapy, etc.).
ARC’s aftercare programs are comprehensive and created to address both the current clinical concerns and ongoing needs of the individual as they move forward into their new lives.
30 Day Treatment and Dual Diagnosis
For clarification, dual diagnosis refers to a state in which an addict suffers from both their primary, addictive condition, in addition to another mental health disorder such as Depression or Anxiety. Long-term studies indicate that psychotherapy in conjunction with a medical detox are effective tools for managing addiction through all of the phases of treatment. At ARC, our clinical program and our treatment team is cross-disciplined to address the many facets of the addictive condition as it emerges in tandem with their secondary diagnosis. As stated previously, ARC’s primary, operative principle is to meet the client where they are at, and from there create a personalized treatment plan that will honor them as an individual and strive to do away with assumptions based upon conventional or standardized modes of clinical care. During and after the initial detox phase of treatment, a comprehensive plan is developed that successfully addresses the issues accompanying a dual diagnosis, which must work as one intervention, with each condition being thought of as part of a whole.
Social Model Rehab
Unique to ARC’s treatment strategies is utilizing the social aspects of the residential setting. Alcoholism is in part a disease of isolation. The addict isolates themselves, and also ends up isolating loved ones, friends, and family. The social component of addiction treatment is vitally important, without which treatment cannot occur. The group must be used to organically create an environment in which a chemically dependant person learns to express feelings, process emotions, successfully resolve conflicts, and essentially learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships that will be crucial to their long-term recovery. If successful, the social element of ARC’s addiction treatment will act as a map of sorts that the addict will unconsciously carry over into other aspects of their life.
As with all diseases that are chronic and debilitating, addiction impacts virtually every aspect of life. Family support is provided with group therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. This network of support encourages and supports loved ones to become a part of the addict’s recovery process, and in turn fosters their own growth. ARC’s staff, counselors, and therapists, represent the best and most advanced cross-disciplined team available. This is crucial for creating comprehensive, therapeutic strategies that will enable the addict to successfully navigate and resolve issues that previously left them baffled.
Clearly, no one therapeutic style is necessarily better than another, but instead must be regarded as parts of a whole; and effective treatment always requires a certain amount of latitude and flexibility with regards to clinical protocols. Some of the more common therapeutic styles employed by ARC’s therapists include:
- CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, targets destructive thoughts and destructive behaviors and aims to have the client unlearn them. In place of these destructive traits the client is instructed and encouraged to construct new belief systems that counter the destructive cycles that characterize addictive behaviors and thinking.
- IGT, or Integrated Group Therapy, is a recent addition to the pre-existing therapies designed to tackle dual diagnosed individuals. Using the group setting, this style of therapy targets people suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction.
- ET, or Exposure Therapy, is a behavioral model that had proven useful in assisting addicts also suffering from phobias or Anxiety disorders. Frequently with people suffering from Anxiety disorders, they find themselves triggered by specific stimuli, which in turn triggers a craving for a drug. Like cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy seeks to unlearn these responses, and to establish in their place more rational, less destructive responses. This style of treatment has promise assisting individuals who experience anxiety and are also addicted to cocaine.
- DBT, or Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, specifically seeks to lessen behaviors that cause self-harm, such as cutting or mutilation. It is also used to treat individuals with a history of suicidal ideation or suicide attempts, and has proven helpful treating individuals who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
Holistic and Advanced Methods
As stated, no one, single therapy provides a cure, and the most successful interventions combine different therapeutic styles in conjunction with various medications. This is where the need to utilize an integrated approach becomes necessary. At ARC, addiction treatment is distinguished by the comprehensive programs created by our multi-dimensional staff, which includes aftercare programs specifically tailored to the needs of each individual.
ARC’s multidimensional approach includes:
- The most advanced and effective dual diagnosis treatment available.
- Comprehensive assessments that take into consideration both medical, psychological, and emotional factors.
- Detoxification services that are closely monitored by our trained staff and overseen by independently chosen doctors.
- A dignified approach that honors the total needs of the client.
- Counseling that includes >family counseling, group counseling, as well as one-on-one counseling.
- Ongoing therapy with clinicians who specialize in addiction pathology.
- Long-term treatment planning that includes aftercare, extended care, and alumni services.
- Integrated treatment specially designed to treat dual diagnosed individuals. This includes psychiatric care, oversight of medications, and continued aftercare.
Call to Learn More about the Authentic Recovery Center Today
This is by no means a comprehensive picture of the services the Authentic Recovery Center provides. Please visit the other sections of our website to better understand the full spectrum of addiction treatment options available to you or your loved one. Education is the most important tool available to you, and keeping current on latest treatment practices is the best way to ensure you or someone you love receives the care they need. If you would like to learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment services please call 1 877 415 4673 to speak with a counselor today.