Promises Treatment Center for Professionals
is a private rehab located
in Santa Monica, California.
Promises Treatment Center for Professionals specializes in the treatment of
mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.
Promises Treatment Center for Professionals Focus:
Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.
Their medically monitored detox program includes close supervision by an independent team of detox specialists. With more than 20 years of experience managing clients’ withdrawal symptoms using the latest evidence-based approaches, their consulting physicians provide a safe and comfortable detox. This includes the use of safe and effective medications as required, acupuncture, neurofeedback and massage therapy. Their goal with detox is long-term success, not how quickly detox is over. They tailor detox to each client’s specific needs to start their recovery off right.
Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment
Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.
What does Promises Treatment Center for Professionals offer?
24 Hour Clinical Care
At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
We offer an intensive outpatient rehab program in Santa Monica, California, specifically designed for busy adults ages 26+ who need addiction or mental health help. Clients in our outpatient rehab centers meet three mornings per week, allowing them to receive exceptional treatment without sacrificing work, school or other commitments in their everyday lives.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.
Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
In line with their commitment to personalized treatment, each Promises experience will be different for each client. Although the daily schedule will vary from client to client, every person who comes to Promises will experience Promises excellence: comprehensive and individualized treatment plans, a healing environment with the highest privacy standards, and every resource needed to begin life in recovery.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
Although 12-step programs are our mainstay, we have the capability to treat patients and have them participate in alternative programs (Refuge Recovery, SMART Recovery, and others as well as AA meetings that include meditation).
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy that is designed to help family members improve communication and resolve their conflicts. Typically this therapy is performed by a licensed therapist, clinical social worker or a psychologist. Since addiction is a family disease, it is important for other members of the family to receive treatment so that they can deal with specific issues relating to the family member’s substance abuse, mental illness or other problems. At Promises, they have found that about 90 percent of family members want to be involved in the treatment of their loved one.
Their family therapy program is designed to help family members gain awareness and understanding, so that they can learn how to best support their loved one and themselves. Family therapy may include all or only some family members. The specific treatment plan depends on family needs. They employ two full-time family therapists who meet individually with their client to work on individual family issues and also provide education and support for the client’s significant others.
Relapse is common among those trying to overcome alcohol and drug addictions. It is often triggered by stress and exposure to people, places or events associated with past substance abuse. Chronic drinking and drug use damages regions of the brain that are involved in self-control, affecting the ability to regulate cravings and resist relapse.
During relapse prevention planning, clients learn to identify specific high-risk situations and skills for coping with them, how to increase their self-care, eliminate myths regarding the effects of alcohol and drugs, manage lapses, and restructure their perceptions of the relapse process. Other goals of relapse prevention therapy are learning how to adopt a balanced lifestyle, positive behaviors and stimulus control techniques, and developing a plan for what to do to avoid relapse.
The Promises Alumni Association makes available to clients and their families a variety of resources, including meetings, workshops, special events and follow-up. Our staff has access to a network of support groups and alumni to help you find the support you need after you graduate, no matter where you live.
Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches people to recognize moods, thoughts and situations that cause drug cravings and other addictive behavior. A therapist trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques helps a person avoid these triggers and replace negative thoughts and feelings with healthier ones.
Since the skills learned using cognitive-behavioral therapy can last a lifetime, CBT is a powerful, evidence-based treatment for drug abuse. A 2011 study found that CBT, either alone or as an adjunct to medication, is an effective technique in the prevention of relapse. Another study found that CBT is helpful in treating bulimia. Other research shows that group and individual CBT are associated with significant and clinically meaningful reductions in adolescent substance use.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), originally developed by Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, teaches people the skills to cope with stress, control emotions and improve relationships with others. DBT has proven effective in adults and adolescents with a range of psychiatric conditions and behavioral problems.
Initially developed for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has been adapted to several other populations with promising results. One study showed participants improve in seven of nine variables analyzed, including anxiety, depression, global psychopathology, interpersonal functioning, self-mutilation and social adjustment. Research on psychological therapies for people with BPD showed that dialectical behavioral therapy has been studied most intensively and demonstrates “statistically significant superiority” over client-centered therapy.
In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
If you have experienced trauma or loss, Promises rehab centers offer powerful tools in the treatment of traumatic stress, such as EMDR and somatic therapy.
Alcohol and drug addiction leads to isolation. Reconnecting addicted individuals to a group or community can help address several important recovery-related issues. In fact, clinical studies show that group therapy sessions can be equally as effective as individual therapy in promoting long-term addiction recovery. Group therapy modalities include support groups, psychoeducational groups, skills development groups, and cognitive behavioral groups, among others.
Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.
Equine therapy gives clients direct, regular contact with horses, which provides physical, emotional, and mental rewards. Equine therapy can decrease hostility and feelings of anger, lower stress levels, increase trust, improve self-esteem, and provide a greater sense of patience. When a horse is paired with a troubled person, a bond gradually develops between them. Horses are extremely sensitive to the feelings and emotions of humans—they will take whatever emotions or feelings that they are receiving from a human and reflect them back to the person. Once a connection has been established between animal and human, positive change is quickly promoted within the individual.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Promises Treatment Centers allow clients to have access to newspapers and magazines, listen to the radio, call loved ones, and watch TV at appropriate times, with supervision. By utilizing a real-world perspective, Promises prepares clients for day-to-day life, such as driving past a liquor store or reading an advertisement for an alcoholic beverage. The key is that Promises teaches clients how to process feelings that may arise while exposed to these situations.
A balanced diet is essential to lasting recovery. Most clients are malnourished at the time of their admittance to Promises, so it is important to restore them to physical health through nutrition. Nutritional counseling helps clients learn how to make healthy food choices, which is important in achieving a healthy lifestyle. Foods that are high in nutrients can help rebuild damaged tissues and organs and improve functioning of the nervous and gastrointestinal systems. Research has also shown that a diet that is rich in protein and the right kind of carbohydrates can reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs. Food also affects our moods, so getting enough folic acid and B vitamins is essential to improving mood. Sugar and caffeine can contribute to mood swings, so it is important for those in recovery to avoid both as much as possible. Clients will learn beneficial information like this through nutritional counseling at Promises.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative expression through art therapy is not only relaxing but helps clients connect with their inner selves through the inspiration of images and their physical manifestation in artistic expression. Art therapy helps restore physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Some clients in rehab who have difficulty communicating verbally may be able to use art therapy to express themselves. This type of therapy can help in resolving issues, identifying and managing feelings and behaviors, and improving awareness and self-esteem. Research has found that art therapy can be a beneficial treatment for psychiatric disorders.
Promises Treatment Center for Professionals Highlights:
Professionals Treatment at Promises is a specialized drug and alcohol treatment program for professionals, including physicians, attorneys, airline pilots and other licensed professionals, as well as other adults looking for the highest quality of care available
Promises' works with the world-renowned California Pain Medicine Center at UCLA to treat clients struggling with substance abuse and chronic pain. Clients also have access to the Cerebrum Centers for neurofeedback, which is walking distance from the Promises Rehab center for professionals.
Promises does not keep their clients isolated from the outside world during their residential stay. Among other outings and activities, clients are taken to community-based 12-Step meetings daily as well as a neighborhood gym five days a week. In doing so, clients can experience the real world with the safety and supervision of staff. Clients are able to build new, clean and sober experiences, and associations in the world outside of treatment, making the post-treatment transition easier.
The professional chefs at Promises serve home-style or individually prepared meals to accommodate food preferences such as vegetarian, kosher, vegan or other specialized dietary needs. At every meal, clients can choose from a wide variety of healthy, fresh foods that are prepared with the unique nutritional needs of individuals in recovery in mind.
Private rooms available
For clients who cannot or should not return to their former residence after treatment, Promises offers recommendations to sober living homes in the local area based on each client’s specific needs. These are comfortable and safe environments designed to cultivate a sober, balanced lifestyle through structured guidelines and accountability. Residents may return to school or work or volunteer while participating in 12-Step meetings, intensive outpatient programs, life coaching, random drug testing, and other types of treatment.
At Promises, everyone is treated with respect and compassion. This is a safe place for you and your loved ones to be authentic and vulnerable and to work through the issues that have held you back. Within an accepting space, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning or intersex clients can feel safe and supported by other clients and our treatment team, which includes LGBT staff who have an intimate understanding of the challenges that LGBT clients face in recovery.
Men and Women Allowed
Facility for Adults
Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment
Hearing impaired friendly facility
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