StepHouse's Treatment Programs

Long-lasting recovery starts with long-term comprehensive care. Grounded in ASAM’s (American Society of Addiction Medicine) “five levels of care” philosophy, we therefore offer a full continuum of care at our institution. This means that our addiction treatment programs are wide-ranging, progressive, and specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs. Each level of care that we offer build on one another for a more thorough and systematic approach to recovery. If you are looking for long-lasting sobriety we have the means and resources to help you take the first steps on the path to recovery.

Here you can learn more about our transitional treatment phases for addiction. The foundation of our treatment framework is an evidence-based clinical care and support service, which leads patients through primary, intermediate and advanced phases, resulting in independently-initiated sobriety and successful management of their conditions. We additionally offer a specialized services for dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders, extended care services, sober coaching, and relapse prevention. As patients gain momentum throughout the program, they are granted increasing independence and must fulfill requirements for jobs, volunteer hours or higher education enrollment as they prepare to integrate back into society.

We offer a 24-hour residential (or sub-acute) detoxification and treatment service for men and women, 18 years and older, who suffer from substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our detox program is appropriate for individuals requiring monitoring of post-acute withdrawal symptoms and who are deemed appropriate for a residential level of care. This program is the critical first step of your recovery and is designed to ensure your safety and comfort during the most difficult stage of your treatment which also includes a comprehensive evaluation and individualized treatment plan.

The path to recovery needs to be walked with both our psychological and physical feat, but it’s the body that needs to kick-start the process through detox.
Using drugs can cause mental and physical dependence over time and an attempt to break the cycle of drug abuse could result in withdrawal symptoms in severely addicted individuals. Under the care of our medically licensed professionals our detox program is specifically designed to rid the body of most harmful toxins. And while a sub-acute detoxification does not rid the body completely of all addictive substances, it eases the transition from chemical dependency to a “clean” state by cushioning the acute, painful (and sometimes, fatal) withdrawal symptoms,including increased blood pressure, severe muscle cramping, irregular heartbeats, seizures, and hallucinations. During this stage of treatment, our qualified personnel will help you rebuild a foundation on which you can comfortably continue your addiction treatment and begin to build new and healthy habits.
All detoxification will be done at our licensed residential home where clients will be closely monitored for 5-7 days, including every thirty minutes for the first 12 hours. We understand that each detoxification process is unique and depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Physical & Mental Health
  • Type of Drug(s) or Alcohol
  • Length & Frequency of Addiction
  • Substance Dosage Upon Arrival

And we will therefore take into account your unique needs, focus, and individual challenges, and develop a complete and comprehensive detox plan accordingly. We recognizing that some clients may not be able to benefit in the beginning from all therapeutic treatment or program activities we offer while in detox. Clients are therefore not required to participate in structured groups or other activities such as life-skill training during this phase. We do, however, keep our detox clients on a “blackout” 24/7 (no phone or computer access) to keep them isolated from triggers and temptations.

Nevertheless, if you are ready to begin substance abuse treatment programming and are cleared by our clinical team, we encourage you to begin attending groups and therapy sessions as well.

Our addiction specialists have the knowledge and training to detoxify and treat a full range of substance dependencies, including (but not limited to) alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, opiates, amphetamines, barbiturates, and methadone.

While under our watch, the initial dive into recovery is a safe and comfortable detox that will aid your transition into a healthy, chemically-clean lifestyle while sidestepping the possibility for relapse.

Clients that have completed detox successfully will transition into our residential treatment program and eventually to our outpatient level of care, which has the advantage of being less disruptive to the patient’s life as well as less expensive.

Residential Treatment Care program is appropriate for individuals who meet our qualification criteria. Services in our RTC program may include, but are not limited to, assessments, referrals, detoxification, individual treatment planning sessions, individual counseling/therapy sessions, crisis intervention, relapse prevention (such as our life-skill and employment training, part-time get well job program, anger management, etc.).

Drug rehabilitation, which is more commonly known as drug rehab, (or simply rehab) stands for the activities of medical and/or psycho-therapeutic treatment for dependency on psychoactive substances and/or certain pleasurable activities, and includes or follows the detox phase. Substances especially harmful, such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs (e.g., cocaine, heroin or amphetamines) can lead to life threatening dependency.
We know when it comes to treatment for substance abuse or behavioral addiction, there is no one-size-fits-all method of treatment. Every plan needs to be tailored for each individual patient. This uniqueness ensures that all patients receive the best possible care – which includes both physical treatment (such as detox, management of health issues related to substance abuse, and structured living) and mental health rehabilitation (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management counseling, trauma counseling and domestic violence counseling).
Our state-of-the-art RTC (rehab) program is designed to comprehensively address the mental, emotional and physical aspects of addiction for a successful recovery, by supporting clients through the treatment experience and beyond. We equip clients with the strategies, skills, and resources needed to create and maintain a sober lifestyle.
Our RTC (rehab) centers, or our inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers, are located in the coastal region of California, Orange County. Our institution is comprised of a number of detox centers and structured residential program facilities or sober living homes located in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley. The area is a mecca for recovery, providing world-class opportunities for healthy activities, sobriety fellowships, and inspiring atmospheres to help clients focus on healing. We believe that structured inpatient residential facilities or sober living homes are an integral part of the recovery journey and a proven investment when it comes to maintaining the longevity of abstinence. All of our houses provide the comforts of a home in a therapeutic environment while offering 24-hour structured supervision and peer-supported networks.
Our RTC (rehab) program provides clients with a number of benefits that other programs do not – whether they struggle with drugs, alcohol, mental health issues, or a combination of these (often known as dual-diagnosis) – such as having 24-hour supervision, intensive care and access to a high number of resources.
Studies show that mental health issues and addiction often go hand in hand, and addictions often flourish from problems with health, relationships, or stress. In turn, feelings of shame and guilt only worsen existing problems, creating a self-destructive cycle of chemical dependency. It is critical for both addiction and mental health to be addressed professionally – evidence show that treating one and not the other leads to less successful recoveries – which is why our RTC (rehab) program offers both inpatient substance abuse treatment and inpatient behavioral health treatment together for clients with co-occurring disorders. StepHouse Recovery has become an industry expert in addressing clients with co-occurring/dual-diagnosis and our clinical staff are specifically trained to provide optimal care for clients with co-occurring behavioral health and addiction disorders in ways that encourage confidence and life-long sobriety.

Some of the most common co-occurring disorders that we treat includes (but are not limited to):
Anxiety and Substance Abuse
Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse
Depression and Substance Abuse
PTSD and Substance Abuse
Physical Rehab and Substance Abuse
Compared with our outpatient treatment program, our RTC (residential treatment care) is much more intense. The client is required to participate in program activities such as individual counseling, dynamic and educational group therapy, and clinical and nursing assessments 8 hours a day 7 days a week. Clients will also be monitored round-the-clock (24/7) for relapse prevention, as most addicts still typically struggle with intense cravings at this point. The RTC program usually last 30-45 days, or longer, depending on the client’s needs, and a client is required to stay at the facility/IOP Center or under the supervision of a support staff for the entirety of the program.
We understand that recovery treatment isn’t easy. It takes courage and perseverance to approach recovery with an open mind and heart. However, the transformations awaiting those who come to treatment are awe-inspiring and worth the effort to turn your life around. So if you are considering rehab, a change in scenery a milieu is often the best option. Stepping away from the daily lifestyles that trigger your substance abuse can be the first step on your path to recovery. By providing a supportive, empowering and motivating environment, StepHouse Recovery can help ease the hardships felt during the first steps of recovery by helping with true changes to addictive habits.
Our RTC’s innovative inpatient model empowers clients to effectively use the growth they achieve during treatment for a life-long of success.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program provides individuals with the most intensive level of care for non-residential clients. This program is appropriate for individuals who: have completed residential or inpatient treatment for a substance use, behavioral health, and or mental health disorder, is believed to benefit from step-down support as they transition to a more independent lifestyle, and whose substance-related, mental, or behavioral needs do not rise to the level that requires round-the-clock inpatient and residential supervision

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) addiction treatment is grounded in evidence-based practices such as life-skill enhancement, anger management counseling, 12-step programing, relationship skill improvement, and in some cases get-well job employment opportunities to improve a client’s function in daily life and ease the transition into a more self-governing lifestyle. For clients who wish to partake in long-term comprehensive care (often lasting between 6-12months) this would be the following treatment level after completing detox (either with us or another detox facility) and rehab (residential treatment care) or intensive inpatient addiction treatment.

Before a client is admitted into our Partial Hospitalization Program our clinicians will perform a thorough assessment to assure that partial hospitalization is the appropriate level of care. In order to participate in our Partial Hospitalization program, a client must have achieved a degree of stability that allows the individual to fully partake in all therapeutic interventions.
The PHP treatment includes (but are not limited to):

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Progress Reviews
Aftercare and discharge planning (or transition to IOP planning)

During partial hospitalization, clients will still live in one of our gender-specific residential homes in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa or Fountain Valley but will not receive round-the-clock supervision. The client will, however, have access to staff 24 hours a day and will be required to participate in program activities (individual counseling, dynamic and educational group therapy, and clinical and nursing assessments) 6 hours a day, 5 days a week. Depending on the needs of each participant, his or her time in PHP may range between 3 weeks to 4 months.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program is a personalized experience that varies from person to person. The program is therefore tailored to meet the specific needs, strengths, and treatment goals of each client.

We offer non-residential treatment services to men and women, 18 years and older, who suffer from substance use and co-occurring disorders. StepHouse Recovery aims at guiding clients through a seamless continuum of care including long-term treatment and aftercare. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals capable of participating at a lower level of care then Partial Hospitalization (POP), but still requiring daily treatment services supporting sobriety.

When a client meets their goals and requirements in PHP, they will be eligible to step-down to our intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Our intensive Outpatient Program recommends to patients to live in our sober living homes (which are located in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and Costa Mesa), but allows clients to live at home (if the home environment has a positive support system). This allows professionals, students and others with busy schedules to fit recovery into their daily lives.
Why Choose StepHouse Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program
We understand that there are a daunting amount of intensive outpatient program and treatment centers to choose from, and sifting through all of these choices to find the best option for you or a loved one can be a stressful and mind-boggling task. At StepHouse Recovery, our reputable Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) shares many similarities with our Residential Treatment Care program and our Partial Hospitalization program, but feature a differently structured environment. In our IOP program clients will be required to participate in program activities (individual counseling, dynamic and educational group therapy, and clinical and nursing assessments) only 3 hours a day 5 days a week as they have already developed the necessary level of coping skills and repulse prevention strategies required to successfully increase autonomy and reduce structured treatment during the RTC and PHP phase.

What Are The Benefits Of Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment?
Our intensive outpatient program is ideal for those who want to keep up their daily routine as much as they can – either because they have a day job, attend classes, or have some other obligation that would keep them from enrolling in an inpatient program. Or perhaps, the intense structure of a highly protective residential program isn’t necessary for the individual to get on track for life-long sobriety. If you believe outpatient treatment is for you, here is a few of the benefits of outpatient rehab.

Normalized activities: Unlike residential treatment, or inpatient program, intensive outpatient clients aren’t completely shielded from negatively influencing factors that may trigger the urge to “use.” However, becoming an outpatient client is a flexible way of receiving necessary care while allowing the flexibility to reestablish normalized activities. Our Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) program allows patients to maintain daily life commitments, as both day and evening IOP treatment options are available.

Access to your family and friends: Whilst participating in our IOP patients can still have access to their family and friends. Recovery and support from loved ones go hand in hand. While going through an outpatient program, clients are able to stay connected to their family members and friends on a daily basis. Though we encourage all of our clients to be mindful of their surrounding and avoid negative influential relationships.

Lower Cost: Intensive Outpatient treatment is less expensive while still providing high-quality treatment for your recovery needs.
When choosing which treatment program to enter, it is important to identify the option that best suits yours or your loved one’s recovery needs. Our intake specialists are here to help you make a decision.

Our Outpatient Treatment Program (OP) provides support and services for clients needing the lowest level of care in the StepHouse Recovery milieu but still requires weekly treatment services supporting sobriety

outpatient treatment

Our OP is designed around the lowest level of addiction and recovery treatment available and is the last step of our full continuum of care. Our outpatient program, also known as outpatient rehab, allows clients to live at home (though sober living homes are still available and in many cases recommended) whilst only attending programed activities 3 hours a week (1 individual session and 2 group sessions).

The length of the outpatient program depends on the client’s progress in recovery and assessing discharge takes into account both clients mental physical health and stability.

What Are The Benefits Of Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment?

More Flexibility: On average, In comparison to IOP, the outpatient program affords client even more freedom and autonomy, while still offering weekly therapy, support, relapse prevention, and education group counseling (covering topics such as: substance abuse, behavioral addiction, grief and loss, trauma, self-esteem, family, assertiveness etc.). Our outpatient program allows patients the flexibility of being able to both attend to their daily obligations while working on their sobriety.

Communal Support: committing to and participating in individual therapy as well as group counseling will help patients build a greater network of supporters, help them hold themselves accountable on an almost daily basis, and will help you stay strong and motivated in sobriety.

If you or a loved one is mildly addicted to drugs, alcohol or any pleasurable activities, but fear losing their job, educational enrolment, or simply wish to keep recovery treatment anonymous (on the down low), our outpatient program, or outpatient rehab, might be the best option. We can help overcoming the emotional and mental hurdles involved in addiction and substance abuse.

As part of a continuum of care, our outpatient program offers clients the ability to transition back into everyday life after getting clean, while still providing clients with a safety net of weekly therapeutic help and collective support.

As with all rehab programs/addiction treatment, there are always specific conditions and circumstances to consider. So whether or not OP seems right for you, we recommend that you get a thorough evaluation from a medical or clinical professional. To find out if outpatient substance abuse or addiction treatment is the right fit for you or someone you know, call us at (888) 923-7623. Our intake specialists are here to help.

Combined, these services offer Comprehensive Long-Term Care specifically personalized for our patient’s focuses and requirements. Our comprehensive care program allows us to treat co-occurring disorders alongside substance addictions for greater results. With an earnest focus on the patient’s health and long-term well-being, StepHouse Recovery is the premiere one-stop shop for addiction recovery and behavioral health treatment.

To understand which type of program is most appropriate for you or a loved one, an in-person diagnostic assessment with a qualified professional is recommended and often required. The right program – whether choosing outpatient or inpatient options, depends on your diagnosis, previous treatment experience, the time you have to dedicate to your recovery and other factors.
Call StepHouse Recovery today and one of our caring representatives will hear you out and point you in the right direction.

In addition to our comprehensive rehab treatment programs, StepHouse Recovery offers a wide ranging relapse prevention initiative that includes aftercare services. The most important thing for someone suffering from addiction is this: that relapse is inevitable if one takes no steps to prevent it. There are, therefore, many objectives that are incorporated into our relapse prevention program. We offer a follow-up service and a standalone treatment plan. Our follow up surveys are conducted (via phone or email according to the client’s preference) at 6 months, and again at 12 months’ post-discharge to secure feedback and reflect on the outcome objectives. 

Relapse Prevention treatment is best for those who have undergone addiction treatment and are striving to maintain their recovery gains while developing a lifestyle that supports well-being and sobriety. Relapse occurs when addictive behaviors are resumed after a period of abstinence and is a common part of the recovery process. It’s not atypical for addicts to hit a few rough patches on the road to sobriety and fall into old habits of using, but this isn’t always indicative of a one-way, downward failure – in fact, many people who are trying to quit often go through one to several relapse cycles before quitting for good. Of course, this isn’t to say that relapse shouldn’t be taken seriously, but any good prevention program should always anticipate these occurrences while factoring them into treatment. Principles of Relapse Prevention • Self-regulation and stabilization: Stabilization comes from detox from alcohol and drug addiction, recuperation from associated stress, resolution of interpersonal and situational crises threatening sobriety and establishment of daily structure such as proper diet, exercise, stress management and regular contact with treatment personnel and self help groups. Stabilization brings about your ability to self-regulate thinking, feeling, memory, judgment and behavior. As the risk of relapse is highest during this period of stabilization, it’s most advantageous to be in a controlled environment. • Integration and self-assessment: While understanding and acceptance grows, the risk of relapse further decreases. This is the period of time when it’s important to explore the situations, events and triggers that may have led to relapse in the past. • Understanding and relapse education: As you learn about what general factors cause relapse, your ability to avoid relapse increases. There are many other principals that may be incorporated into a prevent addiction relapse plan. The most important thing for an individual suffering from addiction is that relapse is inevitable if one takes no steps to prevent it. At StepHouse Recovery, prevent addiction relapse is foundational to all of our treatment modalities, but we also offer it as a follow-up service and standalone treatment plan. Our premier prevent addiction relapse program includes:

• Teaching coping skills that allow the recovering person to identify, anticipate, avoid and/or cop with high-risk, relapse prone situations

• Containing a single lapse from turning into a string of multiple relapses

• Behavioral self-management techniques

• Mindfulness

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