Alta Loma is highly focused on helping those we serve successfully integrate back into life after rehab by developing the skills they’ll need to achieve lasting sobriety. We understand that simply acquiring these skills isn’t enough, however, and go a step further by giving patients the opportunity to apply them in real-world settings while still in treatment. This lets clients hone their recovery skills and practice what they’ve learned with ongoing support. We also organize weekly outings that help patients utilize their social and communication skills with feedback from staff members, who work to ensure that they’re equipped to re-establish healthy relationships and pursue their personal, professional and educational goals. These outings have the added benefit of helping patients rediscover their hobbies or interests and reminding them that it’s possible to have fun without drugs or alcohol.
In addition to organizing outings and helping patients apply their recovery skills in real-life situations, we also utilize a unique phase system that makes loftier recovery goals more manageable and provides hope for the future. Patients progress through the phase system and earn more freedom as they learn to manage their substance use and mental health symptoms successfully, moving toward a less structured environment that prepares them for an independent, sober life outside of Alta Loma. By carefully balancing a structured environment with progressive treatment plans, we help patients feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety long after rehab while bringing them one step closer to fully integrating back into society.