Transformational Services for Dual Diagnosis

At Alta Loma, we believe in the ability of our residents to tap into their inner strength to make a change. Our goal is to provide a supportive, caring environment that will empower them to succeed. As an alternative to traditional extended care facilities, Alta Loma in Georgetown, Texas, offers transformational services for residents with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders so they can achieve the emotional and psychological stability that will allow them to focus on sustainable, long-term recovery. We recognize the unique challenges that face dual diagnosis residents and understand why they may not have been successful at other treatment centers. Our programs are designed for co-occurring disorders, with a collaborative group of physicians working together to provide comprehensive care that encompasses a wide scope of mental health and substance use concerns. Alta Loma offers several treatment programs, including:

  • Residential care
  • Extended care
  • Individual treatment for psychiatric disorders
  • Sober living
  • 12-step program
  • Individual treatment for substance use
  • Comprehensive, integrated care
  • Medication management education
  • Life skills education

The programs at Alta Loma are coordinated to ensure that residents receive personalized treatments that meet both their substance use and psychiatric needs.

Care That Goes
a Step Above

In the United States, more than half of residents seeking treatment for addiction are affected by co-occurring mental health disorders, but the majority never receive proper care for psychiatric concerns. Known as dual diagnosis, this negatively impacts their likelihood of completing treatment and sustaining long-term recovery. To provide effective treatment for residents with a dual diagnosis, Alta Loma has developed comprehensive programs that integrate mental health and substance abuse modalities. This allows for a coherent, structured treatment plan. All too often, other facilities cannot properly reconcile these approaches and provide residents with contradictory messages that conflict with and complicate the recovery process. The dedicated staff at Alta Loma has successfully created recovery programs that encompass numerous mental health and substance use disorders to ensure that every resident receives the quality, committed care they deserve. At Alta Loma, residents experience:

  • Psychiatric appointments
  • Weekly therapy sessions
  • Strategies for healthy living
  • Family treatment
  • Art therapy
  • A structured, stable environment
  • Employment and volunteer opportunities
  • Individual and group meetings
  • Healthy nutrition plans and education
  • Long-term continuum of care

By addressing interwoven mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously, residents develop a better understanding of how they relate and develop the skills to maintain long-term psychiatric stabilization and sobriety. At Alta Loma, you’ll learn how to recognize unhealthy thoughts or beliefs and apply appropriate coping skills to avoid some of the common pitfalls experienced by residents in recovery. It’s our mission to support you while teaching the skills necessary to achieve sustainable recovery that lasts even after returning to independent living.

A Flexible, Home-Like Environment

Alta Loma provides residents with structure and stability without being rigid and inflexible. Our goal is to give men with psychiatric and substance use disorders a stable, home-like environment in which they can begin to heal mentally, physically and emotionally.  We strive to create an atmosphere of support in a comfortable setting. Our approach utilizes a continuum of care and phase system that ensures each resident is moving toward independent living while receiving the guidance and support of our experienced clinicians and dedicated staff. Residents will have the option to participate in leisure activities, employment and volunteer opportunities, meetings on or off-site, structured outings and weekly visitations. At Alta Loma, we combine structure and freedom to equip residents for success in less restrictive environments and help them to integrate into society after treatment.

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Healing on Your Terms

You understand your needs best. If you have found yourself at a crossroads in your treatment and feel like your program options don’t fully understand you or aspects of your recovery, it’s time to contact the specialists at Alta Loma. We will help you craft the ideal care plan and secure the support you need, quickly, to avoid unnecessary problems. At Alta Loma, that’s our mission — to provide each individual with optimum care for the wellbeing they deserve.