Mental illness isn’t something anyone plans on, but it still affects people from all walks of life. Like most things, however, it rarely waits for a convenient time to strike and people are often dismayed at the thought of putting their lives on hold to seek help. This is a common obstacle for many, but at Alta Loma, there are options available that will allow you to get the care you need without disrupting your daily life. Designed specifically for men with psychiatric concerns and co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse, our programs provide the proper care you need to progress through recovery and achieve a renewed sense of mental wellness.

While enrolled in treatment, residents live in supportive housing at The Ranch, The Villa and The Cottage and partake in PHP, IOP or outpatient programming respectively at our nearby clinical facility.

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Medication Management by Alta Loma

Medication management is a huge pitfall many individuals encounter in recovery. Throughout the treatment process, medication management is a key focus of our curriculum to support residents on their journey toward independent living. By helping individuals develop a healthy relationship with their medication and better understand the role it plays in their lives, we teach them how to manage their prescriptions responsibly and establish strategies for adherence. To address medication-related concerns and manage side effects or symptoms, residents meet regularly with licensed clinicians and psychiatrists. We also have a trained nutritionist on staff to help residents develop individual meal plans to address common side effects such as weight gain.

At Alta Loma, we are also open to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when appropriate to help residents focus on getting better. In some cases, medications are an essential part of recovery, aimed at alleviating symptoms that may otherwise be disruptive and counter-productive to the treatment process. Our master’s level certified clinicians work closely with residents to determine if MAT is right for them and develop a treatment plan that allows them to get the most out of their time with us.

PHP and IOP by Alta Loma

As an important part of our continuum of care at Alta Loma, we require all patients to attend either a PHP or IOP program, whichever is indicated for them medically and by the treatment team. The focus of our PHP/IOP is to provide an effective recovery solution that treats mental health and substance use disorders in tandem, delivering the comprehensive, integrated care that we are known for. Clients will participate in several groups during their time in our program, but will also meet with a primary therapist for individual sessions outside of group time to complement and enhance their recovery. Other features of PHO and IOP programming by Alta Loma include:

  • Supportive housing at The Ranch (PHP) or The Villa (IOP)
  • Daily PHP group
  • Daily IOP group
  • Individual counseling
  • Clinical groups run by a licensed clinician
  • Recovery-oriented groups
  • Medical groups offered by the director of nursing
  • Integrated mental health care
  • Weekly themes
  • 12-step support
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life skills education
  • Nutrition education
  • Recreational and employment opportunities
  • Community reintegration

Both programs take place Monday through Friday at our clinical facility, but PHP is a little more intensive and lasts for seven hours each day. IOP provides more flexibility and lasts for two hours a day, but both options allow residents more independence than higher levels of care. For many individuals, the ability to pursue personal, professional or academic goals while in recovery is essential to leading a balanced life, providing a sense of purpose and fulfillment that allows them to regain their independence, explore their potential and take control of their future.

Weekly Themes for Focused Recovery

To provide structured, coordinated care that helps clients continue to learn and grow while in PHP or IOP, each week has a theme that emphasizes certain problems, behaviors or recovery skills. Each week’s theme builds upon the week before, allowing clients to see how topics relate and focus on specific issues that will help them build a strong foundation for lasting recovery. The weekly themes are:

  • Mental health
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Thinking styles
  • Guilt, shame and getting to know yourself
  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Assertiveness and communication
  • Stress and anger management and defense mechanisms
  • Family systems
  • Codependency and boundaries
  • Relapse prevention, triggers, and cravings

Exploring weekly themes provides an in-depth experience that helps to engage clients in specific topics and gain new insights, connect with others and process everything they’ve learned so they can get the most out of each therapeutic moment. Our goal is to ensure that each individual is equipped to handle any obstacles they may encounter after treatment and successfully integrate back into a productive and independent lifestyle.

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Healing on Your Terms

At Alta Loma in Georgetown, Texas, our programs are geared toward men with a dual diagnosis who struggle with both mental health and substance use disorders. As an important part of our continuum of care, we offer supportive housing at The Ranch or The Villa and PHP/IOP programming to provide ongoing support as clients work toward lasting recovery, or as an alternative to residential treatment. If you or someone you love has psychiatric and addiction issues and needs help, contact or call us today at 866-810-6877 to learn more about our programs.