Health and Wellness
Lifestyle plays a defining role in how we experience the world. Of course, a consistent routine, proper nutrition, regular exercise and positive attitude can’t cure mental illness and substance abuse issues, but they can help you manage your symptoms and feel better. Highly processed food and sugar are harmful to mental health when consumed in excess, and exercise is one of the best ways to develop physical and mental resilience.
One of the best things about our programs is that we teach you how to add structure to your life without being rigid or restrictive.
Support groups are safe spaces where you can learn about addiction, mental illness and yourself, as well as sharing your story and learning from others. Opening up and being honest about your experiences and how you feel isn’t easy, and it’s a learning process. At Alta Loma, group therapy is a nonjudgmental space where you can learn about yourself and your peers and gain insight into what drives people to behave in certain ways.
Outside of Group Therapy, residents can choose between NAMI connection and 12-step groups, and other peer support groups.
Last but by no means least is individual therapy, overseen by our skilled and experienced team of qualified professionals. Every week, residents have at least two one-on-one therapy sessions with their primary therapist, plus at least one psychiatric session.
During these sessions, you talk about your upbringing, life experiences and goals. Together with a mental health professional, you identify triggers and develop coping mechanisms to help you manage and move through difficulties.
We believe dual diagnosis treatment requires a whole person approach. As such, we offer individual sessions with a range of professionals with different skills and specialties. You’ll take part in individual sessions with:
- Case managers
- Behavior analysts
Recovery sessions for co-occurring disorders include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Life-skill development
- Mindfulness programming
- Community reintegration
When you’re working toward something, the more clearly and accurately you define the end result you’re seeking, the better able you are to get there. From day one, we help you set short-, medium- and long-term goals and intentions and periodically assess progress. We also show you how to document, track and review goals for optimal results.