The Tarzana Treatment Centers Outpatient Experience
When you enter Tarzana Treatment Centers, you are greeted by a friendly receptionist who immediately notifies Admissions staff of your arrival. You are then escorted to a comfortable office where any questions or concerns are addressed. Admissions Counselors make every effort to assist you in making the decision to get treatment, which is most-likely the right decision.
Upon admission, an individual interview will be conducted to determine your treatment needs and develop a treatment plan. The interview takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours and focuses on specific areas of your life. It is very important that you are open and honest to insure the development of an effective treatment plan.
You will also agree to a weekly schedule of treatment services. We will do our best to accommodate your group schedule around your personal and work schedule. It is best to keep this schedule throughout treatment, but we will work with you if changes need to be made. Above all, we feel that treatment should be your top priority at this time.
A treatment plan is your roadmap to recovery. It is your agreement with Tarzana Treatment Centers that you will follow the plan, and we will implement it. Your success in treatment depends on how well you follow your treatment plan, and your primary counselor will be there to guide you.
The orientation group has two purposes. First, of course, you will be oriented to the program and given a tour of the facility. Second, you will meet other patients entering outpatient treatment with you. At Tarzana Treatment Centers, we aim to make you feel at home. So the orientation allows you to feel like a part of a group in familiar surroundings. Feel free to ask any questions at this time because there is at least one other member of the group wondering about the same thing.
You will also discuss your treatment plan and other issues in process groups with your peers, and they will share theirs with you. The group process will help you see that you are not alone. The group, including you, becomes a resource unto itself via shared experiences and shared strength. A counselor is always present as a facilitator, offering guidance to the process. If you feel nervous entering your first group, you are not alone. Like the great majority of other patients, you will settle in very quickly.
It has been shown that family involvement is a great enhancement to treatment. Therefore, your family’s participation is expected. Multi-family groups and family education will be offered to members that you approve, and they may be included in counseling sessions. Multi-family groups are process groups where patients and their families share issues and work through them together. Family education teaches family members about addiction and their roles in the process of recovery.
In family oriented groups, you and your family will find it easier to discuss issues related to addiction. Often, patients are surprised that they enjoy family groups more than any other and the potential for improved family relationships is great.
12 Step Meetings
Tarzana Treatment Centers will introduce, or re-introduce, you to the various 12 Step programs available. As a part of your treatment, you will attend meetings in your area and show proof of attendance in your groups. This will start you on a healthy routine for long-term recovery, and teach you that meetings can easily fit into your schedule. You will meet new friends and discover that alcoholism and addiction afflicts all types of people.
Due to nature of outpatient treatment, drug testing is necessary to maintain a safe and effective group environment. The initial drug test will also tell us about your drug use habits. It is vital that every member in a process group is alcohol and drug free to insure effectiveness. Also, if a patient relapses, the group is there to offer support. Relapses are not taken lightly, but we also know they can occur in the recovery process. But there is no reason to relapse if you use the tools that this outpatient program offers.
Phases of Treatment
You will gradually transition through phases of treatment, each leading toward independence from the outpatient program, to completion. You will learn new habits and ways of dealing with the ups and downs of daily life. Relationships with family and friends will develop and strengthen. Most of all, you will regain a relationship with yourself. With each phase you will learn to accept who you are and love yourself in a way that you never imagined.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in
Los Angeles County
and Orange County.
Other than our central location in Tarzana,
we have facilities in Lancaster
in the Antelope Valley,
in the San Fernando Valley,
and in Santa Ana.