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What is Aftercare?

Aftercare at Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center gives you tools for long-term recovery. Transitioning into outpatient treatment after residential treatment provides structure and support that is especially important during early recovery.

Different levels of outpatient drug rehab are available so that you can transition through progressive frequencies and intensities of therapy as you develop the skills and knowledge to manage your recovery with less clinical support.

What is Aftercare Like?

Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center’s aftercare program helps you develop recovery skills or build on the skills you learned in residential treatment. We treat clients with a wide range of addictions and mental health concerns, including alcohol abuse and alcoholism, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Drug and alcohol rehab aftercare in Malibu, California may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Process groups
  • Adventure therapy
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric care
  • Family therapy
  • Introduction to self-help support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, or Refuge Recovery
  • Continuing care planning 

Who is Aftercare For?

Outpatient treatment in our aftercare program is part time. You’ll attend treatment at our Malibu, California addiction rehab facility during the day, along with other men and women who are also in recovery at our drug and alcohol addiction rehab. You’ll get help for challenges you’re facing, and develop essential relapse prevention and coping skills. Our aftercare program encourages independence and is ideal for people building confidence in recovery. You’ll have opportunities each week to practice your skills and get comfortable with social interaction in a real-world setting. We go on outings to the beach, movies, volunteer in the community, attend 12-step and other meetings in Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. 

Highlights of Our Aftercare Programs

Our aftercare program helps you develop a healthy lifestyle with support from addiction and mental health professionals and peers in recovery. You’ll address triggers and roadblocks to recovery in a safe place and learn new ways to cope with life’s challenges, emotional pain and manage behavioral health conditions.

Develop a Deeper Understanding

An important part of treatment is learning about your addiction so you can better manage it. You’ll receive ongoing education on addiction and mental health while at our Malibu addiction treatment center. This knowledge helps you build a durable, long-lasting recovery.

Relapse Prevention Training

A core part of our outpatient rehab is helping you identify triggers and how to cope without destructive behaviors. Groups regularly focus on this recovery topic. You’ll learn about warning signs of relapse and practice using healthy coping skills to replace maladaptive coping skills. You’ll also learn about the importance of managing co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety. If you have a dual diagnosis, regular psychiatric care is important. Paying attention to your mental well-being is a critical relapse prevention measure.

Group and Individual Therapy

You’ll benefit from both one-on-one counseling with an individual therapist as well as group therapy with a supportive community of peers in outpatient rehab. Individual therapy gives you an opportunity to expand on issues you’ve brought to the group. You’ll collaborate with your clinicians to build your treatment plan, check in about your recovery goals, and develop a close therapeutic relationship. Group therapy at Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center provides valuable peer support. Group members hold you accountable in recovery and you’ll do the same for them. You’ll hone your interpersonal skills and gain new insights into yourself and how you relate to others.

Recreational & Adventure Therapy

Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center offers adventure therapy options that help you get out of your head and re-land in your body. You’ll engage in recreational activities and learn how it relates to recovery. Activities might include therapy such as nature hikes, beach excursions, yoga and other outdoor activities. These approaches help you reconnect the mind, body, and spirit.

Increased Independence

As you continue to show progress in outpatient addiction treatment, we’ll encourage you to become more and more independent.

Connections to Recovery Resources

One goal of our aftercare program is to provide you the skills and confidence you need for lifelong recovery. We want you to leave destructive behaviors behind for a life that is fulfilling and enjoyable. You’ll learn about resources that can help you long after residential treatment and outpatient rehab. The Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center outpatient addiction treatment program team can connect you with:

  • Individual behavior therapy with a licensed mental health counselor
  • Medication management with a psychiatrist
  • 12-step programs
  • Alternatives to 12-step groups such as SMART Recovery and Refuge Recovery
  • Sober living residences
  • Family therapy or family programs
  • Continuing care programs

Find Help Today

When you’re stuck in the cycle of addiction, you can experience hopelessness, isolation, and frustration. Reaching out for help and finding the right addiction treatment program for you is a major first step in your recovery journey. Contact our Malibu, California drug and alcohol rehab and detox center today at (424) 234-2027 to discuss your personalized treatment plan today.

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Just getting sober and spending 30 days in a treatment facility isn’t enough to ensure lifelong recovery. It takes a strong commitment and support system. Maybe most importantly, it takes a plan.




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