WHAT SETS US APART
WHAT MAKES A BETTER LIFE RECOVERY A SUPERIOR TREATMENT PROGRAM?
We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve a complete inner and outer transformation. We believe this is the only effective path to lasting freedom from drugs and alcohol while experiencing long-term success in our clients’ lives. This process has no set time frame and can widely vary from one client to the next. However, we do have a recommended structure to the different phases of our program. Our approach is not simply the “cookie cutter” type most rehabs supply, which consists of a 30 – 60 day treatment that is often followed up with an abrupt and unsupported ending. Many of our clients have elected to stay with us for 12 months or longer, and we do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order for our treatment model to be successful for each and every one of our clients.
JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITATION
Today’s behavioral health care environment is changing rapidly, and providers are experiencing even more quality and accountability pressures in the behavioral health care marketplace. The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading behavioral health care accrediting body and they provide a framework to help manage risk and enhance the quality and safety of care, treatment and services. Essentially, earning accreditation from The Joint Commission is a “gold seal of quality” and a mark of distinction for behavioral health care organizations.
extraordinary and highly-trained staff
Credentials matter at A Better Life Recovery. Our entire clinical staff consists of only graduate-level employees in order to establish a high standard for addiction knowledge throughout our entire group of staff members.
We have a 1:1 client-to-staff ratio. Top quality and highly individualized care is our top priority. This includes meeting client-specific medical needs, incorporating a therapeutic methodology designed to address every client’s unique circumstances, and paying close attention to the basic needs of each person. We even offer individualized meals for those with special dietary needs, religious practices, etc. Both a trained individual therapist and an experienced case manager are assigned immediately and will work with each client throughout the recovery process.
In addition to more typical activities such as group sessions, enrichment activities, regular meetings with a case manager, and attendance at outside 12-step meetings, each client undergoes an intensive program of individual therapy that includes a minimum of two 1-hour long therapeutic sessions per week for the duration of treatment.
CUTTING-EDGE TOOLS OF MODERN SCIENCE
At the start of treatment, each of our clients has a consultation with our board-certified psychiatrist to determine if any of the several techniques or tools of modern medicine we regularly use make sense for that client. We believe in the use of appropriate psychiatric medication and other therapeutic technologies.
Repetition and boredom are often the enemies of a long-lasting recovery. A tremendous part of the recovery journey is learning that life is full of fun and healthy adventures and activities that are void of using any substances. Clients learn that there is a better life (pun intended) apart from the self-destructive mindset that was used to equate using drugs and alcohol with fun and excitement. Our program immerses our clients in a wide variety of fun and stimulating extracurricular activities that also promote the camaraderie of healthy shared experience, such as yoga and trips to the local gym, 24 Hour Fitness. A community-centered dynamic of interpersonal connections are vital in the recovery process, and new activities bring our clients close together. As Johann Hari, author of the New York Times best-selling book Chasing The Scream and a long-time studier of addiction states: “The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection.”
30310 Rancho Viejo Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
WE ARE FULLY LICENSED AND ACCREDITED