Outpatient Rehab Los Angeles

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At Nexus, we’ve made it our mission to provide each client with an individualized experience. Consequently, our top-notch clinical team has the ability to customize our treatment program in any way to meet our clients’ needs.

The Outpatient Program (OP) at Nexus is designed for those who are transitioning from a higher level of care, or for clients who need less intensive treatment and require a flexible schedule to accommodate work, school, or family obligations. At the OP level of care, we facilitate recovery in a supportive and structured environment, with clients participating in our program from one to three hours per day, one to two days per week.

Clients in the OP level of care have access to all aspects of the Nexus program. This includes weekly individual therapy, meetings with their case manager, coordination with our psychiatrist as needed, group therapy, family therapy, and more. We believe in a holistic and comprehensive approach to substance abuse and mental health treatment as it gives clients the best chance at long-term success and recovery from addiction.

At Nexus we believe that all clients who walk through our door are unique and require a customized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs. Upon admission, each client is assigned a treatment team which includes a primary therapist, a case manager, a double-board certified psychiatrist, and our Clinical Director, who is involved in the care of each client at Nexus. Together, the members of the client’s treatment team take into account all initial assessments and history to develop an initial treatment plan which is then reviewed and updated on a weekly basis as a client progresses through our program. 

A client’s treatment plan is focused on giving each client both short-term, attainable goals while also establishing long-term goals. As we greatly value our clients’ input in regards to treatment, client feedback is also taken into account when treatment plans are reviewed.

Family involvement, whether it be family of origin or choice, is vital to the recovery process. Unlike other outpatient programs, Nexus offers a comprehensive family component in our treatment model. All clients in our IOP program have access to and are encouraged to participate in our Family Intensive Program. This 2 1/2 day experience helps break down barriers and better prepare both the client and their family for life both during and after treatment. Weekly family coaching is also provided and family therapy is available on an as needed basis.

At Nexus we want to be the last treatment center our client’s will ever need. Therefore, we incorporate the most cutting-edge evidence based treatment modalities into our treatment program. Our clinical team is made of up licensed professionals with decades of experience in treatment substance abuse, mental health, and trauma. Together, we work to help our clients discover or rediscover their passions and connect with themselves, their communities, and their recoveries. Each day, we give our clients the best chance for long-term success and recovery by providing the most comprehensive care available.

What Does a Week in Outpatient Treatment Look Like?

The Outpatient Treatment level of care at Nexus usually following intensive outpatient and/or partial hospitalization. Clients outpatient remain an important part of our community and are invited to visit at any time although they only need to me on site one to two days per week. Outpatient Treatment at Nexus includes:

  • Individual Therapy (one session per week)
  • Group Therapy (1-2 sessions per week)
    • Psycho-educational Groups
    • Experiential Therapy Groups
    • CBT/DBT
    • Relapse-Prevention
    • Life Skills Training
    • Accountability Group
    • Nutrition in Recovery
    • Boundaries and Attachment
    • Mindfulness
    • Spiritual Counseling
    • Principles of Recovery
    • and more
  • Family Therapy
  • EMDR and/or Trauma Therapy (when clincally appropriate)
  • Coordination with Our Psychiatrist (one session per month)
  • Case Management (one session per month)
    • Career & Educational Goal Setting
    • Financial Planning
    • Interview Training
    • Resume Building
    • Coordination of Medical Appointment
  • Group Outings
  • Continuing Recovery & Aftercare Planning

For more details read below.

Sample Schedules

At Nexus Recovery we provide each client that enters our program with a custom treatment plan and experience unique to them and their needs.

Based on assessments conducted prior to and upon admission, we work with the each client, their family (when applicable), and their hand-picked treatment team here at Nexus to customize a schedule that works for them. That being said, we understand that it can be helpful to visualize what a typical week at Nexus may look like for someone in the different phases of our program. Below are sample schedules for each phase of our outpatient treatment program. What level of care a client starts at will depend on their individual assessments and needs.


For clients who begin their journey in the Partial Hospitalization (PHP) level of care, treatment is held 5 days a week, 6 hours per day, allowing them to experience a number of different treatment modalities.

Designed to lay a foundation for long-term success and growth. Someone can be at this level of care anywhere from 0-30 days depending on their individual needs and the continued assessment of the clinical team. Below is a sample schedule of what a week in our PHP level of care may look like. However, it is important to note that this is just a sample and subject to change based on recommendations from the clinical team and individualized needs.

2 Phase two (IOP)

Clients in the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) level of care attend treatment for 3 or 4 hours per day 3 or 5 days per week depending on need.

Clients in this phase are held to a higher standard. IOP can last anywhere from 0-30 days and either follows the PHP level of care or, for some clients, can be a starting level of care. Assessments conducted prior to and upon admission into our program are reviewed by our clinical team and help determine what level of care a client will begin at. This level of care allows for increased client responsibility and a plethora of treatment modalities while also granting more time for work, school, and family commitments outside of treatment.

Again, it is important to note that the schedules below are meant to serve as samples only. An individual’s schedule changes based on their unique needs, gender, and clinical requirements.

3 Phase Three (OP)

Countless studies show that the longer someone remains in treatment, the better chance they have of long-term success and sobriety.

Clients in our Outpatient (OP) level of care have been sober for an extended period of time, have likely already attended treatment, and are in need of continued support. During this phase, clients are attending treatment at Nexus one to two days per week. By this point in their journey they are spending more time outside of treatment, engaging in work, school, and/or familial responsibilities.

The OP level of care allows clients to remain an active part of our community and to continue to benefit from group, individual, and family therapy, in addition to continued case management and peer support. While clients are spending less time in the Nexus program during the OP level of care, the added accountability an support that that staff and community provide is essential to our clients long term success and recovery.

4 Phase Four (Aftercare & Alumni Programming)

Once you are part of the Nexus Recovery community you are part of our community for life.

Our Aftercare and Alumni Programs are designed for clients who have full transitioned to independent living. Clients have likely been involved in treatment for six months or more and, while we will continue to communicate and assist clients at this phase as needed, they have already developed a foundation and the tools necessary to confidently live life sober with minimal support from our clinical team. Clients by this time in journey have have the skills they need to successfully reintegrate into society, realize their potential, and find, meaning, purpose, and passion in their lives.

Our Aftercare and Alumni Programs are extensive and clients often choose to stay involved in our alumni services after they return home and long after they leave our care. Clients will leave Nexus with established connections to their mind, body, and spirit, and to each other. They have a clear and useful set of tools and a support system in place as part of their larger relapse prevention plan.

Alumni & Family Testimonials

“This is a place that truly cares for each and every client, from beginning until the very last step of the way. All the team members are specialized in every way that no one misses a beat on anything. Amazing therapy program! Helping others comes easy to the staff at Nexus. I would highly recommend Nexus to anyone I know in need of treatment.”

Aspects of Our Outpatient Treatment Program (OP)

Everyone’s path of recovery is different and we work with each client to develop an outpatient treatment plan that work for them.

The outpatient level of care is usually started after a client has a couple month of sobriety time under their belt. While the number of sessions are less, clients have access to the Nexus community and any and all services if clinially appropriate. Elements of an outpatient program may include:

Coordination of Medication Management: During this phase of treatment, we may refer you to a psychiatrist who can adjust or change medication, as needed. Medication management outside of treatment will also be discussed to ensure that any mental health conditions are properly treated once you transition out of our care.

Individual therapy: In this final stage of treatment, you will still meet with your individual therapist on a weekly basis. At this point, sessions may focus on setting you up for success outside of treatment by identifying and working through any underlying issues that may impact maintaining sobriety outside of Nexus.

Group therapy: OP clients can still attend a variety of Process and 12-Step Groups that are offered on a daily basis. These groups continue to hold you accountable to your sobriety, address relapse prevention outside of our care, and help you maintain a sense of community and self-awareness that will follow you outside of treatment.

Family dynamic review: Before leaving Nexus, clients are encouraged to engage in a family dynamic review led by one of our trained family practitioners. This review is helpful, as familial support and honest communication is extremely beneficial as you transition out of treatment and back into your home and community.

Case management: As you prepare to transition out of our care, you will work with your case manager to put finishing touches on your Continuing Recovery Aftercare Plan. Your case manager is there to ensure that all necessary services and support systems are in place that will support you outside of treatment and contribute to your lifelong sobriety.

Community involvement: Even in this less intensive phase of treatment, we still encourage all members of Nexus to maintain involvement within the community. You may continue to take part in our internship program, attend social events, and maintain any Big Brother relationships you developed during the recovery process.

Budgeting & financial planning: At this point in care, we want our clients to leave Nexus with a set of life skills that support them outside of treatment. In addition to any further career or education assistance that may be needed, we also offer budgeting and financial planning to help clients understand and maintain financial health as well as physical health.

Transition & aftercare planning: During this phase of treatment, your Continuing Recovery Aftercare Plan is solidified and a transition plan put in place to ensure a smooth discharge process. We are able to provide referrals to any resources you may need to support you outside of treatment, including sober housing, medical care, obtaining a sober mentor, and getting involved with a local 12-step group.

Is it Time to Consider an Outpatient Rehab in Los Angeles?

At any time, a person struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction may reach a point where they know change is needed.

When they do, they are in a place to receive treatment to overcome their addiction. After detoxification and residential care, an outpatient rehab in Los Angeles becomes their next step.

What is Outpatient Rehab?

When a person participates in outpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Los Angeles, they have more freedom with their treatment. While they participate in therapies designed to treat their addiction, they can still maintain day-to-day responsibilities at home. This is perfect for anyone who needs to continue going to work or school while also receiving treatment for their addiction. You’ll have the opportunity to get the help you need without a major disruption to your daily life.

More About Our Outpatient Rehab Programs

Programs and services offered during outpatient rehab in Los Angeles can last for as brief as one month up to three, six, or nine months.

Treatment really depends on each person’s individual journey. This is true even when two people are battling the same alcohol or drug addiction.

The length of time each person spends in outpatient care also depends on his or her individual progress. Generally, the first few months of rehab are when a person is most vulnerable to relapse. Therefore, it is crucial that they receive the level of care that they need.

Since the person in outpatient rehab does not receive 24/7 monitoring, consistent participation requires a high level of commitment. Their pursuit of sobriety also requires a home environment that is free from the temptations of relapsing.

To assist them, the professional staff at the rehab facility will give them necessary coping skills to continue a recovery lifestyle at home. The care a person receives is one of support, but also one of accountability for sticking to the treatment schedule.

Benefits of Outpatient Rehab for Addiction Treatment

There are many benefits of going to a rehab center in Los Angeles that offers outpatient treatment.

For starters, a person trying to overcome an alcohol and/or drug addiction might be the primary income earner in their family.

Being admitted to an inpatient treatment facility requires around-the-clock care with no time to go to work. Outpatient treatment allows the person to go to work while they get the care they need.

Equally important is the time a parent needs to spend with their children. Staying connected to their children may even help them become better parents.

Other benefits include an enhanced spiritual life and education on how alcoholism and substance abuse are diseases with emotional, physical and mental effects. Also, outpatient rehab is usually more affordable than inpatient rehab.

Typically, an outpatient treatment facility offers comprehensive integrated care. Enrolling in this type of program teaches a person how to include recovery skills and solutions in their everyday lives.

By treating alcohol and/or drug addiction as a disease, a person enters a judgment-free environment. A supportive atmosphere filled with respect and dignity removes the stigma and shame often used to block a person from getting the treatment they need.

Types of Rehab for Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Receiving outpatient treatment at a rehab center depends on the severity of the addiction.

Also, treatment is determined by the person’s stage of recovery. With this in mind, outpatient rehab in Los Angeles can fall into one of three categories.

Day Treatment Programs

For the person who attends a day program during outpatient treatment typically has access to the highest level of care for this type of setting. Their treatment plan requires a commitment to spend multiple hours 5 days per week. Often, this program follows detox treatment.

During these daily meetings, a person participates in ongoing therapy sessions. These may include group therapy, biofeedback, and art therapy. After completing each session, the person either goes home or to a sober living facility.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Commonly referred to as IOPs, intensive outpatient programs are ideal for the person who needs intense treatment. The difference between IOPs and residential care is the person can continue to fulfill their work and family obligations.

Another aspect that makes this feasible is the person has a safe, drug-free home environment. Friends and family are available to encourage a person to stay sober.

Continuing Recovery and Aftercare Programs

Addiction is a frustrating, demanding, and complex condition. 

Addiction is a frustrating, demanding, and complex condition. Yet, effective treatment during drug and alcohol rehab in Los Angeles can help a person improve their lives. That is why providing continuing care after formal outpatient treatment is crucial for long-term sobriety.

Better treatment results are possible when various treatment options tailored to individual needs are readily available. Aftercare programs play a significant role in ensuring all that a person learns during addiction treatment helps them return to a life of normalcy.

Specific program options vary among facilities, but a successful aftercare program will generally have all or some of the following components:

  • Health-related services
  • Supportive housing
  • Building positive social networks
  • Motivation to live a life of purpose
Aftercare programs can take on many forms. Some people receive ongoing support and treatment through support groups such as a 12-step group. Others may feel comfortable with attending age or gender-specific groups. Staying connected to a supportive community reinforces recovery.

Continue Your Journey at Nexus Recovery

Key facets of outpatient rehab in Los Angeles allow a person to acquire the tools and education they need to sustain recovery from addiction. This program helps them continue their sobriety journey in real-world settings.

Nexus Recovery cares every step of the way. We are here to guide anyone who is ready to begin on the path to an addiction-free lifestyle. Contact us to learn more.

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