Substance use is treatable. Our team is here to offer hope and help for addiction including alcohol and drug dependence.

Quality of life can greatly improve through abstinence and learning skills to maintain sobriety. Those who are open to the opportunity of recovery find dramatic changes in their quality of life continue in the years to come.

We understand entering treatment may be a difficult and emotional decision. Our experts can help you make the first steps to recovery a little easier.

Why Choose Loma Linda University Substance Use Program

  • Individualized levels of care, including inpatient and outpatient programs
  • Substance Use Recovery and Wellness program treats adults with alcoholism and drug addiction problems using the 12-step, self-help approach to recovery
  • Specialized care for those dependent on prescription medication because of chronic pain
  • Emphasis on treatment of the whole person including mind, body and spirit

What are your program’s goals?

Our Substance Use Recovery and Wellness program focuses on the whole person and helps people stop using mind and mood altering substances.

We help patients achieve the following goals:

  • Safe medical detoxification
  • Increased insight and education about the disease of substance abuse
  • Re-establish meaning, purpose and hope in the family
  • Begin participation in 12-step self help groups
  • Develop coping skills to achieve long-term sobriety
  • Become involved in a long-term recovery process

What substance use treatments do you offer?

Detoxification

Safe, medically managed detoxification is an important first step. Our substance use inpatient program relies on our experienced around-the-clock staff to help you achieve detoxification in a hospital environment.

Outpatient Treatment

One of the most effective treatments for substance use is being in a group setting. Groups focus on learning about the disease of addiction, new coping skills and relapse prevention. These customized outpatient programs are offering during daytime and evening hours.

Recreation Therapy

For many addicts and alcoholics, healthy leisure skills have been replaced with using and drinking. Our group programs focus on healthy leisure skills, exercise and team building. There are also bi-weekly sober outings to promote healthy social skills and having healthy fun.

Relapse Prevention

Identifying and learning to handle relapse triggers can be an important part of recovery. We explore social pressures, high-risk situations, cravings and anger management.

Chronic Pain

We are one of the few treatment centers that offer specialized care for those dependent on prescription medication because of chronic pain. Our program strives to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs that are unique to those with chronic pain.

Spiritual Care

We know spirituality is important in the recovery process. Our chaplains help provide whole person care by helping patients work through spiritual pain and grief issues.

Family Care

Our program places a strong focus on improving the quality of life for the entire family. Family groups are offered to our patients and graduates to help increase understanding of the disease.

Family groups include couples groups, which focus on improving communication between spouses. Additionally, children’s groups are offered as a way to help educate the children of addicted parents. Multi-family groups then bring together children and spouses in a setting that helps the entire family unit understand, cope and heal.

Recovery Alumni Association and Sober Living

An independent, active alumni association of people who have graduated from the program help others in their recovery journey. Sober living homes, operated by the Recovery Alumni Association, are available for outpatients in the program.

Your Care Team

Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, chaplains, dieticians, family counselors and therapists. Team members work closely together to help get each patient on the road to recovery.

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