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Balance Treatment Center

Drug Rehab Center in San Luis Obispo, California

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

Balance Treatment Center is an accredited addiction treatment facility in San Luis Obispo, CA providing evidence-based therapies and 12 step meetings to help individuals reach their sobriety goals.

About This San Luis Obispo, CA Facility

Balance Treatment Center is a renowned Addiction Treatment Facility located in San Luis Obispo, California. Accredited by JCAHO, they specialize in providing comprehensive and evidence-based treatment for individuals suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, opioid addiction, dual diagnosis, and mental health issues. With a range of treatment options, including partial-hospitalization, outpatient, inpatient, aftercare support, dual-diagnosis, and intensive outpatient levels of care, Balance Treatment Center offers personalized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each individual.

At Balance Treatment Center, individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse can find a wide range of services to support their recovery journey. Their treatment programs include therapeutic interventions, counseling, support groups, and holistic approaches that focus on healing the mind, body, and spirit. The center recognizes the importance of addressing co-occurring mental health disorders and offers dual-diagnosis treatment to effectively address both substance abuse and underlying mental health issues. With a strong emphasis on aftercare support, individuals can access continuing care services to ensure their long-term recovery success.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Accreditations

    JCAHO

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

    Rehab centers exist in San Luis Obispo, CA to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like Balance Treatment Center provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.

    Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction.

    Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse.

    It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at Balance Treatment Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, CA, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.

    Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in San Luis Obispo, CA

    Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder. Individuals in San Luis Obispo, CA with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’.

    The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

    Addiction, ADHD, Adolescent Substance Misuse, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Mental Health, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), On-site Drug Testing, Opioid Addiction, Stress, Substance Abuse, Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient Drug Rehab

    Inpatient rehab programs like what’s offered at Balance Treatment Center in San Luis Obispo, CA are ideal for covering all the bases that surround one’s addiction. It’s considered the most comprehensive approach to care for people afflicted with addiction. Patients live in a facility where they have access to therapy and medical care 24/7.

    San Luis Obispo, CA Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Intensive outpatient programs are an integral part of the continuum of care for people addicted to drugs and alcohol. Most intensive outpatient programs in San Luis Obispo, CA comprise a 3-hour session three times a week. Usually, the intensity of these programs diminishes over time. These programs offer a range of services, including counselling, medical treatment, and monitoring alcohol and drug use. The programs are ideal for people who do not need treatment at an inpatient or residential facility and continue to need extended care and support.

    Outpatient Program

    Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in California.

    Outpatient therapy provided by Balance Treatment Center is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    Balance Treatment Center‘s Partial Hospitalization Program is a midway point between inpatient and outpatient treatment. It is for people who are still struggling with addiction but don’t need round the clock care in San Luis Obispo. Patients may spend anywhere from 18 to 30 hours a week in a treatment program, but they will sleep at home. The duration of the program can be anywhere from one to six months.

    Aftercare support involves the support given to a San Luis Obispo, California patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Balance Treatment Center‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

    Balance Treatment Center‘s Therapies & Programs

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

    Family Counseling + Treatment

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

    Group therapy happens at Balance Treatment Center in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports San Luis Obispo, CA patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

    Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

    Patients at Balance Treatment Center in San Luis Obispo, CA learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is designed to support patients in treating trauma. Patients follow a bar of light throughout the session or watch their therapist’s finger travel back and forth. All this imitates the eye movements of REM sleep. These are the same movements that enable memories to be reprocessed by the brain. This reduces the impact and reprocesses traumatic memories have individuals, reducing the desire to shelter or escape by abusing substances.

    Medical Nutrition Therapy, also called nutrition therapy and MNT, helps someone recovering from an addiction learn how to replenish their body with the nutrients that food can provide. This helps improve medical, physical, and emotional conditions resulting from an addiction. These skills are taught by dietitians and nutritionists at Balance Treatment Center in San Luis Obispo, California who understand the effects of addiction.
    People who leave treatment without learning life skills from staff at Balance Treatment Center are at a disadvantage when it comes to maintaining sobriety. Although it is difficult to teach life skills, aftercare support helps patients develop these skills over time. Life skills taught in California include things like finding a job and a good place to live, self-care, and managing finances.

    Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Animal Therapy, Children / Adolescent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Creative Arts Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Equine Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Individualized Treatment, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Interpersonal, Life Skills, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Nutrition Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Partial-Hospitalization (PHP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy

    Patient Experience

    Creative Arts

    The process of creating art can be a healing form of self-expression. Creative arts therapy uses painting, music, poetry and other methods of individual creation to release negative feelings. It is also an effective method of dealing with anxiety and accessing emotions which may appear too difficult to deal with in other ways. Integrating feelings and thoughts together is the goal for a more balanced approach to life in San Luis Obispo, CA.

    Equine Therapy at Balance Treatment Center

    Equine therapy, or Equine-assisted therapy (EAT), uses horses in experiential therapy to help clients develop self-confidence and develop emotional awareness. Clients at Balance Treatment Center in California may feed and groom horses while processing their thoughts and feelings with a mental healthcare professional. Equine therapy is notably effective for people with anxiety disorders.

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Additional Details

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    Balance Treatment Center Location and Directions
    Address Information1551 Bishop St
    San Luis Obispo, California 93401 Phone Number(855) 414-8100 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    San Luis Obispo, California Addiction Information

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    10% of adults in San Luis Obispo, California have a substance use disorder. 18% of fatalities involve drugs. Methamphetamine is a particular problem in the city, as it is manufactured locally. Heroin addiction is also a serious issue. 41% of high school students report being involved in drugs activity. SLO, California offers a variety of treatment options. Patient advocates can help you find the right program for your needs.

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