ABOUT ALTERNATIVES ADDICTION TREATMENT
Alternatives Addiction Treatment, in Los Angeles, Calif., provides outpatient treatment for individuals dealing with substance abuse. Treatment is not 12-Steps based and emphasizes the company’s moderation management program. The facility offers services to direct clients toward abstinence or moderation. Detoxification is not offered on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The center begins treatment with an assessment. Alternatives Addiction Treatment emphasizes moderation management to decrease drinking and promote healthy lifestyle changes. According to its website, Alternatives Addiction also promotes the “Harm Reduction Movement,” managing substance abuse not with abstinence, but with a “range of options for improvements.”
12-Step and abstinence-based programming are not included in treatment. Alternatives Addiction uses SMART Recovery a recovery group focused on addiction and addictive behaviors.
The facility also promotes Soberlink, a portable breathalyzer to monitor alcohol consumption.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The facility’s website shows an office environment with
The facility’s website states that staff includes psychologists.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni submitting reviews to Rehabs.com gave perfect five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness and gave positive commentary about Alternatives Addiction Treatment. Brandy complemented “kind” staff and recovery tools. “A real find! One of a kind state of the art addiction treatment,” they wrote. John told Rehabs.com that he had a “great experience. “The tools learned helped me when I relapsed to quit again,” he wrote. Commenter S.J. called the program “advanced.” “I did a lot of research and this was the only place that addressed the biological issues like genetics and fitness/nutrition in addition to brain function and talk therapy,” they lauded.
Nine reviewers gave perfect five-star ratings on the center’s Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage. “If you dislike abstinence and AA and still want to learn how to drink safely this is the place for you,” wrote M.R.  Similarly, three reviewers gave perfect five-star ratings on Google. 
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member polled by Rehabs.com gave perfect five out of five star ratings to eight out of fifteen evaluated categories. The anonymous reviewer noted that while “some treatment options are limited,” a strength of the facility was the “long term staff” with “little overturn.” The staff member indicated that they’d recommend the facility, despite giving treatment effectiveness and accommodations two stars.
Alternatives Addiction Treatment accepts donations but does not publish financial details online.
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