Partial Hospitalization Program at the Bluffs

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Substance abuse and mental health disorders aren’t something anyone plans for and they often flare up at inconvenient times. When you’ve reached a point where you’ve decided to seek help, however, you may be dismayed at the thought of leaving your friends, family and career behind to enter residential treatment. At Avalon Malibu, we know that this is a common obstacle that prevents many from committing to rehab, but there are other options available to help you get the help you need with minimal disruption to your daily life. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) at The Bluffs provides a more flexible treatment option that may be the solution you’re looking for, offering you the high-quality care you need to heal without sacrificing your personal responsibilities.

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

PHPs are a level of care in mental health or substance abuse treatment that allows clients to participate in intensive, high-quality recovery activities while continuing to live off-site, usually at home or in sober living. At Avalon, our PHP clients also have the option to live in The Bluffs house while enrolled in treatment, offering a stable, recovery-oriented environment that makes it easy to attend meetings, go to therapy and become immersed in the healing process. Regardless of your living situation, PHP programs offer more flexibility and independence than residential treatment, allowing you to manage any personal, professional or familial responsibilities you may have while practicing your new recovery skills in the real world. If you encounter particularly difficult obstacles that threaten your sobriety or mental health recovery, you’ll have the support and guidance of your treatment team to help you stay on track. By combining the structure and support of intensive treatment with the flexibility of independent living, PHP empowers you to develop the skills you’ll need to achieve lasting recovery along with renewed confidence in your ability to maintain it.

Is PHP the Right Level of Care for Me?

PHP at The Bluffs provides an affordable alternative to inpatient treatment for adults with substance abuse or mental health disorders. Often used as a bridge between more intensive treatment and transitional care, PHP provides ongoing support for clients as they progress through recovery and prepare to return to their daily lives. It is also recommended for individuals who don’t require 24/7 care or who want to enter treatment but can’t put everything on hold for an extended period of time. Ideal clients are those who:

  • Don’t need or have recently completed detox
  • Have been stabilized and are not actively struggling with ongoing substance use or severe mental health concerns
  • Have a supportive, recovery-oriented home or living environment if not staying at The Bluffs house
  • Can’t commit to residential care due to important career, academic or family responsibilities
  • Want to regain a foothold in recovery after a mild relapse
  • Need ongoing support after primary residential treatment

Our PHP program is available for current Avalon clients or those who are just beginning their recovery journey and offers housing at The Bluffs house located in Malibu, California, situated along the Pacific Coast Highway and next door to the Avalon Integrative Wellness residential facilities. Clients who opt to live at home or in sober living will need transportation to our clinical offices for treatment, as clinical programming will take place five to seven days a week.

PHP Treatment at The Bluffs

At Avalon Malibu, we know there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to recovery. That’s why we’ve adopted a different approach, one that goes above and beyond to provide a positive, meaningful experience that promotes lasting recovery long after treatment. By combining flexible therapeutic options, highly personalized treatment plans and a continuum of care that evolves with you as your needs change, The Bluffs is challenging the traditional, monotonous recovery models that have become the norm.

PHP treatment at The Bluffs is available for a wide range of substance abuse and mental health disorders, with forward-thinking clinical programming that incorporates holistic, experiential and evidence-based techniques that allow you to heal in a way that resonates with you. Treatments and recovery activities take place five to seven days a week, but your schedule may vary depending on your specific needs. Our PHP program is modeled after residential treatment at The Cottage House or Grand House and led by the same experienced professionals that provide services at these renowned facilities, offering the same clinical standard and quality of care that Avalon is known for without the high cost associated with inpatient treatment. Some of the therapeutic techniques we utilize include:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Holistic modalities
  • 12-step support
  • Experiential therapy
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly themes
  • Chemical dependency education
  • Relapse prevention
  • Medication management

Clients spend a minimum of 30 days in PHP treatment at Avalon Integrative Wellness and The Bluffs, but your recovery timeline may vary depending on your needs, progress and goals. Clients who are entering PHP following the completion of a residential program, for example, may have less acuity than those who are beginning PHP as their primary level of treatment and transition quicker into sober living or aftercare. Avalon clients even keep the same primary therapist and treatment team as they transition through different levels of care. Regardless of where you’re at in the recovery process, your outcome will improve the longer you spend in treatment and give you the best possible chance to achieve the happy, healthy life you deserve.

Breathtaking Vistas at The Bluffs House

Our PHP gives you the option to enroll in both clinical programming at the Avalon Integrative Wellness facility and housing at the beautiful Bluffs house in Malibu, California. This offers a refreshing change from the sterile hospital settings that have become standard in mental health and substance abuse treatment, instead providing a comfortable, home-like environment conducive to healing. The Bluffs is an 8-bed coed house with shared rooms, kitchen and common areas that promote peer bonding and recovery-oriented communal living, situated on a sprawling property that overlooks the ocean. Complete with indoor/outdoor living spaces and modern amenities, The Bluffs is a cost-effective haven that allows you to step away from daily life and the negative influences that may compromise your ability to heal.

Contact Avalon Malibu

At Avalon Malibu, we know that recovery isn’t always an easy, straightforward process. Some days will be better than others and sometimes you may feel that you’re right back where you started. With flexible, individualized care that meets your specific needs, however, it is possible to break the cycle of mental health or substance abuse issues and rediscover who you are without drugs or alcohol. Whether this is your first time seeking treatment or you’re transitioning out of a higher level of care, PHP at The Bluffs can help you find your way back to sobriety. Contact or call Avalon Malibu today at 888-732-0463 to learn more about our programs and see what sets us apart from other rehab centers.

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