Our Clinical Approach
Recovery doesn’t just take place on a conceptual basis. You must also learn to land in your body again, feel your emotions, and heal from the inside out. Recognizing the indisputable connection between body and mind, our highly credentialed staff uses an integrative approach to treatment. We draw on traditional, evidence-based therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as experiential approaches like yoga, psychodrama, and expressive art therapy.
Your specific treatment plan will be individualized to your most pressing clinical needs as well as your preferences, goals, and life experiences.
The core ideals that drive our clinical approach:
Many of our clients have a limited perception of what safety means to them. Clients with a trauma history tend to experience skewed forms of trust. It is our goal to re-establish the development of safety in various ways throughout treatment at South Coast.
No two clients are alike, which is why your participation is needed and your suggestions are encouraged so that we can build out a truly life-changing treatment plan together.
As clinicians, our learning process is never-ending. We value staying informed with new findings and approaches that could impact our knowledge, helping us to treat you more effectively. Our clinical team is highly motivated to stay current in our therapeutic communities.
We take a collaborative approach, because there is no one that knows you better than you know yourself. Your input matters, and it will help us learn more about you and provide the best treatment possible to you
Not only our clinicians can provide therapeutic experiences, which is why we highly value the community-based system we provide. In addition to your therapist, you will be sharing a home with your peers. Like a built-in network, your peers are there to recover but also provide the opportunity of experiencing recovery together. We can say you are not alone, but this way— we are showing you that you never have to be. Connection is key in recovery, and our community proves it.
We apply our distinctive clinical philosophy in treatment during all levels of care that we offer here at South Coast. In leading the way for true recovery to happen, we wish for all of our clients to trust in sobriety, having done the work to build a strong foundational knowledge of themselves, connection to a community, and acknowledgment of any future obstacles to wellness and how to counteract them.
South Coast offers a full continuum of care that includes sub-acute detox services, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. We are a culturally sensitive, evidence-based treatment center that blends traditional and holistic approaches to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds of addiction.
Our Clinical Approach
Our programming at South Coast can take on different therapeutic intentions. We view the recovery process from a perspective of our care organized into three pillars. Our therapeutic intentions shift as client’s reach another ‘pillar’ of the recovery process.
Our three pillars of the recovery process, include:
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Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dual diagnosis treatment services build healthy habits for our clients through full-service psychiatric care alongside substance use disorder treatment, for a sustainable recovery.
Our Clinical Philosophy
South Coast Behavioral Health takes an integrative holistic approach to your healing, meaning we provide recovery to your mind, body, and spirit. We use traditional and comprehensive treatment methods to accomplish this. South Coast Behavioral Health is a trauma-focused clinical environment that aims to treat the underlying motivators to the behavior of substance abuse.
At South Coast, our primary therapeutic objectives are as follows:
We treat the condition of your mind by first assessing you for any disorders that may be co-occurring with your substance abuse. By treating mental conditions simultaneously with your alcohol or substance use disorder, you will be able to find true healing without the confusion of continued symptoms from either disorder. Our dual diagnosis treatment allows for clarity of the mind and helps you feel better, faster. Some symptoms from mental health disorders can appear similar to symptoms experienced as a result of substance use disorders, therefore, it is always our first step to assess and evaluate your symptoms to trace it back to the true condition. From this starting point, we employ a variety of behavioral therapy methods in addition to psychiatric sessions and medication management for your co-occurring disorder(s).
We place a high value on the condition of our client’s mental health because it gives us a greater understanding of the behavior of substance abuse. Without focusing on our client’s mental health, we cannot understand the motivations behind their drug or alcohol abuse. Our primary objective in the clinical work we do at South Coast is to establish the ‘why’— why our clients began using drugs or alcohol. This ‘why’ is most important, and takes precedence over understanding the reason our clients continued to use substances despite the negative consequences it brought. Most often, individuals struggling with addiction initially start using drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. Why they need to cope is what we need to treat. These underlying reasons that motivate drug or alcohol abuse, if left untreated, can trigger a relapse or other maladaptive coping mechanisms to form.
We treat the condition of your body by providing medical treatment around the clock, in the form of doctors and nurses that specialize in addiction medicine. Our goal in your medical treatment is to efficiently detox your system from any and all substances, returning your body back to equilibrium. We prioritize your health, needs, underlying conditions, and your best interest during this process.
We treat the condition of your spirit in offering a myriad of experiential therapies and providing opportunities to connect with yourself and others in an authentic way.
We view our treatment at South Coast as a pivoting point for individuals who would like to maintain long-term sobriety. Addiction recovery is an ongoing process, it is our job to provide the safe space and lay the path that you will continue down the road in long-term sobriety.
We give you access to clinicians with no exceptions, because when we say we are by your side— we mean it. Your clinical needs will be met 24/7. We understand what you’re going through during early and extended recovery, which is why we are attentive to your needs and expressed concerns from the moment you become a client. We believe in the power of healing through a strong connection with your therapist. Our hope is for each therapy session to provide insight and a renewed sense of ambition. Our expectation is that you remain open, honest, and willing to make the changes that support the treatment plan we will devise together.
Seeking Safety addresses the connection between addiction and trauma. It draws on 25 treatment topics with themes around interpersonal, cognitive, and behavioral issues. Seeking Safety emphasizes addiction and trauma education, grounding tools, and coping skills. The curriculum can help you reduce trauma and addiction symptoms and feel safer in emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and relationships. Our trauma-informed care extends throughout the entirety of our treatment programs in addition to our targeted therapy offerings for trauma.
Holistic and Wellness Services
To support whole-person healing, we offer a range of holistic approaches to complement our traditional therapies.
Some alternative treatments we offer include:
Evidence-Based Clinical Programming
"They are very loving and caring people at scbh. I had a very good case manager that went above and beyond...And a very loving and caring therapist. I want to thank them for everything that they have done for me and took care of all my problems that I had thank you For everything you guys did for me and I'm going to miss you guys"D.C.
"I highly recommend this facility!... It feels good to have to people I love come here and get clean with me. From the detox to residential to sober living I learned so much, from all my therapy sessions all the group classes to community group how to cope and deal with life. I’m so glad I came here and got a second chance at life. Being here helped me grow as a person, and also get my kids back. I have the greatest clinical team I could ever ask for, every staff member there works hard and does what ever they need to to help us stay sober an stay on this right path we are on. If you want to get clean an sober this is the place to come!!!"K.N.
"...I kept feeling like something was missing, not realizing most addicts need treatment in both mental health and substance abuse. I came here and got the best treatment in both. I was happily surprised by the accommodations provided to us, beautiful large homes in great neighborhoods. I’m thrilled with my decision to come here."K.S.