Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Beach Community
Sober Techniques Philosophy
Sober techniques offers upscale amenities to ensure that all of our clients can recover in comfort. we create individualized addiction treatment programs for each client. Every treatment plan is designed from a dual diagnosis approach. This allows our clinical team to address and treat both the physical and psychological side effects of long term addiction.
Through detox and intensive therapy both facets of the disease are targeted, which allows our team to set clients up for sustained sobriety and a brighter future.
Areas of Specialization
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
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ABOUT SOBER TECHNIQUES
Sober Techniques in San Clemente, Calif., provides treatment for adult men and women dealing with substance use and co-occurring disorders through clinical detoxification, general outpatient, and intensive outpatient programming (IOP). It is one of 490 California facilities (37.4 percent) of the state's treatment facilities providing residential treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each client at Sober Techniques will receive a personalized treatment plan. Sober Techniques incorporates holistic therapies like yoga, mindfulness training, meditation, and art therapy into treatment.
Residential treatment is offered in 30-, 60-, or 90-day increments for up to six months. Clients will participate in classes and one-on-one counseling a few times a week and take weekend trips to local attractions.
Intensive outpatient programming (IOP) is offered for 45, 60, or 90 days for up to six months. During IOP, clients will attend 15 hours of group therapy per week as well as weekly one-on-one sessions with a case manager. The general outpatient program includes six hours of group therapy and two hours of individual therapy per week. Outpatient services also provide assistance for applying to college, budgeting, and job hunting, which 46 percent of treatment facilities in the state provide. If needed, the facility can stay connected with legal agencies on the client’s behalf.
Aftercare services and relapse prevention training are also available.
According to the facility’s website, Sober Techniques has a low staff-to-client ratio. The facility employs therapists, case managers, and certified clinicians.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Sober Techniques operates three houses with 24/7 supervision and meals prepared by a chef. Official photographs show shared bedrooms with twin beds, swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens, a pool table, patios, and a plethora of outdoor seating. Clients will also go on trips to the beach, trampoline parks, and to the movie theater.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Eight alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at this time of writing provided mostly positive feedback about Sober Techniques. Six of the eight individuals complimented staff members at the facility, calling them “professional” and “amazing.” However, two individuals cited financial difficulties with the facility. One reported a lack of invoices and medical documentation while another was denied treatment based on insurance coverage.
Treatment Effectiveness: 4.42/5
Accommodations & Amenities: 4.28/5
On Google, Sober Techniques earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars based on 40 reviews, with positive reviews focusing on staff, the location, and the life changing nature of recovery. Six individuals leaving negative reviews mainly cited disorganization and poor communication. “This whole program has been life changing for me, the staff are some of the most kind and caring people I have ever met in my life,” wrote N.M. in a representative review on the site. 
Sober Techniques’ website states that it accepts most insurance plans, which 53.4 percent of facilities in California take.
Published on March 2018
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