The Control Center Philosophy
At The Control Center, clients can receive life-saving treatment without having to leave work and family behind. An excellent alternative to a traditional inpatient rehab, the facility offers a comprehensive outpatient program for drug and alcohol addiction and mental health disorders, including day treatment, intensive outpatient services, sober living facilities, and extended care. Through individualized care and a holistic approach to addiction, the Control Center is dedicated to the success of its clients, and strives to provide the support, expertise, clinical tools, and experience necessary to change lives.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Reef Karim, D.O.
Founder, Medical Director
Dr. Reef Karim is a board certified psychiatrist, board certified addiction medicine specialist, and a certified relationship therapist. He is a senior attending physician and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience as well a published research scientist in the field of behavioral & chemical addictions with articles in the International Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Addiction Medicine, and other prestigious journals.
Dr. Priya Chaudhri, Ph.D.
Dr. Chaudhri is currently the Clinical Director of The Control Center and is trained in behavioral medicine and addiction. Dr. Chaudhri has over 10 years of experience working at various outpatient and residential substance abuse programs. Dr. Chaudri has been the clinical director of several addiction rehabs.
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ABOUT THE CONTROL CENTER
From a suite in a modern building in Los Angeles’s exclusive Beverly Hills neighborhood, The Control Center offers outpatient treatment for substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides ambulatory medical detox, which is a service available in just 15.8 percent of outpatient treatment facilities in California.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Outpatient programs at The Control Center are offered in two intensities. There's a day treatment program (also known as partial hospitalization PHP) that meets for five hours a day, five days a week, and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which meets three hours a day, three days a week. The Control Center is among the 18.5 percent of outpatient facilities in California to offer a PHP and among the 39.4 percent of outpatient facilities in the state to offer an IOP.
Both programs vary in length, but typically last between one and six months. Evidence-based treatment modalities include group, individual, and family therapy, along with psychiatric services, medication management, neuropsychological testing, and regular drug testing.
Medical detox is overseen by a team of UCLA physicians, and the staff includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, licensed therapists, certified addictions treatment counselors, and licensed clinical social workers.
While Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, The Control Center earned an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars based on six Yelp reviews, as well on one five-star review on Google. Alumni described the facility as a top-notch outpatient center with knowledgeable staff and effective, pragmatic treatment programs. "The Control Center has created an atmosphere of de-stigmatization and empowerment. I am not treated as a walking disorder but as an individual working on certain issues and building skills to address them," Stephanie wrote in a representative review on Yelp.
Nasimeh, a doctor who worked in the Santa Monica area, gave the facility a five-star rating on Yelp. She commented: “I've referred patients to The Control Center for over 3 years now. They embody the true meaning of healing, holistic, effective, and compassionate. A truly unique place, and I am so glad we can rely on their expertise to help some of our most vulnerable patients.”
According to the website, The Control Center accepts some private insurance plans.
Published on July 2019
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