Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to stay?

  • The severity of your addiction determines just how long you will stay with us. Every person with an addiction is different, so not every individual can be treated in a set amount of time. We have residents that stay with the program for six weeks and others for up to ninety days. Upon admission to our rehab facility, you or your loved one are given a thorough assessment by our highly qualified clinical team. The initial evaluation includes a complete social, biological and psychological assessment which aids us in determining how long your stay will be.

Will I lose time from work?

  • The impact of a drug or alcohol addiction in the workplace tends to vary from person to person. Lost income and missed work days are valid concerns and we will help you address those. This alcohol and drug rehabilitation center works with employees and their employers to try and limit the impact of inpatient treatment on your job. In many cases, seeking treatment actually saves professional careers as well as enhances your employer-employee relationships. In other cases, drug addiction or alcoholism itself has caused damage to your status in the workplace which can result in the loss of your job or even put a professional license at stake. Whether you are a lawyer, a licensed healthcare professional or in a manufacturing job, your performance at work and the safety of yourself and those around you is at great risk when you are suffering from addiction.

What happens when I check in for drug or alcohol rehab treatment?

  • After you are admitted, detox and stabilization starts right away if needed. A thorough physical exam is performed along with a complete medical history. This is how we determine your level of treatment, support needs for your children and family, and how long you will stay. We design a therapeutic program depending on your needs specifically which helps us effectively treat your addiction. The program may include individual treatment, group or one-on-one therapy, intensive case management and regular sessions with our staff of physicians.

Are there any opportunities for exercise or outdoor recreation?

  • We strongly encourage physical exercise. There is a program of physical activities designed to meet your needs as an individual. The facility includes a gorgeous swimming pool as well as a home gym for your use. We are also partners with a local gym to help facilitate a wide arrangement of physical activity needs.

What can I bring with me?

  • There is a complete list of items for you to bring, as well as items to leave at home on our What To Bring Page. Progressive TLC provides all accommodations, all meals and bed and bath linens. If bringing a pillow, towels or a blanket from home would make you feel more comfortable, then that is okay. As far as clothing goes, we encourage our residents to bring casual clothes to wear that are suitable to the season.

After admission, when can patients and family members see or speak to each other again?

  • Feelings of isolation can actually make the disease of addiction worse; therefore, active family participation is encouraged in the recovery process. Progressions TLC facilitates this healing process by providing many opportunities for patients and their families to strengthen and heal their relationships. There are family therapy sessions which are designed to improve communication, with specialized educational programs that allow loved ones to fully understand your recovery process. Family therapy can be held in person at the facility, or via Skype or teleconferences for family members who are not from the local Los Angeles area.

During treatment, do I have to attend 12-step meetings every day?

  • Yes. It is vital to your recovery to become familiar with the Step recovery process. Step programs can often be misunderstood, and we take the time to help integrate this approach into each patient’s treatment and recovery experience. These anonymous programs provide important guidelines to living an enjoyable life free of drugs and alcohol. These programs are not religious, they are spiritual. It is common for deeply meaningful experiences and life-altering moments to come out of Step meetings. These experiences build the important cornerstone when beginning the journey towards recovery. We understand that abstinence is possible without these programs for some patients, but we believe in the supporting evidence that the programs offer the best possibility of success.

What role does the attending physician play in my treatment?

  • At our alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, our attending physician directs the development and implementation of each treatment plan. It is the physician’s evaluation that creates the direction your treatment will take. The clinical team at our facility is comprised of full-time staff members who are completely involved in and dedicated to your recovery.

How much individual therapy will I receive?

  • At Progressions TLC, we realize that everyone’s needs are different and we are committed to one-on-one rehabilitation with each of our patients. Group therapy, although sometimes uncomfortable at first, form the cornerstone of successful addiction treatment. Group, one-on-one and educational programs are all vitally important components of the treatment process.

If I am experiencing depression and anxiety, will that be addressed?

  • Yes. Our goal for you in treatment is to give you all the tools of recovery and treatment necessary to ensure that you never have to turn to addictive substances ever again. We discover in many instances, however, that addiction may not be the only issue that needs addressing. There are often other co-occurring disorders present. Our highly trained staff is capable of recognizing anxiety and depression. Our alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs provide care and support for these co-occurring disorders. We provide you with the skills to meet and cope with life’s challenges without the use of alcohol or drugs.

How do you define a successful treatment outcome?

  • The experience we have gained helps us define successful treatment in patients who are abstinent, accountable for their actions and recovering. Their focus is on building a healthy, productive life and in positive life-affirmative relationships with family and loved ones. We have a great deal of confidence and faith in our patients to successfully achieve wellness through treatment.

If a person relapses, does that mean that the treatment was not successful?

  • Whenever a recovering alcoholic/addict returns to old habits, it does not necessarily mean that they were not successful in treatment, or that they are a failure as a person. It simply means the patient had a relapse. The key to success is to get help and get back on track as quickly as possible. To put it in its simplest terms, your recovery is our goal. However, it would be inaccurate and irresponsible for any treatment provider to claim that their practiced methods can “cure” individuals, or guarantee that a relapse will never happen. Addiction is a chronic and lifelong disease that requires lifestyle and behavior changes, and it is imperative that patients and families understand this point clearly. Chronic addictions are often plagued by periodic relapses, often caused by the inability to cope with stress, peer pressure or by not following the recovery program. Progressions TLC offers addiction recovery and treatment programs for patients with a variety of needs, from initial treatment through continued care and relapse prevention measures.

Can I take my usual prescription medications while in treatment?

  • Usually, yes. However, there are certain medicines that may be unsafe during treatment. We have seen many patients struggling to recover from drug or alcohol addiction, unaware that one of their prescribed medications is triggering their addiction. Each medication is checked for safety as well as any relapse potential it may have. This determines whether you should continue to take it. In some cases, an alternate, safer treatment can usually be prescribed.

Do you have a 90-day program?

  • Yes. However, not every patient requires a 90 day stay. Some patients stay with us for significantly less time and are still successful in their recovery. The length of your stay depends on your individual progress, your needs and your level of participation.