Promises Treatment Centers® Adult Intensive Outpatient Program Opens in Santa Monica

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Promises Treatment Centers opens a new outpatient addiction treatment program in Santa Monica for adults ages 28 and over. The predominantly group format complements individual therapy and focuses on recovery skills and relapse prevention.

Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) Feb. 10, 2015 – Promises Treatment Centers, a leader in addiction treatment programs for over 25 years, opens a new intensive outpatient program for adults ages 28 and over. The format allows clients to continue to work, attend school and meet with their individual therapist while developing new recovery skills they can put into practice in their everyday lives.

“Our intensive outpatient program is ideal for those who are new to recovery as well as clients looking for continued support after completing the Promises Malibu® residential treatment or the Professionals Treatment Program,” says SallyAnn Cross, LCSW, Executive Director of the Promises® Professionals Treatment Program and the adult intensive outpatient program.

Using a supportive, group structure, the Promises team helps clients overcome interpersonal, situational, social and psychological barriers to recovery. Clients develop strong therapeutic relationships grounded in truth, respect, balance and acceptance, providing them a safe space to discover their strengths and potential. They also explore skills, practices and traditions that can help lessen the need for substances.

The adult intensive outpatient addiction treatment program is located in Santa Monica, Calif. Groups meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Licensed addiction specialists
  • Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum
  • Recovery skills /relapse prevention training
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Self-regulation / stress-reduction training
  • Guided imagery techniques
  • Attachment theory modalities
  • Exploration of family dynamics
  • Interpersonal skill-building
  • Resources for 12-step meetings, primary therapists, psychiatric services and sober living residences

“We look forward to collaborating with private practitioners in the community to provide individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues a full spectrum of care,” says Ms. Cross. “Our intensive outpatient group format enhances the work clients are doing in individual therapy with additional training in life skills and relapse prevention.”

About Promises Treatment Centers

Our facilities in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, Texas are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, we have built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, we have been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about us, call (866) 285-9441 or visit

Promises Treatment Centers is a member of the Elements Behavioral Health® family of behavioral health programs located throughout the U.S. Elements Behavioral Health offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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