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Stairway Resource Center is a long-term outpatient program in California that is designed to provide the tools and resources needed for those who are in recovery. We provide an intermediate step between intensive outpatient programming and ongoing additional support programming. We provide a variety of outpatient addiction treatment services to provide support for successful re-entry into sober, quality living.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Our outpatient rehab in the LA area incorporates a variety of different programming options to help those recovering from substance abuse take charge of their life once again.

Outpatient addiction treatment has been shown to help individuals successfully stay sober and lead successful lives.

Everyone’s journey is different. There are over 21 million Americans that have struggled with addiction at some point in their life. Each person has their own story and their journey, and Stairway Resource Center provides tailored outpatient programs to meet the needs of unique individuals in recovery.

Substance abuse recovery outpatient programs provide different components of treatment that are vital to long-term success such as therapy, twelve-step integration, and case management. This helps individuals succeed in treatment and beyond.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient programming includes:

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  • Accountability techniques: learning tips and techniques for being open and honest about the recovery journey.
  • Life skills: this involves rebuilding relationships, maintaining relationships, sober living, sober interactions, employment, and more.
  • Anger management: regulating emotions and healthily expressing them can be challenging, and we explore different techniques and practices to help manage emotional extremes.
  • Communication skills: these programs provide techniques for reflective listening, open communication, and honesty.
  • Long-term programming: we know that recovery fits no set time frame; that’s why we focus less on time and more on progress and milestones.
  • Relapse prevention: our programming provides the tools and information necessary to prevent a relapse from taking place. While relapse doesn’t mean an individual will never succeed, it can be difficult to start over again.
  • Overcoming trauma: we help individuals face the trauma of the past, learning how to truly heal and move forward without the crutch of substance dependence.
  • Coping skills: learning to cope with day-to-day life and stresses, free of substance dependence, can be difficult, and we’re here to help.
  • Case management services: we know how important work can be to provide a healthy routine as well as a steady income, which is why we help with resume creating, interview techniques, and more.

Long-Term Personalized, Long-Term Outpatient Care

Our long-term outpatient programs in California are focused on genuine, long-term care. At Stairway Resource Center, we understand that recovery can be a long process and that every individual is unique. Our programming is tailored to be personalized to fit the needs of the individual, not the needs of the program.

The Stairway Resource Center team has the experience and tools necessary to treat individuals who have not been able to see success in shorter-term treatment options. We understand that successfully treating addiction starts with understanding that it is complex, and our goal is to provide progress-based treatment that measures success in benchmarks, not days.

Outpatient Treatment Therapies and Program Highlights

Stairway Resource Center provides a variety of different outpatient treatment therapies and programming to foster a healthy recovery environment. Our therapies and programming provide those in recovery with the support and tools they need for lasting sobriety.

Individual and Group Therapy

At Stairway Resource Center, we use both individual and group therapy services to provide a full scope of care. We work to help individuals understand that substance abuse is a powerful physical and mental condition that can alter the way you think, react, and approach your entire life. This is why we provide both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

CBT helps an individual learn healthy problem-solving strategies and increase self-awareness. This therapy focuses on turning irrational, toxic thoughts into positive ideas to help get through difficult situations.

DBT is another type of therapy that helps individuals take control of their emotions to aid in reacting rationally when situations are difficult, learn to accept their feelings, and process that they are genuine. This helps a person accept their addictive habits, realize it is not an isolated experience, and gain the tools to see that recovery is possible.

12-Step Immersion

The 12-step program has long been used to help individuals seeking long-term recovery from alcohol and substance dependence. It is helpful to understand that the 12-step program is not about religion, it is about spirituality. 12-step immersion programs are meant to focus on aspects of spirituality such as openness, honesty, and a willingness to try, which helps those in recovery to realize and understand that their situation is not an isolated experience.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Depression is a common symptom associated with withdrawal from alcohol and other dependent substances. TMS therapy is a non-invasive procedure that has shown positive results in treating serious depression. TMS works by targeting the parts of the brain that are responsible for mood control and depression. The stimulation from the electromagnetic coil is believed to activate parts of the brain that could be underperforming which could be a cause of depression.


Neurofeedback, also known as neurotherapy, is a form of therapy that focuses on assessing a person’s brain wave activity. This type of therapy is designed to help individuals learn how they can change their brain’s activity to improve their ability to self-regulate via a safe, non-invasive method of addiction treatment. Seeing brain patterns and understanding why thoughts are processed the way they are, helps individuals to respond better in situations that are stressful or inspire heightened emotions.

Family Group

We provide therapy programming options for couples as well as families as a whole. While addiction can feel like an isolating experience, it often impacts those around you that care about you the most. Family members can learn through therapy that they are not alone and that many families have struggled with addiction and recovery. It helps the family better understand the individual and what they have gone through. Gaining healthy support through family members can help individuals stay on the road to recovery.


Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and Comprehensive Resource Model are both types of therapy that have been shown to help individuals in recovery. Both therapy types use bi-lateral stimulation that has shown to help with the processing of emotions, as well as the nervous system and body. This therapy often uses different techniques such as lighting, music, vibrating mallets, or tapping that is meant to stimulate the right then left brain in sequence. This stimulation helps to add to feelings of safety and security within yourself.

Help With Legal Issues

Substance abuse can create a variety of legal issues for those in recovery. There is no guarantee that rehab will help with legal issues, but there are instances where being actively involved in rehab can help those facing problems within the court system. Actively participating in rehab can demonstrate a person’s desire to have a better life, and the active steps they are taking to achieve that better life. Individuals may be able to access resources to address their legal issues while in outpatient treatment.

Fitness and Nutrition

Focusing on physical health can help make improvements to mental health as well. We provide programming designed to help individuals learn how to properly care for their bodies. Addiction often creates numerous unhealthy habits such as eating poorly, skipping meals, and generally showing no real care for their body. A healthy diet in combination with fitness activities like yoga can help an individual be mindful of their body and mind while also releasing feel-good chemicals the natural way.

Art for Therapy

Art therapy incorporates different creative mediums such as drawing, coloring, painting, sculpting, and other artistic endeavors to help individuals move through their journey to recovery. Physical, hands-on activity can provide an interactive opportunity that allows for a safer environment for people to open up. This can be especially helpful for those who have experienced deep emotions and hurtful trauma that is difficult to express directly. Art provides a different means to be expressive and true to the emotions involved in recovery.

Aftercare Planning

Stairway Resource Center provides aftercare planning to help those in outpatient therapy programs understand what relapse is and how to prevent it. Learning these tips and tools while in treatment can make implementing them in a high-pressure moment easier. We work with individuals to understand their unique triggers, thought patterns, and other risks. We also provide methods of redirecting thinking, focusing on positives, and preventing relapse from taking place. Knowing how to cope when tempting situations arise can help individuals recover and plan for their long-term success.

Alumni Program

The Alumni Program provides a support network for those who have completed their rehab treatment. This helps connect individuals with a larger support network than just the individuals they were in the program with. The Alumni Program offers several opportunities such as special programming, workshops, social outings, and more. Connecting with these groups helps to remind individuals that they are never alone in this journey.

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Outpatient Program FAQs

Do you have to follow the 12 steps while in treatment?

Yes. The traditional 12 steps are a requirement and a big part of our treatment program and ongoing group meetings.

How often do you have 12-step meetings?

We have meetings at one of our partner sober living houses almost every day of the week. We’ve found that this kind of community support is powerful and effective. Our groups can be as large as 100 people or more as our extended sober family is invited to join and alumni are always encouraged to come back.

How long do people stay in your outpatient program?

Our outpatient program allows people to stay long-term, ideally 60-90 days or longer. Some individuals stay 6 months or longer as our outpatient program provides ongoing individual and group therapy in a flexible, yet structured environment, allowing individuals to return to other daily obligations while remaining in care.

Do you offer sober living homes?

Most individuals will stay with our partner, Stairway Sober Homes, for their housing while attending our outpatient program. Stairway Sober Homes has been serving the sober community for many years and offers nightly 12-step meetings as well as sponsors local sober events.

Is your program covered by insurance?

Yes, we accept most major insurance.

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Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken in place of medical advice. Before making any decisions regarding your health, please consult your doctor. The staff at Stairway Resource Center develops a custom treatment plan for each of our patients. Specific medical advice will be provided to our patients by our professional providers while in our care.