Open for about 10 years, CAST Centers offers a roster of substance abuse treatment options in West Hollywood, California. These include: intervention, sober companionship, outpatient treatment and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). CAST may also provide legal assistance, education and career support and sober living.
Accommodations and Food
CAST’s sober living is housed in luxury apartments found in two adjoining duplexes. Clients are only accepted post detox. Each apartment holds four people, for maximum total of 16, though usually only eight are in the program at a time. Each client shares their apartment with at least one roommate, with whom they also share a bathroom, living room and kitchen. Clients also get a free gym membership and cost of laundry and groceries included in the price of stay – as are wireless Internet and cable TV.
Treatment and Staff
The recommended minimum attendance to the CAST IOP is four weeks, with the majority of clients going for sixteen weeks or more. The IOP meets Mondays through Fridays and shares its group and workshop schedule with the program set up for sober living. In each case, a client is paired with a lifestyle coach and undergoes random drug screenings. They are expected to take part in seven groups per week as well as four individual sessions with a therapist of their choice, offering CBT, DBT, ACT, EMDR and psychodrama among other modalities. Some of the workshops offered include relapse prevention, music, writing and art workshops, as well as improv. Clients may also undergo two neurofeedback sessions a week. On weekends, IOP clients get to attend activities, workshops and outings meant primarily for those in sober living. These include sound therapy sessions, philosophy and spirituality classes, mindfulness meditation, yoga and neighborhood walks.
CAST is staffed by three resident advisors, four Master’s-level therapists, a medical doctor, a neurofeedback tech, two group facilitators and two administrative staff members. There is someone at the sober living complex 24/7.
In the case of CAST’s sober companions, they may be hired to travel with clients on family or business trips during especially stressful and triggering times, or guide them and support their sobriety through a transition such as a move or death of a loved one. Sober companions may work with clients for a few days up to months.
CAST Centers have been around for a decade, and the variety of services offered are impressive. The options certainly are enticing and well rounded, which makes this a great choice for those seeking substance abuse treatment in Hollywood.
630 N Doheny Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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