Circle of Help is an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility that was founded in 2004 in East Los Angeles, California. Circle of Help offers Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and standard outpatient care to adolescents, adults and young adults with specialty focus on pregnant and post-partum women.
Treatment and Staff
At Circle of Help an individualized treatment plan for all clients is designed after an in-depth assessment. Based on a couple of factors, including age and drug of choice, there are different treatment options, each with group and individual counseling. Clients under 21 generally attend the PHP, which is up to five hours a day of treatment, five days a week. The IOP is nine hours of group therapy per week, usually breaking down to three days per week of three-hour sessions. The standard outpatient track is typically one or two weekly sessions for up to three hours.
There are gender specific groups, anger management and parenting skills classes offered. There is no specific amount of time clients are supposed to stay in treatment, with the exception of those who are court ordered to attend some sort of program. Circle of Hope complies with the court requirements, including communicating with the courts and judges on behalf of the client and provides progress reports and referrals.
The treatment introduces the clients to different therapeutic philosophies, like the 12 steps, behavior modification and CBT. There is a strong educational element to the programs as well, with focus on STD awareness, relapse prevention, identifying triggers, learning coping skills and how to make healthier choices. In addition to substance abuse treatment, clients work with their counselors to develop a plan for after they leave the program, which may mean helping to obtain work or continue with school, or an aftercare plan of counseling. The counselors who work with the clients are LMFTs and LPCs.
Circle of Help offers transportation services to and from treatment, meals during the programs and tutoring services for those who are in school. There are also family counseling services and bi-lingual counselors available.
The programs offered at Circle of Help are client and family focused, providing care for the whole person, and not just the disease of addiction. Their goal is to get to the root of what caused the addiction, and give solutions to help heal from there.
Circle of Help
1011 Goodrich Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Circle of Help Cost: Sliding scale. Medical clients welcome. Reach Circle of Help by phone at (323) 888-9191. Find Circle of Help on Facebook
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