Falling under the umbrella of the Department of Public Health, the City of Pasadena Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program has been in service to the community for over 35 years. With outpatient services for adults who do not require intensive treatment or psychiatric intervention, the facility is located in the heart of Pasadena, California and works in conjunction with other health facilities and clinics through the Public Health Department. In addition to treatment of chemical dependency, SAPT supports the community with prevention-based services.
Treatment and Staff
Before a client is admitted, they must display a willingness to participate in treatment activities and show they are dedicated to sobriety. If the individual meets these initial requirements, they are then fully assessed to ensure the program intensity is correct for their needs. There is no detox or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) available, but referrals are available if such services are needed. All clients are given an individualized treatment plan developed around their needs and schedule availability.
At least once per week, clients attend therapeutic activities with CADCs or LPCs. The majority of treatment is group therapy that focuses on developing coping skills, building self-esteem and making positive decisions. Counselors utilize evidence-based practices to bring about an awareness in each client about their behavior and history. Specialty groups are also available that focus on anger management, domestic violence and parenting skills. Clients may also arrange therapy sessions that include family or their significant other to facilitate a healthy home environment and better communication.
Individual therapy can also be scheduled once per week with the client’s primary counselor. These sessions focus on solidifying what was learned through the group process as well as outside of the treatment facility. If the client expresses a need for additional support, referrals and community resources are available including 12-step meetings and other sober support networks. Clients are expected to remain abstinent during the treatment process, drug testing and breathalyzer examinations may also be given at random.
In addition to treatment for chemical dependency, SAPT is active in community prevention programs throughout Los Angeles and Pasadena. The program representatives provide psycho-educational courses in schools, public and private agencies, community groups and churches. Some graduates of the SAPT program may speak at these events to give back to the recovery community.
The City of Pasadena Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program was developed to provide affordable treatment for residents in need of flexible, low-intensity care. All services are outpatient-based and may be attended in conjunction with other program offerings through the Department of Public Health. Clients attend group, individual and family therapy to move themselves towards mental and bodily health.
City of Pasadena Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
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