Chabad Treatment Center



One of the unique aspects of Chabad’s treatment is the longer-term care option we provide. Most clients begin treatment with a 3-month residential stay. This provides a strong foundation for recovery. Clients can then transfer to our sober living and continue with outpatient services for an additional 3 months. This longer-term care facilitates a more complete integration of core clinical work. New habits and ways of thinking have time to be nurtured, assimilated and reinforced. Clients are able to build a sober support network, practice new skills outside of a structured environment, and also to begin to work while they are still in a supportive atmosphere.

While longer stays have benefits, shorter stays can be designed to meet the individual needs of our clients. We work with each client to provide discharge planning that will reinforce their growth and progress. We recommend at least one month of residential treatment.


Our residential program is structured with daily sessions that include individual and group meetings, physical fitness, spiritual, recreational and 12 step activities. A typical day at Chabad can begin at sunrise with an optional morning hike and end in the evening with a 12-step meeting and then a game of pool or leisure time.

During the daily clinical programming each client participates in a variety of treatment sessions, such as:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Recovery counseling
  • Educational, motivational and expressive groups
  • Family therapy
  • Prayer and meditation
  • Physical fitness
  • Recreational Activities
  • 12 step meetings
  • Volunteering opportunities



Optional Hike




Prayer & Meditation / Spiritual Check-In


Process Group


Spirituality or Recovery Group




Individual Therapy


Acting & Artistic Expression for Recovery


Fitness - At the Gym




12-Step Meeting

The warm family environment at Chabad develops through caring client-staff relationships, deepens through graduates and peers helping each other, and results in long lasting fellowships.


Our outpatient treatment center is approximately 2 miles from our residential center, located on South La Cienaga Blvd. Most clients chose an outpatient facility because they are transitioning from residential care, they do not require the structure of residential treatment, or they have other obligations that make outpatient a preferred choice.

Clients typically start outpatient treatment attending 5 days per week (Sundays through Thursdays).

Because many of our clients are in different phases; some currently employed, some seeking work or schooling, and some just beginning to look at vocational options, treatment plans are individualized. Treatment goals may include: Cognitive therapy, trauma resolution, mindfulness and breath work, 12 step participation, communication skills, affect management, self care, and vocationally focused therapy.

Each client receives personal planning to maximize their possibility of sustaining life long sobriety as well as meeting the challenges of everyday life.

Weekly outpatient treatment includes:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Kaballah classes
  • Tai Chi classes
  • Art therapy
  • 12 step recovery groups
  • Educational and other specialty groups
  • Family Therapy
  • Fitness and wellness classes
  • Case management
  • Physical exams
  • Vocational planning


Continuing care is a key element in long-term sobriety.

To offer our clients the best support possible, Chabad provides an on site sober living that is available to our 3 month graduates. Cost is kept low, and some grants are available to help our clients get back on their feet. Sober living allows our clients to venture forward, begin work or school and still come home to a safe and familiar environment.

Chabad’s alumni support includes ongoing counseling, sober birthday and holiday celebrations, alumni groups, and networking.



All Clients are assigned an individual therapist upon arrival. Clients work together with their therapists to formulate individualized treatment plans that focus on:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Healing pains and traumas from the past
  • Gaining skills to balance moods and strengthen recovery
  • Building healthy family and social relationships
  • Learning new communication skills
  • Enhancing development and motivation
  • Creating fulfilling and meaningful lives

Our Therapists

Each therapist at Chabad is a hand selected trained professional in the field of clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy or social work. Our therapists conduct themselves with the highest ethical standards and treat each client and their family with the utmost respect.  They are trained to utilize evidence based practices towards the best outcome and work together to provide clients with the tools and support necessary to achieve life long recovery.

Addiction help classroom


Chabad’s morning process groups are an integral part of our program. Group therapy helps clients become aware of their feelings, increase perspective taking, practice new communication and social skills, gain emotional strength, and build camaraderie.

Here client’s learn about themselves, help others, develop empathy and often build life long fellowships.


Building caring relationships, healing families and traumas, and creating long-term support for our clients are vital parts of our program. In family sessions, we help our clients repair and improve family relationships, learn and practice new communication skills, increase perspective taking, and reconnect with their families and loved ones in new ways that are consistent with their goals.

So often both our clients and their families are lacking clarity and effective skills to express their differing perspectives. In sessions, clients and families learn to explore their differences, resolve conflicts, share their wants and needs in constructive ways, and express appreciation as they build mutually caring relationships.

We are sensitive to the pain and suffering that can occur on many sides of addiction. Families are often drained and living in states of fear and frustration. Many clients carry deep pains from their past.

Our goal is to help open communication, heal family relationships and bring unity whenever possible.



The 12-step program is another evidence-based approach to addiction that Chabad integrates well with other facets of our treatment.

Through recovery groups, attendance at meetings, and working the steps, clients are able to:

  • Gain a greater spiritual understanding and connection with G-d
  • Challenge negative cognitive beliefs
  • Increase social involvement, social skills, and fellowship
  • Work on individual self improvement
  • Access and repair psychological vulnerabilities
  • Learn self regulation skills
  • Assume greater self accountability
  • Construct meaningful lives with opportunities to help others in recovery


Many research studies point to the correlation of trauma and addiction. Unprocessed traumas can lead to trigger responses, negative thoughts that are not accurate or self-serving, and result in harmful choices. Our therapists help clients explore and process these past traumas, release associated anxiety and depression, increase self esteem, construct healthier inner scripts, and decrease avoidance behaviors such as substance abuse.

We utilize cognitive processing techniques, cognitive and behavioral desensitization, and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) to help alter the impact of traumas. This frees our clients to move forward, become less reactive, and gain inner strength to face new challenges without the use of substances.


All of our residential clients receive a psychiatric and medical evaluation upon admission. Medications are prescribed as needed, and required treatments or specialized referrals are coordinated with our social service department.


The preparation and work stage of our program is designed to help our clients gain independence and re-enter the work force. In this transitional stage of treatment the therapeutic focus shifts to preparing for employment, further education, and re-entering the greater community.

The beginning phase of this stage starts with discovering vocational interests, skills sets, strengths, and educational needs to procure a job.

Job seeking skills such as preparing a resume, searching online, filling out applications, practicing mock interviews, and making community contacts continues the process of job preparation.

We have a computer room that is accessible to our clients with counseling and clinical staff to assist in researching educational programs, local jobs, arrange for GED preparation, and visits to community colleges and job centers. Many of our clients have found placements though local establishments that favor hiring Chabad graduates, and others have become inspired by our guest speakers. We have graduates who returned to school and gained work in the fields of counseling, graphics, law, psychology, business, automotive repair, computers, engineering, business, healthcare, construction and other vocations.

Computer station at rehab center

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