We know the first few months of recovery after leaving extended care can be the most challenging. It is at these transition points that life is the most stressful, and statistically is when most people relapse. To meet this challenge, Balboa Horizons provides transitional living and outpatient programs to help clients reenter mainstream life with the right structure and support. In transitional living, clients learn to balance treatment with everyday obligations such as employment and education. Clients also learn how to develop healthy interpersonal relationships, aided by the support of a positive peer community.

Balboa Horizons’ Intensive Outpatient Program—STRIVE emphasizes a balance life as the key to lasting sobriety. STRIVE offers an increased level of support for individuals still struggling with addiction, or a step-down for those transitioning from a higher level of care. The programs are flexible, allowing clients to easily continue with activities such as work, school, or family commitments. Our goal is to minimize the stress of everyday life by teaching clients how to effectively balance recovery with a thriving personal life.

Balboa Horizons understands that life skills and goals are often casualties of addiction. We offer two comprehensive tracks—Academic and Vocational—for clients looking to begin or continue their training and life skills while learning to sustain a sober lifestyle. We provided highly individualized counseling to support each client in achieving their life skill, academic and vocational goals. Life coaching, resume building, and interview training are just some of the services provided to ensure the best possible chance for success.

  • Academic Counseling
  • College Application Assistance
  • Registration Assistance
  • Transportation to and from campus
  • Tutoring / Structured Study Time
  • Life Skills Counseling

Under the STRIVE IOP umbrella, we offer our clients three tracks to build their best lives:

Academic Success Track – Helps clients achieve balance, navigate social stressors, learn time management and study skills, helping them to achieve academic success while maintaining a strong program of recovery.

Mental Health Track – Helps clients address underlying issues that may contribute to relapse, such as mood disorders, underlying trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Substance Abuse Disorder Track – Helps clients apply their program of recovery to real world life demands and stressors so that they can create sustainable sobriety skills.