Women’s Extended Care Treatment

At Balboa Horizons we provide our clients with numerous services throughout their extended care treatment stay, including 24-hour supervised care overseen by our attentive and professional residential managers. Our clinical staff monitors client treatment planning and care, and our clinical psychiatrist monitors medication. Drug testing is conducted multiple times throughout the week. Testing takes place on a random, individualized basis. This keeps clients accountable to our staff and ultimately serves the client’s recovery.

During the day clients have a schedule consisting of:

  • Therapeutic Groups
  • 12 step meetings
  • Physical Activities
  • Individual therapy
  • Treatment Planning

Clients are afforded time to work on individualized step work. There is also great focus and attention on nutritional planning. Clients are transported to and from off-campus activities regularly, and are supervised throughout all hours of the day.

Extended care Staff

Because so many people in early recovery come to us having suffered sometimes years in isolation, we find participating in regular healthy activities outside of our facilities to be necessary for the reintegration of societal and personal growth. With the help of our staff, our clients have the opportunity and ability to process any fears or lack of confidence they may have relating to life outside of treatment. This is not uncommon, especially in cases where trauma has occurred.

We like to ensure that each client has access to an experienced, understanding, and professional staff member any time they are in need of support – as it is vital that our clients feel safe and secure during their stay with us. Our ability to maintain one on one attention with our clients in moments of crisis gives residents the sense of ease and comfort needed in order to sustain a healthy clinical foundation.

Our staff will often draw from their own personal experience to best meet the needs of an individual client at any given time. All through our program is designed for everyone, we are clear that no two people are exactly the same, therefore we work with our clients always keeping the individual in mind.


Clients will attend numerous 12-Step meetings in the community, where they are emphatically encouraged to get connected. One’s ability in early recovery to jump in with both feet and make connections early on is without parallel. It can mean the difference between long-term sobriety and a relapse. Our hope is that our residents will use the tools given to them in our residential setting and 12-step community, and bring them into their own communities, homes, and daily lives to better serve in spiritual growth and personal understanding.

It is important for our clients to maintain relationships with those who have come before them and those who they can practice giving back to. Learning to carry the message can be key in long-term sobriety and relapse prevention. These are key pieces in the integration of unity, recovery, and service.

Alumni Group

Our weekly alumni group gives our residents the opportunity to witness the change that can come from active recovery. This includes meals and fellowship with our clients that have graduated from our program. Alumni group offers our clients the inspiration and hope needed to stay motivated in their own recovery. They attain this through direct examples of the transformation that is possible when they apply themselves to the program.

Clients have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to the alumni’s experience, share about themselves and try to relate to one another on the basis that they may have similar stories, come from similar backgrounds, and share many of the same goals and aspirations. Our clients are often surprised at how quickly they are able to make connections with alumni and just how much they can relate to them.

Because many people new to recovery come in to treatment with a sense that they are alone, the moment they do find others they can relate to is extremely valuable. The idea that other people drank and used like they did and felt how they felt is all too foreign a concept. This is the turning point for many newcomers. It is often the first step in entering into a fellowship. This mutual understanding lays the foundation for real substantial camaraderie.

Clinical Program

The clinical component of our program includes daily group sessions led by remarkable clinicians on the Balboa Horizons staff. Some of these groups include:

  • Group Process
  • Creative Expression Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Life Skills

Clients will also have weekly sessions with their case manager and primary therapist and additional sessions may be provided as necessary. This is a classic model that has been proven effective time and time again.

Our groups are designed to build self-awareness and self-honesty in order to help our clients take appropriate responsibility and initiative in their program. Our program also gives clients the tools to go back into their daily lives as strong, confident, balanced and spiritually fit individuals. Once our clients utilize the program in their own lives they will have a completely new perspective on relationships and in time will be better equipped to handle situations head-on as they arise.

We believe it is important that our clients are exposed to sober socialization and increased physical activity in early sobriety. We offer many outdoor groups and excursions as well as scheduled self-care appointments. From morning beach walks and gym workouts to yoga classes and massages, we aim to keep the clients in our program engaged in a healthy, positive and productive lifestyle while keeping great focus and attention on their own personal recovery and wellbeing.