When you’re in the middle of recovery, you feel strong and supported. You’ve made it through detox, begun to understand what led to your addiction, and started making some of the healthy, positive lifestyle choices that lead to lasting change.

But then the residential part of your treatment ends. Suddenly you’re back in the groove of your life and you face some of the same choices that led to your addiction. This is when relapses tend to happen. Enter STRIVE, our intensive outpatient program.

STRIVE for Transition and Balance

Intensive outpatient care helps bridge the gap between 24/7 residential care and the more infrequent follow-up care that you continue once you return to ordinary, day-to-day life. When you complete residential treatment, you’re not quite ready to jump back into your old routine, and in many cases, that’s not what’s best anyway. Our STRIVE program helps you make the transition in a way that respects both the value of the treatment you’ve received and the value of moving forward.

STRIVE emphasizes balance. You can go back to work or school, pursue recreational opportunities, and hang out with friends, all while maintaining a regular schedule of therapy and counseling. By learning to balance the joys and stresses of everyday life with a continued focus on long-term sobriety, your chances of success are greatly improved.

Different Tracks to Meet Your Goals

STRIVE is oriented around your personal goals and, as with Balboa Horizon’s residential care, tailored to the individual. Maybe your goal is to re-enter the workforce where you left off, or maybe it’s to find a new job. Perhaps you want to obtain or complete a degree. Whether your goals are academic or vocational in nature, we have the tools and expertise to help you get there. Services attached to STRIVE include:

  • Academic counseling
  • College application assistance
  • Registration assistance
  • Transportation to and from campus
  • Tutoring/structured study time
  • Life skills counseling

Within STRIVE there are three tracks to follow. We’ll help you choose the right one for you based on your goals, progress, and needs.

Academic Success Track

Achieve balance, navigate social stressors, learn time management and study skills. Maintain academic success while maintaining a strong program of recovery.

Mental Health Track

Address underlying issues that may contribute to relapse, such as mood disorders, underlying trauma, anxiety, and depression.

Substance Abuse Disorder Track

Apply your program of recovery to real-world life demands and stressors to create sustainable sobriety skills.