Los Angeles – the city of angels, Hollywood dreams, and the marketable epitome of glamorous lifestyles. Or at least, that’s how it appears from the outside. As much as it is a city of the stars and the celebrated, LA is also driven largely by high pressure, high stakes industries, where keeping up appearances is everything, and shiny exteriors often lead to cracked and troubled interiors as people try had to keep up facades, especially in the public eye. What that means is that Los Angeles has got almost as good at repairing its’ stars as it has churned out the blockbuster movies that feature them. In many ways, it could be considered a perfect place to go to rehab.
So why should you go to rehab in Los Angeles? What are these perfect reasons that make LA the best place to pick up the pieces of a not-so-perfect life? Beyond the sometimes-high-class clientele and many executive programs and facilities on offer, LA’s rehab centres are pinnacles of peace and discretion. The very best among them have highly qualified staff members ready to provide you with a service that is discreet and comfortable, often gated or protected from the outside world. Not only is this beneficial for those wishing for anonymity but for the likes of you and me is also useful – it has been suggested that patients in these facilities are more responsive to treatment.
Not only is privacy a big factor in Los Angeles’s facilities, so is the tailored programs and support they offer. Many rehabs such as Oro House Recovery offer programs that can be specialized to fit each patient’s individual needs and journey, as no two sets of struggles are alike, and neither are the two streets of Los Angeles. In such a unique, diverse place, it is only right that programs to help its’ people are as unique, diverse, and customisable as those who need them. Some programs are contained within a centre and its surrounding area for the duration, while others include specialized activities and events, such as those that incorporate alternative therapies, outings to the beach, or business people who still need to work. Not only that, but the actual styles of regimens and facilities differ too – we have mentioned the luxe options such as Wavelengths Recovery, but many offer standard programmes, 12 steps, non 12 step, and executive plans, just to name a few; and almost all of these will differ at least slightly for each person in them as different addictions and needs are dealt with on an individual basis.
Los Angeles also embraces its unique locale as part of many programmes, making use of its urbanity, closeness to the western seaboard, and many local hiking and trail paths that criss-cross California. Variety is built into the very nature of the city and its surrounding landscape, so it’s only natural that the regimens offered to reflect that. Ultimately, rehab in Los Angeles is the perfect choice to go for if you want privacy and seclusion without completely abandoning a city atmosphere, want variety and specialism in your treatment from highly qualified specialists willing to meet you where you are as you begin your recovery journey.
Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.
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