AADAP’s Therapeutic Community (TC) is a 3 to 6 month adult residential program that emphasizes five interrelated facets of living: values, decision-making, attitude, lifestyle, and self-direction. As an intense and structured learning environment, the TC is designed to create situations in which residents learn about their behaviors and attitudes.
“Without the long-term treatment at AADAP, I do not think I would have been able to improve my life, let alone maintain a healthy lifestyle. When I first arrived at AADAP, it took me four months just to completely unpack my bags. It took four months just to have the clarity to know I have the capability to create other options and choose the healthy path. The rest of that time I needed to learn those skills, learn to accept failure, and push through and learn more about how to control my feelings and my actions. I now live the best life I have, and I can say that every day.”Yvette E.
“The reason that long-term treatment was important to me was that after all I went through in my addiction, and the time I spent in my addiction, long-term treatment was needed to deal with all my problems. I was in the TC house for 23 months, and then spent three months looking for a place to stay. You need all of the four phases of the program to address your issues: the orientation phase of the program, the 2A phase of treatment, the 2B working phase, third phase of ‘detox’ [withdrawing from the need of TC’s care] and the fourth phase to secure a place to live. You have to bring all these together to have the best chance to succeed, and that is exactly what I had the opportunity to do. I took it and have only gone forward since.”AADAP Client Graduate
“It is never too late to set another goal or dream a new dream as long as you're willing to take the steps.”AADAP Client Graduate
“One’s feelings, values, lifestyle, self-direction and faith are all critical to develop! Staying connected was a major key I witnessed in long-term treatment, plus learning to develop and feel loving support, but especially the honesty from the people in recovery held me together. Being able to reach out and address my issues with the people that were in the same situation or had even more difficult issues fueled my drive and strength to maintain my own sobriety. We need to keep pushing and continue to help those that don’t know how or even why.”AADAP Client Graduate
Therapeutic Community Services
About the Program
The TC is designed to be a microcosm of the world at large and it is structured to be a learning environment. It is to reflect, as much as possible, day-to-day situations encountered in life. Within the 24-hour, 7-day/week structure, residents are provided the opportunity to teach and learn from each other. Clients learn to work and interact with each other in situations simulating that of the real world. In the process, they practice and “live” new and different lifestyles from ones they had been accustomed to living, as they prepare themselves for re-entry.
- Individual, group, and family counseling
- Phase movements
- Awareness building
- Supportive care such as medical, mental, legal, dental, health aide, graduation equivalency diploma (GED) courses, vocational, and other services
- Recreational and social activities and outings
- Work therapy and education
- Family Support Group
- Random urinalysis (UA) testing
5318 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Tel: (323) 293-6291
Fax: (323) 293-1091
Program Coordinator: Lauren Lee
Languages Available: English, Korean, Spanish
We offer a sliding fee scale, and accept:
- Drug Medi-Cal Insurance
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
DCSF: Time Limited Re-Unification
Regional Center & General Relief