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Ben Eiland MA, CATC. Director Integrative Healing

A Higher Level of Individual Care

Personalized treatment programs make the difference.

Whether you are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, substance abuse, process addiction, trauma or a set of co-occurring disorders, our highly experienced clinical staff will take the time to understand your struggle, hear your goals and walk you through each stage of the recovery process.

  • Daily individual sessions with professional staff
  • A minimum of 2 one-on-one psychotherapy sessions weekly
  • Weekly individual spiritual and recovery counseling sessions
  • Treatment 7 days a week, including weekends and evenings
  • Clinical staff to-client ratios well above industry standards
  • Family therapy and intensive case management

Innovative Treatment Approach

Alta Mira offers a broad spectrum of recovery programs that include integrated holistic services and structured clinical programs. All of our top treatment programs are personalized to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each client and designed to include family, friends and other members of the client’s support group. The foundation of our treatment program is detailed in our client workbook, The Alta Mira Way.

Our cutting-edge curriculum focuses on treating addiction as a brain disease

  • Treatment model supported by the American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • Scientific and evidence-based practices
  • Comprehensive healing orientation
  • Relapse prevention focus
  • Didactic and interactive lectures
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • 12-step based
  • International leaders on faculty (over 20 Ph.D.s/ M.D.s & Others)

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The Alta Mira Way

The Alta Mira Way is a unique treatment philosophy that is the result of more than one hundred years of collective experience among our senior staff and codified in our client workbook.   We believe the best individualized treatment planning within a rigorous clinical framework offers our clients the highest odds for success and long term recovery.

The Alta Mira Way incorporates Four Stages of treatment. Each stage is intended to help clients find their own path to recovery and includes written exercises, experiential activities, psycho-education, and the development of recovery tools.

The Four Stages of Treatment

Stage One:  Getting Stable

  • Challenges in early recovery
  • Your life story, “your journey so far”
  • Grief and Loss
  • Journaling for Recovery
  • Daily mood and trigger inventory
  • Getting grounded
  • The Chris List

Stage Two:  Healing Myself

  • Thoughts, feelings, urges and actions
  • Combating negative thinking
  • Developing a sense of purpose
  • Anger management
  • Dealing with shame and guilt
  • Recognizing and dealing with trauma
  • Spirituality, “living a life of integrity”

Stage Three: Dealing with Others

  • Practice these principles in all my affairs
  • Relationships in recovery
  • Evaluating romantic relationships
  • Family dynamics
  • The Genogram
  • Making amends
  • Friends who relapse

Stage Four:  Recovery for Life

  • Having fun in recovery
  • Weekend planning
  • Relapse prevention for life
  • Dealing with illness
  • Medications in recovery
  • Cross addiction
  • Life after treatment

We treat the whole person

We treat the whole person

We complement the Four Stages with a number of additional treatment modalities intended to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs of each of our clients.  We have detailed below some of the core services included in our recovery programs.

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Detoxification (Click Here)

We offer on-site medically monitored detoxification at Alta Mira supported by 24 hour nursing staff. For the more complicated and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms most primary care clients we will assist in coordinating with an inpatient medical facility. In all cases, we do our best to help patients avoid the discomfort and the potential danger associated with withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, stimulants and hallucinogens.

Orientation & clinical evaluation

The Alta Mira healing process begins with a physical and nutritional assessment, psychological testing, and a psycho-social evaluation. With the permission of clients, we include members of the client’s support group—family, friends, therapists and other healthcare professionals—in our comprehensive orientation process.
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Family involvement

The therapeutic value of family involvement is not limited to the patient; it is also of incredible importance to family members themselves, who often bear scars from their loved one’s addiction and want desperately to be a part of the solution. For this reason, Alta Mira has developed a comprehensive and layered family program that is unrivaled in the treatment industry.
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Individual and group therapy

We believe that exposure to both individual and group therapy increases the odds of long term recovery for clients. As such, our programs include a minimum of three individual therapy sessions every week and daily process groups. We staff licensed therapists seven days a week to address needs as they arise.


Our programs include a heavy educational component, because our experience tells us that greater transparency and involvement in the treatment process allows for a better understanding of addiction and its effects on the mind and body. Our “brain healthy” curriculum includes a 75 minute lecture every morning, Monday through Saturday, that addresses a bio-psycho-social-spiritual recovery topic, and an afternoon interactive workshop that further expands on the morning lecture topic. This base of knowledge helps our clients make better choices after they leave treatment and reduces their risk of relapse.

Discharge & aftercare

Weekly Alumni GroupsEach client at Alta Mira will leave with a comprehensive discharge and relapse prevention plan, as well as access to lifetime aftercare services. Included in the price of our programs are:

  • — Two day revisits, or treatment “tune-ups,” for three years following the successful conclusion of treatment.
  • — Additionally, we offer a number of post-treatment recovery services either directly through our own staff or through approved clinical providers.

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Find the right program for you

  • Primary Care

    Start your recovery with an individualized course of clinical and therapeutic treatment (30-90 days) that addresses your specific needs and integrates your existing support system. Learn more

  • ReVision for Chronic Relapse

    Stop the relapse cycle and pick up the recovery process where you left it. Our ReVision program takes a clinical focus on the underlying issues that stand in the way of recovery. Learn more

  • 10 Day Evaluation

    Gain new awareness and insight with our comprehensive substance abuse evaluation. Receive a written clinical summary and treatment recommendation upon completion.

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