Advanced Clinical Care

At Alta Mira, our clinical program provides you with the most effective evidence-based treatment available for both addiction and co-occurring mental health issues.

Alta Mira is proud to be a leading addiction treatment center, offering a clinical program that provides you with the most effective evidence-based care available for both substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. Led by a collaborative team of masters- and doctoral-level therapists, and physicians board-certified in Addiction Medicine, our trusted program provides you with the tools, knowledge, and support you need to heal and embrace a meaningful life of recovery.

A Transformative Treatment Model

Our treatment model incorporates standards set forth by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). We integrate clinically validated treatment modalities with peer support, intensive workshops, experiential therapy, and holistic services. Through sophisticated neuropsychological testing, rigorous clinical assessments, and coordination with referring professionals, our experts are empowered to understand all that is unique about you, allowing us to tailor our comprehensive program to meet your specific needs. By treating your individual issues, we help you to resolve the problems that may have made sustaining sobriety challenging for you, and support your desire to achieve lasting recovery.

Alta Mira Clinical Program Highlights

Alta Mira welcomes individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction and mental health disorders. We recognize the critical role of treatment engagement for clients with complex addiction and co-occurring disorders and create supported transitions throughout and beyond our continuum of care.

Core Highlights:

  • Three individual therapy sessions weekly with your primary therapist
  • Transformative workshops on resiliency, trauma, grief and loss, relationships, identity, and spirituality
  • Comprehensive psychological, vocational, and cognitive testing and assessments, as indicated
  • Concierge medical care provided by a team of doctors and psychiatrists
  • Evidence-based treatment modalities for co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and personality disorders
  • Holistic services such as weekly yoga, personal training, acupuncture, and sound baths are included
  • Advanced 24/7 medically supervised and assisted detox
  • A high staff-to-client ratio (1:2 during the day) which provides significant weekly contact with medical, psychiatric, and neuropsychological teams
  • Daily educational topics centered around the biological, social, spiritual, physical, and psychological aspects of recovery from all conditions being treated
  • Personalized treatment plans designed around your life experience, goals, and aspirations
  • Individualized discharge and relapse prevention planning to sustain and continue to support your recovery process

What We Treat

When you come to Alta Mira, you receive the most sophisticated care addressing your full range of emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. We customize your mental health therapy program to meet those specific needs, allowing you to overcome personal challenges and embrace your best health.

We treat substance use and alcohol use disorders alongside co-occurring mental health conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Substance-induced psychosis

Neuropsychological Testing & Assessment

If you struggle with addiction, you may have underlying issues that can complicate your attempts at recovery. At Alta Mira, our Neuropsychological Assessment Team delivers a full spectrum of psychological, personality, cognitive, and specialized diagnostic tests. Along with our highly sophisticated clinical assessments, these tests help us to properly diagnose the issues that fuel your addiction, allowing us to create a long-term care plan that is customized for your individual recovery needs and goals.

Holistic Services & Experiential Therapy

Our therapeutic amenities and activities are designed to enhance and deepen your recovery work, encouraging you to reconnect with your body, care for your spirit, and reignite your sense of adventure. We offer experiential therapeutic outings including (but not limited to) equine-assisted therapy, tandem kayaking on the bay, zip lining in beautiful Sonoma County, mindfulness in nature sessions, excursions through Muir Woods, various activities in San Francisco, and customized individual outings once certain program milestones are reached.

We believe that healing involves many different treatment approaches, and that self-care and compassion are crucial elements for a healthy recovery program. All clients have access to weekly acupuncture or massage, guided meditation, personal training sessions, and sound baths to help rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Intensive Workshops

Our series of transformative three-day workshops (available to clients staying more than 30 days) provide you with the opportunity to look closely at specialty topics such as Grief and Loss, Vulnerability, Shame and Resilience (Rising Strong, based on the work of Brene Brown), Spirituality (Conscious Recovery), and Healing from Trauma in a safe and supportive environment. For all clients, regardless of length of stay, we provide a monthly three-day Family Program, guest lectures on the Neurobiology of Addiction, Nutrition in Recovery and how to improve and maintain the best relationships of your life.

Recovery Support Options

Research and experience clearly show that peer support is a crucial element of long-term recovery. There are many paths to recovery, and we do not promote one over another. The best path for the individual is the one that speaks to and works for them. We discuss and expose clients to both 12-step and alternative fellowship support such as Recovery Dharma and SMART Recovery. Daily fellowship meetings, both on and off-campus, are provided to expose clients to different options with an emphasis on “finding your people.” One of the most important elements to any fellowship support is the support of those with whom you identify and connect. There are common threads through multiple different types of fellowship and while 12-step meetings are generally the most widely available, they may not be for everyone. The goal is to find what works and to carry that forward into life after discharge.

Contact Us Today

At Alta Mira, we are passionate about helping you lead your best life. Our program is designed to provide the most effective therapies available in a setting that inspires and motivates you to embrace lasting recovery. If you have questions, please contact us at any time.