Briar Program: Longer-Term Chemical Dependency Treatment

Non Est Vivere Sed Valere Vita Est (Life is not merely being alive, but being well)

Las Encinas is licensed by the State of California as a Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital. Our Briar Program is offered at an extended-stay facility and is specially designed and structured for the treatment of alcohol and drug dependency. This level of care is appropriate for people who have significant disruptions in their lives, such as a loss of job, getting kicked out of school, destruction of intimate relationships, estrangement or difficulties with family members, and/or isolation due to alcohol and/or other drug use.

The Briar Program at Las Encinas Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital delivers the following benefits to patients needing longer-term care for substance addiction:

  • A safe, comfortable and healing environment
  • Physician-led treatment teams
  • Free confidential assessments available 24/7
  • An in-network provider for most insurance plans
  • Competitive pricing
  • Acceptance of self-pay and payment plans

Services Offered in the Briar Program

The Briar Program at Las Encinas in Pasadena takes a holistic view of addiction and incorporates interventions to promote healing in one’s core aspects of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. We provide the following services during longer-term treatment of drug or alcohol dependence:

  • Focus groups with the Chemical Dependency Services Director/addictionologist
  • A variety of psychotherapy, psychoeducational and chemical-dependency education groups
  • 1-on-1 consultations with an addictionologist
  • A customized treatment plan designed to help you meet your goals
  • Therapeutic exercise activities, such as yoga, tai chi, tennis, volleyball, swimming and basketball
  • A range of evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practice, art therapy, music therapy and horticulture therapy
  • Spiritual exploration with community guests
  • Peer-led Recovery Book Club
  • Aftercare/recovery lecture groups

All of these offerings are incorporated into the daily schedule for those in the recovery center program. If you or a loved one need longer-term treatment for substance abuse or addiction, contact Las Encinas about our Briar Program for chemical dependency.