La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center is an LGBTQ specific intensive inpatient alcohol and drug rehab program in Los Angeles. Licensed through the State of California Department of Health Care Services, we are a CARF accredited, 12 Step based treatment center with over a decade of experience developing and providing treatment necessary for long-term recovery within the LGBT community.
Our residential level of care provides 24/7 onsite care. Client care begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our Board Certified medical doctor and Licensed Therapists, who specialize in the field of addiction. Each client is provided with an individual treatment plan designed to meet his/her and or their specific needs. Our approach seamlessly integrates clinical therapy, psycho-education, 12-step programming, fitness and nutrition with progressive levels of care that range from 30 to 60 days.
La Fuente’s clinical program has been carefully crafted over time and is informed by evidence-based treatment modules that include Motivational Interviewing, DBT, CBT, Family Systems, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Yoga, and Relapse Prevention Therapy.
The natural propensity of human beings to congregate makes group therapy a powerful therapeutic tool for treating substance use disorder, one that is as helpful as individual therapy, and sometimes more successful. One reason for this efficacy is that groups intrinsically have many rewarding benefits—such as reducing isolation and enabling members to witness the recovery of others—and these qualities draw clients into a culture of recovery. Another reason groups work so well is that they are suitable especially for treating problems that commonly accompany substance abuse, such as depression, isolation, and shame.
Each morning begins with a mindfulness meditation and a process group at La Fuente that is facilitated by one of our clinical professionals. Process groups provide rich opportunities for clients to connect with and heal from the many underlying issues that have fueled and continue to perpetuate their addictions.
Addiction and The Brain-How We Educate
As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior. We have identified many of the biological and environmental factors and are beginning to search for the genetic variations that contribute to the development and progression of the disease. Scientists use this knowledge to develop effective prevention and treatment approaches that reduce the toll drug abuse takes on individuals, families, and communities.
La Fuente works with its clients and their families on understanding that addiction is a medical condition and not a moral issue.
Please view La Fuente educational videos:
LGBT History and Relation to Addiction
La Fuente explores the history of the LBGT community to help understand the complex roles of guilt and shame that can play a big part in addiction. Stages of Change, PAWS, and relevant education on the disease of addiction and related disorders are provided.
Support and Scheduling
Counseling, therapy, and peer support help clients develop and practice skills to participate in your healing process. Our rigorous schedule incorporates a range of activities structured to enhance and promote your emotional, spiritual, and physical health in addition to providing daily immersion into 12-step recovery activities.
Fitness and Exercise
It may not be a cure, but aerobic activity could help strengthen the effects of treatment for addiction. During exercise, endorphins and other naturally released substances can create a safe and natural high. Regular exercise can, in some cases, reduce stress along with stress-induced cravings.
La Fuente provides a gym membership to each client during Residential treatment as well as group hikes to assist with improving their well-being and overall health.
Drug and alcohol abuse can cause nutritional deficiencies and issues with digestion. Users often have depleted levels of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids and fats, which can lead to a number of mental and physical problems. A healthy diet is a key component in the battle against addiction and can help lay the groundwork for attaining and maintaining sobriety.
La Fuente provides all meals at the Residential level. The menu has been designed to provide a great balance of nutrition that can strengthen the bodies and minds of those in early recovery.
At La Fuente, we take client immersion to a whole new level. In fact, community plays such a large role in La Fuente’s treatment center that locations have been thoughtfully chosen and purposefully integrated into the La Fuente experience. This takes the form of local service work, philanthropic work (fundraising/solution-driven work), and just as importantly, civic service. We believe integrating social issues through community engagement plays an integral part in our client’s success as we work to improve the communities we live and work in.