Evening Program

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Unwind Your Mind with Evening Therapy

The evening program at Lotus Recovery is an outpatient program that meets three days a week, from 6-9pm. It’s intended to be flexible so that individuals can work, go to school and play an active role in their families and communities. At the same time, they are part of a program that provides support, information and access to resources. This makes it easier to maintain recovery through the ups and downs of life.

Lotus Recovery provides a full continuum of care for individuals experiencing substance use, and our evening program is the lowest level of care we offer. It functions the same as a traditional outpatient program, with individuals traveling back and forth to treatment several days a week. During this time, they participate mostly in group therapy, while also having scheduled individual counseling sessions and access to specialized therapies.

What are the Benefits of an Evening Program?

An evening program is a great option for those who work or attend school during the day. It’s also a great fit for those who have responsibilities at home, such as taking care of kids or an aging parent. They can tend to these responsibilities during the day and get the appropriate support in the evenings. Also, because this program is held in the evenings, it’s easier to keep it private, which is an advantage to working professionals.

The benefits to participating in our evening program are:
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Reduced Stress

The early stages of recovery are stressful enough—you don’t need to worry about how you are going to make it to work or school. Attending classes in the evening reduces stress from a scheduling standpoint, as well as provides an outlet to decompress and unwind with others after a long day.

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Common Ground

Another benefit to participating in an evening program is that you get to be with people who are in a similar stage of recovery as you. People who participate in our evening program are stable and learning how to readjust to everyday life without drugs, alcohol and other forms of maladaptive coping.

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Rebuilding a Career

Continuing to work with an active substance use disorder is bound to affect your performance, absenteeism and coworker relationships. An evening program allows you to focus on your career by working during the day and participating in therapy in the evening. This way, you can earn a living and keep your job.

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Parenting Obligations

While evening programs often cater to individuals who work or attend school, they are also a great fit for parents with young children. Parents participating in an evening outpatient program can still get their kids to and from school and extracurricular activities.

Evening Outpatient Program in Thousand Oaks

Lotus Recovery is pleased to offer an evening program for those who have stepped down to outpatient care. As a client of ours, you will have access to all the same therapies as others in our program, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication management and holistic therapies. Group therapy is the main component of this program, though you will still participate in individual counseling such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.

The goals of our evening program are to:

  • Further develop coping skills to help you recognize and deal with triggers
  • Communicate verbally and non-verbally in healthier ways
  • Shift thinking and beliefs to better understand your addiction
  • Rebuild relationships with friends, family and coworkers
  • Receive feedback from others and apply it to your life
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If you have completed some treatment and are ready to step down to a standard outpatient program, an evening program may be a great fit for you.

Contact Lotus Recovery to learn more about this convenient and flexible level of care that can support your journey to healing.