significant growth, all within its first year of operation,
demonstrates the need for a moderate drinking
treatment, according to the organizers behind the program designed by addiction experts Drs. Marc Kern and
The Alternatives program combines over three decades of clinical experience and research on moderate drinking methods for alcohol abuse and compulsions with the latest technology and monitoring tools.
Kern’s and Jaffe’s
structured outpatient program has helped increase the odds of recovery
with an evidence-based and data-driven approach called Bio-Affective
Since opening its doors in February, Alternatives has
helped approximately 20 clients succeed in their goal to “reduce their
consumption and avoid substance related consequences.”
addition to one-week, two-month and six-month treatment options,
Alternatives is offering a new support program dedicated to the
loved ones of clients so they can learn to deal with the addictive
behavior, learn more about the process of treatment and proceed on their
own road to recovery. In order to help its community outreach efforts,
Alternatives will also be doubling its self-help groups as the demand
for such care grows.
“When it comes to addiction, it’s
rarely black or white," Jaffe said. "There are many shades of gray and until
Alternatives was created it seemed addiction treatment providers weren’t
looking at alternative options."
For more information about the treatment center, located at 822 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 300 Los Angeles, visit its website.