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Alternatives Addiction Treatment

822 S. Robertson Blvd, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California, 90035
Alternatives Behavioral Health, LLC adopts a truly revolutionary approach to outpatient alcoholism and addiction treatment. Rather than viewing sobriety as the sole alternative to addiction, Alternatives empowers clients to healthily manage alcohol use. Alternative’s Bio-Affective Management system provides clients with addiction education and guides individuals to produce evidence-based strategies for balanced lifestyle choices. Alternatives works with clients to address the relationship between emotions and self-destructive behaviors while providing evidence-based techniques to improve life skills and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Facility Highlights

  • Custome Tailored Treatment Options
  • Exceptional Treatment, Uncommon Choice
  • Unique Treatment Focus

Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Luxury

Meet the Staff

  • Marc Kern, Ph.D.
    Marc Kern, Ph.D.Co-Founder, Director of Clinical Services
    In 1982, Dr. Marc Kern received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In 1983 he founded Addiction Alternatives as a private practice in Los Angeles, California, to provide clients with non-12-step addiction treatment alternatives. Dr. Kern regularly speaks at national and international professional conferences, conventions and workshops. He is on the Board of Directors for the self-help program, Moderation Management. Previously, he was on the Board of Directors of SMART Recovery and a member of the original board of Rational Recovery.
  • Adi Jaffe, Ph.D.
    Adi Jaffe, Ph.D.Co-Founder, Executive Director
    Dr. Jaffe received his Ph.D. from UCLA. Dr. Jaffe’s name has become known through his online and academic writing. His views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published in dozens of journals and online publications and he has appeared on several television shows and documentaries discussing current topics in addiction and the problem of addiction as a whole. Dr. Jaffe also teaches courses at UCLA and the California State University in Long Beach that address addiction specifically or biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience more generally.

Financial Details

  • Up to 80%

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Licensed Counselors as well as certified addiction counselors with emphasis on dual diagnosis, group and individual counseling sessions and free aftercare. some treatment options are limited long term staff, little overturn
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Over all I had a great experience. And the tools learned helped me when I relapsed to quit again.
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A real find! One of a kind state of the art addiction treatment. Non-12 step and SMART recovery were great. I also can\'t say enough about the kind and non-judgemental staff. Highly recommended for those desperately searching for an alternative to the 12-step mindset.
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Alternatives is the most advanced and current treatment center in my area. I did a lot of research and this was the only place that addressed the biological issues like genetics and fitness/nutrition in addition to brain function and talk therapy. I loved my experience here and would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for an empowering experience!