Recovery Program

Daniel Smeester, MD -  - Addiction Treatment Center

Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services

Daniel Smeester, MD

Addiction Treatment Center located in San Ramon, CA

Addiction or alcohol dependency shouldn’t prevent you from working, going to school, or spending time with your family. That’s why Daniel Smeester, MD, and the Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services team offers personalized recovery plans and outpatient care to suit each patient’s individual needs. To learn more about your customized recovery options, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Recovery Program Q & A

What is outpatient recovery care?

Inpatient rehab facilities expect you to take 30-90 days out of your busy schedule to address your addiction or dependency. While effective, inpatient rehab isn’t feasible for everybody. Not only are most facilities expensive, but they also isolate you from friends, work, school, and your day-to-day home life. 

Outpatient recovery care at Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services allows you to continue living your life while seeking addiction treatment. This way, your recovery isn’t completely uprooting your life.

What are the benefits of outpatient recovery care?

Long-term recovery means functioning as your best self in the “real world.” Rather than uprooting your life for an isolating inpatient rehab stay before sending you back out, outpatient care lets you stay integrated into your routines. Some of the most common outpatient recovery benefits include:

  • Maintaining a job
  • Staying in school
  • Seeing friends and family
  • Living at home

Patients entering back into their routines after inpatient treatment can be stressful and disorienting. We promote inpatient settings and can help to facilitate the admission to expert facilities. It is always best to continue that care with outpatient treatment, such as an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). That’s why Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services customizes your recovery plan to target your unique needs.

How does outpatient recovery care work?

Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services offers various treatment tracks, depending on your lifestyle, budget, and other factors:

Track one

Track one is a Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening program that consists of at least nine clinical hours a week to better suit your individual schedule.

Track two

Late morning track from 10am to 1pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday requiring 9 hours per week.

No matter which track you choose, you will always meet in the evenings on weekdays and the morning on weekends to avoid disrupting your schedule.

Individualized care

Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services ideally takes at most 12 clients per track to ensure you always receive the personalized care you deserve. During your treatment, you can reserve intensive one-on-one and family counseling to promote mental and emotional healing.

Group therapy

Small group therapy sessions give you a chance to process your emotions in a trusted circle. When led by a licensed therapist, these small groups can also provide valuable feedback that helps build the foundation for long-term sobriety.

Pain intervention

If your addiction stems from chronic pain—as many cases do—the team can integrate pain intervention and management techniques into your recovery plan. A state of the art center utilizing pain techniques without the use of addictive substances, including injection (facet blocks, epidurals, etc.) as well as PRP injections and Keatmien infusions and other non-medication therapies.

Holistic treatment

Depending on your lifestyle and recovery goals, Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services may help to arrange referral for holistic addiction treatment to your recovery plan. Some of the most common holistic treatments include nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and meditation.

Diablo Valley Drug and Alcohol Services has an individualized treatment plan for every client. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more.