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If you are a professional who is working with a client who is suffering, and you believe that alcohol or substance use or addiction may be hindering his or her physical or emotional well-being, we have an array of resources available to you and your client, from education to treatment:

  • Assessment tools for use in your office
  • Schedule of our on-site professional education program, Frontiers in Addiction
  • South Bay Professional networking meetings
  • Educational video library
  • Free consultation for your patient/client
  • Intensive outpatient adult and teen treatment
  • Free teen drug testing for teens


Is Intensive Outpatient Treatment the Right Path?

The Thelma McMillen Recovery Center is a non-profit entity dedicated to the health and well being of residents in the South Bay community. The Center and its staff of experienced professionals remain committed to providing the most effective care with compassion and respect for the individual needs of every client.

During the admissions process, our multidisciplinary team accurately determines what the best plan of care is for the client, and whether or not outpatient care is most appropriate. Taking into account what is best for the client, our staff will make appropriate treatment recommendations.


Among the advantages of outpatient treatment is that the client can continue in their therapeutic work with you while they receive assistance from our team in learning about and dealing with their alcohol/substance use issues. As a referring professional, your participation is valuable and welcome throughout the entire treatment process with the consent of the client. We will work with you and your schedule, and can provide input including:

  • Participation in initial staffing/treatment planning (phone or in-person)
  • Regular progress reports
  • Discharge summary
  • On-going communication with the treatment team, as needed


On-Going Recovery

For clients who have co-occurring mental and emotional issues, which require additional treatment beyond the scope of our work with them, we strongly encourage, and often require, that the clients continue their work with you — not only during our program, but upon discharge as well.

The doors of the Thelma McMillen Recovery Center are always open to your client. Our caring staff and state-of-the-art resources will serve as an ongoing support system throughout your client's recovery.

How to Make a Referral

Call us at (310) 784-4879, and our Intake Specialist, Terese Lang, will answer you or your client’s questions. We look forward to the opportunity to partner with you and help our patients overcome the problems of drug and alcohol use, abuse and addiction.