What Makes The Key IOP Unique?

Professionals work in high-stress jobs where a mistake or bad decision can put lives or livelihoods at risk. Often feeling overwhelmed, they can sometimes find ways to cope. When they don’t have appropriate coping skills, alcohol or drugs can be their answer.

Our team understands that substance abuse causes many problems, including fractured relationships and loss of trust. When professionals enter our addiction treatment program, the treatment process begins with a thorough assessment with our lead psychologist and if needed, addiction medicine physician. An individualized treatment plan is uniquely created for each person that addresses substance abuse and related issues.

Our outpatient treatment program aims to help professionals overcome addiction and get treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, if needed.
Our location within Abbott Square lets you visit restaurants, museums and other nearby businesses when you’re finished with treatment. There is no detailed label on our entry sign other than The Key and a private hallway leading to the elevator so you do not need to walk thru the square if you so wish.

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Services Sets us Apart from Other Alcohol/Drug Rehab Centers

  • Though Santa Cruz may be a smaller town than most, our team carefully keeps your life private
  • An on-site kitchennette ensures clients have access to healthy snacks, refreshments
  • Our alumni program promotes aftercare by connecting graduates, support groups and local resources in order to help achieve long-term sobriety and success in numbers.
  • The Key IOP’s integrative treatment approach includes a Stanford trained Addiction medicine physician
  • We offer counseling, dialectical behavior therapy, group therapy, life skills coaching, medication management and an on-site psychiatrist.
  • Clients can also benefit from medication management, naturopathic treatment, dietician and acupuncture.

What Professions Do We Treat?

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Tech Executives/CIOs

Competition makes innovation a necessary skill. CIOs and Tech Executives’ sometimes need to live very social lives when building their business network, which may lead to addiction or to substance abuse.

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First Responders

Helping people can bring joy and sorrow and first responders experience intense stress on their jobsite. Often times, keeping experiences to themselves until they reach a tipping point, which lead to alcohol or drug use.

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High-Profile Investors/Angel Investors

High-profile investors understand the importance of turning a profit for themselves and their clients. Unable to cope with with financial losses can drive investors to drink alcohol or use drugs.

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Medical Professionals

Healthcare professionals often take substances for alertness, energy, grueling hours and patient expectations. Also, easy access to prescription drugs can tempt healthcare providers to misuse substances.

Upscale & private treatment programs for attorneys

28% of attorneys in their first year of practice have signs of a drinking problems. From high-profile cases, unrealistic client expectations, public defender having reservations drinking or using drugs is a staple for attorneys.

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Active Military/Veterans

Military service members endure heightened alert in a combat zone – stress is a way of life. Many veterans cannot escape disturbing memories, which may lead to depression and other mental health issues.

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What makes Professionals Different in Regards to Addiction?

First Responders (Firefighters, law enforcement officers & emergency medical personell), for instance, witness crime, suffering and maltreatment, often involving unspeakable acts against society’s most vulnerable members.
The emotional roller coaster that comes with this line of workcan be quite a burden for first responders. Some might frequently join peers for drinks to wind down after a harrowing shift. For some, this can easilybecome a slippery slope to dependence on alcohol to numb the pain and relieve work-related stressors.
Angel investors know there’s a chance that the money they put up to help an individual start or grow a business won’t result in a profit. The optimistic angel investor who continues helping aspiring business owners without a return on their investment might find themselves overwhelmed and needing a way to deal with their losses. When drinking or drug use becomes a coping mechanism, angel investors may spiral out of control.
Veterans may no longer have the support of colleagues who understand the mental burden and anguish. Veterans often suffer from post-traumatic stress and have difficulty adjusting to civilian life, so they may seek relief by drinking, leading to alcohol abuse. Pain from injuries sustained in combat can also put veterans at risk for drug abuse.

Why Seek Treatment for Substance Abuse?

When professionals become addicted to drugs or alcohol because of job-related stress, it puts other people’s lives in danger. High-functioning alcoholics and drug users responsible for the care and well-being of others may be successful at hiding their problems for a time. Still, ultimately they put their clients, coworkers and clients at great risk. Poor judgment due to being impaired can endanger lives, and family relationships suffer because of addiction.
If you’re a professional who’s struggling with addiction, but afraid to tell anyone, we’re here for you. We are open armed and non-judgemental. We understand what you are going through and we want to help.
Are you dealing with depression and alcohol use disorder? Have you recently completed a detox program or a residential program? Are your family and work relationships suffering because of drug or alcohol addiction?
Our confidential IOP program can provide the extra support required to maintain and thrive in your recovery. We want your success.
The Key IOP is convenient and flexible, so you can participate in treatment activities while meeting family and work responsibilities. Whether the issue is alcoholism, drug addiction, trauma or a dual diagnosis, our treatment team is here to help you win this battle.

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Outpatient Rehab in Santa Cruz

Professionals in Santa Cruz, California, who need help breaking addiction’s grip, have a local resource to get the treatment they need. The Key’s Intensive Outpatient Program in Santa Cruz offers a unique treatment environment with a schedule that allows working professionals to handle family and job responsibilities while participating in a rehab program that puts them on the path to long-term recovery.
Just outside Silicon Valley and two miles from the coast, The Key IOP offers premier addiction treatment for professionals in Santa Cruz.
It’s time to get relief from addiction fueled by the anxiety and stress of your job. There’s no need to fight addiction alone. Call The Key IOP today at 831-604-1965. Our treatment team is ready to help you transform your life. Come to Santa Cruz’s leading addiction treatment program at 725 Front Street, Suite 206, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, where you’ll find treatment custom-built to meet your needs.