Santa Monica is grounded in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Our program boasts the benefits of working the program by having the women participate in outside 12 step meetings, learn 12 step etiquette, and study the 12 steps and 12 traditions as well
the "Big Book". We encourage the women to obtain and maintain a sponsor and build a support system utilizing the recovery community. Residents must be willing to learn new methods of problem-solving and must abstain from mood-altering chemicals during their entire stay.