IOP vs. PHP: Treatment Settings, Levels of Care, Patient Placement

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IOP vs. PHP: Treatment Settings, Levels of Care, Patient Placement | Westside Treatment

If you are ready to enter rehabilitation for your addiction, it’s important to understand all of your options. There are different levels of care depending on how intensive your treatment plan is. Each patient’s individual needs are assessed based on the level of their addiction, whether they can take weeks off of work, what their family obligations are, whether the treatment is court-ordered, and so on. Your addiction specialist will work with you to come up with the type of… Read more »

Dual Diagnosis: When Addiction & Chronic Pain Cross Paths

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Dual Diagnosis: When Addiction & Chronic Pain Cross Paths | Westside Treatment

A dual diagnosis in the field of psychiatry typically refers to a mental illness, like depression or a mood disorder, coupled with addiction. However, the term is also used to describe when an addiction is coupled with another mental and physical struggle – chronic pain. The correlation between chronic pain and substance abuse is rather simple: pain medication. Chronic pain is a condition wherein pain lasts for a substantial amount of time, and it can occur for any number of… Read more »

5 Ways To Prepare For Addiction Counseling

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5 Ways To Prepare For Addiction Treatment | Westside Treatment

The time has come to begin counseling for your addiction. It’s a big step to admit that you have a problem, and an even bigger step to reach out for help, so you’ve already done some of the hard work needed to prepare for your addiction counseling. Before you go into treatment, there are some steps you can take to improve the chances that you’ll get the most benefit possible out of your counseling sessions. Consider these five ways to… Read more »

Share Your Addiction Recovery Story to Help, Inspire Others

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Share Your Addiction Recovery Story to Help, Inspire Others | Westside Treatment

Being in group support is a two-way street. On one hand, people enter recovery groups to find help and inspiration, or perhaps more motivation to staying sober – or hope, that staying sober in the long-term is possible. On the other hand, your stories and struggles offer that very same consolation and reassurance to others on the path – and someday, you may find yourself being that one example of sobriety that many others in the group look forward to…. Read more »