IOP treatment | Westside Treatment

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Addiction treatment is highly variable. Some forms of treatment work better for some patients than for others, and rarely for the exact same reasons. Finding an addiction treatment that best suits you requires seeking professional help, and getting the opinion of someone with both hands-on knowledge on addiction, and the access to your information.This is because there are many ways to treat an addiction. Some people utilize spirituality, and art. Some require medication to help them wean off the drugs… Read more »

partial hospitalization program | Westside Treatment

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At first glance, partial hospitalization sounds like a step down from intensive care or aftercare from a major medical procedure to those who don’t fully understand it. However, it does not have much to do with physical health. Instead, a partial hospitalization program offers outpatient mental health services, yet at a different level than inpatient or outpatient programs. A partial hospitalization program is one of many different tools available to treatment facilities, looking to help people through the rehabilitation process… Read more »

sobering up | Westside Treatment

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The prospect of sobering up is daunting because drug addiction often makes people forget how to be sober. That isn’t just an exaggeration – it’s based on scientific fact. When the brain undergoes consistent and prolonged drug use, it gets damaged. And that brain damage extends beyond problems with cognition and problem solving, but goes deeper into severe damage to the brain’s reward system, and a corruption of the fundamentals of pleasure and happiness. That means sobering up doesn’t just… Read more »

overdose without treatment | Westside Treatment

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Drug addiction has an unfortunately high likelihood of causing permanent damage to the body and mind – and far too often, it ends in death. The dangers of drug addiction can’t be understated, and they’re more relevant today than ever before, as an overdose without treatment goes on to be the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 50. An overdose without treatment is the main way through which an addiction will kill you…. Read more »

Addiction Can Kill | Westside Treatment

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In short: yes, addiction can kill. But rather than keep it at that, it’s better to go in-depth into how and why addiction can kill you – and how you can keep it from killing you. There’s no doubt that addiction carries with it a lot of baggage. Not only can it lead to long-term damage to your health – addiction can change the way you behave and feel, and cause irreparable damage to your relationships and future. An addiction will… Read more »

Causes Of Addiction | Westside Treatment

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Although the causes of addiction aren’t as big of a mystery to us as it may have been in the past, there are still many things we don’t completely understand. As meticulous as the scientific community can be, studies are imperfect, and many theories require years of research and data analysis to verify. As such, there is still a lot of controversy among scientists on some of the details. But a few things are undeniable, including the fact that there… Read more »

advantages of a recovery community | Westside Treatment

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We thrive on being social, on hunting and trading, and on relying on each other to survive. And long before organized religion, civilization and written language, we relied on community. To this day, nothing can change any one person’s life as much as the power of a community. If several people come together with a joined interest, the result is an instant bond, a camaraderie that leaves us feeling happier and better. And for people in addiction recovery, that sense… Read more »

impact of drugs in Los Angeles | Westside Treatment

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LA’s drug history starts early, with the prohibition of opiates and cocaine in 1914, and a rise in crime as patients addicted to previously legal substances found themselves going through illegal channels to get their fix. Since then, the county has been fighting a war on drugs, and the impact of drugs in the community.   Drugs, Crime, And Militarization When the impact of drugs (specifically crack cocaine) became a recognized problem in black communities throughout Los Angeles, the response… Read more »

Live Drug Free In Los Angeles | Westside Treatment

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Los Angeles is notorious for its seedy underbelly, and a history of violence (that has largely declined) – but as with any large city, LA is a melting pot of stories, some tragic and some miraculous. Here, cultures come and blend together, and you’ll find a little bit of everything and everyone on the streets of LA, from the richest actor to the poorest pauper. Living in such a colorful and vibrant city comes with its challenges. It’s hard to… Read more »

Drug Addiction In Los Angeles | Westside Treatment

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Drug addiction in Los Angeles has often been called an urban problem, one that affects people in cities more than elsewhere in the country. However, recent statistics are showing that this trend, even if it did hold true in the past, most definitely doesn’t hold up today. With drugs like methamphetamine, opiates and prescription stimulants hitting the streets, fields and suburbs en masse, drug addiction isn’t just an urban problem anymore. However, for Los Angeles, the images of drugs and… Read more »