The Advantages Of IOP Treatment Over 12 Step Programs

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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 »

How Does a Partial Hospitalization Program Work?

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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 »

Can Addiction Kill Me?

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Addiction Can Kill | Westside Treatment

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 »

The Advantages Of A Recovery Community In Los Angeles

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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 »

What Is The Impact Of Drugs On The Los Angeles Community?

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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 »

How to Live Drug Free in Los Angeles

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Live Drug Free In Los Angeles | Westside Treatment

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 »

What Makes Drug Addiction In Los Angeles So Easy To Fall Into?

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Drug Addiction In Los Angeles | Westside Treatment

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 »

Why Is It Important To Seek Treatment For Drug Addiction?

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It goes without saying that drug addiction continues to be a problem in America, as opioid overdose rates are higher than ever before, and prescription drugs like Xanax and Adderall still find themselves being used non-medically. You’d think that, given the overdose rates behind opiates and heroin, the dangers with using sedatives like Xanax, and the potential for psychological damage behind Adderall, the people using drugs like this would just stop or seek treatment for drug addiction. But they can’t…. Read more »

My Life is Ruined. Can Outpatient Treatment Help?

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Begin Cleanup of Your Life in Outpatient Treatment

You may feel that your life has been upended and made chaotic by your substance abuse. This could be very true. You could have legal issues, family struggles, relationship problems and other hurdles to overcome as you enter recovery. In outpatient treatment, you will have to confront all of these problems as you battle your addiction. Remember that there is always hope for a successful recovery, even if that doesn’t seem possible at the moment. As you progress through treatment,… Read more »

Looking for the Top Alcohol Programs in Los Angeles Area

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If you’re looking to overcome a problem with alcohol, you need professional help. A top alcohol program in Los Angeles features targeted therapies designed to address both causes and effects of the addiction to alcohol. At the same time, these leading-edge therapies prepare patients for independent living in the community where patients hold full responsibility for their own success in recovery. Therapies and other treatment may be delivered through residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient or outpatient programs. When looking for… Read more »