Treating drug addiction is about more than managing withdrawal. It requires complex treatment and care. It needs to address all aspects of mental, physical, and emotional health. Recovery is a lifelong process. However, it’s possible with the right intervention and support system.
With help from Clear Recovery Center, it’s possible to treat addiction and mental health. Here at the center, clients can build a foundation for a long-lasting recovery. Our staff, case managers, and therapists will work alongside you. Let us help you develop a plan and find relief.
What Is Drug Addiction?
Drug addiction is a chronic neurological disease. When someone is addicted to a drug, their brain compels them to seek out that drug and use it. They do so even if it causes them harm. People dealing with drug addictions are not bad or evil. They have an illness and are in need of treatment.
Addictive substances have a measurable, physical impact on the brain. Addictive substances alter the brain’s reward system. This causes people with addictions to pursue these substances no matter what.
After just a few uses, powerful physical and psychological dependence can form. Dependence is when the body or mind comes to rely on an addictive substance. It usually leads to debilitating withdrawal symptoms if the substance use is stopped. Undergoing withdrawal is a painful and sometimes dangerous process. That is why it should only be attempted under the supervision of a clinical professional.
Ultimately, drug addiction is a serious problem. It requires ongoing treatment to pursue recovery and prevent relapse. Clear Recovery Center is a treatment facility. We are dedicated to helping clients overcome addiction.
How We Treat Addiction
People develop addictions for different reasons. As such, treatments should be tailored to meet individual needs.
Many people misunderstand addiction. They don’t think of it as a real disease or disorder. However, addiction cannot be overcome through sheer willpower. It requires deliberate treatment just like any other disease.
Addiction is often co-occurring with different mental health conditions. Common conditions include depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. For clients with co-occurring disorders, each of our programs is customized to treat more than just the addiction. We believe it’s important to tackle issues collectively, rather than just individual symptoms.
Clear Recovery Center offers three different programs. Each is designed to fit clients in different stages of their recovery journey.
The partial hospitalization program is ideal for clients who have completed their initial medical withdrawal treatment. These clients are ready to begin intensive counseling and behavioral therapy. This program convenes at a Clear Recovery Center location 5 days per week for 5 hours. It can last between 2 and 8 weeks, depending on the client.
The intensive outpatient program meets 3 days per week for 4 hours. It can last up to 12 weeks. However, this can be adjusted depending on each individual’s treatment plan. Many clients join the intensive outpatient program after completing the partial hospitalization program. It helps clients begin transitioning back into their everyday lives. Clients are able to put their new coping skills and techniques into use.
Our outpatient program is for individuals who are ready to reintegrate back into life, still with support for their new community and our clinical team. Outpatient programming is tailored to the individual, typically attending treatment 1-2 times per week. It’s suited for clients in the final stages of their recovery journey. The outpatient program supports clients as they return to normalcy. At this stage, clients begin actively living their recovery.
Substance Addictions We Treat
Clear Recovery Center accepts clients facing various substance use disorders. Once clients have completed their primary treatment, the center staff provides a supportive and open environment. This allows clients to continue recovery from any number of substances.
Alcohol is one of the most widely consumed drugs. It’s common in social settings. However, alcohol is an extremely addictive substance. It can lead to a variety of short- and long-term negative consequences after use.
Alcoholism isn’t defined by a set number of drinks. Instead, it refers to when alcohol drinking reaches a point of excessive use. For some, it might impede mental or physical health. For many others, it becomes a repetitive behavior that cannot be halted willingly.
There are many different causes of alcohol addiction. It’s often co-occurring with mental illnesses like depression. At Clear Recovery Center, the staff works with clients to understand alcohol dependence and its causes. Clients can try a number of treatment options. These treatments will help to reduce their dependence psychologically and physically.
Heroin is also known as diamorphine. It is one of the most dangerous and physically addictive substances. It is a narcotic that affects areas of the brain that center on pleasure. Heroin has a relatively low street price. As such, many users turn to heroin as a substitute for other narcotics. Heroin is typically synthesized illicitly. This increases how dangerous this substance can be. Those who use heroin are subject to a whole host of health problems and risk of contamination.
Recovery from heroin addiction requires a lot of different steps. Clear Recovery Center takes a comprehensive approach toward treatment to ensure they clients have the support they need for sustained recovery.
Also known simply as crack, crack cocaine is an incredibly addictive and harmful form of cocaine. It’s used most commonly for recreational purposes. Crack cocaine can have severe physical and psychological side effects. These effects can occur from even a single use. These include hallucinations, a loss of balance, tremors, and an immediate risk of a heart attack.
Clear Recovery Center helps clients find relief from crack cocaine addiction. This involves a combination of therapies and sustained support. Here, clients struggling with addiction can rebuild their lives and regain their health.
Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant. It stimulates the brain, improving alertness and mood. It also increases heart rate and blood pressure. Some forms of methamphetamine have medical uses. However, it’s commonly used as a recreational substance. In such cases, it’s referred to as “meth” or “crystal meth.”
Methamphetamine addiction can have severe repercussions on an individual’s life. It affects their health, ability to work or attend school, and social relationships.
Clear Recovery Center provides a number of opportunities for social engagement among those addicted to methamphetamine. As well, there are self-care and health training sessions for this specific drug. Along with therapies, clients have the chance to enjoy long-term recovery and good health.
Cocaine is an intense stimulant and common party drug. It’s addictive because of its effect on the brain’s structure and flow of hormones. With the right medication and behavioral therapies, recovering from cocaine is possible.
There are a variety of therapies and programs at Clear Recovery Center. Clients also are welcome to undergo regular drug screenings. This professional testing helps to keep clients on track during long-term recovery plans. For clients struggling with cocaine addiction, there is hope for lasting recovery with Clear Recovery Center.
Similar to methamphetamines, amphetamines are a class of stimulants. They include drugs like Adderall and Ritalin. In therapeutic doses, they treat ADHD, narcolepsy, and other conditions. Amphetamines are rarely habit-forming when used as prescribed. However, recreational use or overuse can be addictive. Abuse of amphetamines tends to be more prevalent in young adults and teenagers.
Amphetamines are often used by people trying to self-medicate for a co-occurring disorder. Clear Recovery Center focuses on treating the entire person, not just the symptoms. That means addressing all of a client’s issues and concerns. Furthermore, the center offers age-focused treatments to help young adults with addiction.
Marijuana (or cannabis) is often considered a relatively harmless drug. However, it isn’t without its risks. Extended marijuana use can lead to cognitive declines and respiratory problems. It can also induce lasting anxiety or paranoia. Teens and young adults are particularly susceptible to the pressures of smoking marijuana. Therefore, they are most at-risk of its side effects.
On its own, marijuana is relatively non-habit forming. But some individuals who use marijuana develop a dependency on the substance. Furthermore, users might intake marijuana in conjunction with other addictive substances. These become part of an overall substance use disorder.
Clear Recovery Center uses a combination of psychological therapies and counseling sessions. The aim is to help clients with marijuana addictions. Our staff also works to treat any co-occurring dependencies or mental health issues.
GHB is a psychoactive drug infamous for its use as a “date rape drug.” However, people also use GHB recreationally. It acts as a euphoriant in small doses and a depressant in larger ones.
The addictive properties of GHB aren’t well understood. Many facilities don’t recognize or know how to treat GHB addiction. But Clear Recovery Center is prepared to help. Clients struggling with GHB addiction can come here to start a path to recovery. The center also treats GHB addiction in combination with other substances.
Benzodiazepines are commonly shortened to “benzos.” These are psychoactive drugs that act as mild tranquilizers. Benzos are sometimes prescribed for short-term usage. It can treat severe anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, and other myriad conditions. But when used for too long, bodies may build up a tolerance for benzos. People may come to rely on larger doses to feel affected.
Benzos are often abused by individuals suffering from chronic pain or anxiety. These people may not have found relief in safer treatments. This means benzodiazepine addiction usually requires treatment of co-occurring illnesses. At Clear Recovery Center, treatment programs are holistic. They include physical, emotional, mental, and social components to help clients with addiction.
Contact Us Today
Drug addiction and substance use disorders are complex and difficult to cope with. That’s why we do everything in our power to help our clients here at Clear Recovery Center. From group counseling sessions to art therapy and wellness initiatives, we have a full suite of treatment programs. We give our Los Angeles clients and their families the opportunities and resources to overcome addiction.
If you’re ready to begin the admissions process or just need more information, call us at 1-877-799-1985. We can also be found at our treatment facilities in Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and soon to come in Torrance, California.