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Treatment for Addiction in Southern California

Problematic substance use, or the inability to stop using despite mounting consequences, affects individuals regardless of age, gender, race, profession and background. At Clear, we work closely with our clients to help them address underlying issues and foster long-term recovery.

How is Addiction Treated?

Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Although treatment is recommended, no single treatment approach is appropriate for everyone. At Clear Recovery Center, we work to understand each client’s unique needs and preferences in order to design the most effective treatment approach. We believe that the cessation of drugs, alcohol or addictive behaviors is only the beginning. As clients progress through our program, we will shift the focus from acute therapeutic immersion to re-engagement in school, work, hobbies, or social activities, so our clients maintain recovery as they dive back into life.

What We Treat

We understand the importance of addressing the root causes of addiction as well as factors unique to each drug of choice. At Clear Recovery Center, our expert clinical team has experience helping clients recover from a broad range of substance and behavioral addictions including:

Alcohol

Marijuana

Nicotine

Cocaine

Methamphetamine

Heroin

Benzodiazepines

Prescription Opioids

Adderall / Ritalin

Hallucinogens

Gambling

Sex

What is Addiction?

Unfortunately, addiction is surrounded by a world of stigma. It is important to understand that addiction is a complex but treatable disease with symptoms and patterns of use that vary greatly from person to person. The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual Fifth Edition (DSM-V) defines substance use disorder as manifested by three or more of the following:

  1. Tolerance
  2. Withdrawal
  3. The substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than intended.
  4. There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control substance use.
  5. A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance (such as visiting multiple doctors or driving long distances), use the substance (for example, chain-smoking), or recover from its effects.
  6. Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use.
  7. The substance use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance. (For example, current cocaine use despite recognition of cocaine-induced depression or continued drinking despite recognition that an ulcer was made worse by alcohol consumption).

If you believe that you or a loved one may be struggling with addiction, treatment is strongly recommended. Speak to a mental health professional today.

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Addiction Statistics

About 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of those struggling receive treatment.

More than 90% of people who have an addictions tarted to drink alcohol or use drugs before they were 18 years old.

Every year, worldwide, alcohol is the cause of 1 in every 20 deaths.

About 20-30% of people who take prescription opioids misuse them.

Drug overdose deaths have more than tripled since 1990.

Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

The signs of addiction can vary depending on the type of substance being used and the environment of the user. However, there are certain common symptoms of addiction, such as:

  • lack of control, or inability to stay away from a substance or behavior
  • decreased socialization, like abandoning commitments or ignoring relationships
  • ignoring risk factors, like sharing needles despite potential consequences
  • physical effects, like withdrawal symptoms or needing higher dosage for effect
  • a lack of interest in hobbies or activities that used to be important
  • neglecting relationships or reacting negatively to those closest to them
  • missing important obligations like work
  • risk taking tendencies, especially to get drugs or continue certain behaviors
  • ignoring the negative consequences of their actions
  • distinct change in sleeping patterns that result in chronic fatigue
  • increased secrecy, like lying about the amount of substance used or time spent

If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with addiction, contact your doctor or mental health professional.

Your next step is clear.

If you are interested in learning more, contact our expert clinical team by phone 1-877-799-1985, or by requesting more information on our website. We look forward to helping you develop your plan for recovery today.

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What people are saying.

  • I can’t say enough good things about Clear Recovery Center. The care that I received was exceptional. The staff are very professional and committed to providing outstanding treatment. They go out of their way to cultivate an atmosphere of compassion, awareness, and recovery.

    Ian D.
  • The multi-pronged approach; the counselors, individual therapy, nutrition, sympathetic/empathetic counselors of each group session shifted my brain paths. You are never finished there, even when you “graduate”, they hold alumni group sessions when you feel you need it. I have nothing but gratitude for their program.

    Marci B.
  • Clear Recovery Center is my second family that I never knew I had that supported me and continues to passionately support the sober community. The therapists, counselors and group facilitators have been amazing in helping me have a voice, loving myself again, and seeing the world in a new light. I am eternally grateful.

    Liz R.
    Addiction and Mental Health Treatment
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