Addiction Therapy Programs Los Angeles
Therapy for Addiction
Entering addiction therapy can be a very scary reality check. You may be unaware of what to expect when you enroll in a treatment center like Create Recovery. We are here to let you know that asking for help is nothing to be scared or ashamed of. Admitting that help is needed is the first step towards a life filled without the stress and worry of addiction.
Who is Affected by Addiction?
According to a recent study, more than 19 million Americans older than 12 battle with an addiction disorder. Abuse of prescription pain pills, alcohol, and illicit or illegal drugs fall into these statistics. Out of the 19 million, 8.5 million of these individuals struggle with both substance use and a mental disorder simultaneously.
Although addiction doesn’t discriminate, there are certain groups of people that it more often affects. Young adults ages 18-25 hold the highest percentage of addiction. This percentage is equal to over 14%.
Addiction often tends to affect men and women differently and has higher percentages in certain races. Studies show that 9.4% of men versus 5.2% of women older than 12 struggle with an addiction disorder. Those who identify as Native American and Pacific Islanders have the highest percentage of affected individuals at 4.6%.
What Influences Addiction?
Many factors can work together and cause an addiction disorder to develop. This is why it’s so important to be educated on certain influences of addiction. Some of these may include but are not limited to:
- Existent Mental Disorders: Mental disorders are a very influential cause of addiction disorders. These include anxiety, depression, bipolar, etc. Mental disorders change the brain chemistry of an individual and may cause that person to turn to drugs and alcohol to numb the effects of his or her disorder.
- Type of Drug: Certain substances have been found to be more addictive than others. Heroin and meth are highly addictive, whereas substances like marijuana are viewed as being less addictive.
- Genetics: Genes play a huge role in the development of an addiction disorder. Studies show that individuals with a family history of addiction are far more likely to become addicted themselves.
- Environmental Factors: The people and circumstances that we surround ourselves with have a huge influence on our choices. Individuals whose friends and family abuse substances are more likely to do so themselves. Peer pressure can be a huge influence on substance addiction as well.
Spotting Addiction: What to Look Out For
In order to catch an addiction before it becomes severe, there are certain signs to watch out for. These can include both behavioral and physical signs. Each case of signs is unique.
Some of the behavioral signs include:
- Missing important events or constantly rescheduling
- Encountering law enforcement on a semi-regular basis
- Financial and relationship problems
- Isolating themselves or being secretive of their activities
- Having verbal and behavioral problems at school or work
- Problems with sleeping too much or not sleeping enough
- Obsessive conversation and thoughts about using
Some physical signs of addiction can include:
- Excessive runny or itching nose
- Red eyes and dilated pupils
- Excessive body odor like sweat or bad breath
- Changes in dietary habits causing weight gain or loss
- Slurred or repetitive speech patterns
- Looking tired all the time
- Ignoring appearance completely
How Does Addiction Therapy Work
Being in a new location surrounded by encouragement for recovery is the only way you’ll begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you continue to live in the environment that you’ve become accustomed to, you’ll only continue the destructive behavioral patterns that you have developed. This is where addiction therapy comes into the picture.
The first step towards recovery is always admitting to the problem at hand. We understand that this can be an extremely scary thing to do. Our staff at Create Recovery is here to ease your mind and help you remember that rehab is an opportunity for a fresh start. If you decide to receive treatment from us, we will welcome you with open arms.
Focusing on Mental Health in Addiction Therapy
Because mental health and addiction go hand in hand, we put an emphasis on treating both here at Create Recovery. We believe that in order to have a successful recovery, each patient should focus on strengthening their mental health.
What are Mental Health Disorders and What Do They Affect?
A mental health disorder changes different parts of an individual’s brain connection to cause them to think differently. It can have an effect on their overall health, interpersonal relationships, and how they emotionally react to situations. Mental health disorders are estimated to affect around 1 in every 5 people in the U.S.
Breaking the Stigma
Unfortunately, many individuals who are diagnosed with mental health disorders do not treat them. This is due to the fact that there is a large stigma surrounding mental health in the United States. More often than not, it’s seen as an act of weakness to reach out for help regarding mental health.
At Create Recovery, we hope to help break that stigma. We offer many treatments specializing in treating mental health disorders for this very reason. It’s important to recognize that without encouraging healthy ways to support mental health growth, addiction rates will continue to rise.
Available Mental Health and Addiction Therapy
In response to the continuously growing numbers of both mental health and addiction disorders, we offer many different treatments here at Create Recovery including addiction therapy. These treatments focus on different parts of the brain and body. They also provide coping tools to help our patients deal with both their mental health and addiction disorders.
Our dual-diagnosis treatment allows our patients to undergo an intensive evaluation to determine what is really causing their addictions. More often than not, our staff finds that patients are suffering from more than one type of disorder at once. A dual diagnosis usually includes some type of substance use disorder and some type of mental health disorder.
Without our dual-diagnosis treatment, a lot of our patients would have never known they were suffering from a mental disorder on top of their substance use disorder. By recognizing that both are present, we are able to cut down the time that they spend in our center. This allows us to provide them with coping techniques for both disorders, as well as give them skills to re-enter into normal life.
Family therapy is essential for our patients wanting to mend relationships that may have been strained due to their addiction. We allow family members to come into therapy sessions with their loved ones in treatment. This allows both parties to reconnect and explain their sides of the story in a safe and healthy environment.
Our therapists offer individual therapy to help get to the root of each patient’s addiction. Patients will spend their individual sessions talking about past events, relationships, and other factors that may have led to their addiction. Each patient will receive different therapy based on his or her own specific needs.
Group therapy is used to allow our patients to come together and relate to one another. Group sessions provide a safe space to show how addiction has affected everyone. Each patient has the opportunity to share their own story and also listen to others tell their stories. Group therapy provides a sense of community amongst our patients and gives them a chance to make lifelong friends who understand what they’re struggling with.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a psychological treatment used to change the way individuals think about situations. Those suffering from substance use often believe there is no way around their cravings and habits. CBT is used by our therapists as a way to show them that there are other options.
This type of therapy is beneficial for providing a different way to approach certain situations. In turn, it changes the thought processes and behaviors of our patients.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that works very similarly to CBT. It uses the process of bringing opposites together to provide a different approach to situations. A very common example that’s used to explain DBT is the relation of acceptance to change.
For those suffering from mental and addiction disorders, accepting change is a very hard concept. DBT allows these patients to understand that negative situations don’t always come out of change.
Why Choose Create Recovery?
Our facility is located in Los Angeles, California. It’s private and has been designed with a homey atmosphere in mind. We understand how important being comfortable is during your treatment. Our team of licensed physicians and therapists is unmatched, and we can’t wait to help you towards recovery. We are also in-network with many different types of insurance companies. Being in-network allows our patients’ insurance companies to cover a large amount, if not the full cost, of their treatments.
Contact Us Today
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been addicted to a substance for 30 days or 30 years, we’re able to help at Create Recovery. Taking the first step toward recovery is a risk that’s worth it to take. At Create Recovery, we’re able to treat those with even the most severe cases of addiction with addiction therapy and other treatments.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out today if you believe you or a loved one is struggling with addiction. You can contact us by messaging us on our website or calling us over the phone. We want to help you start your road to recovery today!