Substance Abuse Treatment at Dedicato

Substance abuse disorder takes many forms, and no two patients are alike. A patient entering a drug or alcohol treatment needs an individualized approach to recovery that is overseen by skilled counselors and mental health practitioners. That’s what you get with the substance abuse treatment at Dedicato Outpatient Services. Our team of mental health professionals have years of experience with treating substance abuse and mental health disorders.

The substance abuse treatment team at Dedicato relies on a humanistic, evidence-based approach to recovery that takes the patient’s individual circumstances into account. This allows us to identify the type of treatment that will work best for the patient.

If you’ve been searching for “substance abuse treatment near me,” please consider Dedicato. Our outpatient drug treatment program is based in the beautiful city of East Pasadena, Ca

Intensive Outpatient

Recovery is a lifetime commitment to self. Unfortunately there is no light switch that can turn addiction off. Every person’s recovery process is personal and unique but many find ongoing support in daily outpatient group therapy to be a key element to staying committed especially during reintegration their new normal life. Intensive Outpatient Therapy offers accountability and support, especially in those first crucial months following a residential program.

Drug and alcohol abuse is far from uncommon. In fact, around ten percent of people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with drug use disorder during their lifetimes. However, many of them will never get the help that they need.

Of those who make the attempt to “get clean,” around half will experience a relapse. Many addicts have difficulty managing the problems that encourage their substance abuse. That’s why it’s important for addicts to seek a substance abuse treatment program that can guide them through the process of quitting drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse disorders can take a large toll on the addict. Often, the individual struggling with drug or alcohol abuse has difficulty maintaining steady employment. Their interpersonal relationships usually suffer as well.

Friends and family of an addict often act as enablers, frequently without realizing it. The “help” they give their loved one only makes matters worse. With the best of intentions, they make excuses for the addict’s behavior, give them money to support their habit, and sometimes even cover up the destructive results of their actions. As a result, the addict has no incentive to change their behavior.

For many people, their drug or alcohol use is linked to one or more mental health conditions. These conditions can include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder. The relationship between the patient’s mental disorder and their substance abuse is often difficult to determine. It should not be assumed that one “causes” the other, or that treating one condition will automatically help the other. Treating these co-occurring disorders should be performed under the supervision of mental health professionals and counselors while in a substance abuse treatment program.