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Diagnosing Addiction

Written on: June 29th, 2009 By:

Diagnosing Addiction

According to a survey by the Center on Addiction and Drug Abuse (CASA), when it comes to diagnosing addiction a staggering nine out of ten physicians fail to correctly diagnose alcohol or drug abuse even when patients exhibit classic symptoms. Physicians cited numerous reasons for their inability in diagnosing addiction, including lack of adequate training or experience in residency, lack of confidence in traditional drug and alcohol treatment methods and patient resistance.

A minute percentage of physicians feel confident in traditional drug and alcohol treatment methods. In fact, only 3.6% believe in the effectiveness of current methods used to treat alcoholism while in contrast, 82% felt confident in the treatment methods used to treat diabetes. This marked contrast  in the treatment of disease identifies a need for an alternative approach to drug and alcohol treatment methods away from traditional medical treatment. At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, we offer a comprehensive, effective and affordable drug and alcohol treatment plan that combines medical and clinical care with an advanced holistic approach that includes acupuncture and massage therapy.

Medical care can be a vital tool in diagnosing addiction based on lab results that diagnose deficiences and damage due to alcoholism and drug addiction. This information can be useful as an approach to drug and alcohol treatment that incorporates nutrition and holistic therapies to help the body heal from the inside out. SouthCoast Recovery conducts a clinical evaluation that takes into account the potential for chemical imbalance, physical ailments, emotional issues, family dynamics, environmental influences and any other diagnoses that could contribute to alcoholism and drug addiction. This information is then used to formulate an individual drug and alcohol treatment plan that is comprised of clinical therapy, drug and alcohol counseling, acupuncture and massage therapy. All sessions are offered on an individual basis as no one person responds the same to drug and alcohol treatment. In addition, the 12-step modality provides a sober support network that is available following alcohol and drug rehab.

SouthCoast Recovery provides physician services for medical detox and throughout inpatient drug rehab to ensure an individual is getting the proper care necessary for a safe and full recovery. For more information on how we can help you or a loved one get the help you need, call us today. We offer 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction in the scenic harbor town of Dana Point, California.

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Am I an Alcoholic

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Am I an Alcoholic?

No one utters the phrase, “Am I an alcoholic?” without having some serious reservations. This is not only because alcoholism is a disease that carries the major symptom of denial which shields the serious nature of it from the user, but also because the stigma associated with alcoholism is not a desirable one. Practically no one wants to be labeled an alcoholic. One might say, “Ok, I admit I drink a lot. But am I an alcoholic? I still have my job, family and a roof over my head. No, not me.”

The term alcoholic has less to do with a person’s socioeconomic status and more to do with the way their body processes alcohol. Studies have determined that an alcoholic processes alcohol differently than someone who is not an alcoholic. When someone who is alcoholic takes alcohol into their body, it sets off a compulsion for more. This craving can be so powerful that it results in the individual’s loss of control and an inability to stop drinking once started. Therefore, alcoholism has less to do with how much alcohol one drinks and more with the uncontrollable compulsion for alcohol once it’s introduced into the body. When an individual is unable to get alcohol after a period of drinking, the body goes into withdrawal. Symptoms can range from mild, such as nausea and headache to severe symptoms like anxiety, hallucinations, night terrors, DTs (delerium tremens) and seizures.

Alcoholism can result in life-threatening symptoms and seizures if not arrested. It is chronic and fatal if left untreated. The major symptom of denial makes it difficult for an individual to admit he or she needs help. They may not even be able to ask the question, “Am I an alcoholic?” because the very idea of having to look that closely is too uncomfortable. Getting help for alcoholism usually rests with family members and loved ones.

At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month residential drug and alcohol treatment in the scenic harbor town of Dana Point, California. The primary fear most people have is going through alcohol detox. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer medical detox that provides a mild form of prescription medication to help ease an individual through the initial period of alcohol detox with as little discomfort as possibile. In addition, we offer acupuncture, herbal remedies and detoxification massage to help the body move through the initial withdrawal phase and begin healing from the inside out. A combination of medical and clinical care in conjunction with holistic therapies provides overall healing and renewal on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. If you’ve ever wondered, “Am I an alcoholic?” wonder no longer. Pick up the phone and talk to one of our intake coordinators who have the professional training to help diagnose the severity of your alcohol use. We can help you escape the trap of alcoholism and enjoy life again.

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When to Consider Drug Rehab

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When to Consider Drug Rehab

How do you know when to consider drug rehab? You may have been consuming alcohol or drugs for years but lately you notice that once you get started, it’s hard to stop. You find that you’re concerned with there being “enough” and maybe you hide bottles or pills or baggies around the house just to make sure you don’t run out. Friends or family members have expressed concern but instead of stopping, you make sure that you conceal your use better. Responsibilities such as work or school or relationships just aren’t as important as they use to be – the only thing you look forward to is a stretch of free time when you get to drink or use again. Sometimes you even need a drink or a drug to get going in the morning and other times you’ve overdone it to the point where there’s no way you can get going, so you call in sick. If this sounds like you, when to consider drug rehab is now.

When to consider drug rehab is not when you’re sitting in jail with a DUI or facing charges for hitting someone while driving drunk. It’s not when your significant other or spouse has moved out because he or she can’t handle your alcoholism or drug addiction anymore. It’s not when your kids have been taken away or you’ve lost your job because of this “little” problem. When to consider drug rehab is when you still have enough of your life intact that you won’t have to start all over again when you come out of drug rehab.

At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, we offer 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential drug and alcohol treatment whether you are struggling with alcoholism, prescription drug addiction or illicit drug problems. Our professional staff members have over 100 years combined experience in helping people recover from the ills of substance abuse and we can help you too. Our professional treatment team incorporates a combination of medical and clinical care with advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture and massage therapy into a personalized plan tailored to your needs and goals. We offer more individual sessions than any other drug rehab in Orange County. Our clinical therapist has 47 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of underlying causes associated with alchoholism and drug addiction, including underlying chemical imbalance that may result in depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Coupled with group therapy, innovative workshops and holistic treatments within a 12-step modality, SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center offers the most comprehensive, effective and affordable treatment available in southern California. Don’t wait until your life has completely fallen apart. When to consider drug rehab is now, before it gets worse. Call today and salvage the life you still have.

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Drug Rehab and You

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Drug Rehab and You

If you are reading this, it’s likely you are considering help for a problem with drugs or alcohol. You may not yet be ready to admit you have reached the more serious level of alcoholism or drug addiction, you may not yet be ready to admit yourself into an inpatient drug rehab center for 30 days, but if you are considering drug rehab and you, this is a good place to start.

The first person you need to get honest with is yourself. Is your life going the way you want it? Is it manageable? In other words, are you showing up to work or school every day and doing the work required? Are your relationships going well? Are your dreams coming true? Is there a lot of laughter in your life? If you are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, it’s likely that your answer to these questions is predominantly “No.” In fact, you may barely be able to make it out of bed without a drink or a drug in your system. If this sounds like what you are experiencing, it might be time to consider drug rehab and you.

We understand – it’s likely that you never thought you would consider drug rehab and you in the same breath. How did this happen? Alcoholism and drug addiction doesn’t happen overnight. You may have started out using socially with friends, “just for fun.” First it was just the weekend parties and now it’s almost every night. The weekends have spilled over into your weekdays and it’s getting harder and harder to keep up with your responsibilities. You’re just going through the motions at school, work or with loved ones. Things are getting strained and you know you should stop. The problem is, you can’t.

Alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive. The chemical properties in alcohol and drugs create chemical changes in your brain. Over a period of time, you create a new route system in your body for pleasure. Once this happens, it may be virtually impossible to stop drinking or using. You have literally wired your brain and your body to want the alcohol or the drug. When you try to quit, overpowering signals called “cravings” are sent by your brain and your body, peppering you with the desire for alcohol or drugs until it becomes so intense you finally succumb. This can happen over the course of hours, days or even weeks dependent upon the quantity of drug and how much you consume on a regular basis. This is why it generally takes professional help to sever the chemical dependency of alcoholism and drug addiction.

When it comes to considering drug rehab and you, the first thing to do is pick up the phone. At SouthCoast Recovery, we have professionals on staff to take your call 24/7. You won’t get routed through a voice-mail system. Instead, you’ll speak with someone who has been where you are and has successfully recovered from alcoholism or drug addiction. There’s no judgment and no commitment. Just call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. SouthCoast Recovery offers 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential drug and alcohol treatment in the scenic harbor town of Dana Point, California. We combine the finest clinical care and advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture and massage to ensure you receive the finest care available. SouthCoast Recovery is the leading drug rehab in Orange County so when it comes to drug rehab and you, don’t settle. Call today and find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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What Contributes to Alcoholism

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What Contributes to Alcoholism?

For decades, physicians, psychologists and scientists have worked together to determine what contributes to alcoholism? The hope is that if these factors can be diagnosed and influenced, a cure for alcoholism can be found. While alcoholism is often misconstrued as a lack of moral conduct and will-power brought about by an individual’s own hedonistic indulgence, alcoholism was defined as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) in that it is chronic, debilitating, progressive and fatal if left untreated. To date, the only known “cure” for alcoholism is continuous abstinence.

There are numerous factors that may contribute to alcoholism. The dominant factor most often thought to be the basis for alcoholism is a genetic propensity for it; that is, an individual’s biological make-up is such that they are predisposed to alcoholism. Physicians and scientists have determined that individuals who are labeled “alcoholic” process alcohol differently than their peers. Other factors that may contribute include environmental influence, social conditioning, childhood or adult trauma or abuse and certain addictive personality traits that lead to addiction.

It’s estimated that nearly 70% of people who have mood disorders also struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) create a chemical imbalance in the brain, resulting in mood swings that can be severe. Individuals may attempt to manage these imbalances by self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. People who have co-occurring disorders such as alcoholism coupled with bi-polar disorder are termed “dual diagnosis.”

Antisocial personality may contribute to alcoholism. People who resist conforming within the rules and dictates of society may be more likely to struggle with addiction. This disposition can lend itself to social isolation and the inability to build and maintain intimate relationships, which can encourage alcoholism and drug addiction.

This desire to isolate can also encourage low self-esteem and insecurity, another factor that can contribute to alcoholism or drug addiction. People who don’t have a strong sense of self-confidence are more apt to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way in which to belong and feel at ease in social situations. This may also be brought about by “all or nothing thinking,” which is also associated with many addictive personalities. A person who thinks this way is either a complete success or an utter failure, either a winner or a loser, either the head of an organization or the janitor – there’ s no middle ground. This type of extreme thinking can also lead to extreme mood swings and again, the need to self-medicate these emotions can contribute to alcoholism.

The desire for instant gratification can lend itself to a quick fix rather than delaying gratification in order to achieve long-term goals. This attitude is encouraged by our consumerist society which sends a constant message that everything will be okay if you buy this car, take this pill, have this degree, date this person. Learning how to delay gratification in order to reach long-term goals  Our society encourages immediate gratification by consumption from an early age. The right jeans, the right car, a new pill, a new relationship – all of these attempt to fix dissatisfaction from the outside in. People with addictive personalities want to feel good right now rather than do the work required to enjoy the benefits at a later date.

Finally, the desire to escape painful memories or emotions that arise from childhood or adult trauma or physical, mental or verbal abuse can lead someone to drink or take drugs far beyond a healthy level. These underlying issues need to be addressed with a clinical therapist or counselor in order to release the power and allow an individual to work through them to reach a healthy level of emotional maturity where drugs and alcohol are no longer required to medicate the pain.

These factors that contribute to drug alcoholism are addressed at SouthCoast Recovery through  individual clinical therapy and one-on-one drug and alcohol counseling sessions. Alcoholism and drug addiction is merely symptomatic of underlying issues and at SouthCoast Recovery, we offer the most quailified professionals in the recovery field to help you work through these issues in a safe and supportive environment. Drug and alcohol treatment stand a better chance at long-term success if the underlying psychological and behavioral issues are addressed in relation to an individual’s drug and alcohol use. Our clinical therapist has 47 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of underlying disorders associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and our certified drug and alcohol counselors are members of CAADE, the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators. If you or a loved one needs help addressing problems with alcohol or drugs, we can help. SouthCoast Recovery is a drug rehab facility in Dana Point offering 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential drug and alcohol treatment.

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What Contributes to Drug Addiction

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What Contributes to Drug Addiction?

Physicians, psychologists and scientists alike have conducted numerous studies to determine what contributes to drug addiction and alcoholism in an attempt to find a cure. Studies have taken into account genetics, environment, social conditioning, childhood abuse and/or trauma to determine why one individual may become addicted while another does not. While there is no concrete evidence suggesting that any one factor is more dominant than another, there are a series of traits that have been identified as contributing to drug addiction and alcoholism. The following traits combine to make up an addictive personality:

While genetic predisposition is considered a factor in alcoholism, there is not as much convincing evidence to indicate that drug addiction is a result of genetics. Environmental factors such as exposure to drug use at an early age by family members may heavily influence an individual’s propensity toward alcoholism and drug addiction.

Mood disorders contributing to emotional imbalance and sensitivity may heighten the need to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. A high percentage of people who struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction have underlying mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder. People who have co-occurring disorders such as alcoholism coupled with bi-polar disorder are termed “dual diagnosis.”  This emotional imbalance prompts them to self-medicate in order to balance out the highs and lows associated with chemical imbalance in the brain. Not surprisingly, people saddled with this diagnosis are often found to be emotionally sensitive and chart high in the realm of artistic intelligence.

Antisocial personality may contribute to drug addiction and alcoholism. People who are nonconformists within the dictates of society and isolate themselves socially may be more likely to struggle with addiction. Inability to maintain intimate relationships and feel comfortable in social situations can add to a sense of isolation and encourage alcoholism and drug addiction.

Propensity for instant gratification. Our society encourages immediate gratification by consumption from an early age. The right jeans, the right car, a new pill, a new relationship – all of these attempt to fix dissatisfaction from the outside in. Delaying gratification in order to achieve long-term goals often proves difficult for people with addictive personalities because they want to feel good “right now” rather than do the work necessary for a long-term pay off.

Propensity for instant gratification may lead to compulsive behavior.  People with addictive personalities may engage in black and white thinking, taking an all or nothing approach to life. They’re either a failure or a success. The inability to live in shades of gray and take life in stride may contribute to emotional highs and lows they seek to balance out with drugs and alcohol.

Low self-esteem or a general sense of insecurity can often contribute drug addiction and alcoholism as people struggle to feel a sense of belonging. Drugs and alcohol may give them this sense of ease and confidence they don’t have without it.

Finally, childhood or adult abuse or trauma can contribute to drug addiction and alcoholism as an individual seeks to escape painful memories or emotions through drugs and alcohol. Repressing these emotions rather than working through them can lead to a host of ailments and retard emotional growth and maturity.

At SouthCoast Recovery, we address all these factors that contribute to drug addiction with individual clinical therapy and one-on-one drug and alcohol counseling sessions. Drug and alcohol treatment stands a better chance at long-term success if the underlying psychological and behavioral issues are addressed in relation to an individual’s drug and alcohol use. Our clinical therapist has 47 years experience in the diagnosis and treatment of underlying disorders associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and our counselors are all certified as well as members of CAADE. Call today to discuss how we can help you or a loved one overcome problems with drugs and alcohol at our residential drug rehab facility in Dana Point, California.

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Drug Abuse Help

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Drug Abuse Help

When you need drug abuse help, there are a variety of options to consider. The option that is best for you is dependent upon the severity of your alcohol or drug use; that is, the type of drug you’re using, how much you use on a daily basis and how long you’ve been using it. At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, we offer a variety of options to consider if you need drug abuse help.

Drug abuse may or not be drug addiction. Some people begin abuse drugs or alcohol in response to traumatic life situations, such as death, divorce or another significant loss that impacts their life in a profound manner. They may start using drugs or alcohol in a manner with which to escape or avoid dealing with painful emotions. If this pattern is interrupted early enough, it can stop drug abuse from crossing the line into drug addiction. This can be done through clinical therapy, psychotherapy, drug and alcohol counseling and introduction to healthier ways in which to handle traumatic life circumstances such as journaling or  joining a support group.

Therapy is only one form of drug abuse help. Meeting with a therapist or counselor can offer insight into emotional issues that are contributing to drug abuse, yet it only offers a minimal level of support. Drug and alcohol treatment programs are varied and conducted in environments that range from residential facilities to clinical dependency hospital units depending on the level of care required.  This can range from  Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Inpatient detox and Inpatient care that can be either residential or clinical. IOP is a better choice for someone who is just beginning to require drug abuse help for emotional support rather than someone who needs to detox after prolonged drug abuse. These programs are generally led by a certified counselor in a group therapy format.  Inpatient detox is generally conducted in alliance with an inpatient drug rehab care facility. SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, offers inpatient medical detox that safely severs physical dependency on drugs and alcohol in as comfortable a manner as possible in combination with acupuncture, massage and herbal remedies. This is followed by 24-hour care in our residential drug rehab center located in Dana Point, California, for 30, 60, 90 days and 6 month drug and alcohol treatment. This level of drug abuse help is primarily available for those who have been using drugs and alcohol on a heavy basis for an extended period of time.

If you or a loved one needs drug abuse help, don’t wait until it spirals into drug addiction. There are various levels of help available, from therapy to outpatient support to inpatient care. SouthCoast Recovery is an excellent resource to call if you need help convincing a loved one they need help but you’re not sure what level of care they require. Our intake coordinators can assist you in determining the level of care you need to get back on the right track.

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Modern Drug Rehab

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Modern Drug Rehab

Modern drug rehab offers much more in the form of drug and alcohol treatment modalities than even just a few years ago. Whereas the general approach was predominantly based on the 12-step format and group therapy, the induction of holistic therapies into the traditional form of drug rehab has led to more effective and comprehensive treatment programs that address the person as a whole in mind, body and spirit. At SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center in Dana Point, California, we offer a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment program that combines clinical therapy, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and the most advanced healing techniques in holistic therapies available within a 12-step modality.

SouthCoast Recovery is on the leading edge of a movement that views holistic therapies as complimentary rather than alternative to the traditional medical and clinical approach in modern drug rehab and alcohol treatment. For many people entering drug rehab, they’ve suppressed physical and emotional symptoms for years through use of drugs and alcohol. The period of time following detox can be uncomfortable as people become aware of these symptoms, maybe for the first time.

Clinical therapy and drug & alcohol counseling work to address emotional issues. The emotions have a tremendous effect on the body’s overall health. In holistic medicine, the focus is on awakening the body’s own innate power to heal itself through a combination of natural remedies, such as massage, herbs, acupuncture, yoga and meditation. Holistic therapies treat the body’s symptoms rather than suppressing it through medication. SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center has a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters in Oriental Medicine on staff as well as a licensed massage therapist. Acupuncture has become widely recognized as a viable alternative to medical care in treating the various ailments that arise in conjunction with initial sobriety from alcoholism and drug addiction. The needles used during acupuncture access energy channels in the body, known as meridians. This helps to release and re-channel energy within the body and has been found to help relieve anxiety, depression and physical pain in conjunction with withdrawal. Massage is beneficial in releasing toxins from the body’s tissues while recirculating oxygen-rich blood. Used in combination, clinical therapy, acupuncture and massage serve to release emotional residue from the body, re-channel energy and restore health from the inside out.

Today, while more drug rehabs are beginning to recognize the benefits of holistic therapies in addressing the symptoms associated with alcohol and drug addiction it is still considered an alternative method of treatment. SouthCoast Recovery not only incorporates holistic care as a part of our modern drug rehab and alcohol treatment program, but also incorporates innovative workshops that address the inter-related aspects of mind, body and spirit in overcoming addiction. This is supported through group therapy and introduction to the 12-step modality that provides a sober support network worldwide.

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab

The common misconception about alcoholism and drug addiction is that it’s a choice brought about by lack of morality and will-power combined with a hedonistic attitude toward life. The truth is that however drug and alcohol use started, at a certain point an individual crosses an invisible line when it’s no longer a choice whether they drink or use. The compulsion can be so great, it overrides everything else including commitments to family, friends, work, career or school. When drug and alcohol abuse reaches this level of severity, alcohol and drug rehab is necessary.

Reining in alcoholism and drug addiction is not an easy task.  The addiction cycle is difficult to break and this is why professional help at a alcohol and drug rehab center such as SouthCoast Recovery is necessary. SouthCoast Recovery offers a safe, supportive and 24 hour supervised environment that allows an individual to safely wean off of drugs and alcohol and reclaim their life with professional help.

Initial intake at a alcohol and drug rehab like SouthCoast Recovery consists of a clinical evaluation to determine history of alcohol and drug abuse along with family history, underlying mood disorders or emotional trauma, physical ailments and any other dynamics that could be contributing to an individual’s alcoholism or drug addiction. In addition to the proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying issues, a alcohol and drug rehab offers traditional detox methods to help sever the physical dependency on drugs and alcohol. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer a variety of detox methods to ensure a safe and comfortable detox. Our traditional medical detox offers a mild form of prescription medication to help ease the body through withdrawal in as safe and comfortable manner as possible.

However alcoholism or drug addiction happens, no one intentionally sets out to end up in alcohol and drug rehab. The process of severing physical and psychological dependency is not an easy one but ultimately it can be the most rewarding experience in an individual’s life.  At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer clinical care in combination with advanced holistic therapies of acupuncture and massage for overall mind, body and spirit renewal. Our residential drug and alcohol treatment facility is located in Dana Point, California, just south of renowned Laguna Beach. Eight residential homes equipped with all the modern conveniences and comforts help provide a supportive and healing atmosphere necessary for initial recovery.

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Treating Depression in Drug Rehab

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Treating Depression in Drug Rehab

When depression is left untreated, it can manifest a host of unhealthy coping mechanisms that can ultimately lead to drug rehab. Treating depression in drug rehab is necessary in order to fully arrest the underlying disorders associated with alcoholism and drug addiction.

Depression can be situational or it can be clinical. Clinical depression is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain that often requires prescription medication in order to treat. However, it’s estimated that up to 90% of depression is situational; that is, depression results from an individual’s reaction to outside events and circumstances. While this means that depression is in fact treatable without medication, it may be initially required in order to stabilize existing mood swings. People may be using alcohol and drugs to self-medicate in an attempt to control mood swings resulting from depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder. Someone who has a chemical imbalance and is simultaneously addicted to drugs or alcohol is said to have Dual Diagnoses, also known as co-occurring disorders. If you’re not sure if you have dual diagnoses, its important to attend a drug rehab such as SouthCoast Recovery that offers a clinical evaluation and treatment for dual diagnoses.

Treating depression in drug rehab requires the proper diagnosis at intake as well as the professionals with the proper credentials for depression treatment in relation to alcoholism and drug addiction. At SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, our clinical therapist has 47 years experience in the treatment of depression and other related disorders that could be contributing to alcoholism and drug addiction. In fact, the need for treating depression in drug rehab is so great that we have created a specialized depression program at our drug rehab center in Dana Point, California.

Dependent upon the severity of depression and related symptoms, the chemical imbalance aspect of depression treatment may need to be initially involve medication. This is determined by our clinical therapist following a complete clinical evaluation to determine the extent of the problem, whether it is a mild case of depression or a more serious condition that requires extensive treatment. We believe that a combination of methods are most beneficial in treating depression in drug rehab. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer a comprehensive treatment approach that combines clinical therapy with holistic treatments such as acupuncture and massage in addition to group therapy and support. This approach works on multi-levels to treat the individual on a synergistic level mind, body and spirit. While medication may initially help, we believe in a holistic approach that works naturally to initiate the body’s own healing properties.

SouthCoast Recovery is the leading drug rehab center in Orange County, and it’s the only drug rehab center with a specialized depression track. All too often, those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction are seeking to medicate the symptoms of underlying mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At SouthCoast Recovery, we can help. We offer 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month residential drug, alcohol and depression treatment in the scenic harbor town of Dana Point, California.

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