California, the golden state, is well known for its beautiful beaches, warm weather and glamorous life style. It is also known for being the seat of Hollywood (Los Angeles), Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and many other sights. However the state has also been grappling with an addiction problem. Over 21 million Americans are suffering from addiction to substances and in California alone, 8% of the population has a Substance use disorder which is approximately 2.7 million people. Let's have a closer look at the commonly used substances in California:
In California, 8% of the population meets the criteria for Substance Use disorder however only 10% of the people witha Substance use disorder receive any type of treatment. Treatment options involve outpatient services, Medicine-Assisted Treatment, rehabilitation centers, Psychotherapeutic interventions, Peer alumni services such as AA and NA, etc. In 2013, more than 150,000 people enrolled in a rehabilitation center for treatment of addiction.
The top 5 addictions for which treatment is sought in California are:
The Mental Health Substance Use Disorder Services (MHSUDS) is the division of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) that handles substance abuse services throughout the state. Their goal is to reduce substance abuse through preventive measures and recovery programs across the state. Any individual can avail their services which include Emergency counselling, detox services, inpatient hospitalization, substance abuse assessment and long-term outpatient services.
The Affordable Care Act by expanding insurance rolls and required insurers to cover treatment of substance use disorders on Paris with other medical conditions, has helped progress in the rehab industry in USA. Rehabilitation centers are increasingly coming up with more efficient and long term treatment services for addiction.
Most rehabs in California work using the biopsychosocial model of addiction and aim to help individuals by using pharmacological and psychological interventions, build support systems and provide individualized treatment programs after careful psychological assessment of the individual. Popular locations for rehabs in the state include Orange County, Los Angeles County,San Diego County and the Bay Area.
Most rehabilition centers in the Golden state function on empirical, which is evidence based treatment approaches for addiction treatment. Studies have shown that the centers overall environment plays an portent rile in the success rates for its patients' recovery. Our destination treatment program focuses on the following key areas:
Codependency occurs when one individual becomes dependent on another psychologically, in that the other's behavior affects the state of mind of the codependent. In the context of addiction, usually a close friend or relative of an addict becomesa codependent. In trying to help the addict, they increase the stress, guilt and shame of the addict, pushing them further into addiction and thus enabling their behavior.
Enabling does not mean they support the addiction of the person, but that they take certain actions which they believe are a better outcome for everyone involved but which turn out to be aiding the persons addiction indirectly. Enabling behaviors include covering up for the addict, financial assistance, tolerating or ignoring problematic behaviors such as stealing, etc. In Codependency counselling, we aim to work on the codependent's needs and expectations from the addict.
We focus on helping them derive their sense of self from within themselves and not from the addict's recovery or relapse. Codependency counselling aims to rebuild bridges between the addict and codependent so that the codependent can rediscover their individuality, balance their mental health and in turn provide a support system for the addict in recovery.
The treatment to any kind of addiction begins from identification and acceptance which you need to provide to your loved ones. For further support, fill the form below and our expert counselor will contact you.