Drug Counseling

Creative Care

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program & Mental Health Treatment Program located in Woodland Hills, CA & Calabasas, CA

Your drug use may have started out as a social activity or even as a treatment for a health issue. But if your use of the drug has escalated and it affects your ability to manage your day-to-day responsibilities, then you may have a problem. The compassionate team at Creative Care, specialize in substance use and offers drug counseling to help you recover and get your life back. To learn more, call us today.

 

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Drug Counseling Q & A

What is drug addiction?

Drug addiction, also referred to as substance use disorder, is a disease that leads to the inability to control your use of a legal or illegal drug. With an addiction, the drug alters your brain and behavior, making it difficult to stop.

Drugs that lead to addiction include:

  • Opioids
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine

Your use of the drug may have started off innocently, but because the drug alters the neurotransmitters in your brain, stopping can be difficult. Additionally, as time goes on, you may need to use more and more of the drug to get the same effects.

Drug abuse isn’t the same as drug addiction. With drug abuse, you may be able to stop your use without serious health effects. With drug addiction, stopping may lead to severe withdrawal symptoms that impair your ability to stop using.

Drug addiction is very common in the United States, but help is available. The experienced team at Creative Care offers compassionate drug counseling to help you gain control over your addiction.

What are the symptoms of a drug addiction?

Your symptoms of drug addiction vary in both type and severity. Common symptoms include:

  • Needing to use the drug daily
  • Feeling intense urges for the drug that affect your train of thought
  • Needing more and more of the drug to get the desired effect
  • Spending money you don’t have on the drug
  • Engaging in dangerous activities to get the drug

With a drug addiction, you may also begin to neglect your responsibilities, such as not showing up for work or not properly caring for your kids.

What is drug counseling?

Drug addiction is a disease that requires medical management. The compassionate team at Creative Care offers a drug counseling program to help you recover from your addiction so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

The drug counseling program at Creative Care is a comprehensive inpatient treatment program that helps you get through your detoxification, while at the same time helping you understand the underlying cause of your addiction.

To support your efforts, your specialist at Creative Care may prescribe medication to ease your detoxification symptoms. The team also provides ongoing psychotherapy and other therapeutic treatments to help restore health and balance, including:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga

Creative Care also offers an equine-assisted psychotherapy program.

Recovery from your drug addiction is possible when you have the right team on your side. To learn more about drug counseling at Creative Care, call us today.