Substance Use Disorder

Creative Care offers a full range of care


If you’re using legal or illegal substances and it affects your everyday life, then you may have a substance use disorder. The compassionate team at Creative Care, with facilities in Calabasas and Woodland Hills, California, provides a substance use disorder treatment program to help you stop using the substance and get back to doing the things that bring you joy. To learn more about substance use treatment, call us today.


Creative Care’s approach is designed to address the drug and alcohol addiction and its consequences for the individual and their loved ones and friends. 

We offer a full range of care, recognizing that not everyone needs the same addiction treatment plan. We’re on this path together — every step of the way. The Creative Care treatment program is a multi-faceted recovery progression, that evaluates, identifies, and addresses challenges.

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Substance Use Disorder Q&A

What is substance use disorder?

Substance use disorder refers to when you inappropriately use illegal drugs or legal drugs. Commonly used drugs include:

Substance use disorder isn’t the same as an addiction. If you have a substance use disorder, you may be able to stop using the substance. An addiction is a disease, which means you can’t stop using the substance due to the cravings and withdrawal symptoms it causes.

When are the symptoms of substance use disorder?

You may suffer from substance use disorder if your use of the drug affects your day-to-day activities. You may have recreationally tried a drug, but now you find yourself needing more and more to get the same effects.

Symptoms of substance use disorder include:

  • Loss of interest in activities that made you happy
  • Missing days at work
  • Avoiding social activities
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • You go from feeling good to bad quickly

Without the right treatment, your substance use problem may turn into an addiction. To get the help you need now, contact the specialists at Creative Care.

What is substance use disorder treatment?

Creative Care is a high-caliber substance use and mental health treatment facility that has provided compassionate care since 1989. The team of professionals offers a comprehensive inpatient substance use disorder treatment program to help you stop using.

During your initial evaluation, your specialist reviews your medical and mental health history, and assesses your psychological and neurological symptoms. Based on the information gathered during your initial intake, your specialist may prescribe medication to help ease any symptoms you experience.

While in treatment, you participate in activities that support both your physical and emotional health, including:

  • Nutrition therapy
  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Equine-assisted psychotherapy
  • 12-Step Groups

You also meet regularly with your therapist for ongoing psychotherapy. The goal of the treatment program at Creative Care is for you to stop using the substance and understand the underlying cause of your need to use.

Without proper care, your disorder may turn into an addiction. To learn more about our treatment programs at Creative Care, call today.