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Carlson & Associates in Pasadena, CA

Carlson & Associates, a Pasadena-based rehabilitation center with four specialized physicians, offers personalized addiction treatment programs for individuals struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, focusing on holistic care and long-term recovery success.

About Carlson & Associates

Carlson & Associates, located in Pasadena, California, focuses primarily on the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. This private rehabilitation center is known for its specialized addiction treatment programs tailored to individual needs. Staffed by four physicians across two specialty areas, it provides comprehensive care for substance abuse.

Carlson & Associates aims to help individuals achieve sobriety through customized care plans addressing each patient's unique challenges. Their approach focuses on providing tailored treatments for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

  • Located in Pasadena, California, offering a centralized and accessible location for residents.
  • Staffed by four experienced physicians specializing in addiction treatment and recovery.
  • Provides bespoke addiction treatment programs to meet individual patient needs.
  • Focuses on holistic care improving overall well-being and long-term recovery success.

Carlson & Associates specializes in treating alcoholism and drug addiction, offering services primarily for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Their programs benefit those seeking structured and personalized treatment plans in a supportive environment.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 15 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment facilities in California, like Carlson & Associates cover both illegal and prescription opioids abuse. Most plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) comprise regular visits to the California facility that provides the therapy. IOP is suitable for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Carlson & Associates‘s patients gradually get back to their routine life.

An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction, or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the California facility for their therapy and other programs but are able to return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of Carlson & Associates‘s program is complete.

Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at Carlson & Associates helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Pasadena, CA, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.

Carlson & Associates‘s Therapies & Programs

Treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success. Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your Carlson & Associates counselor. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction.

Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. It becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Some facilities like Carlson & Associates in Pasadena, CA offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal.

Results have proven the positive impact of family therapy on a recovering patient’s journey to sobriety. Patients at Carlson & Associates in Pasadena, California who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery process and maintaining their sobriety.

When family members are more proactive and involved in the treatment procedure, it encourages the patient to advance his or her progress. Moreover, it shouldn’t be ignored that genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Also, with proper education, family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes necessary for his or her sobriety.

Group therapy may occur on an inpatient or outpatient basis and involves groups of clients who have no pre-existing relationships outside the group. Group therapy differs from support groups in two primary ways: group therapy is a kind of psychotherapy and is moderated by a professional therapist at Carlson & Associates in California.

It has been said that unhealed trauma is the root of most addictions. Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. Healing past traumas and introducing coping strategies are strong foundations for sustained recovery from addiction. This may involve individual or group counseling or both, in a Pasadena, CA facility. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps those who attend Carlson & Associates understand how their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts affect their behaviors. DBT is particularly useful for people with self-harming behaviors, as well as those with substance abuse disorders. DBT teaches people how to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, and how to become mindful.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders, and if not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders.

CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern by cognitive restructuring. In simple terms, it helps to remove negative thoughts and provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. It can be administered as a mono-therapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) allows the opportunity for quick results for addicts. Carlson & Associates provides patients in Pasadena, California the resources to use a ‘rational self-counseling’ technique to cope with their emotions. It seeks to help them move forward without having to deal with ongoing treatment throughout their lives.

In the midst of an addiction certain healthy habits and behaviors can be forgotten or discarded altogether. While in treatment you will learn life skills that will help you successfully maintain sobriety and rebuild your life in Pasadena, CA. Some examples of this are time management, social skills, nutrition, hygiene, stress management and taking care of yourself.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Carlson & Associates Location and Directions
    2810 E Del Mar Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Phone Number
    (626) 585-0041

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    Carlson & Associates Location and Directions

    2810 E Del Mar Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91107
    (626) 585-0041


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed May 17, 2021

    Updated July 2, 2024

    Pasadena, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Pasadena, located just northeast of Los Angeles, is a vibrant city known for its annual Rose Parade and Bowl game, outdoor activities in the San Gabriel Mountains, and thriving arts and culture scene. However, the city has been impacted by the opioid epidemic, with Los Angeles County reporting 1,506 opioid-related deaths in 2019, a significant increase from previous years. Fentanyl was detected in 90% of methamphetamine-related deaths in the county, highlighting the growing concern of polysubstance abuse.

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