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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Levels of Care Offered
VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Aftercare support involves the support given to a Chico, California patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.
Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder.
Individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’. The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.
When remaining at their job in Chico, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic‘s outpatient services. Treatment requires counseling the patient at the individual level, in a group setting, about substance addiction, drugs, and therapy sessions.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic.
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy
Individual TherapyIndividual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic in Chico,
Couples therapy aims to rebuild the trust between the partners. Partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success. Couples therapy addresses financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. The impact of substance abuse is not just on the patient but on the entire family. Family therapy ensures that the patient gets adequate support from the family members after the treatment making the recovery process sustainable
- Family therapy guides all the members of the family to help the patient.
- It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
- It helps to keep the patient engaged and motivated throughout the treatment.
Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Chico, CA and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.
Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. This may involve VA Northern California Health Care System - Chico VA Clinic managing individual or group counseling or both. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.
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