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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction
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.
Alcoholism Treatment at WestCare - Outpatient
Alcoholism treatment refers to the management of the severe form of alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual despite being aware of its harmful effects. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms when the individual stops its consumption. Some of the warning signs that necessitate Alcoholism treatment include binge drinking and violent behaviors.
Alcoholism treatment can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Treatment at WestCare - Outpatient in Fresno, CA usually involves a combination of options like detox, medications, group therapy, and behavioral therapy. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers that helps in making the treatment successful.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment
Opioid addiction is known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use. It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox, WestCare - Outpatient in Fresno, CA offers treatment for opioids.
Levels of Care Offered
WestCare - Outpatient offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at WestCare - Outpatient helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Fresno, CA, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.
A dual diagnosis is when someone deals with both alcohol and mental or emotional disorder. Emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression can be part of dual diagnosis therapy. It must happen simultaneously to get care for these conditions to handle any of them effectively.
In outpatient programs at WestCare - Outpatient, the Fresno resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.
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 WestCare - Outpatient.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Therapy
Individual therapy involves one on one sessions between the patient and the therapist at WestCare - Outpatient. Individual therapy provides patients with a safe environment where they can openly discuss their problems with the therapist. The patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group setting.
Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. The therapist can develop patient-specific customized solutions through individual therapy, which aids speedier recovery.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Recovery can be more effective if the entire family’s involved. Family therapy hosted by WestCare - Outpatient brings in the addict’s family to explore genetic factors. It gives loved ones the tools for dealing with addiction and its underlying mental issues. It is a recommended step in helping addicts adapt to sober living.
Group CounselingGroup therapy is an important tool in recovery. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. Accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. With WestCare - Outpatient in
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) uses low dose nicotine products to ween smokers away from cigarettes. The products get nicotine into the bloodstream without smoking reducing addiction to the physical habit. It also allows addicts to adjust to lower doses to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. REBT is a method of specific counseling offered by WestCare - Outpatient that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts.
Trauma is one of the most common causes of psychological disorders. It’s often found in people with addiction diagnoses. Trauma therapy addresses this by examining the emotions and thoughts people have formed due to past traumas. Traumas are complex but trauma therapy can reduce their ability to contribute to addictive behaviors.
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