Evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the 12-step program and mindfulness training will help you rediscover the passions, hobbies and goals that burned so brightly before your addiction overshadowed everything else. We firmly believe that no matter where you’ve been or how you got there, you are still you at your core. Our experienced team of addiction specialists and medical professionals can help you reveal your true self and set your life back on track.
WHAT IS ADDICTION?
Addiction is the urge to use drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences or the desire to stop.
Addiction is disruptive to an individual’s life and impacts their personal relationships and overall well-being. Someone who is addicted to a substance will also find it difficult to perform duties and responsibilities or hold down a steady job. In the case of those in our Impaired Professionals Program, addiction can even threaten a well-established career and wreak havoc on one’s reputation.
Despite these negative effects, someone with an addiction cannot easily overcome it without professional help. With prolonged drug use, tolerance develops, which means that more of a drug is needed to reach desired effects. A higher tolerance can increase an individual’s risk of experiencing adverse side effects or overdose, especially during a relapse. It can also make detox more challenging. Over time, it can become physically or psychologically impossible to stop using drugs or alcohol, especially as dangerous withdrawal effects begin to develop. This loss of control is frightening to both their individual and their friends or family. If left unchecked addiction can get progressively worse and become life-threatening.
No two individuals respond to substance use or addiction in the same way. Someone may experience none of these signs, all of them, or something in-between. Over time, drug or alcohol use can take a toll on the individual and their loved ones, making it important to reach out before it’s too late. With proper treatment and a good support network, recovery is possible no matter how deep your addiction runs. Journey Hillside Tarzana provides comprehensive treatment programs and evidence-based therapies to help adults from the first steps of recovery to the last.
If you suspect that someone you care about is using drugs or alcohol and you think they might be addicted, there are some signs and symptoms you can look for, such as: