At RESOLUTIONS we treat Substance Abuse, Chemical Dependency, Process Addiction, Trauma/ Complex Trauma, Anger Management

freedom-addictionSubstance (drug) dependence. Substance dependence is the medical term used to describe abuse of drugs or alcohol that continues, even when significant problems related to their use have developed

What causes drug abuse or dependence?

Cultural and societal factors determine what are acceptable or allowable forms of drug or alcohol use. Public laws determine what kind of drug use is legal or illegal. The question of what type of substance use can be considered normal or acceptable remains controversial. These medical disorders, substance abuse and dependence, are caused by multiple factors including genetic vulnerability, environmental stressors, social pressures, individual personality characteristics, and psychiatric problems. However, which of these factors has the biggest influence in any one person cannot be determined in all cases.

A variety of treatment (or recovery) programs for substance abuse are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Programs considered are usually based on the type of substance abused. Detoxification (if needed, based on the substance abused) and long-term follow-up management or recovery-oriented systems of care are important features of successful treatment. Long-term follow-up management usually includes formalized group meetings and psychosocial support systems, as well as continued medical supervision. Individual and family psychotherapy are often recommended to address the issues that may have contributed to and resulted from the development of a substance abuse disorder.

– Alcohol and Substance Abuse

– Chemical Dependency

– Dual Diagnosis / Co-Occurring Disorders

– Process Addiction

– Trauma / Complex Trauma

– Anger Management

RESOLUTIONS Therapeutic Services
RESOLUTIONS Therapeutic Services is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Santa Monica for the treatment of addiction, trauma, and dual diagnosis.
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