Have you heard the term chemical dependency treatment? Have you wondered how it differs from addiction treatment?
The drug use in our country has made it common to hear advertisements for treatment centers. For those local to Southern California and specifically the Los Angeles area, seeing ads on the television for high-end chemical dependency treatment is nothing more than a standard daily occurrence.
While everyone is busy trying to claim they have the best method, the latest technology, a guaranteed fix, or a successful holistic approach, the words and definitions can all get a bit cloudy.
Let’s break it down to the basics – and what you need to know.
Chemical Dependency vs. Addiction
Quite honestly, both chemical dependence and addiction are relatively similar and they both require treatment for the use of a substance. However, when it comes to textbook differences, we can see that addiction often refers to a more physical connection to the drug. On the other hand, chemical dependency refers to being more mentally and emotionally dependent on the drug.
Is dependence or addiction worse than the other? —- Does one require different treatment? —- What actually constitutes a more effective chemical dependency treatment center?
Here in Los Angeles, for instance, with so many offerings from San Diego to Malibu, it is no wonder how a family in need could be completely overwhelmed with options and potentially deceiving messages.
Finding Chemical Dependency Treatment in Los Angeles
Today, there are rehab centers claiming to have “The Cure”, but does that mean it will be a successful treatment center?
In reality, a successful chemical dependency treatment program is going to encompass a variety of components. Treatment facilities who only focus on one factor of healing are missing some very important areas. In other words, to truly overcome an addiction or dependency, you must include a whole-body approach to wellness.
A few aspects to consider prior to a entering a chemical dependency treatment center, should include:
- Conducting your due diligence as to any potential complaints filed with the state oversight boards and/or submitted to the web
- Finding out what level of ongoing support and recovery services are offered to the facility’s program graduates
- Seeking a treatment center that offers a hybrid approach, entailing varied levels of recovery services in order to best customize treatment for the individual patient needs
- Investigating pricing, affordability, etc.
- Size is always a key factor. Smaller chemical dependency treatment environments may provide a higher level of personalized care
- Licensing and accreditation is another key component
How is the Lakehouse Different?
At The Lakehouse Recovery Center, we have designed our program to be focused on the individual. It doesn’t matter whether you feel that you are addicted or dependent, we will do an assessment of your needs and develop a plan especially for you.
Our goal is to provide you with a facility that combines a luxurious, holistic approach, with tried and true treatment methods.
We will do whatever is necessary to help each and every patient recover on the basis of his or her own needs, be it clinical, emotional or physical.
You have many choices when seeking treatment, but it is The Lakehouse Recovery Center that has everything you are looking for.
From in-depth assessment to advanced brain science to time tested approaches and so on, we boast something that is truly special, effective and reasonably priced as compared to other facilities in and around the Los Angeles, California region.
Our approach includes:
1. Medical Treatment
Your body needs to heal after being relieved from the effects of drugs or alcohol. Properly learning how to care for your body and maintain your health is a very important part of treatment.
2. Therapeutic Treatment
What caused you to begin using drugs in the first place? Is there an underlying mental health concern? Is their past trauma? Including therapy in treatment can help resolve any prior concerns. In addition, therapy will help you develop the skills you need to change your patterns of thought to help you overcome your addiction for the long time.
Practicing mindfulness, whether through gratitude, meditation, Yoga, breathing techniques, writing, or other coping skills helps teach you how to manage the stress and situations that will arise in daily life – without turning to a drug or substance.
4. Continued wellness
Treatment for addiction and dependency doesn’t end when the program is over. Recovery is lifelong. Therefore you need to be prepared with the tools that will empower you to live your life of freedom.
Ready for Change?
If you are ready to change your life and be free from chemical dependency or addiction, contact us today!