SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Treatment for Addiction in Los Angeles

Substance Abuse & Treatment Options

In recent years, the tragic opioid epidemic has brought into crisp focus the toll taken on young adults in particular.  Most people in the age group of 18-28 have been touched by the loss of a friend or colleague to an overdose death involving this class of drugs.  While the front-page headlines regarding the surging rates of overdose deaths serve as a reality check for many, others still continue to play Russian roulette with their lives by continuing to use.  In addition to opioid abuse stealing young lives, alcoholism and addiction to other drugs remain a threat to the young adult demographic.

Following the detox phase, a young person entering a treatment program for substance abuse will need a full spectrum of therapeutic interventions over a period of months to properly benefit from the program.  Most outpatient treatment programs offer the foundational elements of individual and group therapy, addiction education and relapse prevention planning, and participation in a recovery group.  While these are the basic components of a recovery program, they are not sufficient for a sustained recovery.

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How Treatment Can Help You

Launch Centers treats young adults struggling with substance abuse involving:

  • Heroin and prescription opioids (oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl)
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, clonazepam, lorazepam, diazepam)
  • Stimulants (cocaine, amphetamine (Adderall, Ritalin) methamphetamine, )
  • Marijuana

Evidence-based therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral therapies, can be highly effective in assisting the individual in treatment for substance abuse or addiction.  Without the therapeutic process, the contributing factors to the substance use disorder, such as past traumas and deep-seated emotional pain, would not be identified and treated, thereby sabotaging any hopes of a lasting recovery.

As effective as individual and group therapy is for gaining important insights and establishing new healthy responses to emotional triggers, it simply isn’t enough.  Young adults in treatment for substance abuse also need to define their purpose, set goals for their future, and receive guidance in achieving them.  The young adult must take an active role in crafting his or her life story; in essence, the individual becomes a stakeholder in his or her own future.

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Define Your Purpose, Set Your Goals & Achieve Recovery

In addition to providing expert therapists to work with young adults in recovery via individual, group, and family counseling, Launch Centers adds several important additional elements to their treatment program.  Together, these elements guide the young person towards a fulfilling life, offering them a prescription for success.  This holistic approach to recovery is what sets Launch Centers apart from the typical addiction treatment program.

In addition to the clinical therapy provided at Launch Centers, additional treatment elements encompass the educational and vocational aspects of recovery, with a focus on exploring one’s purpose throughout. These adjunct elements include:

  • Customized academic plan based on career goals.  Includes transcript analysis, course planning, college application process, scholarship applications, exam preparation, academic tutoring and workshops, and progress monitoring.
  • Individual career plan based on strengths, interests, passions, and goals.  Includes career and employment counseling, career preparation support, job search assistance, job search workshops, internship and volunteer opportunities.
  • Weekly goal setting for both long and short-term aspirations.  This goal setting exercise involves creating educational, academic, financial, relationship, and health and wellness goals.
  • Defining personal values that will help steer behaviors.  This process involves identifying 3-5 foundational values and then defining which of their behaviors contradict the values, and what behaviors need to be enhanced to support them.

Substances of Abuse

Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most abused substances around the world. Learn more about the signs of alcoholism & how to get sober for good at Launch Centers.

Heroin

One of the most dangerous drugs in the United States, many people are turning to heroin after becoming addicted to opioid painkillers. Know the signs & get help.

Benzodiazepines

Xanax. Valium. Klonopin. Benzodiazepines are narcotic sedatives mainly used for the treatment of anxiety. Beware though, these calming little pills are highly addictive. Learn more.

Crack/Cocaine

Cocaine and the lesser potent Crack-Cocaine, are highly addictive stimulant narcotics that can cause major unmanageability in a person’s life. Keep reading to find out how to overcome in recovery.

Our Los Angeles Treatment Services

01. Treatment with Supportive Housing
01. Treatment with Supportive Housing
24/7 Care + Support
The Launch Centers treatment program with supportive housing was crafted to provide intensive treatment in a safe & sober environment.
02. Day Treatment + Outpatient Options
02. Day Treatment + Outpatient Options
Day + Night IOP Options
Launch Centers offers unique day + night IOP and outpatient options that are combined in our 3 phase program to help clients achieve their goals + sustainable recovery.
03. Aftercare Support + Beyond
03. Aftercare Support + Beyond
Continued Treatment + Care
When it comes to treatment, Launch Centers believes it should only happen once. With our detailed program with educational + vocational components, we set clients up for success.
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