La Mirada Alcohol and Drug Rehab Listings
With more than 36,000 prescription drug overdoses each year in the United States, the abuse of painkillers is a growing concern for health officials across the nation. In Los Angeles County, in towns like La Mirada, more people are visiting emergencies rooms for prescription drug abuse than anything else. And sadly, it is also one of the most common causes of death in the county. Some rehab facilities report as much as a 50-percent increase in individuals entering treatment for prescription drug problems.
Therapeutic Intervention Works
Drug and alcohol abuse prevention happens best through widespread education efforts, but the reality is that not everyone will be prevented from engaging in substance abuse. For those individuals who are trapped in the cycle of addiction, professional treatment is needed. A number of behavioral treatments are available to help individuals with addiction disorder issues:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Focuses on recognizing the situations that lead to substance abuse and helping the individual avoid and cope with them.
- Motivational interviewing. Uses an individual’s motivation to change their behavior.
- Motivational incentives. Helping individuals refrain from drug and alcohol use by offering positive reinforcement.
- Multidimensional family therapy. Developed for younger addicts and their families. Focuses on their patterns of drug and alcohol abuse and seeks to help the family to function better.
Moving Towards Recovery
For those individuals who struggle with substance abuse, leaving that lifestyle behind may seem impossible. But with appropriate help, care and support, it is possible. If someone you love in La Mirada has a drug addiction problem and you want to help them, call one of our admissions coordinators today to learn more about matching your family member to a rehab program that works.
Aegis Medical Systems Inc
14240 East Imperial Highway