Nobody is perfect. It takes years of practice and dedication to become as physically fit as an elite athlete. Most of us are amateurs. We often go for long stretches of time attempting to change our physical bodies before realizing that we haven’t paid attention to our mental health needs and would benefit from having some help that changes our minds. With addiction, the brain becomes a relentless coach that demands physical cravings be met. Once those cravings and addictions are challenged head on, the mind requires a program that strengthens its ability to exercise its potential, overcome adversity and become a strong, dedicated advocate for your well-being. The brain is the most powerful organ and tool at your disposal. Your mental health is driven and motivated by it. We help you regain control.
Living Sober LA recognizes that the brain is equally capable of sabotaging or damaging the human spirit as it is of healing it and sometimes it can take you off course. But the brain is also wired to change, learn new routes and expand its knowledge and understanding of the human experience and how it operates to steer you in a more positive direction. We get you on the right track so you can forge your path to a better, renewed you.
Our approach to mental health is as personal and individualized as you are. We focus on helping you unearth and examine the underlying problems so that mental health and wellness are a journey as well as a destination. Evidence-based treatments like psychiatry, mental health screening and medication management as well as our cutting-edge holistic approach, healthy food, and our nationally recognized health and fitness program are just the beginning. We tailor each program individually because we believe that individual problems need to be treated in individual ways. We start with you.
If you are looking to be treated as an individual and not a number, call us with any questions or send us a message. We are here to listen and help.
Mental health issues range from anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders to trauma, chemical imbalances, and psychosis. There is a greater understanding of and compassion for mental health and wellness today than at any other time in history; the stigma once associated with it is far less pervasive than even a few years ago. The desire to get people the help they need so they can lead full, productive lives has reached a level of paramount importance at home, work and in school because the dialogue and treatment has evolved. Mental health issues affect a greater number of people than once thought and this awareness has been a significant factor in seeing more people getting the treatment they need sooner, instead of suffering alone or in silence.
At Living Sober LA, our philosophy is that individual problems need to be treated in individual ways. Our clinical approach couples this concept with the most advanced mental health treatment available. The results of this integration are beyond compare. We are here to show you the way.
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Mental health wellness is like physical fitness. Each requires dedication and exercise to be achieved. In order to be maintained, they both require vigilance and fine-tuning. Specific mental health conditions require specific treatment. That said, the most important element of successful treatment is to make sure that each person is treated individually and not as a set of symptoms. Proven treatments such as psychiatric care, targeted medications, 1-on-1 therapy, and neurological protocols are part of the approach at Living Sober LA as well as cutting-edge holistic measures, healthy food, and our renowned health and fitness program.
Mental health is an ongoing work in progress as much as you are. At Living Sober LA, we are committed to providing the right care in the right way at the right time. You are an individual and not a number. You are not alone. Our peaceful, tranquil environment and acclaimed, supportive staff will be there with you every step of the way.
Living Sober LA offers only tailor-made treatment (no cookie cutter programs) in a calm, intimate, therapeutic setting that boasts unsurpassed amenities. From our diverse range of 1-on-1 strategies and customized treatment approach to our superb, caring staff, your program will be unique, just like you. No two days, no two patients and no two treatment protocols are alike. You will see and feel the difference the moment you become a part of our family and find yourself being treated like a person and not like a number. You matter.
According to the SAMHSA 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 45% of people with a substance use disorder have a dual diagnosis. And of those 7.9 million people in the U.S. with a co-occurring disorder, more than half – 4.1 million to be exact – are men.
The largest study of co-occurring disorders to date – conducted by the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) – found that 20% of those with SUD had at least one mood disorder, and 18% had at least one anxiety disorder. The final analysis? 38% of those with dual diagnosis have a mood or anxiety disorder. These findings only included current and independent problems – i.e., substance-induced disorders were not reported.
Clearly, we at Living Sober LA recognize the problem of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders is common – in particular with mood and anxiety disorders. That’s why our treatment is 1-on-1 focused, neuroscience-based, and integrated with advanced medical therapies and cutting-edge fitness protocols.
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In many cases, a mental health disorder predates the development of a substance use disorder; in other circumstances, addiction becomes an issue first and mental health symptoms are not apparent until later – and sometimes, they can be triggered or worsened by drug use. Everyone is different and there is no one cause for any of these problems. However, living with a mental health disorder may increase the likelihood of developing an addiction – and vice versa.
In most cases, a host of issues contribute to developing addiction and/or mental health disorders. These may include, but aren’t limited to: