what-to-do-blog-featuredModerate to severe drug and alcohol abuse is a treatable, chronic condition much like type 2 diabetes. Even though we decide to take our first drink or drug, something inside us eventually prevents us from moderating our intake. Much like sugar and carbohydrates for the diabetic, alcohol and drugs eventually develop into a chronic medical disease.

We take a drink or drug. The drink or drug takes a drink or drug. The drink or drug takes us. We lose control despite our greatest intensions or efforts.

When pleasure and the relief from stress and pain have been solved for years by using alcohol or drugs, not only do our habits change, so do our brains. A decision to quit may be a beginning but what really maintains sobriety is practicing new or lost skills, such as drug free recreation and relaxation, sharing social support with others, walking through a tough situation with new hope and a new friend, and taking positive steps to change what you have become.

We can’t think our way into right action. We can act our way into right thinking.

Treatment is an introduction and engagement in a life-long process. Recovery is the outcome goal. A limited time in a drug-free residential program or weekly therapy doesn’t maintain the support needed for daily recovery practice at home over time. Mutual support groups and daily outpatient programs provide an accessible way to get that support to practice necessary recovery skills so that long-term sobriety is possible.

Recovery only occurs when the gains from treatment are consistently practiced at home. Outpatient treatment programs such as Twin Town aim to teach, coach and monitor recovery skill practices at home, over time so that long-term sobriety can occur.

Twin Town Treatment Centers is immediately accessible to all Los Angeles and Orange County residents, is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is certified by the California DHCS. All network HMO/PPO/EPO insurance plans and Medi-Cal contract with Twin Town Treatment Centers to provide drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Our phone is answered by real people. We can see people on the same day you call. (866) 594-8844