Drug abuse is often a result of mental and behavioral health issues resulting from PTSD or past trauma. These treatment centers specialize in mental and behavioral health to address the root of these traumas to help patients overcome their past and heal over time. Customized plans for patients include a dual-pronged approach to medication management and psychological care for their behavioral issues.
I struggled with bulimia at 14-years old. As I got older, I stopped binge eating and throwing up, but my negative self-image still continued. The negative comments my mother made didn’t help. I only felt beautiful when I was high, and the feeling of confidence and pride was addicting. When I was sober, I felt ashamed, and then I never wanted to be sober, but when I decided I wanted to be sober, I physically couldn’t. I had lost control of my body.
I found Essential Recovery from articles I read online, and the counselors at Essential Recovery treated me with dignity from the first call. They oversaw the entire process, and they got me into a treatment center that was more of a “home” to me than even my own house. Unlike my family, I met others who struggled with similar issues as me and getting help. For the very first time in a long time, I felt understood.
Los Angeles, CA