Josh Chandler | March 5, 2021

Los Angeles Man Finds Effective Treatment for Addiction and Mental Health at Muse Treatment

Former Patient Credits Warm, Caring Staff for Saving His Life

Drug rehab isn’t usually where you expect to spend a happy Thanksgiving, but a former client at Muse Treatment fondly remembers his holiday at the addiction treatment center. It was a life-saving experience, he wrote in a glowing 5-star review on Google.

“Muse saved my life,” Court M. wrote. “I left to go there not knowing anyone, but I knew if I didn’t I would die. I spent Thanksgiving there and felt like I was at home,” he recalled in the review.

Court’s Experience

After struggling with substance abuse, Court sought treatment for addiction and mental health at our treatment center near Los Angeles. “I was a handful, that’s for sure, but they never treated me any different than their own.” He even complimented the center’s chefs. “They were amazing and just as warm as the rest of the staff.”

Treating More Than Addiction

Court didn’t just get treatment for his addiction but also for his underlying mental health issue. That’s an essential feature at Muse Treatment, where we offer dual-diagnosis therapy that focuses on trauma and other emotional problems that are often the root cause of the addiction. We find that substance abuse is often a coping mechanism that addicts use as a way of “self-medicating” their other disorders. Addiction is not the primary condition in the diagnosis but is more like a symptom of something deeper.

We treat many emotional conditions as part of a dual diagnosis, including generalized anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder. These issues may be the result of genetics or life experiences such as trauma, recent loss, stress, financial problems, relationship problems, or other adverse events. Depending on your condition, we treat dual diagnosis patients with various therapies that include detox, residential treatment, community support, and other programs.

Most people coping with dual-diagnosis do not receive the comprehensive help they need at other treatment centers. Therapy focuses on the addiction while ignoring the real disorder that may have caused the addiction.

Treatment Remains an Ongoing Process

Court started his journey to recovery with Muse’s dual-diagnosis treatment, and his journey is far from over. “I’m still involved via Zoom and plan on keeping in touch. Love these people and they will always be my family.”

If you need help for your addiction and any other issues you’re experiencing, don’t try to handle it yourself. Please speak with a drug rehab admission counselor at our Los Angeles facility at 800-426-1818.

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