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Substance Abuse Guides for Families | Long Beach, CA

Substance Abuse

Guides for Families

Long Beach, CA

"From the first day I entered the house to the day I left I was completely blown away by the treatment I received. The counselor and treatment team(the therapists and doctors) are some of the most supportive and knowledgeable people I have met in my life"

Victoria R.
Discovery Alumni

A guide to supporting those with an substance abuse

The information on this page is designed to provide some suggestions to the families of those struggling with a substance abuse.  These suggestions are designed to help family members provide and maintain a supportive environment.  These suggestions are not, nor should they be considered a form of treatment.  Alcohol, marijuana, club drugs, and other substances can be severely abused and it is important to seek professional treatment from substance abuse specialists.  Remember that substance abuses are serious illnesses that affect your family and yourself.  To maintain a clear focus on providing a thorough treatment plan, within a nurturing environment, use our personal and professional steps to recovery.  

Where to start

•  Know that substance abuses are severe illnesses and require specialized treatment.
•  Go to your primary care physician for a medical consultation.
•  Seek guidance and education from substance abuse treatment specialists.
•  Seek professional substance abuse treatment specialists for assessment and treatment.
•  Know that substance abuse recovery is often a long-term process.


Suggestions on How to Support your loved one

•  Express your love and acceptance.
•  Talk with your loved one about your concerns. Use concrete examples without blaming or shaming.
•  Ask questions. Try to gain an understanding of what they believe is happening.
•  Ask about their motivations that may be contributing to the substance abuse behavior.
•  Seek professional assistance from your primary care physician.
•  Find a local substance abuse specialist (Call us at 631.602.3077 to find a specialist in your area).
•  Ask your substance abuse treatment specialist how to safely monitor moods, activities, and eating habits.
•  Encourage your loved one to take responsibility for their treatment and recovery.
•  Remain supportive and kind to your loved one.
•  Develop a support system to help when you are overwhelmed.

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"From the first day I entered the house to the day I left I was completely blown away by the treatment I received. The counselor and treatment team(the therapists and doctors) are some of the most supportive and knowledgeable people I have met in my life"

Victoria R.
Discovery Alumni

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Our Long Beach, CA - Center For Discovery Residential Treatment Center specializes in treating Substance Abuse with customized treatment for the individual to get  well on the way to his/her substance abuse recovery.

For more information, resources, or to consult with an substance abuse treatment specialist, call 631.602.3077