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Out Substance Abuse Treatment specialties, at our Rancho Palos Verdes, CA residential center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Treatment Professionals | Long Beach, CA



Long Beach, CA

Professional Partner Network

It is important to us at Center For Discovery that our residents have a quality team to go to after treatment. We look for quality psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, therapists, dieticians and other treatment professionals in all areas to refer our residents upon discharge. There are also many times when our admissions department receives calls from clients or families that are not appropriate for a Discovery program. In these cases, we provide resources for families looking for specialists in their areas. Simply complete the following online form to get started in our Professional Partner Network.

When To Refer

Center For Discovery follows the American Psychiatric Association Guidlines for appropriate levels of care treating substance abuses. Below is information on when to refer to residential treatment and the medical complications associated with substance abuses.

It is often a difficult decision for physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dieticians and other professionals to decide when to refer patients to residential treatment. However, this moment is critical to recovery and one of the most important decisions a professional will make. Please see below for a few suggestions on when to refer to residential treatment based on the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines to Levels of Care (June 2006).

When to Refer to Residential Treatment

  • Failure to improve in an outpatient setting
  • Inability to provide structured treatment or support system in the home environment
  • Inability to stop maladaptive behaviors
  • Resistant to treatment or help
  • The motivation to recover including cooperativeness, insight, and ability to control obsessive thoughts is poor to fair
  • Possible plan for suicide (or suicide ideation) but no intent

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