Substance Abuse Counselor Los Angeles CA

Substance abuse counselors provide treatment for alcoholism, substance abuse and substance addiction. Counselors may facilitate group therapy and recommend drug therapy treatment. They may also guide drug addicts through the process of detoxification. See below for more information and to gain access to substance abuse counselors in Los Angeles, CA who provide substance abuse counseling and other mental health services.

Ms. Stacy-Colleen (S-C) Nameth
Psychotherapy Office of Stacy-Colleen Nameth
(818) 754-4664
3171 Los Feliz Blvd., Suite 307
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
Credentials: M.S.W., CCDC, LCSW
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management, Women
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Terry Jordan
Terry A. Jordan, LCSW, DCSW
(310) 895-4848
2001 S. Barrington Ave., # 202
Los Angeles, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in California
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Sexualit
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Ronald Rambo
(Friday through Sunday)
(626) 821-4063
711 E. Walnut Street, #309
Pasadena, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in California
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenti
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Iris Lee Knell
Iris Lee Knell, LCSW, CAS
(310) 374-3339
2100 N. Sepulveda Blvd #30
Manhattan Beach, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CAS
Licensed in California
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Amy Levine Clayton
(818) 209-6700
16550 Ventura Blvd. Suite 405
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, LCSW
Licensed in California
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kimberly Wong
Kimberly C. Wong, LCSW, DCSW
(626) 260-1356
1910 Huntington Drive Suite 2
South Pasadena, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in California
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issu
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Shoshana Levine
(310) 998-7253
1150 Yale Street Suite 2
Santa Monica, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in California
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Licia Ginne
Licia Ginne, Marriage
(310) 828-1256
3201 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 209
Santa Monica, CA
Credentials
Credentials: MFT
Licensed in California
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Rafael Calderon
(818) 325-5707
15720 Ventura Blvd Suite 226
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in California
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Immigration/Newcomer, Gender
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Jo Christner
(818) 879-7777
5535 Balboa Blvd Suite 202
Encino, CA
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in California
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Drug Addiction Treatment Options

Disorders - Drug Addiction
Written by Gloria MacTaggart   

If you’re reading an article about drug addiction treatment, chances are that you, or someone you care about, are having a drug problem and you’re trying to find out how to fix it. The problem may be new, or may have been going on for years. Whichever is the case, it’s vital to use the right treatment method for your situation if you don’t want to still be dealing with the problem years from now.

What are your options?

Out-patient treatment: Often these programs are the least successful. A drug addict needs help getting through the pain of withdrawal. The symptoms can be so severe that addicts take the drug again to get relief, despite the fact that they really want to quit. There is also the problem of environment. Staying in the same environment where the person took drugs, with all the same problems, friends, habits, and so on, makes it very difficult for them to change.

Detox programs: While supervised detox programs can help an addict get off a drug safely and make sure their basic needs are taken care of during the process, a true addict will often need follow up in an addiction treatment center. The detox center helps them through the withdrawal process, but doesn’t not address the issues that caused them to take drugs in the first place. Many addicts make the mistake of thinking that once they’ve stopped taking the drug, they’ll be able to stay off it on their own. Generally, that’s not the case – although there are exceptions.

Narcotics Anonymous: Like Alcoholics Anonymous, this program has helped a lot of people. But many also drop out and relapse. And others find themselves going to meetings for the rest of their lives. Some go several times a day. But the reason they need the daily support, for years on end, is because the cause of their addiction was never successfully addressed – as it would be in a good addiction treatment center.

Drug replacement therapy: The most widely known replacement drug is methadone. People who formerly took heroin or other narcotics take methadone instead. They’re still addicted, but they’ve switched to methadone. Methadone is extremely difficult to kick, much worse than heroin, and people sometimes wind up on it for the rest of their lives. Methadone advocates often lead addicts to believe that the drugs they’ve taken have caused irreparable brain damage that will prevent them from ever being able to function without drugs of some sort or other. However, people are generally not tested to see if this actually is the case so they go on methadone for no good reason; they could have been actually cured of their addiction and the problems that set them off in that direction in the first place had they done a different type of treatment.

Short-term residential drug rehab: These programs usually last for 30 days; enough time for the person to get through withdrawal, but not m...

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