[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1926″ img_size=”1000×400″][vc_column_text]Substance abuse is a growing problem throughout the nation. However, thanks to Hesperia Outpatient Detox, individuals living in the High Desert area of California can find relief from their addictions and can regain the happiness and success of their former lives. Dr. Matney provides premier addiction care at First Step Recovery Center in Victorville and focuses mainly on outpatient therapies while also providing some inpatient care to those who suffer from severe addictions and who may go through severe withdrawal symptoms.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]Some patients may think that they must have inpatient care to come off a drug or alcohol. However, this is not the case with those who have mild to moderate addictions and who are in generally good health without chronic health conditions. These people will experience some symptoms within the first week or two of attending outpatient detox, but these will be well-controlled with prescription medications provided by Dr. Matney. For example, patients may feel slightly confused or anxious initially and may complain of headaches, dizziness or nausea.[/su_note]

Addiction Treatment Therapy at Hesperia Outpatient Recovery Center

Hesperia outpatient detox mainly makes use of therapy to deal with addictions. However, medications may be brought into play in some instances. Newer medications can be used to supplant the need for the abused substance in the body. Some people only need to take these medications for a short time while others may need to take them indefinitely.

No outpatient program would be complete without group therapy. While individual therapy sessions are good for sharing very personal problems with a therapist, group therapy allows patients to see that they are not the only ones going through these problems. They will be able to interact with their peers and feel a level of support that they simply could not get from their family and friends. Hesperia group therapy can take many different routes, but some options include general discussion groups, anger management, music therapy and art therapy.

[su_note note_color=”#F0F0F0″]Once a patient is discharged from a Hesperia outpatient detox program, they will most likely be referred into a community support group or 12-step program. These programs will give them the strength and motivation they need to continue living a clean life even when they are not attending a detox program. In addition, they will be able to meet mentors whom they can call on whenever they have problems. Dr. Matney and his health care team ensure that patients feel supported from start to finish.[/su_note][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]