Alcoholic Treatment Programs California
You do not have to be 100% abstinent or commit to complete abstinence in order to begin an alcoholic treatment program!
Alcoholic treatment programs in California are generally the most sophisticated in the world, although programs can range from luxurious resort type lodgings to government-subsidized environments.
Alcoholic treatment programs in California also range dramatically in terms of their treatment methods for alcohol and drug problems. There are holistic and nutrition based programs, in addition to programs centering on Eastern or Western spirituality.
In California, HabitDoc stands out among the premier evidence based alcoholic treatment programs because it offers individualized help that does not necessarily require abstinence.
Contrary to traditional 12-step-based and ‘disease-model’ therapists, Dr. Kern thinks that your alcoholic treatment program can begin while you are still using alcohol and drugs or are still involved in other negative behaviors.
You do not have to be 100% abstinent to begin alcoholic treatment or be 100% ready to abstain immediately. This evidenced-based approach for alcohol treatment is called “Behavior Management” or “Harm Reduction.”
If your personal goal needs to be ‘complete abstinence’ as soon as possible, Dr. Kern will help you reach your goal without the 12-step-based methodology of most alcoholic treatment programs in California.
Dr. Kern realizes that everyone with an alcohol or drug addiction problem need not follow the same routine such as complete abstinence, in order to achieve his or her goal.
In contrast with that alcohol treatment philosophy, a ‘reduction in the degree of harm being done’ can serve as your first step for the recovery, rather than beginning your journey with the shock of ‘cold turkey’.
Dr. Kern declares that his job as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist is to find the best most effective methods for each individual client specifically, and then discuss the methods objectively such as the Pro’s and Con’s of each.
No two clients in his private practice are doing the exact same thing during alcohol treatment to accomplish their distinctly different personal goals.
He always respects you as a distinct person, and approaches your individual problem as a unique phenomenon that deserves the best alcohol treatment or behavior management techniques available today.