Located in the bedroom community of Yorba Linda, California, we at Transforming Life Detox and Residential Treatment Center understand the confusion of addiction and the cravings that drive relapse. With our knowledgeable and caring staff, we furnish the tools that guide healing. Our program also provides education on substance and behavioral addictions for the loved ones of those misusing.
Recovery is possible for all who make an effort to focus on redirecting their lifestyle choices. Culturally competent and evidence-based practices are used to assist the individual who is misusing. Family and friends are also taught to identify ways in which each may be supportive of each other in proactive and healthy manners.
Program Director Siamak Afshar, has been working in the recovery industry for over 35-years and has an innate sense of the needs of his clients. Along with his wife and Life Coach Maryam and their supportive team, TLC provides a safe and quite environment for those who need detox and recovery expertise.
Sometimes the trauma of addiction erodes our self-confidence and eliminates coping skills. Animals such as canines can sense these experiences and provide the love and affection that the human spirit needs to thrive. In recovery, we also experience trusting ourselves and others again. Canines can assist with this process as well.
A small center provides homecooked meals with a focus on a Mediterranean cuisine and a healthy American fare in a comfortable and quite setting.
Misuse affects the entire family. Family members and friends may hover over the loved one, friend or co-worker misusing. These behaviors can become co-dependent and deplete those helping of money, time, and dignity, while causing excessive stress. Here are some tools to assist managing these situations.
TLC works with you and your family on strengthening struggling relationships. In many cases due to the nature of addiction, this process will take time. Short and longer term counseling and programming is available.
Due to the nature of addiction, stigma still attached to care, and the brain imbalances that occur as a result, the consultation and all matters in regards to your support is kept confidential.
At this time, only certain services are covered by insurance. Please call for rates. Some services are available on a sliding scale if one qualifies.
1. INITIAL CONSULTATION - It is essential to find appropriate help if you, a loved one or colleague has been suffering with drug addiction, alcohol misuse or have a concern with a behavior that is unwanted or difficult to stop. When you call TLC, you will be connected with one of our highly trained and knowledgeable staff who will guide you through your care experience. Should you feel that TLC is a good fit for you, your initial intake will be completed. All information gathered will remain confidential.
2. PRE ASSESSMENT - We will conduct a 30-minute clinical evaluation by phone or in-person. This assessment will address concerns and misuse history. This process will also touch on areas where one feels they are in need of support. Our compassionate pre-assessment team will also go over a series of questions to better understand you as a personal, your situation and current needs.
3. TRAVEL AND ARRIVAL - Your Admissions Coordinator will stay in close contact with you while traveling and see that you arrive safely at our facility. If needed, we will help you to coordinate your travel arrangements. We can also assist with transportation, greet you at the airport and safely transporting you to our facility.
The first thing that normally comes to mind when thinking about someone misusing drugs or alcohol is a person who roams the streets, dirty, rugged, and with not much purpose in life but to seek the substance of their addiction. This may not always be the case, though. Some people can actually be employed, and look and seem normal, much like everyone else. If you fear that a loved one is becoming addicted to a substance or behavior, here are some signs and symptoms to watch for.
Misuse happens with the loved-one, co-worker or friend simply cannot stop indulging though they say they want to stop. The person also may have attempted to quit substances or behaviors but has not succeeded one or more times. These repeated behaviors are also interfering with home and work life. The relationship with this person may also feel off-balance. Their behaviors may also become erratic, odd absences may occur, or excuses and lying may be present. One may wish to document these behaviors to assist the counselor or therapist and the person misusing understand how different and difficult their quality of life currently is.
Once the person of concern stops using the substance, physical actions and behaviors identify that the body is experiencing withdrawals and craving the substance. It is important for a person who is in withdrawal to receive a detox. Some withdrawals could result in death if not monitored or medicated properly. Symptoms that may accompany withdrawal include: anger, restlessness, agitation, cravings, poor concentration and focus, feelings of emptiness, depression, and moodiness. Others may also experience, insomnia, increased appetite, diarrhea or constipation, hallucinations, trembling and seizures.
The loved one or individual may have a personality change, appearing more secretive or isolating from family and friends. Cravings will insight the person to hide alcohol or substances in the home, car, shed, or garage and use excuses to retreat to these locations. Cravings are tough for the individual who becomes addicted. Dependency on the substance or behavior happens when the person feels like they cannot accomplish tasks or solve problems unless they have use the substance or completed the behavior.
Because of addiction, the person may neglect or forget their responsibilities to family, significant others and even to themselves. They live in a world where there are no rules and limitations. On the same note, the person may also ignore or turn down family or social invitations, and may start dropping activities and hobbies they enjoy.
The person affected thinks that not having the substance or completing the behavior is worse than any health complication. With this individuals finances, they may run out of money for no apparent reason, wish to borrow money, make excuses for needing money or play the victim card that they were fired because "someone else" got them fired or in trouble with the organization. Watch for blaming someone else for ones situation as well.
**Should the person struggling show signs of contemplating suicide (with a time frame, means and motive) please contact the national suicide Hotline 800-273-8255. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Below are some of the signs and symptoms that an addiction is forming, has formed or that a person is loosing hope. When craving and addiction occurs, chemically the brain and parts of the body have become imbalanced. This person now is or has become dependent on a substance or behavior to feel better about themselves, to ease physical or mental pain or tune out to forget their struggles. These symptoms and experiences may also vary depending on family history, genetics, past abuse or trauma, the type of substance, and other personal or environmental circumstances.
When speaking with the person who is misusing, getting angry, in most cases, will make things worse for you and the person struggling with addiction. An individual needs to be ready to change. However, to prepare them for change my require an intervention. TLC can also assist with setting up an intervention in person or online. Resources to also support the person or caretaker of the misuser(s) include Al-anon for the adult or Alateen for youth. https://al-anon.org/
If this is an emergency for you, please call 911. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation or tour, please contact us here or by phone: (714) 340-0131
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