Clint Newell, MA, LPCC
72925 Fred Waring Dr., #201, Palm Desert, CA
I work with people in all stages of recovery from drugs, alcohol as well as sex addiction. It is common for many people to turn to drugs and/or alcohol as a way to cope with difficult life problems. However, using drugs and alcohol is only a temporary solution to dealing with problems. In the long run, substances usually make problems worse. For some people, substance abuse may even progress into addiction, which leaves people in a relentless cycle of using despite negative consequences. If you find yourself using drugs, alcohol or sex despite the consequences, then make an appointment today.
Barbara Kreedman, Ph.D, LCSW
73-725 El Paseo, Suite 23-D, Palm Desert, CA
I work very well with drug and alcohol addicted individuals. I am in favor of inpatient only to stablize the individual so that they are better able to be receptive to treatment. The more an individual is "medicated" the less the treatment is successful. People act our their hurt and addiction is one avenue that offers an immediate "numbness" to their internal pain. Understanding what they choose to not address is key to their ongoing recovery. They need to stay sober and gain better control over the unresolved "past issues" that create the need for escape. Gaining control over the hurt and helplessness of the past, as well as valuing the self creates a remarkable recovery.