Personality Disorder & Addiction Treatment Available At Circle Of Hope

Reseda, California -

Reseda, CA based Circle of Hope is offering their community access to effective treatments for a wide range of personality disorders and issues with drug dependency. With an eye towards dual diagnosis treatment and effective addiction treatment, their clinical team has helped clients to health and wellness through holistic addiction treatment.

Circle of Hope recognizes that each patient is different, and their circumstances will greatly determine what their path to a healthier lifestyle will look like. This is true whether they are dealing with a personality disorder or an addiction, and the center adds that their team also has experience helping those who are grappling with several issues at once (known as co-occurring disorders). However, they advise their community to learn about each type of disorder or substance abuse problem individually before looking up how they can coincide.

A woman shares with her therapist about overcoming personality disorder issues at Circle of Hope Treatment in Los Angeles

To begin with, the organization states that a personality disorder is defined by the patient thinking, feeling and behaving in a manner that causes distress with everyday functioning. While socially unacceptable actions can be a sign that the individual in question has such a disorder, the center attempts to identify whether these actions are directly causing them harm as well. As such, personality disorder treatment has to take numerous factors into account, addressing each where appropriate.

Circle of Hope explains that a person’s ‘inner experience’ needs to impact at least two aspects of their lives before they are considered to have a personality disorder. This includes how they think about themselves and others, how they respond emotionally, how they relate to other people and how they control their behavior. There are 10 types of personality disorders that are in turn divided into three clusters. Those with Cluster A disorders generally have odd or eccentric thoughts or behaviors, Cluster B presents (broadly) with unstable emotions and impulsive or dramatic behaviors and those with Cluster C disorders tend to be identified by anxious and fearful thoughts and behavior.

All of these disorders are treated, for the most part, with psychotherapy. A session can be structured as an individual, group or family affair. Patients are guided to learn more about their condition and discover healthier ways to share their thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviors. Furthermore, much of treatment can involve them learning to manage stress and approach their disorder more practically. Circle of Hope encourages their community to get in touch with a professional to learn more about the various resources at their disposal.

Even without a co-occurring diagnosis (which means the patient is dealing with both a mental health disorder and an addiction), opioid withdrawal symptoms can be quite challenging. Notably, it is possible to develop an addiction to prescribed opioids as well, so those who are on pain medication for extended periods are advised to be wary of this possibility (and discuss it with their healthcare specialist). The specific withdrawal symptoms a person experiences can depend on both how long the substance has been taken as well as the drug in question.

However, certain symptoms tend to be present in every case. These include fever, muscle aches and pain, yawning, excessive sweating, insomnia, inconsistent mood changes, elevated blood pressure and so on. Those who abuse opioids for short periods may experience withdrawal symptoms within a few hours or days after their last dose. Unfortunately, those who have progressed to a physical dependence on high doses of opioids are likely to require several weeks to withdraw from a drug gradually.

Circle of Hope offers their community a number of paths to lasting sobriety. According to the organization, a successful treatment program is defined by three aspects: detox, behavioral therapy and medication-assisted treatment (such as Wellbutrin for stimulant withdrawal), all of which are provided by Circle of Hope’s expert staff. Given the enormity of the challenges associated with recovery, the organization advises people in such situations to seek as much support as possible to give themselves the highest chance of success. This includes professional assistance as well as the support of peers, friends and family. Notably, Circle of Hope also offers resources for friends and family who are trying to support a loved one’s sober journey.

Circle of Hope is always looking for new ways to help their patients, and they are pleased to share that there is promising new research on the use of Wellbutrin for treatment of stimulant withdrawals. To learn more about this research or inquire further about the organization’s evidence-based therapies and practices, all interested parties are invited to contact Circle of Hope by phone.


For more information about Circle of Hope, contact the company here:

Circle of Hope
Circle of Hope
18770 Strathern St.
Reseda, CA 91335