Addiction Treatment Specialist

Insight Health and Wellness

Addiction Treatment Centers & Mental Health located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Addiction is a disease that changes the way your brain functions and can have a devastating effect on your relationships and physical health. The skilled mental health professionals and addiction specialists at Insight Health and Wellness in West Los Angeles design personalized, affordable addiction treatment plans that take a holistic approach to addiction recovery. The team’s forward-thinking, collaborative method for treating addiction integrates primary care and behavioral health services to provide you with the tools to regain control over your life and prevent relapse. To schedule an evaluation, call the Sawtelle neighborhood clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Addiction Treatment Q & A

What is addiction?

Addiction, sometimes called substance use disorder, is a chronic disease that arises from substance abuse. If you suffer from addiction, you’ve become dependant on alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications, or another substance, and it has altered your brain chemistry so that you can’t stop using the substance even if you wish to do so.

Addiction often occurs in combination with other types of mental health conditions. It can interfere with your job performance, personal relationships, and can lead to severe health complications.

What causes addiction?

Many factors can contribute to addiction. Genetics plays a role, as do environmental stressors, such as trauma, childhood abuse, and domestic violence. People of all genders, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds can develop an addiction.

If you have an existing mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, you have an increased risk of substance abuse. Lack of parent or family involvement, using substances at a young age, and the use of highly addictive substances, such as opioids, also increase your risk for the disease.

What is involved in addiction treatment?

The goals of addiction treatment include:

  • Ending substance dependency 
  • Developing life-coping skills
  • Managing cravings and triggers
  • Building support systems


The highly trained and experienced professionals at Insight Health and Wellness customize addiction treatment plans to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Depending on your unique situation, your addiction treatment plan may include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Treatment of co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Relapse prevention
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
  • Exercise, yoga, and mindfulness training
  • Neurofeedback
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)


Recovering from addiction is a lifelong process. The compassionate and respectful team uses evidence-based techniques drawn from a broad range of disciplines to give you the skills for long-term recovery.

Does addiction treatment require a hospital stay?

While many people benefit from inpatient recovery programs, they aren’t the only option for successful addiction treatment. The same is true for 12-step programs that center around a “higher power.” 

There are many types of addiction treatment programs; the team at Insight Health and Wellness tailor your program to offer the best possible support for your unique recovery journey. Intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and sober living situations are some of the options the team may incorporate into your addiction treatment plan.

To schedule a confidential evaluation for affordable addiction treatment, call Insight Health and Wellness, or make an appointment online today.

Dr. Morris Halperin is a Licensed Psychologist at Insight Health & Wellness with over 40 years experience. Dr. Halperin is widely recognized as one of the leading experts in the assessment and treatment of drug and alcohol problems as well as associated disorders including Bi-polar disorder, Depression and ADHD. Our case management team understands the challenges faced for those in recovery and strive to create personalized, tailored case management treatment plans to help get you back on track!