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Drug Addiction Recovery in Bakersfield

Experience the best drug rehab center in Bakersfield, California: Synergy Recovery Services. Our professional, comfortable spa-like office provides the best of both, drug addiction counseling and medical addiction management, in the Bakersfield area. Staffed by a physician who specializes in addiction medicine, as well as experienced treatment counselors and courteous staff, you’ll experience warmth and friendliness as you begin your recovery in a safe, supportive environment.

Paul's Story

A back injury is what led Paul to becoming addicted to painkillers. After detoxification with Suboxone (buprenorphine) and intensive outpatient counseling at Synergy Recovery he was able to recover from his painkiller addiction.


Are You Addicted?

How do you know if you use drugs recreationally or are a “addicted” to a substance and require treatment? If you wonder “Do I need a drug rehab clinic?” ask yourself the following questions to find an honest answer:

  • Do I take illegal drugs regularly?
  • Can I stop on my own, or do I get physically sick when I try to stop?
  • Can I get through a day without using or thinking about drugs?
  • Do I hide drugs, just in case I can’t score any tomorrow?
  • Have I ever skipped work, school or family obligations just to get high?
  • Have I lost a job due to drug use?
  • Have I ever stolen, lied or cheated to get drugs?
  • Have I ever done anything I’m ashamed of while high, like having unintended sex without protection, driving while under the influence or getting arrested?
  • Has my drug use increased?
  • Have I ever ended up in a doctor’s office, rehab center or hospital emergency room because of my drug use?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you may have an addiction problem. It’s time to combat your drug addiction head on with the help of the professionals at Synergy Recovery Services.

Drug Addiction Treatment at Synergy Recovery Services

Many people successfully recover from addiction disorders every day. If you’ve already tried to recover from drug addiction but found yourself using again, Synergy Recovery Services can help. Drug addiction treatment at Synergy Recovery Services differs from other Bakersfield drug rehab centers. We treat the whole person, physically and psychologically. We believe that drug addiction is both a medical and psychological condition. A combination of prescription medications with group and individual counseling offers the most effective approach to recovery*.

From your first day in treatment until you “graduate”, we treat you like an individual. Our programs are tailored to each person because we know and recognize that recovery differs for everyone. We offer several drug addiction programs and will help you choose the right one for you during your initial evaluation. These include:

  • PHP or Partial Hospitalization Program — This is an outpatient program, meaning that you go home each night but return to our office five days a week. You’ll spend six hours a day in group counseling in our office. You may also receive medicine to help you overcome withdrawal symptoms and cravings for drugs or alcohol. Private counseling is also available, as well as other therapies to help you learn what causes drug addiction and how you can manage your addiction effectively.
  • IOP or Intensive Outpatient Program — Intensive outpatient programs work well for many people, and they may work for you, too. Health insurances usually cover IOP (with prior authorization). In an intensive outpatient program, you’ll visit our office three days a week for three hours each day. You’ll attend classes to learn about causes of addiction and how to manage your problem, as well as developing a support network with others.

In group sessions, you’ll get a chance to share information and receive feedback, support and help by other clients with similar problems. All sessions are moderated by a trained drug and alcohol counselor with many years of experience. This is our most popular program, and one that has helped many people overcome addiction in Bakersfield.

  • Individual counseling — Individual counseling, added to the PHP or IOP program, helps people continue the good work they started during their outpatient treatment at Synergy Recovery Services. These are private, one-to-one counseling sessions held in our professional office in Bakersfield. You’ll go once or twice a month to speak with your counselor and continue to work on your recovery. Counselors use a wide range of therapies to help our clients and will work with you to choose the one that’s right for you.

What Addictions Do We Treat?

Our programs help people with a wide range of addictions. We offer drug addiction help in Bakersfield for:

Please call us if you need help, but the substance you’re addicted to isn’t on this list. We would like to talk to you and see how we can help. There are many options for people suffering from drug addiction including medications, counseling and more.Synergy Recovery Services offers multiple treatment options in our Bakersfield office so you can receive the support you need to help you recover.

Medical Options for Withdrawal Symptoms

Dr. Trobisch, our medical director, believes in a compassionate, caring approach to addiction treatment. You don’t have to suffer through painful withdrawal as many counseling programs force people to do. Instead, medications are now available to offset some of the worst withdrawal symptoms and help people manage drug cravings.

Dr. Trobisch may prescribe medications to help you through your initial treatment, including:

  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone) — This medication is often used to help patients overcome withdrawal symptoms and cravings in heroin or opioid addiction. Because it acts on the same areas of the brain, it works immediately* to reduce cravings or withdrawals in addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers (like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl or others). We use it to help patients gradually withdraw from opioids. Over time, and with gradually monitored reduction in dose, you can be free from all opioid use.
  • Naltrexone (Vivitrol) — Vivitrol works different from Suboxone and helps block cravings for drugs and alcohol. By specifically blocking opioid receptors in your brain, Vivitrol makes you virtually “immune” to opioid use and thus prevents a relapse. Cravings often lead to relapse, so preventing cravings may help you resist a relapse. It’s given as an injection that lasts about a month, and there are specific conditions that must be met in order for you to receive the injection. Dr. Trobisch can help you decide if this medicine is right for you and discuss possible side effects and benefits during an appointment.

Other medications may be used to manage the various potential symptoms of withdrawal. Not everyone reacts the same way to withdrawal, therefore medication management is highly individualized. We work with you to manage all of your symptoms and help you overcome any unpleasant side effects, so you can continue moving forward with your recovery counseling.

Synergy Recovery Services offers a comprehensive suite of services to help you overcome your addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Why Choose Synergy Recovery Services?

Synergy Recovery Services offers a safe, comfortable and professional setting for addiction treatment. Unlike clinics that offer addiction treatment only, we offer other professional medical services at our office, which maintains the highest level of confidentiality and no one will know that you’re visiting Synergy Recovery Services for the treatment of your addiction.

Our office is clean and welcoming to create a spa-like environment. No one in the waiting room knows if you’re there for an aesthetic treatment or a Vivitrol injection. And why should they? There should be no stigma or shame in receiving medical treatment for any condition you choose to have treated, including addiction.

Other local physicians also offer prescription medications for treatment of withdrawal. However, without counseling, you may not be able to learn the skills you need to completely recover from your addiction. We offer the best of both worlds in a relaxing, confidential setting.

Ready to get the addiction help you need? Schedule a consultation appointment with our experts.

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How Does Addiction Happen?

Drug addiction isn’t a sign of weakness — it’s a complex illness that affects your body, mind and spirit. When you take drugs or drink alcohol, it sets up a chain reaction in your brain that makes you crave more. Depending on the drugs you take, specific brain chemicals called neurotransmitters are changed. Sometimes, drugs make you release more of certain chemicals, while others are suppressed.

Your brain and body’s chief goal, however, is health and survival. It adapts to the new flood of chemicals entering your system by changing how much of any particular neurotransmitter it makes, or changing the number of receptor sites that can receive and process the chemicals. Over time, theses adaptations make the original amount of drug useless. You start to need more to get high, and that’s when the cycle of addiction begins.

As you take more drugs, your body becomes physically dependent on a specific amount of the substance you’re using in order for you to keep functioning. If you don’t get the drugs or alcohol, you begin to feel physically sick. You may get shaky, nauseous, itchy or sweaty. Unfortunately, these sick feelings make you want more drugs just to feel “normal.”

Drugs and alcohol also cause psychological addiction. This means that you may crave drugs both for the physical sensations they produce as well as the mental effects they provide. You begin to need drugs to relax or socialize, or just to cope with daily problems. Soon, drugs take over your life.

Not sure if you’re struggling with a drug addiction? Click the button below to take our free Addiction Test.

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What Happens if You Don’t Get Treatment?

The sad fact is that addiction is a progressive, fatal disease. This means that if you don’t get treatment, eventually you can die from addiction. Nationwide, 2.5 million people die from alcohol-related diseases each year. Approximately 46,000 people die from drug use. Don’t become a statistic!

Even if you don’t die from drug or alcohol addiction, over time, addiction takes over your life. Soon, every waking minute is spent thinking about getting high or recovering from your last high. Many people use up their savings or sell their belongings just to buy drugs. Friendships revolve around drug use, and family members may gradually pull away.

You can end the vicious cycle by getting help. Even if you’ve been through rehab before, Synergy Recovery Services can examine your current and past addiction to determine the best path forward.

Drug Addiction in Bakersfield, CA

Drug addiction happens to people from all walks of life. For drug addiction treatment in Bakersfield, you have many options. Synergy Recovery Services offers confidential treatment for drug addiction in our Bakersfield medical office.

When you call Synergy Recovery Services, our caring staff will answer your questions about treatment and schedule an appointment for you. Because we offer many other services in the same office, no one will know that you are visiting us for addiction treatment. Our staff also treats you with the courtesy and respect that any patient or client deserves.

If you have tried treatment before or tried to quit on your own unsuccessfully, please call us. We have helped many people overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol, and we may be able to help you, too.

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If you’re suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, call our office today at 661-878-9930. Our staff can help you work through any insurance questions you may have to determine which treatment options are covered.

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