As the leader in cognitive neuroscience addiction treatment, Pure Recovery provides our clients with the latest non-12-step approaches to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, mood disorders and dual diagnoses.

We utilize evidence-based addiction treatment modalities and therapies that have been shown to offer the most successful results in overcoming addiction.

Our comprehensive and holistic treatment plans are customized to each client’s unique and individual needs, giving them the opportunity to live a happier and healthier life in recovery.

Some of the key elements of our addiction recovery approach include the following treatment therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy

In addition, Pure Recovery provides clients with a number of other evidence-based, holistic therapies so they are better prepared to succeed and move through their personal journey of recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, commonly known as CBT is an established, psycho-social therapy that teaches people the relationship between their thoughts, emotional states and, ultimately, their behavior.

By enabling clients to recognize destructive thinking that often produce automatic negative thoughts, they are empowered to break old, negative patterns and live a healthier life.

CBT is a cornerstone therapy widely used for overcoming addiction and mental health disorders, and it’s a tool that is easy to learn and can be used for a lifetime.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Motivational Enhancement Therapy, often paired with CBT, helps clients overcome their hesitation or doubt about recovering from addiction.

Rather than guiding a person through a step-by-step process of recovery, MET teaches patients how to harness their own personal motivation, in part through a better understanding of the root causes of their addiction, allowing them to make better choices going forward.

MET is an important motivational tool for those who are unsure of whether they have a problem or need to seek treatment.


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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy started as an approach to treating psychiatric disorders, such as borderline personality disorder, but this evidence-based approach to teaching people how to interrupt damaging patterns of thought has proven effective in treatment for addiction as well.

Many times, DBT is most effective when paired with CBT, both of which deepen patients’ abilities to recognize destructive thinking and make a positive change in course or behavior.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS Therapy)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS Therapy, is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields on different areas of the brain, such as the prefrontal cortex, responsible for mood, and the limbic system, responsible for cravings.

The goal of TMS Therapy is to stimulate nerve cells and relieve symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues that can drive addictive behavior.

TMS is often used with patients for whom traditional anti-depressants or other medications have not proven successful or have caused other complications.

Initially, TMS Therapy was only used for treatment-resistant depression, but it has recently shown promise for treating addiction too.

One-on-One Counseling (Individual Counseling Therapy)

At Pure Recovery, our licensed and board certified therapists are committed to helping clients in a private, non-judgmental One-on-One Counseling setting.

Individual counseling is a highly effective tool for helping clients explore and identify areas in life that drive unwanted behavior. These sessions also allow our therapists to further personalize and customize effective treatment approaches for a lasting recovery from addiction, and help to build trust with our clients.

Group Counseling

Non 12-step Group Counseling sessions are an ideal forum for understanding that the disease of addiction can affect anyone. Very often, hearing about the experiences and challenges others have faced as a result of addiction broadens a person’s understanding of their own circumstances.

For those beginning their recovery journey, group counseling can be intimidating for some in the beginning as they are hesitant to share their story with others outside of individual counseling.

But as they progress through treatment, many have said group meetings were a favorite part of treatment that helped them connect with others and become more engaged in their recovery.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment is extremely effective in helping clients move safely and comfortably through the difficult phase of withdrawal and detox from alcohol and other drugs, while being monitored by a physician.

Other advances in MAT include medications that can help ease cravings from opioids, as well as prescriptions that are shown to help alcoholics avoid drinking or reduce the number of days spent in a relapse.

Medication assisted treatment is now recommended by most medical and health organizations as the most effective form of treatment for overcoming the grips of the opioid epidemic.

Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse Prevention Therapy is a vital component to Pure Recovery’s approach to addiction treatment.

Clients develop strategies for recognizing cravings and triggers, and ways to avoid high-risk situations that might be conducive to reverting to old ways that could provoke a relapse.

Understanding the signs of the relapse process before it happens allows people to intervene on their own behalf, seek additional help if needed and stay on track with their recovery.

Other Pure Recovery Treatment Therapies

In addition to the addiction treatment modalities listed above, Pure Recovery also offers many scientific therapies that are unique to the industry, along with popular holistic treatments that combine personalized wellness medicine to improve brain health and overall well-being.

Some of our scientific and holistic therapies include:

  • 3D Neurofeedback
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • 3D Brain Mapping
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR (by request)
  • Biofeedback Cognitive Programs
  • Behavior Modification
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Chiropractic Care

At Pure Recovery we understand that providing a comprehensive and diverse set of therapies is necessary for treating the whole person and healing the brain, mind, and body.

This approach allows our clients the most successful recovery possible.

To find out more about our Addiction Treatment Modalities and Therapies in southern, California, call us toll-free at (800) 714-0340.

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Cutting Edge Addiction Treatment Program

Pure Recovery California’s advanced cognitive neuroscience treatment method represents a paradigm shift in the treatment of addiction by optimizing and healing the brain.

Our Addiction Treatment Centers in California offer comprehensive, evidence-based programs for treating the disease of addiction. Addressing each client’s unique physical and psychological needs is the key to success.

Addiction is a brain disease and is recognized as such by the worldwide medical community.

Drug and alcohol addiction has the capacity to ruin lives and families because it changes the function of the brain. In fact, brain dysfunction caused by addiction is the biggest reason why many people relapse and fail traditional methods of treatment therapy.

The brain acts as a supercomputer that controls all of our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and every day actions. If it isn’t functioning properly, addiction can be difficult to beat.

Understanding the role the brain plays in recovery is vital for developing an individual and holistic approach to successful addiction treatment. Brain treatment during recovery is ultimately necessary for maintaining a long-lasting sobriety.

Causes of Substance Use Addiction

The toll that substance use and addiction has on individuals and their families can be devastating, but it is possible to break the cycle with addiction treatment and recovery. The underlying causes of addiction are still an intense and ongoing research subject.  Science, however, has been able to narrow some of the reasons people develop addictions.

In many cases, it’s not just one cause, but a set of overlapping neurochemical and psychological conditions that drive a person’s damaging addictive behaviors.

When a person is dealing with both a substance use disorder and a mental health issue, such as depression or anxiety, it is referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder. In addiction treatment, both disorders must be addressed simultaneously for successful recovery.

Common Dual Diagnosis, or Co-occurring Disorders with addiction include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • PTSD

Underlying issues with brain dysfunction can complicate matters and increase the chances for relapse. Treating the brain dysfunction, mental health issues, and addiction together at the same time ensures lasting success.


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4 Causes of Addiction

Some of the most recognizable causes of addiction include the following:

1. Genetics

Genetics account for about half of a person’s chances of developing the disease of addiction. Family history, along with growing up in a tumultuous environment fueled by substance abuse, can be significant risk factors.

2. Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and even traumatic brain injury can also lead to substance abuse and addiction. It’s not uncommon for people suffering substantial psychological pain to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, which is often a path to addiction.

3. Peer Pressure

Peer pressure or social influences, where alcohol or drug use is a central focus, even among adults, can lead to problematic substance use and addiction.

4. Prescription Medication Addiction

Prescription medication addiction is also an issue because a patient following a physician’s orders might unwittingly develop an addiction to the prescribed medications. This is especially concerning with long-term prescription painkiller use where tolerance to the drug can take hold, and requires a person to take higher doses to get the same relief.

6 Types of Addictive Brain Patterns

addictive brain patternsIn addition to the causes of addiction, there are six types of addictive brain patterns or personality traits.

1. Compulsive Addiction

People exhibiting signs of Compulsive Addiction usually become obsessed with a singular thought and continuously act on it, such as gambling, food and eating disorders, and drug or alcohol addiction.

The obsessive behavior is the same for all addictions and the compulsion takes control of the person’s actions, behavior, and daily life.

A 3D Brain Map usually shows increased anterior cingulate gyrus activity due to low serotonin levels in the brain for those with a compulsive addiction.

2. Impulsive Addiction

For people with an Impulsive Addiction, they have a difficulty controlling “spur of the moment” impulses. 3D Brain Mapping for these people often displays diminished activity in the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC), caused by chemical imbalances like low levels of dopamine or inflammation.

The Prefrontal Cortex governs the following:

  • Impulse control
  • Executive Planning
  • Judgment
  • Completion of tasks and follow through
  • Decision making
  • Focus and attention

Dysfunction in the PFC area of the brain generally causes people to become easily bored, distracted, impulsive, or inattentive and is more common in men or those with ADD/ADHD.

3. Impulsive-Compulsive Addiction

Impulsive-Compulsive Addiction shares a combination of impulsive and compulsive traits.

3D Brain Maps often display decreased prefrontal cortex activity (impulsivity from low dopamine) and increased activity in the anterior cingulate gyrus (compulsivity from low serotonin levels). This is a common genetic aspect of alcoholism that runs in families.

4. Depressed Emotional Addiction

Depressed Emotional Addiction many times results in people self-medicating with alcohol or drugs such as marijuana or opioids to numb the pain and emotional distress of anxiety, depression, or loneliness.

3D Brain Mapping images of people with Depressed Emotional Addiction signify increased arousal in the limbic system and a decrease in the prefrontal cortex.

5. Anxiety Addiction

People prone to Anxiety Addiction also use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate and numb the feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress. Common physical symptoms are noticeable as headaches, nausea, or nail biting.

3D Brain Mapping usually pinpoints anxiety addiction as an abundance of activity in the basal ganglia, which is caused by low levels of GABA.

6. Temporal Lobe Addiction

Temporal Lobe Addiction usually leads to issues with anger, mood swings or moodiness, as well as memory and learning problems.

3D Brain Mapping images of people with Temporal Lobe Addiction display abnormal temporal lobe activity, either low or high. This can be caused by a variety reasons such as genetics, head injuries, toxic exposure, or infection.

Signs of Addiction

The signs of drug addiction and alcoholism can range from being easily spotted in a person with an advanced addiction disorder to completely hidden by a person privately struggling with substance abuse and dependency.

There are, however, always indicators that it might be time to seek help if you, a family member or a friend is suffering from any of the following signs of addiction:

  • Arranging one’s social calendar or free time around events that include alcohol or other drugs
  • A drastic change in a person’s behavior, attitude or personality
  • Suffering negative consequences at work, school or in the household as a result of alcohol or drug use
  • Feeling disconnected from loved ones or out of control because of drug and alcohol use
  • Failed attempts to stop drinking or using drugs a number of times
  • Inability to control cravings that lead to drug-seeking behavior
  • Increased tolerance to alcohol or other drugs, and needing more to feel similar effects

Pure Recovery understands that addiction often leaves people feeling helpless and hopeless, as if there is no other choice, but to continue drinking alcohol or using drugs.

The truth is, these feelings are symptoms of the disease of addiction, no matter what type of dependencies a person is battling. There is still hope.


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Substance Addiction Treatment Programs

Every client entering treatment at Pure Recovery California is unique and has different needs. That’s why our addiction treatment centers specialize in treating a broad spectrum of mental and physical disorders, as well as substance use and addictions such as:

Addiction Treatment and Therapies

Pure Recovery California’s advanced cognitive neuroscience treatment method uses an evidence-based approach to treating alcoholism and drug addiction, and relies on tested therapies that are the foundation for recovery.

Pure Recovery understands that addiction is a complex disease that stems from neurological, biological and physical causes. That’s why our programs focus on treating the underlying causes with a personalized, holistic approach that addresses a person’s entire lifestyle.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

One of the first steps toward lasting recovery from addiction is detoxification. Pure Recovery California provides medically supervised detox, administered under the supervision of renowned pain management physician Joseph Cabaret MD, a specialist in addictive disorders.

Safe and effective detox allows the body to recover from alcohol, drugs and other residual toxins that have built-up during periods of substance abuse. Pure Recovery offers individualized therapeutic options to address difficult withdrawal symptoms, such as muscle aches, bone pain, insomnia, vomiting, cold sweats, cravings, depression or anxiety.

When clients move safely and comfortably through detox, the transition to an integrative treatment program that addresses the whole person, from proper nutrition and exercise needs, to exploring the underlying causes of addictive behavior, is simpler and far more effective.

Substance Addiction Treatment Methods

After detox has been completed, Pure Recovery clients transition to the formal treatment program that includes all aspects of healing and recovery.

We offer a holistic approach to treatment and focus on treating the brain through a wide range of addiction-focused therapies that help overcome physical and emotional barriers.

We take into account the specific biological, psychological, social and spiritual influences and perform neurocognitive and psychological testing to measure various aspects of brain function.

Brain 3D Mapping for Addiction Treatment is at the forefront of our success and provides our clients with the most advanced assessment of brain activity.

The Pure Recovery assessments and brain maps give our treatment team a thorough understanding of the areas of the brain to target in order to change neuroplasticity and modulation.

3D Brain Mapping is crucial for our clients to gain a better understanding of how their brains are functioning and responding to therapy through visualization.

To complement our 3D Brain Mapping technology, we utilize the following therapies:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – upon request
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • TMS Therapy
  • 3D Neurofeedback
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback Cognitive Programs
  • Behavior Modification
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Massage Therapy

Pure Recovery California’s advanced cognitive neuroscience treatment offers our client’s the ability to overcome their underlying issues related to addiction, address any mental health issues or traumatic brain injuries, and find recovery success in an individualized program.

Call us toll-free at (800) 714-0340 to find out more about our Addiction Treatment Program in southern California.