Dr. John R. Silver is a world renowned expert in the field of substance abuse and addiction. A former counselor at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, he is an expert in addiction recovery and has been invited to present at national conferences on the issue. Dr. Silver is also a recipient of many awards including the GED Prize, American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In addition to his medical education, Dr. Silver has served for over 30 years in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and is currently a private consultant in the field of substance abuse prevention.
In Los Angeles, Dr. Silver serves as the Executive Director of the California Drug Treatment Center (CDTC), a not-for profit, nonprofit organization. The CDTC serves a variety of patients who are suffering from various addictions including alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, and mental illness. The program provides one-on-one treatment programs for drug and alcohol dependencies as well as other related services. Unlike many other drug rehab facilities, the one-on-one treatment program of the CDTC allows patients to receive care independently and receive counseling in an environment that respects their privacy. In this environment, patients learn to manage their problems through self-help groups, individual therapy, life coaching, support groups, and an integrated network of resources including medical and mental health providers, employment and educational services, and a variety of spiritual and religious activities.
When seeking quality drug rehab treatment, it is important to find a facility that will provide comprehensive and individualized care with a warm, compassionate staff that treats each patient as a unique individual. The staff should be able to fully address the particular needs of each client, including their physical and psychological conditions, their family situation, and any other unique issues. Also, make sure to check whether the center offers one on one counseling or group therapy sessions, whether they offer detoxification services, whether they have a strong support system in place, and if they offer medications in the form of both Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. If you feel uncomfortable about any aspect of the treatment being offered to you, do not sign up. Find out how the substance abuse counselor feels about the issue before you sign up.