A life of sobriety

April 20, 2021 Providence News Team

The Recovery Center in San Pedro has been helping people defeat addiction for 45 years.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on people who  struggle with addictions, according to many recent studies, with statistics showing an increase in alcohol and drug use. As it has for more than four decades, our Recovery Center at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro stands ready to help you or your family members at any time of the day or night.

Recently, the Recovery Center extended its intake services around the clock so that you can reach out anytime, 24/7, to connect with an intake counselor. We have also updated our center’s website to better assist you in how to seek services.

The 24-bed center is beloved in the community because it has helped so many people for so long, says Crescenzo Pisano, MD, medical director.

“One of the sad things is that, during the pandemic, people are drinking more and using more drugs and may not be seeking treatment,” he says. “The Recovery Center has been here since 1975. I started as the medical director in 1984. Most of our staff have been here a long time and have a lot of experience.”

In addition to the high level of experience, the center is one of the few addiction treatment centers affiliated with a medical center, Dr. Pisano says. “We are hospital-based and follow very strict guidelines and protocols for treatment. People can be confident of their care.”

Our proximity to the medical center makes it easy for patients to transition from emergency room care into a recovery program. Our recently refurbished center, which treats people age 18 and older, offers medically supervised, acute detox care that includes 24-hour nursing care. Both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs are offered. Our outpatient program is a three-times-a-week day program. All services are based on a 12-step recovery program.

All types of addictions are treated, including alcohol, prescription drug and opioid dependence. The center accepts Medicare and most types of private insurance.

We believe in compassionate, nonjudgmental care and base treatment on a deep understanding of the addiction disease process, Dr. Pisano says.

“It’s a program where you can help people and get them back on track,” he says. “It’s rewarding to know you’re part of a team who can take people who have lost their way and help them find a new way of moving forward. There is always hope.”

For more information about the Recovery Center, call 844-925-0942 or visit www.providence.org/recoverycenter.

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