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Psychiatric Medical Services in Torrance

Treatment Available from Dr. John Tsuang (not part of SouthBay Connect Treatment)

Dr. Tsuang is an ASAM certified addiction specialist and he is available to assist with detoxification independent of South Bay connect Outpatient Treatment Program.  This way an individual has the opportunity to continue their activities of daily living of work and family while receiving necessary medication to assist with their withdrawal symptoms.  This service includes an initial evaluation to assess if patients meet criteria for outpatient alcohol and drug detoxification protocol, a physical exam if necessary, prescriptions of medications and instructions on the detoxification process. Dr. Tsuang will provide a regular  follow up to monitor withdrawal symptoms to ensure successfully detoxification from substances of abuse (especially for alcohol and opiates).  Patients must be motivated to get off their substances of abuse and family members might be needed to assist in this process. Cost will dependent on your insurance benefit and it is separate from your fee for South Bay Connect Treatment Program.

 

Suboxone Treatment

suboxone downloadDr. Tsuang is an expert in teaching and prescribing Subutex and Suboxone in the treatment of people addicted to various opiates. At South Bay connect Treatment Center, he can detoxify people addicted to pain pills or heroin.  Dr. Tsuang also prescribes Suboxone for the treatment of chronic pain and other pain-related conditions.  This service includes an initial evaluation to assess if patients meet criteria for outpatient detoxification protocol, a physical exam if necessary, prescriptions of medications and instructions on the detoxification process. This service includes regular  follow up to monitor withdrawal symptoms to ensure successfully detoxification from substances of abuse (especially for alcohol and opiates).  Patients must be motivated to get off their drugs of abuse and family members might be needed to assist in this process. Cost will dependent on your insurance benefit and no opiates will be used on this detoxification protocol in conjunction with treatment at South Bay connect Outpatient Treatment Center.

 

Psychiatric Medication Evaluations

mental balanceDr. Tsuang is a board certified Psychiatrist with the American Psychiatric Association as well as American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He provides medication management services for many different psychiatric conditions.  For patients the need for psychiatric medication treatment in conjunction with outpatient alcohol and drug treatment provides an opportunity to achieve sobriety.  Often times mental health problems untreated may be a barrier to sobriety as one self-medicates their mental health problem with illicit drugs and alcohol.  We do not require our patients to receive medication evaluations.  These are services that are provided on an as needed basis and at the request of our patients from South Bay connect Outpatient Treatment Center.  Individuals can seek treatment with their own Psychiatrists if they wish and encouraged to continue their mental health treatment.  Cost will depend on your insurance benefit.

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