Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Whenever you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug problem you may struggle to understand how to address it. Fortunately long term sobriety can be acquired if you adopt proven rehabilitation methods because addiction is a treatable illness.

This page will explain integrated approaches to addiction treatment and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain addiction recovery.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a holistic term that includes both counseling and medical interventions to treat both legal and illegal substance dependencies.

Addiction rehab has better chances of long term recovery success when it is customized to the unique needs of the client and incorporates medically-managed detoxification, residential or outpatient programs, and relapse prevention techniques such as aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Van Nuys

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type

    • 2,7578.5%Any Substance
    • 2,0886.4%Alcohol
    • 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
    • 2060.6%Pain Medication

Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016

Per 100,000 Population
  • Alcohol-Induced
  • Drug-Induced
    • 18 to 250.5
    • 9.6
    • 26 to 354.3
    • 13.9
    • 36 to 6424.2
    • 22.9
    • 65+23.7
    • 9.4

Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016

  • 12 to 17
  • 18 to 25
  • 26+
    • Marijuana*13.2%
    • 34.0%
    • 13.5%
    • Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
    • 8.0%
    • 4.3%
    • Cocaine0.8%
    • 7.2%
    • 1.8%
    • Heroin0%
    • 0.4%
    • 0.2%

What are the treatment options available in Van Nuys?

By consolidating treatments, the hidden causes of drug dependence can be addressed and healed. Through learning healthy coping mechanisms you can tackle substance abuse while treating the main symptoms of addiction.

Private Residential Programs in Van Nuys, CA

Residential addiction treatment programs allow you to remain on the same property that you are undergoing treatments in. One of the biggest pros is access to continuous treatment and guidance.

By displacing yourself from your home and living at the rehab facility you will protect yourself against the stressors that contributed to your drug or alcohol dependence. You can finish your addiction treatment program and avoid relapse more easily when you remain in a controlled environment that is safe and supportive. Those who struggle with dual diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses and extreme substance dependencies are recommended to take part in an inpatient addiction treatment program.

You can take the initial steps to a sober life by enrolling in an inpatient program, however to get through the challenges of the early stages of addiction recovery, you need to work at it constantly. Completing your residential treatment program is the start of your newfound independence and you will focus on setting goals for your substance-free future.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living rehab programs enable you to have more stability in your life, through guidance and supportive structures. The programs comprise of:

  1. Support throughout the day from a house manager
  2. Building parameters for positive recovery behavior
  3. Fostering supportive friendships with others who may be working through the same types of challenges

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient treatment programs offer greater flexibility because you can continue with work commitments and remain at home, but you attend the rehab center for your treatments.

Outpatient programs teach you:

  1. Education on the misuse of drugs
  2. Group therapy and individual counseling as drivers for addiction recovery – You should be enrolled in an outpatient program for a minimum of three months, and may continue the program for a year if necessary.

Detox Only Programs

Most patients need a medical detox to commence drug or alcohol rehab, because it addresses physical dependencies on substances by ridding it from your system. During the detox phase you will develop withdrawal symptoms as your body stabilizes to function independently of the substance it was physically reliant on.

This process of detoxification starts the recovery phase, which will continue as you tackle the root reasons for your addiction in order to avoid repeating these negative patterns in the early stages of recovery. Many drugs drive withdrawal and cravings for a long time after they have been eliminated from your system. Relapse is less of a threat when you are equipped with the coping skills necessary to navigate your journey in recovery.

Paying for Private Treatment

The cost of private treatment may be covered through your healthcare policy or funded with your own money. Many insurance providers will provide cover for parts of your rehab treatment, including medical detox, rehab programs, and any interventions you may need.

The amount of cover you are entitled to claim will be unique based on your healthcare provider and policy type. We recommend that you check the amount covered for treatment prior to enrolling for treatment. Go to our Verify Your Insurance page to find out about the cover you qualify for.

If you decide not to claim from your insurance provider, you are responsible for the cost of your treatment. Many rehab centers offer payment plans to clients who may struggle to pay for treatment upfront.

State Funded Programs

If you want to recover from your substance or alcohol problems but you are unable to afford private rehab, you should enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program.

Thanks to funds available from Medicaid and federal/state budgets, state-funded programs can subsidize your recovery with:

  1. Medical detoxes
  2. Rehab treatment programs which includes relapse prevention programs

In order to enroll in a state-funded treatment program you need to give proof that you reside in a low income household or do not have a private healthcare policy:

  1. Supporting Evidence that you are a US resident
  2. Proof of your income
  3. Proof of living arrangements
  4. Medical details about your substance misuse

More information about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/

This booklet has your state agency’s contact details.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Van Nuys:

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Van Nuys

You may notice some initial challenges once you leave rehab. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. As you adjust to life after rehab it is very likely that you will find yourself in situations that you still need to learn to address. Long term sobriety is more difficult to maintain when you have had a severe dependency and do not have social support when you leave rehab. Relapse is a possibility without the right aftercare and support groups to help you navigate your new life.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Van Nuys:

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    Saint Mark's Episcopal Church

    Open, Women, Children Welcome and Speaker/Discussion:
    14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405-5860
    Wednesday: 7:00 PM

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    CA - Renegades in Recovery

    Open: 6627 Valjean Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406
    Friday: 7:30 PM

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    AA - Current Solutions Discussion

    Closed and Men Only:
    14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA 91405-5860
    Tuesday: 8:00 PM

Aftercare & Alumni Programs in Van Nuys

An aftercare program continues to provide recovery support when you return to your home environment. Unfortunately Relapse can happen in 60% of individuals, and due mostly to the unpredictability of life outside of rehab, having extended support is an important part of your journey in recovery.

Once you reach completion of your rehab program you must give some thought to the counseling and therapies that are most useful to long-term abstinence and an aftercare plan will be developed to support you. Clients who complete their treatment programs will gain access to an alumni community program such as ours, which provides you the opportunity to engage with staff and peers.

You will gain access to team events and receive guidance and encouragement from ex-clients who are in recovery long-term. This gives you the right opportunity to reciprocate and support other individuals in recovery.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups remain paramount to long-term sobriety as they monopolize on the importance of social connections in recovery. By joining a group like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you will continue the 12 steps and attend near-by meetings for ongoing support. During support group meetings, other members can share their stories and learn from the experiences of others. Many individuals in recovery attend local meetings to assist them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with vital tools to maintain sobriety, and allow them to be accountable for their own journey in recovery.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Those living within a family with addiction issues are affected, in different ways, by its impact. The individual with the addiction needs help, but other members of the family need support and guidance too.

Taking part in a family support group can help you to cope better, and also empower you in providing greater support to those struggling with addiction. Receive help and support for the Family with the following support groups:

  • NAMI Family Support Groups
  • Al-Anon
  • Families Anonymous
  • Alateen
  • Nar-Anon
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
  • SMART Recovery Family & Friends

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