Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Canoga Park
Canoga Park Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources
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Canoga Park is a Los Angeles neighborhood that sits in California’s San Fernando Valley. Residents of the busy city enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities year-round, such as biking, fishing or just relaxing in one of the area’s many parks, hiking the nearby Santa Monica Mountains or traveling the 20 miles to play in the ocean. On the rare rainy day, there is still plenty to do like visiting one of several museums, art galleries and theaters.
But, the residents of Canoga Park have a darker activity that’s been making its way through the city for several years: alcohol and drug addiction. While law enforcement can’t stop people from abusing alcohol, they can reduce the number of illegal drugs available. Officials hoped that fewer drugs on the street would help people fighting addiction. Instead, the hard crackdown may have left many too afraid to seek help.
You don’t need to be afraid to admit you are dependent on drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a complex disease that can strike anyone at any point in their lives. With the right treatment, you can end the control drugs and alcohol have on your life.
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Finding Help & Recovery in Canoga Park, CA
Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Canoga Park, California
In the city of Los Angeles, Canoga Park is dealing with the consequences of prescription drug misuse. According to a memo issued by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department in August 2016, Americans ages 14 and older are more likely to form a dependence on opioids, sedatives and stimulants. The legality and widespread availability of these drugs complicates the problem for law enforcement, medical professionals and lawmakers trying to reduce addiction.
Although they are useful for reducing pain, synthetic opioids like oxycodone are highly addictive. Patients taking them for just a few weeks can experience cravings and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. People may then turn to heroin as a substitute for their painkiller addiction. Heroin is unpredictable because it’s often mixed with other, cheaper opioids such as fentanyl, which is 50 to 100 times stronger than other synthetic opioids and heroin. This deadly combination sends many users to the hospital. You don’t have to overdose to get help for addiction.
Residential Treatment Programs
There are two types of residential care, short-term, intense programs in a hospital with 24-hour supervision and long-term facilities, which resemble more of a community setting. The most common types are short, three to six-week hospitalizations that combine cognitive behavioral therapy in groups and private sessions with sobriety meetings. After completing an inpatient drug rehab, most patients continue care at day treatment or outpatient facilities.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
For an extra layer of support, you can transition to a partial hospitalization program after leaving a residential rehab center. These give you more structure and help than an outpatient alcohol rehab program, while still providing more freedom than an inpatient facility. Here you attend a few recovery meetings each day and return to your home community at night.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
For a plan with fewer restrictions than other levels of aftercare but that still offers some support, an outpatient drug rehab is a good choice. Here you meet with an addiction specialist to create a treatment plan. As you progress in your recovery, the plan is modified.
Admitting that you need help is hard. Addiction is too often associated with shame. But, it’s not a moral failing or weakness. It’s a disease that can get better with the right treatment. People who are dependent on drugs and alcohol need a minimum of three months to reduce the chances of a relapse. If you’re unsure, don’t be afraid to ask questions. You are making a decision that can change the rest of your life.
Canoga Park Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers
Detoxification is often the first step in any drug or alcohol rehabilitation program. This is the process of removing all the toxins from your body so you can begin treatment with a clear head. It’s only necessary for substances or levels of misuse that create uncomfortable and often very painful withdrawal systems. Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is also recommended for detox from prescription sleep aids and amphetamines like ADD and ADHD medications and substantial or long-term alcohol misuse.
Patients who begin with MAT can reduce their recovery time and lower their chances of a relapse. Drug detox centers offer all the services of a hospital. From the time you begin detox until it’s complete, a full medical staff observes your withdrawal and a physician can prescribe medications to reduce and even eliminate the symptoms.
Recovery Meetings Near You in Canoga Park
Attending regular sobriety meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can offer you a support system to reduce the chances of a relapse.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings
Using a 12-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous members are less likely to relapse. The nonprofit organization has regular meetings throughout Canoga Park and the country to help people stay sober. These sessions are free and open to the public. To attend, all you need is the desire to stop drinking. Members meet to support each other in their sobriety.
- Spiritual Discussion
21044 Sherman Way, 1st Floor Canoga Park, CA 91303
- The Solution Meeting
19714 Vanowen St. Canoga Park, CA 91306
- Wake Up Big Book Study
17751 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous helps people struggling with drug addictions. Members of NA accept that their drug misuse is a problem and meet regularly to support each other’s sobriety. Like AA, meetings are free and open to the public. The organization is nonprofit and not affiliated with any religion. Members are encouraged to seek a higher power, either through spiritual means or from within.
- Canoga Park Lutheran Church
7357 Jordan Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303
- Emerson Unitarian Church
7304 Jordan Ave. Canoga Park, CA 91303
- Hole in the Sky
21044 Sherman Way Canoga Park, CA 91303
SMART Recovery Meetings
AA and NA are excellent fellowships that help men and women every day work through their alcohol and drug addictions. However, because substance use disorder is complicated, there isn’t a universal treatment, and that includes sobriety meetings. SMART Recovery or Self-Management and Recovery Treatment is another possibility. Through a 4-step program, it encourages members to break free of their drug dependence through self-empowerment and motivating themselves to cope with cravings healthily. SMART is rooted in scientific knowledge.
- Clear Skies Ranch-Stagg House
19825 Stagg St. Los Angeles, CA 91306
- Encino Community Center
4935 Balboa Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91316
- Inspire Malibu
30101 Agoura Ct. Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings
Addiction is a family disease that affects everyone close to the person fighting alcohol or drug dependence. Therefore, substance use disorder treatment needs to include the entire family. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are community-based organizations available to help you understand and cope with the emotions of a loved one’s addiction. Meetings bring members together to share their experiences and see that they are not alone.
Clubhouse 21044 Sherman Way Canoga Park, CA 91303
Chatsworth NFG 10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Chatsworth, CA 91311
- West Hills
- Woodland Hills
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