Oxnard Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Oxnard, California is known as the strawberry capital of America. The town’s annual California Strawberry Festival hosts guests from near and far that come to feast on over a million strawberries eaten in dishes such as strawberry nachos and strawberry pizza. Oxnard is also considered one of the wealthiest towns in the country, and known for its celebrity hideouts and picturesque marinas, plus more than twenty miles of unpopulated beaches unspoiled by tourism.

In spite of its charm and untouched coastline, Oxnard combats a drug issue, which began in the early 1990s with the influx of dealers and gangs. In 2013, the Ventura County community, with just under a million residents, was shocked by 93 accidental overdose deaths. Though that number continues to fluctuate, there’s much that can be done to reduce Oxnard’s street gangs and gang members trafficking drugs. The fight continues with some positive news. In early 2017, the Oxnard police, along with the Santa Barbara Police Department, seized a substantial amount of heroin and arrested a resident known as a local drug kingpin, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg as combat continues with drug busts throughout Ventura County.

Our Closest Facility:
a row of houses in a residential neighborhood.
The Recovery Village Ridgefield Drug and Alcohol Rehab
888 Hillhurst Rd. Ridgefield, WA 98642
(360) 857-0007
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield, WA and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help in Oxnard

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Oxnard, California

Oxnard is fighting along with the rest of California to stop the spread of substance misuse, and help those struggling with addiction get into a treatment program and on the road to ending their dependence on drugs and alcohol. Prescription opioid use in most California counties is growing fast, along with heroin, and the threat now includes fentanyl. The prescription-strength painkiller is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine, and 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Unfortunately, the work to reduce the number of prescriptions has also sent many legitimate users to the black market when their doctors cut off their supply. Unable to stop using, they turn to a cheaper alternative with a much bigger high: heroin. The biggest danger is that it’s easier to overdose on heroin and fentanyl. But it doesn’t have to end that way. Many places can help, drug and alcohol treatment. The following treatment facilities are the most common and effective options for helping people overcome addiction.

Oxnard Residential Treatment Programs

There are two types of residential treatment programs. The most common is the short three- to six-week program that uses intense cognitive and behavioral therapy. Most facilities use a combination of individual counseling and group sessions. Individual therapy addresses your addictions and any underlying mental health conditions that may contribute to substance misuse, as well as strategies to cope with cravings. These are intense, highly restrictive hospitalizations, and patients attend several meetings per day during treatment. The other type of residential care is less restrictive, and in a community setting. Patients spend a minimum of six months in these programs. While in treatment, they take part in sobriety groups, attend individual therapy sessions and meet regularly with someone who oversees the patients’ progress and adjusts the program as necessary. Long-term residential treatment also includes skills training to help you ease into your home community with the tools you need to be successful in your recovery.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Some people in rehabilitation need longer to heal and find their way to sobriety. Partial hospitalization, also known as a day treatment program, helps patients transition slowly into their home communities. These facilities are less restrictive than either type of residential facility, but still offer the structure that many patients find helpful in their recovery.

Oxnard Outpatient Treatment Programs

The least restrictive programs are held in outpatient centers. You can enter this type of program if you have commitments to family or work that prevent you from committing to a full hospitalization or day treatment program. This is also a good choice if you are transitioning from a residential facility and need the extra support during your re-entry into the community. Here you will attend as many group and individual sessions as you need during the week until you are able to sustain sobriety on your own.

Choosing the right type of rehab facility for your addiction is a major step in your recovery. Review the different programs and ask questions before making a decision that affects your future. Learn about the type of treatment, the evidence that supports the program, how the facility adapts to patients’ changing needs and what kind of aftercare is offered.

Oxnard Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detoxification is a vital part of your recovery. Before you can learn to live without alcohol and drugs, you need to rid your body of them. As the substances leave your body, you will experience withdrawal symptoms that can vary in severity. By attending a hospital setting, like a drug or alcohol detox center with a full medical staff to monitor your vitals, it will be easier to get through the detox process. This has been shown to increase the chances of a successful recovery.

Recovery Meetings Near You

If you believe you can overcome addiction, you can. A positive way of thinking is most important to your success and lessens the risk of relapse. After you complete drug rehab or alcohol rehab, you may feel alone when you return back home. Luckily, there are well-established communities and groups near you to help you along the way. Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery have a long list of meetings all across the country that you are welcome to attend. There is never any judgement, only the help and support of others like yourself who are determined to heal and live in sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Within the town of Oxnard, California, there are more than fifty AA meetings per week and even more throughout Ventura County. The AA program has helped people just like you fight against alcohol abuse for almost eighty years. When you step into an AA group, you will most likely find people to uplift your spirits and your efforts. You can participate, if you want, in group discussions and learn about each member’s path to sobriety. There, you can learn from others about similar behaviors and beliefs that might be contributing to your way of living and the solutions you can use to reinforce a new and healthier lifestyle. The following list provides AA groups in your area.

Oxnard Alano Club
620 South D St.
Oxnard, CA, 93030

Prototypes Womens Center
2150 N. Victoria Ave.
Oxnard, CA, 93036

Peninsula Park
3333 Peninsula Rd. (2nd floor bldg at the harbor’s edge)
Oxnard, CA 93035

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Another support program, especially for drug users, is Narcotics Anonymous, which was inspired by Alcoholics Anonymous. NA meetings in and around Oxnard help addicts realize that they can stop desiring and using drugs while finding new methods of healthy living. NA is not affiliated with any religion and anyone who is seeking the support of others in recovery are welcome. The NA meeting location in Oxnard, and a nearby address, is listed below.

Oxnard Alano Club
620 South D St.
Oxnard, CA, 93030

Church of Christ
515 Temple Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Mount Cross Lutheran Church
102 Camino Esplendido
Camarillo, CA 93010

SMART Recovery Meetings

The SMART Recovery community is another support group to help you or a loved one with a drug or alcohol problem. SMART, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, has a secular approach to recovery which focuses on non-confrontational and motivational behaviors and cognitive-based methods of handling substance misuse. Here’s a list of SMART Recovery meetings in Oxnard and in Ventura County.

Peninsula Yacht Marina
3700 Peninsula Rd. (Jersey Girl II)
Oxnard, CA 93035

NBVC Port Huenema Base
151 36th Ave. Bldg 41 SARP/FOCUS Wing
Port Hueneme, CA 93043
93043 Port Huenema

The Unitarian Universalist Church
5654 Ralston St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

If you or someone you know is affected by the substance misuse of a loved one, there is help. Loved ones of recovering users can experience the anguish in a different way, often on a daily basis, and they need help to handle and understand their confusion and anger. There are two support systems near Oxnard. Al-Anon will help loved ones of individuals addicted to alcohol, and Nar-Anon meetings can help friends and family affected by drug addiction.

Trinity Lutheran Church
196 North Ashwood Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N. La Cumbre Rd. (at Foothill Rd.)
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

There are numerous options for drug rehab and alcohol rehab centers. Carefully read about the programs that each center or clinic offers to help you overcome your alcohol or drug use. After you have completed a rehab program, you may need further support for your sobriety in a substance-free house where you can live and continue your addiction counseling.