Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Oxnard

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:

The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center888 South Hillhurst Road Ridgefield WA 98642 (360) 857-6655

The Recovery Village Ridgefield does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield, WA and can be seen in the map above.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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As the number of Oxnard’s opioid overdoses fluctuates, there’s a vast amount of help for those who misuse drugs. There are rehab centers that are local and within a short travel distance. Traveling to a center in another state may be beneficial to a patient’s long-term recovery because an individual can focus solely on healing when taken out of a toxic environment.

Finding Help in Oxnard

Oxnard, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are numerous drug treatment facilities and alcohol treatment facilities to choose from. Additionally, consider centers that are out of town as well, because they can offer additional amenities or programs that may be the best fit for you. There are inpatient and outpatient programs that support individuals while they’re going through the cycle of detoxification and recovery.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    A residential treatment program is a highly structured 24-hour live-in facility. The amount of time for an inpatient residential treatment program is about 28 days, but there are longer programs, too. When patients stay at a residential treatment facility, it’s a temporary residence where they may begin the detoxification process and start the recovery journey. Patients receive intensive group and individual behavioral therapy, participate in activities, enjoy nutritional planning and learn ways to handle stress that can help prevent the risk of relapse. Through activities such as yoga, meditation, education and social skills, patients can begin to heal. Many inpatient programs also use the traditional 12-step recovery program to facilitate a new way of life.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    This type of program is not as intensive as an inpatient program, but it can be very effective. A partial hospitalization program is for patients who prefer not to live on site during recovery, or for patients who have already completed an intensive inpatient program. A partial hospitalization program does provide several of the same types of therapy as an inpatient program would provide. The only difference is that patients return home or to a sober living facility in the evenings. A patient who chooses a partial hospitalization program should have a solid support system at home while going through the healing process. If someone has already gone through inpatient rehab, they can use the skills and tools they learned during that time as they step-down into a partial hospitalization program.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    An outpatient program can be structured as very intensive or much less restrictive depending on how it’s designed. This is an ideal program for a patient who needs to maintain his or her daily work, family or educational schedule and responsibilities. Patients do have to be prepared to adhere to appointments, meetings and therapy sessions. An outpatient program does require that patients learn to restrict their use of drugs and alcohol while continuing to be immersed in their daily lives. Outpatient rehab can also be part of a continuum of care that someone participates in after inpatient treatment or partial hospitalization.

There are benefits and drawbacks to each program. A patient has to be honest in trying to decide which option is best for long-term recovery and health. Many patients find strength through inpatient programs, and others do well in partial and outpatient programs. When determining which drug rehab center or alcohol rehab center to attend, think carefully which will be the most healing situation for your needs.

Detox Centers

The first step in your recovery is to be honest with yourself and others and to recognize that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Sometimes it’s easier to deny that you have a problem because you may not know how to help yourself. It’s also upsetting to acknowledge that you may have put yourself or your loved ones at risk through your actions. Know there is always hope and support for your journey to change your life. You can gain control over the disease with the help of a drug and alcohol detox center.

The first critical step to clear your mind and body is the detoxification process, ridding your body of harmful substances you’ve lived with on a daily basis. Please do not attempt to go through this phase of detox alone. The process may take you by surprise because it might be a difficult, physically uncomfortable time that you’ll want to go through with the help of an addiction treatment professional. A professional will make sure you are safe, comfortable and come out of the detox phase ready to achieve your goal of sobriety. There are several drug detox and alcohol detox programs, but it may be wise to choose a facility with an inpatient program designed to enhance your health and well-being.

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.

  • Al-Anon
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    196 North Ashwood Ave.
    Ventura, CA 93003
  • Nar-Anon
    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.

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Local Communities Served

  • 93030
  • 93031
  • 93032
  • 93033
  • 93034
  • 93035
  • 93036


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