Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Thousand Oaks is in southern California with a population around 129,000. Its name comes from the many oak trees in the area. The city is a bustling place with tons of things to see and do. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy over 15,000 acres of open space in the city. Head to Wildwood Park where you can take hikes to a couple of beautiful waterfalls. You can also go picnicking, horseback riding and cycling. For the art lover, head to the Conejo Valley Art Museum and California Museum of Art. The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks offers a unique, participatory museum that gives visitors an immersive art experience. Speaking of art, enjoy the performing arts at the annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. It’s a great chance to enjoy recreations of old classics.

In the midst of this vibrant city, there is an underlying drug misuse issue. Recently, law enforcement broke up a heroin home delivery scheme and seized crack cocaine. Thousand Oaks police are also proactive in arresting people involved in overdose deaths in the city. The efforts by law enforcement are crucial in solving the substance misuse epidemic, but it does not solve everything. In fact, there are Thousand Oaks residents that struggle with substance misuse on a daily basis.

If you are one of those people, realize that there is hope for you.

Our Closest Facility:
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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Drug & Alcohol Rehab
443 S. Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Palmer Lake, CO and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

While about 22.5 million Americans misuse illicit drugs or alcohol, only a small number of those people receive treatment. Yet, studies have shown such treatment, followed by regular attendance at 12-step or other fellowship meetings, can result in long-term sobriety for many patients. To be effective, treatment should address the unique problems of the individual, who may have other health problems in addition to the addiction. Treating the whole patient is the best solution. To determine the best course, talk about your options with an expert.

Residential Treatment Programs

When you’re ready to take the first steps toward sobriety, a residential treatment program often is the ideal way to treat the whole patient and all his or her health needs. Residential treatment is a full-time immersive experience in which the patient’s medical, psychological and behavioral needs receive care, as the patient receives constant monitoring. It’s most effective when treatment is at least three months long, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and it may last as long as 27 months. Treatment may include medications that ease the patient off the illicit drugs or help with other problems such as anxiety or depression. Behavioral or motivational therapy, as well as family or marriage therapy, may be in an individual or group setting. Other medical needs such as malnutrition resulting from the addiction will also receive care, and the patient undergoes monitoring to help lessen the chances of a relapse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

For some patients, partial hospitalization may be a more cost-effective or time-conscious solution. Instead of living full-time at the treatment facility, the patient goes to treatment for six or more hours a day to receive similar drug counseling, medical attention and cognitive or behavioral therapy to what he or she would encounter during full hospitalization. It costs less since the patient isn’t living at the facility, and it allows some time for school or work. If the patient has good support at home that encourages sobriety, this can be an effective option.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

In a third treatment consideration, patients live in their homes, with time for work or school, and have regularly scheduled medical and counseling sessions for drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group sessions and strategies (both medical and psychological) for staying sober are a part of outpatient treatment as well. For patients who have support to monitor them for misuse, and who need the flexibility and a less costly approach, outpatient treatment can be the ideal choice.

Whichever treatment course is best for the individual patient, it can be the start to a new, healthier life of sobriety, especially when followed up by recovery meetings. If you’re ready to make the first brave step toward a life free from misuse, know that your journey may begin with detoxification for drugs or alcohol. Reach out to a rehab center to learn more.

Detox Centers

There are several drug detox centers in Thousand Oaks, but the most appropriate for you may in fact be elsewhere, perhaps at a national facility. Detox will include medically supervised withdrawal, which is different for each drug and can be physically as well as emotionally taxing. Patients should not attempt detox without medical supervision. In addition to cravings, symptoms might include fatigue, insomnia and anxiety, nausea and sweating, increased heart rate and blood pressure and the tremors (DTs) for which alcohol withdrawal is famous. During detox, medical professionals may prescribe drugs to ease symptoms, supervise your vital signs and offer therapy to help with psychological changes brought on by stopping the drugs or alcohol. Herbal teas and broth may help with dehydration, and the patient’s nutrition receives care with vitamins and minerals. Once detoxification is complete, the patient moves on to a more complete treatment program with the goal of continued abstinence.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Recovery meetings are an important aftercare resource for anyone who has completed drug or alcohol rehab. Maintaining sobriety requires continued work on your part, and recovery meetings make sure you stay on the right track. They provide a framework for your recovery, whether it’s a 12-step program or set of principles. This ensures continued support and education, which are instrumental in your success. If you haven’t already, attend a local recovery meeting near you.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a well-known program that helps people with a history of alcohol misuse. What many people may not know is that these programs have effectively helped millions of people all around the world maintain their sobriety. AA gives its members a sense of community, which helps you stay connected to a network of peers. This gives you the accountability you need as well as encouragement on a regular basis. You can find a sponsor who mentors you through the 12-step program. There’s no need to walk the sobriety journey alone. Join a local AA group and get the support you deserve.

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
588 Camino Manzanas Rm. 6
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Visions Meeting Hall
2667 N. Moorpark Rd. Ste. 105
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Industrial Park
2975 E. Hillcrest Dr. Ste. 106
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous helps anyone with a history of narcotics misuse. The aim of NA is to give you the tools you need to heal your life from damages caused by substance misuse. As well, it empowers you with knowledge to maintain your sobriety for the long term. It teaches you how to think positively and grow spiritually. It’s an opportunity to attend a constructive environment on a consistent basis to get the support you need. The spirituality aspect of NA asks you to consider the role of a higher power in your life, which is instrumental in people gaining a deeper understanding of their substance misuse.

Ascension Lutheran Church
1600 E. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

La Ventana
1408 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Ste. 100
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Emanuel Presbyterian Church
588 Camino Manzanas Rm. 5
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a scientific program that aims to empower you with the tools you need to be self-sufficient. Rather than a 12-step program, SMART teaches four main principles. In addition to the principles, you learn important critical and analytical skills that help you solve problems in a constructive way. This program is constantly updated according to the latest scientific discoveries. As well, they provide the flexibility to choose between in-person meetings and online meetings. You can join an online community of peers through their forum and 24/7 chat room.

Inspire Malibu
30101 Agoura Ct.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Clear Skies Ranch Stagg House
19825 Stagg St.
Los Angeles, CA 91306

Encino Community Center
4935 Balboa Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91316

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

If you’ve experienced watching a loved one struggle with substance misuse and attend a Thousand Oaks drug rehab center or a Thousand Oaks alcohol rehab center, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon can be a great place to seek support. These meetings bring together other people, just like you, who have loved ones that have a substance use disorder. It can be hard to make sense of all of the difficulties you’ve faced, and you can feel helpless or alone. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon provide a way for you to connect with a community of peers in a non-judgmental environment. It’s an opportunity to learn more about substance misuse, and how you fit into your loved one’s struggles. They teach you how be accountable for your own actions and live life to its fullest potential, even in the face of substance misuse.

Church of Christ
2525 E. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Temple Adat Elohim
2420 E. Hillcrest Dr. Rm. 9
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

There are many drug and alcohol treatment facilities to choose from. In some cases, traveling for a program can be beneficial. You have many options for addiction resources in nearby cities. This gives you several options to choose from for your treatment needs.