Valencia Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Valencia is a neighborhood situated within Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles County, California — in the southwestern part of The Golden State. With over 30,000 residents from diverse backgrounds, Valencia is a cultural melting pot with must-see attractions such as the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Visitors can check out Northbridge Park, Pinot’s Palette and the College of the Canyon Art Gallery — or attend the Santa Clarita auto fair that takes place in Valencia every weekend.

Like many other American cities, though, Valencia has fallen victim to the drug epidemic as substance misuse and alcohol addiction cases are on the rise. This situation has been escalated by the continued availability of recreational drugs in Santa Clarita City and other Californian cities. While the local police department continues to steer their efforts towards the illicit drug trade, that alone is not enough to curb the problem as dealers have found their way on to the booming underworld online marketplace.

According to a Santa Clarita-based online publication — The Signal — heroin claimed 11 lives in the Santa Clarita Valley in 2015, while opioid overdoses were responsible for 1,449 deaths across the entire state of California in the preceding year. Luckily, there is still hope for those suffering from substance use disorder in the area, as a number of drug and alcohol rehab options are available in the region.

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 Valencia

Valencia, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

While the misuse of prescription opioids is a nationwide problem not exclusive to Valencia, the recent incline in heroin overdose cases in Santa Clarita is a major cause for concern. Experts have noted that heroin prices in the area have gone down while the quality has been upped, luring more victims into taking the drug. Also, statistics indicate that opioid overdose numbers are higher for Santa Clarita than in similar-sized cities within the U.S.A.

Rampant alcohol addiction, especially amongst the adult population in Valencia, is also affecting many families in the area. According to a report by an online news outlet in 2014 alone, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station made 290 DUI arrests.

Stigma and ridicule directed at those suffering from drug use disorder have only helped to worsen the situation as many victims see themselves as failures in the eyes of the society. However, this should not be the case as addiction is not by choice but a chronic illness that anyone can fall victim to. In light of this, medical professionals at local county hospitals are locked in a fight against this epidemic. Those struggling with alcoholism and substance misuse are encouraged to seek help at any of the several drug or alcohol treatment facilities in your area. There are varied options for those seeking treatment programs, as elaborated below.

Residential Treatment Programs

Also referred to as inpatient treatment program. These are usually modeled for patients with a prolonged drug use history or are suffering from severe addiction. Preceded by detoxification, patients are usually provided with a fixed residency at the facility during the rehabilitation process and are capable of accessing medical services and professional help round the clock. It also involves lots of activities to prevent the patient from experiencing a recurrence of use. These usually include, but are not restricted to, individual and group therapy, alcoholism and drug abuse education, medication, yoga and a 12-step recovery plan

Partial Hospitalization Programs

In partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), patients spend a significant amount of their daytime hours at the rehabilitation facility but are allowed to return home for the night. Treatment includes therapy and medical care, mostly similar to residential programs. This is usually recommended for patients whose addiction levels are not so severe and live in safe environs where they are not easily exposed to drugs.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment programs usually exercises less restriction on patients as it allows them to be in contact with family and still go to school and work. Patients are offered a support system through individual therapy and fellowship groups. Outpatient programs are most suitable for those who have already undergone intensive residential treatment and are at low risk of experiencing a recurrence of use or those with mild forms of addiction.

All these levels of substance misuse treatment programs are available at different facilities. When considering drug or alcohol rehab, one might want to evaluate their options carefully before deciding which type of treatment program to go with. For instance, due to the higher level of specialized care offered by residential programs, they are more expensive as compared to partial and outpatient programs. It’s, therefore, necessary to check what your budget or insurance cover can afford. Also, if you live in a high-risk environment where you are highly exposed to the drugs that you are trying to quit, it would be wiser to settle for the residential treatment program as the other options leave you vulnerable.

Detox Centers

The recommended initial step in curbing substance addiction is detoxification, whereby the drug substances are gradually eliminated from the body. Most people who have been taking drugs for a long time end up experiencing serious withdrawal symptoms at the detoxification stage of treatment.

Even though detoxification helps to manage the physiological effects of drug use stoppage, it doesn’t help curb the psychological and behavioral issues linked with addiction. That is why it’s important to have patients closely monitored to reduce chances of experiencing a recurrence of use. Hence, it is recommended that one checks into a residential facility or hires an addiction expert to aid them through this difficult process. At such institutions, the dangerous side effects of detoxification can be managed through medically induced withdrawal, whereby patients are administered medication to aid in substance withdrawal. There are many drug and alcohol detox centers, most of which double as residential treatment facilities.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Recovery programs are usually crucial in keeping the patient motivated once they check out of a treatment program so that they are not sidetracked from the recovery process. It forms part of aftercare. Various recovery programs exist such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. Join fellow recovering substance misuse patients in any of these groups as you encourage one another in order to combat the possibility of recurrence of use and stay on track to full recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of persons who have had trouble quitting alcohol. It is a self-support initiative available in multiple major cities internationally. Anyone who drinks too much is encouraged to join as it is not age or gender-restrictive. At AA meetings, members hold discussions and share recovery stories to uplift each other on the road to recovery. Members also share healthier lifestyle choices that make living the substance-free life bearable.

Christ Lutheran Church
25816 Tournament Rd.
Valencia, CA, 91355

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
24901 Orchard Village Rd.
Valencia, CA, 91355

Valencia United Methodist Church
25718 N. McBean Pkway
Valencia, CA, 91355

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a fellowship for those struggling with substance addiction. NA employs a 12-step approach, same as AA groups, to aid members towards addiction recovery. NA groups hold frequent meetings in places such as churches and hospitals and are free of charge. If you are in need of help and are in Valencia, the following NA meeting locations are situated in the area.

Valencia United Methodist Church
25718 N. McBean Pkway
Valencia, CA, 91355

St. Stephen’s Church
24901 Orchard Village Rd
Valencia, CA, 91355

Assisted Living House
25815 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA, 91355

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART recovery, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, is a self-empowering worldwide addiction support group. SMART encourages individuals to kick their addictive habits by being in control of their lives, as opposed to AA and NA fellowships which are geared towards recognition of a higher power in aiding one towards recovery. SMART programs are thus recommended for those who prefer a secular recovery program.

The SMART recovery process involves a four step program based on scientific evidence and knowledge that includes:

  • Enhancing and maintaining motivation
  • Coping with urges
  • Problem solving
  • Lifestyle balance

Valencia United Methodist Church
25718 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355

Greater Bethel Cathedral
4831 South Gramercy Place
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction also affects the recovering victim’s family members both mentally and economically more so if the said drug user is the family breadwinner. Substance use disorder usually leaves in its wake depressed and helpless family members. Al-anon and Nar-anon meeting groups provide a support network for such affected family members.

Cinema Professional Center
23501 Cinema Dr.
Valencia, CA 91351

Canyon View Estates
20001 Canyon View Drive
Santa Clarita, CA 91351

There are drug and alcohol rehab centers for you to choose from. Additionally, several facilities in other cities within the state of California also offer drug and alcohol recovery services.