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Thelma McMillen Center

Drug Rehab Center in Torrance, California

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

Thelma McMillen Center in Torrance, CA, offers confidential, holistic outpatient treatment for adult and teen substance abuse with Medication-Assisted Treatment, counseling, and educational resources, accredited by LegitScript and SAMHSA.

About This California Facility

Thelma McMillen Center in Torrance, California is an addiction treatment facility that helps people suffering from substance abuse, alcoholism, mental health, and drug addiction. The center has a wide range of treatment options available to clients, including inpatient care, aftercare support, outpatient care, and intensive outpatient levels of care. All services are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. Thelma McMillen Center is accredited by LegitScript and SAMHSA, and accepts private health insurance.

Thelma McMillen Center provides a comprehensive range of addiction treatment services to those suffering from substance abuse and related issues. From inpatient to aftercare support, the center has a holistic approach to treatment and recovery. They offer a variety of individual, group, and family counseling services, as well as medication assisted treatment and residential programs. In addition, the center is accredited by LegitScript and SAMHSA, ensuring quality and comprehensive care. The center also accepts private health insurance, making it easier for those in need to access the treatment they need.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • Accreditations



    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Substance abuse typically leads to addiction, which requires specialized treatment programs at Thelma McMillen Center to address. Many people benefit from inpatient drug rehabilitation, which includes inpatient acute care and residential rehabilitation. Other levels of care include intensive outpatient therapy, individual counseling, and support groups. Family therapy is also an essential part of treatment for substance abuse.

    A combination of treatments is often needed to treat drug abuse issues effectively. In the case of drug abuse, there is no easy answer or one-size-fits-all cure.

    Opioid addiction treatment helps people addicted to opioids in California curb their drug use. The selection of a treatment setting depends on the severity of the addiction. Mild cases are usually treated in outpatient facilities; severe cases need hospitalization or treatment in a residential facility. Doctors use medicines along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat the addiction. The treatment includes medication, counseling and therapy. It can also include group counseling, individual counseling and family counseling.

    Levels of Care Offered at Thelma McMillen Center

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient rehab means living at the Torrance, CA facility while all aspects of an addiction or co-occurring disorder get addressed. This helps limit the distractions and increase the focus on recovery. Typical inpatient rehab stays are approximately one month long.

    Thelma McMillen Center offers an Intensive Outpatient Program is for those who need intensive care but prefer to spend the majority of their time in the comfort of their own home. The rehabilitation services differ in length and intensity. They are customized to meet the needs of the patient.

    Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities. Services in California include medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and individual and group therapy.

    After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Thelma McMillen Center is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around California, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at Thelma McMillen Center in Torrance, California. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. The impact of substance abuse is not just on the patient but on the entire family. Family therapy ensures that the patient gets adequate support from the family members after the treatment making the recovery process sustainable

    • Family therapy guides all the members of the family to help the patient.
    • It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
    • It helps to keep the patient engaged and motivated throughout the treatment.

    Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Torrance, CA and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at Thelma McMillen Center. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.

    Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders. If not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders. CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern. It can be administered as a monotherapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

    Rehabilitation is not just limited to bringing an individual out of addiction and achieving sobriety. It is considered complete only when an individual starts leading a normal and balanced life. Life skill therapy focuses on the various skills that help an individual to lead a normal life. Patients often do not take care of themselves, struggle professionally, and withdraw from social interaction due to addiction’s physical and emotional disturbances.

    Life skills therapy helps people in California improve various personal, professional, and social skills such as cooking healthy meals, maintaining proper hygiene, budgeting, decision-making, time management, regulation of emotions, and effectively resolving interpersonal conflicts.

    Nutrition therapy, also called medical nutrition therapy (MNT), addresses the unique needs of the recovering person’s diet. Due to addiction’s devastating toll on a person’s physical health, healthy eating must be addressed as soon as therapy starts. A good diet helps boosts a recovering person’s ability to fully participate in Thelma McMillen Center therapy.

    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

    Patient Experience

    Creative Arts

    Creative arts therapy, or expressive therapy, is beneficial to those battling addiction. It can include writing, music, drama, art and other forms of self-expression. It improves the patient’s emotional state and allows them to focus on something other than addiction. It allows Thelma McMillen Center to examine how their feelings and emotions play out through the creative process.

    Experiential Therapy at Thelma McMillen Center

    Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences. Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty expressing themselves.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Thelma McMillen Center Location and Directions
    Address Information3333 Skypark Dr
    Torrance, California 90505 Phone Number(310) 784-4879 Meta DetailsUpdated June 11, 2024
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    Is Thelma McMillen Center a LegitScript Verified Treatment Facility?

    According to our most recent records, we have found this center to be LegitScript verified.

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    Torrance, California Addiction Information

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    Torrance, CA has a serious drug addiction and abuse problem. The most commonly abused drugs in Torrance include heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription drugs. 36% of all adults in Torrance are obese, which means they are at high risk for alcohol addiction. Families are torn apart by addiction, and children are often left to fend for themselves.

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