VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

Drug Rehab Center in Los Angeles, California

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VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center is a licensed private rehab center located in Los Angeles, California. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center specializes in professional Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction treatments. We know how hard it is to overcome an addiction. That’s why centers like VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center offer a variety of levels of care for drug addicts trying to get clean. Their facility offers a safe, comfortable environment where patients can focus on their recovery and the road ahead.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center offers customized treatment plans that address each person’s unique needs so they can overcome their addictions once and for all. With personalized care from experienced professionals, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain when it comes to living a healthy life without drugs or alcohol. This center accepts women and men. All genders are welcomed at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, which is proudly staffed or owned by LGBTQ+ advocates.

When weighing your treatment options, accredited and licensed facilities are generally suggested more often. VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center maintains a CARF Accreditation. This center has Joint Commission accreditation. You can also find VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center listed in the national SAMHSA database. This facility accepts Medicaid, Medicare, Military Insurance (TRICARE), Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment as methods to cover the cost of treatment. Fortunately VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center accepts private insurance. For additional information regarding paying for treatment, contact our admissions counselors now.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations
    SAMHSA Listed
    Not Approved
    CARF Certified #242024
    JCAHO Listed #328001
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Multiple Centers
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Alcoholism Treatment

    Alcoholism is a disease characterized by the continued use of alcohol despite negative consequences, such as social and work problems, or diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver. Alcoholism can be treated using a variety of services, such as therapy and medication.

    Alcoholism treatment is beneficial for:

    • People who are having difficulty overcoming alcohol addiction on their own.
    • People who are at risk for dangerous health conditions due to withdrawal.
    • People who have had multiple failed attempts at alcohol addiction recovery without medical assistance.
    • An intervention may be necessary if the person with alcoholism is unwilling to attend addiction treatment on their own.

    Treatment services vary from person to person, so it is important to contact an addiction treatment service provider for more information. Treatment can be beneficial to those who are motivated to overcome addiction, have medical support, and have a strong support system.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

    Opioid abuse has become a national epidemic in the last decade. The US has one of the world’s highest rates of opioid use and abuse, as well as opioid-related deaths. Opioids are classified as Schedule II-IV controlled substances in the US due to their high potential for abuse.

    Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl are the most common Opioids and are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Tolerance to opioids develops over time, making life difficult, if not impossible, without them. Opioid users often obtain the drugs illegally. They can be drug dealers, friends, or family members who do not have valid prescriptions.

    The desire for a more intense high than prescription opioids can quickly lead to heroin use. Heroin users are more prone to illness and death due to the high risk of overdose.

    Many opioid addicts who seek treatment believe that the only way to overcome their addiction is through medical detox and long-term drug addiction rehab. To help patients wean off their addiction and reduce the risk of overdose, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) involves prescribing a replacement opioid. Doctors use MAT in conjunction with other anti-craving medications to help patients maintain recovery. Due to the high risk of relapse, MAT is often combined with individual and group counseling and social support programs.

    Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction 

    Levels of Care Offered at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

    This Facility offers a variety of treatment.

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

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Intensive outpatient treatment is a form of addiction care that allows patients to continue living at home while undergoing treatment. This type of care is appropriate for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Intensive outpatient programs include regular visits to the facility providing therapy, and patients gradually return to their routine life. IOP benefits most when patients have a supportive family member or friend to help them recover.

    The first step to getting into an intensive outpatient program is to attend a detoxification facility. Detoxification facilities are designed to remove substances from the body safely. The patient will attend sessions designed to help them understand their addiction and its impact on their lives. While in an intensive outpatient program, therapy sessions are scheduled three to five times per week, with the patient attending no more than two sessions in one day.

    Los Angeles, CA Outpatient Program

    An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the facility for their therapy and other programs but can return home each night.

    The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center‘s program is complete.
    Outpatient treatment is a recovery approach that allows recovering addicts to live at home while getting rehab for addiction

    An outpatient can include day treatments which include attending group sessions one hour per week. A person living in an outpatient environment may be allowed the opportunity to work full time if they choose to and continue studies without interruption from drugs/alcohol.

    Outpatient treatment is an option for people who want to maintain their careers and families. Outpatients live at home but attend treatment such as individual counseling, group counseling, or twelve-step meetings during the day.

    Aftercare support is vital to the success of someone in drug or alcohol treatment. It involves assisting with entering a sober living home, getting career counseling or educational assistance and even getting the individual lined up with programs like AA and NA. This support helps recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day activities and maintain sobriety.

    When a person is in drug or alcohol treatment, they have to increase their focus on themselves. They need to learn how to recognize the triggers that cause them to relapse and learn the habits that would benefit them if they were to be sober. This is all part of the growth in recovery, and aftercare is essential to that process.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center.

    Individual Therapy

    At VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center , to learn from past mistakes and improve one’s situation, the recovering person meets individually with a therapist. The counselor or therapist will address addiction causes, triggers, mental issues, dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans during this time. This is a very intense and challenging process. Some clients find it easier to open up to someone other than family or friends who understand their struggles with addiction.

    Couples Therapy

    Couples therapy sessions are typically used to help couples in recovery from drug addiction work through their issues. These types of sessions can be beneficial for many reasons, including the fact that they add a layer of accountability when both partners in a couple are recovering from addiction.

    Therapy can also provide addicts with another effective way to cope with stress and avoid relapse during difficult situations. This type of therapy can help improve communication with their partners, which can strengthen the relationship and prevent future problems that might lead to relapse.

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Family therapy is a crucial part of drug treatment and getting sober. It is one of the most effective ways to help addicts stay on the path to long-term sobriety. An addict’s family can play a vital part in helping them to avoid relapse. They can spot the warning signs and help them get back on track.

    In group therapy, recovering addicts meet with a therapist and other people in recovery. Some groups are closed, meaning only people who share the same addiction or problem can attend. Others are open to anyone who wants to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. Group therapy sessions typically focus on one topic each week or month so that recovering addicts can discuss issues they face daily.

    Trauma therapy allows people to face and learn from past traumas.

    Many people suffer childhood traumas that lead to adult addiction. During treatment at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center [/type], you can move forward in your recovery and reclaim your sober future! Trauma is a common cause of psychological disorders like Addiction Disorder. It’s common in Addictive Disorders patients because traumatized people have strong emotions or thoughts that lead to addictive behaviors.

    Nutrition therapy has been used to help drug addicts for decades. Many early reports on addiction treatment indicate that some patients recovered from the “satisfying power of food”. For years, this phenomenon has been utilized as a treatment modality in eating disorders for adults, adolescents, and children.

    Specific nutrients have been identified that influence neurotransmitters associated with reward pathways of the brain. Studies have shown that carbohydrate loading with complex carbohydrates to elevate serotonin levels was effective in treating bulimia nervosa. This approach prompted researchers to explore the use of this type of nutritional intervention in other disorders.

    Drug and alcohol addiction can lead to a breakdown in life skills. Learning certain life skills can help those who are struggling with addiction. Life skills training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles, CA teaches patients skills such as time management, budgeting, and social abilities to improve their quality of life and prevent relapse.

    An addict’s life skills are maladaptive, meaning they are counterproductive. An addict may have learned poor time management skills growing up, have a hard time budgeting money, or be socially awkward. An addict’s poor life skills can lead to relapse and the inability to achieve long-term sobriety. Life skills training teaches patients effective coping mechanisms, which can help them live a clean and sober life.

    The goal of nicotine replacement therapy is to provide a safe alternative for people trying to quit smoking. It does this by giving small doses of nicotine that help manage cravings while breaking habits associated with cigarettes.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRTC) uses products like skin patches and gum that deliver low-dose nicotine, which prevents cravings in those quitting. This makes it easier for them to make a gradual transition from smoker to non-smoker.

    Couples Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy

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    Experiential Therapy at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

    Experiential Therapy is a different way of thinking about addiction treatment. It uses physical activities to help work through troubling emotions, memories, and trauma that are sources of psychological issues like addiction.

    Experiential Therapy can be an effective option for those who have struggled with past traumas or challenges associated with life decisions such as drug use. The non-traditional approach helps people deal more effectively with these struggles. It also allows them to gain new perspectives on their behavior patterns by recreating experiences in healthy ways rather than continuing old habits that may no longer serve them.

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

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    VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System - Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center Location and Directions
    Address Information351 East Temple street
    Los Angeles, California 90012 Phone Number(213) 253-2677 Meta DetailsUpdated June 21, 2022
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    Los Angeles, 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.

    10% of adults in Los Angeles have used illicit drugs or abused prescription drugs within the past year. Heroin, marijuana, prescription pain relievers and cocaine are widely abused in Los Angeles. Over 130,000 people in the city struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol. Many residential rehab facilities in the area can provide long-term care. The best way to find the right treatment option is to speak with a professional.

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