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Drug Rehabs in Los Angeles, CA

Known for its party scene and celebrity culture, Los Angeles is a breeding ground for drug abuse. The city is home to some of the nation’s finest luxury rehabs, making LA one of the top travel destinations for those in need of addiction treatment.

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Northridge, CA

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Addiction Treatment in Los Angeles

Los AngelesCalifornia has one of the highest concentrations of addiction treatment centers in the nation, many of which are located in Los Angeles or its surrounding neighborhoods. Given the city’s long history of substance abuse, it’s not surprising how many drug rehabs are located in LA.

Los Angeles may be the poster child for luxury rehabs, but the city is also home to holistic centers and affordable treatment options.

Every year, tens of thousands of people get treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction in Los Angeles. In fact, there were approximately 280,000 admissions to substance abuse treatment centers in LA from 2004 to 2008. Nearly a quarter of those admissions were for meth addiction, followed by heroin addiction (about 20 percent) and alcohol addiction (about 19 percent).

Whether you’re a Los Angeles local or an out-of-towner, the City of Angels has plenty of addiction treatment programs to fit everyone’s needs. Please call a treatment provider today to discuss available treatment options.

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Neighborhoods of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling city made up of numerous neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. While some of these areas are not technically part of the city of Los Angeles, they have quality rehabs that are merely a short drive from downtown.

Should I Travel Outside of LA for Treatment?

Although there are plenty of great rehabs in Los Angeles, traveling to another city for treatment is sometimes the best option. Some people may simply need to get away from the people, places and things that trigger their desire to use. Others may find the stress of living in a fast-paced environment like LA has contributed to their addiction. Finding a rehab in a slower, more relaxed location may help them heal more efficiently.

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Drug Abuse in Los Angeles

As is true of many major cities in the U.S., substance abuse has been a common struggle in Los Angeles for decades. The city’s proximity to the Mexican border may be in part to blame, as it makes LA a prime location for Central and South American drug traffickers to transport and distribute illicit substances.

The crack cocaine epidemic that swept the nation in the 1980s destroyed countless lives and families across the U.S. The epidemic is believed to have originated in South Central Los Angeles, where imported Colombian cocaine was converted to crack and sold in impoverished, black communities. Evidence of the drug’s destruction is still apparent in those communities today.

In low-income neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, the enduring lure of the cheap, potent drug ‘has changed the architecture of the community,’ in the words of Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger. The crack epidemic rolled through some lives like a wildfire and burned slowly through others over years. Crack steered fathers to jail, lured mothers into the streets and left children to raise themselves in neighborhoods bristling with despair and anger. Their families and communities were left scorched and in many cases, still smoldering.

- Los Angeles Times article, 2010

Crack cocaine is not the only illicit drug that plagues the City of Angels. According to a 2011 report by the National Drug Intelligence Center, Los Angeles’ high intensity drug trafficking area (HIDTA) is increasingly being used to transit and sell methamphetamine from Mexico. The report also noted there’s been an increase in local production of marijuana.

The increase in the availability of both meth and marijuana correlate to the recent increase in addiction treatment admissions for both drugs. In the first half of 2013, nearly 19 percent of treatment admissions were for methamphetamine and more than 27 percent were for marijuana—more than half of these marijuana admissions were people under the age of 18. Heroin abuse is also a problem in LA, with more than 4,000 treatment admissions for the drug from January to June 2013.

Addiction and Drug Abuse Statistics in LA

8,265

deaths

There were 8,265 drug-related deaths in Los Angeles from 2000 to 2009.

60,629

treatment admissions

In 2009-2010, 60,629 Los Angeles County residents were admitted to publicly funded treatment programs.

22

percent

In the first half of 2013, 22 percent of treatment center admissions were for alcohol.

Addiction Treatment Services in LA

The Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) program is responsible for administering alcohol and drug programs in the county.

The SAPC program offers a variety of prevention, treatment and recovery services, and is LA’s hub for local addiction information.

The Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Centers (AVRCs) is a division of the SAPC program. The AVRCs offer cost-effective inpatient and outpatient treatment services, as well as mental and physical health assessments, treatment and referrals. The centers also offer the following:

  • Medication-assisted detox
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • 12-step meetings
  • Trauma-informed treatment
  • Post-treatment planning (preventing relapse, finding sober housing, getting a job, etc.)

The AVRCs use a sliding scale based on each patient’s financial situation to determine the cost of treatment. The centers also accept Medicaid and Medicare.

Find Help in Your City Now

If you live in LA and are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, there is help available. Thousands of people—locals and travelers alike—get treatment in Los Angeles rehabs every year. There are several high quality treatment centers to choose from. Contact a treatment provider today to discuss available options.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
The Greater Hollywood Area of Narcotics Anonymous 7377 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323-850-1624
Greater Los Angeles Area of Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 512431
Los Angeles, CA 90051
323-933-5395
Southern California Area 05 of Alcoholics Anonymous P.O. Box 481193 Los Angeles
California 90048
The Westside Area of Narcotics Anonymous 11313 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291
310-390-0279
The Bay Cities Area Narcotics Anonymous 15519 Crenshaw Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90249
310-372-9666
Southern California Region of Narcotics Anonymous 1937 S Myrtle Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016
800-863-2962

College Programs

Family Christian Counseling

World Mission University

500 Shatto Pl. Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90020

USC Outpatient Center and Residential Collegiate Recovery Community

University of Southern California

UUC Building 817 West 34th Street
Fourth Floor Los Angeles 90089

Counseling Services

CBD College

3699 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

CSULA Student Health Center

California State University-Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Counseling and Psychological Services

Occidental College

1600 Campus Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Counseling Center

Waynesburg University

51 West College Street Waynesburg
PA 15370

Counseling and Psychological Services Center

Alliant International University

1000 Fremont Ave #5
Alhambra, CA 91803

Drug and alcohol abuse prevention, education, and intervention activities

West Coast Ultrasound Institute

291 S La Cienega Blvd #500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Spectrum Community Services

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science

1731 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059

AA and NA Meetings in Los Angeles

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Alcoholics Anonymous Los Angeles Central Office 4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90010 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gratitude Group #1 11116 California Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Group Alfa 12023 Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood, CA 90262 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Inglewood Hispanic Group 3840 W. Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, Ca. 90303 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acceptance Pacifica House 2501 West El Segundo Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA, 90250 Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Light Path Group 606 E Rosecrans Ave, Compton, CA 90221 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Monday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Group Joy of Living 1025 Marine Ave, Gardena, CA 90247 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
809 E. South Street, Long Beach Ca. 90805 1608 E. Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA, 90221 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Monday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Friday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Saturday: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Paramount's New Spanish Group 15122 Garfield Ave Paramount, Ca. 90713 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm, Tuesday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm, Wednesday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm, Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm, Friday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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