Drug Rehabs in Santa Clarita, CA

Located just north of Los Angeles, Santa Clarita is a city grappling with increased rates of substance abuse in recent years, particularly that of alcohol and meth. In response to the rise of substance use disorders, there are multiple treatment options now available in the area.

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    Addiction in Santa Clarita, California

    Santa Clarita, California is located just 30 minutes north of Los Angeles and home to scenic views of the Santa Clarita valley and hillside. Despite the beautiful setting, Santa Clarita is a city struggling with substance abuse. Los Angeles County (which includes Santa Clarita) has had high and increased risks of alcohol, methamphetamine, and heroin use over the past few years.

    Meth Use is on the Rise

    Methamphetamine, or “meth,” use in Santa Clarita area has shown an upward trend within the past few years. Most of the meth available in the US is produced in Mexico and smuggled across the Southwest Border. According to the 2015 National Drug Threat Survey, 87% of state and local law enforcement agencies reported that high purity meth can be easily obtained at any time in the Southwest California region, which is higher than that reported in all other states and regions of the US. Meth is extremely addictive; someone can become addicted after even just one use. For the year of 2016, meth ranked number one for primary drug treatment admissions for Los Angeles County, with 7,659 patients admitted. Compared with admissions for other major illicit drugs, primary meth admissions had the largest proportion of females. Additionally, in 2016, there was an increase in the number of Los Angeles County medical examiner cases testing positive for methamphetamine. Meth now has the highest number of drug reports, accounting for 41.1% of all Los Angeles County police drug reports in 2017.

    Meth in the Los Angeles County area has been increasingly documented to be mixed with fentanyl, a drug 50 times stronger than heroin. Fentanyl-related deaths in California tripled between 2016-2017, showing an alarming trend of increased cutting use by local drug dealers.

    Alcohol Abuse in Santa Clarita

    From the years 2010-2014 in Los Angeles County, 2,916 death certificates listed an alcohol and other drugs-related cause of death each year, accounting for 5% of all deaths. Alcohol has become a major concern for the Santa Clarita area as increased alcohol use increases the chances of negative consequences for the community, including:

    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Emergency room visits
    • Crime
    • Hospitalizations
    • Deaths

    Los Angeles County youth are at particular risk for alcohol abuse as more and more high school age students are beginning to drink. Of a 2015 Lifetime Use of Selected Substances survey of public high school students, 53% identified as drinking at least once or more during their lifetimes. Youth alcohol abuse increases the chance of an individual developing a substance use disorder later on in life. The young adult age group of 18-25 has the highest rate of binge drinking for Santa Clarita, ranking at 34.4%.

    Heroin Abuse in Santa Clarita

    The Los Angeles County Medical Association estimates that hospitals in California treat one heroin or opioid overdose every 45 minutes. Although rates of prescription opioid abuse in Santa Clarita have actually been down, heroin use has been steadily rising.  In 2015, 9,392 Los Angeles County treatment admissions reported heroin as the primary drug of treatment. Treatment admissions for heroin have stayed high, with the primary age group of users being in the 26-44 age range. Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA) reported that law enforcement operations related to heroin increased during 2015 and have stayed constant through 2018.

    Both black tar heroin and Mexican brown heroin have become increasingly available in the area due to new trafficking trends, causing officials to fear an even bigger surge of heroin-related overdoses and death in the Los Angeles County region.

    Getting Treatment

    If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, know that you are not alone. Alcoholism and drug dependency can occur due to many complex reasons and can seem impossible to face; however, there are resources that can help. The Santa Clarita area is home to countless counseling groups and residential treatment facilities, and there are numerous more throughout the state of California. If you’re ready to end your battle with addiction, contact a dedicated treatment professional to learn about your options today.

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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.

      NameLocationPhone
      The Greater Hollywood Area of Narcotics Anonymous7377 Santa Monica Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90046
      323-850-1624
      Southern California Area 05 of Alcoholics AnonymousP.O. Box 481193 Los Angeles
      California 90048

      College Programs

      Counseling Services

      California Institute of the Arts

      CalArts provides to all registered students with counseling services throughout the school year. Only 12 individual counseling sessions per school year are allowed for the students. We have experience and skilled counsellors like Melissa Shepherd-Williams, MFT, and Marina Talley Chatterton, LCSW available for counselling. When longer-term therapy is indicated the counsellors can make referrals to outside professionals and agencies in addition. Workshops and information on a wide variety of issues are available to help coordinate student self-help groups by the counseling staff.

      24700 McBean Parkway
      Valencia, California 91355

      University Counseling Services (UCS)

      California State University-Northridge

      To fulfill your personal and professional dreams and experiencing the most at CSUN is the aim of University Counseling Services (UCS). The remarkable team of CSUN promises you ethical, respectful and professional care which includes psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, psychiatric residents
      and administrative staff. CSUN also provides high quality professional services to students and offers an innovative program specifically tailored to provide quick and useful tools to help our busy CSUN students.
      And a variety of free short term counseling services to students, including individual counseling, crisis intervention, group and workshops, and psychiatric consultation are provided by them. The students are enrolled into the RIO (Recognition, Insight, and Openness) workshop series after meeting with a counselor for the initial Intake appointment. Students have the opportunity to meet with their Intake counselor to review their experience in RIO at the completion of RIO and discuss goals and resources for their continued growth.

      18111 Nordhoff Street
      Northridge, CA 91330-8217

      Counseling Services

      Los Angeles Valley College

      To assisting our diverse student population with achieving their educational and career goals is mission of The Los Angeles Valley College Counseling Department. LAVC counselors are available to assist you whether the educational goal is to take one course, job training, earn a certificate, an associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution. The Counseling Department at Los Angeles Valley College is located in the Student Services Annex. It provides students with assistance in creating Student Educational Plans (SEP), selecting appropriate classes, exploring educational and career options, and identifying the skills and resources critical to student success.

      5800 Fulton Avenue
      Valley Glen, CA 91401

      Counseling Center

      Woodbury University

      Counseling Services’ mission is to encourage the well-being of all Woodbury University students. Their belief is that wellness and emotional health are bound to academic success. When students are mentally, socially and emotionally healthy, they are able to grasp, recognize and develop to their full potential and access their own unique creativity.

      7500 N Glenoaks Blvd
      Burbank, CA 91504

      Counseling and Psychological Services

      California Lutheran University

      The students often lose their way due to high pressure of exams and overdue assignments. The Counsellors and Psychologist are the best resources a student can have to reinvent themselves and find a purpose. They provide valuable insight to help the students find self-compassion.

      60 W Olsen Rd
      Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

      Drug and alcohol abuse prevention, education, and intervention activities

      West Coast Ultrasound Institute

      Alcohol and drug abuse policies and programs consistent with Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) are maintained by West Coast Ultrasound Institute. West Coast Ultrasound Institute is committed to internal implementation plans and procedures for ensuring effectiveness and to ensure consistency in enforcement, for both students and employees related to such policies and programs. The well-being of its students and employees is the goal of the West Coast Ultrasound Institute.

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

      UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

      University of California-Los Angeles

      Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a multidisciplinary student emotional well-being hub for the UCLA campus. CAPS support the academic and student advancement missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs. We’re here to help your psychological well-being needs as you seek after your academic objectives. Our services are intended to cultivate the improvement of sound prosperity essential for accomplishment in a complex global environment.

      221 Westwood Plaza
      Box 951556, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1556

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