The Tarzana Treatment Center draws 85% of its $45 million budget from tax dollars. Many San Fernando Valley dwellers find themselves at Tarzana because it’s one of the few treatment centers their insurance plan will cover, while others wind up there through the criminal justice system.
Accommodations and Food
Tarzana Treatment Center boasts some quality resources for those in need. There are nine Tarzana Treatment Center facilities across Los Angeles County, but the inpatient substance abuse treatment takes place at the 314-bed flagship center in Tarzana. There are usually multiple single beds per room. The cafeteria serves standard American cuisine.
Treatment and Staff
Tarzana’s treatment philosophy is aligned with current industry standards, promising treatment plans that address co-occurring disorders concurrently with addiction. Detox is overseen by a medical team led by Dr. Duane Carmalt, and patients build relationships with their primary counselors right from the first day of detox. Unlike at many upscale centers, methadone is acceptable while in residence at Tarzana. The rest of treatment involves the usual components: individual counseling, process groups, lectures, relapse prevention, family involvement and an introduction to 12-step programs. Incorporating spirituality into long-term recovery is encouraged but not heavily stressed.
With the depth of its medical staff, Tarzana is well equipped to treat HIV-positive patients. There are also specific program tracks for teens and young adults as well as a special “Women and Children” program. Through this service, which is offered at the Lancaster and Long Beach locations as well as the Tarzana facility, women can bring children age five and under with them and take advantage of an on-site nursery co-op.
Tarzana does not skimp on its staff. Full-time physicians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, MFTs, addiction counselors and recreational therapists and dieticians all report for duty.
Yoga and meditation are built into the program, and there is an activity room and an outdoor basketball court.
Tarzana Treatment Center fills an important niche in Los Angeles rehab scene. It accepts Medicaid, private insurance, military insurance or funding through the Access to Recovery program. For the uninsured that are still out there, self-pay is also available on a sliding scale.
Tarzana Treatment Center Location
18646 Oxnard Blvd
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tarzana Treatment Center Cost
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