Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Abuse

We offer a safe, individualized treatment approach for clients during their stay here in Lancaster, California. We never judge anyone and always welcome everyone into our treatment program.
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Design for Change

California Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

At our premier Los Angeles County drug rehab and detox facility, we provide high-quality addiction treatment carefully designed to meet your specific needs. We offer a well-appointed and distraction-free treatment facility, where you can focus entirely on your addiction recovery.

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Sub-acute Detox

We provide 24/7 clinical supervision during our detox program.

Privacy and Confidentiality

We comply with all HIPAA and privacy laws for your protection.

Co-Occurring Disorder Care

We treat the whole person with integrated care for addiction and mental health disorders.

Post-Treatment Support

We help you create a tailored aftercare plan for long-term sobriety.

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Insurance Options

We accept most major insurance providers, including those shown here.

Do you have questions about insurance or payment? As you seek help for yourself or a loved one, you may have questions along the way. Our experts can help you find the best fit for your specific needs.

Have questions? Call (855) 997-1372

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Our Programs

We Offer Flexible Treatment Programs

We understand that addiction treatment isn’t one-size-fits-all. We’ll help you create a treatment plan that works best for you. We take pride in helping addicts and their families transition away from addiction towards a healthier, happier way of life.


Staging an intervention can be a great way to get a loved one to accept that they have an addiction and agree to attend rehab.


Our clinically assisted detox can reduce withdrawal symptoms and ensure safety during this stage in your recovery.


Our program provides an array of benefits, including 24-hour clinical care, emotional support, and freedom from outside triggers.


Our outpatient program offers you the freedom to continue working and caring for your family while in recovery.

What we do matters!

Client Testimonials

What better way to demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment program at Design for Change than to offer the testimonials of our former clients.  These individuals have overcome one of life’s biggest challenges and are proud to share their success stories with you.

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  • Avatar Kathleen Rodriguez ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I attended a three day workshop that was a very empowering experience. I went to learn about addiction and I left with a ton … More of knowledge which gave me an incredible amount of peace. The group was a diverse group of people with one thing in common, ADDICTION. The staff was very caring & professional. I would highly recommend Design for Change if you are seeking a remarkable recovery program. You won't be disappointed. "God Speed"
  • Avatar kennia agaton Ojeda ★★★★★ in the last week
    I will forever remain grateful for this Facility, the counselors there are very knowledgeable and professional, the staff makes … More you feel welcomed, and the fellowship that comes along with recovery here is unmatched. My original plan was to come here for 5 days to get detoxed and then go home but I stayed and completed the program and could not feel more confident in my recovery, the Counselors Adam and Tiffani specifically worked with me, made me feel comfortable and helped me create a more solid foundation for my recovery. If you’re contemplating asking for help do not hesitate to reach out to DFC, they can help save your life! They sure did for me
  • Avatar John French ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Outstanding Facility. The homes are clean and comfortable with a top-notch counseling staff that strives for excellence in client … More care daily. Clients are provided delicious, well-balanced meals. Most importantly, clients receive the most up-to-date individual and group counseling services designed to address the root issues that are being self-medicated. Individual therapy is also available. DFC takes a holistic approach to wellness, providing access to yoga, the gym as well as art and music therapies. The program owner, Joseph Hunter, has built a program that has a proven track record of success in the treatment of addiction and has decades of experience in the field. I highly recommend this program.

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Your Journey Towards Recovery Starts

In Just A Few Minutes

Feel free to call us toll-free at 1-855-997-1372 and speak with a certified addiction specialist if you have any questions about our personal approach to addiction recovery.

Step 1:

Make the call

Making the decision to seek treatment for addiction is a big step toward a new life. Now that you are ready to begin, contact our addiction counselors today to begin your journey.  We will help you choose a program that is right for your unique situation.

Step 2:

Take an assessment

When you contact Design for Change, our counselors will conduct a confidential assessment to determine the best treatment approach for your needs.  You will have an opportunity to take part in choosing some of the program options that you prefer.

Step 3:

Verify Insurance

You don’t want to arrive at the facility only to learn that your insurance doesn’t cover some of the treatment or none at all.  We will help you verify your insurance benefits and discuss any other financial arrangements if needed.

Questions clients ask

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that choosing an addiction treatment program can be a daunting task.  During the admissions process, you will have many questions about the program, the staff, what to expect in detox, and many more.  Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that could be helpful in making a decision:

What kind of insurance policies do we accept?

At Design for Change, we take most major insurance company policies. Design for Change takes both in and out of network policies, so whether you have a PPO or an HMO insurance provider, you will likely be covered. To find out if your insurance is accepted at Design for Change, call for a free consultation with our admission team.

How long will my insurance cover treatment?

Insurance companies authorize coverage based upon an individual’s “clinical necessity,” determined by their physical and emotional condition, in conjunction with their treatment progress. Our Utilization Review Specialists will assess the client’s information regarding their past or current experiences with drugs and alcohol, emotional health, physical health, and current clinical, emotional, physical, material, familial, legal, and relational circumstances. All of this information will be used to coordinate care with your insurance company’s Care Management Advocate. Design for Change works closely with your insurance to provide you with the appropriate intensity and treatment duration using evidence-based practices.

How much will I have to pay for addiction treatment?

At Design for Change, we believe in providing all of the available information about insurance, private pay, and financial responsibilities up front, eliminating any confusion or misunderstanding about the cost of attending treatment with Design for Change. Our admissions team is available 24/7 to work with your insurance company and give you a quote for out-of-pocket costs (if any!). Each insurance company and policy is different, which is why our dedicated insurance team is available to help you find out what coverage you have for yourself or a loved one.

What does “clinical necessity” mean?

Medical necessity is a term that insurance companies use to determine a client’s eligibility for treatment. If treatment is clinically necessary, the insurance company will often provide the needed coverage to attend treatment. It is the job of our (intake/insurance/admissions) specialists to provide ample evidence of clinical necessity and advocate for our clients to help our clients receive the treatment that they need.

I don’t know my insurance ID number.

Our admission team is very diligent about locating policies with limited information. If you’re missing information, or even if you’re not sure if you have an active policy, we will gather alternative information from you to help locate your policy and provide the answers you need to help place you in treatment.

What type of therapy is offered?

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Does insurance cover drug and alcohol detox?

Detox is a vital part of the treatment and recovery process, being the first stage of rehabilitation and the process through which our clients become physically stabilized. Our clients are often fearful that they must go through an extremely uncomfortable detox before entering residential treatment if they are to attend treatment. At Design for Change, we will be working as a team with your insurance company to acquire information about coverage for all levels of care, including detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient. We will gather all such information before admitting a client; in this way, we’re able to provide information about the recovery process from start to finish – from detox to outpatient – before a client steps through our doors. Detox is most likely a covered benefit – and we will work hard to find a detox facility that takes your insurance or even utilize a sub-acute protocol on-site at our facility if your insurance permits!

Will my insurance company cover my treatment.

Major insurance companies are well equipped to help clients seek resources for substance abuse treatment out of their local city or state. Our admissions specialists will be sure that during running your benefits and working with your insurance company to get you the help you need, they inquire about available facilities outside of your local area. Sometimes, it’s best to seek treatment outside of your local area, thus eliminating the temptation of leaving the treatment on a whim.

Will my insurance pay for treatment?

Each insurance company and individual policy is different. However, Design for Change accepts plans from most major PPO and HMO insurance providers. First, our admission team will complete an initial assessment with you or your loved one over the phone, a process utilized to gather as much information as possible to advocate for you or your loved one to your insurance company. Second, we will call your insurance company to obtain your benefits as they relate to substance abuse. Our team will work closely with your insurance company to receive all of the necessary information needed to know if you will have any financial responsibility and exactly how much that would be. This information will allow our admission team to begin the process of customizing a treatment plan for you or your loved one that meets your financial position appropriately. At Design for Change, we believe in providing our clients with all of the facts, and working with each client to find a solution all parties can agree will be the most beneficial.

Do I have to tell my employer I’m attending rehab?

No! At Design for Change, your privacy is our priority. Federal law and HIPAA regulations have made it possible for individuals to seek treatment without concern of their private information being released to their employer, friends, family, or any agency without specified written consent signed by the client. Additionally, Employee Assistance programs (EAP) are widely available through most employers, offering an added layer of security to the process of attending treatment. EAP programs are designed to allow employees the ability to seek help without fear of losing your job, taking time off to attend treatment, or being treated differently because of the decision to attend treatment.

Does the Design for Change offer scholarship programs?

Design for Change does not offer in-house employment opportunities to clients to alleviate financial responsibility or out-of-pocket costs. Design for Change does offer scholarship programs to individuals who have insurance policies with partial coverage. Contact our admissions team at 855-997-1372 to determine if your insurance policy makes you eligible for one of our scholarships!

Does Design for Change take State Funded Insurance?

Unfortunately, Design for Change doesn’t have a contract with any State Funded Insurance. If you seek an alcohol and drug rehab that really works, please call us about rehab insurance coverage.

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Speak with a recovery advisor.

You don’t have to do any of this alone.  One of our treatment advisors is always available to talk with you.  If you have questions or even if you just need someone to listen, we are happy to be of service in any way possible.  Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us anytime day or night.