Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment
Design for Change in Lancaster, CA

At Design for Change Recovery, 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 program.

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Inpatient Drug Rehab and Outpatient Programs in California

We have designed a setting and treatment program to help you achieve your dream of living drug-free. You will reside in our well-appointed and distraction-free facility where you can focus entirely on your recovery.

Through regular counseling sessions, you will process the past and address the issues that have complicated your previous periods of sobriety. Our therapists are thorough and compassionate.

You will also participate in group counseling, support groups, workshops, and other therapeutic activities. The process will empower you with constructive responses to life’s challenges as you re-integrate into your professional life after drug or alcohol addiction treatment.

I was at the end of my rope before entering treatment at Design for Change. While there I was offered the tools and environment necessary to change my life. The skills I was taught and developed carried on with me and I still use to this the day. Design for Change provided me with everything I needed to become the happy and sober person I am today.

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We offer the entire continuum of treatment – from detox to outpatient drug rehab programs. You will be with the same clinical team throughout the process. We will adjust your clinical program based on your progress and any challenges you face.

A Treatment Center That Works

Drug abuse and alcoholism are destructive and deadly, often leaving families broken and tearing apart lives. At this point, it seems there is almost nothing else left. But, there is a solution. Suppose you are looking for long-term recovery and happiness. In that case, we are so glad you found our Lancaster alcohol rehab center. Call us today at 855-997-1372 to get started.

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Our family care counselors have conducted thousands of interventions and are highly qualified. Each of our four interventionists has their own unique style of intervention, so when one is needed, we will evaluate your situation and pair you with someone who will blend the best with your needs.

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The first step in our admissions process is to call us at 855-997-1372. One of our qualified addiction counselors is available 24/7 to speak with you. Your call is completely confidential. We are here for the sole purpose of offering our treatment services to you or a loved one struggling with addiction. Here are some frequently asked questions about rehab.

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Detox & Stabilization

Our detox program begins with a comprehensive evaluation. We evaluate your drug use history to create a custom detoxification plan for you. This step serves to assure that the detox process is as comfortable as possible.

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Inpatient Rehab Program

Our gender-specific residential rehab program in Lancaster, CA, is a 12-step based treatment program that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and holistic treatment into the treatment plan.

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Outpatient Therapy

During our California outpatient drug rehab program, Lancaster clients can receive treatment 6 hours a day, five to seven days a week. Clients are educated about addiction, engage in therapeutic processes, and form connections with other outpatient clients.

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At Design for Change Recovery, we take pride in providing a comprehensive selection of addiction recovery programs. Utilizing various treatment options, we help addicts and their families transition away from addiction to drugs and alcohol towards a healthier, happier way of life.

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Residential Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Our comprehensive drug addiction rehab in Lancaster, CA, offers the entire continuum of addiction treatment, detox through long-term rehab, and outpatient treatment.

Located in beautiful Southern California, our affordable drug rehab offers the ideal environment for beginning the addiction recovery process. Our individualized care provides a holistic approach to treatment, harnessing the 12-step programs, and evidence-based practices that boast continued high success rates. Note that we also offer “non 12 steps” alternatives.

When clients enter our Lancaster alcohol rehab, they can enjoy unparalleled peace of mind. Our programs focus on more than just dealing with addiction’s physical aspects, but are designed as comprehensive individual wellness solutions that target both the mind and body.

Design for Change has helped return my sister to our family. There was a long period of time where she was physically around but mentally she was very absent. Without this program, I’m not sure any other one would have been able to bring her back from the darkness she was enveloped in. I was lucky enough to actually get to see this facility and meet the owner, Joe who has changed my sister’s life.

We understand the difficulty of finding a drug rehab in California that is both affordable and effective. We pride ourselves in providing one-on-one care that allows us to focus on addiction’s underlying problem, not just its symptoms. Our clients leave our comprehensive care feeling confident, at peace, and able to engage wholly in the world around them.

Drug and Alcohol Detox

Detoxification (commonly shortened to detox) is the preliminary stage of addiction treatment. It primarily consists of a medical process that eradicates or neutralizes all the toxins in the body. Excruciating bouts of withdrawal typically follow detoxification. Withdrawal symptoms are quite dangerous and have occasionally resulted in fatalities. Therefore, detoxification must be handled by a certified medical professional.

Quitting drugs or alcohol suddenly without a medical professional’s help is generally discouraged, and with good reason; this has been known to have a debilitating effect on addicts. Detoxification, though, is beneficial as it significantly reduces the impact of drug withdrawal. Addiction recovery professionals do not have a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to detoxification. Typically, detox’s amount and duration will significantly depend on how long you have been addicted and the particular substance you are hooked on.

Other factors that have a significant bearing on detoxification include your body’s unique genetic makeup, the number of drugs or alcohol you consume, and the method used when ingesting the drug. It is not unusual for a detoxification program to extend to weeks and even months, depending on the severity of the addiction.

Thankfully, our medical personnel has the required knowledge, skills, and experience to purge your body of these harmful toxins. However, it is essential to note that detoxification is just the first step on your journey towards recovery. It is hard enough and must be followed up by intense counseling and rehabilitation.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

The intensity and duration of an alcoholism treatment program are dependent on the user’s drug history and dynamics, like his unique genetic and biological makeup. Affordable rehab centers help cope with intensive, sustained, and prolonged drug and alcohol use. It provides drug counseling and medical means to ensure that patients get their lives back in control after treatment. By the end of their inpatient residency, they should be able to reintegrate themselves into society and live meaningful, productive lives.

Inpatient rehabilitation centers are a critical stage in the recovery process for many addicts of potent substances like heroin, cocaine, and increasingly, painkillers and pills. Such patients are at the constant risk of relapsing and falling back into their former habits. They may also suffer the harmful drawback of withdrawal and the subsequent complications it might cause. All these contributing factors make inpatient treatment a necessity.

The benefits include the round the clock presence of medical personnel and counselors tasked with closely monitoring your wellbeing. Should an emergency arise from withdrawal, then you can rest assured that you are in the best of hands. Group therapy and individual sessions with a trained therapist are also common strategies that impatient facilities employ to get the patient to rethink his earlier lifestyle. We recognize the value of such interventions and have developed them to meet and surpass the best facilities out there.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient facilities for addiction recovery are the right choice for those with mild addiction issues. It is a light, less-intensive form of rehabilitation that does not require any residency. One of the main benefits of this program is its flexibility. It allows you to continue with life as usual. The implication is that you can fulfill career obligations and have a healthy family life and pursue addiction treatment at the same time. We realize that this option is not suitable for just about anyone. After considering your drug history and other critical metrics, our counselors will determine if outpatient rehabilitation is the best fit for you.

In severe addiction cases to hardcore drugs like heroin and methamphetamines, an intensive outpatient program is hardly an option. The treatment usually involves intense withdrawal symptoms and strong relapsing chances, necessitating inpatient residency at a rehabilitation center.

If, however, you are in the early stages of addiction to a milder drug or alcohol, a counselor might prescribe this form of rehabilitation. Although the patient is allowed to go about his usual activities like normal, he is expected to check in to rehab each week for the counseling sessions and medication.

Family Therapy Programs

The sad reality of alcohol and substance addiction is that its effect goes beyond the individual. Aside from yourself, the other likely casualties of your drug use are, unfortunately, your family. Drug abuse has a habit of eating into family finances, leaving you and your family destitute.

Besides, the devastating effect of drugs and alcohol on your body means that you aren’t in the fittest physical shape or mental health, making employment quite tricky. It’s no wonder that most families never survive a loved one’s drug use, with breakups being the inevitable consequence. That said, we recognize the value of family programs for addiction to assist the entire family heal and get past that unfortunate bump on the road. We realize that the family unit is the first source of support and encouragement for the recovering addict, a fact that makes these programs all the more critical. Simply put, the entire family is gravely impacted by an addict’s lifestyle and needs time and counseling to get past it.

Often most families don’t address a loved one’s addiction in time to get appropriate treatment. The lack of timely intervention could well be as a result of being at a loss themselves. Eventually, things tend to get out of hand, leaving families broken.

Holistic Addiction Treatment

Holistic drug rehabilitation is fast emerging as a viable alternative to traditional treatment that relies on medicine. It consists of making a few conscious changes to your lifestyle. These nonmedical approaches are used in conjunction with other medicinal methods to form a strategy that encompasses all techniques.

Healthy eating habits that emphasize a balanced diet and regular exercise have helped addicts recover from their addictions quite effectively. Unlike other treatment options, holistic programs favor the individual’s entire wellbeing, starting with his physical body mindset. Standard methods and means in holistic treatment centers include acupuncture, meditation, spiritual therapy, creative projects like drawing or painting, an exercise in the outdoors, yoga, and even massage.

Long Term Addiction Treatment

For long-term alcohol abuse and substance users, the treatment program may necessitate significantly longer stays in an addiction recovery program. This is usually for periods of not less than ninety days, as recommended by experts on addiction recovery. Statistics show that the chances of recovering are raised significantly with the more days you spend in rehab.

A stay at a long-term drug rehabilitation center may extend to about six months should the need arise. Long-term rehabilitation centers deal specifically with the problems of longtime drug users who would otherwise struggle to recover under any other program. They offer a multifaceted approach to the situation, ensuring that patients receive in-house rehabilitation and have enough time and support to recover sufficiently from their harmful habits.

If you have attempted other less intensive programs with not much success, you can be sure that our facility and our dedicated staff will see that you get the assistance you are seeking. It is essential to note that a long-term stay in a facility isn’t always the best way to face your troubles. Our dedicated personnel will see to it that all viable options are explored, after which they will recommend a workable solution. However, if you have been a longtime user of substances like meth, heroin, cocaine, Oxycontin, and alcohol, your counselor will likely recommend a long-term solution.

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Program Outline

We take pride in providing a comprehensive selection of addiction recovery programs. Utilizing various treatment options, we help addicts and their families transition away from addiction towards a healthier, happier way of life.

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Treatment Options

Design for Change Recovery Services is proud to provide substance abuse treatment in Lancaster, California that treats every patient with care, compassion, and understanding. We welcome every person into our carefree from judgment.

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Admissions Process

The first step in our Lancaster, California rehab admissions process is to call. Your call is completely confidential. We are here for the sole purpose of offering our treatment services to you or a loved one struggling with addiction.

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Design for Change

1066 E Ave. J, Lancaster, California 93535

Now Offering: Virtual (Remote) Counseling & Outpatient Services

Addiction does not take time off during a crisis. We continue our mission to provide caring and effective addiction counseling during this period of social distancing.

We accept new clients (and continuing our treatment of existing outpatient clients) through remote Telehealth meetings. This way, we can continue ‘face to face’ treatment while observing social distancing. We utilize Zoom software to facilitate these meetings.

Our virtual processes can include:

  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Intakes & Assessments
  • Psychiatric & health evaluations
  • Family members session
  • Case Management

‘In-Person Treatment’ Continues: We are also still providing ‘in-person’ detox and residential treatment and have implemented new protocols to respond to the threat of COVID-19 (read more)

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