Our sober living homes can help San Fernando Valley residents find recovery.
The San Fernando Valley, or just “The Valley,” is a medium-sized (approximately 260 square miles) urbanized area of Los Angeles County, California. Included within the boundaries of The San Fernando Valley are a large portion of the City of Los Angeles, Burbank, and San Fernando. The area is perhaps most well known as the home for film studios, including Warner Brothers Studios and Walk Disney Studios, and as the location of Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park.
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The median income in San Fernando Valley for 2019 remains higher than both the State of California overall (just under $32,000 in 2019) and Los Angeles County (just under $30,000 in 2019) at $58,000. The median income increased by over 9% between 2018 and 2019. Unfortunately, despite income increases, the poverty rate remains high at over 11%.
Like many cities that are part of a larger county population, the data about drug use and addiction in the San Fernando Valley are incorporated into Los Angeles County Statistics. According to a March 2019 report released by the County of Los Angeles Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, alcohol, and drug use pose significant challenges countywide. The report indicates nearly 6% of youth between the ages of 12 and 17 met the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder. An additional 18% of young adults (ages 18-25) and 7% of adults over the age of 26 also had a substance use disorder. Although these percentages may seem small, it is essential to consider the population of Los Angeles County.
In 2019, just over 10 million people lived in Los Angeles County. Of those, about 8.5 million are over the age of twelve, based on the most recent U.S census estimates. Considering the averages above and the approximate total population for the area, nearly 725,000 residents of Los Angeles County, met the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder.
Like other areas of Los Angeles County that border the Pacific, the San Fernando Valley is located along the Pacific Coast Highway (SR 1), which runs along most of California. At 656 miles long, the Pacific Coast Highway runs through major areas, including Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay, as it heads north. Additionally, the 405 freeway and several other highly traveled highways travel through or close to The Valley.
This proximity to so many highly traveled highways coupled with the city of Los Angeles being located within The Valley’s confines opens the area up to increasing poverty, drug trafficking, drug addiction, and the ongoing rise of the opioid epidemic present in every state. Drugs including Fentanyl and heroin are familiar sources of drug overdoses. Additionally, rates of prescription drug misuse and overdose continue to rise.
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Choosing a gender-specific sober living facility can help to remove many of the challenges you may face when new to recovery. Gender-specific sober living provides a safe and supported environment where you can interact with others who share similar struggles. In a men or women’s only environment, you can feel more comfortable expressing fears, worries, or problems you experience as you work to maintain sobriety. In a gender-specific environment, your peers can help you work through your struggles based on their shared experiences.
Also, treatment and ongoing support requirements are often different based on biological gender. For this reason, clients can often benefit more from a gender-specific environment both during and post-treatment. In a gender-specific home, you are more likely to participate in group conversations actively (therapy sessions), disclose feelings, and speak more openly than you might in a mixed-gender environment.
Choosing a gender-specific sober living environment also removes challenges related to romantic relationships. Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends abstaining from relationships with the other members of a treatment group or living environment because these relationships can lead to challenges in the treatment and recovery process. Romantic involvement with residents in a sober living environment can lead to relapse triggers and challenges to sobriety. A male-only environment provides a greater opportunity to accomplish your sobriety goals.
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A sober living environment encourages the development of strong peer relationships within the sober community. These relationships are often a vital part of maintaining lasting sobriety. It is not uncommon for people who are new to recovery to find it necessary to maintain distance from friends and family who may not share their outlook on substance use. Although restricting contact with these individuals can help reduce potential relapse opportunities, it also leads to loneliness and isolation, which are vital factors in relapse and worsening mental health symptoms. The peer support network gained from time in a sober.
There are many options when it comes to finding treatment for substance use disorders in college students, but The Nook may be your best option.
The Nook has two gender-specific sober living facilities located in Los Angeles, CA. Our housing is designed to help college students and professionals continue working and going to school while getting sober. Our facility is for people that can’t put their lives on hold while in recovery.
Our facility also has affiliated drug treatment programs. These programs begin with a thorough examination. They assess each person’s mental and physical health to determine the underlying cause of addiction. Then we apply science-based treatment, that may include a combination of DBT, CBT, trauma-focused and alternative therapies to help our clients achieve overall wellness. The mission is to find healthy coping mechanisms that replace the urge to use drugs and alcohol.
The Nook staff provides ongoing support that encourages clients to stay sober after graduating from the program. Our Aftercare and & Alumni services include online meetings and in-person events give our clients the strength they need to resist the urge to abuse drugs.
If you or a loved one is dealing with drug addiction or alcohol abuse and alcoholism, do not hesitate to reach out to The Nook today. We will tell you exactly what to expect from our sober living home and affiliated rehab programs. We will give you the tools you need to find wellness while continuing to pursue your professional goals.