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Combining the areas both west and east of the 405 puts just over 52,000 people living in the roughly 4 square miles that is West Los Angeles. The region sits within the far larger county of Los Angeles County. The median income for the area was lower than some of the surrounding communities at $86,000. Fox Broadcasting studios and The Village Recording Studio maintain operations in West Los Angeles.
West Los Angeles is just outside of the city of Los Angeles. Like many smaller suburbs of major metropolitan areas, the data about drug use and addiction in West Los Angeles is 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.
West Los Angeles is located along the 405 and within miles of the Pacific Coast Highway (S.R. 1), which runs north to south along most of the California coast. At 656 miles long, the Pacific Coast Highway runs through major areas, including Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay, as it heads north. This proximity to such a highly traveled roadway opens West Los Angeles up to many of the everyday struggles experienced within the confines of a metropolitan city, including poverty, drug trafficking, drug addiction, and the ongoing rise of the opioid epidemic that is present in every state. Drugs including Fentanyl and heroin are common sources of drug overdoses. Additionally, rates of prescription drug misuse and overdose continue to rise. Between 2006 and 2017, the number of deaths attributed to prescription opioids rose by almost 300%.
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Although there are several hundred sober living homes in Los Angeles County, it is important to note they are not all the same. Unlike many other states, the state of California provides minimal regulation surrounding licensing and operating a sober living home. Therefore, almost anyone can obtain a license to run a sober living home without needing a background in medicine, mental health, or addiction treatment. That said, several things are important to look for when choosing a West LA Sober Living Home.
Regardless of the level of care (inpatient or outpatient), most addiction treatment programs encourage alumni to spend time in a sober living community before returning home. The weeks or months spent in a sober living environment provide addicts new to recovery the opportunity to practice and reinforce coping and relapse prevention skills learned during therapy. These skills are a vital part of avoiding relapse, which is, unfortunately, widespread among recovering addicts. Recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates as many as 60% of newly sober people will experience at least one incidence of relapse as they recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The services provided at a sober living home can help avoid this.
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Relapse prevention is one of the reasons it is vital to choose a sober living home like The Nook, where the onsite staff is trained professionals who understand the challenge faced by recovering addicts. When selecting a sober living home, look for one where staff is trained and certified. The home should also willingly and openly participate in regulatory inspections.
Another important element to look for in a West LA Sober Living home is safety and security. You should feel safe and comfortable while you are there, much like you would at home.
Also, look for a West LA Sober Living home that requires abstinence or regular testing. After working hard to overcome addiction and learn the skills needed for lasting sobriety, it is vital to immerse yourself in an environment that supports your newly sober, healthy lifestyle. An environment where sobriety is not required will not help you achieve your goals and could increase your chances of relapse.
If you live in West LA or are about to complete an addiction treatment program in Los Angeles, consider sober living in West LA as a transition step on your ongoing sobriety journey. Spending time in a sober living home can provide the opportunity to practice and reinforce vital relapse prevention skills that can ensure lasting recovery. If you would like to learn more about our sober living homes and how our caring and compassionate team can help you stay on the road to lasting recovery, contact us at The Nook Sober Living today. Want to know more about what sober living looks like? Click here to view our virtual tour.