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Mojave, CA is a small city in the Antelope Valley area of Kern County in the southwestern part of the Mojave Desert. It is 50 miles east of Bakersfield and had a population of 4,238 in 2010, according to the U.S. Census. It was founded in 1876 as a construction camp for railroad workers and later was the headquarters for the building of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

Mojave has a rich aerospace tradition and history. The airport was once a U.S. Marine air base and it is located near Edwards Air Force Base as well as the Palmdale Regional Airport and the Naval Air Weapons Station. Mojave was home to the first aircraft to fly around the world non-stop -- the Rutan Voyager. The airport was the first inland spaceport in the U.S. and the location of the first private spaceflight in 2004. Patients seeking help for drugs or alcohol in a remote, arid area with an aerospace tradition will enjoy the serenity and desert climate of Mojave.

Airport information

Mojave's closest major airport is the small Inyokern Airport located 50 miles from the Mojave city center. However, Los Angeles International Airport is located about 95 miles from Mojave and provides a larger variety of flight options for those traveling or relocating from longer distances away.


Mojave has a classic desert climate with very hot summers and cool winters. The average July temperatures reach nearly 100 degrees with summer lows around 70. Average winter temperatures in January have highs around 57 and lows around 34. The annual rainfall in Mojave averages about 6 inches.

Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Centers

A number of rehab facilities serve the Mojave area. Action Family Counseling of Tehachapi offers a residential treatment program for adults and adolescents for drug, alcohol and mental health issues. The residential setting fosters abstinence and stabilization in the serene desert environment of Mojave. The Optimum Performance Institute serves young adults ages 17 to 28 and is committed to treating the whole person, not just the diagnosis. Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, mental health issues and/or co-occurring disorders are assisted here.
The Sovereign Health Treatment Facility of San Clemente treats addiction and mental health issues using cognitive testing, individual and group therapy sessions and other modalities. A simpler and more relaxed lifestyle is available to those who choose to stay and settle down in Mojave following treatment.


The desert town of Mojave has a number of budget-friendly lodging options, including the highly-rated Desert Inn, the Best Western Desert Winds, a Days Inn, Best Motel, Americas Best Value Inn, and the Motel 6 Mojave. With so many affordable hotels, those seeking treatment as well as their guests can conveniently get a feel for the area and decide if a move to Mojave is right for them.

Employment Opportunities

After recovery, a new career in the aviation industry could be an option for you in the Mojave area. Mojave is a center of aviation and space travel due to its proximity to Edwards Air Force Base and the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake. The airport was once a U.S. Marine air base, and it is home to persons employed with Edwards Air Force Base, the Palmdale Regional Airport and the Naval Air Weapons Station. Mojave hosts national air races and is now home to numerous aerospace businesses and institutions; among these are the civilian National Test Pilot School and the Scaled Composites company. Mojave is also home to a Transportation Museum.

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    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Addiction treatment for women
    • Addiction treatment for men
    • Outpatient counseling treatment
    • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment

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