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Pacoima is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, making it a welcoming area full of local history. The area has a population of just over 100,000 people and offers close proximity to Los Angeles. Patients investigating the best places for them to go through rehab should consider a number of different factors about the Pacoima area to help them see how well the area would meet their personal preferences and needs. When a patient's environment is relaxing for them and conducive to recovery, they will have greater chances of success. Here are some criteria that patients and their loved ones should consider.

Getting there

Patients should know where the nearest airport is so they and their loved ones can easily visit and leave the city. The nearest airport is the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, which is 8 miles from Pacoima. This airport offers domestic flights. The Los Angeles International Airport is just 31 miles from the city and offers domestic and international flights.

Staying in the area

When a patient travels outside their home city for rehab treatment, both they and their loved ones will need lodging, especially before and after the treatment program. Pacoima offers several hotels and motels in the area. Americas Best Value Inn, the Motel 6 Westminster North, and the Good Nite Inn all offer rooms beginning between $50-60 per night. Those looking for a few more accommodations may appreciate The Queen Mary, where rooms start at just over $100 per night. The Shore Hotel offers even more, with rooms starting around $280 per night.

The climate

The environment can impact a patient's mood and outlook, depending upon how well it matches the patient's personality, making it an important factor to consider. The summers in Pacoima tend to be warm, with average highs in the mid to upper 80's. The winters are often mild, with highs in the mid to upper 60's. The vast majority of the area's precipitation will fall between December and March, with June through September seeing almost no rain at all.

Job opportunities

When patients finish their rehab treatment, it is important for them to find meaningful employment to help them reintegrate with society and find stability. Positions in the area include blue collar jobs such as dock workers and warehouse operators are common. There are also teaching positions, customer service jobs, retail, and sales positions.

Rehab options

In addition to finding the right location, it is important for patients to find the right rehab program that will be match their needs to increase their chances for success. Via Avanta Residential Center offers women help with substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and poverty. Children under 6 can stay with their mothers. The program focuses around building interpersonal and life skills. It uses 12 step programs, addiction counseling, and support groups as well as psychiatric care for adults and children, medical care, parenting classes, and more to help women take back control over their lives.

The Que Paso Group is another Pacoima based rehab center. This center offers group therapy as well as individual therapy, residential treatment, and drug detox.

Patients making the decision to enter rehab have the opportunity to change their lives for the better. Those considering Pacoima should carefully consider the above factors to see if this area would be right for them.

  • Atlantic Recovery Services Pacoima School
    • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
    • Outpatient counseling treatment
    • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
  • Didi Hirsch CMHC Via Avanta Program
    • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
    • Addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women
    • Addiction treatment for women
    • Residential beds for clients' children
    • Court ordered addiction treatment
    • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)

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