Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions About Nexus Recovery Services and Addiction Treatment
When looking for a drug and alcohol treatment program for yourself or your loved one it is important to get all the facts.
While we encourage all those seeking treatment to give us a call so that we can speak specifically with them about their individual situation, below we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the Nexus Recovery Program and addiction treatment in general. Again, if your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to give us a call, and one of our admissions counselors would me more than happy to assist you. The call is 100% confidential and free.
1. How do you know if you or a loved one needs treatment for substance abuse?
More than likely, if you are researching treatment centers it is likely it may be time to seek some outside help. We are here for that. Please feel free to give us a call anytime at 310-881-9151. The call is free and confidential and together we can determine what the best next step is for you.
Now, identifying if a loved one needs help with substance abuse can be difficult. The physical signs of drug abuse can vary from drug to drug. For example, some drugs like stimulants may make someone have more energy than usual, they may eat less, and their sleep schedule may change. For opiates, they may have pinpoint pupils, be more lethargic, and fall asleep throughout the day. Alcohol abuse can be in the form of around the clock drinking or binge drinking. The key to determining whether or not someone needs treatment can often come in the form of behavioral signs. Are they not progressing in their lives, school, or careers? Are they lying more? Are they unable to save money? Do they miss things they say they will be at and then come up with an excuse? These are just a few of the signs that someone who is struggling with substance abuse or addiction may experience.
The best way to determine if your loved one needs treatment is to give us a call at 310-881-9151. The call is free and confidential and our recovery advisors can help you determine if and what level of care will be needed for you or a loved one.
These posts can also be helpful in spotting the signs that you or a loved one may need some help:
- 10 Signs It May Be Time to Go to Rehab
- Signs of Drug Abuse
- Signs Your Loved One is a High-Functioning Alcoholic
- Am I an Alcoholic? 5 Signs That You’re Drinking Too Much
- Signs of Marijuana Addiction
- Signs Your Loved One May be Addicted to Marijuana
- Teen Drug Abuse: What are The Signs?
- 7 Non-Physical Signs A Loved One Is Addicted to Heroin
Treatment centers like Nexus focus on healing the underlying causes of addiction, treating co-occurring mental health disorders that may be triggering or exacerbating your drug use and abuse, and utilizing clinical modalities to help you learn new and healthy ways to cope with life now that you are sober. Clinical professionals who specialize in those struggling with substance abuse and addiction are here to help you be successful.
If you are referring to different treatment philosophies, the number of types of programs is endless. Some place more emphasis on DBT or Experiential therapies. Some provide gender-specific or age-specific care. One thing that we highly recommend is that you find a program that is licensed and that offers dual-diagnosis care. Those who struggle with substance abuse often have co-occurring mental health disorders whether they are diagnosed or not. To treat one without treating the other is not as effective as treating both simultaneously. To learn more about the treatment programs we offer her at Nexus and to determine if we are the right fit for you or your loved one, please feel free to give us a call at 310-881-9151.
Questions About Nexus Recovery Services
1. What is a typical day like?
For those in our highest level of outpatient care, partial hospitalization programming (PHP), the day goes from 10:00 am to 4:30pm, for those in Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP) the day is either from 10:00am to 1pm for men or 1:30pm to 4:30pm for women. The number of days someone is in IOP is also determined based on their unique needs. For those in outpatient programming (OP), the dates and times are more flexible.
During the time someone is here they are attending a variety of group therapies, participating in individual therapy 1-2 times per week, receiving drug and alcohol counseling, life skills and vocational training when needed, psychiatric coordination when applicable, and more. We offer experiential as well as more traditional therapies. Yoga, nutrition, and breathworks are just a few of the experiential therapies we offer here on a weekly basis. Click here to view sample schedules and see an example of what a week may look like in the different levels of care we offer. Please note however, that Nexus is always willing to do what it can to accommodate its client’s needs.
Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are also offering IOP services via telehealth for those that qualify. To learn more about our offerings during COVID-19, please give us a call at 310-881-9151.
Please give us a call at 310-881-9151 to speak with one of our admissions counselors to begin the process and ask any and all questions you may have.
3 What is the average length of stay or how long does someone stay in treatment at Nexus?
4 What is the average age of your clients?
5 Do you have a track that’s specific for marijuana addiction? Meth addiction? etc.
6 How many days a week will I be attending treatment?
7 Do you provide housing while I am in treatment?
As an outpatient treatment center Nexus does not provide housing; however, there are a number of local sober livings we often refer clients to whom we feel provide a safe, structured, and supportive environment.
8 Do I have to attend detox before attending your program?
9 How do I know if I am a good fit for your program?
10 Do you also treat co-occurring mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder etc.?
As a dual-diagnosis program, Nexus treats both substance abuse and any diagnosed or undiagnosed co-occurring mental health disorders simultaneously.
We believe you cannot successfully treat one without treating the other. Our highly trained and experienced clinical team, who have a collectively diverse background, are well-equipped to handle any co-occurring disorders. Our Medical Director is double-board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine and is available, when needed, to help ensure our clients get the help they need.
11 What types of programs do you offer?
12 What is the cost of treatment at Nexus?
As someone progresses through our program, the cost adjusts based on their individual needs. To get a quote on what the cost of treatment will be for you or your loved one, please give us a call at 310-881-9151 and our team will help answer this and all other questions you have about the costs associated with our program.
13 Can I use insurance to help cover the cost of treatment at Nexus?
14 Does my family have to be involved?
While we highly encourage either family of choice or family of origin to be involved in the treatment process, it is not required that they are involved. We do offer Family Intensive workshops every 6 weeks. It will be up to you and your treatment team to determine if your family and you should attend.
15 What is your success rate?
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, research indicates that most people who complete substance abuse treatment will reach their recovery goals, as long as they continue to take part in activities that support a sober lifestyle such as sober activities, counseling, 12-step meetings, etc. after they leave treatment. Statistics from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that in 2006, nearly half of individuals who were admitted to drug or alcohol rehab completed their program. But success in long-term recovery isn’t just about graduating from rehab or staying sober for a certain number of days. It’s about creating a new life that supports the health of the mind, body, and spirit.
16 How do you construct my treatment plan?
17 Where is Nexus located?
Nexus is located in Los Angeles, between Culver City and Marina Del Rey.
Our address is: 11515 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
18 What is involved in your treatment program? What therapies are used?
19 Do you offer a continuum of care including aftercare services?
20 How do I know what level of care myself or my loved one needs?
As a basic rule of thumb, if you or your loved one are seeking treatment for substance abuse, the most basic question is what has been the frequency, duration, and when was the most recent use. If there has been prolonged use of a substance and there is an inability to stop or ‘stay stopped’ the appropriate level of care would be detox or residential.
Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Outpatient treatment (OP) would be considered an appropriate level of care for someone who is struggling with cravings but is able to abstain from using in their current environment. PHP is a minimum 6 hour day which provides the necessary interactions with addiction professionals and structure/safety/tools to successfully maintain sobriety until you or your loved one has demonstrated the ability to maintain abstinence in a lower level of care.
Whether you are looking for inpatient or outpatient care, our admissions team can help you find a program that will meet your needs. Give us a call anytime at 310-881-9151 for a free and confidential assessment.
21 What is the Nexus facility like?
The Nexus facilities have been designed with your recovery in mind. We have created a welcoming and safe environment that fosters healing. Click here to a virtual tour of our facility or you can give us a call at 310-881-9151 to schedule a tour.
Alumni & Family Testimonials
“I can’t express in words what is truly in my heart in regards to Nexus Recovery Services. Mental illness/Substance Abuse Disorder doesn’t just affect the person with the disease but the whole family. Nexus Recovery Services has been extremely effective with the type of treatment they provide for their clients. They give a very high level of care driven by self-less LOVE. Their experienced staff genuinely cares for the well being, healing, and recovery of all of their clients and it shows in their everyday interaction with the clients, their families and each other.
They treat everyone with love and respect in an environment that is safe, non-judgmental, forgiving, and loving. They are a family and include YOU in that family and make you feel wanted, valued, and loved. After one year of treatment, my son is in a very stable and joyful place and so is our family thanks to Nexus. ”