“There is hope. There is help. This is the message I want clients to hear.”

Often before the therapeutic treatment process can begin for drug and alcohol addiction, a detox is necessary to safely ease the body off its dependency. La Ventana provides a safe home like environment with professional staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, throughout the duration of detox.

Our 12-bed medically managed sub-acute residential detoxification facilities provide the highest standard of personal and physical care. The experienced and credentialed staff provide a nurturing and structured environment to ensure a safe and comfortable withdrawal from drugs and alcohol. Our Addiction Specialist Physician coordinates twenty-four-hour client care, and may prescribe medication to ensure a safe withdrawal from substances.

La Ventana’s beautiful homes provide the peaceful environment conducive to the beginning of treatment. Our Detox team has over 200 years of collective recovery: we understand the trauma of the cycle of addiction and can meet clients where they are at with respect and empathy. We provide superior medical care, safety, comfort, and unconditional love during the detoxification process. Our team has been there, they get it.


Our fully licensed Detox Facility provides:

  • Small, intimate setting
  • Door-to-door service
  • Affordable cost for those without insurance
  • Accommodation for clients’ needs prior to treatment at any facility


What is detox?

Detoxification is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of a drug while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. It is often the first step in a drug treatment program and should be followed by treatment at a certified and licensed drug and alcohol treatment center. Detox alone with no follow-up is not treatment.

At La Ventana Treatment Programs detox occurs in a safe, comfortable, home-like environment on our Ranch Style home located in Thousand Oaks. The peaceful serenity that accompanies the detox at La Ventana provides a transition into treatment. Counseling and group therapy is available for those who are able to participate.



Upon beginning drug detoxification, a patient is first tested to see which specific substances are presently circulating in their bloodstream and the amount. Clinicians also evaluate the patient for potential co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis, and mental/behavioral issues.



In this stage, the patient is guided through the process of detoxification. This may be done with or without the use of medications but for the most part the former is more common. Also part of stabilization is explaining to the patient what to expect during treatment and the recovery process. Where appropriate, people close to the addict are brought in at this time to become involved and show support.


Guiding Patient into Treatment

The last step of the detoxification process is to ready the patient for the actual recovery process. As drug detoxification only deals with the physical dependency and addiction to drugs, it does not address the psychological aspects of drug addiction. This stage entails obtaining agreement from the patient to complete the process by enrolling in a drug rehabilitation program.

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