About Treatment

UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT OPTIONS

 

 

A Continuum of Care Treatment Model – “No Wrong Door”

If you think you or a family member needs substance use services, call the Access Line. The Access Line team will perform a screening and provide a referral to a DMC-ODS Plan provider, who will perform an assessment to determine medical necessity based on American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria.

DMC-ODS Ventura County
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Access Line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free)
1-844-385-9200

Ventura County Crisis Team:
1-866-998-2243 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free)

Confidentiality:
The DMC-ODS Plan is committed to protecting your privacy. The confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records maintained by a 42 CFR Part 2 program is protected by Federal law and regulations. In general, we will not give out information about you or your treatment unless you give permission, or unless allowed or required by law.


WHAT ARE DMC-ODS WAIVER SERVICES?

DMC-ODS Plan services are health care services for people who have at least one Substance Use Disorder that the regular doctor cannot treat. DMC-ODS services include Outpatient Services, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, Residential Treatment, Withdrawal Management, Opioid Treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment, Recovery Services and Case Management. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) produces the criteria to improve access to care, assessment, patient-centered service plans and efficient outcomes-driven treatment and recovery services.


TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AN OPIOID USE DISORDER

OPIOID TREATMENT PROGRAM

Opioid (Narcotic) Treatment Program (OTP/NTP) services are provided in our county NTP licensed facilities. Medically necessary services are provided in accordance with an individualized client plan determined by a licensed physician or licensed prescriber, and approved and authorized according to the State of California requirements. Opioid Treatment services may include prescribing medications including methadone, buprenorphine, naloxone, and disulfiram. If eligible, participants may receive, at a minimum, 50 minutes of counseling sessions with a therapist or counselor for up to 200 minutes per calendar month, although additional services, may be provided, based on medical necessity. This level of care includes patient education, collateral services, crisis intervention services, and medical evaluation, and treatment and discharge services.


MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services are available separately from the OTP clinic. MAT is the use of prescription medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-person approach to the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). MAT services includes the ordering, prescribing, administering, and monitoring of all medications. For persons experiencing dependence on opioids or alcohol, MAT in particular, has well, established medication options. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is part of a “whole patient” approach, combining the use of approved medication along with counseling, therapy and other support for effective treatment of opioid use disorders. Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, or extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol®) may be part of the treatment strategy.

  • Medication can safely reduce opioid craving and withdrawal, allowing the brain to balance and heal during recovery.
  • MAT decreases opioid misuse and reduces opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
  • An individualized assessment and medical plan are required.
  • MAT is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • MAT does not substitute one addiction for another.
  • MAT is not a substitute for counseling and behavioral therapies.

TREATMENT PROVIDERS

ALCOHOL & DRUG PROGRAMS OUTPATIENT SERVICES

  • A New Start for Moms, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 140, Oxnard
    805.981.9250
  • Fillmore Center,828 Ventura Street, Suite 250, Fillmore
    805.524.8644
  • Oxnard Center, 1911 Williams Drive, Oxnard
    805.981.9200
  • Thousand Oaks Center, 125 West Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 400, Thousand Oaks
    805.777.3570
  • Simi Valley Center, 3150 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley
    805.577.1724
  • Ventura Center, 5850 Thille Street, Suite 205, Ventura
    805.652.6919

OPIOID (NARCOTIC) TREATMENT PROGRAMS

  • Aegis Treatment Centers, 2055 Saviers Road, Suite A, Oxnard
  • Aegis Treatment Centers, 625 E. Main Street, Santa Paula
  • Aegis Treatment Centers, 5225 Telegraph Road, Ventura
  • Aegis Treatment Centers, 2650 Jones Way, Suite 10, Simi Valley
  • Western Pacific Medical Corp., 955 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura

WITHDRAWAL MANAGEMENT (Formerly Detoxification Services)

  • Tarzana Treatment Centers, 18646 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS

  • Khepera House, 330 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura
  • Prototoypes Women’s Center, 2150 N. Victoria Avenue, Oxnard

LEARN MORE

  • DMC-ODS Waiver website page at www.vchca.org/dmc-ods-waiver
  • Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. 2-1-1 Ventura County, a program of Interface Children & Family Services, is the comprehensive information and referral service for Ventura County with information about health and human services available to them. The 2-1-1 Ventura County phone and text service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    www.211ventura.org
  • Health Care Agency website, Behavioral Health clinic locations: 
    www.vchca.org/locations/search/216


©2018 Ventura County Behavioral Health • Hanstad Consulting • Website: Idea Engineering
< script type="text/javascript" src="//platform-api.sharethis.com/js/sharethis.js#property=5a949a9bd0dc0200130812f0&product=sticky-share-buttons">< /script >