About Treatment

UNDERSTANDING TREATMENT OPTIONS

 

 

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

How to Get Substance Use Services

If you think you or a family member needs substance use services and are Medi-Cal beneficiaries, call the toll-free Access Line at 1-844-385-9200. The Access Line 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
Access Line (Toll-Free 24-Hour)
1-844-385-9200

Ventura County Crisis Team
1-866-998-2243 (Toll-Free 24-Hour)

Confidentiality:
The DMC-ODS 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 (NARCOTIC) TREATMENT

The Opioid (Narcotic) Treatment program provides daily or several times weekly medication and counseling available to maintain stability for those with an opioid use disorder. Studies show that people with an opioid use disorder who follow detoxification with complete abstinence are very likely to relapse, or return to using the drug. While relapse is a normal step on the path to recovery, it can also be life threatening, raising the risk for a fatal overdose. An important way to support recovery from heroin or prescription opioid use disorder is to maintain abstinence from those drugs. Someone in recovery can also use medications that reduce the negative effects of withdrawal and cravings without producing the euphoria that the original drug of abuse caused.
Source: NIDA. (2018, June 8). Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder


MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT 

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) provides ordering, prescribing, administering and monitoring of medications for substance use disorders.

  • 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.
  • View the Member Handbooks
  • 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


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