L.A. CADA focuses efforts in providing treatment and support services to residents throughout Los Angeles County.
L.A. CADA maintains long-lasting effective community partnerships integrating services within El Rancho Unified School District and surrounding schools in the Santa Fe Springs and Whittier areas.
“The question is not why the addiction? But why the pain?” – Gabor Matè
Our skilled counselors and clinicians are trained to work both with youth (ages 12-17) and young adults (ages 18-20). It is our responsibility to assume a client-centered approach focusing on the specific needs of each individual patient.
At L.A. CADA, we are aware that substance use is the primary symptom to the underlying problems of a teenagers life; therefore, our patients receive an individualized treatment plan addressing their personal needs and goals.
In attending individual and group counseling session, our patients receive the tools necessary to reconcile and heal from the patterns of addiction. “No Shame. No Blame. No Judgement.”
DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES-PROJECT S.T.O.P. TASKFORCE/COALITION
Community Education and Awareness; this body is here with a mission to reduce and prevent underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse. Giving us the ability to provide workshops and education to parents, community partners, and our community on ways to enhance our efforts to prevention.
- To increase community collaboration and partnerships
- To educate youth with effective prevention techniques reducing substance use
- To implement trainings and strategies to local community businesses in preventing youth from obtaining alcohol and tobacco products
Location: 10210 Orr and day Rd. Suite B Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: (562) 348-0083
MENTAL HEALTH AND OTHER SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SAFE KIDS PROJECT (OVC)
U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime has awarded L.A. CADA a grant to provide direct services to children and youth who are crime victims as a result of the Nation’s addiction crisis.
Under this program, a young victim of the addiction crisis is:
- A child or youth, from newborn to 18 years-old
- A victim of any kind of crime (child abuse or neglect, physical or sexual assault, domestic or family violence, DUI, DWI, etc.)
- Impacted by the addiction crisis
Note: A crime does not have to be reported to police for the victim to be eligible.
Direct Services include:
- Providing information about services available
- Referral to specialized evidence-based, trauma-informed victim services for children and youth
- Advocating on behalf of the victim
- Accompaniment to meetings, hearings, appointments
- Medical services including treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome
- Emotional support on-scene of a substance overdose or drug-related offense where a young victim is present, as well as continued support after the incident
Note: The grant extends support and services to the child involved, but also their caregivers, whether they be parents, kin, foster families, or friends.
To this end, L.A. CADA is establishing a Youth Team whose members will:
- Reach out to referral sources
- Establish a screening process
- Educate all staff to create awareness
- Establish a “warm” line through CENS
- Establish a “hot” line for afterhours response
- Develop a protocol for responding to crises situations
- Provide therapy, counseling, case management, advocacy
Note: Currently, the Team consists of Dakota Brown with Caryl Lark as grant overseer. Much work remains to be done; the first order of business will be to expand the team! This is an exciting project and deserving of our best, most concerted effort.
Location: 10210 Orr and Day Rd. Santa Fe Springs, CA. 90670
Phone: (562) 348-0083
Monica Soto — Email: email@example.com
A free 5-week alcohol and drug awareness education and prevention group that seeks to reduce abuse as well as preventing HIV and Viral Hepatitis among youth & young adults ages 12-17 (18, if still in high school) and 18-24 years.
- 45-60 minute group sessions, 1 time per week for 5 weeks (Schedule can be flexible)
- HIV, STD, and HCV testing and referrals available
- Drug Testing Available if needed
- Community Service hours available upon request
- Peer Advocate Training and Certification – Become a leader among your peers!
Location: 10210 Orr and Day Ed. Suite B Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Contact: (562) 348-0083
Prevention Program Director
Jazmin Davalos — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Flags your teen may be addicted to alcohol and/or drugs:
• Unpredictable mood swings
• Change in eating and sleeping patterns
• Hanging with a new group of friends
• Negative change in school performance
• Deterioration of family relationships
• Loss of interest in hobbies or sports
• Breaking curfew and lying about whereabouts
If you suspect your teen is using drugs or alcohol…
• Talk to them about your suspicions without accusations and judgment
• Listen to your teen
• Contact a substance abuse agency for help
• Threaten to kick them out of the house unless they stop using
• Blame others for your teen’s substance abuse
• Patronize or preach to your teen
• Don’t SHAME or BLAME your teen for their substance abuse
LA County Health & Human Services 2-1-1
Life-Threatening Emergencies 9-1-1
Trans Lifeline 877-565-8860
For the first time, there is a hotline in the US that is staffed entirely by transgender people, to serve transgender people. Everyone in the trans community needs to be spreading this around. Loves could be saved.
LA County Substance Abuse Treatment Center (800) 564-6600
The Parents Toll-Free Helpline 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
Monday – Friday, 7: 00 am – 3:00 pm Pacific time, in English and Spanish
Didi Hirsch’s 24-hour Suicide Crisis Line (877) 727-4747
Toll-free in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
TEEN LINE 310-855-HOPE (4673) or text “TEEN” to 839863
A confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers. It operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California.
Tips for Teens
Shatter the Myths
Teen Alcoholics Anonymous
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Tips for Parents
Empowering Parents for Tips, Advice, and Help
How to help your child make good choices
Answering Your child’s questions about alcohol
Drug Guide for Parents
Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
Time to Get Help: Support for Parents of a Child Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol
Commonly Abused Drugs (En Espanol)
Family Check Up (Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse)
Drugs and the Brain
LA County Substance Use Prevention & Control
Map of LA County residential and non-residential youth treatment centers http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/sapc/resources/YouthTreatmentMap.pdf
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
The Partnership at Drug Free.org
President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)