Muse

1251 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, California, 90024

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At A New Start Treatment and Recovery Center, clients receive high-quality substance abuse care that’s both comprehensive and affordable. The Los Angeles-based alcohol and drug rehab offers a variety of services for a truly integrated and customizable treatment experience, including inpatient, outpatient, sober living, and aftercare. Services also include individualized care for dual diagnosis and gambling addiction, rounding out the facility’s multidimensional and multidisciplinary approach to substance abuse treatment.

Facility Highlights

  • Diverse Programming
  • Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Specialization

  • Creative Arts Therapy
    Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

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I am a family member of a client. My husband was admitted to the 30day inpatient program. If you are looking for a facility that is based solely on the rehab of the client, then this is the place for your loved one. They are not about family involvement. As a family member (wife) I was left completely out of the rehab process, outside of the initial call from his female therapist. Family involvement is not high on their list of issues to cover while in rehab. That being said, you, as a family member, will have to resolve your issues with the addict/alcoholic after your loved one gets home. 10 minute phone calls with your loved one are allowed, per day. That is it! Makes for a very difficult time for a spouse to get through. The spouse is left feeling completely \"out in the cold\", uninvolved. This place left a bad taste in my mouth, so to speak. They had told my husband, more than once, that they would be in touch with me. I was told I would hear from the \"family\" therapist twice a week. I did not hear from her twice a week. Follow through with the family is lacking. I do hope my husband will not need rehab again, but if he does, this place will definitely be off the list of options. My ratings noted are based off the information given to me by my husband. He did complain that most of the time, all they had to drink was water. I guess they ran out of milk quite often.

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I have had the pleasure of recovering at A New Start. Getting sober isn\'t easy and it sure isn\'t fun but it\'s so worth it. ANS has provided me with education, stability and support during all levels of care. Their staff is knowledgeable and most of them are in recovery as well. They provided a safe place for me to become my authentic self. I will forever be grateful to ANS. Thank you for giving me my life back!

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A good solid place to get a \"New Start.\" The daily groups provide thorough education, insight, and understanding into addiction, and how to overcome it. The facility is clean and the staff cares and has recovery experience. It\'s a family environment to feel comfortable in. Fun outings and events (beach volleyball, softball, BBQ) help people to feel comfortable as they learn to be social and open up again.

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Solid place, their lead Doctor is really great at what he does. And everyone, from all walks of life come in here, so it\'s a great place to get real treatment. It\'s not the luxury malibu massage and pool type of center, but they\'ve got great programs that are effective. I recommennd their outpatient treatment - never did their sober living.

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Before we make an accurate review or even get into the review, we have to understand the nature of the struggle within the clientele population. Many times, we are challenged with basic instincts (since addiction high-jacks the brain and activates the primitive mid-brain) such as the two basic goals we have in life. 1) Escape pain, and 2) seek pleasure. Now many will wonder why those who go on the path of using experience so much pain but continue to stay on this direction...well it is because the pleasure behaviorally continues to out-weigh the pain (to put simply this sheds a lot of light on recovery as a whole). Addiction and mental illness is not something you either \"have\" or \"don\'t have\", it is an excessiveness of a certain anything within the human condition or the lack of it. For example, we all wash our hands and want to be clean but for those who do this extremely excessively, \"Obsessive Compulsive Disorder\" can be considered...Keep all of this in mind as we now review a New Start Treatment as a facility that attempts to help individuals not only with their addiction, but to become better individuals and transcend their true nature as a whole. The above was mentioned to shed light on a brief understanding of the nature of the population. I do this because, through seeing negative reviews it seems as though one\'s experience in an uncomfortable place (yes, recovery is uncomfortable...very!), they will definitely seek out more negativity in order to feed the core emotion. In every relationship, if both parties give to one another and benefit, it will be a very healthy and gratifying experience. Therefore, of course there are times when we are challenged with addiction it will rub off onto how we dance in any relationship, even when we receive help from a treatment center. From this, I simply want to show that it is very difficult in this field (speaking from being a therapist) to always see smiles, cheers, constantly rewarding days. However, during my time at ANST in 2015, I saw appreciation from almost every single client, expressed in the best way they could. I saw a lot of connection, interpersonal growth, and genuine care from the staff, therapists, and leaders. I also experienced true, permanent change right before my eyes, and this is not from \"curing\" addiction, it is from reaching the deepest core of the individual and attaching a light that finally never went out. Are there those who continue to hold onto negativity, were there those who were uncomfortable - showing it daily, and did I see individuals going through the most difficult/painful time in their lives? Absolutely. If there was not, then that contradicts why they would need professional support in the first place wouldn’t it? Consider this as you read other reviews. I can confidently say that there is not perfect \"Treatment Center\" because...there is no perfect anything! The expectation can be one of the main problems in the first place. What I have experienced from a New Start that is also admirable is that there is a strong, collective growth. It is run by individuals who take client\'s feedback, perspectives, and experiences to the heart. They practice what they deliver and do not let unnecessary defenses come up that prevent learning and growth. In this field, we are all on a star ship, client or staff we all are going through something together. ANST is an organization dedicating their lives to walking with individuals (strangers) into a place of pain in order for them to grow, change, and find natural happiness. I have seen the intrinsic motivation as I mentioned before, there are many days where we hang on and be patient, hopeful there will be change. Why would people spend their lives/careers in a field where they are being negatively reviewed for doing their best to help others? If you think business, there are many, MANY businesses out there. Why do the staff spend time learning, going to school, owing in loans to sit in a dark place with their clients in hopes they can find their light? It is important that before we jump to conclusions, we view as many different angles as we can, a practice that also helps an individual grow, an approach valued by a New Start, and a component (along with many) I was given for my own growth during my time there. I will jump on the same boat with previous clients and also send ANST my appreciation and many thanks.
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