Didi Hirsch Via Avanta Residential Center
11643 Glenoaks Boulevard, Pacoima, California, 91331
Didi Hirsch’s Via Avanta is a residential treatment facility for chemically dependent women and mothers struggling with addiction, psychiatric disorders, domestic violence, and poverty. Clients receive primary medical care, HIV testing, prenatal education, legal assistance, vocational training, employment assistance, and housing placement. Addiction services provided include 12-Step resources, addiction counseling, group support networks, specialized psychiatric care for adults and children, meditation, fitness facilities, and yoga. Parenting classes and family therapy sessions are provided as well.
- Interpersonal Skills Development
- Alumni Groups
- Employment Assistance
12-StepThe term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.