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1251 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
8665401544 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

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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 fo...


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 level...


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...


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 a...


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 (sin...


I went through A New Start and graduated from the program last year. I can strongly say, without a doubt, that A New Start saved my life. I had absolutely nothing to look forward to, nothing to live...


Poor poor place. Care about money before. ur care and health


They only care about the insurance check. If anyone speaks up they will be punished unfairly. I had to get dressed, make lunch and scrub the house every morning then have to be ready to go to go to...


Terrible place. I worked there on the clinical side of things...I would never EVER send a client here. Stay away!


Poor place. Don\'t recommend. Major major turnover in staff.


Heartless management Money before care Unsympathetic


Listen to needs. Having exercises to reach the goal.


Strengths: One on One therapy. Weaknesses: Price. I would recommend it.

Areas of Focus
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.

Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Alumni Testimonials
  • A New Start has been the most incredible resource for me. They have become more like a family than a friend or counselor. They know me, my heart and soul; they are sensitive to my emotional states and they are tough, but have supported me on my journey.
  • I stayed at A New Start Sober Living for two months. When I arrived I was very emotionally and spiritually sick. My drug and alcohol dependence nearly took my life on several occasions. The structure of being surrounded by others in recovery, having chores, going to meetings and never knowing when I would get tested helped me to stay sober long enough to let the program work me. Today I am grateful to say I am clean and sober for just under a year now. My life today, inside and out, is 180 degrees away in the right direction.
  • I have always been hesitant to enter treatment, but my addiction progressed to the point where my options were to get sober or die addicted. I was really nervous going into treatment, but when I arrived at A New Start and met the staff, I knew I was in good hands. The process was difficult, but my treatment team gave me the tools necessary to stay sober one day at a time. I’m very grateful!
  • If you want a quality chance to change your life, then you have to get your life re-started with the best support team in the Los Angeles area, A New Start! The staff is unsurpassed, and qualified to assist you through your life-changing experience. I am truly grateful for A New Start, and all they offered to me while I was there!
Key Staff Members
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    Kevin Nicolau, CADC II - Executive Director

    Kevin Nicolau began pursuit of his own Recovery in 2011, ultimately finding a life beyond his wildest dreams. He has obtained a degree in Addiction Counseling and is a certified CADC II by the state of California. Kevin brings passion for recovery to men and women, leading by example with his consistent positive attitude and caring direction, along with being a firm believer in team cohesiveness.