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1251 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
8004261818 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.

Key Staff Members
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    Michael Welch - Chief Executive Officer

    Michael has been involved in the field of addiction since 2002. His involvement in both the private and public sector has allowed for a more cohesive treatment process that includes the need for an individuated treatment model, coupled with the necessity of a community-based environment. Michael has intervened and admitted many afflicted people who have through their own desperation managed to pick up the phone and ask for help. Michael was the program director at one of Southern California’s only Gambling Programs where he helped develop treatment models and treated over 150 compulsive gamblers. In conjunction with UCLA, he managed to bring a certain education and awareness to the greater community: that gambling addiction is alive and destroying the lives of our loved one’s. Michael’s travels have brought him to design a system that helps those suffering to reconnect with the world. His belief of human connection being the foundation of the healing process is the core of A New Starts success. His hopes to challenge the stigma and get those involved to look at the global approach that has yielded less than average successes is what drives Michael¹s efforts today.

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    Shelby Alkire - Program Director

    Shelby Alkire is a Clinical Social Worker and the Program Director at A New Start Treatment and Recovery Center (“A New Start”). After graduating with her Master of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University, Shelby worked within the Social Work field with adults and adolescents in varying capacities, including individual and group therapy. She brings knowledge in the field of addictions, specifically with those individuals suffering from co-occurring addiction and mental health diagnoses. Shelby started working in the treatment field as an Admissions Coordinator, using her independent clinical judgment to interview and assess potential program participants. She began working at A New Start as a Primary Therapist for its Intensive Outpatient Program, creating and implementing individualized treatment plans to address clients’ varying needs. Since then, Shelby has been a cornerstone in the treatment program’s development. She continues to proactively mold the program to keep up with the evolving nature of addiction treatment, while simultaneously maintaining her one-on-one relationships with clients.