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Now accepting MEDI-CAL for Adolescent and Adult IOP programs in Santa Clarita.

Two Heroin Deaths in 24 hours in Santa Clarita Prompts this Powerful

In the video below, Cary Quashen performs a powerful, yet ‘light intervention’ with Kevin, a young man who has been struggling with addiction for years. The intervention takes place just days after an especially potent and deadly batch of heroin claimed two lives in the Santa Clarita Valley in a 24 hour period. According to a press release at the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, the batch also threatens the lives of seven others, some of which have been admitted to Henry Mayo hospital.

Cary Quashen is the Founder of Action Family Counseling. Action was founded in 1997, and is known to many as one of the best drug and alcohol rehabs in California. We have helped thousands of people who were struggling with addiction and alcoholism in the last twenty years. Action has treatment programs for both adolescents and adults who struggle with addiction and the co-occuring mental health issues that coincide with it.

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Heroin is an epidemic in the Santa Clarita Valley. But, it’s not just the Santa Clarita Valley that is affected by this epidemic. As Quashen say’s, “Heroin is everywhere. It’s knocking right on our front door too.” To bring attention to this very important issue and to inspire those in need to get help, NBC Los Angeles broadcasted a ‘light intervention’ performed by Action’s addiction expert, Cary Quashen.


Dr. Bud Lawrence, left, emergency room doctor and director of risk management at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, and Cary Quashen, right, of Henry Mayo and Action Family Counseling, talk to members of the press on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, following the admission of eight overdose patients to the hospital on Monday. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

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Kevin will be admitted into one of Action Family Counseling’s inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers. Action has inpatient treatment centers for adults in Bakersfield, and in Ventura. We also have an inpatient rehab for adolescents in Los Angeles. To get in touch with us, contact us now at (800) 367-8336.


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Action also has adult and youth outpatient treatment programs in Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Bakersfield, and Pasadena.


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