Voices For Mental Wellness - The Way Out Recovery SCV - May 13, 2019

I host a weekly, live on-air radio show at KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 called The Way Out Recovery Hour where we discuss all things addiction and recovery related here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

On my show, I recently welcomed guests Laura Praskin and Jessica Kabonos, two ambassadors from the California Community College Health and Wellness Program at College of the Canyons here in Santa Clarita.

They are voices for mental wellness, and I think what they are doing is incredible. They provide mental health awareness, aim to reduce stigma, and provide student outreach so students know the many resources available to them. The college years can be very hard years, and many students don’t even know that there are resources available to them.

It can be very complicated and expensive to find a therapist, even with insurance, but any student who attends College of the Canyons has access to free counseling. The California Community College Health and Wellness Program at College of the Canyons also provides a 24/7 text crisis hotline, where any student can text a number if they are in the middle of a crisis and can find the help they need.

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The ambassadors also work closely with the Active Minds Club and the Every Mind Matters club, both of which are at College of the Canyons. Both of these clubs also work to reduce stigma associated with mental health and to provide access to resources that will help students maintain a healthy mental state.

To visit the California Community College Health and Wellness Program at College of the Canyons visit here, and to listen to the full show and to learn more, listen to the full video here.

The Way Out Recovery SCV works with teens, adults and their families when it comes to substance use disorders and mental health issues.

At The Way Out Recovery SCV drug rehab, we provide confidential family group counseling weekly, addressing family systems theory, healthy communication skills, conflict resolution, genetic components of addiction and supportive interactions.

We at The Way Out Recovery SCV are an intensive outpatient rehabilitation program that helps people recover from their addictions while still maintaining their daily responsibilities in life. We know one of the hardest steps is reaching out and asking for help, and we are here when you decide.


In Santa Clarita, drug issues are a major concern for many. The mission of the Santa Clarita rehab The Way Out Recovery SCV Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment is to provide high quality, effective alcohol and drug outpatient treatment. The drug rehab’s goal is to assist adolescents, adults and their loved ones in becoming happily and usefully whole, free from drug addiction. Those seeking Santa Clarita drug treatment or a teen drug rehab can rest assured that The Way Out Recovery’s philosophy is to teach lifelong coping skills and strategies to assist in improving quality of life and living happily and meaningfully without the need of destructive behaviors.

The Way Out Recovery SCV
28118 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
(661) 296-4444