Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Berkeley, CA

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If you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug addiction you may not know how to address it. Through proven rehabilitation interventions, drug and alcohol addiction can be managed for long-term abstinence.

We will detail how a sober future is achievable for you or a loved one if an integrated treatment method is adopted.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ refers to the process of medical treatment and therapy to tackle your dependency on substances like recreational drugs, prescription medications and alcohol. Rehab treatments are valuable when they are personalized to your individual needs, and may include inpatient programs, outpatient care, medically-managed detoxes and relapse prevention programs.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Berkeley

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type

    • 2,7578.5%Any Substance
    • 2,0886.4%Alcohol
    • 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
    • 2060.6%Pain Medication

Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016

Per 100,000 Population
  • Alcohol-Induced
  • Drug-Induced
    • 18 to 250.5
    • 9.6
    • 26 to 354.3
    • 13.9
    • 36 to 6424.2
    • 22.9
    • 65+23.7
    • 9.4

Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016

  • 12 to 17
  • 18 to 25
  • 26+
    • Marijuana*13.2%
    • 34.0%
    • 13.5%
    • Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
    • 8.0%
    • 4.3%
    • Cocaine0.8%
    • 7.2%
    • 1.8%
    • Heroin0%
    • 0.4%
    • 0.2%

What are the treatment options available in Berkeley?

An integrated solution is considered the best way to tackle and heal the root causes of drug addiction and alcohol dependence. Addiction symptoms should be treated but learning new life skills empowers you to overcome the issues that caused your drug or alcohol problem.

Private Residential Programs

When you stay at the facility where you are receiving addiction treatment, you are part of a residential addiction treatment program. It is obviously beneficial to have access to round-the-clock support and treatment options.

By moving out of your home environment and into a rehab center, you will protect yourself from those stressful triggers that contributed to you developing a substance use disorder.

When you reside in a safe and supportive environment you can protect yourself from relapse and increase the likelihood of finishing your addiction rehab program. Those who have dual diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses or intense dependencies are recommended to take part in an inpatient rehab program.

You can start the first steps to a sober life by enrolling in a residential rehab program, but to get through the difficulty of the first year of addiction recovery, you have to commit to a new life of sobriety. When the inpatient program is complete you will learn how to be independent and your focus will be on what you would like from your new life.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living programs are structured with the necessary guidance to help those recovering from addiction get what they want from their life without drugs or alcohol. They guide you through:

  1. Guidance every day from a house manager
  2. Developing boundaries for consistent recovery behavior
  3. Nurturing important friendships with other people who may be working through similar kinds of experiences

Outpatient Programs

By enrolling in an outpatient program you have more flexibility, by visiting the rehab center for treatment weekly and maintain important work or other commitments.

Outpatient programs assist you with:

  1. Education about substance dependence
  2. Therapeutic support and counseling including group therapy or one-on-one interventions – The duration of any outpatient treatment is customized to your needs and lasts between three months to over a year.

Detox Only Programs

The early steps of a treatment program is a detox, which eliminates any substances from your body and tackles your physical dependency on it. As your body stabilizes without needing the substance it was dependent on, withdrawal symptoms may occur.

After this you will move ahead in your rehab journey, as you start to address the main causes that contributed to your addiction, to help you cope and avoid it long-term. Many substances drive withdrawal and cravings for some time after they have been removed from your body. Developing important skills can minimize your chances of relapse as you work on your new life.

Paying for Private Treatment

Private rehab must be to be paid out of pocket or claimed in accordance with your healthcare policy. Fortunately, most health insurance providers typically cover at least some of your rehab program, including detox, therapy and counseling, medication and aftercare support. The amount you can claim will be determined by your policy rules and your provider. Always determine the amount you can claim against your policy before enrolling in a program.

Our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ can help you identify the amount of cover you can claim. If you don’t claim private health insurance, the treatment costs will need to be covered directly. Some rehab facilities include payment plans to clients so that the cost can be spread out.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehab programs are beneficial for people who have alcohol addiction or substance addictions and who may not have the means to afford private rehab. By using funds provided from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, state-funded programs can subsidize your recovery including:

  1. Services for a safe detox (medically-managed if required.
  2. Rehab treatments and extended support services

If you do not have private health insurance or you live in a low income household, you can consider applying for a state-funded treatment program. You have to provide:

  1. Where you live
  2. The amount you earn
  3. Evidence about your drug or alcohol addiction
  4. Living legally in the US

You can discover more about the application process here: https://www.grants.gov/
You can also find direct details to contact your state agency by clicking here: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf

The following State Funded meetings are available in Berkeley:

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Berkeley

Leaving a rehab center and returning home can present challenges for people in early recovery. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. As you adjust to life after rehab it is very likely that you will find yourself in situations that you still need to learn to address. In our experience, clients with intense dependencies and those who do not develop the necessary support structure find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab. If you don’t have aftercare support or guidance in the initial stages of recovery, relapse can occur.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Berkeley:

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    AA - 101 Stag

    Discussion, Men and Open:
    941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707
    Thursday: 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

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    NA - Nooners Group

    Open, Tradition, Traditions Workshop, Wheelchair and Hybrid Meeting:
    Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94703-1514
    Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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    NA - Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

    Open Just for Today Study:
    820 Marin Street, Corning, CA 96021
    Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life is difficult at the best of times, relapse prevention & support is an essential lifelines to support your long-term recovery plans.

When your treatment is nearing completion, we will discuss the therapies and counseling that are useful to your long-term recovery and appropriate aftercare provisions will be created to assist you. Alumni programs are a useful bonus to completing rehab and allow you community access to ex-clients and staff members.

This fantastic network gives you access to our Alumni events, including ongoing support and mentorship from other ex-clients in recovery. Plus, you will have the opportunity to offer reciprocal support if you choose to.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups and fellowship meetings are common ways for people to find With the help of support group events you will create a support structure that is important to your long-term sobriety. By joining a group like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you can follow the 12-step model by attending near-by meetings for life-long support. During meetings, individual members will share their stories and empower others. Friendship, empowerment and taking responsibility for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and support groups provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Some individuals in an addicted household are damaged more than others. Support is essential for all family members, not just the individual struggling with dependency. By joining family support groups, you can manage stress more efficiently, and be able to support your loved one recovering from addiction.

Families can benefit from joining support groups such as:

  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
  • SMART Recovery Family & Friends
  • NAMI Family Support Groups
  • Al-Anon
  • Families Anonymous
  • Alateen
  • Nar-Anon

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