Because of the struggles that are associated with alcohol and drug disorders, many individuals do not know where to begin. Even though addiction is a disease, it is manageable when evidence-based rehabilitation methods are adopted. Long term addiction recovery is achievable.
The following page will explain integrated approaches to addiction rehabilitation and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain a sober life.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a broad term that explains the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help individuals heal their dependencies on illegal & legal substances.
There is no ‘single right’ approach to treatment because it should be unique to your requirements and may include detox, inpatient and outpatient care, and long-term aftercare programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Livermore
Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type
- 8.5%Any Substance
- 3.3%Ilicit Drugs
- 0.6%Pain Medication
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016
Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016
- 12 to 17
- 18 to 25
What are the treatment options available in Livermore?
A consolidated treatment approach offers a successful way to identify and address the prime causes of drug or alcohol dependencies. Substance dependence should be treated but building new life skills encourages you to overcome the reasons that lead to your addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Private Residential Programs
Living at a rehab center and having all of your treatments there is what’s known as a residential rehab program. Having Access to 24/7 support and addiction treatment is no doubt one of the biggest benefits.
If you reside at a rehab center you are away from many of the triggers in your home environment that could influence your substance dependency.
Successfully completing your treatment program and avoiding relapse is considerably easier when you remain in a protective and controlled environment. When you have a strong substance dependency, or suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential addiction treatment program is strongly recommended.
You can take the initial steps to recovery by taking part in an inpatient program, however, to get through the challenges of the first year of addiction recovery, you need to work at it constantly. Upon completion of your residential addiction treatment program, you will transition towards more independence as you set goals for your new sober life.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living treatment programs are designed to help you to have more stability in your life, with guidance and a support structure. These programs include:
- Sending a house manager to check in on you regularly
- Developing the sorts of behaviors that are needed in recovery
- Developing supportive and beneficial connections with peers in recovery
Detox Only Programs
Taking part in a detox program is a crucial step in rehab as it tackles your physical dependency by removing substances from your body.As your body returns to normal function without the substance in your system, you typically experience withdrawal symptoms.
This process of detoxification starts the recovery process, which continues as you tackle the underlining reasons for your addiction so that you can avoid repeating these damaging cycles in the future.
Once the substance has been eliminated from your system you may still experience cravings for it, along with some withdrawal symptoms for for a few weeks. You can limit the risk of relapse by developing coping skills to apply to your new life.
Outpatient treatment programs provide more flexibility as you can continue with work commitments and remain at home, but you visit the rehab center for your treatments.
Outpatient programs offer recovery services through:
- Education on substance use
- Therapy and psychological interventions like group and individualized therapy – Outpatient treatment programs may last anywhere from three months to over a year, this will depend on your requirements.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private rehab will need to be self-funded or claimed in accordance with your healthcare policy. In general, insurance companies will allow you to claim against the costs of rehab, to some extent, including a medical detox program, rehab program, and post-treatment care. The type of cover provided will depend on the fine print of your policy and your provider’s terms and conditions. We always suggest that you check the amount covered for treatment prior to enrolling at the treatment centre.
To find out what you could qualify for, go to our Verify Your Insurance page here – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/. If you choose not to claim against your policy, the balance of your treatment programme will need to be covered directly. In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a payment plan if the total cost is a barrier to you receiving treatment.
State Funded Programs
If you want to address your substance or alcohol addiction but you are unable to afford private treatment, you can apply for a state-funded rehabilitation program. These programs make use of funding from Medicaid and federal/state budgets to support recovery through:
- Medically-assisted drug or alcohol detox
- Treatment services and extended support
People who do not have private healthcare insurance or live in households with lower combined income may enroll for a state-funded rehab program. So that you can start the process, you will need to submit:
- Medical information about your addiction issues
- Evidence of living arrangements
- Proof of your income
- Certification that shows you can reside in the US legally
More information about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/
You can also find direct details to contact your state agency here: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf
The following State Funded meetings are available in Livermore:
4951 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550
Horizon Services Inc Project Eden East County
1020 Serpentine Lane, Suites 100 and 102, Pleasanton, CA 94566
920 Happy Valley Road, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Livermore
Maintaining addiction recovery can feel difficult once you return to life outside of rehab. At the rehab center the environment was safe and you had professional support. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test.
Long term recovery is more challenging if you have a severe dependency or if you return to your new life without social support structures in place. Relapse can occur when you don’t have aftercare to support you in your new-found sobriety.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Livermore:
AA - 12 And 12 Discussion Livermore
Discussion, Open, Step Meeting, Tradition Study and Wheelchair Access: 386 Preston Court, Livermore, CA 94551
Tuesday: 6:45 am – 7:45 am
AA - 12 x 12 Livermore
Discussion, Open and Wheelchair Access:
386 Preston Court, Livermore, CA 94551
Sunday: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
NA - Cornerstone – Livermore
Open Speaker Discussion/Participation:
348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551
Friday at 8:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. Because relapse rates can peak as high as 60%, and because life can be unpredictable, extended support is an important tool to support your recovery long-term.
When your treatment is close to finishing, we will help identify the therapies and counseling that is supportive of your long-term recovery and an appropriate aftercare plan will be created to assist you. Individuals who complete their treatment programs will have access to an alumni community program such as ours, which gives you the chance to interact with staff and others in early recovery. This fantastic network gives you access to our special events, which also provides ongoing support and encouragement from other members in recovery. This gives you an ideal opportunity to reciprocate and support other former clients.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Participating in support groups is vital because connecting with others encourage long-lasting addiction recovery. Support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide regular support with the help of the 12-step model and regular meetings. When you go to support groups, you will be able to share your challenges in recovery and feel empowered by other members’ experiences. Friendship, empowerment and accountability 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 people in an addicted household are damaged more than other individuals. Support is just as necessary for all family members as it is for the person with addiction issues.
Family support groups teach you vital coping strategies for your own life and help you to offer greater support to the loved one who has the dependency.
Your family can benefit from support groups like:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous