Alcohol and drug disorders introduce challenges when you or someone you care about experiences them. But addiction is a treatable illness and by using proven and professional rehab interventions, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be embraced.
Discover more about how integrated addiction treatment can assist yourself or someone you love in beginning and maintaining addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term addiction ‘rehab’ is applied to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help people who are struggling with dependencies on prescription drugs or illegal drugs.
Rehab treatments are successful when they are personalized to your specific needs, and may include inpatient programs, outpatient programs, medically-supervised detoxes and relapse prevention programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Oakland
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 Oakland
A consolidated treatment approach offers a successful way to identify & tackle the root causes of substance and alcohol dependencies. Through learning natural coping strategies you can tackle substance abuse while you treat the primary symptoms of the disorder.
Private Residential Programs
Live at the facility where you are receiving counseling, you are in a residential addiction treatment program. One of the key pros is access to continuous treatment and addiction specialists. If you leave your home and move into a treatment facility, you can remove yourself from exposure to stressors that would have influenced your decision to abuse substances or alcohol.
You will be less likely to relapse when you complete your rehab program in a secure facility where the environment is supportive. Inpatient rehab programs are recommended for individuals with intense drug or alcohol dependencies, co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. We know that the first few months of recovery are usually pivotal and after a residential rehab program, you will need to stay focused in order to maintain your recovery. Completing your residential rehab program is the beginning of your newfound independence and you need to focus on goal-setting for your substance-free future.
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Detox Only Programs
The need for alcohol or drug detox from your body is the first step of rehab, as it eliminates the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence. Symptoms of withdrawal typically begin during detox and your body begins to stabilize without alcohol or substances it was physically dependent on.
Upon completion of the detox phase, you will continue forward in your rehab journey, as you learn and address the underlying causes that contributed to your dependency, helping you manage and avoid it long-term.
It is possible to still experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a while after your detox program is complete. You can lessen the risk of relapse by developing coping strategies to apply to your new life.
Outpatient rehab programs are usaully quite flexible by allowing you to have therapy at the rehab facility while you continue your career or life obligations.
Outpatient programs provide you with:
- Education around substance dependence
- Therapeutic support and counseling including group therapy or one-to-one interventions – The length of an outpatient program is unique to your needs and lasts between three months to more than a year.
Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will help you with vital skills you need, through support and guidance from addiction specialists. You can look forward to:
- Guidance every day from a house manager
- Building boundaries for consistent recovery behavior
- Nurturing new relationships with others in recovery who are going through the same types of issues
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment will have to be paid with your own funds or claimed in accordance with your healthcare policy. The majority of health insurance providers will cover at least a portion of your rehab program, which includes detox, therapy and counseling, medicines and relapse support. Your provider and policy terms and conditions will dictate the amount of cover you can claim for. We advise that you confirm the amount of cover you can claim before enrolling in a program.
Our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ – can help you determine eligibility for cover. If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will be responsible for paying directly for your treatment. Some facilities may extend payment plans for individuals who may find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you want to trackle your substance or alcohol dependency but due to limited resources cannot afford private treatment, you should consider a state-funded rehabilitation program. Support can be offered with funds provided from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, these programs can subsidize your recovery including:
- Services for a safe detox (medically-assisted if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and extended support services
If you would like to take part in a state-funded rehabilitation program you need to provide proof that you reside in a low income household or do not have a private healthcare policy:
- Proof of your financial situation
- Proof of where you live
- Your medical details regarding your substance misuse
- Proof of legal US residence
Further details about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/ If you need the contact details for your state agency, this document provides the necessary details – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf
The following State Funded meetings are available in Oakland:
Lifelong Medical/EBCRP Project Pride Residential Program
2545 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Magnolia Women's Recovery Program
3408 Andover Street,, Oakland, CA 94609
Options Recovery Services
1630 10th Street,, Oakland, CA 94607
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Oakland
Leaving the comfort of residential rehab and returning home can present challenges for people in early recovery. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. If you experienced a severe dependency and have not developed a social structure to return to when you leave rehab, you may find long-term recovery more of a challenge. Relapse is a possibility without the right aftercare and support groups to help you navigate your new life.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Oakland
AA - 11th Step Oakland
Closed, Meditation and Wheelchair Access: 713 Washington Street, Oakland, C
Sunday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
NA - Rested Minds Group
Open, Speaker/Discussion & Discussion: 5726 international blvd, Oakland, CA, 94621
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
CA - One Puff Too Tough – 12&12 Study
In Person: 10429 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94603
Monday: 7:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. By participating in aftercare support, you can reduce the risk of relapse which hurts up to 60% of people who have recently finished a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres. When you get close to finishing your rehab program, you can think about which services will benefit your long term recovery. We can establish an aftercare program that protects you.
Alumni programs are a useful benefit to completing rehab and allows you community access to peers and staff members. You can attend team events, participate in a number of initiatives, build relationships, and receive advice from other ex-clients in recovery. Plus, you will have the opportunity to support others if you want to.
Support groups (fellowship meetings)
Support groups are an integral part of long-term recovery because social structures inspire long-lasting sobriety. Addiction support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide ongoing support utilizing the 12-step model and group sessions. By attending nearby support group meetings you will hear, and learn from, the recovery stories of other people. By building friendships and staying committed to the programme, individuals in recovery will feel encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and protect those that love them most.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Some people in an addicted household are affected more than others. It isn’t just the person with the addiction who is hurt, the other famly members need help as well. Participating in a family support group can help you to manage the situation better, as well as help you to provide greater support to those struggling with addiction.
Examples of Family and Child Support Groups are:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous