It can be so difficult when you or someone you love has a problem with alcohol or drug use, that you don’t know how to get help.
You can treat dependence even though it is a disease, and long term recovery is possible through professional addiction treatment intervention programs.
This Guide will explain holistic 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 holistic treatment program that includes both the therapeutic and medical interventions to treat drug addiction & prescription drug addiction. Addiction Rehab is most effective when it is tailored to your individual needs and incorporates a medically-managed detox, residential and outpatient care, as well as relapse prevention techniques.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in San Lorenzo
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 San Lorenzo?
An integrated approach is generally the most effective way to address and recover from the root causes of drug addiction and alcoholism. Even though treating the symptoms of dependence is important, you also must learn coping strategies to address the issues that lead to your drug or alcohol dependence.
Private Residential Programs
Residential rehabilitation programs require you to stay on the same property that you are undergoing treatments in. The key benefit is being able to receive integrated support and treatment day by day. By removing yourself from your home environment and residing at the treatment facility you will safeguard yourself against the triggers that lead to your drug or alcohol dependence. You are less likely to relapse if you finish your treatment program in a secure center where the environment is supportive.
Residential rehab programs are useful for individuals with serious alcohol or drug dependencies, co-occurring illnesses or dual diagnosis. We know that the first year of recovery are usually difficult and after a residential rehab program, you need to stay focused so that you can maintain your recovery. When you have completed your residential addiction treatment program you must become more autonomous and set goals for your new life.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs help people in recovery build more control over their lives, with a support structure and some guidance. Sober living programs include:
- Sending a house manager to see how you are doing regularly
- Prescribing the sorts of behaviors that are expected in recovery
- Developing supportive and positive relations with peers in recovery
Taking part in a detoxification program is a vital step in rehab as it helps address your physical dependency by eliminating substances from your system. Symptoms of withdrawal usually start during the detox phase and your body has to learn to function without alcohol or substances it was physically dependent on.
This detox phase marks the start of your rehab journey, the next step is to identify and address the underlying problems that lead to your addiction, so that the pattern does not repeat. It is common to develop withdrawal and cravings for a short duration after the substance has been eradicated from your system. In rehab you will master the coping skills for long-term abstinence, so that you can avoid relapse in the future.
The flexibility of outpatient programs means that you do not have to stop work or participating in family commitments, as you can attend the treatment facility and have weekly treatments at your own pace.
Outpatient programs usually provide:
- Education on alcohol and drug use
- Therapy and psychological interventions involving group and individual therapy – Outpatient treatment programs may last anywhere from a few months to over a year, this will depend on your requirements.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment should be paid directly or claimed through your health insurance. Most insurance companies can contribute to at least part of the costs associated with rehab, including a medically-assisted detox, rehab treatment and medical supplies, as well as aftercare support. The amount you are able to claim can be identified by your policy rules and your provider. We recommend finding out how much cover you are entitled to prior to enrolling in a program.
By visiting our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/, you can learn what cover you are able to claim. If you do not want cover from your insurance provider, you will be responsible for paying the treatment centre directly. Many rehab providers will consider payment options to clients who may struggle to pay for treatment upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you are struggling with substance or alcohol dependency and have no financial means to enter private treatment, you may be accepted for a state-funded rehabilitation program. With the support provided with funds from state and federal resources as well as Medicaid, these programs may provide treatments including:
- Programs for a safe detox (medically-assisted if required
- Rehab treatments and aftercare support services
In order to enroll in a state-funded rehab program you will need to give proof that you live in a low income household or have little to no healthcare cover:
- Evidence that you are a resident of the US
- Proof of income
- Proof of where you live
- Medical details about your addiction
https://www.grants.gov/ provides all the info necessary to make an application. You can also download this file – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf – for your state agency’s direct contact details.
The following State Funded meetings are available in San Lorenzo:
Women on the Way Recovery Center Men on the Way
20424 Haviland Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541
20094 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94541
Men And Women Recovery
1417 Thrush Avenue, Units B-D, San Leandro, CA 94578
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in San Lorenzo
Remaining active in your recovery can feel challenging when returning to home life after leaving the treatment center. At the rehab center the environment was safe and you had professional support. After leaving the rehab center you may encounter unanticipated challenges that you are not prepared for. Clients who had severe dependencies find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab if they do not have a social support structure. 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 San Lorenzo:
AA - Joy of Living San Lorenzo
Discussion, Open and Wheelchair Access:
945 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA, 94580
Friday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NA - Surviving the Odds Group
Men, Speaker/Discussion and Hybrid Meeting:
180 Lewelling Blvd. San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sunday: 10:00 AM
NA - Garage Group
Open, Discussion, Speaker/Discussion, Speaker only and Wheelchair:
San Lorenzo Community Church, Room 9, Chips 1st
week, 945 Paseo Grande Avenue, San Lorenzo, CA, 94580
Saturday: 8:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. Because relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life is difficult at the best of times, relapse prevention & support is an invaluable lifeline to support your long-term recovery plans.
Once you complete your rehab program, you will discuss the treatment services most beneficial to you long-term, and an aftercare package will be created to help you sustain it.
Clients who complete their drug or alcohol treatment programs can join an alumni community program like ours, which provides you with the opportunity to engage with staff and others in early recovery. You will enjoy access to team events and receive support and encouragement from individuals who are also in recovery long-term. You may also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
With the help of support group sessions you can create a support structure that is helpful to your long-term sobriety. The 12-steps are is maintained by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have for many decades, been helping people in recovery by hosting group meetings. When you attend nearby support group meetings you will hear, and understand, life experiences of other members. Many individuals in recovery attend nearby meetings to assist them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the necessary tools tools to stay away from substances, allowing them to take responsibility for their life.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Some individuals living in an addicted household are impacted more than others. It isn’t just the person with the addiction who is hurt, the other family members need help as well.
By taking part in family support groups, families will manage stress more effectively, and be able to provide better to your family member recovering from addiction. Some important support groups for families include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous