When you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug problem you may feel hopeless and struggle to know how to address it.
Although addiction is a disease, it is manageable when evidence-based treatments are adopted. Long term recovery from addiction is achievable.
The following page will explain integrated approaches to addiction treatment and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain a sober life.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we speak about addiction ‘rehabilitation’, we mean the combination of medical and therapeutic treatments used to resolve dependencies on alcohol and drugs (including prescription medications). Treatment that is customized to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, residential programs, outpatient care and extended support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Alpine
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 Alpine?
Integrated treatment is usually the ideal manner in which to tackle the root causes of drug and alcohol dependencies.
While treating the symptoms of dependence is crucial, you also need to learn coping mechanisms to address the issues that lead to your dependency on substances.
Private Residential Programs
If you stay at the property where you are receiving therapy, you are part of a residential program. One of the key benefits is access to 24/7 treatment and care.
Moving out of your home environment and entering a treatment center will cushion you against the stressors that negatively encourage your substance abuse. You will be less susceptible to relapse if you finish your addiction treatment program in a secure center where the environment is supportive. When you have a severe substance dependency, or you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring illness, a residential addiction treatment program will be recommended.
We understand that the first few months of recovery are difficult and after a residential rehab program, you must stay focused in order to maintain recovery. After your inpatient addiction treatment, you must consider what you’d like from your new life, as you transition to becoming more independent.
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We work together towards sobriety.
Sober Living Programs
You can build the skills needed to stay sober by participating in a sober living program, which will guide you through the transitional period. This can be done by:
- Daily support from a house manager
- Creating guidelines to help your behavior in recovery
- Assisting you to develop strong relationships with peers who will share similar challenges to you
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to so that you can continue your work and family commitments and still receive treatments, by attending the rehab facility in your own time.
Outpatient programs teach you:
- Education on the misuse of substances
- Group therapy and individual therapy as vehicles for addiction recovery – You must be enrolled in an outpatient program for a minimum of three months, and may continue the program for a year if required.
Detox Only Programs
Taking part in a detoxification program is an important hurdle in rehab as it deals with your physical dependency by removing substances from your body. You typically experience withdrawal symptoms as a natural reaction to the absence of the substance in your body. This marks the start of the recovery process, following which you will identify and deal with the underlining causes of your addictive behavior to avoid repeating the same cycle.
Many substances result in withdrawal and cravings for a few weeks after they have been cleared from your body. Your risk of relapse are mitigated as you develop the necessary skills necessary for long-term abstinence.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you do proceed with private treatment, you can claim from your health insurance or pay for treatment yourself. The majority of health insurance providers offer cover for some rehab, which includes drug or alcohol detox, the rehab program, medications and aftercare. The total amount you can claim can be identified by your policy rules and your provider.
We suggest that you find out how much cover you can claim for prior to enrolling in a program. Our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ – will help you to determine the amount of cover you are eligible for.
If you decide not to claim from your policy, you are responsible for the cost of your treatment. It may be possible to opt in to a payment plan if you cannot afford to pay the full amount straight away.
State Funded Programs
If you want to trackle your substance or alcohol addiction but due to limited resources cannot pay for private rehab, you should enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program. These programs operate via Medicaid as well as federal and state budgets to provide addiction recovery through:
- Medically-supervised drug/alcohol detox
- Addiction Rehabilitation and aftercare services.
State-funded treatment programs provide relief to individuals with little to no disposable income or private healthcare insurance. So that you can quality, you will need to provide details about:
- Medical records around your addiction issues
- Evidence of where you live
- Proof of income
- Evidence that shows you can stay in the US legally
Further information about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/
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 addiction rehab programs are available in Alpine:
Genesis Recovery Inc
24352 Featherstone Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040
El Cajon Comprehensive Trt Center
234 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/East Region Teen Recovery Ctr
550 Fesler Street, Suite G-1, El Cajon, CA 92020
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Alpine
Leaving treatment and returning home can be hard for people in early recovery. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. Your coping skills will be put to the test when you leave rehab, as you may experience some challenges that you still need to learn to deal with.
Long term sobriety is more difficult to maintain when you have had a severe dependency and do not have social support when you leave rehab. Guidance and aftercare support is integral in the early stages of recovery to help prevent relapse.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Alpine:
AA - Y6 Big Book Study Nov 15th May 1st
Big Book, Discussion and Open:
444 Squaw Peak Road Alpine Meadows, CA 96146
Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alpine Community Church – Alpine
Open Discussion and Participation:
2225 West Victoria Drive, Alpine, CA 96146
Thursday: 7:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. Because relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life is difficult at the best of times, aftercare support is an essential lifeline to support your long-term recovery.
As you get near to completing your rehab program, we will collaborate with you to design an aftercare program that includes the services most helpful to your recovery. Clients who finish their rehab programs will have access to an alumni community program like ours, which gives you the chance to interact with peers and staff.
You will benefit from access to mentorship and support from other individuals in recovery, and attend other events. You may also decide to return the favor by supporting other members.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups continue to be an important part of long-term recovery because social responsibilities encourage lasting sobriety. A couple of the most used support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which benefit from the 12-step model to help those in recovery through local meetings.
When you attend nearby support group sessions you will hear, and understand, the lived experiences of other members. Companionship, 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
Everyone living within a family unit with addiction issues are damaged, in different ways, by its negative impact. The person with the addiction needs support, but other members of the household need assistance too.
Family support groups provide you with vital coping lessons for your own life and allow you to offer more support to the loved one who has the issues with substance dependence.
Examples of Family and Child Support Groups include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous