It can be so lonely when you or someone you care about has struggles with alcohol or drug addiction, that you don’t know how to approach it. However addiction is a treatable illness and by using proven and professional treatment methods, long-term recovery can be embraced.
This page will explain holistic approaches to addiction treatment and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain recovery from addiction.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is a broad term that includes the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are utilized to help individuals heal their dependencies on illegal drugs or prescribed medications. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to rehab because it needs to be tailored to your lifestyle and may incorporate medical detox, inpatient and outpatient support, and long-term relapse prevention programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Richmond
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 Richmond?
Understanding and healing the root causes behind your substance or alcohol dependence can be achieved through the use of an integrated treatment program Through learning healthy coping strategies you can address the causes of substance abuse while addressing the primary symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
When staying on the same property that you are receiving your addiction treatments in, you are said to be in a residential addiction treatment program. It is obviously beneficial to have 24/7 care and treatment access. If you leave your home and move into a treatment facility, you can remove yourself from exposure to stressors that influenced your decision to abuse drugs or alcohol.
By remaining in a safe environment that is designed to be supportive, you have a greater chance of finishing your addiction treatment program while limiting the odds of relapse and its associated dangers. If you have a severe substance dependency, or suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential rehab program is best. Enrolling in a residential treatment program is the most effective way to a sober life, and sustaining it will require ongoing focus because addiction recovery is challenging during the first few months. After you complete your residential addiction treatment program your priority will be on transitioning to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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We work together towards sobriety.
Sober Living Programs
Support and guidance are key to a sober living program in order to control your future goals more effectively. The programs typically include:
- Check-ins every day from a house manager
- Establishing frameworks for consistent recovery behavior
- Nurturing supportive friendships with others in recovery who will be going through similar kinds of issues
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to as you can continue any family/work obligations and still undergo treatments, by attending the rehab facility regularly.
Outpatient programs should provide you with:
- Education on drug use
- Counseling and therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or group therapy – Your personal needs can determine the course of your outpatient program, which may extend from three months to a year.
Detox Only Programs
The process of detoxing a substance from your body is the first phase towards rehabilitation, as it rids the body of the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence.
Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is the body’s response to detox, as it begins getting used to functioning without drugs or alcohol. This initiates the rehab journey, which continues as you come to terms with the root causes of your addiction in order to avoid repeating the cycle in the early stages of recovery.
A lot of drugs result in temporary cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have completed the detox phase. Your chances of relapse can be mitigated as you learn the skills required for long-term abstinence.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you do proceed with private treatment, you can make a claim through your healthcare policy or pay with your own funds. Many health insurance providers will cover some of the costs of rehab, which includes drug or alcohol detox, the rehab program, medical supplies and aftercare and support. The type of cover provided will differ based on the fine print of your policy and your provider’s terms and conditions.
We advise finding out how much cover you are entitled to before enrolling in a program. By visiting our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/, you can find out what cover you are able to claim. Clients will be responsible for the cost of treatment if they do not claim via their insurance policy. You may be able to opt for a payment plan if the total cost is too much upfront.
State Funded Programs
State-funded addiction treatment programs are designed for individuals who want to address a drug or alcohol addiction but have limited funds to take part in a private rehab treatment program. Support can be offered with funds provided from Medicaid and federal/state budgets, these programs can subsidize your recovery with:
- Safe & confidential medical detox
- Addiction therapy which includes extended care
Those without private healthcare insurance or live in households with low combined income may apply for a state-funded rehab program. So that you can start the application, you will need to give:
- Evidence that you are a resident of the US
- Proof of earnings
- Proof of where you live
- Medical details about your addiction
More 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 – to contact your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Richmond:
WestCare California Inc Richmond Health and Wellness Center
208 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804
Kaiser Permanente Addiction Medicine and Recovery Servs
901 Nevin Avenue,Attn Psychiatric Department, Richmond, CA 94801
Addiction Research and Treatment Inc (ART)
1313 Cutting Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Richmond
Leaving treatment and returning home can be hard for people in early recovery. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. 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.
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 Richmond:
AA - El Cerrito Fellowship Big Book Study
Big Book, Speaker and Wheelchair Access:
12260 San Pablo AveRichmond, CA 94805, USA
Monday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
AA - El Cerrito Fellowship Book Study Mens Meeting
Discussion, Literature, Men, Open and Wheelchair Access:
12260 San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA 94805, USA
Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Journey Continues
Open, Wheelchair, Book Study, Living Clean, Virtual Meeting and Facility:
Richmond, CA, 94803-1225
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Because relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life can be stressful, extended support is an invaluable tool to support your recovery long-term.
As you approach the end of your treatment program, you will be asked about the therapies and services that will help you with your long-term recovery, and we will create an aftercare program to guide you. One great benefit of finishing rehab is entering an alumni community program, where you can liaise with peers and staff as part of a community. With the support from this network you will be able to attend special events and receive encouragement and advice from other members who are in recovery long-term. We encourage you to consider offering guidance to other peers in your network if you feel able to.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
With the help of support group sessions you will enable 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 a long history in supporting individuals in recovery by providing group meetings. At support group meetings, you can share and learn from experiences. Friendship, empowerment and taking responsibility for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and meetings provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Everyone living in a household with addiction issues are damaged, in different ways, by its negative impact.
Support is crucial for all family members, not only the individual struggling with the addiction.
By a family support group, families can learn to manage stressful situations more effectively, and be able to support your family member recovering from addiction. Family members will benefit from joining support groups such as:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous