When you or a loved one has an alcohol or drug use disorder you may struggle to understand how to address it. Through proven rehabilitation strategies, drug and alcohol addiction can be managed for long-term recovery.
In this guide we detail how an holistic rehabilitation approach can encourage you or someone you love to start and sustain a life without drugs or alcohol.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we mention addiction ‘rehab’, we refer to the combination of medical and therapeutic treatments used to deal with dependencies on alcohol and drugs (including prescription medications). Rehab that is unique to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, inpatient programs, outpatient care and extended support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Del Norte
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 Del Norte?
Integrated rehab treatment is typically the best manner in which to tackle the primary sources of drug and alcohol dependencies. By learning natural coping mechanisms you can tackle substance abuse while tackling the obvious symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
Residential rehabilitation programs allow you to reside on the same property that you are receiving treatments in. It is undoubtedly beneficial to have 24-hour support and treatment provisions.
There is notable value in taking yourself away from the home environment and becoming fully immersed in the rehabilitation program, because you are no longer sensitive to the triggers and stressors that may cause you to abuse drugs. You will be less likely to relapse when you complete your residential treatment program in a secure facility where the environment is supportive. Residential addiction treatment programs are recommended for those with intense drug or alcohol dependencies, co-occurring illnesses or dual diagnosis.
Enrolling in a residential rehab program is the most effective way to treat addiction, and sustaining it requires ongoing focus because maintaining recovery is challenging during the first few months. Once you have completed your residential program you will need to become more autonomous and set goals for your new life.
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Sober Living Programs
You can develop the skills needed to stay sober by engaging in a sober living program, which will guide you through the early stages of recovery. This can be done by:
- A house manager to check in on you daily
- Working on guidelines for positive behavior in recovery
- Getting guidance and companionship from other people in recovery who share similar difficulties
The flexible approach to outpatient treatment programs means that you do not have to stop attending your workplace or family commitments, as you can attend the rehabilitation center and undergo regular treatments at your own pace.
Outpatient programs should provide you with:
- Education about drug or alcohol use
- Talking therapy and counseling by means of group interventions and one-to-one sessions with a skilled addiction specialist. – Outpatient programs will run from three months to more than a year, and your personal needs will determine how long yours lasts for.
Detox Only Programs
The early phase of any treatment program is a detox, which eliminates any traces of substances from your system and deals with your physical dependency on it. During the detox phase you will develop withdrawal symptoms as your body stabilizes to function without the substance it was physically reliant on.
Upon completion of the detox phase, you will move forward in your rehab journey, as you begin addressing the main causes for your addiction, to help you recognise the patterns and avoid it long-term. You may develop some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for some time after your drug or alcohol detox program has ended. Learning the necessary skills can assist you to reduce your chances of relapse as you adapt to your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you opt for private treatment, you can start the process by making a claim via your healthcare provider or pay with your own funds. Fortunately, most health insurance providers will cover at least parts of your rehab program, such as detox, therapy and counseling, medicines that are prescribed and relapse support. The amount you are eligible for will depend on your provider and your agreement.
Always confirm the amount you can claim from your cover before you take part in a treatment plan. Go to our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ – to find out about the cover you qualify for.
By not making a claim via your health insurance cover, the cost of your treatment needs to be covered directly. Some addiction treatment facilities may offer a payment plan to clients who can’t afford to pay the full amount.
State Funded Programs
State-funded treatment programs are designed for individuals who have alcoholism or substance dependencies and who may not have the means to seek help via private rehab. With the support provided with funds from federal and state resources as well as Medicaid, these programs may provide treatments including:
- Medical detoxes
- Rehab treatment programs including extended care
If you are not covered by private health insurance or you do not have available funds, you can consider applying for a state-funded treatment program. You can expect to provide:
- Medical information regarding your addiction issues
- Evidence of residence
- Proof of income
- Certification that shows you can reside legally in the US
You can learn more about applying by visiting https://www.grants.gov/
This booklet – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf – has your state agency’s contact details.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Del Norte:
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Del Norte
When you leave treatment, you may notice some difficulties adjusting to life without substances. You had the benefits of professional support in a controlled environment at the rehab center.
After leaving the rehab center you may encounter unanticipated challenges that you are not prepared for. 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. 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 Del Norte:
AA - Del Norte County Intergroup (D.N.I.) Business Meeting
Open: 144 Butte, Room 11, Crescent City Four Square, CA 95531
Thursday (2nd): 6:30
Open and Wheelchair Access:
220 East Macken Avenue, Crescent City, CA 95531
Tuesday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
I Don’t take Nothin and I Don’t Sign Cards
Open: 2154 Spring St, Eureka, CA 95501
Sunday: 10:30 AM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. By taking part in extended support, you can lessen the risk of relapse which hurts as many as 60% of individuals who have recently completed a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
As you near the end of your rehab program, you will need to consider the therapies and services that will help you with your long-term recovery, and we will create an aftercare program to guide you. Clients who complete their drug or alcohol treatment programs will gain access to an alumni community program like ours, which gives you the chance to engage with staff and peers.
You will gain access to team events and receive support and encouragement from other people who are also in recovery long-term. You may feel empowered to pay the favor forward, by giving your support to other ex-clients who are in the same boat.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
With the help of support group events you will create a support structure that is conducive to your long-term sobriety. The 12-step model is continued by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have a long history in helping individuals in recovery by offering regular meetings. By attending local support group meetings you will listen to, and learn from, the recovery journeys of other individuals. Through companionship and staying committed to the 12-steps, individuals in recovery can feel empowered to take responsibility for their actions and protect those that love them most.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction affects everyone in a household to differently.
While the individual struggling with dependence certainly needs help and support, other family members also need counseling. Family support groups have two key benefits: you can support yourself and the individual in the early stages of recovery.
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