Whenever you or a loved one has an alcohol or drug use disorder you may struggle to understand how to address it. By using professional addiction treatment services it is possible to treat dependence just like other diseases and achieve long term recovery.
On this page we explore how an integrated treatment program can encourage you or someone you love to start and sustain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term substance ‘rehab’ is applied to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help people who are struggling with dependencies on illegal or prescribed medications.
Rehab treatment offers better chances of long term success if it is customized to the individual needs of the client and includes medically-assisted detoxification, residential or outpatient programs, and relapse prevention techniques such as aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Fresno
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 Fresno?
A consolidated treatment approach is the most successful way to tackle the root causes of drug or alcohol use disorders. It is crucial to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be learnt, in order for you to work with the problems that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
Residential addiction treatment programs require you to live at the treatment facility and take part in your treatments on-site. One of the biggest benefits is access to continuous treatment and addiction specialists.
There is notable value in removing yourself from the home environment and becoming fully focused in the rehab program, because you are not vulnerable to the stressors and triggers that may cause you to abuse substances.
When you stay in a safe and secure environment you can protect yourself against relapse and increase the odds of finishing your rehab program. A residential program provides the best prognosis when you have a dual diagnosis, a severe substance dependency or co-occurring disorders.
A residential treatment program will support you in getting sober, but it’s important to note that maintaining sobriety will require constant effort as the early stages of recovery are usually challenging. Completing your residential rehab program is the start of your newfound independence and you must focus on setting goals for your substance-free future.
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We have both daytime and evening a admission hours available.
Sober Living Programs
You can learn the skills required to stay sober by taking part in a sober living program, which will support you through the transitional period. This will be done by:
- A house manager to check in on you daily
- Working on guidelines for positive behavior in recovery
- Getting support and companionship from other people in recovery who have similar life experiences
Detox Only Programs
The initial stage of a rehab program is detoxification, which eliminates any traces of substances from your system and begins healing your dependency on it. As your body gets used to functioning without substances in your system, you may experience the symptoms of withdrawal.
Withdrawal marks the start of the rehab recovery journey, and must be followed up by tackling the primary reasons for your addictive behavior, to avoid repeating the same pattern of behaviors.
Once alcohol or drugs have been eliminated from your system you may still experience cravings for it, along with symptoms of withdrawal for for a few weeks. Learning the necessary skills can assist you to minimize your odds of relapse as you focus on your new life.
Outpatient rehab programs are considered to be flexible and allow you to have therapy at the rehab center and maintain your job or life commitments.
Outpatient programs offer value through:
- Education about substance abuse
- Counseling and therapy by facilitating group support or one-on-one sessions – The required duration of an outpatient program is three months and may last longer than a year, this will depend on your personal needs.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you opt for private options, you can fund treatment yourself or make a claim through your healthcare policy. Most insurance providers contribute to at least part of the costs associated with addiction rehab, such as a medically-supervised detox, rehab therapy and medication, as well as aftercare support. Your provider’s terms and conditions will determine how much cover you can claim for.
We recommend that you double check on how much you can claim prior to enrolling at the treatment centre. Our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ can help you find out the amount of cover you will get.
If you opt out of making a claim through your insurance provider, the balance of your treatment programme will need to be covered directly. Many rehab facilities offer payment options to clients so that cost is not a barrier to treatment.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehab programs were designed to help individuals who do not have the financial means to deal with an alcohol addiction or drug use disorder.
With the help of funds provided from Medicaid and federal/state budgets, these programs can subsidize your recovery with:
- Safe & confidential medical detox
- Addiction treatment programs including aftercare and support
Those lacking private health cover or live in households with lower joint income may enroll for a state-funded treatment program. So that you can begin the process, you will need to provide:
- Medical records that supports your addiction issues
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of income
- Evidence that shows you can reside in the US legally https://www.grants.gov/
If you need the contact details for your state agency, this pdf provides the needed details – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Fresno:
MedMark Treatment Centers Fresno
1310 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Turning Point of Central California Fresno Federal Aftercare Program
1638 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721
Kings View Corporation Kings View Community Services
1410 F Street,Suite 101 , Fresno, CA 93706
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Fresno
You may find some initial challenges in the early stages of recovery. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. 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. 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 Fresno:
AA - 2nd Purpose Group
Closed and Women: 2131 North Van Ness Boulevard, Fresno, CA 93704
Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In-Person: Alano Club, 1350 N. 11th Street, Fresno CA 93703
Monday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Hacienda (Fresno First) – Fresno
Open Basic Text: 2550 West Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93705
Monday: 6:30 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Because it’s hard to predict what could happen from one day to the next, up to 60% of clients in recovery may relapse, making extended aftercare an essential component of recovery.
When you near the end of your treatment program, counselors will work with you to identify therapies and services that will facilitate long-term recovery, and we will create aftercare packages to support you. After the successful completion of your rehab program you will be eligible for joining an alumni community program so you can stay close to staff and ex-clients.
With this network you will attend fun events and receive support and advice from other former clients who are in long-term sobriety. You will also have the opportunity to reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups are vital to long-term recovery as they monopolize on the need for social interactions in recovery. Recovery support groups such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide regular support using the 12 steps and local weekly meetings. During support group meetings, you can share and learn from experiences. Many people in recovery attend local meetings to help them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the important tools to maintain sobriety, and allow them to be accountable for their own journey in recovery.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction affects everyone in a family to differently. Support is vital for all family members, not only the person struggling with the addiction.
Taking part in family support groups can help you to cope better, as well as empower you in providing greater support to the individual with the dependency.
Some important support groups for families include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous