Alcohol and drug dependencies introduce challenges when you or someone you love experiences them. However addiction is a treatable illness and by using proven and professional rehab interventions, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be embraced.
In this guide we explore how an holistic rehabilitation program can enable you or someone you love to begin and sustain a life without drugs or alcohol.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is the process of medical care and counseling to tackle your dependency on substances such as illegal drugs, prescription medications and alcohol.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to treatment because it needs to be unique to your requirements and may include detox, residential and outpatient support, and long-term aftercare programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Humboldt County
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 Humboldt County?
By integrating treatment approaches, professionals can work with you to pinpoint and treat the root causes of your drug dependencies. Even though symptoms of addiction need to be tackled, life skills should also be encouraged in order to focus on the causes of your addiction issues.
Private Residential Programs
If you live at the center where you are receiving your treatments, you are taking part in a residential program. Having Access to 24/7 support and treatment is no doubt one of the core benefits. When you stay at a rehab center you are away from most of the stressors in your home environment that could encourage your substance abuse.
If you stay in a controlled and supportive environment, you have a better chance of completing your rehab program while protecting yourself against relapse and its potential risks.
If you suffer with co-occurring illnesses, dual diagnosis or an intense dependency on drugs or alcohol, an inpatient program is best suited to meet your rehab needs.
Enrolling in a residential treatment program is an effective way to a sober life, and maintaining it will require ongoing focus because maintaining recovery is hard during the first few months. Once you have finished your residential program you must focus on becoming more independent and set life goals and new challenges.
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Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will help you with important skills you need, through compassion and understanding. You can expect:
- A house manager to check in with you daily
- Work on guidelines for your behavior in recovery
- Friendship and support from others who are going through the same process as you.
Detox Only Programs
The initial stage of any treatment program is a detox, which removes all traces of substances from your system and deals with your dependency on it. You typically undergo withdrawal symptoms as a natural reaction to the absence of drugs or alcohol in your body.
After this you will move forward in your rehab journey, as you begin addressing the root causes for your addiction, helping you recognise the patterns and avoid it in the early stages of recovery and beyond.
Once alcohol or drugs have been eliminated from your system you may still experience cravings for it, as well as some withdrawal symptoms for an extended period of time. Rehab therapy will help you develop coping skills that are designed so that you reduce the risk of relapse.
Outpatient rehab programs offer greater flexibility because you can continue with work commitments while living at home, but you come to the rehab center for your treatments.
Outpatient programs typically feature:
- Education around substance use disorders
- Therapy and counseling including group therapy and one-on-one interventions – The duration of an outpatient treatment is unique to your circumstances and lasts between three months to more than a year.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you have chosen to continue with private rehab, you will need to pay for treatment yourself or make a claim through your health insurance provider.
Most health insurance providers offer cover for some rehab, which includes drug or alcohol detox, the rehab program, medications and aftercare. The amount covered for your treatment will be contingent on your policy and provider.
We suggest finding out how much cover you are entitled to prior to enrolling in a program. Our Verify Your Insurance page – https://www.unitedrecoveryca.com/verify-your-insurance/ – can help you determine eligibility for cover.
Clients will be responsible for the cost of treatment if they do not claim via their insurance provider. Some rehab facilities provide payment plans to clients so that they can pay for treatment in instalments.
State Funded Programs
State-funded treatment programs are useful for individuals who are battling with alcohol or substance dependencies and who may not be able to seek help via private treatment.
Using stipends from state, federal and Medicaid budgets, state-funded programs can remove financial barriers to treatment by providing:
- Safe & confidential medical detox
- Rehab treatment programs which includes extended care
People with no private healthcare insurance or live in households where the combined income is low may qualify for a state-funded rehab program. To start the process, you will need to provide:
- Proof of low income
- Proof of residence
- Your medical records regarding your drug or alcohol misuse
- Proof you have the legal right to live in the US
Visit https://www.grants.gov/ for further information about the application process.
Follow this document – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf – to locate contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Humboldt County:
2107 1st St, Eureka, California 95501
County of Humboldt DHHS Adolescent Treatment Program
134 D Street, Eureka, CA 95501
North Coast Subst Abuse Council Inc Crossroads
1205 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Humboldt County
When you leave treatment, you may experience some challenges. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals.
Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. If you experienced a severe dependency and have not developed a social structure to return to when you leave rehab, you may find long term recovery more of a challenge. Relapse can happen if you don’t have the appropriate aftercare or support to guide you into your new future.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Humboldt County:
AA: Focus On Recovery Attitude Adjustment
In-person, Discussion and Open: 1032 Bay St, Eureka, CA 95501
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
AA Meeting: On Awakening – Eureka
Open Meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous and AA Meeting With Wheelchair Access: 518 A St, Eureka, CA 95501
Monday: 6:30 AM
502 A Street – Eureka
Open Topic Discussion: 502 A Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program continues to provide recovery support when you return to your home environment. By participating in aftercare 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 draw closer to finishing your treatment program, we will collaborate with you to establish an aftercare package that includes a range of services that are vital to your recovery.
Individuals who complete their rehab programs will have access to an alumni community program like ours, which gives you the opportunity to engage with peers and staff. With the help from this network you will be attending social events and receive motivation and advice from other ex-clients who are in recovery as well. This gives you the right opportunity to reciprocate and support other members.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups remain an important function of long-term recovery because social responsibilities enable sobriety. A couple of the oldest and most successful support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which the 12-steps to support individuals in recovery through regular meetings. When you take part in support groups, you will have the ability to share your own experiences in recovery and feel empowered by other individuals who are also in recovery.
Companionship, empowerment and accountability for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and meetings provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.
Addiction affects everyone in a household to varying degrees. It’s not just the person with the addiction who is hurt, other people in the family need support too.
Family support groups teach you important coping strategies for your own life and help you to offer greater support to the loved one who has issues with substance dependence.
Your family will benefit from support groups including:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous