Due to the difficulties that are associated with drug or alcohol addiction, many people do not know where to turn. By using professional rehab services it is possible to treat drug addiction or alcohol addiction just like other diseases and achieve long term abstinence.
This page will address how integrating different rehabilitation approaches can assist with a sober future for you or a loved one.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is a broad term that includes the therapeutic and medical treatments that are utilized to help individuals recover from their dependencies on illegal & legal substances. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to rehab because it should be unique to your requirements and may include detox, residential and outpatient care, and long-term aftercare programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in El Centro
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 El Centro?
Identifying and healing the latent causes behind your substance or alcohol dependence can be achieved through the use of an integrated treatment approach. It is vital to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be learnt, in order for you to cope with the issues that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
A residential treatment program is when you live at the treatment center and receive all addiction treatment at the property. Its main benefit is that you will continuously receive integrated treatment and support all through the day.
If you stay at a treatment center you will be free from most of the triggers in your home environment that may worsen your substance use. Finishing your rehab program and avoiding relapse is considerably easier if you are in a safe and controlled environment. Residential treatment programs are generally more effective when your dependency is chronic or severe, or if you suffer from co-occurring illnesses or a dual diagnosis.
Enrolling in a residential rehab program is the most effective way to treat addiction, and maintaining it requires persistent focus because addiction recovery is a challenge during the early stages. Upon completion of your inpatient addiction treatment, you need to consider what you’d like from your new life, as you work towards becoming more independent.
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Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will help you with important skills you need, using support and guidance from addiction specialists. You can look forward to:
- Guidance every day from a house manager
- Building parameters for positive recovery behavior
- Fostering important relationships with others in recovery who may be working through similar types of challenges
Detox Only Programs
Most individuals need a medical detox to initiate substance rehabilitation, because it tackles physical dependencies on substances by ridding it from your body. As your body gets used to functioning without the substance in your system, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symbolizes the start of the rehab recovery journey, and must be followed up by tackling the main reasons for your dependency, so you do not repeat the same negative cycle of behaviors.
It is normal to confront withdrawal and cravings for a few weeks after the substance has been eradicated from your body. Learning the necessary skills can help you to limit your chances of relapse as you focus on your new life.
Outpatient addiction treatment programs are flexible because you can maintain work or family obligations, and visit the rehab facility for treatments.
Outpatient programs teach you:
- Education on alcohol and drug dependence
- Therapeutic and psychological interventions such as group and individual therapy – Outpatient programs should last between a few months to over a year, this will depend on your requirements.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide to enroll for private rehab, you will need to fund it yourself or begin a claim via your health insurance provider. In most instances, insurance companies will allow you to claim for the costs of treatment, or at least some of the costs, including a medical detox program, rehab therapy, and relapse prevention programs. The amount covered is down to your provider and the details of your policy agreement.
We recommend that you find out how much cover you can access prior to registering for a rehab program. You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover that is available to you.
Clients will be responsible for the cost of rehab if they do not claim via their insurance provider. Some treatment providers may provide payment plans for individuals who may find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you want to address your substance or alcohol problems but due to limited resources cannot afford private treatment, you should enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program. These programs make funding available from Medicaid as well as federal and state budgets to provide addiction recovery through:
- Safe & confidential medical detox
- Rehab therapy which includes extended care
State-funded rehab programs are open to people who do not have private health insurance or who live in poorer households. When applying you will be asked for:
- Medical information about your addiction issues
- Evidence of residence
- Proof of income
- Certification that shows you can live in the US legally
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in El Centro:
County of Imperial
1295 State Street,Suites 104 and 105 , El Centro, CA 92243
Imperial Valley Medical Clinic Inc Medical Treatment Center
200 South 5th Street, El Centro, CA 92243
County of Imperial
2695 South 4th Street,1st Floor, Suite A , El Centro, CA 92243
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in El Centro
Leaving treatment and returning home can be hard for people starting out in recovery. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. Clients who had severe dependencies find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab if they do not have a social support structure. Guidance and aftercare support is integral in the early stages of recovery to help prevent relapse.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in El Centro:
AA - Sunrise Meeting
Closed: Triangle Fellowship, 485 Broadway, El Centro 92243
Monday: 6:00 A.M
AA - Caring & Sharing
Closed: Triangle Fellowship, 485 Broadway, El Centro 92243
Wednesday: 6:00 PM
Alano Club – El Centro
Open, Basic Text and It Works How and Why Study: 564 Broadway Street, El Centro, CA 92243
Tuesday: 7:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs are an extension of rehab once you leave the rehab center. Unfortunately, relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life has its own challenges, aftercare support is an invaluable service to support your long-term recovery.
Once you get close to the end of your rehab program, you will discuss the services most beneficial to your long-term sobriety, and an aftercare program will be implemented to help you sustain from drinking or taking drugs. Individuals who complete their rehab programs can join an alumni community program such as ours, which gives you the opportunity to engage with staff and peers. With the support from this network you will attend special events and receive motivation and advice from other people who are in active recovery. This gives you the right opportunity to reciprocate and support other individuals in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups encourage long-term recovery because they recognize the key role that social structures play in supporting addiction recovery. By joining a group like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you will follow the 12 steps and attend local meetings for ongoing support. When you go to support groups, you will have the ability to share your challenges in recovery and listen to other individuals who are also in recovery. By building friendships and committing to the 12-steps, individuals in recovery will feel encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and protect those that love them most.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Those living within a family with addiction issues are affected, in different ways, by its negative consequences. All members of a family need help with a household addiction, not just the addicted person.
By taking part in family support groups, you will learn to manage stress more efficiently, and be able to provide better to your loved one recovering from addiction. Your family may benefit from support groups including:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous