Because of the struggles that are connected with alcohol and drug disorders, many individuals do not know where to look for treatment. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be achieved if you utilize proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is a treatable illness.
On this page we detail how an integrated treatment approach can encourage you or someone you love to start and sustain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is the process of medical care and counseling to tackle your dependence on substances including illegal drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol. Addiction Rehab that is specific to your individual needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, inpatient programs, outpatient programs and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Bakersfield
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 Bakersfield?
By integrating treatment approaches, treatment experts can work with you to identify and treat the root causes of your drug dependencies. Identifying coping mechanisms to treat the primary causes of your substance dependency is just as important as treating the symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
If you live at the facility where you are receiving your treatments, you are in a residential treatment program. Having Access to 24/7 support and treatment is by far one of the major benefits.
Moving out of your home environment and entering a rehab center can cushion you against triggers that negatively encourage your substance use. Finishing your residential treatment program and avoiding relapse is far easier if you remain in a safe and controlled environment. Inpatient treatment programs are good for individuals with intense drug and alcohol dependencies, co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis.
Getting sober is possible if you take part in a residential rehab program, but if you want to maintain it you will have to overcome the difficulties that are associated with the first few months of recovery. On completion of your residential treatment program, you will transition towards more independence as you build goals for your new sober life.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living treatment programs enable you to have more control over your life, with guidance and supportive structures. These programs comprise of:
- A house manager to check in with you daily
- Develop boundaries for good behaviors in recovery
- Friendship, companionship and support from those who are there for the same reasons as you.
By enrolling in an outpatient program you have a lot more flexibility, by visiting the rehabilitation center for treatment weekly and maintain family or work commitments.
Outpatient programs provide you with:
- Drug abuse education
- Counseling and therapy such as individual or group therapy – Your personal needs will determine the course of your outpatient program, which may extend from a couple of months to a year.
Detox Only Programs
A detox program is the first step in rehab and is required to eliminate your physical dependence on a drug by removing all traces of it from your body. As your body starts to work without needing the drug it was dependent on, you will start to experience withdrawal symptoms.
The withdrawal process symbolizes the beginning of the rehab recovery journey, and must be followed up by dealing with the main causes of your addiction, to avoid repeating the same pattern of behaviors. Many drugs cause symptoms of withdrawal and cravings for a long time after they have been cleared from your system. Your odds of relapsing can be limited as you learn the necessary skills necessary to cope with your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
The private treatment costs may be claimed back through your health insurance or self-funded. In most cases, insurance companies will contribute to the costs of treatment, or at least some of the costs, including a medical detox program, rehab program, and aftercare programs. Your provider’s terms and conditions will dictate the amount of cover you can claim for.
It is good practice to find out about your cover prior to enrolling in a rehab program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you find out how much cover you can claim for.
If you choose not to claim from your insurance provider, you must pay for your treatment. Many treatment facilities extend payment plans to clients who can then spread the cost over a period of time.
State Funded Programs
If you are suffering with drug or alcohol dependency and have no financial means to pay for private treatment, you may be qualified for a state-funded drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. With the help of funds from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, state-funded rehab programs remove hurdles to treatment by offering:
- Programs for a safe detox (medically-assisted if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and extended support services
Those without private health cover or live in households where the combined income is low may enroll for a state-funded treatment program. So that you can start the process, you will need to provide:
- Where you live
- How much you earn
- Evidence about your drug or alcohol misuse
- Living in the US legally
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Bakersfield:
Kern County Hispanic Commission KCHC Outpatient Recovery Services
1304 L Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Aegis Treatment Centers LLC
1018 21st Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Bakersfield Recovery Services DBA Jasons Retreat Intensive OP
2917 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Bakersfield
When you leave treatment, you may notice some difficulties adjusting to life without substances. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. 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. Relapse is a possibility without the right aftercare and support groups to help you navigate your new life.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Bakersfield:
AA - Spiritual Sisters Women Step Study
In person and Closed: Unity Church, 1619 E St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tuesday: 9:00 AM
AA - Alano Club Hi Nooners
In person and Open: Alano Club, 1001 34th St., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Tuesday: 12:00 PM
Central Church of Christ – Bakersfield
Open Basic Text: 425 South H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Tuesday: 12:00 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 reduce the risk of relapse which impacts up to 60% of clients who have recently completed a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
As you get near to finishing your treatment program, we will collaborate with you to create an aftercare package that includes services that are helpful to your recovery.
After finishing your rehabilitation program you will become eligible to join an alumni community program so you can remain in contact with staff and others in recovery. You will be able to attend team events, participate in a number of initiatives, build connections, and receive advice from other members in recovery. You may also want to pay the favor forward, by giving your support to other active members in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Through support group participation you can enable a support structure that is conducive to your long-term sobriety. You will receive long-term recovery support if you participate in groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous and regularly attend weekly 12-step meetings.
When you take part in support groups, you will the opportunity to share your challenges in recovery and listen to other members in similar walks of life. Through companionship and staying committed to the 12-steps, individuals in recovery will feel empowered to take responsibility for their actions and protect those around them.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Those living in a family unit with addiction issues are affected, in various ways, by its negative impact. While the individual who has a dependency certainly needs all the help they can get, the other family members also need assistance.
By taking part in family support groups, families can manage stress more efficiently, and be able to support your loved one recovering from addiction.
Your family will benefit from support groups including:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous