If you or someone you love is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, it may seem like everything feels so hopeless and finding it difficult to know where to go. By using professional addiction treatment services it is possible to treat drug addiction or alcohol addiction just like other illnesses and achieve long term recovery. On this page we further explain how an holistic treatment approach can enable you or a loved one to start and sustain sober living.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a holistic term that encompasses both counseling and medical interventions to treat both legal and illegal substance dependencies. Treatment that is customized to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, residential programs, outpatient services and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Altadena
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 Altadena?
By integrating treatments, the hidden causes of drug dependence can be explored and treated. Although treating the causes of dependence is vital, you also should build coping strategies to address the issues that lead to your dependency on alcohol or drugs.
Private Residential Programs in Altadena
If you reside within the center where you are receiving counseling, you are taking part in a residential addiction treatment program.
Its core benefit is that you will receive integrated addiction treatment and support day by day. By moving out of your home environment and into a rehab facility, you will protect yourself from any potential triggers that contributed to you developing a drug use disorder.
You can complete your rehab program and avoid relapse more easily if you remain in a secure environment that is safe and supportive. Clients who struggle with dual diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses or extreme dependencies are encouraged to enroll for an inpatient addiction treatment program.
A residential program will support you in getting sober, but maintaining sobriety will require ongoing effort as the first few months of recovery are usaully challenging. When you have finished your residential treatment programe you must become more independent and set life goals and new challenges.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs help individuals in recovery build further control over their lives, with support and some guidance. Sober living programs typically have:
- A house manager who will visit you throughout the day
- Guiding you on the right way to behave in recovery
- Encouraging important relationships with others in recovery who can relate to your experiences
Outpatient programs are easy to adjust to so that you can maintain your work and family obligations and still undergo treatments, by attending the rehab facility in your own time.
Outpatient programs are known for:
- Education on drug use
- Counseling and therapy including individual or group sessions – Your personal needs will determine the course of your outpatient program, which may extend from three months to more than year.
Detox Only Programs
Most patients require a medical detox to commence drug or alcohol rehabilitation, because it deals with physical dependencies on substances by clearing it from your body. As your body adapts without needing the substance it was dependent on, withdrawal symptoms may occur.
This marks the start of the recovery journey, following which you will identify and deal with the root causes of your addiction to avoid repeating the same cycle. Given that most substances result in withdrawal, you may experience withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a few weeks after your detox program is complete. Your chances of relapsing are limited as you learn the important skills required to cope with your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment will have to be self-funded or claimed in accordance with your healthcare policy. Typically, insurance providers will allow you to claim against the costs of rehab, or at least some of the costs, including a medical detox program, rehab therapy, and relapse prevention programs.
The total amount you will be able to claim can be identified by your policy rules and your provider. We suggest you understand how much cover you can claim for prior to enrolling in a program. To find out what you could be entitled to, go to our Verify Your Insurance page.
If you decide not to claim against your insurance provider, you will need to pay for your treatment. Many rehab providers will consider payment options to clients who may find paying upfront for treatment a challenge.
State Funded Programs
If you want to address your substance or alcohol dependency but you are unable to pay for private rehab, you can apply for a state-funded rehabilitation program.
Through the use of funds from state and federal resources as well as Medicaid, these programs may facilitate treatments such as:
- Services for a safe detox (medically-supervised if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and aftercare support services
State-funded rehab programs provide support to individuals who reside in low income households or private healthcare policies. In order to qualify you will need to provide information regarding:
- You live where you say you do
- The amount you earn
- Evidence about your substance or alcohol addiction
- Living legally in the US
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Altadena:
2052 North Lake Avenue, Suite F, Altadena, CA 91001
Aegis Treatment Centers
1450 North Lake Avenue, Suite 150, Pasadena, CA 91104
Pasadena Public Health Department Substance Abuse Prevention and Trt
1845 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Altadena
Sustaining addiction recovery can feel a challenge once you return to life outside of rehab. You had the benefits of professional support in a controlled environment at the rehab center. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. In our experience, clients with intense dependencies and those who do not develop the necessary support structure find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab. Without the relevant support and aftercare to guide you in your new life, relapse is a real possibility.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Altadena:
CA - CHANGE OF ATTITUDE
Church and Participation:
185 West Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA, 91001
Monday: 12:00 PM
AA Meeting: Rocklin Legacy Group – Rocklin
Closed, 12 Step Meeting and Wheelchair Access:
290 Technology Way, Rocklin, CA 95765
Tuesday: 7:30 PM
AA - Compulsive Chip Meeting
Discussion, Open and Wheelchair Access:
185 West Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA, 91001
Wednesday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. Relapse may occur in 60% of individuals, and due mostly to the unpredictability of life post-rehab, having extended support is an integral part of your long term recovery.
Once you reach the end of your treatment program you should give some thought to the counseling and therapies most useful to long-term abstinence and an aftercare package will be created to support you. One great benefit of finishing rehab is joining an alumni community program, which entitles you to liaise with former clients and staff as a community based recovery community. You will gain access to team events and receive guidance and encouragement from individuals who are in recovery long-term. We encourage you to consider offering guidance to other individuals who are active in your network if you feel able to.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Staying active in support groups is important because companionship will enable long-lasting addiction recovery. If you join a group that follows the 12-step model, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, you can receive life-long support via regular meetings.
When you go to support groups, you will the opportunity to share your challenges in recovery and listen to other individuals who are also in recovery. Many individuals in recovery attend local meetings to assist them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with vital tools to stay sober, and allow them to be accountable for their recovery.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Each person in a family is negatively affected, to a varying degree, by the individual struggling with addiction. The person with the dependency needs help, but other members of the family need support and guidance too. Taking part in a family support group can help you to cope better, and also empower you in providing greater support to those struggling with dependency. Some important support groups for families include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous