Drug and alcohol use disorders are hard to address when they hurt you or someone you love. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be achieved if you adopt proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is treatable.
Read more on how integrated rehabilitation services can help you or someone you love in starting and maintaining recovery from substance dependence.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we refer to addiction ‘rehab’, it encompasses the psychological interventions and medical treatments needed to tackle dependencies on substances such as prescription drugs and illegal drugs including cocaine.
Rehab treatments are successful when they are personalized to your specific needs, and may include residential programs, outpatient care, medical detoxes and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Carson
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 Carson?
Understanding and healing the root causes behind your drug or alcohol use disorder can be achieved through an integrated treatment program. It is crucial to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping methods need to be learnt, in order for you to work with the triggers that lead to the drug or alcohol dependency.
Private Residential Programs
A residential treatment program allows you to live at the treatment center and receive all necessary treatment within the property. It is undoubtedly beneficial to have 24-hour care and treatment access. By moving out of your home environment and into a treatment center, you can protect yourself from the those potential triggers that contributed to you developing a drug addiction.
When you reside in a safe and supportive environment you can protect yourself from relapse and increase the odds of finishing your rehab program. A residential rehab program provides the best solution when you have a dual diagnosis, a complex substance dependency or co-occurring illnesses.
A residential addiction treatment program will help you with getting sober, but note that maintaining sobriety will require constant effort as the first few months of recovery can be hard for many people. After your inpatient program, you need to consider what you’d like from your new life, as you focus on becoming more independent.
Do You Need Help?
Our addiction advisers are here to help you.
Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs are designed with the necessary support to help those recovering from addiction get what they need from their new life without substance dependence. They assist you through:
- A house manager to check in with you on a daily basis
- Develop boundaries for positive behaviors in recovery
- Friendship, companionship and support from others who are going through the same process as you.
The flexibility of outpatient treatment programs means that you do not have to stop work or participating in family commitments, as you can come to the rehabilitation facility and undergo regular treatments in your own time.
Outpatient programs assist you with:
- Education about substance use disorders
- Therapy and counseling in the form of group therapy or one-on-one interventions – The length of any outpatient treatment is customized to your needs and lasts from three months to over a year.
Detox Only Programs
With the help of a medical detox you can remove substances from your system in a safe way and put an end to to physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms typically appear during the detox phase because your body begins to stabilize without the substance it was dependent on.
This starts the process of the recovery journey, following which you will come to terms with and deal with the underlining causes of your addictive behavior to avoid a repeat of the same cycle. It is normal to experience withdrawal and cravings for a while after the substance has been eliminated from your system. Your risk of relapse are reduced as you build on the important skills required for long-term success.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide to pursue private treatment, you can start the process by claiming from your healthcare provider or paying the treatment cost with your own funds. Many health insurance providers will contribute to some of the costs of a rehab program, which could help with a detox, rehab program and aftercare provisions.
Your provider and policy terms and conditions will determine how much cover you can claim. It is good practice to inquire about your coverage prior to enrolling in a treatment program. You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover you have access to.
If you opt-out of claiming from your insurance provider, the financial cost of rehab will need to be covered directly. Many treatment providers offer payment plans to clients who may find paying upfront for treatment challenging.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehabilitation programs are useful for individuals who have alcoholism or substance addictions and who may not be in a situation to seek help via private rehab.
These programs make use of funding from Medicaid as well as federal and state budgets to facilitate recovery through:
- Medically-managed drug or alcohol detox
- Rehabilitation services and aftercare support
State-funded rehab programs provide relief to people who reside in low income households or do not have health insurance. To enroll you will need to provide information regarding:
- Where you live
- The amount you earn
- Evidence about your substance or alcohol addiction
- Living in the US legally
You can find out more about the application process here: https://www.grants.gov/
You can also locate direct details to contact your state agency by clicking here
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Carson:
County of Los Angeles Harbor UCLA Adult Primary Care/MAT
1000 West Carson Street, Suite 459, Torrance, CA 90502
Options for Recovery Lundquist Institute
1124 West Carson Street, Building N-33, Torrance, CA 90502
Driver Benefits Inc Southwest Driver Benefits Program
2370 West Carson Street, Suite 150, Torrance, CA 90501
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Carson
Leaving treatment and returning home can prove difficult for people new to recovery. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. After leaving the rehab center you may encounter unanticipated challenges that you are not prepared for. 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 Carson:
Kaiser Chemical Dependency Unit – Carson
Open Discussion and Participation:
23621 South Main Street, Carson, CA 90745
Saturday: 6:00 PM
AA Meeting: 4th St Freedom Fellowship – Los Bano
AA Meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting:
1231 4th St., Los Banos, CA 93635
Sunday: 7:00 PM
AA Speaker Participation
Speaker: 23621 South Main Street, Carson, CA 90745
Sunday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Because it’s hard to predict what might happen in life day-to-day, as many as 60% of clients in recovery experience relapse, making ongoing aftercare an essential part of addiction recovery.
When your program is close to finishing, we will help identify the therapies and counseling most useful to your long-term recovery and an appropriate aftercare plan will be designed to assist you. One of the many benefits of completing rehab is entering an alumni community program, where you can liaise with peers and staff as part of a community.
This fantastic network allows you access to our Alumni events, which also provides ongoing support and encouragement from other ex-clients in recovery. You can also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups remain an important part of long-term recovery because social structures inspire sobriety. The 12-step model is maintained by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have proven to be successful in helping individuals in recovery by providing group meetings.
You will be empowered from other people’s experiences and share your own at support group meetings. Many individuals in recovery attend nearby meetings to help them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the necessary tools tools to stay sober, and allow them to be accountable for their recovery.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Each family member is hurt, to different degrees, by addiction. Help is just as crucial for all family members as it is for the person with the dependency.
Family support groups teach you vital coping strategies for your own life and allow you to offer greater support to the individual who has the dependency.
Get help and guidance for the Family with the following support groups:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous