Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Lakewood, CA

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It can be so heartbreaking when you or someone you love has difficulties with alcohol or drug addiction, that you don’t know how to approach it. Fortunately long term abstinence can be achieved if you adopt proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is a treatable illness.

We will detail how recovery from addiction is achievable for you or a loved one if an integrated treatment method is explored.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a holistic treatment program that includes both therapy and medical interventions to treat legal, illegal and recreational substance dependencies.

Treatment that is unique to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, residential programs, outpatient services and aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Lakewood

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type

    • 2,7578.5%Any Substance
    • 2,0886.4%Alcohol
    • 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
    • 2060.6%Pain Medication

Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016

Per 100,000 Population
  • Alcohol-Induced
  • Drug-Induced
    • 18 to 250.5
    • 9.6
    • 26 to 354.3
    • 13.9
    • 36 to 6424.2
    • 22.9
    • 65+23.7
    • 9.4

Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016

  • 12 to 17
  • 18 to 25
  • 26+
    • Marijuana*13.2%
    • 34.0%
    • 13.5%
    • Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
    • 8.0%
    • 4.3%
    • Cocaine0.8%
    • 7.2%
    • 1.8%
    • Heroin0%
    • 0.4%
    • 0.2%

What are the treatment options available in Lakewood?

Integrated treatment is usually the most effective manner in which to tackle the primary sources of drug and alcohol addictions. Even though symptoms of addiction need to be overcome, life skills will also be learnt in order to focus on the main causes of your dependency.

Private Residential Programs in Lakewood, CA

Residential addiction treatment programs enable you to reside on the same property that you are getting treatments in. Its core benefit is that you can receive holistic treatment and support day by day.

Moving out of your home environment and entering a rehab facility will protect you against the stressors that negatively encourage your substance use. By remaining in a safe and supportive environment, you have a better chance of completing your treatment program while protecting yourself against relapse and its potential risks.

Clients who have dual diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses and extreme dependencies are encouraged to take part in an inpatient treatment program. Getting sober is possible if you partake in a residential rehab program, however if you want to maintain it you are going to need to overcome the difficulties that are associated with the first few months of recovery. When the residential program is complete you will want to be more independent and your focus will be on the things you want to do with your new life.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living rehab programs enable you to have more control over your life, with guidance and supportive structures. The programs feature:

  1. Sending a house manager to check in on you every day
  2. Working on the sorts of behaviors that are acceptable in recovery
  3. Working on supportive and constructive relations with others in recovery

Outpatient Programs

By taking part in an outpatient program you have greater flexibility, because you can visit the rehab facility for treatment weekly and continue attending important work or other commitments.

Outpatient programs usually offer:

  1. Education on misusing drugs
  2. Group therapy and individual counseling as vehicles for therapeutic intervention – You should be enrolled in an outpatient program for a minimum of three months, and may remain in it for longer than a year if required.

Detox Only Programs

Going through a drug or alcohol detoxification program is a vital hurdle in rehab as it tackles your physical dependency by removing substances from your system. During the detox phase you will experience withdrawal symptoms as the system starts to work independently of the substance it was dependent on.

This process of detoxification starts the rehab journey, which will continue as you overcome the underlining causes of your dependency so that you can avoid repeating these negative patterns in the early stages of recovery. Many substances result in ongoing cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have completed detox. Your odds of relapse can be limited as you develop the skills necessary for long-term success.

Paying for Private Treatment

Private rehab should be settled directly or claimed via your healthcare policy. A large number of health insurance providers will cover at least some of your rehab program, including detox, rehab therapy, medicines and relapse support.

The amount you are able to claim should be checked against your policy rules and your provider. You should determine the amount of cover you can claim before you enroll in a rehab program. Click on our Verify Your Insurance page to find out about the cover you qualify for.

If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will be responsible for paying the treatment centre directly. Some rehab centers may extend payment plans to clients who find the costs unaffordable upfront.

State Funded Programs

If you want to recover from your substance or alcohol addiction but you are unable to afford private treatment, you can enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program.

Through state funding and Medicaid, these programs may help your recovery with:

  1. Medically-supervised detox
  2. Rehab treatment and relapse prevention services.

State-funded treatment programs are accessible to those who do not have private health insurance or who live in poorer areas. When applying you will need to show:

  1. You live where you say you do
  2. Any income or earnings
  3. Evidence about your substance or alcohol abuse
  4. Living in the US by legal means

Click https://www.grants.gov/ to more about the application process.

Check out this pdf to locate contact details of your state agency.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Lakewood:

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    Positive Steps Inc

    5230 North Clark Avenue, Suite 18, Lakewood, CA 90712

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    Southern CA Alcohol and Drug Prog Inc Angel Step Too

    16314 Cornuta Avenue, Bellflower, CA 90706

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    Little House Inc.

    9718 Harvard Street, Bellflower, CA 90706

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Lakewood

The early stages of your recovery can feel difficult when returning to normal life after completing addiction treatment. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. Your coping skills will be put to the test when you leave rehab, as you may experience some challenges that you still need to learn to deal with. 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. If you don’t have aftercare support or guidance in the initial stages of recovery, relapse can occur.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Lakewood:

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    AA Meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting:
    6500 Del Amo Blvd, LAKEWOOD, CA 90713
    Tuesday – Sunday: 6:45 AM

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    AA Meeting: Attitude Adjustment – Temple City

    AA Meeting – Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting:
    5934 Temple City Blvd., Temple City, CA 91780
    Sunday: 7:30 AM

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    AA - Lakewood Q and A

    Closed and Discussion:
    5225 Hayter Avenue, Lakewood, CA, 90711
    Tuesday: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

An aftercare program continues to provide recovery support when you return to your home environment. As many as 60% of individuals in recovery will relapse due to unpredictable changes they experience, taking part in aftercare can boost your chance of long-term sobriety.

Once you reach completion of your rehab program you should consider the counseling and therapies that are most beneficial to long-term abstinence and an aftercare package will be developed to help you.

One of the benefits of completing rehab is the ability to join an alumni community program, where you will be able to liaise with former clients and staff as part of a recovery community. This useful network allows you access to our social events, including ongoing support and mentorship from other recovering members. You can also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Through support group events you will create a support structure that is conducive to your long-term sobriety. The 12-steps are is followed by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have for many decades, been supporting people in recovery by holding regular meetings.

At local meetings, you will share and listen to other member’s personal journeys. Through companionship and committing to the 12-steps, individuals in recovery will feel empowered to take responsibility for themselves and protect those that love them.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Some individuals in an addicted household are impacted more than others. While the individual struggling with dependence certainly needs all the help they can get, other members of the household also need support.

Joining family support groups has two major benefits: you can help yourself and the individual overcoming substance dependence. Your family members may benefit from support groups like:

  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
  • SMART Recovery Family & Friends
  • NAMI Family Support Groups
  • Al-Anon
  • Families Anonymous
  • Alateen
  • Nar-Anon

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