It can feel so lonely when you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol or drug use, that you don’t know how to approach it. You can treat addiction although it is a disease, and long term recovery is possible through professional rehab intervention strategies.
Our Guide will detail how integrating different rehabilitation methods can enable long-term recovery for yourself or a loved one.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we talk about ‘rehab’ for addiction, it encompasses therapeutic interventions and medical treatments required to address dependencies on substances such as opiates and illegal drugs including cocaine.
Treatment that is customized to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically-managed detox, residential programs, outpatient programs and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Lancaster
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 Lancaster?
An integrated approach is generally the best way to address and heal the root causes of drug addiction and alcohol dependence. Whilst treating the symptoms of dependence is crucial, you also need to build coping strategies to address the issues that lead to your dependency on alcohol or drugs.
Private Residential Programs
A residential rehab program is when you live at the treatment facility and receive all addiction treatment within the property. One of the primary benefits is having 24/7 treatment and care. If you leave your home and move into a rehab center, you can free yourself from exposure to stressors that influenced your decision to abuse drugs or alcohol.
You can complete your treatment program and avoid relapse more effectively if you stay in a secure facility that is protective and supportive. Those who are struggling with dual diagnosis, co-occurring illnesses or extreme dependencies are encouraged to consider an inpatient addiction treatment program.
You can take the first steps to a sober life by taking part in an inpatient program, however to overcome the challenges of the early stages of addiction recovery, you must work at it constantly. After you complete your residential addiction treatment program your priority will be on transitioning to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs help people in recovery develop greater control over their lives, with support and some guidance. Sober living programs feature:
- Regular check-ins from the house manager
- Developing guidelines to manage your behavior in recovery
- Helping you to build strong relationships with peers who are having similar challenges to you
Outpatient programs are easier to adjust to so that you can continue any work and family commitments and still receive treatments, by attending the rehab center in your own time.
Outpatient programs usually provide you with:
- Education on misusing drugs
- Group therapy and individual therapy as vehicles for long-term recovery – You should be enrolled in an outpatient program for at least three months, and may remain in it for a year if necessary.
Detox Only Programs
A detox program is the first step in drug or alcohol rehab and is necessary to eliminate your physical dependence on a substance by removing all traces of it from your body. As your body stabilizes without the substance in your body, you typically experience withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal marks the start of the rehabilitation process, and needs to be followed up by tackling the root reasons for your dependency, to avoid a repeat of the same pattern of behaviors. A lot of substances result in temporary cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have completed detoxification. Building on the necessary skills can assist you to minimize your odds of relapse as you focus on your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment must be to be paid out of pocket or claimed from your insurance provider. Many insurance companies will contribute to some of the costs of treatment, including detox, a rehab program, and any on-going support services you may require. The amount you are eligible for will be set by your provider and your policy details.
It is always advised that you find out about your cover before enrolling in a rehab program. To find out what you could qualify for, please click on our Verify Your Insurance page here.
If you choose not to claim from your health insurance plan, you will need to fund your treatment. Many treatment centers are willing to extend payment plans to clients who may struggle to pay for treatment upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you are struggling with substance dependence but have limited funds to pay privately for it, you may opt for a state-funded treatment program.
These programs work by using government funds from state budgets, Medicaid and federal government to provide addiction recovery and may include:
- Services for a safe detox (medically-supervised if required.
- Rehab treatments and extended support services
If you would like to enroll in a state-funded rehab program you will need to provide proof that you live in a low income household or that you do not have health insurance:
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of income
- Your medical history and details about your substance misuse
- Proof that you reside in the US legally
Visit https://www.grants.gov/ for more details about the application process.
Follow this document to locate contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Lancaster:
New Directions Alcohol and Drug Services Inc
1331 West Avenue J,Suite 206 , Lancaster, CA 93534
New Road Recovery Services Inc
44554 Leatherwood Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc TTC Youth Services/Lancaster
44443 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Lancaster
Remaining active in your recovery can feel challenging when you return to home life after leaving rehab. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals.
Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. If you had a severe dependency or if you leave rehab without the appropriate social support, you will find long term recovery to be more challenging. 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 Lancaster:
AA - 12 Step Recovery
Open and Child-Friendly: 40513 172nd Street East, Lancaster, CA 93535
Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CA - We Grow Meeting of Cocaine Anonymous
Open: 44628 10th St W Lancaster, CA 93534
Thursday: 7:30 PM
Open, Participation, No Smoking and Wheelchair: 3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, CA 93536
Sunday: 7:30 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. As many as 60% of clients in recovery will relapse as a result of unpredictable challenges in life, so enrolling in aftercare can improve your chance of staying sober.
As you approach finishing your treatment program, you should consider which services will benefit your long term recovery. We will develop an aftercare program that empowers you. Alumni programs are a great benefit to completing rehab and allows you community based support with former clients and staff members.
With the support from this network you will be attending special events and receive support and advice from other people who are in long-term sobriety. You may also want to return the favor by offering support to other people.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Staying active in support groups is vital because companionship will encourage long-lasting addiction recovery. Two of the best and most successful support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which benefit from the 12-steps to help people in recovery through nearby meetings.
By attending local support group sessions you will listen to, and understand, the recovery journeys of other individuals. Many people in recovery attend nearby meetings to help them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with the important tools to maintain sobriety, allowing them to be accountable for their actions to themselves and others.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction damages relationships for everyone in a family unit to differently. Although the individual who has a dependency certainly needs support and guidance, other family members also need assistance.
By joining family support groups, you will manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to support your loved one in recovery.
Examples of Family and Child Support Groups are:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous