Drug and alcohol addiction are challenging to address when they hurt you or someone you love. Through proven rehabilitation programs, drug and alcohol addiction can be treated for long-term recovery.
This page will detail how integrating different rehabilitation approaches can enable long-term recovery for yourself or a loved one.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is the process of medical care and counseling to address your dependence on drugs like recreational drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol. Rehab treatment has higher chances of long term success when it is customized to the unique needs of the client and incorporates medically-managed detoxification, inpatient or outpatient programs, and relapse prevention techniques also known as aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Poly High District
Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type
- 2,7578.5%Any Substance
- 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
- 2060.6%Pain Medication
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016
- 18 to 250.5
- 26 to 354.3
- 36 to 6424.2
Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016
- 12 to 17
- 18 to 25
- Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
What are the treatment options available in Poly High District?
Identifying and healing the primary causes behind your drug or alcohol dependence can be achieved through the use of an integrated treatment model. Although symptoms of addiction need to be managed, life skills will also be encouraged in order to focus on the main causes of your addiction issues.
Private Residential Programs
Reside within the property where you are receiving addiction treatment, you are part of a residential program. One of the biggest pros is access to continuous treatment and support. Moving out of your home environment and entering a rehab facility can protect you against the stressors that negatively encourage your substance abuse.
If you reside in a safe and secure environment you can safeguard yourself from relapse and have a better chance of finishing your rehab program. Inpatient rehab programs are recommended for patients with serious alcohol or drug dependencies, co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis.
Getting sober is attainable if you enroll in a residential rehab program, but if you want to maintain sobriety you are going to need to overcome the challenges that come with the first year of recovery. Finishing your residential rehab program is the start of your newfound independence and you need to focus on setting goals for your substance-free future.
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Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will empower you with vital skills you need, using compassion and understanding. You can anticipate:
- Support throughout the day from a house manager
- Developing boundaries for consistent recovery behavior
- Nurturing supportive relationships with other people who will be working through similar kinds of issues
Outpatient programs provide greater flexibility because you can continue work commitments and remain at home, but you come to the rehab facility for your treatments.
Outpatient programs typically offer:
- Education around substance misuse
- Therapeutic support and counseling in the form of group therapy and one-on-one interventions – The duration of an outpatient treatment is unique to your circumstances and lasts between three months to over a year.
Detox Only Programs
The need for alcohol or drug detox from your system is the first phase towards rehab, as it eliminates the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. During the detox phase you will go through withdrawal symptoms as your body starts to work without the substance it was dependent on.
This is just the beginning of your rehabilitation process, the next step is to tackle and address the underlining causes of your addiction, so that the pattern does not continue. It is likely you will develop withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a period of time after your detox program is complete. Your risk of relapsing can be reduced as you learn the important skills required for long-term abstinence.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you want to pursue private rehab, you can pay for treatment by funding it yourself or make a claim through your insurance. Many health insurance providers will contribute to a portion of the costs associated with a rehab program, which could help with a detox plan, therapy program and aftercare provisions. The extent of cover offered will depend on the agreement details of your policy and your provider’s terms of agreement.
Before you take part in a program, you should always check how much cover you claim for. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you determine eligibility for cover.
If you don’t claim from private health insurance, the cost of your rehab treatment needs to be covered directly. Many treatment centers will consider payment plans to clients who may struggle to pay for treatment upfront.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehab programs were designed to support individuals who do not have the financial means to tackle alcohol or substance addiction. These programs exist thanks to Medicaid and state/federal budgets to help with recovery through:
- Medically-assisted alcohol/drug detox
- Addiction Rehabilitation and relapse prevention services.
State-funded rehab programs are accessible to individuals who are unable to get private health insurance or who reside in low income areas. During the application process you will be asked for:
- Proof of income
- Proof of residence
- Your medical details regarding your drug or alcohol misuse
- Proof you can live in the US legally
https://www.grants.gov/ provides all the info necessary to make an application. Follow this pdf to identify contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Poly High District:
West County Medical Corporation
2272 Pacific Avenue, Suite A , Long Beach, CA 90806
Behavioral Health Services Redgate Memorial Recovery Center
1775 Chestnut Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813
Cambodian Association of America
2501 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Poly High District
The early stages of your recovery can be challenging when you return to home life after completing your rehab programme. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support.
Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. 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 happen if you don’t have the appropriate aftercare or support to guide you into your new future.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Poly High District:
We Got A Disease!
Open, Discussion, It Works – How and Why, Step and Wheelchair:
5881 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90805
Friday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Grow or Go
Discussion, Rotating Format and Speaker:
5881 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90805
Friday: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
1 Hour Mens Stag
Closed, Men and Wheelchair Access:
1900 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90807
Monday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. By taking part in extended support, you can limit the risk of relapse which impacts as many as 60% of clients who have recently completed a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
When your treatment draws to an end, we will discuss the therapies and counseling most supportive of your long-term recovery and an appropriate aftercare provisions will be created to assist you. One of the benefits of finishing rehab is taking part in an alumni community program, where you can liaise with former clients and staff in a community based project.
Through this network you will attend special events and receive support and advice from other former clients who are in recovery long-term. Plus, you can take the opportunity to be supportive of others if you want to.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups enable lasting recovery because they recognize the key role that social connections play in maintaining addiction recovery. If you join a group that follows the 12-step model, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, you will receive endless support through regular meetings. During meetings, other members begin to share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others. Friendship, empowerment and taking responsibility for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and meetings provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction damages relationships for everyone in a family unit to different extents. Support is essential for all members of a family, not just the person struggling with the dependency.
Joining family support groups has two key benefits: you can support yourself and the person overcoming substance dependence. Your family members can benefit from support groups such as:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous