When you or a loved one has an alcohol or drug use disorder you may find it difficult to address. You can treat dependence although it is a disease, and long term recovery is attainable through professional addiction treatment intervention strategies.
This page will explain integrated approaches to addiction treatment and how you or a loved one can begin and maintain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a broad term that includes the therapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help people heal their dependencies on prescription drugs or illegal drugs including heroin. Rehab treatment provides the best chance of long term recovery success when it is customized to the unique needs of the client and includes medically-managed detoxification, residential or outpatient programs, and relapse prevention techniques such as aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Wilmington
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 Wilmington?
By integrating treatment models, treatment experts can work with you to identify and treat the primary causes of your drug use disorders. It is important to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be implemented, in order for you to deal with the problems that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
Remaining at a rehab center and undergoing all of your treatments there is known as a residential rehab program. One of the main benefits is having access to daily treatment and care. By taking yourself away from your home environment and residing at the treatment centre you will protect yourself against the stressors that lead to your drug or alcohol abuse.
Completing your rehab program and avoiding relapse is considerably easier when you stay in a protective and supportive environment. Clients who struggle with dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders or severe dependencies are encouraged to enroll for an inpatient addiction treatment program. An inpatient program will assist you in getting sober, but it’s important to note that maintaining sobriety requires persistent effort as the first few months of recovery can be challenging. Upon completion of your residential program, you have to consider what you’d like from your new life, as you focus on becoming more independent.
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Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will empower you with the skills you need, using compassion and understanding. You can look forward to:
- A house manager to check in on you every day
- Establishing guidelines for positive behavior in recovery
- Getting guidance and companionship from others who have similar challenges
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to as you can maintain any family/work obligations and still receive treatments, by coming to the rehab center in your own time.
Outpatient programs usually provide:
- Education focusing on substance misuse
- Talking therapy and counseling by means of group interventions and one-to-one sessions with a trained addiction therapist. – Outpatient programs will run from three months to over a year, and your personal needs will determine the length of treatment.
Detox Only Programs
By going through medical detoxification you can remove the substance from your system in a safe way and put an end to your physical dependence. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is the body’s normal response to detox, as it starts getting used to working without the substance.
Once you overcome the most challenging aspects of physical withdrawal you will begin the second phase of your rehab journey, working through the underlying causes of psychological dependency to put a stop to the cycle. You may develop some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for an extended period after your drug or alcohol detox has completed. Your chances of relapsing will be mitigated as you build on the skills required for long-term abstinence.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide on private options, you can self-fund or claim directly through your healthcare insurance In most instances, insurance providers will cover the costs of rehab, or at least some of the costs, including a drug or alcohol detox regime, rehab therapy, and post-treatment care. The amount you can claim is dependent on your provider and the details of your policy agreement.
It is recommended that you inquire about the amount you can claim before enrolling in a treatment program. You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover that is available to you.
If you choose not to claim against your health insurance plan, you will need to pay for your treatment. A number of rehab facilities provide payment plans to clients so that the cost can be spread out.
State Funded Programs
If you want to address your substance or alcohol dependency but have limited resources to afford private treatment, you may be a candidate for a state-funded rehabilitation program. By using funds available from Medicaid and federal/state budgets, these programs can subsidize your recovery including:
- Programs for a safe detox (medically-supervised if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and extended support services
State-funded rehab programs are accessible to those who do not have private health insurance or who live in poorer areas. During the application process you will need:
- Proof of where you live
- Proof of earnings
- Medical history and details about your addiction
- Proof that you have the legal right to live in the US
Click https://www.grants.gov/ to learn more about applying.
You can also find direct details to contact your state agency by clicking here
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Wilmington:
Behavioral Health Services Wilmington Community Recovery Center
1318 North Avalon Boulevard,Suite A , Wilmington, CA 90744
Aegis Treatment Centers LLC
1322 North Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, CA 90744
Coastal Recovery Comp Center
117 East Harry Bridges Boulevard, Wilmington, CA 90744
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Wilmington
Leaving the comfort of residential rehab and returning home can prove difficult for people new to recovery. At the rehab center the environment was safe and you had 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 sobriety is more difficult to maintain when you have had a severe dependency and do not have social support when you leave rehab. Relapse is a possibility without the right aftercare and support groups to help you navigate your new life.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Wilmington:
AA - Pirates Club Discussion
Discussion: 1400 Anchorage Road, Wilmington, CA 90744
Tuesday: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
De Aqui Soy
Open and Discussion:
Room A 213 West Pacific Coast Highway, Wilmington, 90744
Friday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
High Nooners Discussion and Participation Open:
Longshoremens Hall, 231 W. C St., Wilmington, CA, 90744
Tuesday: 11:30 am
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Because relapse rates can peak as high as 60%, and because life has its own challenges, extended support is an essential lifeline to support your long-term recovery.
Once you approach the end of your rehab program, you will discuss the therapies and counseling services most beneficial to your needs long-term, and a relapse prevention package will be created to help you sustain it. After finishing your rehab program you will become eligible to join an alumni community program so you can remain close to staff and others in recovery.
You will enjoy access to team events and receive support and encouragement from individuals who are also in recovery long-term. We encourage you to consider offering guidance to other members within your network if you choose to.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups really are essential to maintaining recovery as they monopolize on the need for social connections in recovery. Recovery support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide regular support with the help of the 12 steps and group sessions.
At support group meetings, you will share and listen to the journeys of others. Companionship, empowerment and accountability for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and support groups provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction causes pain for everyone living in the household to some extent. It isn’t only the person with the addiction who is affected, other people in the family need support as well. Family support groups have two major benefits: you can support yourself and the individual with the addiction. Your family members will benefit from support groups including:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous