If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, it may seem like everything seems so hopeless and you don’t know where to begin. Through proven rehabilitation interventions, addiction can be managed for long-term abstinence.
In this guide we detail how an holistic rehabilitation program can encourage you or someone you love to start and sustain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we refer to ‘rehab’ for addiction, it encompasses the psychological interventions and medical treatments required to address addictions on substances such as opiates and illegal drugs including heroin.
Rehab that is customized to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, inpatient programs, outpatient programs and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Whittier
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 Whittier?
An integrated solution is generally the best way to tackle and heal the underlying causes of drug addiction and alcohol addiction. It is necessary to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be implemented, in order for you to deal with the issues that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
Residential rehab programs allow you to remain on the same property that you are obtaining treatments in. Its key benefit is that you can receive integrated addiction treatment and support 24-hours a day. There is enormous value in removing yourself from the home environment and becoming fully immersed in the rehab program, because you are not vulnerable to the stressors and triggers that may cause you to abuse drugs.
If you stay in a safe environment that is designed to be supportive, you have a better chance of finishing your treatment program while limiting the odds of relapse and its potential risks.
Inpatient rehab programs are recommended for clients with serious alcohol or drug dependencies, co-occurring illnesses or dual diagnosis. We know that the first year of recovery are usually difficult and after a residential treatment program, you will need to stay focused so that you can maintain long term recovery. After your inpatient addiction treatment, 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
Sober living programs help those in recovery develop greater control over their lives, with support and some guidance. These programs feature:
- Sending a house manager to see how you are doing regularly
- Fostering the sorts of behaviors that are required in recovery
- Building on supportive and beneficial connections with peers in recovery
The flexible approach to outpatient treatment programs means that you do not have to stop work commitments or family commitments, as you can attend the treatment center and have regular treatments at your own pace.
Outpatient programs offer:
- Education on the abuse of substances
- Group therapy and individual therapy as drivers for addiction recovery – You should be enrolled in an outpatient program for at least three months, and may continue treatment for longer than a year if required.
Detox Only Programs
Going through a drug or alcohol detoxification program is the first hurdle in rehab as it addresses your physical dependency by removing substances from your system. As your body stabilizes without the substance it was dependent on, you will start to experience withdrawal symptoms.
Upon completion of the detox phase, you will continue forward in your rehab journey, as you begin addressing the primary causes that lead to your dependency, to help you cope and avoid it in the early stages of recovery and beyond. Quite a few drugs cause ongoing cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have completed drug or alcohol detox. Building on vital skills can help you to limit your chances of relapse as you become adapted to your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you have chosen to go ahead with private rehab, you will need to pay for treatment yourself or start a claim through your health insurance provider. The good news is that most health insurance providers typically cover at least parts of your rehab treatment, which includes detox, rehab therapy, medicines and relapse support. The amount of cover you can claim will be contingent on your policy and provider.
Before taking part in a treatment program, you should speak to your insurance provider to learn how much cover you can make a claim against.
By visiting our Verify Your Insurance page, you can learn what cover you are able to claim.
If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will need to pay the cost of treatment yourself. Some rehab centers may provide payment plans to those who are unable to pay the whole cost of treatment.
State Funded Programs
If you are caught in the cycle of substance use disorder but have limited resources to fund private treatment, you can plan for a state-funded addiction treatment program.
Through federal and state budget funding, these programs may support your recovery with:
- Medically-assisted detoxes
- Treatment services and aftercare support
State-funded rehab programs are there to assist individuals in low income households or those with little to no health cover. To apply you will need:
- Medical information regarding your addiction issues
- Evidence of living arrangements
- Proof of your income
- Evidence that shows you can reside legally in the US
https://www.grants.gov/ gives all the info necessary to make an application.
You can also download this file to find contact details for your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Whittier:
SPIRITT Family Services
8000 Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
ADAPT Aware Zone Inc
13211 Whittier Boulevard, Suite H, Whittier, CA 90602
Safety Consultant Services Inc.
13501 East Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90605
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Whittier
Maintaining your recovery can feel challenging when returning to home life after leaving rehab. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. In our experience, clients with intense dependencies and those who do not develop the necessary support structure find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab. 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 Whittier:
Men's 12 Step
Closed, Men, Step and No Smoking:
Saint Andrew Church, 11345 Miller Road, Whittier, CA 90604
Sunday: 5:30 PM
AA - 11th Step Study Whittier
Wheelchair Access: 12336 Penn Street, Whittier, CA, 90601
Sunday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
AA - 12 And 12 Discussion Whittier
Closed: 12907 Bailey Street, Whittier, CA, 90601
Sunday: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Up to 60% of clients in recovery relapse because of the unpredictable challenges in life, taking part in relapse prevention and after services can boost your chance of avoiding these pitfalls.
As you approach the completion of your rehab program, you will be asked about the therapies and services that will help support long-term recovery, and we will create an aftercare program to support you. Clients who finish their treatment programs will have access to an alumni community program such as ours, which gives you the chance to engage with staff and others in early recovery.
You will enjoy access to mentorship and support from other individuals in recovery, and attend other Alumni events. This gives you the right opportunity to reciprocate and offer encouragement to other former clients.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups enable active recovery because they recognize the paramount role that social structures play in encouraging addiction recovery. If you participate in a group that utilizes the 12-step model, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, you can receive recovery support through group meetings.
You will learn from other people’s experiences and share your own unique perspectives. 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
Those living within a family with addiction issues are hurt, in different ways, by its negative impact. Although the person battling with substance misuse certainly needs support and guidance, other members of the household also need assistance.
Family support groups have two key benefits: you can support yourself and the individual overcoming addiction. Some useful support groups for families and children affected by addiction include:
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends