Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Whenever you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug addiction you may struggle to understand how to address it. You can treat addiction although it is a disease, and long term recovery is likely through professional addiction treatment intervention strategies.

In this guide we further explain how an holistic rehabilitation program can enable you or someone you love to begin and sustain addiction recovery.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

The term addiction ‘rehab’ is applied to all of the medical and psychological treatments used to help people who have dependencies on recreational, illegal and prescription substances.

Rehab that is specific to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, inpatient programs, outpatient care and extended support.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Novato

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 Novato?

An integrated approach is generally the most effective way to tackle and heal the underlying causes of drug addiction and alcohol dependence. By learning useful coping mechanisms you can address the causes of substance abuse while tackling the obvious symptoms of dependence.

Private Residential Programs

A residential treatment program is when you live at the treatment facility and receive all addiction treatment on the property. Its key benefit is the ability to receive integrated treatment and support throughout the day. If you leave your home and move into a treatment center, you can free yourself from vulnerabilities to stressors that may have influenced your decision to abuse drugs or alcohol.

When you stay in a safe and secure environment you can safeguard yourself from relapse and have a better chance of finishing your treatment program. When you have a severe substance dependency, or you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential addiction treatment program is strongly recommended.

A residential program will help you with getting sober, but maintaining sobriety will require ongoing effort as the first few months of recovery can be challenging. Completing your residential treatment program is the start of your newfound independence and you will focus on setting goals for your drug and alcohol free future.

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Sober Living Programs

Support and guidance are key to a sober living program in order to navigate your future plans better. The programs often include:

  1. A house manager to check in on you daily
  2. Develop boundaries for positive behaviors in recovery
  3. Support and new friendships from those who are going through the same process as you.

Detox Only Programs

The benefits of a medically-assisted detox are many, because you can eliminate alcohol or drugs from your system safely and put an end to your physical dependence. As your body gets used to functioning without the substance in your body, you typically experience the symptoms of withdrawal.

Once you overcome the difficult phase of physical withdrawal you will continue on your recovery journey, working on the root causes of psychological dependency in order to put a stop to the cycle of abuse. It is normal to encounter withdrawal and cravings for a short duration after the substance has been flushed from your system. Rehab therapy will help you master important skills that are designed so that you protect yourself from relapse.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs provide greater flexibility as you can continue work commitments and remain at home, but you visit the rehab center for any treatments.

Outpatient programs are known for:

  1. Education about substance abuse
  2. Therapeutic support and counseling including group therapy or one-on-one interventions – The length of any outpatient program is unique to your circumstances and lasts between three months to over a year.

Paying for Private Treatment

The private rehab costs may be claimed back through your insurance policy or funded through your own personal means. Most insurance providers can contribute to at least part of the costs associated with rehab, including a medically-supervised detox, rehab therapy and medical supplies, as well as aftercare support.

The amount covered for your treatment will be unique based on your provider and policy. Before you take part in a treatment program, you should always check how much cover you have. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you understand the amount of cover you can claim for.

If you do not claim from your health insurance you must pay the center directly for your treatment programme. Some treatment providers may offer payment plans for individuals who may find the costs unaffordable upfront.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehabilitation programs are useful for those who have alcohol addiction or substance addictions and who may not have the financial means to seek help via private rehab.

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

  1. Medical detox
  2. Addiction Rehabilitation and aftercare services.

State-funded rehab programs are intended to assist people in low income households or those with no health cover. To apply you need:

  1. Proof of residence
  2. Proof of income
  3. Your medical history and details regarding your addiction issues
  4. Proof that you reside in the US legally

Click https://www.grants.gov/ to find out more about applying.

Follow this booklet to locate contact details of your state agency.

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

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Novato

You may notice some initial challenges once you leave rehab. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals.

When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. 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. 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 Novato:

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    Abiding Savior Lutheran Church – Lake Forest

    Open, Literature and Study: 23262 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
    Friday: 8:00 PM

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    Altadena Community Church – Altadena

    Closed Women Literature Study:
    943 East Altadena Drive, Altadena, CA 91001
    Wednesday: 6:00:00 PM

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    Wednesday Sundowners

    Open and English: 801 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA, 94945
    Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs are an extension of rehab once you leave the rehab center. Unfortunately, relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life is difficult at the best of times, extended support is an important service to support your long-term recovery.

When you get close to the end pf your rehab program, you may think about which services will support you in your long term recovery. We will establish an aftercare package that supports you. Alumni programs are an extra bonus to completing treatment and allows you community support with peers and staff.

You will gain access to team events and receive guidance and encouragement from individuals who are also in recovery long-term. This gives you a perfect opportunity to reciprocate and support other former clients.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

With the help of support group meetings you will create a support structure that is conducive to your long-term sobriety. Some of the best and most successful support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which make use of the 12-steps to help people in recovery via nearby meetings.

Attending support group meetings enables you to learn from other individuals and provide insights into your own experiences. Many people in recovery attend nearby meetings to assist them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay away from substances, allowing them to take responsibility for their actions to themselves and others.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Each person in a family is affected, to a varying degree, by addiction issues. Support is crucial for all family members, not just the person struggling with the addiction.

By taking part in family support groups, you will manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to support your loved one in recovery. Your family members may benefit from support groups including:

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

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