It can be so lonely when you or someone you love has difficulties with drug or alcohol dependence, that you don’t know how to help. By using professional treatment services it is possible to treat dependence just like other diseases and achieve long term abstinence.
We will explain how a sober future is achievable for you or someone you care about if an integrated treatment method is utilized.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term addiction ‘rehab’ is applicable to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help people who are struggling with dependencies on recreational, illegal and prescription substances. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to rehab because it should be unique to your requirements and may include detox, residential and outpatient programs, and extended aftercare programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in San Rafael
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 San Rafael?
Through consolidating treatments, the root causes of drug addiction can be explored and treated. It is necessary to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping methods need to be implemented, in order for you to cope with the triggers that lead to the drug or alcohol dependency.
Private Residential Programs near San Rafael
Residential rehabilitation programs require you to reside on the same property that you are getting treatments in. Its core benefit is that you will continuously receive integrated treatment and support all through the day.
There is notable value in removing yourself from the home environment and becoming fully focused in the rehabilitation program, because you are no longer vulnerable to the triggers and stressors that may have caused you to abuse substances. You will be less susceptible to relapse when you finish your treatment program in a secure center where the environment is supportive.
Residential programs are generally most effective when your substance dependency is chronic or severe, or if you struggle with co-occurring illnesses or have a dual diagnosis. Enrolling in a residential rehab program is the most effective way to treat addiction, and sustaining it will require persistent focus because maintaining recovery is hard during the first few months. After you finish your residential treatment program your priority will be your transition to greater independence as you start to think about what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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Sober Living Programs
You can learn the skills needed to exercise control over your life by participating in a sober living program, which will support you through the early stages of recovery. This is achieved by:
- A house manager to check in on you daily
- Work on boundaries for positive behaviors in recovery
- Friendship and support from other individuals who are there for the same reasons as you.
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to so that you can maintain any family/work obligations and still receive treatments, by coming to the rehab center at your own pace.
Outpatient programs offer value through:
- Education on the abuse of drugs
- Group therapy and individual sessions as vehicles for addiction recovery – You can expect to be enrolled in an outpatient program for at least three months, and may remain in it for a year if required.
Detox Only Programs
By going through medical detoxification you can rid drugs and alcohol from your body safely and put an end to to physical dependence. As your body adapts without the substance it was dependent on, you will start to have withdrawal symptoms.
After this you will continue forward in your recovery journey, as you begin addressing the underlying causes that lead to your dependency, to help you manage and avoid it in the early stages of recovery and beyond. It is normal to experience withdrawal and cravings for a few weeks after the substance has been flushed from your system. Relapse is less of a threat if you are equipped with the life skills that will help you navigate your journey in recovery.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you wish to enroll for private rehab, you will need to pay for treatment yourself or make a claim through your healthcare policy. Most insurance companies should contribute to at least part of the costs associated with addiction rehab, such as a medically-managed detox, rehab treatment and medication, as well as post-treatment support. Your provider’s terms and conditions will determine the amount of cover you can claim for.
It is always advised that you find out about the amount you can claim prior to enrolling in a treatment program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you find out the amount of cover you will get.
If you do not make a claim against your health insurance you must pay for your rehab treatment. Many rehab centers offer payment plans to clients who cannot afford the full cost upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you are battling with drug or alcohol use disorder and little to no financial means to enter private rehab, you might be eligible for a state-funded addiction rehabilitation program.
Thanks to funds provided from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, these types of programs can subsidize your recovery with:
- Medically-assisted detox programs
- Addiction counseling and ongoing support
So that you can take part in a state-funded treatment program you will need to provide proof that you reside in a low income household or have little to no healthcare cover:
- Proof of residence
- Proof of income
- Your medical history and details regarding your addiction issues
- Proof that you can legally live in the US
You can find out more about the application process here: https://www.grants.gov/
Click on this pdf to find contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in San Rafael:
Marin Services for Men Marin Outpatient and Recovery Services
710 C Street, Suite 8 , San Rafael, CA 94901
Center Point Inc Manor Mens Residential Program
603 D Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Center Point Inc Multi Services Center
1601 2nd Street, Suite 104 , San Rafael, CA 94901
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in San Rafael
The early stages of addiction recovery can feel hard once you finish rehab treatment. 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. If you experienced a severe dependency and have not developed a social structure to return to when you leave rehab, you may find long term recovery more of a challenge. 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 San Rafael:
Friday Night Live
Speaker, Discussion, Open and No Smoking:
240 Channing Way San Rafael, CA 94903
Friday: 8:00 PM
CA - NEW IDEAS SPEAKER MEETING
Chip Everyday: First United Methodist Church,
9 Ross Valley, San Rafael, CA 94901
Friday: 7:30 PM
AA - Terra Linda Thursday Mens Stag
Open: 1100 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael, CA, 94901
Thursday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Unfortunately, relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life can be stressful, extended support is an invaluable service to support your recovery long-term. As you get near to completing your treatment program, we will collaborate with you to design an aftercare package that includes the services most helpful to your long-term recovery.
After you have completed your addiction treatment program you will become eligible for joining an alumni community program so you can remain in contact with staff and ex-clients. You will enjoy access to special events and receive support and encouragement from individuals who are also in recovery long-term. You might also like to return the favor by offering support to other individuals in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Taking part in support groups is vital because fellowship will encourage long-lasting addiction recovery. Recovery support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide ongoing support using the 12 steps and regular meetings.
At local meetings, you can share and listen to the journeys of others. Companionship, empowerment and taking responsibility 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 impacts on those living in the household to some extent. While its true that the person struggling with dependence certainly needs support and guidance, other family members also need support.
Family support groups teach you vital coping tools for your own life and help you to offer greater support to the person who has the issues with substance dependence. Your family members will benefit from support groups such as:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous