Alcohol and drug addictions introduce challenges when you or someone you care about experiences them. Fortunately long term sobriety can be achieved if you utilize proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is a treatable illness.
In this guide we explore how an holistic rehabilitation approach can enable you or someone you care about to begin and sustain a life without drugs or alcohol.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is applicable to all of the medical and psychological treatments used to help individuals who have dependencies on illegal substances including heroin, or prescribed medications such as opiates. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to addiction rehab because it needs to be unique to your lifestyle and may include detox, residential and outpatient support, and extended relapse prevention programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Lake Forest
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 addiction treatment options available in Lake Forest?
A consolidated treatment approach is the most successful way to identify and address the prime causes of substance and alcohol use disorders. Although treating the causes of addiction is important, you also need to learn coping strategies to address the issues that lead to your dependency on alcohol or drugs.
Private Residential Programs in Lake Forest, CA
Residential treatment programs require you to reside at the treatment facility and have your treatments on-site. The main benefit is the ability to have integrated support and treatment 24 hours a day. There is notable value in removing yourself from the home environment and becoming fully focused in the addiction treatment program, because you are not vulnerable to the stressors and triggers that may cause you to abuse drugs.
Finishing your residential rehab program and avoiding relapse is a great deal easier when you remain in a secure and controlled environment. If you struggle with co-occurring illnesses, dual diagnosis or an intense dependency, an inpatient program is best suited to meet your treatment needs.
An inpatient addiction treatment program will assist you in getting sober, but note that maintaining sobriety requires constant effort as the first year of recovery are usually difficult. After you complete your residential addiction treatment program your priority will be on transitioning to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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Sober Living Programs
Support and guidance are key to a sober living program in order to navigate your future plans more effectively. Sober living programs usually include:
- A house manager who will visit you throughout the day
- Supporting you on the best way to behave in recovery
- Fostering necessary relationships with others in recovery who can empathize with your experiences
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to as you can continue any work/life commitments and still receive treatments, by attending the rehab center weekly.
Outpatient programs help you with:
- Education about substance abuse
- Counseling services and therapy with the use of group settings or one-on-one sessions – The required duration of an outpatient program is 3/4 months and may last longer than a year, this depends on your individual needs.
Detox Only Programs
The need for drug and alcohol detox from your body is the first step towards rehab, as it eliminates the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. You will experience withdrawal symptoms as a natural reaction to the absence of drugs or alcohol in your body.
Once you get through the worst 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. It is common to develop withdrawal and cravings for a short duration after the substance has been eliminated from your body. Developing the necessary skills can assist you to limit your odds of relapse as you adapt to your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you choose to have private treatment, you can make a claim through your healthcare policy or pay the cost of rehab with your own funds. The good news is that most health insurance providers usually cover at least some of your rehab program, including detox, therapy and counseling, medication and relapse support.
Your provider’s terms and conditions will provide details on the amount of cover you can claim for. It is recommended that you inquire about the amount you can claim before enrolling in a rehab program. Click on our Verify Your Insurance samhspage to find out about the cover you qualify for.
If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will be responsible for paying the cost of treatment yourself. Some treatment providers may offer payment plans for individuals who may find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and have no financial means to pay for private treatment, you may be eligible for a state-funded addiction rehabilitation program.
These programs use government funds from state budgets, Medicaid and federal government to provide addiction recovery by offering:
- Services for a safe detox (medically-managed if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and aftercare support services
Those who do not have private healthcare insurance or live in households with low combined income may apply for a state-funded rehab program. In order to begin the process, you will need to give:
- Proof that you are a resident of the US
- Proof of earnings
- Proof of where you live
- Medical details about your addiction
You can learn more about the application process here: https://www.grants.gov/
Check out this booklet to locate contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Lake Forest:
24432 Muirlands Boulevard, Suite 221 , Lake Forest, CA 92630
Truvida Recovery Crest Recovery LLC
23726 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
26010 Acero, Suite 100 , Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Lake Forest
Maintaining your recovery can be challenging when returning to normal life after completing your rehab programme. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. As you adjust to life after rehab it is very likely that you will find yourself in situations that you still need to learn to address. 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 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 Lake Forest:
NA Meetings – Cypress Baptist Church – Carmichael
Open, Topic and Discussion: 5709 Cypress Ave.,
Carmichael, CA 95608
Sunday: 4:00 PM
Old School Recovery Group
Open, Literature and Study: 23262 El Toro Road,
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Saturday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AA - Mustard Seed Step Study
Closed: 23262 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Thursday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. Because no one can predict what’s going to happen from one day to the next, up to 60% of clients in recovery sadly relapse, this makes ongoing aftercare an important part of long-term recovery. Once you are near completion of your treatment program you must think about the counseling and therapies most useful to long-term abstinence and an aftercare program will be created to support you.
Individuals who complete their treatment programs can join an alumni community program like ours, which provides you the chance to engage with staff and others in early recovery. With this network you will attend social events and receive motivation and advice from other people who are in active recovery. This gives you the right opportunity to reciprocate and offer encouragement to other members.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups are paramount to long-term recovery as they monopolize on the need for social structures in recovery.
To maintain addiction recovery, can get long-term recovery support if you find local groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous and regularly attend their 12-step meetings. When you attend nearby support group meetings you will listen to, and learn from, the recovery stories of other members. Many people in recovery attend nearby meetings to support them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay away from substances, allowing them to be accountable for their life.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Everyone living in a family unit with addiction issues are damaged, in different ways, by its impact. It’s not just the person with the substance misuse who is hurt, other family members need help too.
Family support groups have two key benefits: you can help yourself and the individual overcoming addiction. Your family members can benefit from support groups including:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous