If you or someone you care about is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it may seem like everything is hopeless and finding it difficult to know where to start. The good news is that addiction is a treatable disease and by using proven and professional treatment methods, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be embraced.
In this guide we explore how an integrated treatment program can enable you or someone you care about to begin and sustain sober living.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a broad term that includes the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help individuals recover from their dependencies on illegal & legal substances. Addiction rehab offers better chances of long term recovery success when it is customized to the unique needs of the client and includes medically-assisted detoxification, inpatient or outpatient programs, and relapse management techniques in the form of aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Rancho Santa Margarita
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 Rancho Santa Margarita?
Through consolidating treatments, the hidden causes of drug dependence can be explored and treated. It is necessary to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be learnt, in order for you to deal with the issues that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
A residential rehab program allows you to live at the rehab center and receive all rehab treatment within the property. The main benefit is being able to receive holistic support and treatment day by day. When you leave your home and move into a rehab facility, you can remove yourself from exposure to triggers that may have influenced your decision to abuse drugs or alcohol.
When you stay in a safe and supportive environment you can protect yourself from relapse and improve the chances of finishing your rehab program.
When you have a strong substance dependency, or if you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential treatment program is strongly recommended. Addiction recovery is attainable if you partake in a residential rehab program, but if you want to maintain sober living you are going to need to overcome the difficulties that are associated with the first few months of recovery. Once you have finished your residential addiction treatment program you must focus on becoming more autonomous and set new goals and challenges.
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Sober Living Programs
You can learn the skills necessary to live substance-free by engaging in a sober living program, which will guide you through the transitional period. This is achieved by:
- Sending a house manager to check in on you regularly
- Fostering the kinds of behaviors that are expected in recovery
- Working on supportive and positive relations with other peers in recovery
By enrolling in an outpatient program you have greater flexibility, by visiting the rehabilitation center for treatment weekly and maintain important work or other commitments.
Outpatient programs offer value through:
- Education on drug use
- Counseling and therapeutic interventions involving individual or group therapy – Your personal needs often determine the course of your outpatient program, which could extend from a few months to over year.
Detox Only Programs
The need for detoxing a substance from your system is the first phase of rehab, as it eliminates the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. You usually undergo withdrawal symptoms as a normal reaction to the absence of substances in your body.
This initiates the recovery process, which continues as you come to terms with the root causes of your dependency in order to avoid repeating these negative patterns long-term. Detox can result in some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for an extended period after your detox program has concluded. Your odds of relapsing will be mitigated as you build on the important skills required for long-term abstinence.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you choose to have private treatment, you can use your health insurance to make a claim or pay the treatment costs directly. Fortunately, most health insurance providers usually cover at least a portion of your rehab treatment, such as detox, rehab therapy, medicines and post-rehab support.
The amount covered will be set by your provider and your agreement. It is recommended that you find out about the amount you can claim before enrolling in a rehab program. To find out what you could be entitled to, please click on our Verify Your Insurance page.
If you don’t claim from private health insurance, the balance of your treatment programme will need to be covered directly. Some facilities may provide payment plans for those who find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you are caught in the cycle of substance use disorder and have limited funds to fund private treatment, you should plan for a state-funded rehabilitation program. Using stipends from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, state-funded programs will remove financial barriers to rehab by offering:
- Medically-assisted detox
- Addiction Rehabilitation and relapse prevention services.
State-funded treatment programs are accessible to those who do not have private health insurance or who reside in low income areas. When applying you will need:
- Proof of residence
- Proof of earnings
- History of your medical records and details around your addiction issues
- Proof that you have the legal right to live in the US
More information about the application process can be found on here
Check out this pdf to find contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Rancho Santa Margarita:
Teen Project Inc Veras Sanctuary
20371 Flanagan Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Laguna Shores Behavioral Health LLC
27381 Via Primero, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Truvida Recovery Crest Recovery LLC
23726 Birtcher Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Rancho Santa Margarita
When you leave treatment, you may notice some difficulties adjusting to life without substances. 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.
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 Rancho Santa Margarita:
CIELO VISTA PARK
Recovery Still Matters Group and Open: Alma Aldea & Avenida de Los Fundadores, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Wednesday: 8:00 PM
AA - OLD TIME 12 & 12 STUDY
Closed and Alcoholics only:
30322 Vía Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Sunday: 7:00 PM
AA - 11th Step Spiritual Discussion
Open: 30322 Vía Con Dios, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
Thursday: 7:30 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. By taking part in extended support, you can reduce the risk of relapse which impacts up to 60% of clients who have recently finished treatment. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
As you near the completion of your treatment program, counselors will work with you to identify therapies and services that will facilitate long-term recovery, and we will create aftercare packages to support you. One good benefit of completing rehab is the support of an alumni community program, which entitles you to liaise with former clients and staff in a community based project.
Via this network you will be able to attend fun events and receive motivation and advice from other members who are in recovery as well. You may decide to pay the favor forward, by offering your support to other ex-clients who are in the same boat.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups are an integral part of long-term recovery because social responsibilities encourage sobriety. Support groups including AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) facilitate ongoing support with the help of the 12 steps and group sessions.
When you go to support group meetings, you will the opportunity to share your experiences and listen to other members’ experiences. By building friendships and staying committed to the programme, those in recovery can feel able to take responsibility for their actions and protect those around them.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction impacts on those living in the family unit to various degrees. Help is just as important for all family members as it is for the person with the substance use disorder. By joining family support groups, you can manage stressful situations more effectively, and be able to provide better to your family member in recovery.
Some Family and Child Support Groups include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous