When you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug addiction you may struggle to understand how to address it. Through proven rehabilitation therapies, substance dependence can be managed for long-term recovery.
On this page, will detail how integrating addiction treatment methods can assist with long-term recovery for yourself or a loved one.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we use the term addiction ‘rehab’, we mean the combination of medical and therapeutic treatments applied to deal with dependencies on illegal substances, prescription medications and alcohol.
Rehab treatment is more effective when it is tailored to your own needs involving a medically-managed detox, residential and outpatient programs, as well as relapse prevention techniques.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Westminster
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 Westminster?
Through integrating treatments, the primary causes of substance use disorders can be tackled and healed. Even though symptoms of addiction need to be tackled, life skills must also be learnt in order to focus on the causes of your dependency.
Private Residential Programs in Westminster
Living at a treatment center and obtaining all of your treatments there is known as a residential rehab program. Its major benefit is the ability to receive holistic addiction treatment and support all through the day.
If you stay at a treatment center you will be safe from many of the triggers in your home environment that could encourage your substance use. If you stay in a safe and secure environment you can protect yourself from relapse and improve the chances of finishing your addiction treatment program.
Inpatient treatment programs are good for those with intense drug and alcohol dependencies, co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. Enrolling in a residential treatment program is the most effective way to get sober, and sustaining it will require ongoing focus because maintaining recovery is a challenge during the early stages. Once you have completed your residential addiction treatment, you have to consider what you’d like from your new life, as you transition to becoming more independent.
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Sober Living Programs
You can develop the skills needed to stay sober by taking part in a sober living program, which will support you through the early stages of recovery. This will be achieved by:
- A house manager who visits you regularly
- Supporting you on the best way to behave in recovery
- Fostering positive relationships with others in recovery who can relate to your experiences
Outpatient rehab programs are considered to be flexible and allow you to have therapy at the treatment facility and continue important career or life obligations.
Outpatient programs help with:
- Education focusing on drug or alcohol use
- Counseling and talking therapies by means of group interventions and one-to-one sessions with a skilled addiction counselor. – Outpatient programs should run from three months to over a year, and your personal needs will determine the necessary duration of treatment.
Detox Only Programs
Most clients will need a medical detox to commence substance rehab, as it deals with physical dependencies on substances by removing it from your system. As your body gets used to functioning without the substance in your body, you may experience the symptoms of withdrawal.
After this you will press forward in your recovery journey, as you start to address the main causes that contributed to your addiction, helping you understand how to avoid it in the future. Many drugs cause protracted cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have been through the detox phase. Rehab therapy will help you develop coping skills that are designed so that you do not relapse.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you have chosen to enroll for private rehab, you will need to pay with your own funds or begin a claim via your healthcare policy. Many private insurance providers will contribute to a portion of the costs of a rehab program, which includes a medical detox, therapy program and aftercare support.
Your provider’s terms and conditions will determine how much cover you can claim for. We recommend that you confirm the amount you can claim against your policy before you take part in a rehab program. You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover you have access to.
If you opt out of making a claim through your insurance provider, the financial cost of rehab will need to be covered directly. Many rehab facilities include payment plans to clients so that they can pay for treatment in instalments.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehab programs were created to assist people who do not have the financial resources to recover from alcohol or substance dependence.
These programs make use of funding from Medicaid and federal/state budgets to facilitate recovery through:
- Medically supervised detoxes
- Rehabilitation services and extended support
State-funded rehab programs are accessible to individuals who have no private health insurance or who live in low income households. When applying you will need:
- Medical information around your addiction issues
- Proof of where you live
- Proof of what you earn
- Evidence that shows you can reside in the US legally
Extensive information about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/
You can also download this file to contact your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Westminster:
Orange County Healthcare Agency West AOABHS Substance Use Disorder
14140 Beach Boulevard, Suite 120 , Westminster, CA 92683
Well Recovery Partners
5282 Cornell Avenue, Westminster, CA 92683
Korean Community Services Inc KC Services
7281 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite H, Garden Grove, CA 92841
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Westminster
When you leave and complete your treatment programme, you may experience some challenges. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals.
When you depart rehab there will be some new challenges that you will have to learn to cope with. 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 Westminster:
Culver Palms United Methodist Church – Culver City
Open, Women and Discussion/Participation:
4464 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90230
Thursday: 7:30:00 PM
AA - Sons Of Thunder
Open and Men: 14061 Chestnut Street, Westminster, CA, 92683
Friday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AA - Living Free
Open and Men: 14061 Chestnut Street, Westminster, CA, 92683
Friday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. Relapse can happen in 60% of individuals, and due mostly to the natural events of life post-rehab, having aftercare is an integral part of your long term recovery.
When you get close to completing your rehab program, you may consider which services will be beneficial for your long term recovery. We will establish an aftercare program that protects you. Individuals who finish their rehab programs can join an alumni community program like ours, which provides you the opportunity to interact with staff and others in early recovery.
With the support from this network you will have access to social events and receive support and advice from other former clients who are in active recovery. You might also choose to return the favor by being supportive to others.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups remain an important component of long-term recovery because social responsibilities enable long-lasting sobriety. By taking part in support groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you will follow the 12 steps by attending regular meetings for recovery support.
When you attend nearby support group sessions you will hear, and understand, the lived experiences of other individuals. Many individuals in recovery attend local meetings to support them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay sober, and allow them to be accountable for their life.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction causes pain for those living in the family unit to different degrees. Support is crucial for all members of a family, not just the individual struggling with the addiction.
Taking part in family support groups can help you to cope better, as well as help you to provide greater support to the person with the dependency. Some useful support groups for families and children affected by addiction include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous