Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Because of the struggles that are associated with alcohol and drug addiction, many people do not know where to turn. Through proven rehabilitation therapies, addiction can be managed for long-term recovery.

In this guide we further explain how an integrated treatment program can encourage you or a loved one to begin and sustain addiction recovery.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehab’ is a broad term that describes the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are utilized to help individuals heal their dependencies on illegal & legal substances. Rehab treatments are valuable when they are personalized to your individual needs, and may include residential programs, outpatient programs, medically-supervised detoxes and aftercare support programs.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Palm Desert

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 Palm Desert?

By integrating treatment options, addiction specialists can work with you to pinpoint and treat the root causes of your drug dependencies. Learning coping mechanisms to treat the primary causes of your substance dependency is just as crucial as treating the symptoms of addiction.

Private Residential Programs in Palm Desert

When residing on the same property that you are undergoing your rehab treatments in, you are said to be in a residential addiction treatment program.

Access to 24-hour support and addiction treatment is obviously one of the biggest benefits. By moving out of your home and into a rehab center, you can protect yourself from the those stressful triggers that culminated in you developing a drug use disorder. When you reside in a safe and supportive environment you can protect yourself from relapse and increase the odds of finishing your rehab program. If you have co-occurring illnesses, dual diagnosis or a strong dependency, an inpatient program is better suited to meet your recovery needs.

A residential addiction treatment program will help you with getting sober, but note that maintaining sobriety requires constant effort as the first year of recovery can be hard for many people. Finishing your residential rehab program is the beginning of your new, independent life and you will focus on goal-setting for your drug and alcohol free future.

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Sober Living Programs

You can develop the skills necessary to live substance-free by participating in a sober living program, which will guide you through the early stages of recovery. This can be achieved by:

  1. A house manager to check in on you daily
  2. Work on guidelines for your behavior in recovery
  3. Friendship and support from those who are having similar challenges to you.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient rehab programs provide flexibility because you can carry on attending job or family commitments, while attending the rehab center for treatments.

Outpatient programs are known for:

  1. Education on drug use
  2. Counseling and therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or group sessions – Your individual needs can determine the length of your outpatient program, which may extend from three months to more than year.

Detox Only Programs

The process of alcohol or drug detox from your body is the first phase towards rehab, as it rids the system of the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence. As your body gets used to functioning without substances in your system, you typically experience withdrawal symptoms.

Once you overcome the difficult phase of physical withdrawal you will begin the second phase of your rehab journey, working through the underlying causes of your dependency in order to end the cycle . Once the substance has been removed from your system you may still experience cravings for it, along with symptoms of withdrawal for some time afterwards. During rehab therapy you will learn the coping skills for long-term recovery, so that you can reduce the risk of relapse in the future.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you opt for private treatment, you can use your health insurance to make a claim or pay the treatment costs directly. In most instances, insurance companies will cover the costs of rehab, at least partially, including a medically assisted detox, rehab program, and relapse prevention programs.

Your provider along with policy terms and conditions will determine how much cover you can claim for. We recommend that you check to see the amount you can claim against your policy before enrolling in a rehab program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you identify how much cover you can claim for.

Clients are liable for the cost of treatment if they do not claim via their insurance policy. Some addiction treatment centers will provide payment plans to those who are unable to pay the full cost of treatment.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehabilitation programs have been designed to assist people without the financial means to deal with an alcohol or drug use disorder.

Through Medicaid and state budget funding, these programs can kickstart your recovery by offering:

  1. Medical drug/alcohol detox
  2. Rehab treatment and aftercare services.

So that you can participate in a state-funded rehabilitation program you need to submit proof that you reside in a low income household or have little to no healthcare cover:

  1. Evidence that you are a resident of the US
  2. Proof of your income
  3. Proof of living arrangements
  4. Medical details about your substance misuse

Extensive information about the application process can be found on here.

This pdf document provides your state agency’s contact details.

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

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Palm Desert

Maintaining recovery can feel difficult once you complete your treatment program. You had the benefits of professional support in a controlled environment at the rehab center.

When you depart rehab there will be some new challenges that you will have to learn to cope with. In our experience, clients with intense dependencies and those who do not develop the necessary support structure find long term recovery more difficult when they 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 Palm Desert:

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    La Quinta Group, Basic Text, It Works Study and Open:
    Avenue of the States, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    Friday: 7:00 pm

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    AA - 3rd 7th and 11th Step Meeting

    Discussion and Open: 74350 Alessandro Drive,
    Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Sunday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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    AA - Santa Rosa Group

    Discussion and Open: 45940 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Monday: 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

An aftercare program continues to provide recovery support when you return to your home environment. Up to 60% of individuals in recovery will relapse as a result of unpredictable challenges in life, so enrolling in aftercare can improve your chance of avoiding these pitfalls. As you draw closer to finishing your treatment program, we will work you to create an aftercare program that includes a range of services that are useful to your recovery.

Alumni programs are a useful benefit to completing treatment and gives you community support with ex-clients and staff members. With the help from this network you will be able to attend fun events and receive support and advice from other members who are in recovery as well. We encourage you to consider offering guidance to other individuals within your network if that feels right.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Attending in support groups is useful because fellowship will encourage long-term addiction recovery. Two of the most important support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which both utilize the 12-step model to help people in recovery via nearby meetings.

Attending support group meetings enables you to feel empowered by other people and share your own experiences. Many individuals in recovery attend local meetings to support them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay sober, and allow them to take responsibility for their actions to themselves and others.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Each family member is negatively impacted, to a varying degree, by addiction issues. Although the individual struggling with dependence certainly needs all the help they can get, other members of the household also need counseling.

Taking part in family support groups can help you to cope better, as well as empower you in providing greater support to those struggling with dependency. Your family may benefit from support groups like:

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

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