Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Whenever you or a loved one has an alcohol or drug addiction you may not know how to address it. By using professional addiction rehab services it is possible to treat dependence just like other illnesses and achieve long term abstinence.

This Guide will explain holistic approaches to addiction treatment and how you or a loved one can begin and maintain addiction recovery.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

The term substance ‘rehabilitation’ is applied to all of the medical and psychological treatments used to help people who are struggling with dependencies on illegal or prescribed medications. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to addiction rehab because it should be tailored to your lifestyle and may include detoxification, residential and outpatient care, and long-term aftercare programs.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Palm Springs

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 addiction treatment options available in Palm Springs?

A consolidated treatment approach is the most successful way to tackle the root causes of substance and alcohol addictions. Utilizing coping mechanisms to treat the root causes of your addiction is just as important as treating the symptoms of addiction.

Private Residential Programs in Palm Springs

By residing on the same property that you are receiving your addiction treatments in, you are part of a residential addiction treatment program. Its major benefit is that you will continuously receive holistic addiction treatment and support all through the day.

By displacing yourself from your home environment and living at the treatment centre you will protect yourself from the triggers that contributed to your substance dependence. If you reside in a safe and supportive environment you can safeguard yourself from relapse and improve the chances of finishing your treatment program. Residential addiction treatment programs are useful for patients with serious drug and alcohol dependencies, co-occurring illnesses or dual diagnosis.

Addiction recovery is achievable if you enroll in a residential treatment program, however if you want to maintain sobriety you are going to have to face up to the difficulties that come with the first year of recovery. On completion of your inpatient addiction treatment program, you must transition towards more independence as you build goals for your new life.

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Sober Living Programs

A sober living program will help you with the skills you need, using guidance and support. You can anticipate:

  1. A house manager to check in with you on a daily basis
  2. Establish guidelines for good behaviors in recovery
  3. Friendship, companionship and support from those who are having similar challenges to you.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient treatment programs offer more flexibility as you can attend work commitments and remain at home, but you visit the rehab facility for addiction treatments.

Outpatient programs offer value through:

  1. Education around substance misuse
  2. Counseling services and therapy with the use of group support or individual sessions – The minimum duration of outpatient treatment is 3/4 months and continue for longer than a year, this is based on your own needs.

Detox Only Programs

The process of drug and alcohol detox from your body is the first stage of rehab, because it removes traces of the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence. You typically experience withdrawal symptoms as a natural response to the absence of substances in your body.

With the detoxification phase drawing to an end, you will move forward in your recovery journey, as you address the root causes for your addiction, to help you manage and avoid it in the future. It is possible that you will develop some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for some time after your detox program has ended. During rehabilitative therapy you will develop 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 choose private rehab, you can self-fund or claim through your insurance Most health insurance providers offer cover for some rehab, which includes drug or alcohol detox, the rehab program, medicines you may need and aftercare.

The extent of cover provided will differ based on the fine print of your policy as well as your provider’s. We suggest that you identify how much cover you can claim against prior to registering for a rehab program. Check out our Verify Your Insurance page to learn about the cover you qualify for.

If you opt out of cover from your insurance provider, you will be responsible for paying the cost of treatment yourself. Many treatment centers provide payment plans to clients who will struggle to pay the full cost of treatment upfront.

State Funded Programs

If you are caught in the cycle of substance use disorder and have limited resources to fund private treatment, you can look for a state-funded addiction treatment program.

With the support of funds from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, state-funded programs can remove financial barriers to rehab by offering:

  1. Services for a safe detox (medically-supervised if required.
  2. Addiction counseling, therapy and extended support services

If you do not have a private healthcare policy or you live in a low income household, you can consider applying for a state-funded rehab program. You will need to provide:

  1. Proof of living arrangements
  2. Proof of income
  3. Your medical history and information about your substance misuse
  4. Proof that you have the legal right to live and remain in the US

You can discover more about the application process here.

You can also download this file for your state agency’s direct contact details.

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

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Palm Springs

The early stages of recovery can be hard when you leave a rehab center. 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.

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. If you don’t have aftercare support or guidance in the initial stages of recovery, relapse can occur.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Palm Springs:

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    Living Clean & Easy Group, Discussion, Participation and Open:
    611 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm

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    AA - Daily Reflections East Palm Canyon Drive

    Big Book, Gay and Open:
    4711 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Friday: 8:30 am – 9:30 am

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    CA - Hope in the Desert

    Open, Participation and Children Welcome:
    Alano Club of the Desert, 463 W. Dominguez Rd,
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    Wednesday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Relapse can happen in 60% of people, and because of the natural events of life post-treatment, having relapse prevention & support is an integral part of your recovery journey.

As you draw closer to completing your treatment program, we will collaborate with you to design an aftercare package that includes any services most vital to your long-term recovery. One such benefit of finishing rehab is the support of an alumni community program, which entitles you to liaise with peers and staff as part of a community. You will gain access to mentorship and support from other members in recovery, and take part in other events. You can also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups encourage lasting recovery because they understand the paramount role that social structures play in maintaining addiction recovery. The 12-steps are is continued by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have continued helping individuals in recovery by offering group meetings.

During meetings, other members can share their experiences and empower others. Friendship, 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

Each family member is affected, to a varying degree, by addiction issues. The person with the dependency needs support, but other members of the household need support and guidance too.

Family support groups provide you with important coping lessons for your own life and allow you to offer more support to the person who has the addiction. Families will benefit from participating in support groups such as:

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

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