Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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It can be so heartbreaking when you or someone you love has struggles with drug or alcohol dependence, that you don’t know how to get help. The good news is that addiction is a treatable illness and by using proven and professional treatment methods, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be embraced.

Learn more about how integrated rehabilitation services can help you or a loved one in beginning and maintaining addiction recovery.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

When we talk about addiction ‘rehab’, it encompasses therapeutic interventions and medical treatments required to tackle addictions on substances such as prescription drugs and illegal drugs including heroin. Rehab approaches are best when they are personalized to your lifestyle needs, and may include inpatient programs, outpatient care, medically-supervised detoxes and relapse prevention programs.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in El Cajon

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 El Cajon?

Identifying and healing the latent causes behind your substance or alcohol dependence can be achieved through the use of an holistic treatment program. Utilizing coping strategies to treat the primary causes of your addiction is just as crucial as treating the symptoms of addiction.

Private Residential Programs

If you are staying on the same property that you are undergoing your addiction treatments in, you are taking part in a residential rehab program. One of the key pros is access to continuous treatment and guidance.

By taking yourself away from your home and staying at the treatment facility you can safeguard yourself from the stressors that lead to your substance abuse. By opting to stay in a safe and supportive environment, you have a greater chance of successfully completing your rehab program while avoiding relapse and its potential risks. Clients who have dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders or severe substance dependencies are encouraged to consider an inpatient rehab program. Enrolling in a residential rehab program is the most effective way to get sober, and maintaining it will require ongoing focus because maintaining recovery is challenging during the first few months. Once you have completed your residential addiction treatment, you have to consider what you’d like from your new life, as you focus on becoming more independent.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living programs enable individuals in recovery develop further control over their lives, with support and some guidance. These programs typically have:

  1. Sending a house manager to see how you are doing daily
  2. Fostering the kinds of behaviors that are expected in recovery
  3. Working on supportive and constructive connections with other peers in recovery

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient rehab programs are typically more flexible by allowing you to have treatment at the rehab facility and maintain important career or life commitments.

Outpatient programs help you with:

  1. Education about your substance abuse
  2. Talking therapy and counseling by means of group interventions and individual sessions with a skilled addiction specialist. – Outpatient programs typically run from a few months to more than a year, and your individual needs will determine how long yours lasts for.

Detox Only Programs

The need for detoxing a substance from your system is the first stage towards rehab, as it removes the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. During the detox phase you will experience withdrawal symptoms as your body starts to function independently of the substance it was dependent on. This marks the beginning of the rehab journey, and the next steps work to tackle and overcome the underlining causes of your addiction, so that those same issues do not happen again.

Given that most substances result in withdrawal, you may develop withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a period of time after your detox phase has finished. In rehab therapy you will master the coping skills for long-term recovery, so that you can limit the possibilities of relapse in the future.

Paying for Private Treatment

Private treatment costs can be paid yourself or claimed via your healthcare policy. Most insurance providers will contribute to at least part of the costs associated with addiction rehab, such as a medically-supervised detox, rehab treatment and medical supplies, as well as aftercare support. The amount covered for your treatment will be unique based on your provider and policy.

We recommend that you determine the amount you can claim against your policy before you take part in a treatment plan. To find out what you could claim through your insurance provider, please click on our Verify Your Insurance page here. If you choose not to claim against your policy, the treatment costs 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 trying to overcome a problem with substance or alcohol addiction and limited financial means to pay for private rehab, you could be qualified for a state-funded rehabilitation program. With the aid of stipends from state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these types of rehab programs remove hurdles to treatment by offering:

  1. A medical detox for those with severe dependencies
  2. Rehab therapy and ongoing care

If you would like to take part in a state-funded rehabilitation program you will need to provide proof that you reside in a low income household or that you do not have health insurance:

  1. Proof of residence
  2. Proof of your financial situation
  3. Medical history and details around your addiction issues
  4. Proof that you can legally live in the US

Click https://www.grants.gov/ to more about applying. If you need the contact details for your state agency, this document provides the needed information.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in El Cajon:

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    El Cajon Comprehensive Trt Center

    234 North Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020

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    McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/East Region Teen Recovery Ctr

    550 Fesler Street, Suite G-1, El Cajon, CA 92020

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    McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/East County Regional Center

    1365 North Johnson Avenue, Suites 111-113, El Cajon, CA 92020
    619-440-4801 x12020

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in El Cajon

When you leave treatment, you may find it challenging. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. Long term recovery is more challenging if you have a severe dependency or if you return to your new life without social support structures in place. 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 El Cajon:

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    Girls Night Out Group Topic , Literature Study, Women and Open:
    311 Highland Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
    Monday: 6:00 pm

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    CA - A Hit of Recovery

    Participation and In Person:
    938 E Washington Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
    Sunday: 2:30-3:30 pm

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    Child-Friendly, Discussion, Open and Wheelchair Access:
    938 E Washington Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
    Sunday: 7:00 am

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. As many as 60% of people in recovery relapse due to unpredictable life challenges, so enrolling in relapse prevention and after services can improve your chance of long-term sobriety.

When your rehab program draws to an end, we will discuss the therapies and counseling most supportive of your long-term recovery and the appropriate aftercare provisions will be designed to assist you. One such benefit of completing rehab is joining an alumni community program, where you can liaise with former clients and staff as a community based recovery community. You will gain access to Alumni events and receive guidance and encouragement from other people who are in recovery long-term. We encourage you to consider supporting other former clients who are part of your network if you feel able to.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups are an integral function of long-term recovery because social responsibilities encourage long-lasting sobriety. The 12-step model is followed by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have continued helping individuals in recovery by hosting regular meetings. During meetings, other members share their stories and empower others. Companionship, empowerment and accountability 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 person in a family is affected, to different degrees, by addictive behaviors. The person with the addiction needs help, but other members of the household need support and guidance too. Family support groups provide two important benefits: you can support yourself and the individual with the addiction. Examples of Family and Child Support Groups include:

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

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