Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Due to the struggles that are connected with drug or alcohol addiction, many struggling do not know where to look for help. You can treat addiction even though it is a disease, and long term recovery is likely through professional rehab intervention strategies.

On this page we will explain how an integrated rehabilitation approach can enable you or someone you care about to start and sustain sober living.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a holistic term that introduces both the therapeutic and medical interventions to treat dependencies on both illegal and legal substance addictions. Addiction rehab provides higher chances of long term success if it is customized to the unique needs of the client and incorporates medically-assisted detoxification, residential or outpatient programs, and relapse management techniques in the form of aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Mira Mesa

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 Mira Mesa?

An integrated approach is generally the most effective way to tackle and heal the underlying causes of substance use disorders and alcohol addiction. Symptoms of addiction should be treated but learning new life skills encourages you to face the problems that caused your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Private Residential Programs

Residential rehabilitation programs allow you to reside on the same property that you are undergoing treatments in. One of the biggest pros is access to daily treatment and support.

By taking yourself away from your home and living at the rehab facility you will protect yourself from the triggers that contributed to your substance abuse. You are less likely to relapse if you complete your treatment program in a secure center where the environment is supportive. Residential treatment programs are considered more effective if your dependency is chronic and severe, or if you suffer from co-occurring illnesses or have a dual diagnosis. Getting sober is possible if you partake in a residential rehab program, however if you expect to maintain sober living you are going to have to face up to the difficulties that come with the first year of recovery. After you finish your residential rehab program your priority will be on transitioning to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your new sober life.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living programs are structured with the necessary guidance to help those recovering from addiction achieve what they want from their life without drugs or alcohol. They guide you through:

  1. A house manager to check in on you regularly
  2. Establishing guidelines for good behavior in recovery
  3. Receiving guidance and companionship from other people who have similar challenges

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs provide more flexibility as you can continue work commitments while living at home, but you come to the rehab facility for any treatments.

Outpatient programs help with:

  1. Education on drug use
  2. Counseling and therapeutic interventions which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or group sessions – Your individual needs can determine the duration of your outpatient program, which may extend from a couple of months to more than year.

Detox Only Programs

A detox program is the first step in drug or alcohol rehab and is necessary to break your physical dependence on a substance by removing any trace of it from your system. As your body adapts without the drug it was dependent on, withdrawal symptoms may occur.

This is the beginning of the recovery process, following which you will begin to tackle the latent causes of your psychological dependence to avoid a repeat of the same cycle. A number of substances cause ongoing cravings and withdrawal symptoms after you have been through the detox phase. Your risk of relapsing will be mitigated as you learn the skills necessary to cope with your new life.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you decide on private options, you can pay for your treatment yourself or claim through your healthcare policy The good news is that most health insurance providers usually cover at least parts of your rehab treatment, including detox, rehab therapy, medicines that are prescribed and post-rehab support. The amount of cover offered by your policy is down to your provider and the terms of your policy. Always determine the amount you can claim from your cover before you take part in a rehab program.

Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you determine eligibility for cover. If you do not claim from your health insurance you must pay upfront for your treatment programme. Many rehab centers will consider payment options to clients when costs are unaffordable.

State Funded Programs for people living in Mira Mesa

State-funded rehabilitation programs are useful for those who are battling with alcoholism or substance addictions and who may not be able to fund private rehab. Using funds from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these rehab programs can remove hurdles to treatment by providing:

  1. Medically-supervised alcohol/drug detox
  2. Rehab treatment and relapse prevention services.

State-funded treatment programs are important to those who are unable to get private health insurance or who reside in low income households. During the application process you will be asked for:

  1. Where you live
  2. Any income or earnings
  3. Evidence about your drug or alcohol misuse
  4. Living legally in the US

Visit here for further details about the application process. Follow this booklet to identify contact details of your state agency.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Mira Mesa:

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Mira Mesa

The early stages of your recovery can be challenging when returning to normal life after completing your rehab programme. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. If you had a severe dependency or if you leave rehab without the appropriate social support, you will find long term recovery to be more challenging. Relapse can occur when you don’t have aftercare to support you in your new-found sobriety.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Mira Mesa:

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    We Can Do It

    Open, Discussion and Women:
    8665 Gibbs Dr. #150, Mira Mesa, CA, 92123
    Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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    Tuesday Night Time Out Group

    Open and Discussion:
    8575 New Salem Street, Mira Mesa, California 92126
    Tuesday: 6:30 PM

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    In-person, Online, Closed, Discussion and Wheelchair Access:
    6727 Flanders Dr STE 106San Diego, CA 92121
    Sunday: 6:30 AM

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Up to 60% of individuals in recovery relapse because of the unpredictable changes they experience, so enrolling in aftercare programs can improve your chance of long-term recovery success.

When your treatment is nearing completion, we will help identify the therapies and counseling most helpful for your long-term recovery and an appropriate aftercare plan will be created to assist you.

After you have completed your rehabilitation program you will become eligible to join an alumni community program so you can stay in contact with staff and ex-clients. You will gain access to Alumni events and receive guidance and encouragement from ex-clients who are also in recovery long-term. You may want 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 remain vital to long-term recovery as they recognize the need for social connections in recovery. By taking part in support groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you will continue the 12 steps and attend regular meetings for life-long support. Attending support group meetings enables you to listen to other individuals and provide insights into your own experiences. Many people in recovery attend nearby meetings to support them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay sober, allowing them to take responsibility for their recovery.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Everyone living in a family unit with addiction issues are affected, in various ways, by its negative impact. All members of the family unit need help with a household addiction, not just the addicted person.

Family support groups provide you with affective coping lessons for your own life and allow you to offer greater support to the person who has the dependency. Families can benefit from joining 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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