Drug & Alcohol Rehab
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Due to the difficulties that are connected with alcohol and drug dependence, many struggling do not know where to begin. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be achieved if you utilize proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is a treatable illness.

Learn more about how integrated rehabilitation services can assist yourself or a loved one in beginning and maintaining a sober future.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a broad term that explains the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are utilized to help people recover from their dependencies on illegal, recreational and prescription drugs. Addiction Rehab that is specific to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, residential programs, outpatient services and extended support.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in San Marcos

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 San Marcos?

A consolidated treatment approach provides a successful way to identify & tackle the root causes of substance and alcohol use disorders. Even though addiction symptoms need to be managed, life skills should also be learnt in order to focus on the primary causes of your dependency.

Private Residential Programs

A residential rehab program requires you to live at the rehab center and receive all your treatment on the property. It is extremely beneficial to have 24/7 support and treatment options. By displacing yourself from your home environment and residing at the rehab facility you can safeguard yourself from the triggers that lead to your drug or alcohol dependence.

You can finish your addiction treatment program and avoid relapse more easily if you stay in a secure facility which is safe and supportive. Clients who struggle with dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders or severe substance dependencies are recommended to consider an inpatient treatment program. Sobering up is possible if you partake in a residential rehab program, but if you want to maintain it you will have to face up to the challenges that come with the first year of recovery. When you have finished your residential addiction treatment program you must focus on becoming more independent and set goals for your new life.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living programs are structured with the needed support to help people in recovery get what they need from their new life without substance dependence. They guide you through:

  1. A house manager to check in on you and your progress
  2. Working on boundaries for acceptable behavior in recovery
  3. Getting guidance and companionship from other people in recovery who will have similar difficulties

Outpatient Programs

By taking part in an outpatient program you have more flexibility, because you can visit the rehab center for treatment weekly and maintain family or work commitments.

Outpatient programs typically feature:

  1. Education around substance abuse
  2. Therapeutic support and counseling including group therapy or one-to-one interventions – The length of any outpatient treatment is customized to your circumstances and lasts between three months to over a year.

Detox Only Programs

The process of drug and alcohol detox from your system is the first phase towards rehab, as it rids the body of the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence. During the detox phase you will go through withdrawal symptoms as the system begins to work independently of the substance it was dependent on. After this you will press ahead in your recovery journey, as you begin addressing the primary causes that lead to your dependency, to help you manage and avoid it long-term.

Once the substance has been removed from your system you may still experience cravings for it, including symptoms of withdrawal for for a few weeks. Rehab will help you learn life-changing skills that are designed so that you protect yourself from relapse.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you decide to pursue private treatment, you can claim from your health insurance or pay the treatment costs directly. Many private insurance providers will contribute to a portion of the costs associated with a rehab program, which could help with a medical detox, rehab program and aftercare support. The amount covered for your rehab treatment is set by your provider and the details of your policy agreement. We advise that you confirm the amount you can claim against your policy before enrolling in a treatment plan.

To find out what you could qualify for, go to our Verify Your Insurance page here. If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will need to pay directly for your treatment. Many rehab facilities provide payment plans to clients so that they can pay for treatment in instalments.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehabilitation programs have been designed to assist people without the financial resources to deal with an alcohol addiction or substance addiction. Through the use of funds from state and federal resources as well as Medicaid, these programs may facilitate treatments such as:

  1. Medically-assisted drug/alcohol detox
  2. Addiction Rehabilitation and aftercare services.

If you do not have private health insurance or you do not have access to funds, you may consider applying for a state-funded treatment program. You can expect to provide:

  1. Proof that shows you are a US resident
  2. Proof of your income
  3. Proof of living arrangements
  4. Medical details about your addiction

You can learn more about the application process by visiting here. You can also find direct details to contact your state agency by clicking here.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in San Marcos:

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    Mental Health Systems Inc North Inland Teen Recovery Center

    340 Rancheros Drive, Suite 166, San Marcos, CA 92069\

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    Occupational Health Services (OHS) Driving Under the Influence Program

    1050 Los Vallecitos Boulevard, Suite 109, San Marcos, CA 92069

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    McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/North Inland Women/Adol Recov

    751 Rancheros Drive , Suites 4-5 and 11, San Marcos, CA 92069

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in San Marcos

You may undergo some initial difficulties in the early stages of recovery. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. As you adjust to life after rehab it is very likely that you will find yourself in situations that you still need to learn to address. 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 can occur when you don’t have aftercare to support you in your new-found sobriety.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in San Marcos:

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Because life doesn’t always work out how we want it to, and 60% of people may relapse upon leaving treatment, staying active in an aftercare program is essential support for long-term sobriety.

As you near the finish line of your treatment program, counselors will work with you to identify therapies and services that will help you with your long-term recovery, and we will create an aftercare program to support you. Alumni programs are a useful benefit to completing rehab and allows you community support with former clients and staff. With this network you will attend special events and receive encouragement and advice from other ex-clients who are in recovery long-term. You may feel empowered to pay the favor forward, by giving your support to other members.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups continue to be an important function of long-term recovery because social responsibilities inspire lasting sobriety. The 12-step model is followed by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have continued supporting individuals in recovery by hosting regular meetings. Attending support group meetings provides you with an opportunity to you to feel empowered by other individuals and inspire others with your own experiences. Friendship, empowerment and accountability for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and meetings provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Each family member is negatively impacted, to different degrees, by addictive behaviors. While its true that the person who has addiction issues certainly needs support and guidance, other members of the household also need counseling. By joining family support groups, families can learn to manage stress more efficiently, and be able to provide better to your family member in recovery. Family members will 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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