If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, it may seem like everything is hopeless and you’re not sure where to go. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be acquired if you make use of proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is treatable.
Find out how holistic addiction treatment can assist yourself or someone you love in starting and maintaining recovery from substance dependence.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term substance ‘rehabilitation’ is applicable to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help individuals who have dependencies on illegal or prescribed medications.
Rehab is best when it is tailored to suit your unique lifestyle and incorporates a medical detox, inpatient and outpatient care, as well as aftercare support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Santee
Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type
- 8.5%Any Substance
- 3.3%Ilicit Drugs
- 0.6%Pain Medication
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016
Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016
- 12 to 17
- 18 to 25
What are the treatment options available in Santee?
Integrated treatment is usually the most effective manner in which to deal with the root issues of drug and alcohol use disorders. By learning natural coping strategies you can overcome substance abuse while you treat the main symptoms of the disorder.
Private Residential Programs
Residential rehabilitation programs allow you to remain on the same property that you are undergoing treatments in. Access to daily support and addiction treatment is obviously one of the key benefits. By being away from your home environment and living at the treatment centre you will safeguard yourself against the triggers that lead to your substance abuse.
You can finish your rehab program and avoid relapse more effectively when you stay in a secure facility that is safe and supportive. If you struggle with co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis or a strong dependency on drugs or alcohol, an inpatient program is best suited to meet your recovery needs. Enrolling in a residential rehab program is an effective way to treat addiction, and maintaining it demands persistent focus because maintaining recovery is hard during the early stages. Once your residential program is complete you will learn how to be more independent and your focus will be on what you would like from your new life.
Do You Need Help?
Our addiction advisers are here to help you.
Sober Living Programs
Sober living rehab programs help you to have more control over your life, with guidance and supportive structures. Sober living programs comprise of:
- Regular guidance from a house manager
- Developing guidelines to manage your behavior in recovery
- Guiding you to build life-changing relationships with peers who have similar difficulties to you
By taking part in an outpatient program you have more flexibility, by visiting the rehabilitation center for treatment weekly and maintain work or family commitments.
Outpatient programs will help you with:
- Education around your substance abuse
- Counseling and talking therapies through the use of group sessions and one-to-one sessions with a trained addiction counselor. – Outpatient programs will run from a few months to over a year, and your individual needs will determine how long yours lasts for.
Detox Only Programs
The first stage of any treatment program is detoxification, which removes all traces of substances from your system and begins healing your physical dependency on it. You typically experience withdrawal symptoms as a natural response to the absence of substances in your system.
Once you overcome the most challenging aspects of physical withdrawal you will begin the second phase of your rehab journey, working to heal from the root causes of your dependency in order to put a stop to the cycle of abuse. It is normal to experience withdrawal and cravings for a short duration after the substance has been eradicated from your body. Relapse is less of a problem if you are equipped with the life skills necessary to navigate your life in recovery.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide on private rehab, you can pay for treatment by funding it yourself or make a claim through your insurance Most insurance companies will contribute to at least part of the costs associated with addiction rehab, including a medically-supervised detox, rehab treatment and medication, as well as aftercare support. The type of cover provided will depend on the details of your policy and your provider’s.
You should determine how much cover you can access before you register for a treatment program. You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover you can claim for.
By not making a claim via your health insurance cover, the cost of your treatment needs to be covered directly. In some cases, it may be possible to opt in to a payment plan if you cannot afford to pay the full amount straight away.
State Funded Programs
If you want to trackle your substance or alcohol problems but have limited resources to afford private treatment, you can apply for a state-funded rehabilitation program. Using stipends from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these types of programs remove financial barriers to treatment by providing:
- Medically-managed detoxes
- Treatment programs and extended support
State-funded treatment programs offer relief to individuals with little to no disposable income or private healthcare insurance. To enroll you will need to provide information about:
- Medical records that highlights your addiction issues
- Evidence of where you live
- Proof of your earnings
- Proof that you live legally in the US
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Santee:
Mental Health Systems Inc Action East
10201 Mission Gorge Road, Suite O, Santee, CA 92071
McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/East County Regional Center
1365 North Johnson Avenue, Suites 111-113, El Cajon, CA 92020
McAlister Institute for Trt and Educ (MITE)/East Region Teen Recovery Ctr
550 Fesler Street, Suite G-1, El Cajon, CA 92020
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Sacramento
Maintaining your recovery can feel overwhelming when you return to home life after leaving rehab. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. 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 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 Santee:
TAKE A CHANCE GROUP
Take a Chance Group, Discussion/Participation and Open:
8516 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA, 92071
Monday: 7:00 am
AA - SANTEE SUNDAY MORNING MENS
In person, Closed, Discussion, Men and Wheelchair Access:
8790 Cuyamaca St., Santee, CA 92071
Sunday: 6:59 am
SANTEE SATURDAY NIGHT SPEAKERS
In person, Open and Speaker:
9310 Dalehurst Rd., Santee, CA 92071
Saturday: 7:30 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. Unfortunately, relapse rates can be as high as 60%, and because life has its own challenges, extended support is an invaluable tool to support your recovery long-term. As you approach the end pf your treatment program, you may think about which services will benefit your long term recovery. We help you to create an aftercare package that protects you.
After the successful completion of your rehab treatment program you will be eligible to join an alumni community program so you can stay in contact with staff and peers. This fantastic network allows you access to our special events, as well as ongoing support and mentorship from other former clients also in recovery. You may also want to return the favor by offering support to other individuals in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Through support group meetings you can create a support structure that is conducive to your long-term sobriety. By joining a group that follows the 12 steps, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, you will receive continued support via 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. Through companionship and committing to the 12-steps, those in recovery will feel empowered to take responsibility for their actions and protect those that love them.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction negatively impacts those living in the household to different degrees. Support is just as necessary for the family members as it is for the person with the addiction. Family support groups teach you and your loved ones important coping tools for your own life and allow you to offer more support to the individual who has the addiction. Some Family and Child Support Groups are:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous