It can be so heartbreaking when you or someone you care about has difficulties with alcohol or drug addiction, that you don’t know how to approach it. By using professional addiction rehab services it is possible to treat drug addiction or alcohol addiction just like other diseases and achieve long term sobriety.
This Guide will explain integrated approaches to addiction treatment and how you or a loved one can begin and maintain a sober, drug and alcohol free life.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term substance ‘rehab’ is applicable to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help individuals who are struggling with dependencies on illegal substances including cocaine, or prescribed medications such as benzodiazepines. Rehab treatments are more successful when they are personalized to your individual needs, and may encompass residential programs, outpatient programs, medical detoxes and aftercare support programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Bernal Heights
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 Bernal Heights?
Integrated treatment is typically the best manner in which to tackle the primary causes of alcohol and drug use disorders. It is vital to treat the symptoms of addiction, but coping strategies need to be learnt, in order for you to deal with the problems that lead to the substance dependency.
Private Residential Programs
A residential rehab program requires you to live at the treatment center and receive all rehab treatment within the property. It is unquestionably beneficial to have 24/7 support and treatment access.
By moving out of your comfort zone and into a treatment facility, you will protect yourself from the those obvious triggers that culminated in you developing a substance addiction. When the environment around you is supportive, relapse is far less likely and you are far more likely to complete your treatment. If you struggle with co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis or an intense dependency on drugs or alcohol, a residential program is best suited to meet your rehabilitation needs. A residential treatment program will assist you with getting sober, but maintaining sobriety will require persistent effort as the early stages of recovery are usually difficult. After your residential program, you need to consider what you want from your new life, as you focus on becoming more independent.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living rehab programs are designed to enable you to have more control over your life, through guidance and a support structure. Sober living programs feature:
- A house manager checking in on you every day
- Establishing boundaries for acceptable behavior in recovery
- Receiving support and companionship from other individuals who have similar challenges
Detox Only Programs
A detox program is the first step in rehab and is required to break your physical dependency on a drug by removing it from your body. As your body stabilizes without substances in your body, you may experience withdrawal symptoms.
This process of detoxification starts the recovery journey, which is ongoing as you come to terms with the root causes of your dependency in order to avoid repeating the cycle in the future. You may develop some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for an extended period after your detox program has completed. Your odds of relapse are limited as you learn the necessary skills necessary for long-term success.
Outpatient addiction treatment programs are typically more flexible and allow you to have therapy at the treatment facility and continue important job or family obligations.
Outpatient programs feature:
- Education on drug use
- Counseling and therapeutic interventions including individual or group sessions – Your personal needs usually determine the course of your outpatient program, which may extend from three months to more than year.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private rehab will have to be paid with your own funds or claimed through your insurance policy. The good news is that most health insurance providers usually cover at least parts of your rehab program, including detox, rehabilitation, medicines and relapse support. The amount you are eligible for will be set by your provider and the details of your policy.
We recommend that you confirm how much you can claim prior to enrolling in rehab. Check out our Verify Your Insurance page to learn about the cover you qualify for. If you do not make a claim from your policy you must pay the center directly for your rehab treatment. Some treatment centers will provide payment plans to those who can’t afford to pay the full cost of rehab.
State Funded Programs
If you want to recover from your substance or alcohol dependency but cannot afford private rehab, you may be a candidate for a state-funded rehabilitation program. Using funds from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these types of programs remove hurdles to rehab by providing:
- Programs for a safe detox (medically-managed if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and aftercare support services
If you would like to take part in a state-funded rehabilitation program you need to submit proof that you reside in a low income household or do not have a private healthcare policy:
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of earnings
- Your medical history and details regarding your addiction issues
- Proof that you can legally live in the US
The following Stata Funded meetings are available in Bernal Heights:
Fort Help Mission
1101 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Good Shepherd Gracenter
1310 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
HealthRIGHT 360 Womens Hope
2261-2263 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Bernal Heights
Leaving treatment and returning home can present challenges for people starting out in recovery. You had the benefits of professional support in a controlled environment at the rehab center. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. Long term sobriety is more difficult to maintain when you have had a severe dependency and do not have social support when you 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 Bernal Heights:
Recovery at Work "The RAW Group"
1399 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94115
Monday: 7:00 PM
AA - 10 Am Big Book
Open, Big Book and English:
2118 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
CA - Room in the Rear
Hybrid and Chips & Speaker Last Friday of the Month:
1320 7th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94122
Friday: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. Because no one can predict what could happen in day-to-day life, up to 60% of clients in recovery relapse, making ongoing aftercare an essential part of long-term recovery. When you approach the end of your treatment program, you will be asked about the therapies and services that will facilitate long-term recovery, and we will create aftercare packages to support you.
After you have completed your rehab treatment program you will be eligible to join an alumni community program so you can stay in contact with staff and ex-clients. You will gain access to mentorship and support from other members in recovery, as well as take part in other events. You may also like to return the favor by showing support towards others.
Support groups (fellowship meetings)
Through support group participation you can create a support structure that is important to your long-term sobriety. Two of the most successful support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which the 12-steps to help those in recovery through local meetings. At support group meetings, you can share and listen to other member’s personal journeys. Companionship, 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
Those living within a family with addiction issues are affected, in different ways, by its negative consequences. Although the person struggling with addiction certainly needs help and support, other members of the household also need support.
By a family support group, families can manage stress more efficiently, and be able to provide better to your family member recovering from addiction. Some helpful support groups for families and children affected by addiction include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous