It can feel so heartbreaking when you or a loved one has difficulties with drug or alcohol dependence, that you don’t know how to approach it. By using professional addiction rehab services it is possible to treat addiction just like other diseases and achieve long term abstinence.
Our Guide will explain how integrating addiction treatment approaches can enable long-term recovery for yourself or a loved one.
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 recreational, illegal and prescription substances. Rehab treatments are more successful when they are personalized to your individual needs, and may include inpatient programs, outpatient programs, medically-managed detoxes and aftercare support programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Excelsior
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 Excelsior?
A consolidated treatment approach is the most successful way to identify and address the prime causes of drug or alcohol use disorders. Learning coping strategies to treat the primary causes of your substance dependency is just as important as treating the symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
Living at a treatment center and having all of your treatments there is known as a residential rehab program. Access to 24-hour support and treatment is obviously one of the key benefits. If you leave your home and move into a rehab facility, you can remove yourself from vulnerabilities to triggers that influenced your decision to abuse substances or alcohol.
When the environment around you is supportive, relapse is far less likely and you are more likely to complete your residential treatment programme. If you suffer with co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis or an intense dependency, a residential program is better suited to meet your treatment needs. Taking part in a residential rehab program is the most effective way to get sober, and sustaining it demands persistent focus because maintaining recovery is difficult during the first year. After you complete your residential treatment program your priority will be your transition to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs help individuals in recovery build further control over their lives, with support and some guidance. Sober living programs usually have:
- Sending a house manager to see how you are doing daily
- Developing the kinds of behaviors that are needed in recovery
- Developing supportive and constructive relations with peers in recovery
Detox Only Programs
Taking part in a drug or alcohol detoxification program is a crucial stage in rehab as it addresses your physical dependency by eliminating substances from your system. As your body gets used to functioning without substances in your system, you may experience the symptoms of withdrawal.
This detox phase marks the beginning of your rehabilitation process, the next stage is to identify and address the root causes of your addiction, so that the pattern does not continue. Many drugs result in withdrawal and cravings for a long time after they have been cleared from your system. Your odds of relapsing will be mitigated as you build on the important skills required to cope with your new life.
By enrolling in an outpatient program you have more flexibility, by visiting the rehabilitation center for treatment weekly and continue work or family commitments.
Outpatient programs help you with:
- Education around substance abuse
- Counseling services and therapy with the use of group support or one-to-one sessions – The required duration of an outpatient program is three months and continue for longer than a year, this will depend on your own needs.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment needs to be self-funded or claimed through your insurance policy. In general, insurance companies will allow you to claim against the costs of treatment, at least partially, including a medically assisted detox, treatment program, and post-treatment care. The total amount you are able to claim will be determined by your policy rules and your provider.
We advise you understand how much cover you can claim for before enrolling in a program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you find out the amount of cover you can claim for. Clients will have to pay for the cost of treatment if they do not claim from their insurance policy. Some facilities may provide payment plans when clients find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
If you want to overcome your substance or alcohol problems but have limited resources to pay for private rehab, you should consider a state-funded rehabilitation program. With the help of stipends from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these types of programs will remove financial barriers to treatment by providing:
- Medical detoxes
- Addiction treatment programs including extended care
People without private health cover or live in households with low combined income may enroll for a state-funded rehab program. To start the application, you will need to submit:
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of income
- Your medical history and information about your substance issues
- Evidence that you can stay in the US legally
The following State Funded meetings are available in Excelsior:
Good Shepherd Gracenter
1310 Bacon Street, San Francisco, CA 94134
Latino Commission on Alc/DA Services Casa Quetzal
635 Brunswick Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Fort Help Mission
1101 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Excelsior
The early stages of your recovery can feel overwhelming when returning to home life after completing addiction treatment. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. When you depart rehab there will be some new challenges that you will have to learn to cope with. Clients who had severe dependencies find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab if they do not have a social support structure. Relapse can happen if you don’t have the appropriate aftercare or support to guide you into your new future.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Excelsior:
Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – La Puente
Open, Discussion/Participation and Young People:
846 North Orange Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744
Monday: 7:30:00 PM
Excelsior From The Heart Group
Closed and Speaker:
799 Moscow Street, San Francisco, California 94112
Saturday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AA - Grupo Central
In-person, Open and Spanish:
4260 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA
Sunday: 2:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. By taking part in extended support, you can reduce the risk of relapse which impacts as many as 60% of individuals who have recently finished treatment. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres. When your program draws to an end, we will discuss the therapies and counseling that is supportive of your long-term recovery and any appropriate aftercare plan will be created to assist you.
After the successful completion of your addiction treatment program you will be eligible for joining an alumni community program so you can remain in contact with staff and ex-clients. Through this network you will attend social events and receive support and advice from other former clients who are in long-term sobriety. You may also want to return the favor by being supportive to others in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Through support group participation you can create a support structure that is great for your long-term sobriety. The 12-steps are is followed by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have continued helping individuals in recovery by holding regular meetings. When you go to support group meetings, you will the opportunity to share your challenges in recovery and feel empowered by other individuals who are also in recovery. 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
The entire family is affected by a loved one struggling with addiction, some more than others. Although the person who has addiction issues certainly needs support and guidance, other members of the household also need assistance. Family support groups teach you important coping tools for your own life and help you to offer greater support to the person who has the addiction. Receive help and support for the Family with the below support groups:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous