Drug and alcohol addiction are challenging to address when they hurt you or someone close to you. However addiction is a treatable illness and by using proven and professional treatment methods, long-term recovery can be achieved.
On this page we detail how an holistic treatment approach can enable you or a loved one to begin and sustain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
When we speak about addiction ‘rehab’, we refer to the combination of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments applied to resolve dependencies on illegal substances, prescription medications and alcohol. Rehab treatments are valuable when they are personalized to your specific needs, and may include inpatient programs, outpatient programs, medically-supervised detoxes and aftercare support programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in South of Market
Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type
- 2,7578.5%Any Substance
- 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
- 2060.6%Pain Medication
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016
- 18 to 250.5
- 26 to 354.3
- 36 to 6424.2
Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016
- 12 to 17
- 18 to 25
- Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
What are the treatment options available in South of Market
By integrating treatment approaches, addiction specialists can help you to identify and treat the root causes of your drug dependencies. Identifying coping mechanisms to treat the primary causes of your addiction is just as vital as treating the symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
A residential treatment program allows you to live at the rehab center and receive all your treatment at the property. Its major benefit is that you will continuously receive integrated addiction treatment and support all through the day. When you leave your home and move into a treatment facility, you can free yourself from exposure to stressors that would have influenced your decision to abuse substances or alcohol.
Finishing your rehab program and avoiding relapse is a great deal easier if you stay in a safe and supportive environment. If you struggle with co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis or a strong dependency on drugs or alcohol, a residential program is best suited to meet your rehabilitation needs. We understand that the first year of recovery are usually difficult and after a residential rehab program, you will need to stay focused in order to maintain your sobriety. On completion of your inpatient addiction treatment program, you will transition towards further independence as you consider your goals for your new life.
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Sober Living Programs
You can build the skills needed to live substance-free by engaging in a sober living program, which will support you through the early stages of recovery. This can be achieved by:
- A house manager who will visit you throughout the day
- Supporting you on how to behave in recovery
- Encouraging necessary relationships with others in recovery who can empathize with your experiences
Outpatient rehabilitation programs are typically more flexible and allow you to have therapy at the treatment facility while you maintain your career or life commitments.
Outpatient programs offer value through:
- Education around substance misuse
- Counseling services and therapy by facilitating group support or one-to-one sessions – The expected duration of an outpatient program is 3/4 months and it could be extended to longer than a year, this will change based on your individual requirements.
Detox Only Programs
The need for detoxing a substance from your body is the first step towards rehab, as it rids the system of the substance, putting an end to your physical dependence. As your body becomes accustomed to not needing the substance it was dependent on, you will start to have withdrawal symptoms.
This marks the start of the recovery journey, following which you will identify and overcome the root causes of your psychological dependence to avoid repeating those same cycles. It is likely that you will experience some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for some time after your drug or alcohol detox phase has ended. You can reduce the odds of relapse by learning coping strategies to apply to your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide to pursue private treatment, you can use your health insurance to make a claim or pay with your own funds. Many health insurance providers will contribute to a portion of the costs of a rehab program, which includes a medical detox, rehab program and aftercare support.
Your provider’s terms and conditions will provide details on the amount of cover you can claim for. You should identify how much cover you can claim prior to registering for a treatment program.
By visiting our Verify Your Insurance page, you can find out what cover you are able to claim. If you do not claim from your insurance provider you must pay for your treatment programme. Some facilities may offer payment plans for those who find the costs unaffordable upfront.
State Funded Programs
State-funded treatment programs were designed to support people who do not have the financial means to recover from alcohol or substance use disorder. Using stipends from state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these rehab programs remove hurdles to rehab by offering:
- An alcohol detox or drug detox that is medically-managed
- Addiction treatment programs including extended care
State-funded treatment programs are open to those who are unable to get private health insurance or who reside in poorer areas. During the application process you will need to show:
- Medical records that highlights your addiction issues
- Proof of residence
- Proof of what you earn
- Proof that you live in the US legally
https://www.grants.gov/ has all the info required to make an application. You can also download this file to find contact details for your state agency.
State-funded addiction support available in South of Market:
Fort Help LLC
915 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco AIDS Foundation Substance Health Services/Stonewall
1035 Market Street, Suite 400 , San Francisco, CA 94103
Salvation Army Salvation Army Harbor Light Center
1275 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in South of Market
Sustaining recovery can feel difficult once you leave the rehab center. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. Long term recovery is more challenging if you have a severe dependency or if you return to your new life without social support structures in place. Relapse can happen if you don’t have the appropriate aftercare or support to guide you into your new future.
The following meetings are available in South of Market:
Recovery at Work "The RAW Group"
Open: 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
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. By taking part in extended support, you can reduce the risk of relapse which impacts up to 60% of clients who have recently finished a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres. When you get close to completing your treatment program, you should think about which services will be beneficial for your long term recovery. We help you to establish an aftercare package that empowers you.
One of the benefits of finishing rehab is the ability to join an alumni community program, where you will be able to liaise with former clients and staff as part of a recovery community. You will enjoy access to team events and receive support and encouragement from other people who are in recovery long-term. You may choose to pay the favor forward, by giving your support to other individuals in recovery.
Support groups (fellowship meetings)
Support groups are paramount to maintaining sobriety as they recognize the need for social connections in addiction recovery. The 12-step model is followed by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have a long history in helping individuals in recovery by offering group meetings. At local meetings, you can share and learn from experiences. Many people in recovery attend local meetings to support them in their recovery journey. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay sober, and allow them to take responsibility for their life.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction affects everyone in a household to varying degrees. The individual with the addiction issues needs help, but other members of the household also need help. By joining family support groups, you can manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to provide better to your loved one recovering from addiction.
Some helpful support groups for families include:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous