It can feel so heartbreaking when you or someone you care about has difficulties with alcohol or drug use, that you don’t know how to help. By using professional rehabilitation services it is possible to treat drug addiction or alcohol addiction just like other diseases and achieve long term recovery.
This Guide will explain integrated approaches to treatment and how you or a loved one can begin and maintain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is applicable to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help individuals who have dependencies on illegal or prescribed medications.
Treatment that is specific to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, residential programs, outpatient programs and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in San Luis Obispo
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 San Luis Obispo?
A consolidated treatment approach provides a successful way to identify & tackle the root causes of drug or alcohol addictions. While treating the symptoms of dependence is necessary, you also should learn coping mechanisms to address the issues that lead to your drug or alcohol dependence.
Private Residential Programs
If you reside at the facility where you are receiving addiction treatment, you are in a residential addiction treatment program. Having Access to daily support and treatment is one of the biggest benefits. By moving out of your comfort zone and into a rehab center, you can protect yourself from thethose obvious triggers that culminated in you developing a drug addiction.
When you reside in a safe and secure environment you can safeguard yourself from relapse and have a better chance of finishing your rehab program. If you have a severe substance dependency, or you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential treatment program is best.
Recovery from addiction is possible if you partake in a residential rehab program, however if you want to maintain sobriety you are going to have to rise above the difficulties that come with the first few months of recovery. Finishing your residential rehab program is the beginning of your new, independent life and you will focus on goal-setting for your substance-free future.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs are designed with the needed support to help recovering individuals get what they need from their new life without substance dependence. They support you through:
- A house manager to check in regularly with you
- Work on guidelines for positive behaviors in recovery
- Support and new friendships from those who are having similar challenges to you.
Outpatient addiction treatment programs provide flexibility because you can maintain work or life obligations, while visiting the rehab center for treatments.
Outpatient programs offer value through:
- Education about substance abuse
- Therapy and counseling involving group therapy and one-on-one interventions – The length of an outpatient treatment is customized to your situation and lasts from three months to more than a year.
Detox Only Programs
Participating in a detoxification program is a crucial step in rehab as it addresses your physical dependency by removing substances from your system. As your body stabilizes without the substance it was dependent on, symptoms of withdrawal may begin.
This is the beginning of the recovery process, following which you will identify and overcome the root causes of your psychological dependence to avoid a repeat of those same cycles. You should expect to feel some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for a few weeks after your detox phase has ended Rehab therapy will help you master coping skills to take into your new life so that you protect yourself from relapse.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide to to opt for private rehab, you will need to pay with your own funds or make a claim through your health insurance provider. In general, insurance companies will cover the costs of treatment, at least partially, including a medical detox program, rehab therapy, and post-treatment care. The amount of cover given will differ based on the fine print of your policy as well as your provider’s terms of agreement.
Before enrolling in a program, you should always check how much cover you can make a claim against. To find out what you could be entitled to, visit our Verify Your Insurance page.
If you do not claim against your policy, you must pay upfront for your rehab treatment. Some treatment centres allow you to negotiate a payment plan if you cannot afford to pay the full amount straight away.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehab programs are designed for people who have alcoholism or substance addictions and who may not have the means to afford private rehab.
Support can be offered with funds allocated from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, state-funded programs can subsidize your recovery including:
- Services for a safe detox (medically-managed if required.
- Addiction counseling, therapy and aftercare support services
If you are not supported by private health insurance or you do not have access to funds, you should apply for a state-funded treatment program. You will need to provide:
- Proof of your financial situation
- Proof of residence
- Your personal medical details regarding your addiction
- Proof of legal US residence
You can learn more about the application process here: https://www.grants.gov/
This booklet contains your state agency’s contact details.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in San Luis Obispo:
Cottage Outpatient Center San Luis Obispo
628 California Boulevard, Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tikva Treatment LLC The Haven at Pismo
929 Hidden Pine Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
391 Front Street, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA 93433
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in San Luis Obispo
When you leave and complete your treatment programme, you may find it challenging. At the rehab center the environment was safe and you had professional support. 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. 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. If you don’t have aftercare support or guidance in the initial stages of recovery, relapse can occur.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Los Angeles
Keep it Simple
Open and Speaker: 3075 Broad StSan Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Sunday: 7:00 PM
NO NONSENSE GROUP
No Nonsense Group, Non-Smoking, Discussion/Participation and Closed:
520 Dana Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Tuesday: 7:30 pm
AA - Back to Basics San Luis Obispo
Open: 1344 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Thursday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. By taking part in extended support, you can reduce the risk of relapse which impacts up to 60% of people who have recently completed treatment. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
Once you are close to completing your rehab program, you will consider the services most beneficial to your long-term sobriety, and an aftercare package will be created to help you sustain it. After completing your rehab treatment program you will become eligible to join an alumni community program so you can remain in contact with staff and peers.
You can attend team events, take part in different initiatives, build relationships, and receive advice from other ex-clients in recovery. You will also have the opportunity to reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
With the help of support group participation you will enable a support structure that is helpful to your long-term sobriety. A couple of the most used support groups are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which benefit from the 12-steps to help those in recovery through regular meetings.
Attending support group meetings enables you to feel empowered by other individuals and provide insights into your own experiences. Many individuals in recovery attend nearby meetings to help them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with vital tools to maintain sobriety, and allow them to take responsibility for their life.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Addiction causes pain to everyone in a family to varying degrees.
It’s not only the person with the substance misuse who is hurt, the other members of the family need support as well.
By joining family support groups, you can learn to manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to provide better to your family member recovering from addiction.
Get help and support for the Family with the following support groups:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous