When you or someone you care about has an alcohol or drug problem you may not know how to address it. Although addiction is a disease, it can be managed when evidence-based therapies are adopted. Long term addiction recovery is possible.
Find out how holistic rehabilitation services can help you or someone you love in starting and maintaining addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is the process of medical treatment and therapy to address your dependency on drugs including illegal drugs, prescription medications and alcohol. Rehab is most effective when it is tailored to your own needs involving a medically-managed detox, inpatient and outpatient services, as well as aftercare support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Pacifica
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 Pacifica?
By consolidating treatments, the root causes of drug dependence can be explored and treated. Symptoms of substance misuse should be treated but building new life skills empowers you to tackle the issues that caused your addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Private Residential Programs
Living at a treatment center and having all of your treatments there is known as a residential rehab program. Having Access to 24-hour support and addiction treatment is no doubt one of the major benefits.
There is great value in removing yourself from the home environment and becoming fully immersed in the rehabilitation program, because you are no longer exposed to the stressors and triggers that may have caused you to abuse drugs. You are far less likely to relapse when you finish your residential treatment program in a secure facility where the environment is supportive.
A residential rehab program provides the best results when you have a dual diagnosis, a severe substance dependency or co-occurring disorders. Taking part in a residential treatment program is the most effective way to a sober life, and maintaining 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 start to think about what you want from your new sober life.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living treatment programs are designed to enable you to have more control over your life, with guidance and a support structure. These programs incorporate:
- A house manager who visits you daily
- Advising you on how to behave in recovery
- Fostering necessary relationships with others in recovery who can relate to your experiences
Outpatient addiction treatment programs are typically more flexible and allow you to have treatment at the rehab center and continue your career or family commitments.
Outpatient programs typically provide you with:
- Education around substance abuse
- Counseling and therapy with the use of group settings or one-to-one sessions – The minimum duration of outpatient treatment is three months and it could be extended to longer than a year, this will depend on your individual requirements.
Detox Only Programs
The process of alcohol or drug detox from your body is the first stage of rehabilitation, because it eliminates traces of the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is the body’s main response to detox, as it begins getting used to functioning without substances.
By completing the detox stage you will continue forward in your rehab journey, as you start to address the main causes for your addiction, to help you cope and avoid it long-term. It is common to encounter withdrawal and cravings for a period of time after the substance has been flushed from your body. Relapse is less of a threat when you are equipped with the coping skills necessary to navigate your life in recovery.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you do proceed with private treatment, you can start a claim through your healthcare provider or pay for rehab yourself. In most cases, insurance providers will contribute to the costs of treatment, to some extent, including a medical detox program, treatment program, and relapse prevention programs. The total amount you will be able to claim will be determined by your policy rules and your provider. We always suggest that you check the amount covered for treatment prior to enrolling in rehab.
Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you understand how much cover you can claim for. If you prefer not to claim against your private health insurance, you will need to pay for your treatment program with your own funds. Many treatment providers are willing to extend payment options to clients when costs are unaffordable.
State Funded Programs
State-funded rehab programs are aimed at people who want to overcome a substance or alcohol use disorder but have limited resources to enroll in a treatment program. Through federal and state budget funding, these programs can help your recovery by including:
- A medical detox for those with severe dependencies
- Addiction counseling and extended care
State-funded rehabilitation programs are accessible to those who have no private health insurance or who reside in low income areas. When applying you will be asked for:
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of earnings
- Your medical records and information about your substance misuse
- Proof that you have the legal right to live and remain in the US
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Pacifica:
480 Manor Plaza, Pacifica, CA 94044
HealthRIGHT 360 AARS ODASA
6181 Mission Street, Daly City, CA 94014
Latino Commission on Alc/DA Services Casa Quetzal
635 Brunswick Street, San Francisco, CA 94112
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Pacifica
When you leave and complete your treatment programme, you may experience some challenges. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals. Your coping skills will be put to the test when you leave rehab, as you may experience some challenges that you still need to learn to deal with. 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 occur when you don’t have aftercare to support you in your new-found sobriety.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Pacifica:
Speak What's On Your Mind
Speaker/Discussion and Chip Meeting:
2070 Francisco, Pacifica, CA, 94044
Friday: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Shepherd of the Hill Church – Whittier
Closed, Topic and Discussion:
15215 Janine Drive, Whittier, CA 90605
Thursday: 7:30 PM
AA - Sharp Park 3rd and 11th Step
2020 Francisco Boulevard, Pacifica, CA, 94044
Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Because no one can predict what’s going to happen in day-to-day life, up to 60% of clients in recovery may relapse, this makes extended aftercare an important part of recovery.
Once you are near completion of your rehab program you should give some thought to the counseling and therapies that are most useful to long-term sobriety and an aftercare package will be developed to support you. Alumni programs are an added benefit to completing rehab and provides you community access to former clients and staff. With the support from this network you will have access to special events and receive encouragement and advice from other members who are in active recovery. You may also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups remain an important function of long-term recovery because social responsibilities enable lasting sobriety. The 12-step model is followed by support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which have proven to be successful in helping people in recovery by offering regular meetings. When you take part in support group meetings, you will have the ability to share your experiences and listen to other individuals who are also in recovery. Friendship, empowerment and taking responsibility 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
Addiction hurts everyone living in the household to some extent. Support is crucial for all family members, not only the person struggling with the dependency. By a family support group, you can learn to manage stress more effectively, and be able to support your family member in recovery. Some useful 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