Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Redwood City

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Due to the struggles that are associated with alcohol and drug addiction, many people do not know where to look for treatment. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be acquired if you utilize proven rehabilitation methods because addiction is a treatable illness.

This page will explain holistic approaches to treatment and how you or a loved one can begin and maintain recovery from addiction.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

When we mention addiction ‘rehabilitation’, we refer to the combination of medical and therapeutic treatments applied to tackle dependencies on alcohol and drugs (including prescription medications). There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to treatment because it needs to be unique to your lifestyle and may include medical detox, residential and outpatient care, and extended aftercare programs.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Redwood City

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type

    • 2,7578.5%Any Substance
    • 2,0886.4%Alcohol
    • 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
    • 2060.6%Pain Medication

Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016

Per 100,000 Population
  • Alcohol-Induced
  • Drug-Induced
    • 18 to 250.5
    • 9.6
    • 26 to 354.3
    • 13.9
    • 36 to 6424.2
    • 22.9
    • 65+23.7
    • 9.4

Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016

  • 12 to 17
  • 18 to 25
  • 26+
    • Marijuana*13.2%
    • 34.0%
    • 13.5%
    • Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
    • 8.0%
    • 4.3%
    • Cocaine0.8%
    • 7.2%
    • 1.8%
    • Heroin0%
    • 0.4%
    • 0.2%

What are the treatment options available in Redwood City?

Identifying and healing the latent causes behind your substance or alcohol addiction can be achieved through the use of an integrated treatment approach. Substance dependence should be treated but gaining new life skills empowers you to tackle the problems that lead to your dependency on drugs or alcohol.

Private Residential Programs

Staying at a rehab center and having all of your treatments there is what’s known as a residential rehab program. Its main benefit is the ability to receive holistic treatment and support 24-hours a day.

When you leave your home and move into a treatment center, you can remove yourself from exposure to triggers that may have influenced your decision to abuse substances or alcohol. You can complete your addiction treatment program and avoid relapse more easily if you remain in a secure facility that is protective and supportive. Residential rehab programs are generally most effective if your substance dependency is chronic or severe, or if you experience co-occurring disorders or a dual diagnosis. You can start the initial steps to a sober life by taking part in an inpatient program, but to get through the difficulty of the first year of addiction recovery, you must work at it constantly. Once you have completed your inpatient addiction treatment, you need to consider what you want from your new life, as you work towards becoming more independent.

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Sober Living Programs

Support and guidance are provided during a sober living program in order to control your future plans better. The programs include:

  1. A house manager checking in on you regularly
  2. Establishing guidelines for positive behavior in recovery
  3. Receiving support and companionship from others who share similar challenges

Outpatient Programs

The flexibility of outpatient treatment programs means that you do not have to stop work commitments or family commitments, as you can attend the treatment facility and undergo regular treatments at your own pace.

Outpatient programs provide:

  1. Educational workshops on drug use
  2. Counseling and therapeutic interventions involving individual or group sessions – Your individual needs will determine the length of your outpatient program, which could extend from a couple of months to more than year.

Detox Only Programs

The first stage of a rehab program is detoxification, which removes any substances from your system and deals with your physical dependency on it. You will experience withdrawal symptoms as a natural reaction to the absence of the substance in your body.

After this you will continue ahead in your rehab journey, as you address the primary causes for your dependency, helping you cope and avoid it in the future. It is common to develop withdrawal and cravings for some time after the substance has been removed from your system. Rehab teaches you life-changing skills that are designed so that you reduce the risk of relapse.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you want to pursue private rehab, you can fund treatment yourself or claim through your healthcare policy The majority of health insurance providers cover some of the costs of rehab, which includes detox, the rehab treatment program, medical supplies and aftercare programs. The amount you can claim will be determined by your policy rules and your provider. It is a good idea to inquire about the amount you can claim prior to enrolling in a rehab program.

You can visit our Verify Your Insurance page for more details on the cover you have access to. If you decide not to claim against your insurance, you will need to pay for your rehab directly. Many treatment providers offer payment options to clients who may find paying upfront for treatment a challenge.

State Funded Programs

If you want to trackle your substance or alcohol dependency but have limited resources to pay for private rehab, you can enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program. Through the use of funds from federal and state sources including Medicaid, these programs may provide treatments such as:

  1. Safe & confidential medical detox
  2. Rehab treatment programs which includes extended care

If you are not protected by private health insurance or you live in a low income household, you should consider applying for a state-funded treatment program. You have to provide:

  1. Proof of living arrangements
  2. Proof of finances
  3. Details about your addiction from your medical history and details about your substance misuse
  4. Proof that you reside in the US legally

You can discover more about the application process here. Check out this pdf to identify contact details of your state agency.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Redwood City:

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    Adolescent Counseling Services Adolescent Substance Abuse Trt Prog

    643 Bair Island Road, Suite 402, Redwood City, CA 94063
    650-424-0852 x108

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    Service League of San Mateo County Hope House

    3789 Hoover Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

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    BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc Bay Area Addiction Research Treatment

    795 Willow Road, Building 332, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Redwood City

Sustaining addiction recovery can be a challenge once you finish your treatment programme. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. When you depart rehab there will be some new challenges that you will have to learn to cope with. 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 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 Redwood City:

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    Living Clean Book Study Group - Hybrid Meeting

    Wheelchair Accessible, Book Study and Virtual Meeting:
    500 Allerton Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063-1519
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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    Rockin Recovery Group

    Wheelchair Accessible, Book Study and Virtual Meeting:
    500 Allerton Street, Redwood City, CA, 94063-1519
    Sunday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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    NA Meetings – Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church – Yuba City

    Closed, Men and Discussion/Participation:
    1390 Franklin Rd. Yuba City, CA 95993
    Wednesday: 7:00 PM

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Unfortunately Relapse may occur in 60% of cases, and due to the natural events of life outside of rehab, having extended support is an important part of your journey in recovery. Once you reach the end of your treatment program you should think about the counseling and therapies that are most beneficial to long-term sobriety and an aftercare program will be developed to help you.

One such benefit of completing rehab is the support of an alumni community program, which allows you to liaise with former clients and staff as a community based recovery community. You will enjoy access to special events and receive support and encouragement from other people who are also in recovery long-term. You may decide to pay the favor forward, by offering your support to other active members in recovery.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups remain vital to long-term recovery as they recognize the importance of social interactions in recovery. With the support of groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, you will follow the 12 steps by attending near-by meetings for ongoing support. When you go to support group meetings, you will be able to share your experiences and feel empowered by other members in similar walks of life. Many individuals in recovery attend nearby meetings to assist them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the important tools to stay away from substances, and allow them to be accountable for their own journey in recovery.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Addiction hurts those living in the household to various degrees. The individual with the addiction needs help, but other members of the household need assistance too. By taking part in family support groups, families can learn to manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to support your loved one in recovery. Family members will benefit from participating in support groups such as:

  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
  • SMART Recovery Family & Friends
  • NAMI Family Support Groups
  • Al-Anon
  • Families Anonymous
  • Alateen
  • Nar-Anon

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