Alcohol and drug addictions introduce hurdles when you or a loved one experiences them. Although addiction is a disease, it is treatable when evidence-based treatments are utilized. Long term addiction recovery is possible.
We will detail how addiction recovery is achievable for you or a loved one if an integrated treatment method is utilized.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is a broad term that includes the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help people heal their dependencies on illegal, recreational and prescription drugs. Treatment that is unique to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, residential programs, outpatient services and extended support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in San Bruno
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 Bruno?
Understanding and healing the root causes behind your drug or alcohol addiction can be achieved through an integrated treatment program. Utilizing coping strategies to treat the main causes of your addiction is just as crucial as treating the symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
Residential addiction treatment programs enable you to reside on the same property that you are receiving treatments in. Access to daily support and addiction treatment is no doubt one of the key benefits. If you leave your home and move into a treatment center, you can remove yourself from exposure to triggers that would have influenced your decision to abuse substances or alcohol.
When the environment around you is supportive, the possibility of relapse is reduced and you are far more likely to complete your residential treatment programme. A residential program provides the best solution when you have a dual diagnosis, a severe substance dependency or co-occurring disorders. Enrolling in a residential treatment program is the most effective way to treat addiction, and sustaining it requires persistent focus because addiction recovery is challenging during the first year. When your residential program is finished you will acquire skills to be independent and your focus will be on your new life and the things you want to achieve from it.
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Sober Living Programs
Sober living treatment programs enable you to have more stability in your life, with guidance and a support structure. Sober living programs incorporate:
- Support throughout the day from a house manager
- Building frameworks for good recovery behavior
- Fostering supportive friendships with others in recovery who may be going through similar types of experiences
Outpatient programs provide you with:
- Education on the misuse of drugs
- Group therapy and individual counseling as drivers for long-term recovery – You must be enrolled in an outpatient program for at least three months, and may continue the program for longer than a year if necessary.
Detox Only Programs
Going through a detoxification program is a vital hurdle in rehab as it tackles your physical dependency by eliminating substances from your body. Withdrawal symptoms typically start during the detox phase because your body needs to adapt without alcohol or substances it was dependent on.
Once you get through the difficult phase of physical withdrawal you will begin the second phase of your recovery journey, working on the underlying causes of psychological dependency in order to end the cycle of drug addiction or alcoholism. It is possible to still undergo withdrawal symptoms and cravings for a while after your detox program is complete. In rehabilitative therapy you will identify the coping skills for long-term recovery, so that you can avoid relapse in the future.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you have chosen to continue with private rehab, you will need to pay for treatment yourself or begin a claim via your healthcare policy. Most health insurance providers offer some cover for rehab, which includes medical detox, the rehab treatment program, medicines you may need and relapse prevention programs. Your provider’s terms and conditions will provide details on the amount of cover you can claim for. It is recommended that you inquire about your cover prior to enrolling in a treatment program.
Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you understand 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 provider. Some treatment centers will provide payment plans to clients who are unable to pay the full cost of treatment.
State Funded Programs
State-funded addiction treatment programs are designed for people who are ready to overcome a drug or alcohol use disorder but have limited resources to enroll in a treatment program. Support can be offered with funds allocated from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, these types of programs can subsidize your recovery with:
- Medically-managed detoxes
- Rehabilitation services and aftercare support
State-funded treatment programs are intended to help those with little disposable income or those with no health insurance. In order to apply you need:
- Medical records regarding your addiction issues
- Evidence of living arrangements
- Proof of income
- Proof that you live legally in the US
More information about the application process can be found on https://www.grants.gov/. This pdf document has your state agency’s contact details.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in San Bruno:
Latino Commission on Alc/DA Services Casa Maria
508 7th Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066
Sitike Counseling Center
306 Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080
480 Manor Plaza, Pacifica, CA 94044
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in San Bruno
Leaving the comfort of residential rehab and returning home can prove challenging for people in early recovery. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment. 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. 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 San Bruno:
FIRST TONGAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Recovery By The Numbers Group, Non-Smoking, Basic Text and Open:
560 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA, 94066
Tuesday: 7:00 pm
Saint Clements Church – San Clemente
Open and Question and Answer:
202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente 92672
Monday: 8:00 PM
Saint Vincent De Paul Church – Montebello
Open Discussion and Participation:
1105 Bluff Road, Montebello, CA 90640
Monday: 7:30 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Unfortunately Relapse may occur in up to 60% of individuals, and due to the natural events of life post-rehab, having relapse prevention & support is an important part of your long term recovery.
As you draw closer to finishing your treatment program, we will collaborate with you to create an aftercare package that includes a range of services most vital to your long-term recovery. After you have completed your rehab treatment program you will be eligible for joining an alumni community program so you can stay in contact with staff and peers. You will have access to mentorship and support from other individuals in recovery, and also participate other events. In addition, you have the opportunity to offer reciprocal support if you choose to.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Being active in support groups is vital because social structures encourage long-term addiction recovery. The 12-step model is followed by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have for many decades, been helping people in recovery by hosting group meetings. You will become empowered from other people’s experiences and share your own unique experiences. Friendship, empowerment and accountability 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
The entire family is impacted by a loved one struggling with addiction, some more than others. All members of a family need help with a household addiction, not only the addicted person. Participating in family support groups can help you to manage the situation better, as well as help you to provide greater support to the individual with the dependency. Your family can benefit from support groups like:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous