If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, it may seem like everything seems so hopeless and you don’t know where to begin. Through proven rehabilitation interventions, substance dependence can be treated for long-term abstinence.
The following page will explain integrated approaches to treatment and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain addiction recovery.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is a broad term that explains the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help people recover from their dependencies on illegal drugs or prescribed medications. There is no ‘single right’ approach to addiction rehab because it should be tailored to your lifestyle and may incorporate detoxification, inpatient and outpatient care, and long-term relapse prevention programs.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Mountain View City
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 Mountain View City?
Integrated rehab is typically the most effective manner in which to deal with the root causes of alcohol and drug addictions. By learning natural coping mechanisms you can tackle substance abuse while addressing the obvious symptoms of addiction.
Private Residential Programs
Residential rehabilitation programs require you to remain on the same property that you are obtaining treatments in. It is very beneficial to have 24-hour support and treatment provisions.
When you live at a rehab facility you are safe from many of the stressors in your home environment that could worsen your substance abuse. When you stay in a safe and supportive environment you can protect yourself from relapse and have a better chance of finishing your addiction rehab program.
A residential program provides the best solution when you have a dual diagnosis, a chronic substance dependency or co-occurring illnesses. An inpatient program will help you in getting sober, but note that maintaining sobriety requires constant effort as the early stages of recovery are usually difficult. On completion of your residential addiction treatment program, you will transition towards greater independence as you consider your goals for your new life.
Do You Need Help?
We can help you recover.
Sober Living Programs
You will receive support and guidance from a sober living program in order to navigate your future better. The programs often have:
- Sending a house manager to see how you are doing regularly
- Prescribing the sorts of behaviors that are required in recovery
- Working on supportive and meaningful relations with other peers in recovery
Outpatient rehab programs provide flexibility because you can carry on attending work or family commitments, while attending the rehab facility for treatments.
Outpatient programs offer support through:
- Education around drug or alcohol use
- Counseling and talking therapies by means of group interventions and individual sessions with a trained addiction counselor. – Outpatient programs typically run from a few months to over a year, and your personal needs will determine the length of treatment.
Detox Only Programs
Going through a detoxification program is an important step in rehab as it deals with your physical dependency by eliminating substances from your system. Withdrawal symptoms are the body’s natural response to detox, as it starts getting used to working without the substance.
By completing the detox stage you will continue ahead in your rehab journey, as you start to address the main causes for your dependency, to help you recognise the patterns and avoid it long-term. Many substances result in symptoms of withdrawal and cravings for some time after they have been eliminated from your body. Relapse is less of a threat when you are equipped with the vital skills necessary to navigate your life in recovery.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you wish to to opt for private rehab, you will need to pay with your own funds or make a claim through your health insurance provider. Most insurance companies should contribute to some of the costs associated with addiction rehab, including a medically-supervised detox, rehab treatment and medication, as well as aftercare support. Your provider along with their terms will dictate the amount of cover you can claim for.
You should determine the amount of cover you can claim before enrolling in a program. Our Verify Your Insurance page will determine the amount of cover you can claim against. If you do not claim from your insurance provider you must pay for your rehab treatment. Some treatment facilities provide payment options to clients so that the cost can be spread out.
State Funded Programs
If you want to trackle your substance or alcohol addiction but due to limited resources cannot pay for private treatment, you should enroll for a state-funded rehabilitation program. With the help of funds provided from Medicaid and state/federal budgets, these programs can subsidize your recovery with:
- Medically-supervised alcohol/drug detox
- Rehab treatment and aftercare services.
State-funded treatment programs provide relief to people with little to no disposable income or do not have health insurance. In order to qualify you will need to provide information about:
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of earnings
- Medical history and details around your substance misuse
- Proof that you can legally live in the US
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Mountain View City:
Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
590 West El Camino Street, Mountain View, CA 94040
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System Addiction Treatment Service
3801 Miranda Avenue, Unit 116-A/ATS, Palo Alto, CA 94304
375 Cambridge Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Mountain View City
You may notice some initial challenges in the early stages of recovery. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. 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. Without the relevant support and aftercare to guide you in your new life, relapse is a real possibility.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Mountain View City:
SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Home Again Group, Non-Smoking, Discussion/Participation, Topic and Open:
1425 Springer Road, Mountain View, CA 94040
Wednesday: 8:00 pm
Get Well Group Mountain View
Open and Wheelchair Access:
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, 94035
Sunday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mountain View Group Grant Road
Open and Wheelchair Access:
2094 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA, 94035
Saturday: 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. Unfortunately Relapse may occur in up to 60% of people, and due mostly to the unpredictability of life outside of rehab, having extended support is an integral part of your journey in recovery.
When your rehab program is nearing completion, we will help identify the therapies and counseling most helpful for your long-term recovery and any appropriate aftercare provisions will be designed to assist you. One of the many benefits of completing rehab is joining an alumni community program, where you will be able to liaise with peers and staff as part of a community. You will enjoy access to team events and receive guidance and encouragement from ex-clients who are also in recovery long-term. You might also decide to return the favor by being supportive to others in recovery.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups are an integral function of long-term recovery because social structures enable sobriety. The 12-steps are is followed by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have proven to be successful in supporting people in recovery by holding regular meetings. When you attend support groups, you will have the ability to share your challenges in recovery and feel empowered by other individuals who are also in recovery. Companionship, 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
Addiction affects everyone in a family to different extents. All members of the family unit need help with a household addiction, not just the individual struggling with addiction. Family support groups provide two major benefits: you can support yourself and the person overcoming substance dependence. 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