Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Sunnyvale

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It can be so difficult 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 addiction rehab services it is possible to treat drug and alcohol addiction just like other diseases and achieve long term abstinence.

The following page will explain holistic approaches to addiction rehabilitation and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain a sober, drug and alcohol free life.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehab’ refers to the process of medical care and counseling to tackle your dependence on drugs including recreational drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol. Treatment that is specific to your individual needs is successful when it includes medically supported detox, residential programs, outpatient care and aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Sunnyvale

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 Sunnyvale?

Integrated rehab treatment is typically the most effective manner in which to overcome the primary causes of drug and alcohol dependencies. Symptoms of substance misuse should be treated but building new life skills encourages you to overcome the reasons that caused your addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Private Residential Programs

If you stay at the property where you are receiving addiction treatment, you are taking part in a residential treatment program. It is undoubtedly beneficial to have access to 24/7 care and treatment options. By removing yourself from your home environment and living at the treatment facility you will safeguard yourself against the triggers that contributed to your drug or alcohol dependence.

By remaining in a secure and supportive environment, you have a greater chance of successfully completing your rehab program while limiting the odds of relapse and its associated pitfalls. When you struggle with a serious substance dependency, or you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential addiction treatment program will be recommended. We understand that the first year of recovery are usually difficult and after a residential treatment program, you must stay focused in order to maintain long term sobriety. Completing your residential rehab program is the beginning of your new, independent life and you will focus on setting goals for your drug and alcohol free future.

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Sober Living Programs

You will receive support and guidance from a sober living program to help you navigate your future more effectively. The programs often have:

  1. Round-the-clock check-ins from a house manager
  2. Developing guidelines to change your behavior in recovery
  3. Helping you to build strong relationships with peers who have similar difficulties to you

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs are easier to adjust to as you can continue any family/work commitments and still undergo treatments, by coming to the rehab center at your own pace.

Outpatient programs typically feature:

    1. Education on substance abuse
    2. Therapeutic and psychological interventions including group and individual therapy – An outpatient program may last between a few months to a year, this will depend on your requirements.

Detox Only Programs

The early stage of a treatment program is detoxification, which removes all traces of substances from your system and begins healing your dependency on it. As your body stabilizes without the drug it was dependent on, withdrawal symptoms typically occur.

Withdrawal symbolizes the beginning of the rehabilitation process, and should always be followed up by tackling the primary causes of your addictive behavior, to avoid repeating the same negative cycle of behaviors. It is normal to undergo withdrawal and cravings for some time after the substance has been flushed from your body. Building on the necessary skills can help you to reduce your risk of relapse as you adapt to your new life.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you choose private options, you can pay with your own funds or make a claim through your healthcare policy The majority of health insurance providers offer cover for some rehab, which includes medical detox, the rehab treatment program, medicines you may need and aftercare. The amount you can claim should be checked against your policy rules and your provider.

It is recommended that you inquire about the amount you can claim prior to enrolling in a treatment program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you understand the amount of cover you will get. If you choose not to claim against your private health insurance, you have to pay for your treatment with your own funds. A number of rehab centres provide payment options to clients so that the cost can be spread out.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehabilitation programs were developed to help people who do not have the financial resources to tackle alcohol or substance use disorder. Through the use of funds from federal and state sources including Medicaid, these programs may facilitate treatments including:

  1. Safe & confidential medical detox
  2. Rehab therapy which includes relapse prevention programs

If you are not protected by private health insurance or you live in a low income household, you may apply for a state-funded rehab program. You can expect to provide:

  1. Where you live
  2. How much you earn
  3. Evidence about your drug or alcohol misuse
  4. Living in the US legally

Click here to learn more about the application process. In order to locate contact details for your state agency, this pdf provides the necessary details.

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

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    Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

    590 West El Camino Street, Mountain View, CA 94040
    650-965-2020 x113

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    Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Addiction Medicine and Recovery Servs

    19000 East Homestead Road, 1st Floor,
    Building 1, Cupertino, CA 95014

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    VA Palo Alto Healthcare System Addiction Treatment Service

    3801 Miranda Avenue, Unit 116-A/ATS, Palo Alto, CA 94304
    650-493-5000 x60050

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Sunnyvale

The early stages of addiction recovery can feel challenging once you leave a rehab center. During your stay, you have been in a controlled and safe environment, supported by professionals. 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 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 Sunnyvale:

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    Spirit of Life Group Speaker, Discussion/Participation and Open:
    445 South Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    Friday: 8:00 pm

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    Courage to Change Group, Speaker, Discussion/Participation, Non-Smoking and Open:
    1251 Sandia Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
    Tuesday at 8:00 pm

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    AA - ASK

    Digital Basket, Open and Wheelchair Access:
    1025 The Dalles Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
    Friday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

By participating in an aftercare program you get extended rehab support when you go home. Because no one can predict what might happen in life day-to-day, as many as 60% of clients in recovery sadly relapse, making relapse prevention & aftercare an essential component of recovery.

As you approach the completion of your treatment program, counselors will work with you to identify therapies and services that will facilitate long-term recovery, and we will create an aftercare program to guide you. Alumni programs are an added bonus to completing treatment and allows you community access to former clients and staff members.

You can participate in special events, join groups and get support and encouragement from other former clients who are also in long-term sobriety. 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 meetings you will create a support structure that is important to your long-term sobriety. You will benefit from long-term recovery support if you take part in groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous and regularly attend any 12-step meetings. Attending support group meetings provides you with an opportunity to you to feel empowered by other people and provide insights into your own experiences. By building friendships and committing to the programme, individuals in recovery can feel able to take responsibility for themselves and protect those that love them.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

The whole family unit is hurt negatively by a loved one struggling with addiction, some more than others. Support and guidance is just as crucial for all family members as it is for the person with the addiction issues.

Taking part in a family support group can help you to cope better, and also empower you in providing greater support to those struggling with addiction. Your family members can benefit from support groups like:

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

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