If you or someone you care about is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it may seem like everything is hopeless and you’re not sure where to go. By using professional addiction rehab services it is possible to treat addiction just like other illnesses and achieve long term sobriety.
The following page will explain integrated approaches to treatment and how you or your loved one can begin and maintain recovery from addiction.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
The term addiction ‘rehab’ is applicable to all of the medical and therapeutic treatments used to help people who are struggling with dependencies on prescription drugs or illegal drugs.
Rehab that is unique to your personal needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, inpatient programs, outpatient services and aftercare.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Sierra
Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type
- 2,7578.5%Any Substance
- 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
- 2060.6%Pain Medication
Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016
- 18 to 250.5
- 26 to 354.3
- 36 to 6424.2
Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016
- 12 to 17
- 18 to 25
- Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
What are the treatment options available in Sierra?
By integrating treatment options, addiction specialists can assist you to identify and treat the main causes of your substance dependencies. Even though symptoms of addiction need to be addressed, life skills must also be taught in order to focus on the causes of your substance misuse.
Private Residential Programs
When you live at the center where you are receiving your treatments, you are part of a residential addiction treatment program. Its main benefit is that you will receive integrated addiction treatment and support all through the day. By taking yourself away from your home and residing at the treatment centre you can safeguard yourself from the stressors that lead to your substance abuse.
You are less likely to relapse if you finish your addiction treatment program in a controlled facility where the environment is supportive. When you struggle with a severe substance dependency, or suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, a residential treatment program should be considered.
Enrolling in a residential rehab program is an effective way to a sober life, and sustaining it requires persistent focus because addiction recovery is difficult during the first few months. After you finish your residential treatment program your priority will be your transition to greater independence as you focus on what you want from your life free from drugs or alcohol.
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Sober Living Programs
A sober living program will encourage you with the skills you need, through guidance and support. You can expect:
- Check-ins throughout the day from a house manager
- Developing frameworks for positive recovery behavior
- Nurturing important friendships with other people who may be going through similar types of challenges
Outpatient programs are less intensive to adjust to so that you can maintain your work/life commitments and still receive treatments, by attending the rehab facility regularly.
Outpatient programs assist you with:
- Education on alcohol and drug dependence
- Therapy and psychological interventions like group and individual therapy – Outpatient treatment programs should last anywhere from three months to over a year, this depends on your needs.
Detox Only Programs
Participating in a detoxification program is a crucial stage in rehab as it tackles your physical dependency by removing substances from your body. Symptoms of withdrawal usually appear during the detox phase and your body needs to adapt without the substance it was physically dependent on.
This is only the beginning of your rehab process, the next step is to tackle and heal the underlining problems that lead to your addiction, so that the pattern does not happen again. Many drugs cause withdrawal and cravings for a period of time after they have been removed from your system. Your chances of relapse will be limited as you learn the necessary skills necessary to cope with your new life.
Paying for Private Treatment
Private treatment costs can be settled directly or claimed through your health insurance. Most insurance companies contribute to some of the costs associated with drug and alcohol rehab, including a medically-managed detox, rehab treatment and medical supplies, as well as aftercare support. The amount of cover you can claim will be unique based on your policy and provider.
We recommend you understand how much cover you are entitled to before enrolling in a program. Click on our Verify Your Insurance page to learn more about the cover you qualify for.
If you prefer not to claim against your private health insurance, you will be liable to pay for your treatment program with your own funds. Many treatment centers provide payment plans to clients who find the cost to be prohibitive.
State Funded Programs
If you are battling with drug or alcohol use disorder and little to no financial means to pay for private treatment, you could be qualified for a state-funded addiction rehabilitation program.
Via state funding and Medicaid, these programs may help your recovery with:
- Programs for a safe detox (medically-managed if required.
- Rehab programs and aftercare support services
If you are not covered by private health insurance or you live in a low income household, you can consider applying for a state-funded treatment program. You have to provide:
- Medical records that supports your addiction issues
- Proof of where you live
- Proof of your income
- Evidence that shows you can stay legally in the US
Visit https://www.grants.gov/ for more information about the application process.
You can also download this file to contact your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Los Angeles County:
Sierra County Health and Human Service Alcohol and Drug Department
704 Mill Street, Loyalton, CA 96118
Granite Wellness Centers
10015 Palisades Drive, Suite 1, Truckee, CA 96161
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Sierra
Remaining active in addiction recovery can be a challenge once you embark on your new journey outside of rehab. At the rehab center the environment was safe and you had professional support. When you depart rehab there will be some new challenges that you will have to learn to cope with. If you had a severe dependency or if you leave rehab without the appropriate social support, you will find long term recovery to be more challenging. Relapse is a possibility without the right aftercare and support groups to help you navigate your new life.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Sierra:
Thursday NA Angels
IN PERSON and Stick Meeting: 1141 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95223
Thursday: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Arnold Step Study
IN PERSON, Book Study and Open:
1194 Cedar Street, Arnold, CA 95223
Friday: 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Together We Can
IN PERSON: 7362 Pool Station Rd., Angels Camp, CA 95222
Thursday: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
Aftercare programs extend your rehab program once you return to your daily life. Unfortunately, relapse rates can peak as high as 60%, and because life can be unpredictable, extended support is an essential service to support your long-term recovery.
Once you are near the end of your rehab program you must give some thought to the counseling and therapies most beneficial to long-term sobriety and an aftercare package will be developed to support you.
One such benefit of finishing rehab is the ability to join an alumni community program, which entitles you to liaise with peers and staff as part of a recovery community. You will gain access to Alumni events and receive guidance and encouragement from other people who are also in recovery long-term. You can also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups are a vital resource because they incorporate social structures into addiction recovery. Recovery support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) offer ongoing support with the help of the 12-step model and regular meetings.
When you take part in support groups, you will the opportunity to share your own experiences in recovery and feel empowered by other individuals who are also in recovery. Many individuals in recovery attend nearby meetings to support them in the early and later stages of addiction recovery. Support groups provide them with the necessary tools tools to stay sober, and allow them to take responsibility for their own journey in recovery.
Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction
Each person in a family is affected, to a varying degree, by addictive behaviors. It’s not only the person with the addiction who is impacted, the other family members need support too.
Family support groups teach you affective coping strategies for your own life and help you to offer greater support to the loved one who has the addiction.
Your family members will benefit from support groups such as:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous