It can be so lonely when you or someone you care about has struggles with alcohol or drug use, that you don’t know how to help. Fortunately long term addiction recovery can be achieved if you utilize proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is a treatable disease.
In this guide we explore how an holistic treatment program can encourage you or someone you care about to begin and sustain sober living.
What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?
Addiction ‘rehab’ is a broad term that explains the psychotherapeutic and medical treatments that are used to help people heal their dependencies on illegal drugs or prescribed medications.
Treatment that is specific to your lifestyle needs is successful when it includes medically-supervised detox, residential programs, outpatient care and extended support.
Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Tulare
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 Tulare?
Identifying and healing the primary causes behind your drug or alcohol dependence can be achieved through the use of an integrated treatment program. Although symptoms of addiction need to be tackled, life skills must also be learnt in order to focus on the primary causes of your dependency.
Private Residential Programs
Residential addiction rehab programs require you to stay at the rehab center and take part in your treatments on-site. Its core benefit is that you will continuously receive integrated treatment and support all through the day. By moving out of your home and into a treatment facility, you can protect yourself from the those obvious triggers that contributed to you developing a substance dependency.
When you stay in a safe and supportive environment you can safeguard yourself from relapse and increase the likelihood of finishing your treatment program. Clients who have dual diagnosis, co-occurring disorders or severe substance dependencies are strongly advised to take part in an inpatient treatment program.
A residential treatment program will assist you in getting sober, but it’s important to note that maintaining sobriety will require ongoing effort as the first few months of recovery can be hard for many people. Once you have completed your residential program you will need to become more autonomous and set goals for your new life.
Do You Need Help?
Our addiction advisers are here to help you.
Sober Living Programs
Sober living programs are designed with the required support to help recovering individuals achieve what they need from life. They guide you through:
- Round-the-clock guidance from the house manager
- Developing guidelines to manage your behavior in recovery
- Assisting you to develop life-changing relationships with peers who have similar difficulties to you
The flexible approach to outpatient treatment programs means that you do not have to stop going to work or attending family commitments, as you can come to the treatment center and have regular treatments in your own time.
Outpatient programs offer recovery services through:
- Education around your drug or alcohol abuse
- Counseling and talking therapies through the use of group sessions and one-to-one 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 necessary duration of treatment.
Detox Only Programs
The need for alcohol or drug detox from your system is the first phase towards rehab, because it removes traces of the substance and puts an end to your physical dependence. As your body becomes accustomed to not having the drug it was dependent on, withdrawal symptoms typically occur.
Once detox is complete you will continue ahead in your recovery journey, as you start to address the primary causes that lead to your addiction, helping you recognise the patterns and avoid it long-term. You can expect to feel some cravings and withdrawal symptoms for some time after your detox phase has concluded. During rehabilitative therapy you will learn the coping skills for long-term abstinence, so that you can avoid relapse in the future.
Paying for Private Treatment
If you decide to pursue private treatment, you can start a claim through your healthcare provider or pay with your own funds. Most insurance providers will contribute to at least part of the costs associated with rehab, including a medically-supervised detox, rehab therapy and medication, as well as post-treatment support. The amount of cover offered will differ based on the agreement details of your policy as well as your provider’s terms and conditions.
We advise that you confirm the amount you can claim on your policy before enrolling in a treatment plan. Visit our Verify Your Insurance page to learn about the cover you qualify for.
If you decide not to claim from your health insurance plan, you will need to pay for your treatment. Many rehab facilities provide payment plans to clients so that they can pay for treatment in instalments.
State Funded Programs
State-funded treatment programs were developed to support people who do not have the financial means to tackle alcohol addiction or substance use disorder.
Using stipends from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these types of rehab programs remove hurdles to rehab by offering:
- Medically supervised detoxes
- Treatment services and aftercare support
State-funded rehab programs are open to individuals who have no private health insurance or who reside in poorer areas. When applying you will need to show:
- Medical information about your addiction issues
- Proof of living arrangements
- Proof of your earnings
- Certification that you stay legally in the US
You can learn more about how to apply by visiting https://www.grants.gov/
Follow this document to identify contact details of your state agency.
The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Tulare:
Kings View Substance Abuse Program Tulare County
559 East Bardsley Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274
4040 South Demaree Street, Suite A, Visalia, CA 9327
1731 West Walnut Avenue, Visalia, CA 93277
Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Tulare
Maintaining addiction recovery can be difficult when you leave a rehab center. The rehab environment was controlled and safe, and you were given professional support. Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. Clients who had severe dependencies find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab if they do not have a social support structure. Guidance and aftercare support is integral in the early stages of recovery to help prevent relapse.
The following AA/NA meetings are available in Tulare:
AA - Alpha Group
Candlelight and Open: 220 West Tulare Avenue, Tulare, CA, 93274
Wednesday: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Working on Life
Open, Chip Meeting and Discussion: 6797 Laurel Ave. Tulare, CA 93274
Monday: 7:00 PM
No Matter What
Open, Chip Meeting and Topic: 6797 Laurel Ave. Tulare, CA 93274
Wednesday: 7:00 PM
Aftercare & Alumni Programs
An aftercare program is a resource to support your recovery when you go back to your daily life. By taking part in aftercare support, you can lessen the risk of relapse which hurts up to 60% of clients who have recently completed a program. It is an essential service provided by most treatment centres.
As you get near to finishing your rehab program, we will collaborate with you to develop an aftercare package that includes the services that are vital to your long-term recovery. After the successful completion of your rehabilitation program you will become eligible for joining an alumni community program so you can stay in contact with staff and ex-clients.
You will gain access to mentorship and support from other individuals in recovery, and also participate other Alumni events. If you want to, you can also reciprocate in the program by supporting other people if you like.
Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)
Support groups will always be an integral component of long-term recovery because social responsibilities enable long-lasting sobriety. The 12-step model is continued by support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous which have proven to be successful in helping individuals in recovery by offering regular meetings.
During local meetings, you can share and listen to other member’s recovery stories from other members. Friendship, empowerment and taking responsibility 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 causes pain for everyone living in the household to various degrees. It isn’t just the person with the substance misuse who is affected, other people in the family need support too.
Support groups for families has two major benefits: you can help yourself and the individual in the early stages of recovery.
Family members will benefit from joining support groups such as:
- Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends
- NAMI Family Support Groups
- Families Anonymous