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Rehabilitation from Drugs and Alcohol

There are many levels of care when it comes to treatment for alcohol and addiction. The major types of treatment are described below, as is treatment for special populations. Our staff is familiar with the guidelines for each level of care and will guide you accordingly.

Treatment Levels of Care:

Detox can take place in a hospital setting (medically managed, acute detoxification) or in a treatment center, which is generally social model (subacute detoxification). This means clients are monitored but are in a peer-oriented environment and may attend individual and group counseling sessions. Detoxification is for those who are incapacitated by substances or who are at risk of severe, moderate or mild withdrawal symptoms.

There are also various outpatient detoxification programs offered. These are discussed below, in the outpatient section.

Residential Treatment
Intensive residential treatment usually consists of living on-site24 hours a day  at a treatment facility. Residential programs are for those who require the structure that lesser levels of care do not provide. Lengths of stay depend on individual needs, but are typically 28+ days.  During residential treatment, clients work on individualized treatment plan goals, meet with a counselor and attend educational groups.

Longer-term residential treatment is also available for those who require structure for greater lengths of time.

Some rehab programs have educational groups and support for family members. Family involvement in treatment is often crucial for those in rehab.

Day Treatment
Day treatment is a slightly less structured level of care than day treatment. Typically, clients attend a treatment program during the day, but are able to return home (or to a sober living environment) at night.  Some programs offer flexible days and hours of treatment, others require attendance 5 days per week, all day.

Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment comes in several different intensities and is for those who either have completed a more intensive program or who do not require significant structure, such as residential treatment.  Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) usually offer groups three days per week. These groups are typically educational in nature, led by a counselor. Groups are usually 2-3 hours long.  Individual counseling also occurs in IOP  but at greater intervals than in the above levels of care. Lower intensities of outpatient treatment provide fewer group sessions and individual counseling may not occur --or happens only periodically -- once a month, for example.

Sober Living Environments (Sober Living Houses/SLEs)
Sober living plays a critical role in the process of recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Generally sober living environments (SLEs) are available for those who want to live in a safe, supportive, drug-free environment for ongoing recovery support. Others in recovery live in the houses and they are usually monitored by a house parent.  SLE residents  usually work during the day, then must return to the SLE in the evening.  They  must follow the rules of the house and attend 12-step meetings, participate in recover-related activities and house activities.  Clients can live in an SLE for 6 months, 1 year, or longer, as needed.

Ongoing Support -- i.e. Aftercare
Research shows that ongoing support is crucial to maintaining sobriety.  Many rehab centers offer Aftercare to program graduates. Typically, an Aftercare group is facilitated by a program staff and meets regularly.  Aftercare is a forum in which clients may explore successes, obstacles, and day to day issues that confront them, receiving feedback and support from the group facilitator and other participants. Aftercare is generally low-cost or free,

Treatment for Special Populations:

There are a variety of drug and alcohol rehab programs available for teens struggling with chemical dependency. Please call us and we will help you find a program that fits your needs.

Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Older Individuals
Very few treatment programs specialize in drug and alcohol rehab for the elderly. However, California Rehab can help point you to programs that are medically monitored, familiar with the needs of older individuals, and have welcoming environments.

Pregnant Women
While it may seem difficult to find a rehab program that accepts pregnant women, do not lose hope! There are programs in California that can help pregnant women with their treatment needs.

Women With Children
Finding a treatment program that accepts women with children may seem daunting, but we have referrals for you! Please give us a call for further information on residential and sober living programs that accept women with children.













































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