Getting Help in California
California rehab centers help you overcome addiction as a whole so you can benefit from improved physical and psychological health. Rehab centers in California offer counseling in addition to detox so patients can overcome underlying causes of addiction such as depression, grief, or trauma.
If you or someone you know is suffering from a substance use or mental health disorder, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) free 24/7 national helpline 1-800-662-4357. SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in California, as well as state-funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.
You can also look up local treatment centers in California here.
If you are in immediate need of medical attention, please call 911.
Choosing From Many California Rehab Centers
Choosing a rehab center can be an overwhelming and difficult task when you or someone you love is struggling with addiction.
Here are helpful tips for choosing a rehab center in California.
Decide between inpatient or outpatient treatment
Inpatient rehab is ideal for those who need to recover in safe, controlled environments away from drugs, alcohol, and negative influences. Inpatient rehab also benefits those who have relapsed after going to rehab in the past, or who have severe, long-term addictions. Outpatient rehab is ideal for those who suffer mild addictions, or who must balance work, school, and family outside of addiction treatment.
Consider therapy types
Addiction can be treated any one of several ways based on the types of therapies that work best for a particular individual. If your goal is to overcome addiction without the use of medications, search for a holistic rehab center that offers yoga and meditation. If your goal is to minimize withdrawal symptoms as much as possible, consider a rehab center that uses prescription medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Treat co-occurring disorders
Many times, addiction is caused by underlying mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These disorders are called co-occurring disorders when they exist at the same time as addiction. Look for rehab centers in California that offer behavioral counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and similar therapies that address co-occurring disorders.
Look into rehab costs
When researching local rehab centers, ask about available payment options. Many California rehab centers offer sliding scale payment systems that help make addiction treatment affordable for nearly anyone. Some rehab centers are even funded by the state of California and offer low-cost addiction treatment to qualifying patients.