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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in California

California is one of the sunniest and most beautiful locations in the United States. However, this also means that many people living here seek out pleasurable experiences. Unfortunately, some of them turn to drugs and alcohol before finding that these substances are no longer pleasurable in the long term.

Addiction in California

At the moment, various substances of abuse are available in this state. These substances have been causing problems for many residents of California, including health related issues and death.

According to TEDS - the Treatment Episode Data Set - over 181,000 people checked into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in California in 2009. The same year, more than 9 percent of entire population of the state abused illicit drugs. Four years before, the state had 1820 facilities providing addiction treatment services.

In terms of substance abuse, the following are the most commonly available drugs in this state:

  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs

These substances are so commonly abused that they lost California over 4100 lives in 2007 alone. The same year, the state reported that the rate of drug induced death was at 11.4 people for every 100,000 people.

Additionally, California has seen an increase in the total volume of cocaine being seized between 2001 and 2010. Most of this cocaine was seized along its southwest border. At the same time, meth seizures have also been increasing while marijuana seizures have been on the decline.

According to the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - also, more than 4600 drug overdose fatalities were reported in California in 2016 alone. These numbers have been on the increase, showing just how urgent the need for addiction treatment has become.

Addiction Treatment in California

It is possible to overcome your substance abuse and manage any other co-occurring medical and mental health disorders that you may be struggling with. However, this will require that you check into an addiction treatment and rehabilitation facility in California. Today, the state has more than 1,283 such facilities.

By so doing, you will be able to receive a wide variety of recovery services to aid in your abstinence, including but not limited to:

  • Activity therapy
  • Addiction education
  • Addiction treatment therapy
  • Aftercare planning
  • Behavior modification
  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Group therapy
  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Long term rehab
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Outpatient drug rehab
  • Outpatient hospitalization
  • Relapse prevention
  • Short term addiction treatment facilities
  • Specialized addiction treatment
  • Trauma therapy
  • Vocational rehabilitation services

Getting Help

The type of help you will receive will largely depend on the severity and extent of your substance abuse, the existence of any co-occurring mental health disorders, and the duration of your addiction.

However, California has many treatment options that can guide you in your recovery journey. You just have to reach out to any drug and alcohol rehab program to get help. You can also get this help from emergency hotlines in the state, such as:

  • AIDS Info: (800) HIV-0440
  • Al-Anon for the Families of Alcoholics: (800) 344-2666
  • Child Protection: (800) 540-4000
  • Cocaine Anonymous: (800) 347-8998
  • Covenant House: (800) 999-9999
  • Disaster Distress Hotline: (800) 985-5990
  • Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233 (SAFE).
  • Families Anonymous: (800) 736-9805
  • Girls and Boys Town National Suicide Help: (800) 448-3000
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 422-4453
  • National Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Abuse Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • National Domestic Violence: (800) 799-7233
  • National Eating Disorders Center: (800) 931-2237
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: (800) 662-4357
  • National Runaway Safeline: 800-RUN-AWAY
  • National Suicide Prevention: (800) 273-TALK (8255) or 800-273-8255
  • Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
  • Rape, Sexual Assault, Abuse, and Incest National Network (or RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE
  • SAMHSA National Helpline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
  • SAMHSA: (800) 662-4357
  • Sex Information: (415) 989 SFSI
  • Veteran's Crisis Line: (800) 273-8255
  • YouthLine: (877) 968-8491
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