What treatment options are available in California?

Rehab centers in California offer various treatment options to help you reduce your drug use. Deciding to change your relationship with drugs or alcohol is the first step toward getting better. The next important step is finding the right treatment. 

To increase your chances of recovery, you need to make sure you choose the right treatment for your addiction. Rehab centers offer assessment services to help determine your addiction and the level of care and treatments you need. Some also recommend the best treatment programs to help you beat your addiction.

To help you do this, rehab centers use many treatments, including counseling and therapy. Depending on your individual needs, you can opt for outpatient or inpatient treatment to aid with your recovery. 

Here are some common treatment methods used in California rehab centers: 

  • Behavioral counseling

  • Relapse prevention

  • Brief intervention

  • Substance abuse disorder counseling

  • Matrix model

  • Anger management

  • 12 step facilitation

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Trauma-related counseling

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy

  • Rational emotive behavior therapy

  • Individual group and family therapy

  • Motivational interviewing

How do you know if you need addiction treatment?

It’s difficult for most individuals to admit they have a drug or alcohol addiction. But when other aspects of their lives are negatively affected, it is usually only one signal that they need help.

If you’re wondering whether or not you need addiction treatment, here are some of the signs to look out for:

  • Lack of control

  • Cravings

  • Unable to quit despite wanting to

  • Withdrawal symptoms

  • Doing anything to get more of the drug/substance

  • Lack of motivation to work

  • Loss of interest in friends and hobbies

  • Relationship problems

Rehab for alcohol in California

Here are some California rehab centers that can help you if you need alcohol addiction treatment:

  • MFI Recovery Center 

  • Phoenix House

  • MedMark Treatment Centers

  • Community Human Services

  • Gold Country Health Initiative LLC

  • Granite Wellness Centers 

  • Riverside University Health System

California addiction statistics

  • 8% of the population has a substance use disorder, which equals out to roughly 2.7 million people
  • Cocaine is the third most abused drug in California, with 7.2% of the population hooked on it
  • In California, an estimated 45% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids in 2018; approx 2,400 deaths

How do I pay for rehab in California?

Most rehab centers accept payment in cash, but this payment method can quickly become expensive. With the time-sensitive nature of substance abuse treatment, you should look into other payment assistance like the California Medicaid program.

For those who can’t afford private health insurance, the California Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, can cover a huge percentage of the rehab costs. You must first inquire about your qualifications for the California Medicaid program.

If you don’t have insurance, you should look for rehab centers that offer treatment on a sliding scale based on your income. That’ll be more affordable in the long run, especially if you require inpatient or residential care.

Government assistance for addiction treatment in California

California's Department of Health care services ensures that individuals with Medicaid can access drug treatment services through Drug Medi-Cal. 

Drug Medi-Cal will help pay for covered services if you receive substance abuse disorder treatment at a Drug Medi-Cal certified program. Drug Medi-cal also covers specific treatment services in these facilities, so you should inquire before going to the rehab center.

The Medi-Cal Behavioral Health Division oversees the implementation of the  Drug Medi-Cal program and other initiatives by the state. They are responsible for California adults, youths, and children's behavioral health programs. They do this through monitoring children's therapeutic care programs and administering grants from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Other programs include behavioral health prevention and family services. 

The California  Department of Health is focused on building a healthy and thriving society by preventing drug use and providing treatment services for individuals suffering from addiction in the state. 

You can contact the substance abuse disorder division at (877) 685-8333