Lake Havasu City Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

When people talk about Lake Havasu City, Arizona, they think about things like Lake Havasu State Park and London Bridge Beach. Lake Havasu City may be home to serene views and a peaceful atmosphere, but many of its citizens are struggling with something much darker: substance abuse issues. For example, in July 2017, four residents of Lake Havasu City were arrested and $1500 in drugs were seized. Instances like this just show how drug and alcohol addiction are affecting those who live in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The rest of the country is greatly affected by this epidemic as well. Did you know that every 19 minutes, someone in America dies due to a drug overdose? Statistics like these are definitely discouraging, but the good news is that addiction specialists and healthcare professionals all throughout the country are working together to provide recovery options to those who wish to get help.

Our Closest Facility:
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The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake Drug & Alcohol Rehab
443 S. Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914
The Recovery Village does not operate in the state of Arizona. Our closest facility is in Palmer Lake CO and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help & Recovery in Lake Havasu City

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Lake Havasu City

It can be difficult to admit that you need help for substance misuse, but this is the hardest part of seeking treatment for substance use disorder. Once you have completed this first step, it will only be natural for you to pursue treatment. So what kind of treatment program will you need? First, you need to have an understanding of the different treatment programs that are available to you.

Lake Havasu City Residential Treatment Programs

The residential treatment program is also sometimes called the inpatient treatment program or the retreat-based treatment program. While in residential treatment, patients will endure detox with medical assistance from healthcare professionals if necessary, have access to round-the-clock medical care and participate in therapy and classes. They will stay in the facility overnight.

Lake Havasu City Partial Hospitalization Programs

The partial hospitalization program (PHP) is very similar to the residential program. It will involve the same activities like therapy and classes, and medical care will be provided to patients while they are in the facility. However, they will go home at night or to housing that is provided by the facility.

Lake Havasu City Outpatient Treatment Programs

The most flexible treatment option is the outpatient treatment program. Patients will participate in therapy, classes and other activities for 10 to 15 hours during the week and the rest of the time, they will stay at home or in housing provided by the facility.

When considering treatment facilities, it is wise to consider a trusted national brand of rehabilitation centers.

Lake Havasu City Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detox isn’t a fun activity for anyone. Some substances – like marijuana or cocaine – have little to no withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms for substances like alcohol will depend on how the patient has been using it. Other substances – like opiates or benzodiazepines – can have severe, dangerous and even deadly withdrawal symptoms. Detox centers provide patients with medical assistance throughout the detox process.

A detox center lacks in the fact that it doesn’t offer treatment programs for complete treatment. If you only detox and you don’t begin a treatment program, it’s almost guaranteed that you will relapse because you haven’t treated the real core of the addiction.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Lake Havasu City

The majority of your recovery will actually take place after your treatment program, which is why groups like SMART Recovery or Narcotics Anonymous are so critical. Luckily, there are many meetings for citizens of Lake Havasu City.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international, non-profit group that has been helping millions of people to stay sober all over the world since 1935. AA meetings are typically held in community centers, churches and clubhouses, and meetings typically involve an honest and open discussion from members that are leaning on each other for support and strength. AA is the original 12-step program, and though it has a spiritual basis, it doesn’t subscribe to any particular religion. Here are the AA meetings in Lake Havasu City.

Lake Havasu City Group
Lake Havasu City Alano Club
2041 Swanson Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Sun Group
Arevalo Academy
3611 S. Jamaica Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Our House Group
Our House
2060 W. Acoma Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in 1935, and almost 20 years later, there was a noticeable need for a 12-step program that was dedicated to those who were addicted to harder substances. In 1953 as an answer to this demand, Narcotics Anonymous was started. NA meetings are very similar to AA meetings; both groups use the same 12 steps, both groups encourage sponsorship (or mentorship), both groups meet regularly to have open and honest discussions and both groups only require a desire to stop drinking or use drugs from their members. Here is an option for an NA meeting in Lake Havasu City.

35 Acoma Blvd. S.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a much newer recovery group as it was founded in 1994. It has grown into the largest recovery group that offers an alternative to the 12 steps. SMART Recovery is a little different in that it offers a 4-point program, it doesn’t do sponsorship, it focuses on self-reliance and the meetings are more of a group conversation as opposed to one person sharing to the whole group.

SMART Recovery discourages labels like “addict” and “alcoholic” and thinks of addiction as more of a series of destructive behaviors as opposed to a disease that needs to be treated. Here is a meeting in Lake Havasu City.

Lake Havasu City Sunday
2152 McCulloch Blvd. N.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Addiction doesn’t just hurt those who are afflicted; it also hurts the families, friends and loved ones of those who suffer from substance use disorder. For these individuals who love someone that is addicted to drugs or alcohol, Nar-Anon and Al-Anon are 12-step support groups that are dedicated to these loved ones. The parents, spouses, siblings, friends and relatives of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction meet regularly to lean on each other for support. Here are a couple of meetings in your area.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church
2170 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Lake Havasu City Alano Club
2041 Swanson Ave.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

While Lake Havasu City has many helpful resources for those who are seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment, there are many nearby cities that have additional resources.