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Alhambra Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Alhambra is a city with a population of approximately 84,780. The city is located to the west of Los Angeles and south of Pasadena. The city’s history dates back to 1871 when the first house was built within the current city limits. Alhambra was one of the first cities in California to receive piped water, a factor that led to its growth. This was helped by the completion of rail links to the East, which brought an influx of settlers. In 1903, Alhambra was incorporated as a city. Thanks to the area’s long history, Alhambra has a notable Hispanic population.

Situated as it is between LA and Pasadena, Alhambra has seen more than its fair share of drug and alcohol misuse. Drug busts are regular in the area, and the Los Angeles sheriff’s department issued a narcan nasal spray to deputies so they can respond more effectively in cases of opioid overdose. But these arrests are simply a symptom of a larger problem, and that is that younger people are experimenting with drugs and alcohol for a multitude of reasons.

Statistics show that although many young adults started experimenting with alcohol and marijuana, a significant percentage of millennials — those born between 1983 and 2002 — are also using pain killers, tranquillizers and psychotherapeutics. heroin use is also increasing, although off a much lower base. A major concern is that the side effects of stronger drugs like pain killers, heroin and Fentanyl are severe, and addiction is more likely to lead to severe health problems.

At the same time, help is available, and alcohol and drug dependence can be treated. For those wanting to stop drinking or using drugs, there are numerous resources available. These include self-help support groups as well as treatment centers where those who are addicted can be helped through rehabilitation. There are numerous drug treatment options in Alhambra as well as national networks of clinics such as The Recovery Village, which has clinics in Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Washington and Maryland.

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In California, the age-adjusted death rate arising from drug overdose was 11.3 people per 100,000. While this is not the highest in the country, due to California’s large population, the number of drug-related deaths in California was higher than in any other U.S. state.

Finding Help in Alhambra

Alhambra, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are a number of Alhambra drug rehab centers that offer different treatment options. These vary from support groups to outpatient treatment to residential treatments. It’s fortunate that numerous facilities exist in and around Alhambra as well as further afield, so it’s possible to find a treatment facility that’s well suited for every need.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Inpatient drug rehabs in Alhambra, CA are generally recognized as the most effective long-term solution for rehabilitation of patients suffering from alcohol and drug dependence. The underlying reason is that in a secure residential rehab, it’s virtually impossible for patients to obtain drugs and alcohol during their period of greatest vulnerability. Additionally, patients follow an intense program of therapy where they learn crucial life skills as well as receive counselling to help them understand their addictions.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    An alternative solution is one of partial hospitalization. While having many similarities to a residential drug treatment programs in Alhambra, patients sleep at home or in some form of rented accommodation near the facility. This type of treatment is recommended when patients can find, or have, stable and secure accommodations. The focus of the Alhambra drug rehab program remains on teaching lifestyle changes that do not depend on the stimulation of alcohol or drugs. As with residential treatment, patients are counseled to understand why they misused drugs or alcohol, and taught coping mechanisms.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    An outpatient drug rehab in Alhambra, CA differs from partial hospitalization in that it is less structured. A key constraint is that patients need to have safe and secure accommodations where there is no access to drugs or alcohol. These drug and alcohol treatment centers in Alhambra allow patients to continue to work and fulfill their family responsibilities and therapy may be arranged outside of working hours. Patients are expected to participate in a minimum number of hours of individual and group therapy.

When considering a Alhambra, CA drug rehab program, it’s essential to consider the extent of the addiction and the ability or otherwise of the patient to refrain from using drugs or alcohol. If the addiction is all-consuming or life threatening, then a residential program is best. The duration of the program should also be adjusted to the type of addiction. For example, it takes patients who are dependent on meth much longer to get over the effects of the drug than someone dependent upon cocaine. Another consideration is the cost, although many insurance programs will cover the cost of a drug and alcohol rehab center in Alhambra, CA.

Detox Centers

The first step for a patient that is in recovery is detoxification. As the name indicates, it is the elimination of all traces of drugs and alcohol from the patient’s body. Detoxification takes from three to seven days depending upon the type and degree of substance dependence. Once their Alhambra drug detox program is complete, patients are medically or chemically free and are no longer physically dependent on the substance they were misusing. Detoxification is usually unpleasant, especially if attempted without medical help. In medically supervised detoxification, patients receive medication that eases the unpleasant symptoms of drugs and alcohol, and their conditions are closely monitored in case of unexpected complications.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Regular attendance at a recovery meeting is strongly recommended for those recovering from substance dependence. Recovery meetings are open to anyone with a dependence on drugs or alcohol. It is recognized that once someone develops an addiction, they will always be susceptible to relapse if they start using substances again. This is why alcoholics often refer to themselves as being in recovery and never claim to be cured.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous was the first recovery, or support group, formed. At that time, in the mid-1930s, alcoholism was common and the founders of AA realized that they needed mutual support to fight their alcoholism. The reason for the word “anonymous” is to acknowledge that members are totally anonymous. This prevents outsiders identifying them and helps them retain their dignity. AA follows a 12-step program towards sobriety and sponsors are appointed to help recovering alcoholics stay sober.

  • AA
    Where:
    5391 Poplar Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90032
  • AA
    Where:
    325 S Pine St.
    San Gabriel, CA 91776
  • AA
    Where:
    1424 Fremont Ave.
    South Pasadena, CA 91030

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous was formed in 1953 to fulfil the same need as AA, but for those dependent upon drugs. Initially it took a while to get going because most forms of drug misuse were illegal, but because NA maintained the same traditions as AA of total anonymity, NA grew. Although not affiliated to each other, NA adapted, with permission, the 12-step program. The success of the NA 12-step program is illustrated by the number of NA weekly meetings that take place in virtually every city and town.

  • Grace Brethren Church
    Where:
    920 Fremont Ave.
    South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Church of Our Savior
    Where:
    535 West Roses Rd.
    San Gabriel, CA 91775
  • City of Angels Medical Center – Ingleside Hospital
    Where:
    7500 East Hellman Ave.
    Rosemead, CA 91770

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. The organization was founded in 1994 and is open to anyone suffering from any form of addiction or addictive behavior. SMART Recovery differs from the other organizations in that it makes use of facilitators to help run their meetings. SMART offers participants the choice of weekly face-to-face meetings, online meetings and chat rooms. The guiding philosophy behind SMART Recovery is that of scientifically proven, psychological methods as well as the legal use of appropriate addiction medication.

  • Greater Bethel Cathedral
    Where:
    4831 South Gramercy Pl.
    Los Angeles, CA 90062
  • Union Station HS
    Where:
    412 South Raymond Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Phoenix House
    Where:
    11600 Eldridge Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 91342

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Families and loved ones of those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol face numerous challenges. Firstly, there is a degree of abuse they may face from their partners, and secondly, their perceived inability to do anything about the addiction. Consequently, these families need help almost as much as their loved ones who are misusing drugs or alcohol. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are two sister organizations that provide help and support for families of those suffering from substance dependence. The two organizations have their own versions of the 12-step program, and through their weekly meetings, families and friends learn coping skills as well as how to confront their loved ones over their substance dependence.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    First Baptist Church
    101 S. Atlantic Blvd.
    Alhambra, CA 98801
  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Serenity Seekers
    535 West Roses Rd.
    San Gabriel, CA 91775

As part of the greater Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim metropolitan area, Alhambra is close to a number of rehabilitation facilities where those struggling with substance abuse can find help. Additionally, its location near an international and regional airport facilitates easy access to national rehabilitation networks such as The Recovery Village, which has facilities in a number of states.

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Alhambra was last modified: October 9th, 2017 by The Recovery Village