Substance Abuse Resources in Salinas
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab & Detox

Salinas Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Salinas in Monterey County has a mild climate and benefits from clean air thanks to the coastal breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Located in an agricultural valley, it’s known as the ‘salad bowl of the nation’ and the area thrives on farming businesses. The temperate weather allows for outdoor activities to be enjoyed year-round, such as hiking on the Santa Lucia Mountains and across Toro Park’s trails or visiting the numerous wineries. The charming downtown area is home to local businesses and the city displays an eclectic of mix of Victorian, Depression Moderne and newly built homes.

However, not everything in Salinas is so idyllic. In fact, between 2014 and 2015, the city’s murder rate almost doubled. The majority of homicides were linked to drug-related issues. Most of these began with domestic disputes that — fueled by alcohol and drugs — turned violent and ended in tragedy. Things have become so serious in Salinas that authorities have discovered drugs, such as crystal methamphetamine, were even being mailed via the United States Postal Service to the county jail.

For those looking to escape the vicious cycle of substance abuse, help is at hand in the area. There are many treatment options including drug rehab in Salinas, California and alcohol rehab in Salinas, California. There are also addiction treatment options located outside of Salinas, and outside of California for someone who would like to take that route.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center888 South Hillhurst Road Ridgefield WA 98642 (360) 857-6655

The Recovery Village Ridgefield does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield, WA and can be seen in the map above.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

California overdose deaths
in 2015

While the growing problem of drug overdoses looks as though it’s spiraling out of control, there are options people and their families have available to them. Treatment facilities are spread across the country and, with local help available as well.

Finding Help & Recovery in Salinas, CA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Salinas, California

Professional help must be sought to safely and successfully stop using harmful substances. Experts monitor withdrawal symptoms and conduct therapy sessions to help ease the negative effects that are experienced when trying to kick a drug or alcohol habit. Different treatment programs are geared to deal with different situations and you need to understand these differences so that you can choose the best one for you.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs, or inpatient programs, require patients to be admitted to the clinic where they are receiving treatment. Programs may last from thirty to ninety days, but some therapeutic communities offer much longer programs. The detox process is often combined with therapy if not already completed. Professionals are on hand around the clock and medical assistance is administered if needed. Individual and group therapy sessions are given, and patients take part in activities including stress management, physical activities and nutritional planning. Skills are taught by experts to allow patients to continue with sober life after they have left the treatment facility. Ideally for patients suffering from prolonged and severe substance misuse, residential programs provide a healthy environment away from everyday temptations that allow the healing process to begin and continue safely and without interruption, increasing the chances for successful sobriety.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    As the name suggests, partial hospitalization programs don’t require patients to reside at treatment facilities in the same way that residential treatment programs do. A substantial amount of time is spent at the facility each day but the patient can stay overnight in his or her own home. Many of the same amenities are offered and patients benefit from the same therapy, activities and skills training while having more autonomy.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient programs are the most flexible option. Patients attend the treatment facilities at scheduled times to continue with their therapy sessions while being allowed to live at home and carry on with family, work and education commitments. The home environments must be safe and supportive. However, patients have to be strong-willed in order to resist any temptations while away from the treatment facilities.

When trying to decide which level of treatment program is best for you, assess your circumstances honestly. Take into consideration how long you have been misusing substances and what those substances are. Check your insurance coverage and find out what other financial help you have access to. Speak to an addiction specialist to guide you through each point and help decide the best course of action. You are not alone in this and you — like many other patients — can benefit from a drug rehab center or an alcohol rehab center.

Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Now you’ve made the brave choice to stop taking drugs and/or alcohol, you need to purge these harmful substances from your body. A detox process is the way to do this and, as the withdrawal symptoms can be harmful and unpleasant, it’s best to seek professional help so that you don’t go through this process alone. You can choose to detox in conjunction with therapy in a treatment program or attend a drug detox or alcohol detox program. Professionals monitor you closely and give support throughout as well as medical assistance if needed.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Salinas

Aftercare is just as important as the initial detox and subsequent therapy at drug rehab and alcohol rehab centers. Striving to retain sobriety away from professionals at the treatment facilities is hard but encouragement and support are offered by organizations such as SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous. There are many supportive group meetings available in Salinas for you to take advantage of.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

As one of the oldest recovery programs in existence, the global organization of Alcoholics Anonymous has an undeniable track record for helping those with a history of alcohol misuse to overcome their addiction and remain sober. It uses a program of twelve steps where individuals are asked to surrender their addiction to a higher power. During group sessions, they are encouraged to share their stories with each other and to help each other achieve and retain sobriety. Here are some AA meeting locations in the Salinas area.

  • Early Risers Coffee Can
    1071 Pajaro St., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Came to Believe
    404 Lincoln Ave., 1st United Methodist Church
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Eye Opener
    8 Sun St., Sun Street Center
    Salinas, CA 93901

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous was founded to help drug addicts overcome their addictions after the success of Alcoholics Anonymous with helping alcoholics to recover. The organization also uses a twelve-step program where drug addicts are asked to surrender their addiction to a higher power. It’s recommended that they complete each step with the help of a sponsor, this being someone who has stayed sober for a significant amount of time. As with AA, membership in NA is free and the only requirement is a genuine desire to achieve sobriety. Here is a list of NA meeting locations in the Salinas area.

  • Plaza House
    30 East Market St.
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Recreation Center
    320 Lincoln Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • First United Methodist Church
    404 Lincoln Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93901

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery helps those addicted to both drugs and alcohol. Its 4-step program is based on scientific methods and it encourages each member to become self-reliant. This is achieved through behavioral, cognitive and motivational methods, which allow individuals to manage their own feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Here are some SMART Recovery meeting locations near to Salinas.

  • Elevate Addiction Services
    262 Gaffey Rd.
    Watsonville, CA 95076
  • Elevate Addiction Services Creekside
    9057 Soquel Dr., Building A, Unit G
    Aptos, CA 95003
  • Calvary Episcopal Church
    532 Center St.
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Aside from addicts, many others are caught up in the negative effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Al-Anon offers support to the friends and family of alcoholics and Nar-Anon does the same for those close to drug addicts. The meetings held by these organizations help dispel false information about addiction and let individuals know they’re not alone in trying to cope with life with an addict. Here are the meeting locations in Salinas for Al-Anon and Nar-Anon.

  • Al-Anon
    First United Methodist Church
    404 Lincoln Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Nar-Anon
    Sweet Serenity, Lincoln Avenue Presbyterian Church
    536 Lincoln Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93901

There are Salinas drug treatment facilities and Salinas alcohol treatment facilities for those looking for help with their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. It’s also worth considering what other recovery resources are available in nearby cities. Out-of-state options may be available to residents of Salinas and nearby communities as well.

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Local Communities Near Salinas, CA Served

  • 93901
  • 93905
  • 93906
  • 93907
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