Inpatient Rehab and Detox in San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Tucked in what is known as the Inland Empire, San Bernardino, California, ranks on the list of California’s largest cities as well as largest cities in the whole of the United States. Known for its wealth of rivers, lakes and underground aquifers, the city features a beautiful skyline with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance, the San Bernardino National Forest, and a host of other natural spots nearby such as the Santa Ana River.

However, while the San Bernardino Valley is home to wealth of aesthetically beautiful natural resources, deep in the heart of this historic city lies a fearsome drug problem. The city itself filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2012, and a growing opioid and methamphetamine problem has been escalating in recent years. The New York Times reported that the median household income for the city of San Bernardino was just over $37,000 in 2013. When compared to the median income of the whole of California, which is $56,000 and change, it’s easy to see how both poverty and drugs have seized the city.

In all of Riverside County, emergency room visits from overdose or abuse of painkillers doubled in the years from 2006 to 2014. Drugs have become a big problem in San Bernardino, and the use of illicit fentanyl is also on the rise. However, there is hope for those struggling with the disease of addiction. San Bernardino drug rehab centers, San Bernardino alcohol rehab centers and national centers help provide a road map for struggling alcoholics and addicts to get back on the road to recovery.

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

Finding Help & Recovery in San Bernardino, CA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino and Riverside County is just one area that has seen a recent spike in emergency-room related visits, overdoses, drug offenses and worst of all, death. The DEA has been hard at work shutting down drug factories and getting dealers off the streets in San Bernardino, but that does little to help to the struggling addict and alcoholic who needs help, not prison time.

When it comes to types of help, there are a few things that an addict in need can try. There is no one right way to recover; for everyone, the path is different. What seems to be in common for nearly every struggling addict and alcoholic is that they need a little help getting on that path to recovery. The first step on the way to sobriety, joy and happiness is to admit you have a problem – and entering treatment of some type is the most logical next step.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs require the patient (addict or alcoholic who wishes to recover) to live onsite. Depending on the facility, it may be referred to as “inpatient treatment.” Unless you are court ordered, you may sign yourself out and leave at any time if you decide it’s not right for you. Usually, the stay is for an agreed-upon length of time, such as 30, 60 or 90 days. You and your case management team may decide to stay a longer or shorter term. Here, you have 24-hour, 7-day-a-week care. Many residential treatment programs also have detox centers onsite, so you can safely and medically detox under the care of a trained medical staff before beginning the therapeutic parts of your treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

A partial hospitalization program requires you to visit a treatment center or a facility several days a week, usually four or five. You will be attending for most of the day, for events such as group therapy, art therapy, individualized therapy and sessions with a psychiatrist, particularly if you have a co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis) and require medication. Partial hospitalization programs are wonderful for those who do not need detox, or who cannot leave their job or family to go away for a month or several months. Because you are only in treatment for part of the day, you still have your freedom to work or go home in the evenings or weekends.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

For some, outpatient programs are the best option for treatment. For others, outpatient programs begin after an inpatient or partial hospitalization program treatment. During an outpatient program, you most likely will be required to go to a facility two to three times a week. Often, this is for individual and group therapy, and sometimes meeting with a psychiatrist. Outpatient care is very flexible and often has afternoon and evening hours for those who have other commitments.

There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of program depending on which you choose. For instance, residential treatment can offer the most help, but for some, it may be hard to leave their responsibilities for an extended period of time. For others, outpatient may not be enough treatment to maintain sobriety. It’s a choice you must make to decide which option is best for you. In many cases, it’s a combination of different types of treatment along with outside support such as meetings that helps maintain sobriety.

Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

A detox center is an inpatient setting where you are medically weaned off of drugs or alcohol. If you’ve been using opiates or drinking heavily, detox is often medically necessary. It can be dangerous to try to detox on your own, and it’s best to have it performed under the care of a medically trained staff. Detoxification is typically a short visit – somewhere between three to seven days. Many San Bernardino drug detox centers in and other cities are standalone centers, and from here you will be released to your home, or to a treatment program, such as residential or outpatient. Some residential treatment centers have separate detox programs as part of their inpatient treatment.

Recovery Meetings Near You in San Bernardino

Beyond treatment types, there is a whole world of recovery that awaits you. When you’re first leaving treatment, one of the best things to do is to drop by a 12-step or recovery meeting. You will always find sober alcoholics and addicts there who have been sober a long time, ready to give you helpful advice and help you on the next step of your journey.

There are meetings for everyone, so you’re sure to find one that you’re comfortable attending. There are meetings for women only, men only, meetings that allow children, meetings that are for LGBTQ, and many others. Many of the meetings are also handicap accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Before Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in the 1930s, there was very little hope for alcoholics. Many were locked in sanitariums and hospitals. Others were jailed. Once AA was born, struggling alcoholics learned that recovery was possible. Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob founded the group and penned the now-famous 12 Steps. It is not a requirement to “do” all of the steps to attend meetings, but many alcoholics through the years have found a lifetime of sobriety by following the principles outlined here and attending meetings. There are San Bernardino drug rehab centers with AA meetings.

Arid Club
4113 N. Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA, 92405

Alano Club
449 W. 10th St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92410

Vista Rec Center
939 N. D St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92407

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

By the 1950s, it was realized that alcohol was not the only substance that folks were struggling with, and for this reason, Narcotics Anonymous was born in 1953. Founded on the same principles of the 12 Steps, NA gives addicts a place to find refuge and hope, and joy knowing that they too can recover. There are many meetings in many areas throughout the country, on every day of the week. You can find NA meetings in some drug rehab centers.

Hudson Baptist Church
1406 Pacific St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92404

Parole Office
303 W. 5th St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92401

Inland Valley Recovery Services
939 N. D St.
San Bernardino, CA, 92407

SMART Recovery Meetings

While the 12 Steps have been helping alcoholics and addicts for nearly 100 years, they are not the only way to recover, and 12-step based meetings are not the only type of meetings available. SMART recovery meetings (Self-Management and Recovery Training) are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Instead of a basis on the 12 steps, SMART uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) principles so that addicts and alcoholics can replace bad habits and thoughts with good habits and thoughts.

Lower Commons, Oak Room
5500 University Pkwy.
San Bernardino, CA, 92407

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Being with an active alcoholic or addict can be tough. Sometimes, even being with a sober alcoholic comes with bumps in the road. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon were created to help the family member or spouse of an alcoholic or addict. If you find that you’ve been struggling with your emotions, or how to handle tough situations when it comes to your alcoholic or addict family member, an Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meeting may be a good idea, if only for moral and emotional support. Please see below a list of helpful meetings for Al-Anon and Nar-Anon in the San Bernardino and surrounding areas.

Valley College Friends and Family of Alcoholics
San Bernardino College Campus, Bldg. HLS, Room 144
701 South Mount Vernon
San Bernardino, CA, 92410

Salvation Army
2626 Pacific Street
Highland, CA, 92346

While you may want to attend meetings or San Bernardino drug treatment facilities you may also want to look at nearby cities for meetings, support and help. There are many resources available for the struggling alcoholic and addict near San Bernardino, and it may be worthwhile to check them out. There is hope, in every city nearby, to recover.