Spring Valley

Spring Valley Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Spring Valley is a census-designated suburban area in San Diego County with approximately 30,000 residents. It’s an older area that residents appreciate for its diversity, affordability and friendliness. Spring Valley is convenient to San Diego, and fresh-air recreational opportunities abound, including Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, which has camping and fishing, and San Diego National Wildlife Refuge.

Spring Valley, however, like most of the United States, has seen an increase in drug use and abuse in recent years. An opioid epidemic linked with heroin use is a national public health crisis, according to some experts. It is not a moral failing; it’s a medical problem. If you’re in a pain pill cycle that has led to addiction, or you are concerned about your use of other drugs or alcohol, know that help is available as you try to break your addiction and learn healthier habits. Take a look at rehab centers throughout the United States.

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 California. Our closest facility is in Palmer Lake, CO and can be seen in the map above.

Finding Help in Spring Valley

Spring Valley, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

While about 22.5 million Americans misuse illicit drugs or alcohol, only a small number of those people receive treatment. Yet, studies have shown such treatment, followed by regular attendance at 12-step or other fellowship meetings, can result in long-term sobriety for many patients. To be effective, treatment should address the unique problems of the individual, who may have other health problems in addition to the addiction. Treating the whole patient is the best solution. To determine the best course, talk about your options with an expert.

Residential Treatment Programs

When you’re ready to take the first steps toward sobriety, a residential treatment program often is the ideal way to treat the whole patient and all his or her health needs. Residential treatment is a full-time immersive experience in which the patient’s medical, psychological and behavioral needs receive care, as the patient receives constant monitoring. It’s most effective when treatment is at least three months long, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and it may last as long as 27 months. Treatment may include medications that ease the patient off the illicit drugs or help with other problems such as anxiety or depression. Behavioral or motivational therapy, as well as family or marriage therapy, may be in an individual or group setting. Other medical needs such as malnutrition resulting from the addiction will also receive care, and the patient undergoes monitoring to help lessen the chances of a relapse.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

For some patients, partial hospitalization may be a more cost-effective or time-conscious solution. Instead of living full-time at the treatment facility, the patient goes to treatment for six or more hours a day to receive similar drug counseling, medical attention and cognitive or behavioral therapy to what he or she would encounter during full hospitalization. It costs less since the patient isn’t living at the facility, and it allows some time for school or work. If the patient has good support at home that encourages sobriety, this can be an effective option.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

In a third treatment consideration, patients live in their homes, with time for work or school, and have regularly scheduled medical and counseling sessions for drug or alcohol rehabilitation. Cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group sessions and strategies (both medical and psychological) for staying sober are a part of outpatient treatment as well. For patients who have support to monitor them for misuse, and who need the flexibility and a less costly approach, outpatient treatment can be the ideal choice.

Whichever treatment course is best for the individual patient, it can be the start to a new, healthier life of sobriety, especially when followed up by recovery meetings. If you’re ready to make the first brave step toward a life free from misuse, know that your journey may begin with detoxification for drugs or alcohol. Reach out to a rehab center to learn more.

Detox Centers

There are several drug detox centers in Spring Valley, but the most appropriate for you may in fact be elsewhere, perhaps at a national facility. Detox will include medically supervised withdrawal, which is different for each drug and can be physically as well as emotionally taxing. Patients should not attempt detox without medical supervision. In addition to cravings, symptoms might include fatigue, insomnia and anxiety, nausea and sweating, increased heart rate and blood pressure and the tremors (DTs) for which alcohol withdrawal is famous. During detox, medical professionals may prescribe drugs to ease symptoms, supervise your vital signs and offer therapy to help with psychological changes brought on by stopping the drugs or alcohol. Herbal teas and broth may help with dehydration, and the patient’s nutrition receives care with vitamins and minerals. Once detoxification is complete, the patient moves on to a more complete treatment program with the goal of continued abstinence.

Recovery Meetings Near You

After treatment, the next step for continued sobriety is often fellowship meetings such as AA, NA or SMART Recovery. Several groups meet in Spring Valley and surrounding towns.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is the granddaddy of all self-help groups for those with a history of alcohol misuse, with more than 80 years since its inception. It has remained much the same since its founding. Members follow a 12-step program of self-evaluation as they admit they are powerless to stop drinking on their own, turn it over to a higher power and make amends to others affected by their drinking. Other members offer support, and a sponsor for each new member acts as a mentor. Upon reaching sobriety, the alcoholic commits to helping other new members. Is it effective? Studies cited in Scientific American noted that among those who attended at least 27 meetings the first year, 67 percent were still sober after 16 years, compared with 34 percent of those who did not attend AA meetings.

Friday Spring Valley Lunch
8910 Troy St.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

San Diego New Life Ministries
730 Concepcion Ave.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center
8450 La Mesa Blvd.
La Mesa, CA 91942

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous, founded for drug users in the early 1950s, uses the same 12-step and 12 traditions programs as AA. It has nearly 67,000 meetings worldwide in 139 countries. Meetings are open to those who use drugs of any sort. NA has no official opinion on drugs being used for medical purposes and does not discourage use of prescription treatments for drug use.

New Seasons Church
2300 Bancroft Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

San Diego New Life Ministries
730 Concepcion Ave.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

SMART Recovery Meetings

While AA and NA are time-tested, their reliance on a spiritual power does not work for all those in recovery. SMART Recovery, founded in the 1990s, takes a more behavioral and motivational approach that encourages the user to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of drugs or alcohol, and then to employ strategies to avoid the downfalls. SMART stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and has more than 1,000 groups meeting worldwide. SMART Recovery was shown effective in one 2013 study that found participants who attended regularly decreased their drinking and noticeably increased their abstinence.

Training Center
525 Grand Ave.
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Lemon Grove Library
3001 School Ln.
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Herrick Healthcare Library
9001 Wakarusa St.
La Mesa, CA 91942

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

While family members of the alcohol or drug misuser usually rejoice that their loved one has chosen sobriety, the road to abstinence can be difficult. The user, in treatment and then in meetings, focuses on sobriety and not on his family. It allows loved ones to receive support and share problems with those in similar situations. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings might help if your spouse or relative is in recovery. Several options are available in Spring Valley and nearby.

Atonement Lutheran Church
10245 Loma Rancho Dr.
Spring Valley, CA 91978

Del Cerro Baptist Church
5512 Pennsylvania Ln.
La Mesa, CA 91942

In addition to treatment in Spring Valley, many other addiction resources are available in nearby cities, including San Diego. It is often beneficial to seek treatment in an area that offers a bit of a “clean slate,” away from triggers.