Temecula Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

One of the most affluent areas in the Inland Empire part of California, Temecula is nestled in Riverside County. Known for its Balloon and Wine Festival and International Film Festival, Temecula has a rich heritage and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Riverside.

However, there are some parts to Temecula that you don’t always see on the surface – a growing drug and alcohol problem that affects many within the city, especially its youth. Heroin is the most commonly misused drug in all of California, with recent statistics showing that over 28,000 people enter treatment on a yearly basis. This number only reflects those that enter treatment – there are many more tens of thousands of teenagers and adults who struggle every day.

The most misused drug of all in California is methamphetamine, with recent statistics showing nearly 50,000 men and women entering treatment in a single year. In Riverside County alone, where Temecula is situated, 2,546 pounds of meth were confiscated from drug busts in 2015. Even with Temecula’s affluence, methamphetamine is a growing problem. If you’re struggling with meth, heroin, alcohol or any other substance or drug, there is hope.

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 & Recovery in Temecula, CA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Temecula, California

Temecula is one of many areas in California that has a growing drug problem underneath its rich heritage and history. While border patrol and the DEA do as much as they can, confiscating pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs that make their way across the border, they, unfortunately, can’t catch all of the drugs that are infiltrated into the city.

However, jail time and prison are for the dealer – not the person taking the drug. There are many ways to get help and seek treatment. These include some different types of programs as well as meetings and therapies. There’s no reason any person has to become a statistic, and there is hope out there. Many people who misuse drugs and alcoholics have found it beneficial to attend some type of alcohol or drug rehab. Not only does this help you learn about the disease of addiction, but it often takes you away from situational problems and people associated with drugs and drinking.

Temecula Residential Treatment Programs

A residential treatment program is where you go to live “on campus” for a designated period of time. It’s also often called “inpatient treatment,” although many residential treatment programs don’t resemble a hospital at all. It’s a place where people who misuse drugs simply go to get better. A residential program usually lasts for a designated period of time, such as 30 or 60 days. There are also longer, more intensive residential programs. Many of these programs have a detox facility on their campus as well. This way, a person can detox from drugs and alcohol and immediately start attending meetings and therapies. At a residential treatment center, you’ll find everything from tennis courts to group therapy, depending on the facility. Many residential programs also take clients to outside meetings, so they get a feel for the 12 steps and how recovery can be after the program. A benefit of inpatient drug rehab is also around-the-clock staff. Whether you need help with medication or simply someone to talk to, someone is always there.

Temecula Partial Hospitalization Programs

A partial hospitalization program is essentially an intensive type of outpatient program. Also known as PHP, this type of treatment is beneficial if you have work or family duties at home, and cannot go completely inpatient for a long period of time. With these types of programs, you usually attend four to five days a week at a local treatment facility or hospital, for four to five hours a day. Many of these programs are very flexible, with PHP hours being offered in the afternoon or evening as well. Here, you’ll likely attend group therapy. You may also have a psychiatrist and mental health staff to help with any co-occurring disorders or other issues.

Temecula Outpatient Treatment Programs

An outpatient program may have you attend two to three times a week, for short sessions. You’ll likely have group therapy, individual therapy and a clinician you talk to about medication or other issues. You may be discharged to an outpatient program after a residential treatment stay, or you may attend outpatient on your own. You may attend classes such as Relapse Prevention, Art Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and more. Many that attend outpatient drug rehab also complement it by being introduced to local 12-step and recovery meetings to help facilitate the process of recovery.

There’s no right or wrong way to begin your recovery – and no right or wrong way to seek treatment. The first step is admitting you have a problem and seeking help. Whether you choose inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization or outpatient, you will find help, especially if you’re serious about getting substance-free. You’ll find many local treatment centers in your area as well as nationally known centers.

Temecula Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

detox center is a place where people who misuse drugs and alcoholics go to ease the pain of withdrawal. It goes far beyond just being comfortable. If you’ve been using alcohol or opiates and are physically dependent, you may need a medical detoxification for safety. Withdrawal, especially alcohol withdrawal, can be deadly without medical supervision. A stay at a detox center usually lasts three to seven days, depending on the severity of the withdrawal. There are many alcohol and drug detox centers within hospitals, and many are part of residential treatment centers. Most detox centers offer a beginning look into meetings and recovery, but the main focus is the proper medication to make withdrawal safe.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Temecula

A large part of many people’s recovery has been the 12-step or other recovery meetings attended during and after alcohol rehab. There are many different types of meetings for different preferences. For example, within a city or nearby, you’ll often find men’s meetings, women’s meetings, meetings for atheists or for those of different faiths, LGBTQ+ meetings, meetings for the deaf, Spanish-speaking meetings and more.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous was one of the first alternatives for struggling alcoholics, and to date, has been one of the most successful. First founded in the 1930s by two men who were struggling to stay substance-free, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob soon learned that by helping each other they could find a lifetime of sobriety. Soon after, the 12 steps were born. AA is a welcoming, open community. An open meeting is for any member of the public, while a closed meeting is for alcoholics only – or for anyone who thinks they may have a problem. Visit these meetings as part of your alcohol treatment.

Del Rio Meeting Hall
27364 Jefferson Ave., Suite B
Temecula, CA, 92586

Serenity Circle Hall
42066 Avenida Alverado, Suite B
Temecula, CA, 92590

Temecula Valley Alano Club
27470 Commerce Center Dr., Suite C
Temecula, CA, 92590

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is very similar to AA, but the focus is more on drugs and the problems associated with them than on alcohol. It was first founded in the 1950s for struggling drug addicts that didn’t completely relate to AA meetings. These meetings are also based on the 12 steps, and are a great resource to help maintain sobriety, find support, and to help others with their drug treatment in Temecula.

Temecula Valley Alano Club
27470 Commerce Center Dr., Suite C
Temecula, CA, 92590

SMART Recovery Meetings

AA and NA both are based on the 12 steps, which essentially are 12 spiritual principles to live by. These types of 12-step meetings are exceedingly popular, but they’re not the only recovery meetings. SMART recovery (which stands for Self Management and Recovery Training) is more based on CBT principles (cognitive behavioral therapy). These principles stand to replace bad habits with good ones, and negative thinking with positive thinking.

Kaiser Permanente
400 Craven Rd.
San Marcos, CA, 92078

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When someone has a drug or alcohol problem, the addict or alcoholic is not the only person in pain. Often, friends and family members struggle with caring for someone who has a problem. If you have a friend or loved one in the grips of addiction, AL-Anon or Nar-Anon is there to help. First founded by the wife of AA founder Bill Wilson, Al-Anon (and its sister group, Nar-Anon) is to help the parents, spouses, and friends of those addicted. You need support too when times get tough, and these types of meetings can provide love and support when you’re hurting.

United Methodist Church
42690 Margarita Rd., Room B
Temecula, CA, 90022

Sigil Social Foundation
41715 Enterprise Circle North, Suite 102
Temecula, CA, 92590

While there are many drug and alcohol rehab centers in your city, you may want to branch out and find resources in other cities as well. Whether you’re looking for nearby recovery meetings to find new groups, or are searching for treatment centers or detoxes nearby, there are many resources nearby. There are also many national treatment centers as well.