Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Upland

Upland Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Nestled in the Pomona Valley in Southern California’s San Bernardino County, Upland is proud of its thousands-year-old past, which it pays tribute to at the Cooper Museum. Spanish missionaries joined the indigenous people, the Tongva, in the 1760s, and settlers followed. In the 1830s, there was an influx of pioneers with the Gold Rush. The area eventually grew into agricultural development, with citrus, peaches, cherries and vineyards.

Upland has a population of more than 76,000. It’s perhaps best known locally for its skateboard park, Memorial Skate Park, which professional skateboarder Steve Alba helped design. Guasti Regional Park offers more outdoor opportunities, with a lagoon, a flume, swimming and boating.

While Upland maintains a focus on healthy family activities, alcohol or drug addiction can become a problem anywhere. If you are concerned about your drinking or drug use, know that treatment options and support are available in Upland and in the surrounding communities.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake443 S. Hwy 105 Palmer Lake CO 80133-9003 (719) 884-0063

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.

percentage increase in meth treatment
from 2013 to 2014

The five-year period ending in 2014 saw a 15 percent increase for all drug and alcohol admissions. In addition, from 2013 to 2014, there was a 26 percent increase in admissions for methamphetamine treatment in San Bernadino County.

Finding Help in Upland

Upland, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

Alcohol and drug addiction are not failings of willpower; instead, they are chronic illnesses. Addiction treatment can be very effective in treating these illnesses for patients who are committed to recovery and long-term sobriety. The best treatment program will improve the patient’s life overall, including his or her social and family ties, occupational success and psychological well-being while helping the individual give up drugs or alcohol. Consider your choices, which may include attending a drug or alcohol rehab center. Otherwise, a nationally known facility elsewhere might be a good choice for some, too. Whether residential, outpatient or a combination, treatment of at least 90 days is most helpful for some. Methadone treatment will likely last at least a year.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Full-time admission into a residential treatment program, which includes an immersive experience that includes medical care, psychological support and 24-7 monitoring, may be the best choice for some patients. With residential care, patients are isolated from conditions that encouraged or exacerbated drug or alcohol misuse. They can receive medicines that will ease the transition to sobriety, and doctors can treat them for any concurrent physical and mental health problems, including dehydration, poor nutrition, depression or anxiety, as well as chronic illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Patients receive individual, family and group counseling and learn behavioral and motivational techniques for drug avoidance as they come to more understanding about what led them to misuse drugs in the first place. Residential treatment may be particularly helpful for patients with opioid addictions and concurrent mental health problems, according to the Clinical Psychology Review. While full-time treatment can be very effective, it’s not the only option.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Patients whose family responsibilities, career or schooling prevents them from full-time care might consider partial hospitalization, which is usually a more affordable option than full-time care. The patient lives at home but attends therapy at the treatment center for as many as six hours daily. Treatment is much the same as in full-time care, just without the live-in factor. Care includes monitoring for drug or alcohol use, medical care, and family, group and individual counseling.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    For some people, outpatient care may be a better choice than either inpatient or outpatient treatment. The patient receives medical care, counseling and drug or alcohol avoidance information during regularly scheduled appointments, while living at home and maintaining a regular routine. It may include ten to 14 hours of therapy weekly, along with a transition into fellowship self-help groups that will help abstinence in the future. For patients who are not at high risk of resuming habits of drug or alcohol misuse, outpatient treatment can be a less costly, yet still effective option.

As you consider which drug or alcohol rehab is right for you, there are several things to consider. This includes your medical needs, type of addiction and social factors as well as your personality.

Detox Centers

Before beginning inpatient or outpatient therapy, many people who take drugs or alcoholics will need to attend a drug or alcohol detox program to rid the body of its dependence on the drug. Detox can be dangerous; never attempt it without medical help. Physical symptoms can range from the delirium tremors known to associate with alcohol withdrawal to headache, fatigue, aches, nausea and vomiting, insomnia, anxiety and depression. These symptoms also differ according to the drug. At a detox center, physicians can ease symptoms with medicine, including those intended to help you withdraw from the drug. Doctors will also treat any concurrent illnesses. Once withdrawal has taken place, you will be ready for a treatment plan and the path toward sobriety. Since addiction is a chronic illness, however, much like diabetes or heart disease, you’ll likely have to continue recommitting to sobriety with a long-term plan of fellowship meetings, self-help groups or individual or group counseling. Recovery meetings offer support from others following a similar path.

Recovery Meetings Near You

As you finish your drug or alcohol rehab program, counselors will likely recommend a recovery meeting as part of your aftercare plan. Studies have shown them effective in maintaining sobriety as long as attendance is diligent and regular. The type that’s best for you depends on your addiction, your lifestyle and your belief system, but be prepared for change as you commit to abstinence.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

The original addiction fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous, was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. Five years later, it had 50 groups and 1,400 members; today, there are nearly two million members and 110,000 groups worldwide. It employs a 12-step program that includes taking responsibility for the alcohol addiction, turning it over to a higher power, making amends to those the addiction has harmed and, finally, making a commitment to helping others who are similarly addicted. People can attend any meetings called “open.” Closed meetings are for members only. All are free, and there’s no limit to how many meetings someone can attend. Frequent attendance is encouraged. Several locations have meetings at various times.

  • First Methodist Church
    262 N. Euclid Ave.
    Upland, CA 91786
  • Baldy View Elementary
    979 W. 11th St.
    Upland, CA 91786
  • Upland Elementary School
    601 N. 5th Ave.
    Upland, CA 91786

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous, founded in 1953, is similar in theory and content to AA. Meetings cater to those concerned about their drug use, or may focus on those addicted to a particular drug and its problems. Several locations in the Upland area offer NA meetings.

  • Grace Lutheran Church
    2108 N. Euclid Ave.
    Upland, CA 91784
  • Magnolia Elementary School
    465 W. 15th St.
    Upland, CA 91786
  • The Meeting Place
    951 W. Foothill Blvd.
    Upland, CA 91786

SMART Recovery Meetings

While 12-step programs are time-tested in addiction recovery, a newer option also has had good results for those who prefer a different approach than reliance on a higher power. SMART Recovery, founded in 1994, stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training. Its literature says that it has “a scientific foundation, not a spiritual one.” It teaches techniques to avoid cravings for alcohol or drugs, encourages participants to think about benefits of not using and employs motivational psychology to help users build a foundation of sobriety. Several SMART Recovery meetings are in the Upland area, although not in Upland itself. The SMART Recovery website also offers access to online meetings.

  • Mind and Body Treatment and Research Institute
    5700 Division St. Suite 200A
    Riverside, CA 92506
  • California State University, San Bernardino
    5500 University Pkwy.
    San Bernardino, CA 92407
  • Inland Psychiatric Medical Group
    1899 W. Redlands Blvd.
    Redlands, CA 92373

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

If your loved one or family member is struggling with alcohol or drugs, you may find benefit from fellowship, regardless of whether that person has decided to become sober. The principles of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are similar to those of Alcoholics Anonymous. Meetings are free, and participants gain understanding of addiction and its role in the family, as they gain insights on how to help your loved one receive support and learn techniques for coping.

  • Al-Anon
    St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    330 E. 16th St.
    Upland, CA 91784
  • Nar-Anon
    The Healing Shoppe & Learning Center
    316 N. Mountain Ave.
    Upland, CA 91786

While researching drug and alcohol rehab centers, don’t discount the resources outside of your city. Sometimes, the only way to escape the stigma associated with your struggles is to head to an area where you have no fear of recognition by those you know. Numerous resources exist in and around the area.

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Local Communities Served

  • 91763
  • 91784
  • 91785
  • 91786

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