Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in West Sacramento

West Sacramento Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

West Sacramento lies on the western bank of the Sacramento River and is a part of Yolo County. On the other bank of the river is the city of Sacramento. West Sacramento has a population of 50,747; together with its larger sister town of Sacramento, it makes up a total population of 541,000. Four road bridges connect the two cities, and Sacramento is part of the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade metropolitan area with a total population of 1.02 million. The economy of West Sacramento is dependent on a mixture of industry, retail trade, public administration and education. Unemployment is relatively low at 7.6 percent.

As with many cities in California, alcohol and drug misuse are of concern. According to research by the University of Wisconsin, excessive drinking affects nearly 20 percent of adults in Yolo County, and this statistic is rising. At the same time, drug use is a growing problem. Dealers of potent drugs disguised as less harmful drugs have exacerbated this. In January 2017, 52 people needed hospitalization in the Sacramento area when they used Fentanyl sold as Norco, a prescription painkiller. Of those affected, 12 died, including two from Yolo County.

The reasons why people misuse drugs and alcohol vary, but peer pressure, a need for affirmation from other people and status are often given. Unfortunately, use of these substances can, and often does, lead to uncontrolled use with harmful consequences; chemical changes in the brain affect people’s ability to resist compulsive urges. This is why drug and alcohol dependence are “diseases.” Fortunately, it’s possible to treat those struggling with drug or alcohol dependence. There are several drug treatment facilities in your area as well as in the surrounding counties and towns. Additionally, there’s access to national networks of clinics that specialize in treating drug and alcohol dependence.

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 drug overdose deaths
in 2015

The number of drug overdose deaths in California is significantly higher than in any other state, reflecting the seriousness of the epidemic of drug misuse. A significant percentage of these deaths are a result of both illegal and legal opioid-related drugs such as heroin and synthetic opioids, like the prescription painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin.

Finding Help in West Sacramento

West Sacramento Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are a number of treatment options for those seeking help for drug and alcohol dependence. These alternatives fall into three categories: residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient drug rehabs. The best choice for an individual seeking treatment depends on a number of factors including severity of the dependence and the type of dependence.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential drug rehabs refer to a program where the person seeking help stays at the clinic for the duration of the treatment program. Residential clinics offer a non-institutional atmosphere. Patients sleep in semi-private rooms and, during the day, participate in both group and individual therapy. Treatment at residential clinics is ideal for anyone suffering from a serious dependence that is largely out of control. Residential clinics usually have professional medical staff available around the clock. Programs last from three to 12 weeks to allow patients to recover from their substance misuse.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A Partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a step down from an inpatient drug rehab. Initially, patients may enter the hospital for a short period and, thereafter, may return home at night while attending therapeutic sessions during the day. A crucial factor is that the patient must have a living environment that offers safe and secure surroundings free from drugs and alcohol. PHP costs less than residential programs and is better suited to those whose dependence is manageable.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    During an outpatient drug rehab program, patients have a greater degree of freedom and are often able to continue with employment and can fulfill familial responsibilities. Patients must attend therapy for a certain number of hours per day each week. As with partial hospitalization programs, patients need to have a safe place to stay. Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who can continue to live manageable lives and who are fully committed to recovery from their drug dependence. Outpatient treatment may be used in combination with residential or PHP treatments.

The variety of drug treatment facilities available means there is a workable solution for each patient. A key factor is the patient’s desire to get well. Additionally, the type of dependence is of note, as is the ability of the patient to handle a degree of freedom during treatment. Other factors to consider include cost, location and an ability to take a leave of absence from work. Insurance carriers will often cover the cost of a drug rehab center, but it’s best to check to be sure.

Detox Centers

Detoxification is a key component of any drug treatment. Because of chemical changes that take place in the brain, the body craves drugs and alcohol. This dependence is a fundamental reason why it’s so hard to overcome dependence. During a drug detox program, patients are medicated to help their bodies withdraw from the drugs and to remove all traces of toxins. In most instances, it’s best to undergo a medically supervised detoxification program, so that experts are there in the event of unforeseen symptoms. Once completing a drug detox treatment, patients are no longer physically dependent on the substance and can deal with underlying psychological issues.

Recovery Meetings Near You

The reasons why people take drugs and alcohol are many and varied but often their work and home environments, as well as the pressures of life, are motivating factors. For this reason, it’s advisable for those in recovery to join a recovery group to find help and support from others who have gone down the same road. There are recovery groups for those who misused alcohol, those who were drug dependent and for the families affected by their loved one’s drug or alcohol dependence.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is for those who are struggling with alcohol. Meetings are open to anyone who has any form of alcohol dependence. Meetings are typically open to just alcoholics, whether in recovery or not. Those attending share only their first name, or, if they wish, a pseudonym. What happens in AA meetings is confidential. A sponsor is usually appointed to help those in recovery through the process.

  • East Yolo Fellowship Group
    1040 Soule St.
    West Sacramento, CA 95776
  • Grupo Un Nuevo Camino
    1361 Merkley Ave.
    West Sacramento, CA 95776
  • Davis Community Clinic
    2051 John Jones Rd.
    Davis, CA 95616

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is for people who have a drug dependence. Meetings are open to those struggling with drug dependence as well as those in recovery. NA operates on similar principles to AA, although there is no direct link between the two groups. As with AA, members are anonymous and confidentiality is maintained; this is an important factor due to the stigma associated with drug dependence.

  • First Southern Baptist Church
    2124 Michigan Blvd.
    West Sacramento, CA 95691
  • Shores of Hope
    110 6th St.
    West Sacramento, CA 95605

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a franchised method of self-help recovery that focuses on the use of scientific methods to deal with and treat addiction. SMART recovery is open to anyone struggling with alcohol dependence, drug dependence and addictive behavior such as a gambling addiction. The group runs facilitated face-to-face recovery meetings, online meetings and has a chat room. SMART recovery meetings are different in context and format to AA and NA, but their goals are the same.

  • Better Decisions
    10366 Rockingham Dr.
    Sacramento, CA 95827
  • A Balanced Life
    2100 Eloise Ave.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

The families and loved ones of those struggling with addiction are often overlooked, but in fact, their lives are equally disrupted and shattered by the addictive behaviors of those they love. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups for the families of those battling alcohol and drugs. They operate along similar lines as AA and NA including using an adaptation of the 12-step program used by AA and NA. These two groups are very important in the fight against substance dependence, as they help families understand more about dependence as well as how to deal with it.

  • Al-Anon
    East Yolo Fellowship
    1040 Soule St.
    West Sacramento, CA 95776
  • Nar-Anon
    First United Methodist Church
    2100 J St.
    Sacramento, CA 95816

West Sacramento borders the larger Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade metropolitan area. There is easy access to a large array of nearby drug and alcohol treatment options.

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Local Communities Served

  • 95605
  • 95691
  • 95798
  • 95799
  • 95818
  • 95831
  • 95899

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