Substance addiction can damage relationships, finances, careers, and health. But you don’t need to wait for a catastrophe to get help. You can take your first step on a journey to a life without drugs today.
Drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers in California offer a variety of ways to get clean. Programs are available across the state, from the beautiful Bay Area to sunny San Diego. Many people have turned their lives around in these programs, and you can, too.
CA Substance Abuse Facts
Californians tend to use certain illicit drugs at higher rates than the nation as a whole. For example:
Despite the prevalence of substance abuse in California, on average, only 7.2% of those aged 12 and older who needed treatment for alcohol dependence or abuse received it during 2010-2014. During the same period, on average, only 11.7% of those aged 12 and older with illicit drug dependence or abuse received the treatment they needed.4
The state has seen its share of drug overdose deaths, like the rest of the country. About 4,500 Californians died from drug overdoses in 2014, a 50% increase from 2002.5 From 2013-2015, Orange County averaged about 5,500 hospitalizations and 700 deaths from substance abuse-related causes.6 The leading cause of death was accidental overdoses from prescription opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.6
In Los Angeles County, nearly 400 deaths involved prescription opioids each year from 2006-2013, and prescription opioids were involved in about 60% of all drug-related deaths during that time period.7
Getting Addiction Treatment Help in CA
Many residents and nonresidents seek substance addiction treatment in California. The state is well-known for the number of rehab centers it offers. No matter what kind of program you’re looking for—be it inpatient/residential or outpatient—you have a good chance of finding it here.
If you are thinking of traveling for treatment, find out whether your insurance will cover treatment out of state. If you’re already in the state, see if there’s a local program that will meet your needs or whether getting help in another part of the state is a better option.
Where Else Can I Find Help in CA?
Many people use insurance to pay for drug and alcohol abuse treatment. However, not having insurance doesn’t necessarily preclude you from getting help.
Other ways to pay for treatment include taking out a loan, borrowing from savings, and seeing whether you qualify for public insurance programs such as Medi-Cal and Medicare. In many cases, you may even be able to work out a payment plan with the center.
You can contact us anytime for questions about treatment programs and payment options at 1-888-744-0069 .
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