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Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in El Cajon, CA

The small city of El Cajon is located just outside San Diego, one of the southernmost points in the state of California. The San Diego County area is beautiful and home to many happy residents, but many people living there struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and other forms of problem drinking.

Heavy drinking involves consuming more than one or two servings of alcohol per day, every day of the week. Binge drinking is roughly defined as consuming more than five servings of alcohol for men, and four servings of alcohol for women, in two hours. Consistently engaging in heavy or binge drinking may result in the development of an AUD, as well as numerous health issues, from alcohol poisoning to liver failure and a higher risk of certain types of cancer.2 Those who engage in problem drinking may also injure or kill themselves or others in drunk driving accidents. El Cajon saw 76 alcohol-involved collisions in 2015 alone, and 117 arrests were made for DUI.3

Treating people with AUD—a condition in which significant physical alcohol dependence is frequently a factor—requires medical supervision to detox safely due to seizure risk. Other substances, such as opioids and benzodiazepines, usually benefit from medical detox as well, because of the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and potential complications. Any person new to sobriety will also benefit from evidence-based therapy to address maladaptive beliefs and behaviors that perpetuate their drug use. Whatever substances you are abusing, you can use our treatment directory to take your first step toward recovery today.
[1]. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), US County Profile: San Diego County, California. Seattle, WA: IHME, 2016

[2]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol and Public Health. Fact Sheets – Binge Drinking.
[3]. California Office of Traffic Safety. 2015 OTS Rankings.


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Addiction Therapy after Inpatient Substance Abuse Rehab

If abusing drugs or alcohol is draining your bank account and the happiness from your life, El Cajon, CA has quite a few highly-rated drug abuse clinics to help you or a loved one. Whether addicted to Hydromorphone, opiate drugs, pain medication or alcohol, we can help you connect with rehabilitation to get the best-rated help available. You can even find executive or exclusive treatment in El Cajon to make rehabilitation as easy as possible.

What About Luxury Drug Abuse Treatment Centers?

The men and women who need recovery for drugs and alcohol the most are often the last ones to take advantage of it. Drug and alcohol interventions gather friends and loved ones to impress upon the user the need to get clean.

Residential Rehabilitation Centers

Prior to recovery getting underway, the system must be flushed of the abused substance. This is commonly referred to as detox. Alcohol and many narcotics will leave the user with unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms once the body has become accustomed to it. Medication-assisted detoxification can minimize the side effects for anyone seeking to stop using drugs.