Drug Rehab Petaluma

Petaluma, CA Drug Rehab

Being in the grips of an addiction or substance dependency is a disease, and one that is chronic and progressive. Finding help is vital, therefore, but the person abusing the substance is often the last one to admit that this is needed. This is why the vast majority of people who come to Petaluma, CA drug and alcohol rehab facilities, do so after they have had an intervention with their friends and families. Whether they are encouraged to go by their loved ones, forced to go by the court system, or choose to go on their volition is irrelevant. What matters is that they find the right treatment out there for their personal needs.

Petaluma Addiction Treatment Options

The first and most important thing to consider is whether the addicted person requires inpatient or outpatient treatment. Both are viable options and there are no right or wrong answers in terms of which one is best. The needs and preferences of the individual are what will drive the decision. That said, there are a few things to consider:

1. It is advised that people who have co-occurring disorders, meaning they have both an addiction and a mental health problem, use inpatient treatment. This is also true for those who will require some medically supervised help at any stage of their recovery.
2. Inpatient facilities enable people to recover without being distracted by the stresses of everyday life. By contrast, outpatient recovery options enable people to continue to meet their personal, social, educational, and professional responsibilities. For this reason, it is often preferred by people who still have a degree of control over their lives.
3. Outpatient treatment is generally preferred by people who want to keep the fact that they are receiving addiction treatment a secret. That said, there is always the possibility to come to a Petaluma center if you are from out of town. Furthermore, all facilities focus on privacy and confidentiality, and none more so than luxury rehab facilities.
4. Outpatient treatment is generally a lot more affordable than inpatient treatment. However, most insurance companies will cover at least some of the treatment, and payment arrangements usually exist for any further costs.
5. If you have a strong, stable support network, and a family that is ready to be there for you, then outpatient treatment may be all you need. However, you will have easy access to a range of temptations, will have to face the same daily triggers, and will remain in an environment in which your past drug or alcohol abuse was facilitated. Hence, the chance for relapse is also far greater. On the other hand, if you are successful, you will immediately be equipped with the skills to face the daily struggles of life, meaning that you are more likely to remain sober for life.

Types of Addiction Therapy

Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient therapy, the focus, after you have gone through detox and are therefore physically ‘clean’, will be on therapy. A number of different therapeutic approaches are common across all treatment facilities in Petaluma:

1. Cognitive behavior therapy or CBT, which is based on the idea that people become addicted because their thinking patterns are disordered and/or faulty. What CBT does is identify destructive thinking and comes up with ways to change responses to certain common triggers.
2. Group therapy, during which time a therapist or multidisciplinary team will work together with a number of people in similar situations at the same time. Often, there will be a broad spectrum of recovering addicts within the group, from newcomers to those who have been sober for a long time. Research has shown that this type of therapy has a tremendous positive impact on overall recovery rates.
3. Individual counseling, whereby you will work together with an addiction counselor to explore the problems that you are dealing with, without being judged for it. The conversations are fully confidential and provide people with a platform to discuss any issues that they feel are important. Often, these subjects are seen as too personal to discuss during gropu therapy.

How Long Until I Will Recover?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), treatment only has limited effectiveness if it is less than 90 days. The longer treatment lasts, the more effective it is. As a result, they have released a number of guidelines in terms of time frames, but it is important to understand that these are guidelines only. For those who battle a severe addiction, treatment should be transitional from inpatient to sober living to outpatient to independence. The full cycle can take as much as a year. Usually, the order of treatment would be partial hospitalization, detox, inpatient, sober living, halfway house, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and support network.