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California Drug Rehab and Treatment Information

Are you looking for treatment in California? Confused by all the treatment options out there? It’s easy to get overwhelmed. The stress of dealing with a loved one with an addiction problem is a heavy burden. Our counselors are educated on addiction, trained in treatment modalities and experienced with intervention techniques. We are here to help you solve your problem!

We can help you:

  • Research your California treatment center options
  • Learn more about addiction and how to overcome it
  • Successfully get a loved one to agree with getting treatment

 No matter where you live in California we have a directory of treatment facilities.

There are many California drug rehab facilities of all shapes and sizes to choose from. Unlike other states California has a variety of options when it comes to treatment programs. It also has its share of drug problems. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, California is higher than the national average for past month illicit drug use at 9 percent. That’s nearly 3.5 million people abusing drugs in California. Not to mention those that go unreported, or addicted to already prescribed drugs, and of course, alcohol.

We don’t mean to add to your already overwhelmed state of mind, but we do want to illustrate the importance of seeking professional help when finding a drug or alcohol rehab in California. In just a few short minutes we can explain what treatment programs are available, how much they cost and where they are located. Of course we will need to get an idea of what your current situation so we can best assess which kinds of treatment in California would best for you or your loved one.

Quite often people get the wrong idea when it comes to getting treatment and achieving permanent recovery. Most people do not understand the magnitude of addiction and all that is involved with it. Not knowing this leads to an incorrect estimation of the actual effort that’s needed to fully handle the problem. That’s where we come in. We will help you get your priorities straight and outline a strategic plan for you not only getting help, but achieving permanent sobriety. Yes, it does say permanent. Don’t sell yourself short, it can be done!

California Addiction and Substance Abuse Problems

Sometimes people call in and really have no idea what kind of drugs their children or loved one is abusing; they just know there is a problem. They have often found some kind of evidence that has raised their suspicions like paraphernalia. Things like pipes, syringes and/or pills. Of course there is the non-optimum behavior. We hope to provide you with some information of what the current drug scene in California is so as to give you a better idea of what you may be dealing with.

Methamphetamine is the primary drug threat in California and responsible for the majority of treatment admissions according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Within the state, Hispanics and Caucasians are the almost exclusive consumers of meth. Purity levels of meth have ranged from a low of 10% to a high of 100% pure.

More than 400 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement during last year. Drug cartels from across border in Mexico control the majority of meth shipped into California, and production within its borders. There are other meth lab incidents that come in less quantities known as the “shake and bake”method in small one pot cooks.

As the supply of pseudo-ephedrine from Canada has diminished after successful law enforcement operations, there has been a noticeable increase in pseudo-ephedrine and ephedrine seized that originates in China. Last year there were 221 methamphetamine laboratory incidents in California reported by the DEA and state and local authorities. This is a decrease from the 1,281 such incidents reported during 2009. The Narcotic Enforcement Bureau has based much of their attention on the growing epidemic of methamphetamine use.

California has always been known for its production of marijuana. Although propagandists say that marijuana is not addictive they forgot to mention that thousands of people who sought help for marijuana addiction last year. Marijuana accounted for 25% of all treatment admissions in California. 31,446 people aged 12 or older sought help for marijuana addiction in 2010.

Alcohol is usually the number one culprit for treatment admissions in other areas of the country. In California however, alcohol comes in third behind meth and marijuana. 19, 952 people sought out rehab in California for alcohol only in 2010. If you coupled alcohol with another drug, that would add an additional 18,010.

Club drugs such as MDMA, have truly become a threat to California. Although ecstasy (MDMA) was considered the most popular club drug in the state among teens and young people. There is evidence that the abuse of club drugs may be declining but they do remain consistently available in geographical pockets.

Studies show that club drugs like MDMA are primarily found in raves and nightclubs but are present in other places. According to 2008-2009 NSDUH data, approximately 348,000 (11%) California 12-17 year olds reported past month use of an illicit drug. This just goes to show California is fighting a battle to protect its youth from the dangers of illicit drug use.

The abuse and subsequent addiction to alcohol and drugs like MDMA, better known as Ecstasy and X, and LSD is very dangerous, making very it difficult to overcome. Often permanent brain damage occurs with abuse of these drugs.

Addiction to any drugs, drugs specifically like methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin is hard to overcome. 95 percent of the people who try meth will do so again studies show. Drugs like heroin and prescription pain relievers are so physically addictive getting off them after consistent abuse is next to impossible.

That’s why seeking the help of professionals when choosing a California drug rehabilitation center or alcohol treatment program is of the utmost importance. There is also the issue of possible medical detoxification or other health concerns to pay attention to. Speaking to our counselors here at AddictionWatch.com will enable you to make an informed decision when it comes to your treatment options.

There are several California drug rehab centers in various parts of the state to choose from and we are here to help you find the best one.

Top California Cities for drug rehab or alcohol treatment:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Fresno
  • Long Beach
  • Sacramento
  • Oakland
  • Santa Ana
  • Anaheim

Alcohol and Drug Rehabs that work in California

With a population of over 36,000,000 people California no doubt sees a fair share of alcohol and drug related activity. California has in their captivity 166,556 people currently in state prison and 384,852 people on probation for drug and alcohol related offenses.

The crime rate in California is higher than the national average with nearly 90 % of crime coming from property crimes related to drug addiction. Over 1000 people get arrested for either driving under the influence or drug related arrests each day in California. To top that off, 30 will die an alcohol related death and 5 will overdose from drugs.

We know overcoming addiction to drugs or alcoholism long arduous process that should involve families, addiction treatment professionals and others who have been through the drug rehabilitation process themselves. Physical Detoxification and Out-Patient Treatment are rarely enough by themselves. The addict needs to learn new coping skills for living and learn ways to regain control of their life. That’s where we come in. We are here to help you sort this out.

Our list of addiction treatment centers contains over 3,000 resources which encompass the following treatment categories:

  • California Detoxification Centers
  • California Drug Rehab Programs
  • Drug Addiction Centers in California
  • California Treatment Centers
  • Alcoholism Treatment in California
  • Twelve Step Meetings in California
  • California In-Patient Treatment
  • California Out-Patient Treatment
  • California Cocaine & Crack Treatment


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