How To Find Help with Addiction in California

Finding help for drug and alcohol addiction can feel challenging, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, you’ll learn specific ways to find help with addiction treatment, what to look for in a rehab treatment facility, and how a California addiction treatment center can help you.

3 Ways To Find Help with Addiction

If you struggle with addiction and want to find California alcohol rehab centers or a drug rehabilitation center, there are three things you can do: 

1. Ask a Friend

You might be surprised how many people know of someone who is working through a drug addiction (and it might even be themselves). If you’re looking for a drug rehab facility, asking a friend or someone you know is a great place to start. This way you can also trust the facility is most likely a good choice. 

2. Search Online

Some people feel more private about their drug or alcohol addiction and would prefer to be discreet in their search. This is where looking online can help. A quick Google search for rehab centers near you and/or in California can provide you with some options. Of course, you’ll want to read the reviews and conduct your own research before entering any of these programs. 

3. Contact Your Local NA or AA Groups

Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous are two reliable resources for finding help with addiction in California. Simply contact your local groups and ask them if there are any addiction treatment centers they recommend. Again, you’ll still want to conduct your own online research of any programs to ensure they are reputable, but this can be a good starting point for your search. 

What Are Addiction Treatment Centers in California?

Addiction treatment centers in California are rehab facilities that provide you with the tools needed to overcome your drug or alcohol addiction for the long-term. They typically use a variety of evidence-based therapies in individual and group settings, as well as holistic therapies, in order to help you heal from your addiction, understand your addiction, and identify triggers that make you want to use drugs. 

Addiction treatment facilities also teach you healthy ways to cope with life, rather than using drugs or alcohol.

What To Look For In Drug Rehab Centers

When choosing a drug or alcohol rehab facility, look for one that offers the below benefits:

  • Clean, quiet, comfortable environment

  • Low staff-to-patient ratios 

  • Personalized treatment plans

  • Places an emphasis on mental care and mental health conditions

  • Provides on-site medical personnel

  • Offers aftercare programming

  • Has a low density of patients

  • Has smaller recovery group sessions

  • Provides additional levels of privacy

  • Offers gourmet, healthy meals

  • Provides holistic therapies such as yoga and mindfulness

By choosing a drug rehab program with the above key components, you’ll receive the highest level of care for your addiction and increase your chance of having long-term sobriety. 

Substance Abuse Services

California substance abuse treatment centers often provide the below programs and health care services that are known for being effective in helping individuals overcome addiction:


Detox is the first step in addiction recovery and helps your body remove any toxins from drug use. The withdrawal process typically lasts around one week and symptoms can range from mild to severe. Medical detox is also a key component of the detox process and includes a medical team that can prescribe medications to you to help ease your withdrawal symptoms. This is also known as medication assisted treatment. 

Residential Treatment

Residential treatment allows you to live on-site at a California rehab facility, where you receive around-the-clock support. This includes a variety of evidence-based individual and group therapies, holistic therapies, and medication assistance when needed. 

Also known as inpatient treatment, this type of treatment program is typically for those who are newly sober, have just completed detox, and need a higher level of support and care. 

Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs often provide similar types of therapies, but outpatient programs are ideal for those who have mild addictions and do not need 24/7 support. Individuals live at home during treatment and attend therapy sessions on-site at the drug rehab facility during the day.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment 

Dual diagnosis addresses both the underlying drug or alcohol addiction as well as any co-occurring mental health conditions. These can include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders

Get Treatment Today

Enlight Treatment Center in Ventura, California provides effective therapies and treatment options that enable clients to fully concentrate on solving their addiction issues and regain hope and optimism about their future. In addition to inpatient rehab programs, we offer medication-assisted detox and dual diagnosis treatment. 

If you or a loved one has a drug or alcohol addiction, we are here to help. 

- Reviewed by Lilit Asulyan, Psy. D

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