California Addiction Treatment Centers And Recovery Resources
If you’re addicted to drugs in California you’ve got two things going for you: 1) your supply is readily available and relatively cheap—the state is what’s known to law enforcement as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). But more importantly, 2) there are over 1,100 California treatment centers dedicated solely to substance abuse. Since you’re here to get help, Recovery Corps has made it easy. We’ve compiled a database of California drug rehab facilities that are just a click away. And if you’re a friend or relative of an addict, we’ve provided some facts on California treatment centers, drug use and abuse.
Cocaine abuse in California is not as popular as it once was. Availability has increased and prices have gone down—from $20,000/kilo to $16,000/kilo in Central California. But law enforcement still considers cocaine a threat because of the violence associated with it.
Cocaine is highly addictive both physically and psychologically making it tough for users to quit on their own. California treatment centers offer a range of options from behavioral cognitive therapy to group counseling to a 12-step program.
Club drugs include GHB, ketamine, Rohypnol, LSD, and MDMA or ecstasy. They are used primarily by teenagers and young adults in nightclubs, parties and raves. MDMA can affect the body’s ability to regulate the temperature causing a user to get hypothermia and potentially die. Long-term abuse effects of these drugs include memory loss and brain damage.
There is still more research to be done on the addictive qualities of these drugs. But one study of MDMA users found that 43% showed signs of dependence. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “There are no specific treatments for MDMA abuse. The most effective treatments for drug abuse and addiction are cognitive behavioral interventions that are designed to help modify the patient's thinking, expectancies, and behaviors, and to increase skills in coping with life's stressors.”
What is certainly clear about club drugs is that with abuse comes physical and psychological damage to the user. Find out how you can quit by calling a California drug rehab professional.
Heroin’s use and abuse in California remains relatively unchanged over the past few years. However, law enforcement still considers it a big threat because of the gang violence associated with its distribution and sale. In 2009, drug agents arrested an associate of Palo Alto’s violent Sac Street Gang for transporting 70 pounds of Mexican black tar heroin.
Chronic heroin users can develop kidney disease and live failure. In 2006, over 29,000 residents were admitted to California treatment centers. This accounted for 15% of all admitted patients. For withdrawals, patients are typically given buprenorphineand methadone to help reverse the symptoms of nausea, tremors and vomiting. California drug rehab centers offer cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, job skills classes and even child care.
According to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, meth was the “primary substance of abuse from 2004 through 2009.” It’s easy to produce, inexpensive and because of the mobility of production, it’s hard to detect by law enforcement.
In 2009, 40% of patients admitted to California treatment centers were admitted for meth abuse. Treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling and 12-step programs.
In 2009, 7.5 million cannabis plants were destroyed by law enforcement from indoor and outdoor growing operations—an increase on 41% over 2008. Marijuana is easy to find and cheap to buy making it the drug of choice for Californians.
In 2006, 28,767 residents were admitted to California treatment centers. If you’ve abused marijuana for any length of time you know the effects: memory loss, inability to concentrate, and in some cases, emphysema, bronchitis and lung cancer. Treatment consists of cognitive therapy, counseling, and a voucher program where patients earn retail gift certificates for clean urine samples.
Pharmaceuticals are called “controlled prescription drugs” (CPDs) by law enforcement. These include the trade name drugs Xanax, OxyContin, Valium, and Vicodin. Many of these drugs are bought without valid prescriptions over the internet from places like China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand.
These drugs are highly addictive physically and psychologically. California treatment centers will address addiction with cognitive behavioral therapy (changing thoughts and expectancies) and with pharmacological treatment which includes taking naltrexone and methadone.
Medical marijuana is legal in California for growers and patients with the proper licensing and doctor’s approval. But illegal growers must content with the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), a 110-agency task force—the largest in the country—designed to eliminate the cultivation of marijuana.
California has two laws, Penal Code 1000 and Proposition 36, which allow drug offenders to get help for their addictions rather than going to jail. Offenders must enter a guilty plea, pay court costs and enter a 12 week drug abuse program at a California drug rehab center.
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