Drug Rehab in El Cajon

El Cajon

El Cajon Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

When you’re struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, we believe you can recover with the right tools and resources in a treatment program. Pacific Palms Recovery is an outpatient addiction treatment program. We’re in Oceanside, accessible to anyone searching for an El Cajon drug rehab center.

The philosophy of our rehab programs relies on a supportive, safe, and compassionate environment where you can focus on your individualized recovery plan.

Along with intensive outpatient El Cajon drug rehab options, we provide the tools you need for healthy relationships, life skills, and overall wellness in your daily life.

Our Oceanside alcohol and drug rehab center can help you or a loved one overcome substance abuse and addiction with comprehensive outpatient treatment.

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Our Oceanside drug rehab is standing by ready to help you begin your journey to long-term healing from substance abuse.

What To Know About Addiction

Addiction is a powerful and complex disease. It’s often considered a chronic disease, meaning it is treatable, although we don’t necessarily describe it as curable. This is true for other chronic diseases, where the objective is remission. With addiction, remission is known as recovery.

When you use drugs or alcohol, eventually, it may become something no longer in your control. This is due to the complicated ways that certain substances affect neurotransmitters and pathways in the brain. For example, alcohol, cocaine, opioids, and benzodiazepines can trigger a brain reward response.

Eventually, with addiction, substance use isn’t in your control anymore, overtaking all aspects of your life.

Addiction is defined by compulsive drug-seeking and use behaviors. Other signs of addiction include:

  • Seriously trying to quit and being unable to.
  • Developing a tolerance and needing larger doses for desired effects.
  • Using drugs or alcohol even though it’s causing known negative effects.
  • Relationships are impacted.
  • Declining performance at school or work.
  • Putting yourself in dangerous situations because of substance use.
  • Focusing most of your time on obtaining and using the substance.

Some of the most common addictions people suffer from include:

  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Benzodiazepine addiction
  • Fentanyl addiction
  • Heroin use disorder
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Marijuana dependence
  • Methamphetamine addiction

If you’re searching for addiction treatment in El Cajon, Pacific Palms is located nearby and offers a range of personalized outpatient treatment programs as well as life skills, life coaching, and relapse prevention.

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Pacific Palms Addiction
Treatment Programs

Below is a brief overview of some of the programs available at Pacific Palms if you’re looking for a nearby outpatient rehab in San Diego.

Outpatient rehab

During an outpatient program, you have the flexibility to meet other responsibilities while still receiving addiction treatment. There are various types of outpatient rehab programs, varying in intensity. With outpatient treatment, you can explore your new life in recovery while still having the support of treatment providers.

Intensive outpatient programs

An IOP at Pacific Palms can address addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. An IOP might include treatment for a few hours a day, three to five days a week. The goal is to identify and deal with the root causes of substance dependence, develop strategies to prevent relapse, change negative behaviors, and connect you with support groups. These programs are also a good way to connect with resources so you can find housing and a job.

Partial hospitalization program

A PHP is structured for people with serious mental health issues. These are often used as an alternative to outpatient rehab or a step down from inpatient care. A PHP usually includes group and individual therapy, support services, and medication management.

Medication-assisted treatment

Certain medicines are approved to help treat opioid and alcohol use disorders. This is known as MAT, and these medicines can reduce substance cravings and withdrawal symptoms, allowing you to focus on your treatment program. Medications include naloxone, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.

Dual diagnosis treatment

It's common for someone with an addiction to have co-occurring mental health disorders. Around 50% of people with a substance use disorder have another mental health disorder. Dual diagnosis programs simultaneously treat both conditions, improving recovery outcomes over the long term.

Relapse prevention

There are stages of relapse, and when you learn how to recognize the earliest stages and then take steps to avoid a full-blown return to substance abuse, it will help you in the future. Pacific Palms Recovery offers an option if you're searching for outpatient El Cajon drug rehab. Relapse prevention programs can help give you the tools to deal with triggers effectively and understand what could lead you back to addictive behaviors to avoid these. 

Life coaching

You can achieve your goals throughout multiple areas of your life when you work with a certified life coach. A life coach with our team at Pacific Palms Recovery can help you achieve your personal goals and develop your recovery path.

Sober living

Even once you've received treatment, it can be easy to fall into old routines or patterns, raising the risk of relapse. Sober living homes are ideal for someone who's gone through detox and has started their recovery journey but wants to develop life skills further to help them maintain it.

For anyone searching for an El Cajon drug and alcohol rehab center, Pacific Palms Recovery is nearby. It can work with you or your loved one on an individualized treatment path addressing your needs or theirs holistically.

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Life Skills Programs

When you suffer from an addiction, it doesn’t just affect you mentally. It affects every aspect of your life, including your relationships, career, and finances. It isn’t easy to recover from these far-reaching effects and rebuild your life.

Because of your active addiction, you might not have the necessary skills to deal with changes and challenges, so we focus on life skills at our Oceanside drug rehab.

Life skills training at Pacific Palms Recovery includes:

  • Developing healthy habits and routines
  • Social skills
  •  Self-care
  • Stress management
  • Financial responsibility

Reaching and then maintaining your sobriety relies on having strong life skills. Without these skills, you will face a higher relapse risk and likely be less satisfied overall in your daily life.

We also believe that making life skills part of our treatment programs supports each client’s holistic needs and addresses the complexity of substance abuse.

We work with people looking for an outpatient El Cajon drug rehab center, as we’re located nearby in Oceanside, California, in San Diego County.

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Our San Diego treatment center works with most major insurance providers, and we can verify your coverage and help you learn more about the costs, your out-of-pocket responsibilities, and what the next steps might be for you or someone you love who’s dealing with addiction. Reach out today to learn more.