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National City Rehabilitation

National City Rehabilitation

National City, California is a historic town located in San Diego County. As of 2007, the population was estimated at a modest 61,000 (including Tijuana). To the west of the city lies San Diego Bay and it is less than 20 minutes from the US – Mexico border. Frontier towns, like Tijuana, are a hub for drug trafficking across the border. As of August 2008, over 1,500 people had been killed in Tijuana during the “war on drugs.” Drug trade between the US and Mexico is common in border towns like National City and makes drug easily accessible to the residents.

What Does Drug Addiction Treatment for National City Addicts Entail?

Because of the close proximity of National City to Tijuana, it is not uncommon for residents to be exposed to drugs and drug abuse from an early age. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is an individualized process. The most effective forms of treatment incorporate your individual needs into a complete, well-rounded treatment program. Some patients may spend time focusing on one aspect of treatment over another, depending on the physical nature of their addiction and their psychological history of addiction. Most drug addiction programs will incorporate some aspect of the following into their treatment.

  • Detox. When patients enter into a drug addiction treatment program they meet with an intake counselor to discuss their individual needs in treatment. Following this, they begin the detox phase of treatment. During detox, patients stop using the drug while under the supervision of medical professionals. Detox treats the physical nature of addiction and allows patients to experience withdrawal symptoms in a controlled environment to ensure their safety. Once detox is completed, patients can proceed to the next phase of treatment.
  • Counseling.  Counseling puts patients in contact with qualified mental health professionals where they receive constant support. The goal of counseling is to help patients understand the causes of their addiction, and provide them with the tools and behavioral techniques to deal with their addiction after treatment is complete. In addition, patients attend group therapy sessions where they can build support from their peers. Some centers may incorporate family counseling into treatment as well.
  • Aftercare. Towards the end of treatment, patients discuss aftercare options with their counselors. Aftercare programs exist outside of treatment and are meant to help recovering addicts transition back into their regular lives. Aftercare programs can range from a community support group to a sober living facility, and provide structure while holding their members accountable.

Seeking Drug Addiction Help for National City Addicts

There are thousands of different drug addiction treatment centers available to suit your needs. Call our toll-free number and speak to one of our trained counselors about treatment options for yourself or your loved one.