UUnion City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, it’s home to 69,516 people. Residents consider it a safe place to live and raise children. Union City is a part of the Bay Area but has no bay frontage, it is all land.
Regardless of where you are, there are going to be people who need help getting sober, Union City is no different. Needing help is nothing to be ashamed of, and there are many places for you to receive it. After you make the hard decision to start on your way to recovery, call us to find the perfect treatment center for you.
It’s also effective to travel to another city or state for treatment. Traveling for treatment allows you to enroll at a live-in facility where you get away from environments, people and conditions that may have contributed to your substance use. There is also an aspect of anonymity to traveling for treatment. You will less likely see someone you know at or around a treatment facility if you travel for treatment.
The answer to this varies from person to person. There are many factors to consider, including type of substance one uses, the amount or dosage of the substance and the frequency of use. Meth and crack cocaine are extremely addictive and people can get hooked almost immediately. Prescription drugs and alcohol may take a little bit longer. Additional factors that impact the time it takes to become addicted are a person’s genetic history, age, gender, environment, sensitivity to a substance and mental health state. People react differently to substances. Someone can use many times without developing an addition, and another person can become addicted after the first or second use.
If someone has a parent who was addicted to a substance, for example, alcohol, their children may have a predisposition to be addicted to it as well. So, the children may actually become addicted to alcohol faster than the parents did, because a component of the addiction is passed down through the genes.
As addiction is a behavioral disease and a disease of the brain, some people are more mentally predisposed to addiction than others.
It's time to get clean and start a new life free of substances. Find use this search to find the right Treatment center for you.
Select the substance(s) that you or your loved one is currently dependent on. This will help us find the right facility for you.
Select the city and/or state in which you wish to go to for treatment. It is often helpful to travel for treatment, so consider somewhere away from home.
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When you finish treatment, your addiction isn’t over. You will face addiction temptations and challenges for the rest of your life. Your recovery will be day-to-day. Something to aid your recovery is joining a weekly group meeting like AA, NA or CA. These groups enable you to meet peers just like you and develop a support group to help you with temptations and difficulties. You can also find a sponsor at group meetings to help you on an individual level. Also consider 12-step programs, which are beneficial in that they empower you over addiction by calling upon a higher power, and helping you achieve accountability. Visit the map below and find a group meeting near you!
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