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Straight Talk - Gerry House

Drug Rehab Center in Santa Ana, California

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

Gerry House is a highly-regarded addiction treatment center in Santa Ana, California that provides comprehensive care and services to individuals struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues, opioid addiction, or dual diagnosis; offering personalized programs such as individual and group counseling, as well as holistic therapies like yoga, massage therapy and mindfulness training for aftercare and recovery.

About This California Facility

Straight Talk - Gerry House, situated in Santa Ana, California, is a residential alcohol and drug rehab facility dedicated to helping individuals aged 18 and above overcome addiction and mental health disorders. With a capacity of 12 beds, this facility offers a unique, probation and parole approved treatment program.

  • 90-day residential program: Provides individual, group, and family therapy, along with educational classes on addiction and recovery.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment: Addresses both addiction and underlying mental health issues simultaneously for a comprehensive approach.
  • One day at a time philosophy: Emphasizes the importance of focusing on the present moment in the journey towards recovery.

Accredited by the state license, Straight Talk - Gerry House ensures the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based treatment services to its clients.

The facility specializes in treating a range of addictions, including drug addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, opioid addiction, and dual diagnosis. By offering various levels of care, such as residential and dual diagnosis treatment, Straight Talk - Gerry House tailors its approach to meet the unique needs of each individual seeking recovery.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations

    State License

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Substance abuse typically leads to addiction, which requires specialized treatment programs at Straight Talk - Gerry House to address. Many people benefit from inpatient drug rehabilitation, which includes inpatient acute care and residential rehabilitation. Other levels of care include intensive outpatient therapy, individual counseling, and support groups. Family therapy is also an essential part of treatment for substance abuse.

    A combination of treatments is often needed to treat drug abuse issues effectively. In the case of drug abuse, there is no easy answer or one-size-fits-all cure.

    Opioids are a series of medicines that are used for pain relief. Opioid addiction refers to the compulsive pursuit of opioids, even though they are not medically needed. Medication-assisted therapy at Straight Talk - Gerry House in Santa Ana, CA requires care in which both medications, medication, and behavioral treatments are used.

    Substance use disorder falls under two categories: Alcohol or Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence. An individual suffering from a substance use disorder and mental health disorders is said to have a co-occurring disorder or a dual disorder.

    Individuals with substance use disorders and mental health problems are said to suffer from a ‘dual diagnosis’. The most frequently identified mental health issues found in individuals with substance use disorders include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder.

    Levels of Care Offered at Straight Talk - Gerry House

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient treatment for addiction is generally not as scary as it might sound. It is a way to find recovery while being in a supportive and controlled environment. The duration of treatment at Straight Talk - Gerry House in Santa Ana can be different based on each individual. Many can leave after 28 days; some may stay a few months, and others may stay six months or longer.

    When remaining at their job in Santa Ana, or continuing their studies, the individual may live with their family while utilizing Straight Talk - Gerry House‘s outpatient services. Treatment requires counseling the patient at the individual level, in a group setting, about substance addiction, drugs, and therapy sessions.

    Aftercare support involves the support given to a Santa Ana, California patient after they complete treatment. It helps them adjust to normal life. It may include setting them up in a halfway house and enrolling them in programs like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Straight Talk - Gerry House‘s patients may also be provided with career training to help them get back into the job force.

    Therapies & Programs

    Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor at Straight Talk - Gerry House in Santa Ana, California. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

    Couples therapy aims to rebuild the trust between the partners. Partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success. Couples therapy addresses financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse.

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. The impact of substance abuse is not just on the patient but on the entire family. Family therapy ensures that the patient gets adequate support from the family members after the treatment making the recovery process sustainable

    • Family therapy guides all the members of the family to help the patient.
    • It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.
    • It helps to keep the patient engaged and motivated throughout the treatment.

    Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Finding a peer group in Santa Ana, CA and others who relate to your situation is a fundamental tool for recovery at Straight Talk - Gerry House. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. The accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. This is generally introduced early in recovery and is recommended as a lifetime treatment habit.

    Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders. If not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders. CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern. It can be administered as a monotherapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

    Rehabilitation is not just limited to bringing an individual out of addiction and achieving sobriety. It is considered complete only when an individual starts leading a normal and balanced life. Life skill therapy focuses on the various skills that help an individual to lead a normal life. Patients often do not take care of themselves, struggle professionally, and withdraw from social interaction due to addiction’s physical and emotional disturbances.

    Life skills therapy helps people in California improve various personal, professional, and social skills such as cooking healthy meals, maintaining proper hygiene, budgeting, decision-making, time management, regulation of emotions, and effectively resolving interpersonal conflicts.

    Nutrition therapy, also called medical nutrition therapy (MNT), addresses the unique needs of the recovering person’s diet. Due to addiction’s devastating toll on a person’s physical health, healthy eating must be addressed as soon as therapy starts. A good diet helps boosts a recovering person’s ability to fully participate in Straight Talk - Gerry House therapy.

    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. In nicotine replacement therapy, a controlled amount of nicotine is provided in the form of gums, patches, or sprays. They do not contain the harmful chemicals usually found in tobacco products. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. However, NRT provides relief only from the physical withdrawal symptoms. The emotional and psychological aspects of quitting needs to be treated separately. While NRT is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Straight Talk - Gerry House

    Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences. Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty expressing themselves.

    Fitness Therapy

    Treating substance addiction requires different types of therapies carried out simultaneously. One of the most encouraging and exciting treatment methods offered by Straight Talk - Gerry House in Santa Ana, California is fitness therapy. In fitness therapy, patients inject movements into regular counseling sessions. It has physical, mental, and emotional benefits, including an increase in strength and flexibility. It can also help enhance cognitive functions of the brain and improve attention span.

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  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
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    Additional Details

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    Straight Talk - Gerry House Location and Directions
    Address Information1225 W 6th St
    Santa Ana, California 92703 Phone Number(714) 972-1402 Meta DetailsUpdated April 15, 2024
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    Santa Ana, California Addiction Information

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    The drug addiction problem in Santa Ana, California, is relatively bad. There were 319 drug-related deaths in Santa Ana from 2006 to 2015. 5% of high school students report using cocaine. Drug addiction and abuse can lead to criminal activity, joblessness, homelessness, and family violence. Methamphetamine and marijuana are commonly abused in the town. Most rehab facilities will begin with an evaluation to determine the best course of treatment.

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