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Resources to Help You With Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Resources to Help You With Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Support Systems Homes drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs offer a wide range of substance abuse treatment services. We provide accredited, state licensed alcohol and drug detoxification, residential drug and alcohol treatment, day and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs, and have 18 sober living environments located throughout California.

Addiction Treatment Resources​

Recovery Through Support - Drug Rehab & Alcohol Treatment Programs Information
Our newest site, with information about our Buprenex Detox programs as well as our family education, drug information and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and detox.

Directory of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Information
Alcohol and drug addiction recovery information and help. Treatment programs, 12-step programs and meetings. Teen drug help, alcoholism abuse resources, referrals, message boards and chat.

Adolescent Treatment Center - Visions Teen Adolescent Programs
It is the philosophy of Visions that the effective treatment of adolescents with substance abuse and behavioral disorders involves a holistic approach that includes attention to the adolescent's emotional growth and development of physical health, psychological health, family relations, social supports, and cultural factors.

Family Intervention for Drug or Alcohol Abuse
Providing family intervention services for drug abuse, alcohol addiction, gambling, and eating disorders.

Intervention Center - Family Intervention for Addiction
Intervention resources for alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, computer addiction, other self-destructive behavior. Vaughn J. Howland.

Affordable Drug Treatment
Treatment facilities that offer services at a lower cost or on a sliding scale. Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab in California
Clients receive intensive treatment for addiction and alcoholism including goal-oriented treatment planning, one-on-one counseling, group therapy, educational lectures, relapse prevention groups and specific components designed for individual clients on a case-by-case basis. Clients attend 12-step meetings in the community and "outside" 12-step meetings brought in-house as well.

Emotional Healing Resources

No treatment will last without improving your emotional health. You deserve to feel better about yourself. These resources can help you.
Emotional Healing from Voice of Love 
Resources and Meditation techniques for releasing the emotional pains of addiction, from Voice of Love

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Health and Medical Resources

Canterbury Medical Research Foundation
The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation aims to raise the quality of health care by supporting and encouraging health research in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand research grants and charitable donations.

Cocaine Addiction Information
​Research, Referrals for Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Information

Legal Advocacy for SSH Clients

Support Systems Homes advocates within the legal system on behalf of our clients. We work very closely with the judicial system—attorneys, judges, probation officers, and parole officers—to coordinate treatment for individuals with current and/or prior legal issues, who require the assistance of a highly respected provider in the field of substance abuse treatment.

Have you been ordered to attend a recovery program by a judge? Come to Support Systems Homes; we are accredited and authorized for legally mandated supervised recovery programs.

List of SSH Legal Advocacy Services

  • Generation of acceptance letters, progress reports, and termination or completion letters.
  • Appearance of a court liaison when necessary and upon court or probation request. Please contact the Support Systems Homes main office at 408-370-9688 for more information on this service, costs for out-of-area appearances etc.
  • Clients will report to scheduled court dates with a minimum of 5 documented 12-step meetings, signed and verified, a copy of our program-generated progress letter, and a letter from a 12-step program sponsor.
  • Program participants will have read and signed our rules and guidelines. Clients sign a release of confidentiality to ensure timely communication between us and referral entities regarding progress, willingness or lack of participation.
  • We closely monitor the activity log-in/log-out sheets; each client is held accountable for times and destinations and is made available for probation or other court entities.
  • Fees for a Sober Living Environment are $625.00 per month at this time. Any increase will be presented in advance.
  • In cases of relapse, we assure client and community safety by discharging the client to:
  • A detox clinic or medical facility
  • A safe house, such as a sponsor or a sober friend/relative
  • Sober Living Environment house

At the time of relapse, referral entities will be notified immediately via fax and phone call. We will also assess the client to create a viable Treatment plan. If the client is allowed to stay, the following restrictions would apply: Program commitment length would begin again, revocation of weekend passes, and general restriction to protect and support recovery.

We at Support Systems Homes believe treatment and supportive living are vital stepping-stones to successful recovery. Support Systems Homes advocates rehabilitation as a viable and preferable alternative to jails/prison for individuals with substance abuse related legal problems. We believe in treating clients with dignity and respect while teaching them accountability and responsibility during all phases of treatment.

Signs of Abuse to Watch For

There are a number of signs and symptoms of drug abuse and alcoholism which alert us that there may be a problem in need of addressing.

The following is a list of questions to ask yourself. It’s not meant to take the place of a clinical assessment — just food for thought.

  • Have you ever been concerned about your drinking or drug use?
  • Has anyone ever made comments about your drinking or drug use?
  • Have you ever made promises to yourself to cut down or quit?
  • Has your drinking or drug use interfered with work or school?
  • Have you experienced financial problems because of your use of alcohol or drugs?
  • Have you had legal problems related to your use of alcohol or drugs?
  • Do people ever question you about why you drink or use?
  • Do you have feelings of remorse, guilt or shame following a period of using alcohol or drug use?
  • Do you drink or use drugs to escape from your worries?
  • Do you drink or use drugs to build your self-confidence?
  • Have you ever experienced loss of memory when drinking?
  • Do you drink or use drugs alone?
  • Is drinking or drug use harming your reputation?
  • Has drinking or drug use interfered with sleeping?
  • Has your drinking or drug use decreased your ambition?
  • Have you lost time from work because of drinking or drug use?

If you have answered “YES” to even a few of the questions, chances are that you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs. Please call us at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800 and speak with our assessment staff. The call is free of charge and completely confidential. We're here to help.


The following signs and symptoms have been compiled from various sources including the CDC and National Council on Substance Abuse.

Please remember: If a person shows any of the following symptoms, it does NOT automatically mean that they’re on drugs. It could be stress, symptoms of depression, an illness or something else.

Whatever the cause, they may warrant attention, especially if the signs persist. Seek competent medical advice, a mental health professional or a licensed counselor.

Physical Signs of Drug/Alcohol Abuse

  • Loss of/increase in appetite, any changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination
  • Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness
  • Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual; blank stare
  • Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands
  • Puffy face, blushing or paleness
  • Smell of substance on breath, body or clothes
  • Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness
  • Runny nose; hacking cough
  • Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet
  • Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating
  • Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head
  • Irregular heartbeat

Behavioral Signs of Drug/Alcohol Abuse

  • Change in overall attitude/personality with no other identifiable cause
  • Changes in friends; new hang-outs; sudden avoidance of old crowd; doesn't want to talk about new friends; friends are known drug users
  • Change in activities or hobbies
  • Drop in grades at school or performance at work; skips school or is late for school
  • Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities
  • Difficulty in paying attention, forgetfulness
  • General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, "I don't care" attitude
  • Sudden oversensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful behavior
  • Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness
  • Silliness or giddiness
  • Paranoia
  • Excessive need for privacy; unreachable
  • Secretive or suspicious behavior
  • Car accidents
  • Chronic dishonesty
  • Unexplained need for money, stealing money or items
  • Change in personal grooming habits
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

If you or someone you know is showing more than one of these signs, then complete our confidential online assessment.

Signs of Relapse 

The Gorski-CENAPS model identifies phases and warning signs for relapse. If you see warning signs like these, you or someone you know may be at risk of relapse:

  1. Return to denying there's a problem
  2. Avoidance and defensive behavior
  3. Crisis building
  4. Immobilization (inability to take any action)
  5. Confusion and overreaction
  6. Depression
  7. Behavioral loss of control
  8. Recognition of loss of control
  9. Option reduction (feeling trapped and that there are only 3 ways out - insanity, suicide or drug use)
  10. Acute relapse episode

The following are “warning phases” from the Gorski-CENAPS model—changes in behavior which signal the onset of a relapse.

  • Stopping or decreasing recovery-related activities
  • Isolating from friends, family and peers in recovery
  • Becoming defensive in response to questions about your well-being
  • The inability to stop thinking about alcohol and other drugs
  • Becoming confused, irritable or angry
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Excessive worrying about others instead of self

Important Note: Intervention during any of these phases CAN re-engage you in recovery!

Are you struggling with your recovery? Experiencing any of the warning signs above?

Call us now at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800, before things get worse. We CAN help!

10 Dangers Leading to Relapse

If you are experiencing the following situations, you may be in danger of relapse. Please ask for help!

  • Being in the presence of alcohol and/or other drugs, those who are drinking or using
  • Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger, but also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety
  • Positive feelings that make you want to "celebrate"
  • Boredom
  • Getting high on any drug
  • Physical pain
  • Listening to war stories and dwelling on getting high
  • Suddenly having a lot of cash
  • Not informing your doctor about your recovery program. (Prescriptions medications can lead to improper use and new dependencies; this is a frequent road to relapse.)
  • Becoming complacent—the recovering person can convince himself and sometimes others that he or she doesn't have a problem—and relapses

Are you or someone you care about in danger of relapsing?

If you feel you're at risk or you think a loved one may be, please call Support Systems Homes at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800 before the situation gets worse.