Help me hope my brother.
February 17, 2011 12:59 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an inpatient rehab center in Northern California for my brother. He is early 30s, extremely depressed, and mainly has a problem with alcohol but also cocaine to a lesser extent.

I don't really have any specifications except that a religious-based facility would not be ideal. Cost is not too much of a concern, but just needs to be something affordable for a middle class family. A facility that focuses on the addiction(s) and also depression would be great. The internet comes up with many options, but I would prefer to have personal recommendations. He does have insurance, but I don't know what it covers at this point.

Thanks in advance.
posted by sacrifix to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
No personal experience, but I've driven by this place literally a thousand times. It's been around for a long time, anyway.
posted by mollymayhem at 1:16 PM on February 17, 2011

When I lived in Sonoma County, California, I attended 12-step meetings at Azure Acres -- it seemed like a very peaceful place with a strong recovery program.
posted by elmay at 2:40 PM on February 17, 2011

I asked here at work and the person who handles that says she usually uses either the Center for Recovery at John Muir Medical Center or MPI in Oakland. She also commented that most of these programs call for a full year of follow up counseling after treatment so choosing someplace your brother can easily get to for these meetings as well is important.
posted by agatha_magatha at 3:20 PM on February 17, 2011

I know an awesome place in Huntington Beach, which is not Northern California. I cannot recommend it enough, though, and its price point is considerably lower than most. They specialize in exactly what your brother is suffering from, which is called duel-diagnosis. Please memail me for further details.
posted by item at 4:40 PM on February 17, 2011

Duffy's in the Napa area seems to be popular. I looked into it. Toured it. If he is not on psych meds (i think is their rule) it might be a great fit for him. I liked it. Spacious. Is he ready to quit cocaine?
posted by CruisinForABruisin at 11:06 AM on February 18, 2011

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