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answered 11:57 PM EST, Thu September 03, 2015
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I was wondering where in Ca near sacamento, Redding, clearlake and surrounding areas is there free or low cost inpatient rehab for heroin addiction that doesnt require a huge downpayment? Looking to help my daughter, Thanks

James Cloughley Says...

Greetings--thank you for making ChooseHelp your source of accurate information. 

To begin, I don't mean to make this any more difficult for you than it is but here are a couple of options for you to consider at this time. One--I need a bit more information before can suggest an answer for you:

1. Does your daughter want to go to a program at this time?

2. Does she want to attend a female specific program or a co-ed program?  

3. How long a program would she be interested in? Ranging from 28 days (more typical) up to 6 months with a variety of lengths available in between-60 days, 3 months, 6 months? 

4. What are the financial parameters?

5. Medical detox is difficult to find for free apparently so will she have access to a medical doctor who knows something about drug addiction and detox protocols who would be willing to work with your daughter prior to attending a program?

You could send me the information that I have requested and then I could get back to you with some suggestions. We could spend a bit of time going back and forth and according to your responses we could spend more time OR

The other option for you and likely the better option would be for you to check out the various programs and then choose which one fits your criteria the best. Since you know the areas you would like to investigate you would be able to get as close as possible to the general area you outlined. 

Accurate and comprehensive information is your greatest asset in all of this. I would suggest going to: http://www.sober-solutions.com/addiction-treatment-centers/ where you will find answers to most if not all of your questions. It sounds as though time is of the essence and I know that there is a small window of opportunity during which an addict will agree to seek treatment help. 

Please understand that whichever option you choose will be the right one for you. I know it sounds like a great deal of work but you can get direct answers to your questions immediately, using option 2, which will certainly serve you and your daughter well in your pursuit of the best program for what you can afford. Also, it doesn't always follow that the more money you pay the better the program. There are some really good programs available that are not overly expensive but you need to look hard to find them. Each client that decides to attend a program will have his/her own specifics that need to be satisfied, as well, in order for them to experience the best possible outcome.

I hope that this response has been helpful to you but if you are still in doubt please don't hesitate to get back to us so that we can continue to help you with this most difficult family issue.

I wish you and your daughter success on this journey, all the best, James C. 

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