Like many other places in the United States, the years-long opioid addiction crisis has affected communities across California, including Hemet. The city, located in the San Jacinto Valley, is part of the Inland Empire, which is made up of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Per the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, in 2020, the opioid crisis affected both counties. Collectively, in both counties:

  • 688 deaths related to any opioid overdose occurred (400 – Riverside; 288 – San Bernardino)
  • 1802 emergency department visits related to any opioid overdoses occurred (1,022 – Riverside; 780 – San Bernardino)
  • 469 hospitalizations related to any opioid overdoses occurred (272 – Riverside; 197 – San Bernardino)

While opioid medications are therapeutic in recommended dosages, they are still potent drugs that are abused for their effects, such as euphoria and relaxation. Abuse potential is high with these drugs, so states, including California, have cracked down on medical professionals overprescribing these medications.

According to the dashboard, 1,082,995 opioid prescriptions were issued in Riverside County in 2020. In San Bernardino County, 983,660 opioid prescriptions were issued that year. Prescription opioids are involved in many opioid deaths, and state health and law enforcement officials are aware of this.

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), while the state has cut down on unsafe prescribing practices, opioid prescriptions are still the leading cause of opioid fatalities despite its crackdown efforts. Heroin, fentanyl, and amphetamine overdose deaths are also on the rise, it says.

Per the CDPH, “The opioid epidemic continues to evolve and impose a serious threat to the health of all individuals throughout the state.” It also says that the opioid abuse and overdose epidemic are connected to other trends in California, such as rising rates of social inequities, homelessness, and mental illness. Without professional help, addiction is likely to continue and worsen a person’s health and situation.

Illegally made fentanyl, a deadly opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine, is largely responsible for the sharp increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths. If you are using street drugs, you may unknowingly take drugs like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana that have been cut with fentanyl. This happens to a lot of people, and some do not survive their injuries after taking these drugs.

CHAT Drug Rehab in Hemet, CA

If you or someone you know is battling a hard-to-conquer opioid addiction, California Highlands Addiction Treatment (CHAT) can help. We offer opioid detox, addiction treatment, and mental health care a short 30-minute or so drive from Hemet. If you complete your program here, you will have one-on-one individualized care. We keep our client-to-clinician ratio low to ensure you get the attention you deserve.

We offer the following services:


Medical detox is a critical part of the recovery process. If you have been misusing opioids or taking them regularly, your body likely will react when you don’t take them in the same quantity or at all. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable to the point where someone will go back to using them just to make the discomfort stop. Unfortunately, an on-again, off-again cycle of drug use can cause someone to overdose and suffer fatal injuries.

Medical detox avoids this scenario. It also avoids quitting a drug cold turkey without medical support. We medically monitor our patients 24/7 during this process and will respond to any medical emergencies they may encounter as they withdraw from chronic opioid use. If you undergo this process, you may be given medications and other aids to help you through it. You could receive a tapering schedule that gradually cuts the amount of the drug you’re taking until the body can get used to not having as much of it in its system.

Once you complete detoxification, you can move on to a setting that allows you to focus on your opioid use disorder (OUD) and learn what you need to do next.


Once you complete detox, you will enter our on-site inpatient/residential treatment program. During this time, you will stay in a serene environment that offers a private, comfortable place to address opioid addiction and learn ways to heal. We treat the whole person, so you will receive help with the mental and emotional aspects of addiction, not just the physical ones. You will receive therapies and counseling that help you understand your opioid use disorder and how you can manage triggers and cravings that can lead to relapse.

We offer individual and group therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which teaches you how to correct self-defeating, irrational thinking, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which teaches you self-acceptance, mindfulness, and how to manage yourself and your relationships.

Inpatient/residential treatment gives you the time and space you need to focus on yourself without distractions. We offer care for mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and we can talk with you about medicated-assisted treatment (MAT), which is widely used for people with opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Some people recovering from opioid misuse have found success with MAT, which combines government-approved prescription medications and intensive behavioral therapy. One of the benefits is that it keeps people focused on their recovery and helps them avoid relapse as they take the steps toward full-time sobriety.


When you leave CHAT, you will still have us with you to help you manage your new life in recovery. This transition period can be challenging for people, so we are here to help you find sober-living housing, employment, long-term counseling, support groups, and other resources to help you make the transition to recovery as smooth as possible.

Opioid Detox in Hemet, CA, FAQ

CHAT accepts patients from communities throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, as well as those who live outside our area. We are standing by, ready to provide you or your loved one with sound, rigorously tested, evidence-based opioid treatment.

As you consider entering opioid detox, you likely have questions. Below, we answer some we get frequently. Please call or email us with any questions you have or if you need more information about anything you see here. We know this is an important decision, so we are glad to help in any way we can.

How Long Is Rehab?

Ideally, rehab should take as long as you need it. You can attend opioid rehab and detox for up to 90 days (three months) or longer if needed. A 90-day stay aligns with what the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends. It highlights research that shows longer rehab stays can make treatment effective. We will be upfront with you about your rehab needs and expectations for your recovery. Each person is different, so your experience with us will be different from someone else’s.

Does CHAT Provide Transportation?

If you are coming to us from outside our area, we can arrange transportation to pick you up and bring you to our facility so you can start your program. You must make and pay for your travel arrangements. Once your program ends, we will get you back to your pickup point so that you can return home. We understand transportation can be a hurdle for many people, but we don’t want that to deter you from getting help. Please call us so we can further discuss your travel concerns.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Your program for opioid detox and rehab will cost according to what you need for your recovery. As you consider treatment, you can review certain factors that largely affect your costs, such as:

  • Whether you’ll complete treatment at a standard or luxury rehab
  • How long you’ll need to stay on-site vs. receiving outpatient treatment
  • Therapies and counseling you’ll need
  • Medications and other recovery essentials
  • Travel incidentals if you go away from home for treatment

Some rehab stays cost thousands of dollars for some patients, but again, this is unique to their situation.

Do I Have to Travel?

Yes, you will be required to travel to our Banning, California, facility to receive treatment here. Please call us with your travel concerns.

What Insurance Carriers Does CHAT Take?

CHAT accepts many major insurance carriers. If your insurance provider is in-network with us, this could lower your treatment costs. We can call your provider to confirm what is covered, or you can call. Some of our in-network providers are:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield
  • CareFirst BlueChoice
  • Cigna

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance companies to cover substance use disorder and mental health disorder treatment in some capacity. Still, that doesn’t mean all insurers offer the same coverage for these services. As part of your planning, you will want to ask your insurance provider about any financial responsibilities you would be responsible for when you start treatment. We can go over some payment options with you as you consider your costs.

Call us today to start your recovery from opioid addiction. The sooner you call, the sooner you can start rebuilding your life.

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