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Resources for Addiction Recovery

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 treatment, and outpatient treatment programs. We also have multiple sober living environments located throughout Santa Clara County for additional recovery support.

Addiction Resources​

Alanon and Alateen: https://al-anon.org/

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services: https://www.aa.org/

Santa Clara County Alcoholics Anonymous: http://www.aasanjose.org
24 Hr Hotline: (408) 374-8511

Resources for Addiction Recovery

Narcotics Anonymous World Services: https://www.na.org/

Greater San Jose Area of Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.sjna.org/

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://www.drugabuse.gov/

Health and Medical Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.nami.org/

Legal Advocacy

Support Systems Homes advocates within the legal system on behalf of its clients. We work very closely with the criminal justice system—attorneys, judges, probation officers, and parole officers—to coordinate treatment for individuals with legal issues.

Have you been court-ordered to attend a treatment program? Come to Support Systems Homes – you can expect the following services from our legal assistance:

If you’re in one of our programs and have legal issues, we can help with the following:

  • -Coordination with referring entities 
  • -Generation of acceptance letters, progress reports, and termination or completion letters.
  • -Court accompaniment 
  • -Information and referrals

We at Support Systems Homes believe treatment and supportive living are vital stepping-stones to successful recovery.  We believe in treating clients with dignity and respect.

For additional information, please contact our main office at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800.

List of Signs of Substance Abuse

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. 

Physical Signs

  • 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

  • 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 Common Relapse Dangers

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

10 Dangers Leading to Relapse

  • 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 is, please call Support Systems Homes at 408-370-9688 or 800-811-1800 before the situation gets worse.