Race, ethnicity and culture all have an impact on mental health. When treating alcohol and substance abuse, it’s important to consider each individual’s spiritual and cultural beliefs.

Ranch Creek Recovery offers a wide variety of services to help Native Americans recover from substance abuse and regain control of their lives. We also have experience addressing historical trauma in specific racial groups and ethnic groups.

Amenities at Our Native American Treatment Centers

At Ranch Creek Recovery, our staff members understand the cultural and spiritual beliefs of each Native American organization, allowing them to deliver customized addiction treatment and mental health services. Ranch Creek Recovery is an addiction and mental health treatment center in Murrieta, CA that has plenty of amenities to help you relax and focus on your recovery.

When you come to Ranch Creek Recovery, you’ll stay in a room with comfortable furniture and linens. You’ll also have access to a private bath and well-appointed common areas, including a well-stocked kitchen and relaxing patio. Whether you want to spend time alone or talk with other residents about your recovery, you’ll enjoy a serene environment free from the stresses of daily life.

“Ranch Creek Recovery saved my life. I came into RCR lost and broken, trying to get back on track in my life. As a result of this great team of counselors/psychologists, I’ve done more than restore my life; I’ve reached new goals and gained so many life skills that go far beyond just being sober. I love and appreciate all the staff. Know that if you have a willing heart to change, you’re in the right place.”

– Joshua

Navigating Payment and Insurance

We accept various insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem BlueCross, Cigna, and more. Our team will help you verify your coverage and understand your out-of-pocket costs, making the financial aspect of treatment as stress-free as possible. We are committed to helping you access the care you need in our substance abuse inpatient programs.

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Residential Substance Abuse Treatment

Our residential treatment options are ideal for people who need a supportive environment where they can focus on recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Although it’s possible to recover at home, many people lack support from their family members. They may also live with people who drink, use drugs or engage in other unhealthy behaviors, making it difficult to abstain from substance abuse.

When you arrive at Ranch Creek Recovery, you’ll undergo a thorough assessment to help us determine the best way to treat your addiction. Based on the results of this assessment, we may recommend that you stay with us for 30, 60 or 90 days. We offer different lengths of stay to ensure you receive personalized treatment that’s appropriate for your medical and mental health history.

The Residential Treatment Experience

On your first day at Ranch Creek Recovery, you’ll have time to get settled and prepare to begin your recovery. Your daily schedule will depend on the results of your initial assessment; for example, you may need individual therapy to address a dual diagnosis or group therapy to recover from alcohol abuse. When you’re not receiving treatment services, you’ll have time to relax on the patio or meditate in your room.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

Our rehab centers also offer outpatient treatment for addiction and mental illness. The outpatient program is available in Temecula, California, making it a convenient option for anyone who lives in Temecula, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Sun City or surrounding areas. Outpatient treatment is ideal if you can’t get a month or more off from work to enter residential treatment or if your addiction is mild and you want to address it before it becomes more severe.

If you enroll in our outpatient treatment program, you’ll come to our Temecula treatment center three days per week for several hours each day. Morning and evening hours are available to suit your schedule. Outpatient treatment programs last for at least 10 weeks, giving you plenty of time to address your substance abuse and receive other mental health services as needed.

The Outpatient Treatment Process

Many treatment facilities use the 12-step approach to treating addictive diseases. Ranch Creek Recovery is different. Our treatment providers believe every treatment plan should be customized to meet your unique needs. Instead of using the 12-step approach, which is the same for everyone in that program, we take the time to ensure your treatment plan matches your addiction history and mental health needs.

When you come to one of our treatment centers, you’ll have access to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and other services to address the underlying causes of your addiction. Our outpatient program also includes meditation and mindfulness to help you overcome any cravings you may have for alcohol or drugs.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Ranch Creek Recovery’s treatment centers also offer dual diagnosis treatment, improving your chances of a successful recovery from addiction. In medical terms, a dual diagnosis — also known as a co-occurring disorder — is a mental illness that exists along with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. For example, someone may struggle with alcohol use and also have depression. As one condition progresses, the other tends to get worse, making it more difficult to treat both problems.

It’s important to treat substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the same time; otherwise, the chances of a successful recovery are much lower. Many people with mental illnesses drink or use drugs to cope with their symptoms; over time, self-medication turns into a vicious cycle, increasing the risk of physical and psychological complications. The most successful treatment programs address all relevant co-occurring disorders to prevent this from happening.

Holistic Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Although it’s important to address the physical effects of substance abuse through traditional healing practices, addiction treatment is more effective when it addresses the whole person. At Ranch Creek Recovery, we offer holistic mental health services to strengthen your mind, body and spirit as you recover from a substance use disorder. We also offer experiential therapies for the native community.

Equine-Assisted Therapy

We offer equine-assisted therapy to build your confidence and help you work through the tough emotions that can contribute to a substance use disorder. Working with horses can also help you learn more about yourself and determine how to set healthy boundaries. If your substance abuse treatment plan includes equine-assisted therapy, you’ll get to work with horses in a supportive environment that ensures your safety while you work through your psychological issues.

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Yoga has many physical and mental health benefits that can help you recover from a substance use disorder. For example, yoga is known to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation and reduce your breathing rate. Yoga may also improve your pain tolerance, helping you deal with chronic pain without turning to alcohol or drugs.

Amino Acid Therapy

When you stop using alcohol or drugs, your body goes through a detox period that can cause nutritional imbalances that make it difficult to recover from a substance use disorder. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, which your body uses for many essential functions. For example, neurotransmitters are proteins used to send messages throughout the nervous system. Neurotransmitter imbalances have been linked to insomnia, depression and other mental health problems. Amino acid therapy ensures you have the amino acids you need to make proteins.


Our holistic treatment options include fitness rehabilitation, which encourages participants to engage in regular physical activity. Fitness rehab also helps participants understand the physical and psychological benefits of exercise. Unlike traditional fitness programs, our fitness rehab options aim to support you every step of the way. Rather than using negative reinforcement, our trainers congratulate you on your progress and adjust your fitness plan as needed to help you meet your goals. Our trainers can also advise you on eating nutritious foods to support your recovery.

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Guided Meditation

Meditation helps you clear your mind, ensuring you can focus on your recovery without a lot of mental distractions. When you meditate, you have the opportunity to gain a new perspective on your life. Meditation also provides stress relief, reduces negative emotions and helps you learn to focus on the present rather than staying stuck in the past.

Types of Substance Abuse Treated

Ranch Creek Recovery treats a variety of substance use disorders, including alcohol addiction, addictions to illicit substances and prescription drug addiction.

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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol use is a significant area of concern within the Native American community. As noted earlier, some Native Americans drink to cope with changes that make it difficult to honor their cultural and spiritual beliefs, leading to chronic alcohol use that increases the risk for chronic liver disease and other serious medical problems.

When you come to Ranch Creek Recovery, you have the opportunity to work with providers who understand your Native American beliefs and have your best interests at heart. Our staff can help you detox from alcohol safely and begin the process of recovering from alcoholism and other substance use disorders.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a powerful painkiller, making it highly addictive. What’s even more concerning is that heroin withdrawal can cause life-threatening side effects, making it difficult to stop using even if you know you have a problem. Ranch Creek Recovery can help you recover from a heroin addiction while honoring your Native American beliefs.

Cocaine Addiction

Long-term cocaine use can cause serious heart problems and other side effects, leading to an increased risk of sudden death. If you need help recovering from cocaine addiction, Ranch Creek Recovery has experienced treatment professionals available to address your physical and psychological needs without violating any of your American Indian beliefs.

Opiate Addiction

Opiates are used to treat severe pain in people who have terminal illnesses or need to undergo invasive surgical procedures. Although they have some valid uses, they’re highly addictive. Just one dose of opioid medication can cause euphoria and other pleasant side effects that make you crave more and more of the substance. Fentanyl addiction is especially harmful, as the drug is 80 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, making it easy to overdose. Ranch Creek Recovery is ready to help you recover from this type of addiction.

Methamphetamine Addiction

Methamphetamine speeds up the central nervous system, leading to excessive talking, increased sex drive, rapid breathing and rapid heart rate. Many people also experience intense feelings of pleasure, increasing their risk of addiction. Ranch Creek Recovery offers personalized treatment for methamphetamine addiction, ensuring you have a safe place to heal.

Insurance Coverage for Native American Addiction Treatment

As a Native American, you may have access to an insurance provider like Tribal Health Services or the Indian Health Service. To qualify for some Indian Health services, you must be an American Indian living in a community supervised by the IHS federal health program. If you don’t qualify for one of these programs, you may be able to use private insurance to pay for residential or outpatient rehab. Many Native Americans use Anthem, an insurance company offering coverage for a wide range of medical and psychological services and is tied up with many rehab centers in California.

If you have insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace or your state’s insurance exchange, your plan must cover at least some services related to addiction treatment and mental health care.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Native Americans

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It’s difficult to determine what percentage of Native Americans use alcohol or illicit substances. This is because there are more than 300 tribal organizations in the United States; each one has its own cultural and social practices, meaning alcohol and drug use are more common in some areas than others. For example, data from the Indian Health Service shows that Native American residents of northern reservations have higher rates of alcohol-related diagnoses than Native American residents of southern reservations.

Additionally, only about one-third of Native Americans live in tribal communities. When researchers at Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration focus on these communities, they lose the opportunity to study the behavior of the other two-thirds of the Native American population. Finally, some researchers include Alaska Natives in their study populations, which may skew the results. Alaska Natives tend to have higher rates of substance abuse, mainly due to rapid industrialization that’s made it difficult for them to maintain their cultural identities. Some Alaska Natives use alcohol or drugs to cope with these changes.

Mental Health in Native Communities

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Certain mental health disorders are also more prevalent in Native American communities. According to Mental Health America and Urban Indian Health Institute, nearly 20% of Native Americans and Alaska Natives reported having a mental illness within the past year. Several factors exacerbate the problem:

  • Lack of awareness of mental health issues and treatment options among the Native American community
  • A low number of health care providers who are sensitive to the cultural and spiritual needs of each Native American
  • Strong desire to seek help from spiritual healers rather than primary care providers or mental health counselors
  • Lack of access to comprehensive health insurance coverage among the Native American community
  • High levels of poverty amongst native Americans make it difficult to seek mental health treatment
  • Limited access to health care services located on tribal lands and native communities

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Take the First Step

Ranch Creek Recovery has compassionate staff members available to provide comprehensive care that honors your Native American cultural and spiritual beliefs. We also understand how important it is to treat the whole person, meaning we can help you strengthen your body and your spirit as you work to recover from active addiction.

To learn more about our Native American treatment programs, call Ranch Creek Recovery at (877) 997-8931. We offer a wide range of clinical and preventive services to help you take control of your life and make the recovery process effective, safe and comfortable for you.