Spanish-speaking substance abuse rehab facilities in Oakland can help an ever-growing percentage of the American population address higher than normal rates of drug and alcohol addiction among Hispanic women and men face in the United States. One of the biggest hurdles Hispanic men and women have to deal with while tackling addiction problems is the availability of centers with staff prepared to deliver rehab services in Spanish. Another obstacle is that fact that many Hispanic men and women may not even be an U.S. citizen, hence won't have health insurance coverage to cover the cost of treatment, and many are under the poverty line so they cannot self-pay either.
Because many aspects of a drug and alcohol treatment program revolve around one-on-one communication with physicians, therapists, etc. a person who speaks no English is immediately at a disadvantage at a treatment program where Spanish speaking services are not available to them. But there are programs that offer Spanish speaking services and staff who can be of help to them in their own language. Fortunately, many of these facilities get the financial challenges that these individuals also have, and deliver treatment at little or no cost. Spanish-speaking alcohol and drug treatment facilities are more often located in the densely populated areas of cities where Hispanics live.