Substance use disorder (SUD) is a complex disease that the DSM-V classifies as a mental illness. People in active addiction do not have complete access to their normal thought processes because their drug of choice has hijacked the decision-making part of the brain. SUD, colloquially known as addiction or alcoholism, is not a sign of weakness or poor character. Addiction is a disease that comes from both genetic and environmental factors and usually needs medical treatment to recover from. Rehab offers a pathway to recovery for people in active addiction who want to make a change and regain control of their life. Finding a good rehab facility can seem like an insurmountable task. But if you’re looking for the best rehab in Orange County, there are several great options available.
Blue Coast Behavioral Health in Orange County, CA
Our facility specifically offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for people suffering with addiction and mental illness. We cater to dual diagnosis cases as well, which means both addiction and an underlying mood disorder are present (such as depression, bipolar, ADHD, etc). Addiction experts recommend outpatient as the third step in the recovery process, preceded by a clinical detox and 30-90 days of inpatient rehab. Outpatient follows these steps as the first taste of freedom in recovery but with added guidance and accountability.
It is crucial for people in recovery to progress into leading their own independent lives. Each case varies with how long the person needs to be committed to inpatient care, since relapse risk is the highest early in recovery. No one can live in rehab forever, but it is too often the case that individuals get out of inpatient care and immediately return to their drug of choice. There are few things more demoralizing than using on the first day out of treatment, but it’s so often the case when there are no outpatient plans. That’s where outpatient comes in: addiction counselors will help individuals work through their aftercare plan, and random drug tests assist to keep some outside accountability.
Our Detox and Inpatient Rehabs
The Blue Coast facilities are owned and maintained alongside our detox and residential care facilities. We operate our inpatient centers under New Start Recovery, so we offer a full spectrum of care. This includes treatment options for alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids, amphetamines, cocaine, and more. Every treatment plan at Blue Coast and New Start is uniquely tailored to each individual’s needs. No recovery journey is exactly the same, and treatment outcomes are best when individuals get enough attention from counselors and therapists.
This is why we maintain a high staff-to-client ratio at both Blue Coast and New Start. We ensure that each person who comes through our program will have their needs understood and met. We also guide clients with aftercare plans, crisis management, building a fellowship network, and other cornerstones of substance use disorder treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or a mental health disorder, our counselors are available 24/7 by phone: 855-997-4702