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Orange County Rehab

If you’re looking for treatment at an Orange County rehab, there are many options for all levels of care. Rehab facilities offer a range of services that start at clinical supervised detox, then residential care, then PHP, then IOP and aftercare. The level of care needed varies depending on each individual case. Most people struggling with substance use disorder do well to start with detox and work their way through the other levels of care. So how does Orange County rehab work, exactly?

Addictions that Orange County Rehab Help With

Although addiction looks different for everyone, there are commonalities between all types of substance abuse. The most common reasons for treatment are the abuse of:

  • Opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone (OxyContin), hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Percocet, and other prescription opiates
  • Benzodiazepines (“benzos”) such as Xanax, Valium, Halcion, Ativan, Librium, and Klonopin
  • Alcohol
  • Stimulants such as meth, amphetamines, and cocaine

Most addicts have a particular drug of choice, although many use several substances concurrently (which can be fatal with certain combinations). Although each drug affects people differently, the problems that result from substance use disorder tend to be the same across the spectrum. Rehabs focus on treating those common problems.

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How Does Rehab Treat Addiction?

People who are suffering from substance use disorder benefit from several aspects of treatment to work back toward a clean and sober lifestyle. The most important treatments in rehab are:

  • Clinical Detox: Withdrawals are usually uncomfortable and, with some substances, potentially fatal if not done under clinical supervision (primarily benzos, alcohol, and barbiturates). Clinical detox gives individuals strictly supervised and monitored access to withdrawal medication that eases the process and makes it more comfortable. By the end of 7-10 days, individuals are already tapered off any withdrawal medications.
  • Psychotherapy: Rehab offers several forms of therapy, including individual, group, and family therapy. These use evidence-based modalities that are proven to work for many addicts and alcoholics in recovery.
  • Exposure Therapy: A big part of treatment is acclimating people in recovery to a life without drugs or alcohol, and reminding them that there is joy to be found while clean and sober. Exposure therapy helps to reinforce this and rewire the brain’s neuropathways to move away from the compulsive drug-seeking that defines addiction.
  • Crisis Planning: Addiction is a chronic disease, and it does not get “cured” once an individual completes a rehab program. It is a lifelong disease that must be managed. That being said, there are results-proven methods of managing addiction. Crisis planning helps set up individuals for success during unforeseen crisis situations (when relapse risk is high).
  • Setting up for Aftercare: A sober support network is another crucial element to addiction recovery. Aftercare often also includes setting up with an individual therapist to help with the transition back to independent living.
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When all of these areas are taken care of, individuals are being set up for success in long term recovery. If you or a loved one is seeking help for an addiction problem, our counselors are available 24/7 by phone: 855-997-4702