Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Aliso Viejo

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Because of the difficulties that are associated with alcohol and drug dependence, many individuals do not know where to turn. Fortunately long term abstinence can be achieved if you utilize proven rehabilitation strategies because addiction is treatable.

In this guide we further explain how an holistic treatment approach can encourage you or a loved one to begin and sustain sober living.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

Addiction ‘rehabilitation’ is the process of medical care and therapy to address your dependence on drugs including illegal drugs, prescription drugs and alcohol. Addiction rehab has the best chance of long term recovery success if it is customized to the unique needs of the client and includes medically-assisted detoxification, inpatient or outpatient programs, and relapse management techniques such as aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Aliso Viejo

Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder, by Drug Type

    • 2,7578.5%Any Substance
    • 2,0886.4%Alcohol
    • 1,0683.3%Ilicit Drugs
    • 2060.6%Pain Medication

Drug- and Alcohol-Induced Deaths by Age Group, California, 2016

Per 100,000 Population
  • Alcohol-Induced
  • Drug-Induced
    • 18 to 250.5
    • 9.6
    • 26 to 354.3
    • 13.9
    • 36 to 6424.2
    • 22.9
    • 65+23.7
    • 9.4

Drug Use, by Selected Type and Age Group California, 2015 to 2016

  • 12 to 17
  • 18 to 25
  • 26+
    • Marijuana*13.2%
    • 34.0%
    • 13.5%
    • Misuse of Pain Medications3.5%
    • 8.0%
    • 4.3%
    • Cocaine0.8%
    • 7.2%
    • 1.8%
    • Heroin0%
    • 0.4%
    • 0.2%

What are the treatment options available in Aliso Viejo?

By integrating treatment models, addiction specialists can help you to isolate and treat the root causes of your drug dependencies. While treating the symptoms of dependence is vital, you also must build coping strategies to address the issues that lead to your drug or alcohol addiction.

Private Residential Programs

Stay at the facility where you are receiving addiction treatment, you are taking part in a residential addiction treatment program. A primary benefit is the ability to receive holistic support and treatment throughout the day. There is enormous value in taking yourself away from the home environment and becoming fully engaged in the rehab program, because you are no longer vulnerable to the stressors and triggers that may have caused you to abuse substances.

By choosing to stay in a safe environment that is designed to be supportive, you have a better chance of finishing your addiction treatment program while protecting yourself against relapse and its potential pitfalls. A residential treatment program provides the best solution when you have a dual diagnosis, an intense substance dependency or co-occurring conditions. Addiction recovery is achievable if you partake in a residential rehab program, but if you expect to maintain sober living you will need to rise above the challenges that are associated with the first year of recovery. Upon completion of your residential rehab program, you must transition towards further independence as you set goals for your new sober life.

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Sober Living Programs

You can develop the skills necessary to stay sober by engaging in a sober living program, which will guide you through the transitional period. This can be achieved by:

  1. Check-ins every day from a house manager
  2. Building frameworks for good recovery behavior
  3. Nurturing new relationships with other people who are going through similar types of experiences

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs are easier to adjust to so that you can continue your work/life obligations and still undergo treatments, by coming to the rehab facility weekly.

Outpatient programs will help you with:

  1. Education about substance misuse
  2. Counseling services and therapy by facilitating group settings or one-on-one sessions – The duration of an outpatient program is three months and may last longer than a year, this will depend on your personal needs.

Detox Only Programs

Taking part in a detox program is a vital step in rehab as it helps address your physical dependency by eliminating substances from your body. Symptoms of withdrawal typically begin during the detox phase because your body will need to adapt without substances it was dependent on. This process of detoxification starts the recovery process, which will continue as you face the causes of your addictive behavior so that you can avoid repeating the cycle in the early stages of recovery.

Once the substance has been removed from your system you may still experience cravings for it, including some withdrawal symptoms for for a few weeks. Rehab will help you learn coping skills that are designed so that you protect yourself from relapse.

Paying for Private Treatment

Private treatment will need to be paid self-funded or claimed through your health insurance. Many private insurance providers will contribute to some of the costs of a rehab program, which could help with a detox, rehab program and aftercare provisions.

The amount you are eligible for will depend on your provider and your agreement. We recommend that you check to see the amount you can claim on your policy before you take part in a treatment plan. Visit our Verify Your Insurance page to learn about the cover you qualify for.

If you don’t get cover from your insurance provider, you will need to pay the treatment centre directly. Many treatment centers extend payment plans to clients who find the cost to be prohibitive.

State Funded Programs

State-funded rehabilitation programs are beneficial for those who struggle with alcohol or substance dependencies and who may not be in a situation to fund private rehab. Using stipends from state, federal and Medicaid budgets, state-funded treatment programs can remove financial barriers to treatment by offering:

  1. Medically-assisted detox programs
  2. Rehab therapy and ongoing support

State-funded treatment programs are designed to help individuals with little disposable income or those with little to no health insurance. To apply you will need:

  1. Proof of living arrangements
  2. Proof of income
  3. Details about your addiction from your medical history and details about your substance issues
  4. Proof that you live in the US legally

Click here to learn more about applying.

To find the contact details for your state agency, this pdf provides the needed information

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Aliso Viejo:

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Aliso Viejo

Leaving the comfort of residential rehab and returning home can prove difficult for people new to recovery. At rehab you were in a professionally supported, safe environment.

When you leave, you may encounter new challenges or triggers that test your coping skills in ways you may not have anticipated. Clients who had severe dependencies find long term recovery more difficult when they leave rehab if they do not have a social support structure. Relapse can happen if you don’t have the appropriate aftercare or support to guide you into your new future.

The following AA/NA meetings are available in Aliso Viejo:

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    First Presbyterian Church – Westminster

    Open, Just for Today and Study:
    7702 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA 92683
    Wednesday: 7:30 PM

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    AA - Womens Discussion And 10 Min Speaker

    Open, Women and Babysitting Available:
    5 Pursuit, Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
    Tuesday: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

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    AA - First Presbyterian Church – Westminster

    Open, Just for Today and Study:
    7702 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA 92683
    Wednesday: 7:30 PM

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Relapse rates can peak as high as 60%, and because life can be unpredictable, relapse prevention & support is an invaluable service to support your long-term recovery. As you draw closer to finishing your rehab program, we will support you to develop an aftercare package that includes a range of services most helpful to your long-term recovery.

Alumni programs are a useful bonus to completing treatment and gives you community based support with ex-clients and staff members. You will have access to special events and receive guidance and encouragement from ex-clients who are also in recovery long-term. You may also like to return the favor by being supportive to others.

Support Groups (Fellowship Meetings)

Support groups are an integral component of long-term recovery because social responsibilities enable long-lasting sobriety.

To maintain addiction recovery, will benefit from long-term recovery support if you join groups like Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous and attend any 12-step meetings. During support group meetings, you can share and listen to other member’s recovery stories from other members. Friendship, empowerment and accountability for our actions are key to long-term recovery, and meetings provide many with the necessary tools to stay sober.

Support for Families & Children Affected by Addiction

Some people living in an addicted household are affected more than other individuals. It isn’t just the person with the dependency who is impacted, other family members need help too. Family support groups provide you with important coping strategies for your own life and allow you to offer greater support to the person who has the dependency.

Examples of Family and Child Support Groups include:

  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
  • SMART Recovery Family & Friends
  • NAMI Family Support Groups
  • Al-Anon
  • Families Anonymous
  • Alateen
  • Nar-Anon

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