Drug & Alcohol Rehab
in Laguna Niguel, CA

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If you or someone you care about is struggling with drug or alcohol dependence, it may seem like everything seems so hopeless and you’re not sure where to start. Although addiction is a disease, it can be effectively treated when evidence-based treatments are explored. Long term addiction recovery is possible.

Learn about how a sober life can be achieved if you or a loved one can apply an holistic addiction treatment approach.

What is Addiction Rehab (Rehabilitation)?

When we speak about addiction ‘rehab’, we refer to the combination of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments applied to resolve dependencies on prescription drugs, recreational and illegal substances. Addiction rehab has higher chances of long term 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 in the form of aftercare.

Facts & Statistics about Addiction in Laguna Niguel

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 Laguna Niguel?

By integrating treatment approaches, treatment experts can help you to identify and treat the root causes of your substance dependencies. By learning healthy coping mechanisms you can tackle substance abuse while tackling the obvious symptoms of the disorder.

Private Residential Programs

A residential treatment program requires you to live at the treatment facility and receive all your treatment on the property. One of the main benefits is having access to round-the-clock treatment and support.

By taking yourself away from your home environment and residing at the rehab facility you can protect yourself against the triggers that keep you trapped in the cycle of substance dependence.

You can finish your treatment program and avoid relapse more effectively when you stay in a secure facility which is protective and supportive. If you struggle with a serious substance dependency, or if you suffer from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring illness, a residential rehab program is strongly recommended.

You can begin the initial steps to sobriety by taking part in a residential rehab program, however to overcome the difficulty of the early stages of addiction recovery, you need to work at it constantly. On completion of your residential rehab program, you must transition towards further independence as you consider your goals for your new substance-free life.

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Sober Living Programs

Sober living programs are structured with the needed guidance to help people in recovery get what they want from life. They assist you through:

  1. A house manager checking in on you regularly
  2. Setting the boundaries for acceptable behavior in recovery
  3. Getting guidance and companionship from other individuals who have similar difficulties

Detox Only Programs

The initial stage of a treatment program is a detox, which removes any traces of substances from your body and addresses your dependency on it. Withdrawing from drugs or alcohol is the body’s response to detoxification, as it starts getting used to functioning without drugs or alcohol.

Once you overcome the worst of physical withdrawal you will continue on your rehab journey, working to heal from the underlying causes of psychological dependency in order to end the cycle . It is normal to confront withdrawal and cravings for a few weeks after the substance has been flushed from your system. Rehab will help you learn coping skills that are designed so that you do not relapse.

Outpatient Programs

By enrolling in an outpatient program you have more flexibility, by visiting the rehabilitation center for treatment weekly and maintain work or family commitments.

Outpatient programs offer value through:

  1. Education on substance dependence
  2. Therapy and psychological interventions such as group and individualized therapy – Outpatient treatment programs should last between a few months to over a year, depending on your needs.

Paying for Private Treatment

If you have chosen to continue with private rehab, you will need to pay for treatment yourself or start a claim through your healthcare policy. Many insurance providers will provide cover for parts of your rehab treatment, including medical detox, rehab programs, and any medicines you may require. The amount you can claim will be set by your provider and your policy agreement.

You should identify how much cover you can access before signing up for a treatment program. Our Verify Your Insurance page can help you determine eligibility for cover.

If you choose not to claim from your health insurance plan, you are responsible for the cost of your treatment. In some cases, it may be possible to opt in to a payment plan if the total cost is too much upfront.

State Funded Programs

If you want to address your substance or alcohol problems but have limited resources to pay for private rehab, you should consider a state-funded rehabilitation program.

With the assistance of stipends from a combination of state, federal and Medicaid budgets, these rehab programs remove financial barriers to rehab by offering:

  1. Medically-managed drug or alcohol detox
  2. Treatment services and extended support

Those with no private healthcare insurance or live in households with lower joint income may enroll for a state-funded rehab program. To start the application, you will need to give:

  1. Medical information around your addiction issues
  2. Evidence of living arrangements
  3. Proof of your earnings
  4. Certification that shows you can reside legally in the US

Visit here for more details about the application process.

This booklet has your state agency’s contact details.

You can also download this file – https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/single-state-agencies-directory-08232019.pdf – for your state agency’s direct contact details.

The following state-funded addiction rehab programs are available in Laguna Niguel:

Maintaining Addiction Recovery in Laguna Niguel

Being active in recovery can be hard when you complete your treatment program. When you were in rehab the environment was controlled and you had support from professionals.

Once you leave rehab there may be new triggers that put your coping skills to the test. Long term sobriety is more difficult to maintain when you have had a severe dependency and do not have social support when you leave rehab. 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 Laguna Niguel:

Aftercare & Alumni Programs

Aftercare programs provide extended support to you when you leave the rehab center. Unfortunately Relapse can occur in 60% of individuals, and due to the natural events of life post-rehab, having extended support is an integral part of your journey in recovery.

When your program is close to finishing, we will discuss the therapies and counseling most helpful for your long-term recovery and any appropriate aftercare provisions will be devised to assist you. Clients who complete their rehab programs will gain access to an alumni community program like ours, which gives you the chance to interact with peers and staff.

With the support from this network you will attend special events and receive motivation and advice from other people who are in recovery long-term. You may want to pay the favor forward, by offering your support to other people who may need it.

Support groups (fellowship meetings)

Support groups will always be a key resource because they integrate social structures into addiction recovery. Addiction support groups like AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) provide regular support utilizing the 12-step model and group sessions.

You will be empowered from lived experiences of others and share your own at support group meetings. Companionship, 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 individuals living in an addicted household are impacted more than other individuals. It’s not just the person with the substance misuse who is hurt, the other people in the family need support too. By a family support group, you will manage stressful situations more efficiently, and be able to support your family member in recovery.

Some important support groups for families and children affected by addiction 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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