Orange County Alcohol Rehab
Alcohol use disorders damage you, your relationships, your work prospects, your family, and everyone around you. And, while no one chooses to be an addict, you can always choose to get treatment and recover. Only about 1.1 million, or about 7.2% of all persons with alcohol use disorder, get treatment on a given year, but treatment works. In one study, 60% of individuals who attended therapy and follow-up therapy with support groups were still clean and sober after 16 years.
Attending rehab can help you to get your life back. And, if you need help, the medical team at Compassion Recovery Center is here to help. Our staff deliver a combination of medical expertise, Masters-level education, and passion for helping people to become the best versions of themselves. Our alcohol rehab in Orange County offers inpatient and outpatient care, a detox center, and, of course, the beautiful, relaxing scenery of California’s west coast.
If you or a loved one are struggling, our Orange County alcohol rehab center is here, and we are ready to help.
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The Compassion Recovery Alcohol Rehab Center
Our outpatient alcohol rehab is designed to offer full care in our sunny rehab center in Laguna Hills. In most cases, you’ll attend up to 6 hours of treatment per day, focusing on EMDR, REBT, and CBT therapies. You’ll attend group therapy and counseling with your peers. You can bring family for family therapy. And, you’ll have the freedom to spend your days at work, school, or with family depending on your life and responsibilities. This is a Monday to Friday treatment.
Intensive Outpatient or IOP is an alcohol rehab program designed to allow you more time to handle work and responsibilities. For this reason, IOP is better for those who can spend more time going to rehab over time or those who have a lighter addiction. In many cases, we may also recommend IOP as a follow up treatment for someone who has attended rehab and relapsed in the past.
Residential care means that you stay at our facilities in Laguna Beach. This means you benefit from more medical monitoring, more contact with your peers, and more personalization. The primary difference is that you step away from stress and life and focus fully on your recovery. This option is ideal for anyone with a significant alcohol use disorder, someone who has failed recovery multiple times, or anyone looking at Orange Beach as an out of state treatment option.
No matter which method of treatment you choose, you’ll benefit from:
- Master’s level therapists
- Trained and licensed medical staff
- Multiple treatment options tailored to your needs
- Family therapy
- Activities like hiking and kayaking with your peers
- Skills training to help you improve your life
What is Alcohol Rehab Like at Compassion Recovery Center?
However, in most cases, when you enter our Orange County detox, your path to recovery will look something like this:
Intake begins with your consultation and ends with an interview and physical examination. This involves us checking up on your mental and physical health history, assessing your current mental state, and using that information to build a program for you. That program will be tweaked as you move through treatment – but it all starts with intake.
Our alcohol detox center is in Laguna Beach, where you can relax and recover from alcohol use disorder at our own pace. In some cases, we may recommend a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. In others, we’ll offer medical monitoring, counseling, and support as you move through on your own. In most cases, your detox period should be over in about 2 weeks, after which you can move on to full treatment:
- Withdrawal symptoms start at 2-12 hours after your final drink. You’ll likely feel like you have a bad cold with sweats, shaking, and headaches. Most people are also nauseous, and you’ll probably feel anxious, which might be made worse by moving into a recovery center.
- Symptoms worsen over the first 48 hours.
- Symptoms level out after about 4-5 days and then begin to recede. Here, you’re at highest risk for seizures and complications, so monitoring is important.
- A small percentage of patients are at risk for delirium tremens. However, we monitor your health and progression to try to prevent serious side effects.
We offer psychotherapy, namely behavioral therapy, from master’s level therapists. Our treatment options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy. These will help you to process emotions, recognize underlying problems behind addictions, and build new habits, thoughts, and behaviors that will help you move through life without alcohol.
- CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most recommended behavioral treatment for substance use disorders. CBT approaches addiction from a behavioral angle. It works to help you identify underlying behaviors and patterns (thoughts, actions, etc.) that reinforce, enable, and cause addiction so that you can rework and replace those behaviors.
- REBT– Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy approaches negative beliefs and thought patterns as well as irrational beliefs to help you replace them. This therapy is valuable in motivational therapy, because it can help you to identify and replace thought patterns and behaviors preventing you from moving forward with treatment.
- EMDR – Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a behavioral therapy that approaches trauma and behaviors locked in trauma by using exposure therapy.
Compassion Recovery Centers offers licensed counselors who work with you in both one-on-one and in groups. Counseling helps you to work through addiction, cravings, relationships, communication, and your mental health, so you can leave rehab with a solid base to start from.
Our medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs are available where needed to help you navigate alcohol use disorder. If you think you need a MAT program, contact our counselors for a consultation. If we decide that a MAT program is the best treatment for your needs, we’ll discuss that with you ahead of time. In most cases, that will mean getting a Disulfiram, Naltrexone, or Acamprosate prescription.
We offer long-term follow-ups and support, whether you live in Orange County or travelled to attend our program from out of state. Contact us to learn more about our support options and possibilities.
Why Compassion Recovery Centers?
Our staff are licensed, trained, and qualified medical experts. Our therapists are master’s level. We want you to get the best of medical expertise, no matter what treatment program you get. But, we also hire for compassion and passion. Helping people is more than a paycheck, and the staff at Compassionate Recovery are invested in what they do, helping our patients.
We offer full mental health treatment and support. That means you can attend with a dual diagnosis to receive personalized treatment for your mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Almost half of all persons with a substance use disorder have a mental illness. We believe it’s important to offer full support for both, so you can get the help you need, no matter what your mental health.
Your family is essential to your life and to your recovery. Family relationships, family motivation, and social support are the driving factors behind recovery and even attending recovery in the first place. Compassion Recovery Center is a family-friendly center. We offer family therapy, to help you work through your addiction while rebuilding relationships with your loved ones.
Whether you need stress management, exercise, good nutrition, or creative therapies, we can help. Compassion Recovery offers a range of complementary therapies designed to help you improve your mental health, build skills, manage your emotions, and improve your physical health. That’s backed by physical activities and outings like kayaking and hiking in one of the most scenic locations in Southern California.