Science and Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment in Orange County

Addiction Treatment in Orange County

Substance use disorders are serious illnesses that can have long-term consequences on your health. According to research-based guides from the NIDA, a person’s ultimate success in recovering from addiction requires matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to that person’s particular problems and needs.

If you or a loved one is in need of help with addiction, call 949.569.7517 today to speak with a treatment specialist.

It’s important to find a quality, accredited drug rehab center like Dana Point Rehab Campus that can deliver evidence-based addiction treatment that focuses on helping each and every patient achieve improved health and long-term recovery.

An Individualized Treatment Approach

Substance use disorders are caused by any one or a combination of factors and affect each person differently. A one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment may not address the true root cause of the substance use disorder, which increases the risk for relapse. An individualized treatment approach is the most effective strategy for addiction, given treatment should be based on the type of drug being used and the unique characteristics of the patient.

To arrive at a proper diagnosis for each of its patients, the Dana Point Rehab Campus performs physical and psychiatric exams, psychosocial and nutritional evaluations, and lab testing. This helps medical staff, counselors, and therapists develop a customized treatment plan for the patient based on factors such as the presence of mental illness and existing medical conditions that may require inpatient hospitalization. A patient’s treatment plan may consist of routine medical and/or psychiatric follow-ups, special meal plans, nutritional supplementation, group therapy sessions, and other useful interventions. Treatment must also be appropriate and matched to the patient’s age, gender, ethnicity, and cultural background.

Evidence-Based Treatments

The safest, most effective addiction treatments are those that are evidence-based — especially those that are shown to offer the highest treatment retention rates. Behavioral therapies are the most commonly used therapies in addiction treatment. They focus on motivating patients to change harmful attitudes and behaviors surrounding drug and alcohol use. These therapies introduce patients to fun, sober therapeutic activities and teach them how to effectively manage triggers to resist drug use.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly used addiction treatments available at over 90% of drug rehab centers in California, reports SAMHSA. CBT helps patients identify and correct problematic behaviors using a range of different skills. Results from a study published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors showed that among 261 patients with alcohol use disorder, CBT helped 17% of the cohort achieve low-risk drinking status compared with the 5% who received an education brochure about alcohol use.

Dana Point also offers the following evidence-based treatments recognized by the NIDA:

  • Contingency management interventions
  • Community reinforcement plus vouchers
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • The Matrix Model
  • 12-step facilitation therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorders

Full Continuum of Care

Dana Point Rehab Campus offers a full continuum of care to guide all patients safely and successfully through every stage of recovery. Patients begin their recovery with full-service medical detox, then transition into an inpatient residential rehab or partial hospitalization program where they can learn skills that help them prepare for a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.

Dana Point helps patients achieve long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol using evidence-based therapies that focus on replacing harmful behaviors and attitudes with those that are healthier and more positive. The goal of drug rehab is to teach patients how to effectively manage triggers and stress without feeling the need or urge to use drugs and alcohol.

Here are the percentage of drug rehab facilities in California that offer specific services:

  • Individual counseling: 99.1%
  • Group counseling: 93.2%
  • Family counseling: 75.6%
  • Aftercare/continuing care: 83.1%
  • Substance abuse education: 98.6%
  • Mental health services: 56.4%
  • Relapse prevention: 97.7%
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy: 90.3%
  • Motivational interviewing: 93.4%
  • 12-step facilitation therapy: 77.3%
  • Dialectical behavior therapy: 50.3%
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy: 38.3%

Dana Point offers all these services and more, including fun therapeutic activities such as art therapy, mindfulness meditation, and yoga. These services and activities are included in Dana Point’s inpatient residential rehab and partial hospitalization programs.

Addiction Treatment at Dana Point Rehab Campus

Dana Point Rehab Campus is devoted to providing the highest level of personalized care and treatment to all its patients, including those who travel to our facility from out of state. Our goal is to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient that safely and effectively helps them achieve long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol.