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Mission Viejo Rehab

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Medically Reviewed By: Diana Vo, LMFT

May 21, 2024

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Taking your time to select the right Mission Viejo rehab could help you to negotiate detox and withdrawal rather than relapsing into addiction.

Both alcoholism and drug addiction are on the rise in the United States, according to SAMHSA data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The diagnosis of alcohol use disorder spiked from 14.5 million over-12s in the US to 28.5 million, per NSDUH 2020. The rate of substance use disorder doubled, in part due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, with 40 million over-12s now addicted to drugs, whether illicit substances or prescription painkillers.

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To inflame this uptick in substance use disorders, research shows that fewer than one in ten of those requiring addiction treatment receive any treatment at all.

Mission Viejo Drug Rehab

If you are grappling with an addiction to illicit drugs or prescription medications like benzos or opioids, engaging with drug rehab in Mission Viejo could strengthen your chances of ongoing recovery.

You’ll first need to determine whether inpatient or outpatient treatment makes the right fit – more on those below.

Regardless of the intensity of the rehab program you choose, you can expect access to broadly similar services. Almost all treatment centers will utilize research-based treatment protocols endorsed by NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Use and Health):

MAT is especially valuable for the treatment of opioid use disorder and heroin use disorder. The FDA approves the following medications:

  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

These medications work by partially blocking or fully blocking the euphoric effects opioids induce in the brain. The mechanisms of action differ, but these medications can all help to mitigate the uncomfortable drug withdrawal process. The medications can also reduce the intensity of cravings for opiates or opioids.

MAT ensures you address the physical aspect of opiate and opioid addiction, enabling you to tackle the psychological element of substance use disorder through psychotherapy.

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is a form of psychotherapy that helps you identify what triggers you to use substances. By working closely with your therapist, you’ll discover how to use healthier coping mechanisms when confronted by life’s everyday stressors rather than relapsing into drug addiction.

The best Mission Viejo rehabs will offer an array of counseling and holistic therapies to supplement MAT and psychotherapy, giving you the strongest chance of kickstarting your recovery.

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Mission Viejo Outpatient Rehab

ASAM (the American Society of Addiction Medicine) categorizes addiction treatment according to five levels on a continuum of care as follows:

  1. Prevention and early intervention
  2. OPs (standard outpatient programs)
  3. IOPs (intensive outpatient programs) and PHPs (partial hospitalization programs)
  4. Residential rehab
  5. Intensive inpatient treatment

Outpatient treatment occupies the second and third levels of this continuum of care with the only difference in the three types of outpatient rehab in Mission Viejo being the time commitment required:

  • OP: 1 to 2 hours of weekly therapy sessions
  • IOP: 12 to 15 hours of weekly therapy sessions
  • PHP: 30 to 35 hours of weekly therapy sessions

With outpatient rehab in Mission Viejo, you’ll attend counseling and therapy sessions at a treatment center, returning home or to a sober living community between sessions.

Research shows that outpatient treatment can be just as effective as inpatient treatment for most mild and moderate substance use disorders.

Residential Rehab in Mission Viejo

Inpatient treatment is the most intensive delivery method for addiction treatment short of intensive residential treatment.

Inpatient rehab in Mission Viejo unfolds over 30 to 90 days, from detox and withdrawal to discharge. You stay at the treatment center throughout the program.

Most people with severe alcohol use disorders or substance use disorders respond most favorably to inpatient treatment. This also applies to those with severe co-occurring mental health disorders, and anyone with an unstable or unsupportive home environment.

Through an array of evidence-based therapies supplemented by holistic therapies, you can build a firm base for sustained recovery while removed from triggers and temptations.

While inpatient rehab is often highly effective, it’s also the most expensive form of addiction treatment, and not often covered by health insurance.

Alcohol Rehab in Mission Viejo

Before you engage with a Mission Viejo alcohol rehab center, you’ll need to detox from alcohol.

The alcohol detox and withdrawal process lasts from 7 to 10 days, and can be dangerous and possibly deadly for those who develop delirium tremens during detox. For anyone with severe alcohol use disorder, supervised detox in a dedicated medical detox center is advisable.

Alcohol use disorder, like opioid use disorder, responds favorably to medication-assisted treatment with these FDA-approved medications:

  • Acamprosate
  • Disulfiram
  • Naltrexone

Other medications can be beneficial for mitigating alcohol withdrawal and recovery, including benzodiazepines, anti-nausea medications, and anti-seizure medications.

With detox complete, you will be ready to continue with medication-assisted treatment (if required) as well as engaging with counseling and psychotherapy sessions to help you strengthen your foundation for ongoing sobriety.

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Mission Viejo Rehab Facility Near Me

If you have been struggling with alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorder, there is plenty of help at hand here in Mission Viejo.

You should now be better placed to determine whether you need inpatient or outpatient treatment, and you will also have a clear understanding of what therapy to expect when you arrive at rehab.

Make sure that any Mission Viejo rehab facilities you’re considering offer evidence-based therapies  personalized for your circumstances and the severity of your addiction. If you have a mental health disorder like anxiety or depression co-occurring with addiction, you should seek integrated dual diagnosis treatment for the best chance of recovery without relapse.

For more information or to kickstart your recovery today, reach out to admissions at 866.330.9449.



At Renaissance Recovery our goal is to provide evidence-based treatment to as many individuals as possible. Give us a call today to verify your insurance coverage or to learn more about paying for addiction treatment.

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