Finding a Seal Beach Rehab

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By: Renaissance Recovery

Medically Reviewed by: Diana Vo, LMFT

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

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Authored By: Joe Gilmore

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The right Seal Beach rehab will offer evidence-based treatment for both addiction and mental health disorders, as well as holistic rehab.

More people than ever need treatment for alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis (addiction with co-occurring mental health disorder).

SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) recently published data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Alcoholism and drug addiction have both dramatically increased in the United States over the past year.

This data reveals that 40 million over-12s in the US have substance use disorder, 28.5 million have alcohol use disorder, and almost 53 million suffer from a mental health condition. More disturbingly, there is a cavernous treatment gap. The same data shows that just 2.4 million people received substance use treatment, and only 2 million people received alcohol use treatment. Similarly, low rates prevail for those seeking treatment for mental health conditions.

Fortunately, if you are grappling with substance use issues, a mental health condition, or both, you have plenty of world-class treatment centers, including our Orange County rehab right on your doorstep.

Before we take a look, let’s first get a better understanding of the actual location and what you can expect if you visit.

About Seal Beach, California

Seal Beach is a coastal city in Southern California in between Sunset Beach and Belmont Shore.

Just like everywhere in Southern California and Orange County, there are a number of beautiful locations and fun things to do all throughout the area. Obviously the actual Seal Beach and Seal Beach Pier are some of the most visited attractions.

Along with those must-sees, you should also take some time to check out the Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge and the US Submarine Veterans WWII National Memorial West all while enjoying the nice sea breeze and wonderful weather.

Overall, this is a perfect location if you’re trying to find a serene location for addiction treatment, let’s get more into that.

Seal Beach Health and Rehab Center

Addiction and mental healthcare issues affect all demographics and large chunks of the population. So, if you find yourself struggling to cope with life’s stressors, you are not alone and you have plenty of options available to help you get back on track.

When you’re choosing the most appropriate Seal Beach health and rehab center, your main problem will be whittling down the wide array of rehabilitation centers to a manageable shortlist. The more you learn about what treatment for addiction and mental health disorders involves, the more easily you can find the smoothest fit when you’re comparing rehabs.

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Evidence-Based Therapy at Seal Beach Rehab

NIDA (the National Institute on Drug Use and Health) categorizes evidence-based addiction treatment as follows:

  • Pharmacotherapies
  • Behavioral therapies

There is an additional category specific to adolescents, but we’ll explore the two main prongs of research-based therapy for addiction.

Pharmacotherapies

Alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, and heroin use disorder all respond favorably to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

For alcohol use disorder, pharmacological interventions can help streamline the detox and withdrawal process, whether in a medical detox center or a residential rehab.

MAT can also be effective throughout the treatment of alcohol use disorder by utilizing the following FDA-approved medications:

  1. Disulfiram
  2. Acamprosate
  3. Naltrexone

You may also be prescribed benzodiazepines, anti-seizure medications, or anti-nausea medications to reduce the discomfort of withdrawal.

If you engage with medication-assisted treatment for alcohol use disorder at a Seal Beach rehab, this therapy should be supplemented with psychotherapy and counseling – more on that below.

MAT is also highly effective for the treatment of addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin. The following medications are all approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of addiction to opioids or opiates:

  1. Methadone
  2. Naltrexone
  3. Buprenorphine

While these medications have different mechanisms of action, they all serve to block opioid’s rewarding effects or to partially block these effects. Resultantly, the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and cravings is lessened.

As with the treatment of alcohol use disorder, MAT for opioid use disorder is always most effective when delivered alongside behavioral interventions.

Behavioral therapies

NIDA recommends the following behavioral interventions for various addictive substances:

  • CBT: Cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, meth
  • Motivational interviewing and contingency management: Alcohol, stimulants, opioids, marijuana.
  • MET (motivational enhancement): Alcohol and marijuana.
  • 12-step support groups: Alcohol, opiates, stimulants.
  • Family therapy: All substances.

All the best Seal Beach treatment centers will personalize a treatment plan drawing from all of these research-based therapies. Everyone is different, and every addiction and mental health disorder are different. Individualized treatment will help you tackle the psychological component of addiction as you leave substances behind and embrace sober living.

Inpatient and Outpatient Programs at Seal Beach Rehab

Whether you need treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, mental healthcare issues, or a combination of these conditions, you must choose rehab offering the right level of care.

The two main options are as follows:

  • Inpatient or residential rehab
  • Outpatient rehab

Inpatient rehab involves remaining at a Seal Beach treatment center for 30 to 90 days. During this time, you’ll move from detox into intensive therapy, with highly structured days of counseling and therapy to supplement MAT helping you to combat cravings and move forward with your recovery.

If you don’t want the cost or restrictions associated with inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab in Seal Beach offers you access to the same therapies and services, but you will return home between therapy sessions.

Outpatient programs are available at the following levels of intensity:

  • Outpatient program or OP: A few hours of weekly outpatient therapy.
  • Intensive outpatient program or IOP: 12 to 15 hours of weekly outpatient therapy.
  • Partial hospitalization program or PHP: 30 to 35 hours of weekly outpatient therapy.

A PHP is the most intensive form on ASAM’s continuum of care below residential rehab.

While studies show that IOPs can treat most addictions as effectively as residential programs, this only applies to mild and moderate substance use disorders.

For those with severe alcohol use disorder, severe substance use disorder, especially with co-occurring mental health conditions, inpatient rehab in Seal Beach is advisable.

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Finding a Seal Beach Rehab Near Me

Start your search for a Seal beach rehab center by asking your healthcare provider for recommendations. Your doctor will know your medical history intimately, and they can recommend suitable local treatment providers, both for substance use issues and mental healthcare concerns.

With both addiction and mental health disorders remarkably widespread, you may find friends and family can recommend a reputable Seal beach healthcare and rehab center.

Additionally, a simple search online should yield many local rehabs, easily accessible for outpatient treatment.

To shortcut the process, consider our rehab near Seal Beach here at Renaissance Recovery Center.

Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center at Renaissance

Here at Renaissance, we offer highly personalized outpatient treatment for the following:

  • Alcohol use disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Mental health disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders

Further to an initial assessment, you’ll engage with a customized array of therapies, including the evidence-based treatment outlined above (MAT and psychotherapy) and holistic therapies for a whole-body approach to healing.

We provide outpatient treatment at varying levels of intensity, and we also offer virtual outpatient treatment. Anyone unable to access our drug and alcohol rehab near Seal Beach can take advantage of online therapy. Here at Renaissance, we’ll help you dismantle any barriers blocking your recovery. Take the first crucial step by reaching out at 866.330.9449.

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Pat C

“I owe my life and my happiness to these people. October 8th, 2019 marked two years of sobriety for me, and prior to finding Renaissance I hadn’t had 24 hours sober in nearly 20 years.”

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Paige R

“They truly cared for me and the other people that I served with! From this group, I have made 8 new brothers and friends for life! We have continued on, after the program, to take care of each other”

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Courtney S

“Great staff who took the time to get to know me. They have a lot of experience in this field and have first hand experience with what I was going through. IOP is outstanding and really built up a ton of great relationships and found this program to be a ‘breath of fresh air’.”

Diana Vo, LMFT

Diana is an addiction expert and licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in the field of mental health for over 10 years.

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Joseph Gilmore has been in the addiction industry for three years with experience working for facilities all across the country