Drug Rehab Orange County

Today, over 23.5 million Americans are addicted to substances including drugs and alcohol. These addictions go on to affect their lives, families, finances, and mental and physical health, but only 1 in 10 ever seeks out drug treatment. Drug addiction is a serious problem affecting the overall quality of life for both the addict and their friends and family.

At the Lighthouse drug rehab in Orange County, CA., we want to make it as easy as possible to get drug addiction treatment, which is why we offer a range of substance abuse treatment programs, from detoxification to intensive residential psycho-therapeutic programs designed to address every aspect of addiction.

We know that addiction is multifaceted and often deeply integrated into behavior, trauma, and how we deal with emotions, and our drug treatment reflects that.

While overcoming a substance use disorder or drug addiction can seem impossible and overwhelming, especially if you’ve tried and failed before, we are here to help. With professional staff, licensed therapists, an open and welcoming environment, and the ability to meet your specific needs to tackle the real causes of your addiction, we have everything you need to begin building a better life. Our inpatient and outpatient drug rehab programs are located at our modern Orange County Campus.

What is Drug Rehab?

drug rehab orange countyDrug rehab is the full process of treatment for addiction to drugs, typically starting with detox and ending with aftercare and maintenance. A drug addiction problem may also be referred to as a substance use disorder. The exact process may change dramatically depending on the rehab center you seek out, but at Lighthouse Treatment, we follow a simple science-based practice designed to offer patients the most care, support, and help. Our goals are to end current drug use, treat physical and psychiatric or psychological problems interfering with personal health and the ability to stay clean and sober, and seek to improve your overall physical, psychological, and spiritual health.

This means that treatment for drug addiction at The Lighthouse involves detox, behavioral therapy, counseling, group therapy, learning, excellent food, and physical exercise. We maintain a comprehensive and effective staff, and our therapists and psychologists are fully licensed.

What are My Substance Abuse Treatment Options?

orange county primary therapist in drug rehabDrug rehab, or rehabilitation, is almost always carried out in either an inpatient or outpatient setting. Both have pros and cons, and both can be effective depending on the circumstances and care received. Lighthouse Treatment offers both inpatient and outpatient programs, all situated at our Orange County Campus.

Outpatient – Outpatient drug treatment means that you receive treatment while staying in your own home, possibly going to work, and possibly taking care of family or other responsibilities. This option reduces costs by cutting your contact with staff to the bare minimum, typically involving daily or weekly meetings and treatment sessions. While effective, outpatient treatment requires more self control and personal motivation, and is best suited to individuals who are moderately rather than heavily addicted.

Inpatient – Inpatient drug treatment is what most of us think of when we think “Rehab”. Clients go to a facility to live as a group for periods of 28-90 days (sometimes shorter or longer) to receive an immersive rehabilitation program designed to improve every aspect of their lives. This treatment includes exercise, days full of therapy, counseling, and learning, and does include support for family members who may have to overcome trauma and problems of their own. This method allows you to step away from responsibilities and stress and removes the temptation of readily available drugs, putting you in a safe environment to recover.

What’s the Drug Addiction Treatment Process?

The drug treatment process normally involves intake, medical or social detox, therapy and drug treatment, education, and maintenance or aftercare. Each of these steps is important, although several of them will overlap.

The rehabilitation process will typically follow this pattern:


The first step of attending drug rehab is an intake assessment, where you will discuss condition, current drug use, current condition, physical and mental health, and willingness or motivation to recover. This information is sometimes combined with drug and other blood tests and will include several interviews and questionnaires. This information is used to determine drug treatment that will work for you, to set up medical or social detox, and to ensure that you get the treatment you need.


Detox or detoxificationdrug treatment in orange county with detox is the process of controlling the drug withdrawal process so that you can get off the substance safely, but the process and duration will depend on the drug. In some cases, this involves tapering doses of drugs like Lorazepam to prevent dangerous symptoms. At Lighthouse Treatment Center, we offer a completely customized drug detox, which typically lasts for 3-10 days. In most cases, drug detox is social (without medication to reduce cravings). However, our full medical staff are available to offer you the complete support and medical care to move you safely through the detox process.

In most cases, detox will begin within a few hours of your last dose of the drug and will progressively worsen over the first four to seven days. In some cases, symptoms begin later and last up to two weeks. Your progress during detox is monitored by both medical doctors and physicians, which is used to determine the next best steps as you leave detox.

Inpatient Treatment

Drug addiction is multifaceted and often a symptom of underlying problems, resulting in a disorder of the brain. Inpatient addiction treatment is an important part of recovery and if you have the time and means to take it, it is greatly beneficial to your ability to stay clean. Counseling and behavioral therapy will help you to analyze and recognize your mental and emotional behavior and make positive changes, which will work to prevent a relapse. You will also receive counseling and group counseling as well as complementary therapies such as exercise and meditation to improve physical and mental help.


Education is a big part of recovery at Lighthouse Treatment Center in Orange County. Our clients attend lectures, learn together in groups, and work to learn more about substance use, relapse, and staying clean.

Maintenance or Aftercare

When your stay in a rehab center comes to an end, a quality drug treatment program will help you in moving back into your everyday life. This may involve direction to supportive services, help integrating into a halfway or sober house, or other assistance depending on your needs. The best rehab centers offer an extensive aftercare program for this purpose, and provide help for you to move into sober living, offer ongoing therapy and support, and work with you to ensure that you integrate back into your life without returning to drug use.

What Can I Expect in the Drug Rehab Program?

The treatment utilized for drug addiction varies a great deal depending on how long you’ve been using, what you were using, and your own physical and mental health. Most of the time, your doctor and psychologist will work to tackle the most pressing issues first, so that you can move forward and focus on recovery. While your drug treatment program will be personalized around what you were using, our drug addiction treatment focuses on treating the underlying causes behind your addiction and treating all of you, not just substance abuse.

This means addressing all of your physical, emotional, and psychological problems to help you fully recover. Offering custom treatment with easy access to counselors and doctors, using behavioral therapy in combination with counseling and complementary therapies, addressing potential cooccurring disorders and traumas, and reviewing and updating the treatment program as you progress.

Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities

A number of different but complementary treatment modalities may be used at a drug rehab center. Behavioral therapy is an important and very common drug treatment method, used in most science-based rehab centers. Behavioral therapy works to help patients recognize and change attitudes and behaviors surrounding drug use, increase life skills such as stress management, and increase motivation and persistence in following a treatment program.

Some of the treatment modalities may include:

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Each of these are designed to help participants address problems, make the most of their motivation to change, and use positive reinforcement to encourage wished-for behaviors.

Group Therapy and Counseling

Group therapy and counseling are often used as supporting tools to give patients the opportunity to express themselves, get additional help, and discuss emotional and psychological problems in a way that can lead to resolution. This includes coping, dealing with changes, cravings, and support. For example, group therapy is often used to offer general group behavioral counseling and motivation, while giving individuals the opportunity to express themselves and learn from their peers. Because social motivation is often a significant factor, group therapy like 12 Step can be beneficial in recovery.

Medical Support

In some cases, you may have access to drug therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms and work to prevent relapse. Because Lighthouse Treatment Facility operates on a social recovery basis, you will not typically receive these medications at our facility.

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

If you have special needs, it is important that you be able to receive the care and support you need to recover. That’s why Lighthouse Recovery Center in Orange County offers support for dual diagnosis, trauma, and gender-specific therapy. Cooccurring disorders such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety are extremely common and they can greatly complicate the recovery process. You need to work through the complex emotional and psychological issues presented by your disorder in order to reach a mental state where you can stay clean and sober. Our licensed medical team can help you with a complete assessment and treatment, so that you can recover.

Will My Insurance Cover Rehab for Addiction?

Costs are one of the most commonly cited reasons people don’t seek out care, but it’s highly possible that your insurance will pay a large portion of your drug treatment. You can contact your insurance company to request more information regarding what they cover and how much. You can also use our free form to qualify your insurance to see if your insurance company and policy cover our services.

How Long Does A Drug Addiction Treatment Program Last?

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Most drug rehab programs last 28-90 days, including detox which is typically 3-12 days. However, we also offer a much shorter, ambulatory detox program, which we suggest be followed up by outpatient care at home.

Why 28 days? Most people need the time to heal, focus on their recovery, and to focus on learning the skills and behaviors that will allow them to go back to living a healthy life.

In some cases, you may need to stay up to 90 days if you need additional care, therapy, and healing.

Getting Help

Drug addiction can seem hopeless, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people never seek out treatment for reasons ranging from shame to delusion, to simply not realizing that insurance and medical law will protect you when you seek out treatment. More importantly, drug treatment is essential to making a full recovery. Many people use drugs because of underlying problems such as an inability to cope with stress, trauma, mental disorder, or other problem. Getting help means treating those problems, so that you learn how to live a fulfilling life without substance abuse.

At Lighthouse Treatment Center in Orange County, we understand that every person is unique, that you need individual care, and that you are much more than an addict. We offer personalized, empathetic care designed to make your recovery as comfortable as possible, so you can focus on learning, growing, and rebuilding your life into something you can be proud of.

Contact Lighthouse Treatment Center today for help with selecting a drug rehab program for you or your loved one. We are happy to provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced advisors.