Addiction Therapy Services

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You can maximize your chances of sustained sobriety by engaging with professional addiction therapy services.

The most recently published data from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) shows that 40 million U.S. adults reported a substance use disorder in 2020. The same data shows that just 10% connected with addiction therapy.

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Inpatient rehab, also known as residential rehab, is typically recommended for those with moderate and severe addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders, or unsupportive home environments. You remain at the treatment facility throughout therapy. 

Those with mild alcohol use disorders or substance use disorders often find that outpatient rehab provides the most flexible, affordable, and effective route to recovery. 

Most health insurance plans will cover the costs of outpatient rehab. In some cases, insurance will pay for residential rehab. Before you can commit to a course of addiction treatment, though, you will first need to detox. 

Medical Detox: The Gateway to Addiction Therapy

Detoxing from alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs is a process during which all the toxins are expelled from your system. 

The aims of detox are to: 

  • Process all toxins and toxic by-products accumulated from sustained substance abuse.
  • Manage withdrawal symptoms with medication-assisted treatment.
  • Transition from withdrawal into ongoing addiction therapy services.

The timeline for drug and alcohol detox varies, averaging between seven and ten days. 

It is inadvisable, dangerous, and possibly life-threatening to detox at home, so you should strongly consider kickstarting your recovery at a licensed medical detox center. The risk of complications and relapse will be minimized, and the withdrawal process will be less uncomfortable. 

Once you are physically detoxed, you are ready for a variety of evidence-based therapies and interventions. 

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Addiction Therapy at Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab

If you require drug addiction therapy or alcohol addiction therapy, you will have access to broadly similar therapies and services in both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. 

In addition to medical detox, the most common interventions and therapies for treating substance use disorders are: 

  1. Medication-assisted treatment
  2. Cognitive behavioral therapy
  3. Contingency management
  4. Rational emotive behavior therapy
  5. Exposure therapy
  6. Family therapy
  7. Individual counseling
  8. Group counseling
  9. 12-step support groups

1) Medication-assisted treatment

Medication-assisted treatment, commonly abbreviated to MAT, is an evidence-based pharmacological intervention for addictions. MAT can be effective both during detox and throughout ongoing treatment. 

MAT is especially effective for treating alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) and opioid use disorder (addiction to opioid painkillers or heroin). 

Medications can streamline withdrawal, minimize cravings, and encourage ongoing abstinence. The medications used are all approved by the FDA. 

MAT is always most beneficial when delivered together with behavioral therapies and interventions. 

2) Cognitive behavioral therapy

CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is one of the most common forms of psychotherapy or talk therapy used to treat addictions and mental health conditions. 

A therapist will help you to explore what triggers you to use drink or drugs. The therapist will help you to create personalized coping mechanisms so you can cope with life stressors without relapsing into active addiction. 

CBT is proven effective and can be delivered in group or one-to-one settings. 

3) Contingency management

The sustained use of addictive substances triggers functional and structural changes to the reward center of the brain. All addictive substances flood the brain with excessive amounts of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with positive mood. Over time, the brain stops producing dopamine naturally. During detox, withdrawal, and recovery, your brain will start adjusting to life without increased dopamine release. 

To help you recalibrate, CM (contingency management) is a type of therapy that rewards healthy behaviors like passing a drug screen or achieving one month of sobriety. 

CM is especially effective for the treatment of stimulant use disorders like cocaine addiction or meth addiction. 

4) Rational emotive behavior therapy

REBT (rational emotive behavior therapy) is a short-term psychotherapy beneficial for many combating addictions to alcohol or drugs. 

Through REBT sessions, you will isolate any negative or self-defeating patterns of thinking and feeling. A therapist will help you to challenge flawed thoughts and beliefs, replacing them with productive and healthy alternatives. 

5) Exposure therapy

If you need help with addiction and trauma therapy, exposure therapy is proven effective for treating the symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). 

You’ll work closely with a therapist under controlled conditions to reassert control over the disruptive symptoms of PTSD. 

6) Family therapy

Addiction impacts all member of the family and often unravels relationships. 

Family therapy helps you to improve your communication and conflict management skills with the help of a trained intermediary. 

Kickstart the healing process and grow stronger as a family by engaging with family therapy during rehab. This is one of the most valuable of all addiction therapy services.

 7) Individual counseling

Individual counseling gives you the opportunity to explore the root cause of your addiction, to establish what triggers you to use substances, and how to deal with stress without resorting to substance abuse. 

8) Group counseling

Addiction group therapy may lack the personalized focus of one-to-one therapy, but group counseling delivers other benefits. 

You can take advantage of coping strategies shared by peers, and you can also share your own recovery journey. Group sessions also expose you to a wide range of viewpoints and opinions, while reinforcing the fact you are not alone in your recovery. 

Through group sessions, you might also begin to build sober friendships and a sober support network, both crucial to ongoing abstinence. 

9) 12-step support groups

Some people in recovery find peer support groups work well alongside formal addiction therapy services. The most popular 12-step groups are AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous). The principal secular alternative to AA and NA is a program called SMART Recovery.

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Addiction Therapy Newport Beach at California Detox

Whether you require narcotic addiction therapy or alcohol addiction therapy, we have a variety of evidence-based programs for you to choose from. 

California Detox is a licensed medical detox center and luxury rehab located in Laguna Beach, California. We treat addiction to all types of substances, including prescription medications. 

Our supervised medical detox program allows you to address your physical dependence on drink or drugs. After a week or so, you’ll be ready to choose a treatment program at the following levels of intensity: 

  • Inpatient rehab
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Outpatient program
  • Virtual therapy

All of our programs give you access to these addiction therapy services: 

  • Medical detox
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Counseling
  • Psychotherapies
  • Holistic therapies
  • Family therapy

Additionally, we provide coordinated dual diagnosis treatment for those with addictions and co-occurring mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. 

Our dedicated team of credentialed addiction specialists and medical professionals will customize a treatment plan to meet your needs drawing from the above behavioral and pharmacological interventions. 

When you complete your California Detox treatment program, you’ll be equipped with an aftercare plan and relapse prevention strategies to increase your chances of achieving sustained sobriety. For the best addiction therapy services in California and immediate assistance, call 949.567.8790 today.


Most addictions respond positively to a personalized combination of MAT (medication-assisted treatment), counseling, and psychotherapy.
The first step when addressing any addiction is to detox from the substance. A supervised medical detox makes the withdrawal process safer and more comfortable, and also reduces the risk of relapse.


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