Santa Ana Addiction Treatment and Rehab Services
Welcome to Ocean Hills Recovery! If you are reading this, chances are that you have recently come to terms with the fact that you have developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol. We want to congratulate you with taking two of the most important steps toward sobriety: admitting that you need help, and seeking the help that you need.
As the leading addiction rehab center in Santa Ana, Ocean Hills Recovery provides treatment and resources for substance addiction and abuse, as well as co-occurring mental health issues. Getting the right treatment at any stage of addiction is critical for sobriety. That’s why we provide people throughout the Santa Ana area with the resources that are needed, no matter what stage of addiction they may be in, so that they can move forward on the journey of sobriety.
What is Addiction?
Many people turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to ease stress, help them cope with negative emotions that they may be feeling, or to relieve mental health problems. While initially, a person may start using drugs or alcohol to combat other issues, with continued use, an addiction can easily develop.
What Causes Addiction?
Decades of scientific research has led experts to believe that there is a link between the way the brain experiences pleasure and the repeated use of a substance, be it alcohol or drugs. Addictive substances affect the way the brain responds to pleasure; the substance creates a pleasurable response, which leads to increased use of the substance.
The more a person uses drugs or alcohol, the greater the chances are that an addiction will develop. With increased use, the brain and body rely on the substance in order to feel normal or happy. When the substance isn’t being used, an individual can experience several undesirable side effects, such as mood swings, headaches, stomach issues, anxiety and depression. In order to avoid feeling those negative effects, the person uses drugs or alcohol again. It’s a vicious cycle, and one that can have a dramatic impact on all aspects of a person’s life.
Treating Drug Addiction
Someone who is addicted to drugs may feel as if all hope is lost. He needs the drugs to feel good and function properly, which may make the person feel as if there is no way to overcome addiction.
If you are battling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, take comfort in knowing that yes, you can overcome your addiction with the right treatment.
The first step to getting treatment is admitting that a problem exists. Once you have done that, it’s important to determine the best and most effective treatment option. A center that focuses on treating drug addiction will be able to help you put substance use and abuse behind you so that you can get started on the path of recovery and move forward to a life of sobriety.
At Ocean Hills Recovery, we believe that treatment for drug addiction is highly individual; in other words, no two people experience addiction the same way, and as such, no two treatment plans should be the same. To that end, we devise customized treatment plans for each and every patient we work with. We take various factors into consideration and devise an approach to treatment that will be the most effective for you.
How do we determine what type of treatment will work for you? It all starts with an assessment. You will meet with one of our highly trained and experienced clinicians. During your meeting, you will be asked several questions related to drug addiction, including:
- What type of substance are you using?
- How long have you been using the substance for?
- How much of the substance you use and how often you use it?
- Have you tried to stop using before? If so, did you experience any adverse effects?
- Is there a history of addiction in your family?
- Have you experienced any trauma that may have led you to use drugs or alcohol?
- Have you been diagnosed with a mental health condition?
In addition to discussing your addiction with a clinician, you will also undergo a comprehensive physical exam and mental health evaluation.
The information obtained through the assessment process will help us determine what type of treatment will be the most effective for you. We offer a variety of treatment options, including inpatient and outpatient programs, therapies and counseling. No matter what type of substance you are addicted to and how severe the addiction may be, you can rest assured that you will receive the treatment that is necessary to help you overcome your addiction, get on the path to sobriety, and regain your life.
Treating the Whole Person
At Ocean Hills Recovery, we believe that in order to successfully treat addiction, the entire person – not just the addiction – needs to be treated. For that reason, we take a holistic approach to addiction treatment. We focus on the mind, the body and the spirit, helping our patients fully understand their addiction, how it came to be, how it affects them, and how to truly overcome it.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a challenging disease; but, with the right treatment, you can put it behind you. At Ocean Hills Recovery, you will receive the best treatment possible to help you effectively overcome addiction so that you can regain your life.