Outpatient Rehab in Orange County

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Why Outpatient Treatment?

Around 15% of Americans face some type of substance abuse. This means whenever you look around a room, 1 out of every 7 person may be battling addiction. Even though Substance Abuse Disorder is increasingly common, few people get treatment for their illness.  The majority of people who become dependent on drugs or alcohol are still in denial about the extent that it runs their life.  This can make treating addiction very difficult.  However, addiction has a way of catching up to you.  Friends and family members of a person struggling with addiction will often share their fears with their loved one and ask them to get help.  Once you’ve admitted that you have a problem there is a vast support system available to help you recover.  One of the most common forms of addiction treatment is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).  If you’re wondering what outpatient addiction treatment is and if it’s right for you or a loved one, then read on. We’ll give you all the information you need to know to make an informed decision.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

You’ve probably heard of celebrities going in for treatment at rehab centers. In most of these cases, this is inpatient addiction treatment, where they receive around-the-clock supervision during detox and early recovery.

Outpatient addiction treatment is similar, but you don’t live at the treatment facility full time. While you still get many of the same services, you’ll still live at home.  During the day, or after work, people in an outpatient program come into the facility for several hours to receive treatment and medications.

This is a very viable option for those who come to Miramar and need assistance, but don’t necessarily need around-the-clock care.

Below, we’ll explain more about what you can experience in our outpatient addiction treatment program in Costa Mesa, Ca.

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Medication Management

Not only can the medical professionals at an outpatient treatment facility prescribe you the right medications, but they can also monitor you every step of the way and adjust them as you go. This ensures that you’re not tempted to abuse medications or develop an unhealthy dependency.

Medication can be incredibly effective during early recovery.  It can help minimize the symptoms of withdrawal and help to reduce the risks of a relapse.  Studies have shown that certain medications improve a patient’s ability to stay in treatment for the whole process.  This means that a person recovering from addiction is able to learn more about their disease and develop better coping skills to avoid triggers.


In the majority of cases, addictions are born because people seek an escape from trauma, anxiety, depression, or boredom. The effects of drugs and alcohol serve to numb them the person using them.  This creates an unhealthy relationship between the person and their drug of choice and makes using that drug about much more than its immediate effects. 

Most people aren’t able to stay sober without addressing the root causes of what them them to abuse drugs and alcohol to begin with. It may be difficult to deal with, but once you do, you’ll find it freeing.

Outpatient addiction treatment provides all sorts of therapy, including group therapy, family therapy, and individual sessions. In these therapy sessions, you’ll get to confront these underlying issues and learn healthy ways to cope with them.

If you were previously undiagnosed with a preexisting mental health issue, you may also receive a diagnosis here. As a result, you’ll be prescribed the proper medications so you won’t have to self-medicate anymore.

Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: Which One's Better?

Both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatments have their own pros and cons. Let’s take a look at them in detail.

Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

With inpatient addiction treatment, you’ll get round-the-clock care from professionals who know how to guide you through the whole process. Since you’ll be living in the facility 24/7, you’ll be constantly monitored. This means that you will have access to immediate medical treatment if you need it and you’ll be separated from drugs and alcohol.

However, inpatient addiction treatment can be very expensive since you’re there for a long period of time and essentially live there. Also, because of this, your personal life suffers a huge interruption. For some people, this simply isn’t doable, nor is it affordable.

Pros and Cons of Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient addiction treatment allows you to receive group and individual therapy as well as help with medications without hugely disrupting your life. 

However, depending on what type of home environment you have and what circles you hang out with, you may have a lower chance of staying sober when choosing outpatient rehab over inpatient. If you’re associating with other addicts while in recovery, you may be tempted to relapse since you have easy access to the drugs of choice.

A professional assessment can help determine if outpatient treatment is a good option for you. Many people with severe addiction issues will require a higher level of care. 

Consider Getting Into Outpatient Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, you don’t have to go through it alone. While inpatient addiction treatment sounds great, not everyone can walk away from their day-to-day responsibilities.

However, our outpatient addiction treatment program can work around your schedule.  Our Costa Mesa Outpatient Program can be hugely beneficial in helping you start on the road to recovery without taking too much time away from work, school, or other obligations that you may have.

So if you’re ready to get sober, or you want to help a friend or family member become sober, consider coming to Miramar Recovery. Our clinicians are extremely trained and knowledgeable in all types of substance abuse.

Do you feel like you or someone you love could benefit from outpatient addiction treatment? If so, then get in touch with us for a free treatment consultation today. We’ll help you determine the best course of action, even if it’s a treatment referral.

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