There is much work needed to be done to encourage alcohol and drug addicts to admit themselves to treatment once they understand that they need help. There are drug and alcohol addiction recovery programs aplenty throughout the East Region of Orange County.
These treatment centers and mental health clinics here are supervised by the Orange County Health Care Agency (OC HCA), under the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) division.
Substance Use Disorder in Placentia, CA
Orange County, including Placentia, as a region has a higher rate of substance use disorder compared to the state of California, according to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report by UC Midway City Medical Center, published in 2016.
California has an average of 34% alcoholism, while Orange County has 35.1%, which is higher. Meanwhile, 34% of Orange County admit to drug abuse, with 6% in prescription drugs. That’s a 4% increase from 2% prescription drug abuse in 2012, with 51.5% of them resulting in death by overdose.
Treatment Programs in Placentia, CA
There are over 5,500 hospitalizations and 700 deaths caused by substance use disorder in Orange County every year. Despite that, only 29% of those admissions are from self-referrals, with the rest being from police arrests, interventions, and other community referrals. That has to change with more people willingly going to treatment for their addiction.
Drug and alcohol addiction are treatable conditions. There are over 14,500 treatment centers throughout the United States, as listed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). There is no lack of help to be found for substance use disorder.
The patient is first evaluated and stabilized, then helped to wean off the addictive substance to detox and prepare them for the rest of the treatment and recovery process in drug rehab in Placentia CA.
The patient is then made to live in one of the sober living homes in Placentia CA to become used to living without addiction. They’re given 24-hour supervision and therapy to continue their treatment.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Patients who are unable to stay in residential treatment for long enough are put through intensive outpatient addiction treatment in Placentia CA with counseling, addiction education, and skill building.
Upon discharge from treatment, the patient is given aftercare support to help them continue their recovery. They learn new habits and behaviors that will help them avoid relapse.
Stubborn addicts who evade treatment are given intervention to convince them that getting help is imperative to their health, safety, and well-being. Once they’re convinced, they can then be taken to treatment.