Alcohol Rehab Center in Orange County

Hotel California by the Sea offers inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs in the Orange County area for those who suffer with mild to severe substance and alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Our drug and alcohol rehab centers provide a secure and structured environment for individuals to recover and work towards a productive and fulfilling life free from the bondage of their addictions.

Alcohol Abuse Treatment

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, an estimated 15 million people in the United States alone experience some form of Alcohol Use Disorder. HCBTS’ drug and alcohol rehab centers provide evidence informed treatment services targeted towards treating such disorders. Individuals suffering with mild moderate and severe AUD often respond well to a structured treatment program that includes drug and alcohol detox, residential level of care and subsequent outpatient programs.

Worldwide, 3 million deaths every year result from the harmful use of alcohol; this represents 5.3 % of all deaths.

Source: World Health Organization

HCBTS’ drug and alcohol rehab facilities allow clients to cultivate healthy habits and coping mechanisms through individual therapeutic sessions and encourages individuals to build a solid foundation that includes a supportive network for life after treatment.

Our Approach to Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Treating those with alcohol use disorder is not a “one-size fits all” approach. HCBTS understands this and understands that those seeking treatment for their disease have unique circumstances and needs. HCBTS’ alcohol rehab programs offer a combination of evidence informed treatment methods that include medical and behavioral health therapies.

The Behavioral treatments utilized at HCBTS include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and individual and family therapy and counseling. HCBTS’ Medical professionals assess individuals throughout the treatment process and often consider FDA approved medications for the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Finding the right kind of therapy for the individual seeking treatment for alcohol use disorder is important for its success. HCBTS believes that customizing a client’s treatment plan to best meet and adapt to their needs is of the utmost importance.

Alcohol Rehab Center Levels of Care:

Hotel California by the Sea’s drug and alcohol rehab centers offer multiple levels of coordinated care for those struggling with an alcohol or substance use disorder.

Inpatient services within our drug and alcohol rehab programs may begin with drug and alcohol detox. The team of licensed medical professionals at HCBTS’ inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers are present 24/7 to ensure the safety and comfort of clients throughout their drug or alcohol detox process. Upon completion of the Medical Detox Protocol or Medical Observation stage, clients may choose to continue their treatment stay at the residential level of care, partial hospitalization program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). HCBTS’ drug and alcohol rehab centers are proud to offer a full continuum of care to individuals seeking treatment in the Orange County area.

Location: Residential Alcohol Rehab in Orange County

Hotel California by the Sea is located in Orange County, California. Orange County, California, is known as one of the best places to get sober in the United States.


Orange County boasts some of America’s most beautiful beaches. There are hundreds of 12-step meetings every day in Orange County, such as Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach. Orange County is also conveniently situated between two larger metropolitan cities: San Diego and Los Angeles, each offering a multitude of cultural attractions.

For clients who arrive at Hotel California by the Sea from out-of-state, there is a local airport less than 15 minutes from our rehab center’s location. There are hundreds of hikes in the Orange County area alone to get some fresh air and exercise while in recovery. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get sober, Orange County is your answer.

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Other Addictions we Treat

Besides alcohol abuse treatment, Hotel California by the Sea also offers inpatient and outpatient care to those suffering from:

Signs Someone Might Need Alcohol Rehab & Alcohol Detox

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (, Alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe and is diagnosed when a patient answers “yes” to 2 or more of the following questions- also available on their website:

In the past year, have you:

  • Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer than you intended?
  • More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?
  • Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over the aftereffects?
  • Experienced craving — a strong need, or urge, to drink?
  • Found that drinking — or being sick from drinking — often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
  • Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
  • More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
  • Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
  • Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
  • Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating? Or sensed things that were not there?

If you or a loved one can answer “yes” to 2 or more of the above questions, treatment for alcohol use disorder at a drug and alcohol rehab center may be the next indicated step.

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Behavioral Effects of Alcohol Use

When we drink too much alcohol, we sometimes behave in inappropriate, hurtful, or embarrassing ways, despite our best intentions and promises not to. Our behavior results in painful, personal consequences. They are often the last things we would ever want to happen: 

  • We frighten and lose the trust of our loved ones.   
  •  We jeopardize our jobs.   
  • We put ourselves and others in danger.   
  • We make ourselves sick – especially when we try to quit without support.

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Physical Effects of Alcohol Use

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Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. That means it slows both your mind and your body down.  When you are drinking or drunk, reaction times are slower, inhibitions are lowered, and memories get murky or lost altogether (ever blacked out before?). You are more likely to do things that go against your own values when drinking. You might feel like you don’t recognize yourself anymore; it can even feel like the “drunk you” is a different person altogether.   Drinking heavily over a long period of time can jeopardize your physical health—chronic, long-term drinkers risk damage to the liver, pancreas, esophagus, brain, and other major organs. Certain cancers, immune disorders, and other serious health conditions can be exacerbated or even caused by drinking.

Alcohol eats away at your emotional health and can make mental health disorders you might already have worse. With alcohol, depression, suicidality, psychosis, insomnia, anxiety, guilt, shame, and traumatic experiences are common.

Sometimes, shame drives the drinking and drinking drives the shame, and that’s an incredibly hard cycle to break alone. But it is possible – with support.

Misconceptions About Alcohol and Alcohol Use Disorders

Misconception: Alcohol Isn’t A Drug

Many people assume that alcohol isn’t a “drug” because of its legality and accessibility. However, this is a false assumption. Alcohol is indeed a drug – and a very dangerous one, at that.

Alcohol’s main ingredient, ethanol, is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. Alcohol slows down many of the body’s systems and individuals often experience slurred speech, imbalance, or slowed heart rate.

Misconception: It’s harder to become addicted to alcohol compared to other drugs

Believe it or not, alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs. Alcohol tends to produce a euphoric feeling for many people and disrupts regular communication between neural transmitters. In short, alcohol makes people feel good. And for those with a family history of alcoholism, this “feel good” sensation brought about by alcohol could be dangerous.

Hotel California Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program

HCBTS’ alcohol abuse treatment program in Orange County, California helps individuals remain abstinent from alcohol through some of the following practices:

Alcohol Detox: Alcohol Withdrawal Management

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) is the name for symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or reduces their alcohol intake. The symptoms can have serious health implications and be dangerous. In severe cases, medically monitored alcohol detox is necessary for the health and safety of an individual suffering AWS.

Common alcohol withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Delirium tremens
  • Shaking
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as vomiting

Hotel California by the Sea’s alcohol detox and treatment program follows the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) protocols for alcohol withdrawal management. An individual’s withdrawal symptoms are monitored by on-site medical professionals, and medications to manage symptoms are administered in cases when it is required for a person’s safety and well-being. Throughout a person’s stay at HCBTS’ alcohol detox, individual behavioral therapy sessions and counseling are available to provide emotional support through what is an often-overwhelming period.

Alcohol Rehab Therapeutic Options

Hotel California by the Sea’s drug and alcohol rehab centers offer various types of therapeutic interventions for those recovering from substance and alcohol use disorders. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Education
  • Introduction to 12-Step Programs
  • Guided Meditation

Addiction Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders

Addiction treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder is available and accessible. Choosing the right treatment option for you or loved one may feel like a stressful task, but it doesn’t need to be.

Recovering from a substance use disorder such as AUD isn’t easy, but recovery is possible. Contact an admissions specialist today for more information about our programs. All conversations are private and confidential, we’re here to help. 

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