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IOP Program Orange County

Outpatient rehab in Orange County offers a mixture of behavioral therapy treatments as well as patient advocate services. In this less intense level of care, patients are most likely seeking guidance on how to successfully transition back into society with a clear mind and new outlook on their future. As a long-term continuation of inpatient rehab, intensive outpatient programs in  Orange County provide recovering addicts with a central support system of like-minded peers. 

During our IOP Program in Orange County, patients are provided with a more flexible schedule to participate in continuing counseling and behavioral therapies to help maintain sobriety. This less intensive level of care is usually recommended after a patient is discharged from an inpatient or residential rehab facility. For patients to successfully maintain sobriety, long-term treatment services such as cognitive behavioral therapy and marriage and family counseling, is highly encouraged. Outpatient rehab in Orange County that consists of partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) offer a variety of services for those seeking continuing support for their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. 


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What is Outpatient Rehab in Orange County?

Once patients have completed residential treatment and are ready to step down in level of care, they are usually moved into outpatient rehab in Orange County. These programs consist of PHP or IOP where patients will participate in various substance abuse treatment programs. For PHP, patients usually spend about six hours per day in treatment programs. For IOP, patients spend an estimated three hours per day in treatment programs.

Candidates for PHP are usually patients who have completed residential treatment but are still at high risk for potential relapse. Patients who move onto IOP treatment are usually those who no longer need immediate and intense support with addiction. These patients are ready to start implementing newly learned skills into daily life free of drugs and alcohol.

Treatment length can vary depending on the recommendations from their treatment care plan.  Addiction treatment sessions typically range around six hours a day to fifteen hours per week. At the end of treatment, patients are then able to return home at the end of each day

Once PHP and IOP have been completed, patients move on to an outpatient drug rehab where they continue to attend counseling and therapy treatments scheduled around their daily responsibilities or as recommended by their medical physician. 

At Hotel California by the Sea’s IOP Program in Orange County, we offer outpatient day and night programs. As patients slowly return to a new routine, they are offered flexible options in receiving and continuing addiction treatment programs and services. 

How are Outpatient Rehab in Orange County and Inpatient Rehab different?

Inpatient rehab programs focus on medication management and intensive individual and group therapies. Enrollment within inpatient programs consists of 24-hour care and support and daily assessments from nurses and medical physicians. In this level care, a comprehensive treatment plan is created for each patient. Inpatient facilities provide a safe and structured environment to begin addiction recovery. 

This however leaves little room for continuing other personal responsibilities such as a job. The patient’s main job and responsibility is to focus completely on addiction treatment. They will learn new skills and coping techniques to live a life free of addictive substances. 

During outpatient rehab in Orange County, patients can continue therapeutic treatments while engaging in other activities outside of a clinical environment. Patients are able to work around a flexible treatment schedule and still receive high standards of care from the outpatient program. 

IOP programs in Orange County do not require around-the-clock monitoring. Patients will receive less intensive care and sometimes be tempted back into addiction relapse. All patients are assessed by medical physicians and psychologists. This process is to make sure the step down in level of care is appropriate for the patient.

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Specialized services offered within Intensive Outpatient Programs in Orange County

The services offered in IOP programs in Orange County provide effective tools and resources for patients as they continue treatment to maintain sobriety. Patients are highly encouraged to take advantage of the various social services offered in outpatient programming. 

The career resource center assists patients in planning for their professional career. Nutritional counseling can help clients with their health and wellness goals. And access to their client advocate helps patients understand their specific case management process. The following are popular outpatient services offered to patients during their treatment program:

Psychiatric Assessments from a medical physician

Within intensive outpatient program treatments in Orange County, regular psychiatric evaluations help determine the necessary continuing treatment plan for each patient. Assessments are made by certified medical physicians. Despite the completion of intense inpatient programs, some patients may still be vulnerable to withdrawal symptoms or even urges for relapsing. 

Because of this, psychiatric evaluations are important to address these delicate situations and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) will be prescribed. Medical physicians may also suggest different forms of behavioral therapies to address the patient’s co-occurring mental health issues. This will help ensure the patient remains on the right track during their drug and alcohol rehab journey.

Dual Diagnosis therapy

Outpatient rehab in Orange County is recommended for those with co-occurring mental health conditions. Substance use disorder (SUD) often occurs concurrently with mental health issues, making it difficult for patients in rehab to cope. Patients who suffer from these issues are experiencing what is called a dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental health concerns. Some common mental health disorders often linked to or occur with SUD including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 9.5 million adults in the U.S. experience a substance use disorder and a mental health illness.

Patients experiencing a secondary mental health diagnosis tend to succeed in an outpatient alcohol rehab program. By addressing psychological conditions and substance use disorders simultaneously, patients have an increased probability of maintaining their recovery.

Career Counseling and Educational Planning

Education and careers may have been put on hold once a patient enters into a substance rehab program. IOP programs in Orange County offer guidance to help patients achieve their professional goals. Unique services such as career counseling and continuing education planning assist patients on their recovery journey. 

Together with certified counselors, licensed therapists and mentors, patients will work to identify their professional goals. Patients will learn how to successfully integrate into a drug free life, while working to achieve career and educational goals.

At Hotel California by the Sea, we offer a career resource program that focuses on the following aspects: 

  • Accountability
  • Career-specific feedback
  • Resume assistance
  • Stress management in the professional world
  • Goal-setting
  • Vocational and professional skill development

Other individuals in outpatient rehab may need assistance with basic everyday life skills. After being under the cloud of their addiction for so long, it is only natural to need help readjusting. Outpatient drug treatment focuses on helping individuals understand and control their addiction. Patients also learn how to adjust to their new everyday lives. 

Some of the themes addressed in outpatient life skills development include:

  • Financial literacy 
  • Time management and balance 
  • Coping skills
  • Medication management 
  • Nutrition 
  • Conflict resolution

Therapies used in IOP Programs in Orange County

Similar to inpatient addiction programs, outpatient rehab relies on various types of addiction treatment methods including clinically proven therapies. Patients begin these therapies during inpatient and residential treatment. Despite moving to lower levels of care, patients are encouraged to continue recommended therapies as part of their long term recovery. 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – DBT was originally created to help patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. It has been adjusted to assist with other psychological issues by teaching people how to handle the distress that comes with their addiction.

The skills learned through DBT help individuals in improving their ability to regulate their negative emotions, be more mindful in the present moment and effectively communicate with others. DBT focuses on helping patients understand and manage the negative emotional reactions related to their drug and alcohol addiction. 


EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy focus on helping patients change their emotions, thoughts and behaviors in the brain associated with their addiction. This type of therapy is used to help a patient reprocess their trauma so they no longer have any fears or negative connotations associated with the specific aspect of their life. EMDR is treated in eight different phases. 

  • History and treatment planning
  • Preparation 
  • Assessment
  • Desensitization
  • Installation
  • Body scan
  • Closure
  • Reevaluation 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) CBT is a psychological individual therapy treatment used to change thinking patterns and behavioral patterns. CBT helps patients change the ways in which they associate with their addiction. CBT also helps patients change the ways in which they react when faced with distressing feelings related to their addiction. 

There are a few core principles of CBT that affect a person’s psyche. Psychological problems are based on unhelpful ways of thinking. Learned patterns of unhelpful behaviors create a negative thought process. And learning more effective ways of coping with problems will help relieve the suffering associated with addiction.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy – Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy performed in a group setting with others who are experiencing the same struggle and journey with substance addiction. These group sessions are meant to be a safe and confidential environment for patients to listen, share and support each other in similar situations. 

Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and Family Counseling Marriage and family counseling is a common form of group therapy. It helps address the issues between the patient and their loved ones. In counseling sessions, patients and their families learn various strategies, techniques and tools to create better relationships. 

Topics that are often addressed include learning effective ways to communicate and setting healthy boundaries. Families also learn and how to work past any setbacks that may occur during the recovery process.

Health and Fitness Groups

Health and Fitness Groups – Engaging in exercise and physical activity can help your brain naturally produce positive endorphins, making you feel good and giving you the motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle away from addictive substances. Improving your physical health plays a large factor in being able to improve your substance recovery health. A combination of behavioral therapies along with physical fitness, helps rehab clinicians create a more holistic treatment plan for patient recovery. 

Benefits of Outpatient Rehab in Orange County

IOP programs in Orange County provide structure, accountability and assistance to people suffering from substance use disorders. Our outpatient alcohol rehab facility serves men, women and young adults ages 18 and over. Outpatient drug rehab surrounds recovering addicts and alcoholics with a central support system and like-minded peers. Services such as career and continuing education counseling, and family support therapy, encourage patients to maintain long-term sobriety. 

Patients suffering from co-occurring mental disorders may find outpatient rehab especially beneficial. In outpatient programs, patients can continue behavioral therapies such as CBT, DBT and EMDR. Other patients may find the cost-effectiveness of outpatient services as another driving factor to continue long-term treatment. 

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What is the length of Intensive Outpatient Programs in Orange County?

In general, outpatient drug treatment is a more long-term process compared to inpatient rehab. Treatment can last anywhere from a few months to years depending on each individual. On average, intensive outpatient program treatments in Orange County requires a time commitment of six to 20 hours a week. 

Treatment length can vary depending on each patient’s progress. Patients who require more guidance stay in treatment for longer periods. While other patients have more confidence about integrating into life outside of rehab. The overall average time spent in outpatient treatment is 90 days.

What are my options to pay for Intensive Outpatient Programs in Orange County?

Searching for the right intensive outpatient program in Orange County can be overwhelming. It’s a tedious and sometimes stressful process searching for a program that will fit into your needs structurally and financially. 

Our team will work with you to help you find the right information regarding your insurance benefits. We will also help explain all the details for your coverage. Hotel California by the Sea accepts most private health insurance policies. If you’re unsure, give us a call or fill out our insurance verification form today.

IOP Program in Orange County at Hotel California by the Sea

The IOP Program in Orange County at Hotel California by the Sea offers assistance and treatments for alcohol and drug dependencies. Our facilities are conveniently located near multiple beaches including Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. Outpatient alcohol rehab is perfect for those transitioning from inpatient care or needing a flexible approach to recovery. 

Our intensive outpatient program in Orange County, California provides a flexible option for those in early recovery. Individuals can adapt their treatment schedule around their unique responsibilities at work and at home. Our rehab program in Orange County offers PHP and IOP with varying levels of care from 1-5 days per week.

Treatment plans are created by certified medical physicians and tailored to the specific needs of each patient. By seeking out continuing treatment and rehab services, patients are more likely to maintain long-term sobriety. 

Get Help at our Outpatient Rehab in Orange County

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, please reach out to us today. Contact the experienced admissions team at our IOP Program in Orange County. Take the first step toward a healthy and sustainable life.

Our outpatient rehab in Orange County offers a variety of evidence-based addiction treatments. We believe successful recovery relies on participating in continued care and support. Our outpatient programs at Hotel California by the Sea can help patients live without drugs and alcohol.

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