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Top IOP Program in Orange County for Addiction Recovery

Hotel California by the Sea’s IOP programs in Orange County offer a mixture of behavioral therapy and patient advocate services. We provide recovering addicts and alcoholics a vital support system. This helps maintain early recovery.

Our IOP Program in Orange County provides patients with a flexible schedule of counseling, therapy sessions, and group support. This less intensive level of care is usually recommended after a patient is discharged from an inpatient or residential rehab facility.

It’s highly recommended that patients take long-term steps to stay sober. Cognitive behavioral therapy, marriage, and family counseling are highly recommended. Hotel California by the Sea’s IOP program in Orange County consist of two programs. Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP) offer a variety of services for those seeking continuing support. 


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What is an IOP program?

At Hotel California by the Sea’s IOP programs in Orange County, we offer flexible day or night outpatient programs. Once patients have completed residential treatment, they typically continue outpatient treatment. As patients slowly return back into life, they are offered options to continue their recovery. 

These IOP programs in Orange County are crucial to the next step in recovery.

Candidates for PHP are usually patients who have completed residential treatment but are at a higher risk for potential relapse. IOP provides stability while a client is fully transitioning back into everyday life.

Patients attending PHP spend 5-6 hours per day, 5 days a week in active programming sessions. These sessions include group therapy, individual therapy, and case management meetings. For IOP, patients spend an estimated three hours per day, 3-5 days per week in the same sessions.

Outpatient care length can vary depending on the recommendations from each client’s recovery plan. At the end of each day, patients are able to return home or stay at our transitional living home. 

How are Inpatient & IOP Programs in Orange County different?

Patients receiving treatment at the inpatient settings receive 24/7 care by nursing staff and treatment technicians. On-site nurses complete daily assessments and patients are seen regularly by the attending physician and their team. Inpatient facilities provide a safe and structured environment to begin addiction recovery.

During outpatient programming, patients can continue therapeutic treatments while engaging in other activities outside of a clinical environment. 

Our IOP programs in Orange County do not require around-the-clock monitoring. Patients will receive less intensive care. All patients are assessed by medical physicians and psychologists. This process ensures the step down in level of care is appropriate for the patient.

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Specialized services offered at our IOP Programs in Orange County

Hotel California by the Sea’s IOP programs in Orange County provide clients with specialized services. These services help them to successfully embark on their new journey. Clients are highly encouraged to take advantage of the various social services offered in outpatient programming. 

Our 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:

Psychiatric Assessments while in our IOP Program in Orange County

While enrolled in our PHP and IOP programs, regular psychiatric evaluations help our clinicians determine the ongoing treatment plans for each patient. Assessments are completed by licensed physicians. Despite the completion of an inpatient program, some patients may still be vulnerable to withdrawal symptoms or even urges for relapsing. Because of this, continuing treatment at the PHP and IOP levels is highly encouraged.

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

Dual Diagnosis therapy

Mental health conditions are often linked to or occur alongside a substance use disorder. Patients who suffer from these issues are experiencing what is called a dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental health disorder. Some of these disorders include ADHD, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, and 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.

Our IOP programs in Orange County specialize in dual diagnosis therapy. By offering addiction and mental health treatment concurrently, patients have an increased chance of maintaining their recovery

Career Counseling and Educational Planning

Our IOP program in Orange County offers guidance to help patients achieve their professional goals. Unique services such as career counseling and continuing education planning help patients achieve their goals while on their sobriety 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

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

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

Types of therapies used at our IOP program in Orange County

Similar to inpatient programs, outpatient rehab relies on various types of addiction treatment options 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) – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) teaches skills to help individuals struggling with addiction. These skills include regulating negative emotions, being mindful and communicating effectively.


EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy focuses on helping patients change their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. EMDR is a therapy used to help patients reprocess traumatic memories. This helps them no longer feel fearful or negative towards the specific event. The phases of EMDR are: 

  • 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.

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. 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 therapy performed in a group setting with individuals who also struggle with addiction. These group sessions are 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 how to work past any setbacks that may occur during the recovery process.

Health and Fitness Groups

Health and Fitness Groups – 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 our IOP programs/

Our IOP programs in Orange County provide structure, accountability and assistance to people suffering from substance use disorders. Our Southern California outpatient drug & alcohol rehab facility serves men, women and young adults ages 18 and over. We provide 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 IOP 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, IOP programs in Orange County require a time commitment of 6 to 20 hours a week.

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

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

Searching for the right IOP 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. Our IOP program 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 continuing treatment, patients are more likely to maintain long-term sobriety. 

Our IOP Programs in Orange County Can Help

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

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