Inpatient Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment


Hotel California by the Sea offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient prescription drug abuse treatment for people suffering from addiction to prescription medications. Because of prescription medications’ dangerous nature, our caring addiction experts designed a rehab program specifically to treat clients who struggle with abusing medications.

Set in Southern California, clients that enter our treatment program to recover from prescription drug abuse have the opportunity to create lasting changes in their lives.

Prescription medications are one of the most widely abused substances in the United States. Many people who end up using “harder” drugs, such heroin or methamphetamine, began their addictions by taking prescription drugs with similar chemical structures.

Hotel California by the Sea’s expert team of industry leaders recognized that prescription drugs are a massive problem in the United States. Therefore, we made sure to implement specific prescription drug abuse treatment modalities into our drug rehab program that help those who suffer from prescription drug abuse.

Prescription drug addiction is a dangerous addiction If you or a family member struggles with a prescription stimulant or opioid addiction, read more about our specialized medication abuse program.

Common Prescription Medications


Addiction doesn’t discriminate, but men and women have unique needs when it comes to treating their addiction to drugs and alcohol. With over 25 years of experience in treating substance use disorders and other co-occurring mental illnesses, Hotel California by the Sea understands the true nature of addiction in men – and how to help them beat it. Depending on his stage in life and personal experiences, one man might have different treatment needs than another.

Hotel California by the Sea employs a renowned staff of addiction experts who determine what therapies are right for our male clients, and create a unique treatment plan to match these needs. HCBTS’s rehab for men program targets two age groups: mature men over 30 and young adult men.

Prescription Stimulant Addiction

Prescription stimulants give users a boost in energy and alertness. Doctors frequently prescribe these medications to help those with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), since they tend to help many people focus.

However, these drugs can also be addictive and tend to be abused to help people focus or feel high.

Some common stimulants include:

  • Methylphenidate (such as Concerta, Methylin, and Ritalin)
  • Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine (Adderall)
  • Dextroamphetamine (Also known as Dexedrine, Dextrostat, ProCentra)
  • Dexamfetamine (Vyvanse)

If you or a loved one is addicted to stimulants, seek out a caring rehab center that specializes in drug addiction treatment. Call our addiction specialists today for more information on our inpatient and outpatient programs.

Opiate Addiction

Prescription opioids are a dangerous type of prescription painkiller. Opiates are a form of medication that is typically prescribed by doctors to treat severe pain. Although highly effective for treating pain, these medications are also highly addictive. Opiates may be in pill form or in the form of injectables. Some common opiates include:

  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Oxycodone
  • Vicodin

Again, opiates are highly addictive, and the risk of developing a physical dependence on these medications is quite high as well. However, if you’ve become reliant on opiates, there is still hope to recover. Inpatient addiction treatment at Hotel California by the Sea can help you recover from prescription opiate addiction.

Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines are a powerful class of central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Doctors typically prescribe these medications to treat severe anxiety and panic disorders and some dangerous health conditions such as seizures.

When taken, benzodiazepines (and many CNS depressants) have a calming effect on the brain and body. For someone prone to addiction, this calming may become addictive. In time, as someone’s body adjusts to a benzodiazepine medication’s effects, it may require them to take more of this medication to feel its pleasurable effects.

Common benzodiazepines include:

  • Ativan
  • Valium
  • Xanax

If someone is physically reliant on benzos, it’s crucial that they seek a reputable detox program to help them rid this substance from their body. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can prove especially dangerous without medical supervision.

Barbiturate Addiction

Barbiturates are an older class of CNS drugs. Doctors often use these medications to treat seizures, anxiety disorders, and insomnia. Although barbiturates aren’t nearly as common as benzodiazepines (which are generally regarded as “safer” in the medical world), there are still many people who become addicted.

Some barbiturates include:

  • Amabarbitral (Amytal)
  • Pentobarbital (Nembutal)
  • Secobarbital (Seconal)
  • Phenobarbital (Luminal)
  • Detoxification from barbiturates is also highly dangerous. Hotel California by the Sea’s caring prescription drug abuse treatment team is prepared to treat barbiturate addiction and help you or your loved one achieve freedom from dependence.

Detox For Prescription Drug Abuse


One of the most challenging parts for many of our clients of quitting prescription drugs is the withdrawal symptoms that result from stopping or lessening the amount of the drug they’re consuming. Hotel California by the Sea offers an intensive prescription drug abuse treatment and detox program for those who are physically dependent on prescription drugs. 

Misconceptions About Prescription Drug Abuse


Despite the prevalent prescriptions of pain medications and other pharmaceuticals, there are plenty of misconceptions about these drugs and what counts as “abuse.”

Misconception One: Prescription Drugs Are Safer Than Illicit Drugs

Many people who misuse prescription drugs believe these substances are safer than other illicit drugs (that frequently have similar-to-identical chemical structures). They think that simply because a doctor prescribes a medication that is dispensed through a pharmacist, it doesn’t make this substance dangerous or addictive.

However, prescription drugs do have the potential to be harmful and addictive. For those who have a genetic predisposition to substance use disorders, prescription drugs can be especially dangerous. 

Misconception Two: Physical Dependence And Addiction Are The Same Things

It’s also a misconception that people can’t become physically dependent on a prescription drug without being “addicted” to it. In fact, it is possible to experience physical dependence (and thus, physical withdrawal) without experiencing the mental, social, and emotional effects of a classified substance use disorder (SUD).

Men, women, and young adults across the country sometimes unintentionally become physically dependent on drugs and eventually seek professional drug abuse treatment.

CTA: Whether you are physically dependent on a prescription drug or qualify as having a substance use disorder, inpatient treatment for drug dependence and addiction can help.

Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Program Information


Hotel California by the Sea’s addiction experts designed a program specifically for those who struggle from drug addiction and alcoholism, as well as co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Therapies For Prescription Drug Abuse


For someone to recover permanently from prescription drug abuse, their treatment team must address their addiction holistically. This means implementing several therapies and treatment modalities that will help our clients recover for good.

Hotel California by the Sea offers several therapies for those looking to recover from addiction to prescription drugs, such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • 12-step Programs
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Groups

More Of Our Client-Specific Tracks


At our rehab and prescription drug abuse treatment center, clinical teams tailor treatment plans to the individual client at hand. Clients enter rehab with different maladies, such as past traumas or burnout from a demanding career. You may read more about the options you have during your treatment stay that will customize your treatment plan here:

  • Trauma
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse Treatment
  • Executive Burnout

Pain Management


At Hotel California by the Sea, clients can see a psychiatrist weekly, or as often as they need, to discuss issues such as pain. While at HCBTS, clients are under the complete supervision of an expert psychiatrist that helps the client manage their pain through a variety of treatment methods.

If a client is in pain, their concerns will be addressed immediately. Our primary aim is to provide our clients with an unparalleled addiction treatment experience that delivers the utmost comfort and safety to our clients. Without addressing specific conditions, such as chronic pain, someone struggling with prescription drug abuse may risk returning to their substance of choice after discharge from treatment.

Levels Of Prescription Drug Abuse Care


Hotel California by the Sea’s prescription drug abuse treatment center offers multiple levels of care for those struggling with an addiction to prescription medications, some of which include:

  • Detoxification
  • Inpatient (residential) Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
  • Outpatient Treatment (OP)

Addiction to prescription drugs can leave someone feeling utterly hopeless. However, there are solutions for those who are physically dependent on medications or suffer from addiction to drugs. If you or a loved one struggles with substance abuse, you have multiple options to recover from addiction. Treatment facilities, such as Hotel California by the Sea, offer various levels of care.

During your stay in Orange County, Southern California, our expert staff will create customized prescription drug abuse treatment programs to help you recover from opiates, stimulants, barbiturates, or benzodiazepines.

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