Inpatient Addiction Treatment For Substance Abuse Issues


Effective substance abuse treatment programs are crucial for ensuring the successful recovery of those suffering from drug or alcohol addictions. We offer intensive and customized care for people dependent on drugs, like heroin or methamphetamine. Hotel California by the Sea has successfully treated thousands of clients within the past decade for addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions. We can help you or your loved one, too.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Illicit substances can quickly take control of someone’s life. Once someone struggles with misusing drugs or experiencing withdrawal from physical dependence, it may be time to seek an inpatient substance abuse treatment program. Although it can be scary to ask for help, it is also an extremely brave act that can save lives.

Inpatient treatment at Hotel California by the Sea offers medically managed withdrawal services, short term detoxification care, or long term inpatient or “residential” care. If clients wish to continue substance abuse treatment after discharge from residential care, they may choose to continue onto one of our outpatient programs.

Did You Know?

The use of illicit substances costs the United States over 11 million dollars a year. Alcohol use costs our nation 27 billion dollars per year.

Those who use drugs and other illicit substances require unique care. Our substance abuse treatment program for drug and alcohol issues encompasses a myriad of treatment methods, ranging from behavioral therapies, group outings, and experiential therapy methods. While a person is in our treatment center, they can approach their recovery holistically. In other words, HCBTS’ expert team of substance abuse treatment professionals focuses on providing specific therapies on a case-by-case basis for clients, depending on their history and current needs. Learn more about the programs we offer for those suffering from substance abuse issues below.

Initial Screenings


Upon arrival at Hotel California by the Sea, physicians will assess clients to gauge their current state of health.

Physicians and mental health professionals may assess clients for the following information upon arrival at our program:

  • Amount of the drug (or drugs) that the client used
  • The frequency the client used drugs (for example, did the client binge on drugs sporadically, or were they a daily user?)
  • Any specific psychiatric or medical conditions that the client suffered from in the past, or suffers from currently (co-occurring disorders)
  • How long someone has been using illicit substances or alcohol, and at what age they began using substances.
  • Past substance abuse treatment attempts
  • Whether the client meets the criteria for a physical dependence on a substance or multiple substances
  • Presence of psychosis or other psychiatric symptoms
  • Social support
  • Family situation and support
  • Willingness to change and openness to sobriety
  • Client’s accommodations and home situations
  • Client’s criminal record
  • Status of employment or current career field
  • Client’s goals for treatment

With this information (and much more), substance abuse treatment professionals at Hotel California by the Sea can craft the perfect treatment plan for clients. They can also use this information to direct clients to the right treatment tracks, and level of care, right for them.

As time goes on, our medical professionals will track clients’ progress and ensure that they’re receiving the right care as they move forward in their recovery. Medical staff and trained psychiatric physicians are available 24/7 to help clients in our care who may need immediate assistance.

Therapies Used In Substance Abuse Treatment


To address our clients dynamically, we offer multiple types of substance abuse treatment and therapeutic modalities that are proven to be useful for treating substance abuse, some of which include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Group Therapy
  • 12-Step Programs
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Meditation groups

When these substance abuse treatment therapies are combined, clients can fight their addiction with immense support under the care of seasoned experts in the addiction field. Clients can also form a strong support network that can sustain them after they leave our treatment.

Levels Of Care For Substance Use Disorders


Substance abuse treatment is more effective when clients form a long term treatment plan with addiction specialists at Hotel California by the Sea.

Hotel California by the Sea offers multiple levels of care to clients suffering from substance abuse issues because no client is the same.

With great attention to the individual’s specific needs, HCBTS’ team understands that different clients have different responsibilities, such as work, childcare, or legal matters they must tend to. For this reason, and to help clients transition into a daily functioning role in society after residential treatment, we offer multiple levels of care, ranging from most intensive to least intensive.

Our levels of care include:

Clients that suffer from dangerous withdrawal symptoms are often encouraged by our medical professionals to attend our detoxification program before transitioning to lower levels of care. This way, our medical staff can help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and monitor clients 24/7 should any dangerous symptoms arise.

Other Specific Substance Abuse Treatment Tracks Offered At Hotel California By The Sea


  • Alcohol abuse
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Trauma
  • Co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Executive Burnout

What Is Substance Abuse?


Substance abuse usually includes recreational use of prescription drugs or street drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana, or heroin. However, with misuse, these habits can prove extremely dangerous for individuals and may require outside intervention. While some people can occasionally use these drugs without the risk of becoming addicted to them, others become addicted immediately due to genetic predisposition, mental illness, or other co-occurring disorders.

For those predisposed to addiction, once the brain has been introduced to addictive chemicals, the pursuit of pleasure takes over, and it is challenging for the addict to control themselves. This is where we can help.

“Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome – a cluster of behavioral, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state.”

Source: World Health Organization

What Addictions And Dependencies Do We Treat?


Hotel California by the Sea offers evidence-based treatment methods for people with substance abuse issues and other mental health conditions.

Substance abuse treatment isn’t comfortable, but people can overcome their battle with illicit substances with the right help. With the help of Hotel California by the Sea, you or your loved one can receive the proper support to successfully beat the disease of addiction. HCBTS specializes in treating those with substance use disorders (SUD) and other co-occurring mental health conditions at our Southern California rehab center. We’ve helped thousands of people, and we can help you or your loved one, too.

Contact our admissions specialists to help determine whether treatment may be right for you. We can verify your insurance for free and make your admissions process as smooth as possible.

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