Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment Resources in Garden Grove

Garden Grove Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Garden Grove, located in Orange County south of Los Angeles, is close enough for day trips to theme parks and the beaches, but has attractions of its own as well. The former Crystal Cathedral, now Christ Cathedral, draws tourists to see its sparkling 12,000 panes of glass by day or night. History buffs can visit the Stanley Ranch Museum and Historical Village. There are two local theater venues, the GEM Theater and the Festival Amphitheatre. The annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is one of the largest in western United States.

While fortunately, Garden Grove drug and alcohol addiction statistics have remained lower than some Southern California cities, addiction can take place anywhere. If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s drinking or drug use, know that help is available. The first step—asking for help—can be the hardest one, but when you are ready, experts from treatment facilities can help you understand your options. Reach out to a drug or alcohol rehab center for more information.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake443 S. Hwy 105 Palmer Lake CO 80133-9003 (719) 884-0063

The Recovery Village Ridgefield does not operate in the state of California. Our closest facility is in Ridgefield, WA and can be seen in the map above.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

annual drug- or alcohol-related deaths
in orange county

Countywide, the most common cause of overdose death between 2013 and 2015 was prescription opioids.

Finding Help in Garden Grove

Garden Grove, California Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

There are several drug treatment facilities available to help. As you’re choosing a treatment plan, consider factors other than proximity. The drug you are trying to stop using will be a consideration, as will the length of time you have been using it. You’ll also need to consider whether you need 24-hour care or the flexibility of outpatient treatment.

Alcohol or drug abuse is a chronic illness, like diabetes or heart disease, and should be treated as an illness rather than a failing of willpower. That said, treatment is most often a successful step toward recovery and sobriety, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment, or 24-hour care, can last from 90 days to five months or longer. Patients are monitored as they withdraw from drugs or alcohol, treated for any additional physical or mental health problems such as diabetes or poor nutrition, depression or anxiety. With some drug addictions, an alternative treatment such as methadone may be administered. Through a program of individual, group and family counseling, the patient will gain insight into why he may be addicted, learn coping strategies and motivational techniques, and find out about self-help groups that will help him maintain sobriety when residential treatment is finished.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Residential treatment is often effective, but it can also be costly. For some patients who have support at home and do not need complete removal from influences of addiction, partial hospitalization can also be very helpful. Instead of living on-site, the patient attends similar programs for six hours or so daily, with physician appointments, individual and group therapy and help according to his needs.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Patients who need to maintain a schedule at home for work or school or who have family responsibilities may benefit most from an outpatient program. Treatment is similar, but takes place during regularly scheduled appointments with doctors and therapists. Research has shown that for some patients, outpatient care can be equally effective.

Because each drug or alcohol user’s needs are different, the type of therapy is an individual choice. When you’re ready to take the first step, know that your choice will be the first step toward a future you can forge without dependence on drugs or alcohol, and that your future is brighter for that.

Detox Centers

Before you begin sessions of therapy, it is often necessary for your body to rid itself of the drugs or alcohol. This process is known as detox. Since detox can be uncomfortable and, in cases of serious addiction, dangerous, it is unwise to attempt without medical care. At a treatment facility, medical professionals will help you through symptoms that might include nausea, shaking, anxiety, dehydration, chills or fever. Medicines will be administered when necessary, and therapists can offer soothing techniques that will make the uncomfortable times more comfortable. Detox can take a few days to a few weeks, depending on the drug.

Recovery Meetings Near You

After completing drug rehab, the next step for successful recovery is often a self-help group such as AA or SMART Recovery. For many people, these recovery meetings are a vital component of their aftercare. A review of several studies of self-help meetings showed that continual attendance at such meetings is associated with longer term abstinence. Frequent attendance was also associated with a more successful result. Groups meet worldwide, too, so you can attend when traveling as well.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, is the original recovery group. It has nearly 2 million members in nearly 110,000 groups worldwide. Meetings are free and, of course, anonymous. They offer fellowship and support as members share stories and follow a 12-step path that includes coming to terms with the alcohol addiction, turning over that addiction to a higher power, making amends to those who have been hurt by the addiction, and committing to supporting others newer to the process. Newcomers are matched with a sponsor, and those who have attended meetings for a while may reach out to others as sponsors. Alcoholics Anonymous has many meetings in the Garden Grove area; these are just a few.

  • St. Olaf’s Church
    12432 Ninth St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92840
  • Universal Care
    12511 Brookhurst St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92840
  • Magnolia Park
    11402 Magnolia St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92841

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous follows a 12-step program and functions similarly. Many NA meetings are open to those who use different drugs; a few are geared specifically toward the problems of a particular drug, so check with the group beforehand. NA was founded in 1953, and has 63,000 meetings worldwide in 132 countries.

  • Brookhurst & Garden Grove
    9845 Belfast Dr.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92844
  • Veterans First (Josephine House)
    12781 Josephine St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92841
  • Grace Community Church
    12291 Nutwood St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92840

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is a newer idea than NA or AA. It is for users of alcohol or drugs, and appeals to those who want a more science-based, rational approach than a spiritual one. SMART stands for Self-Management and Rational Recovery. Those who attend meetings are first invited to consider the disadvantages of using, and compare those with any disadvantages. Then, they work through motivational strategies to cope with the urge to use as they “change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfaction and quality of life.” A 2013 review of SMART Recovery found it effective in helping people recover from problem drinking. No SMART Recovery meetings are in Garden Grove, but several are in nearby cities. In addition, the SMART Recovery website offers online support and meetings.

  • Kaiser Permanente Health Pavilion
    200 S. Lewis St.
    Orange, Calif., 92868
  • Stevens Square
    250 W. Main St.
    Tustin, Calif., 92780
  • Morningside Recovery
    1400 Reynolds Ave. Suite 200
    Irvine, Calif., 92614

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

As the person in recovery is attending meetings and learning new ways of coping, her loved ones may also be feeling the changes. Self-help meetings for family and friends can offer fellowship and a way to adapt as the patient experiences the changes that come with recovery. Al-Anon, a family group for those affected by alcohol, and Nar-Anon, for those coping with drug use in the family, both have meetings in Garden Grove and in cities nearby.

  • Al-Anon
    First Presbyterian Church
    11832 Euclid St.
    Garden Grove, Calif., 92840
  • Nar-Anon
    First United Methodist Church
    161 S. Orange St.
    Orange, Calif., 92866

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