Substance Abuse Resources in San Clemente
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab & Detox

San Clemente Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Nicknamed the ‘Spanish Village by the Sea,’ San Clemente in Orange County features Mediterranean-style architecture and beautiful beaches. The good year-round climate means outdoor recreational activities, such as surfing, sunbathing and golfing, are abundant. The city sits midway between San Diego and Los Angeles, so residents can commute easily to both. When not admiring the city’s natural beauty, there are art galleries to explore and city highlights to visit, such as San Clemente Pier and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Garden. Residents also benefit from a low unemployment rate and increased home appreciation values.

As idyllic as this seems, San Clemente is affected by incidents relating to drugs and alcohol in much the same way as many other cities in California. Law enforcement officials remain vigilant and continually foil the attempts of those transporting drugs for resale in random checkpoints or when suspected of suspicious behavior. Border Patrol K9s sense drugs that are hidden in vehicles, leading to arrests and seizures of vast quantities of illegal narcotics.

There is hope in San Clemente though as there are resources available to individuals struggling with substance abuse. There are numerous excellent treatment facilities in the state of California, including San Clemente drug treatment facilities and San Clemente alcohol treatment facilities. There are also national drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities available.

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.

California opioid deaths
in 2015

California continues to see a rise in fatalities from drug overdoses. This doesn’t need to continue though. Treatment is available locally and nationally.

Finding Help & Recovery in San Clemente, CA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in San Clemente, California

The levels of treatment program vary to handle different forms of substance misuse and varying cases of addiction. Many patients choose to begin with residential treatment programs before progressing to either partial hospitalization or outpatient programs. The type you choose depends on your current situation. Understand the nature of each treatment program before deciding on one program.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs provide 24-hour professional care to patients. Also known as inpatient programs, patients stay at the treatment facility throughout the recovery process. Individual and group therapy sessions take place as well as physical activities and skills training, such as stress management and nutritional planning. Stays can last anywhere between thirty and ninety days although some therapeutic communities offer programs that last for six months or longer. This type of treatment removes patients from their normal surroundings where temptations are too easy to give into. This healthy environment of a residential treatment program is ideal for those suffering from severe addictions or with a prolonged history of substance misuse.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) offer a degree of autonomy for patients, allowing them to stay overnight in their own homes. Treatment at a PHP takes up the majority of each day, with access to many of the same amenities found in residential treatment programs. These programs work well for many, provided patients have access to a supportive home environment.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient programs give patients the freedom to continue with daily commitments, such as family, work and education. Therapy sessions are conducted in centers at scheduled times. A supportive home environment is a must as each patient commits to stay away from temptations and control triggers that usually aid their addiction. Outpatient programs are ideal for patients who’ve already completed higher levels of treatment or those with mild substance use disorders.

When trying to decide which level of treatment program is best for you, consider the aspects of your addiction, such as the length of it and the substance you’re addicted to. Also find out what treatments are covered by your insurance and consider any other financial factors. It helps to speak to an addiction specialist to go over each point and reach the right decision.

Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

You’ve taken the brave step of asking for help with your addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Now you need to clear your system completely of all the harmful substances. This is best done in a professional setting, like a drug detox or an alcohol detox center. Professional medical care is given as you’re monitored and treated during detoxification. This ensures the otherwise negative effects of withdrawal are kept to a minimum to allow you to successfully complete the process. Detoxing your body gives you a better chance of achieving sobriety and retaining it in the long run. Some patients prefer to combine detox with therapy in a treatment program.

Recovery Meetings Near You in San Clemente

Aftercare when you return home from drug rehab or alcohol rehab is essential for ongoing support and encouragement in your quest to stay sober. Recovery groups like SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous hold support meetings and offer recovery programs to help you avoid relapse. There are many groups and meetings available for you to join in the San Clemente area.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous uses a program of 12 steps to help alcoholics recover from their addiction. As one of the oldest recovery groups across the globe, it has a successful track record and outstanding reputation. Meetings allow individuals to share their stories and receive support from others in similar circumstances. Membership to AA is free and members are only asked to have a genuine desire to stop drinking for good. Here is a list of AA meeting locations in and around San Clemente:

  • What’s Good About Today
    929 Calle Negocio and Calle Amanecer, Ste H
    San Clemente, CA 92673
  • Doheny Group – Step & Tradition/Topic
    35522 Camino Capistrano, Lutheran Church
    San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Grupo A.A. San Clemente Hispano
    210 W. Avenida Aragon
    San Clemente, CA 92672

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the equivalent of Alcoholic Anonymous for those addicted to drugs. The organization also utilizes a 12-step program to help those suffering from substance use disorders to achieve sobriety. The help of a sponsor is offered throughout each step. A sponsor is an individual who has maintained sobriety for a significant amount of time. Membership to NA is free and members are expected to genuinely want to stop using drugs. Here is a list of NA meeting locations in and around the San Clemente area:

  • San Clemente Presbyterian Church
    119 Avenida De La Estrella
    San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Saint Clements Church
    202 Avenida Aragon
    San Clemente, CA 92672
  • Pines Park
    34941 Camino Capistrano
    Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery helps those suffering from substance misuse, whether it’s in the form of alcohol, drugs or another addiction. Its program structure is built on four steps and its methods are scientific, motivational, cognitive and behavioral. Each member learns to manage his or her own thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Self-empowerment and self-reliance are key to successfully achieving and retaining sobriety. Here is a list of SMART Recovery meeting locations close to San Clemente:

  • Wellness Center South
    23072 Lake Center Dr., Suite 115
    Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health, 4th Floor
    23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Rm. 2
    Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • Kaiser Irvine Medical Center
    6640 Alton Pkwy.
    Irvine, CA 92618

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are recovery groups for the loved ones of those suffering from substance use disorders. Families, friends and spouses often feel desperate as they try to deal with the devastating affects the illness has on their lives as well as the effects on their loved one who is misusing substances. These groups hold welcoming meetings where individuals share their experiences and support one another while learning more about behavior relating to addictions. The Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meeting locations in San Clemente are listed here:

  • Al-Anon
    Friendship Center
    929 Calle Negocio
    San Clemente, CA 92673
  • Nar-Anon
    Talega Life Church
    1040 Calle Negocio
    San Clemente, CA 92673

There are many options for San Clemente drug rehab and San Clemente alcohol rehab. It’s also a smart idea to see what other recovery resources can be found in nearby cities, and even other states. Leaving the state of California for drug or alcohol treatment offers the opportunities for a fresh start during this pivotal time.

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