August 23, 2017

Treatment Options

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Drug, Alcohol and Pain Medication Addictions

[frame align=”left”]Inpatient Medical Detoxification Treatment Program in Laguna Beach CA[/frame]DEFINTION OF DEPENDENCY: The definition of chemical dependency is the continued use of a chemical despite the negative consequences. There are many other ways to describe and define a chemical dependency. There are many types of chemically dependent people. All of them fit the criteria of – continued use despite the negative consequences. I like this definition because it is very simple and has nothing to do with how much drug or alcohol you are taking or how frequently you are taking it or what type of drug or alcohol you are taking. This phenomenon of continuing to take a chemical knowing that there are negative consequences associated with it, i.e., motor vehicle accidents, DUIs, jail, job loss, divorces, liver loss, depression, nausea, vomiting, emergency room visits, falls, increase in depression, is what all my patients do. Most people that take any alcohol or drug and have a negative consequence will stop.

Approximately 10% to 20% of the work population is born with a brain that has an unusual experience when they take a drug. These people have what is almost like a “potato chip effect.” If they have one, they want a second one. If they have a second one, they want all the rest. These people are set up to become addicted and dependent easier than other people. It runs in families. Anybody could become a drug addict or alcoholic if they work at it hard enough. It is just that some people do not have to work at it. Some day science will be able to identify these people before they even start their first drink or drug.


Medical Director and Co-Founder Mission Pacific Coast Recovery

Programs – Your Treatment Options

[frame align=”right”]Chronic Pain and Chemical Dependency Treatment Program at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery[/frame]Chronic Pain & Chemical Dependency Treatment Track

Prescription drug dependency is a major health concern in our society today. PCRC offers a medically supervised treatment program for those individuals struggling with chronic pain and medication dependency.

Inpatient Medical Detoxification

Our professional staff provide state-of-the-art treatment to ensure a safe and comfortable medical detoxification.

Inpatient Program

For some patients, 24-hour care in a safe, structured environment, away from the daily stress and pressure, is required to start the recovery process.

Partial Hospitalization Program

This outpatient program meets seven days a week, from 7:00AM to 8:30PM. Patients live at home or in nearby sober living homes.

Continuing Care

Aftercare is in integral component of the last stage of treatment. Patients are encouraged to participate in weekly support groups at the hospital (at no charge) for as long as needed.

Family Program

Family participation is crucial to every patient’s recovery and is included in all levels of care.

Family Program Invitation (pdf)

Family Program Schedule (pdf)

Family Program Questionnaire (pdf)

First Family Program Assignment (pdf)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP is structured in a way that enables individuals to meet family, work and other responsibilities of daily living while receiving services at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery.

[frame align=”left”]Family Program Continuing Care Aftercare and Partial Hospitalization Program[/frame]