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Drug Abuse and Treatment Options in the Golden State

Southern California Drug Rehab Guide

Drug Abuse and Treatment in Southern California

Addiction treatment is highly personal, and each family has different needs when it comes to finding the right drug rehab program. An informational guide to treatment can make the process of finding and enrolling in a drug rehab program more seamless and the system of care easier to comprehend.

CA Addiction Stats

Drug abuse and addiction impacts millions of people each year. According to a 2018 report from the California Health Care Foundation, about 8% of Californians suffer from substance use disorders, but sadly only about 10% of those receive any kind of professional treatment.1 In California, young adults are severely impacted. Substance use disorders were most prevalent among young adults 18 to 25, occurring at nearly twice the state average rate.1

SoCal Harm Reduction

Southern California residents have numerous options for substance abuse treatment and services. From harm reduction organizations to help drug users prevent deadly overdose and disease transmission to safe drug disposal locations to free HIV testing sites, there are many avenues to drug users and their families to find assistance in Southern California. For those struggling with opioid abuse, and for those who are worried about them, having naloxone (Narcan) on hand is critical. Naloxone can quickly and effectively reverse the effects of an overdose on heroin or painkillers.  

CA's Drug History

California has often been a leader in the fight against drug abuse; however, in many cases they are left playing catch-up as crises relating to one drug or another ravage the state. View a snapshot of CA's drug history below to see some of the ways drug use has impacted CA residents and how the state has responded.

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Choosing a CA Rehab

No two drug rehab programs are exactly alike just as no two people are completely similar. Drug rehab should be individually suited to each person. As a result, there are several types of drug rehab formats to support families and individuals battling with addiction. To consider what type of rehab is right for you or a loved one, you need to understand what each type of drug rehab entails.

Detox & Rehab: What to Know

California residents have numerous options for treatment when they decide to change their lives. The choices can be overwhelming but we’ll help you understand the process—how to pay for rehab, what to expect while you’re there, and what you can do to support your recovery afterward. Whether you’re struggling or you love someone who is, we’re here to help.

Local Events

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Laguna Treatment Hospital regularly hosts in-person and online events for the community, including recovery support groups.

OC Treatment Guide

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We'll help you discover ways to start your recovery or the resources to help you stay sober in Orange County.