Santa Ana Drug & Alcohol Rehab—Addiction Treatment Resources

When it comes to looking for drug and alcohol counseling near me, it can be difficult to know what type of facility is best for you. Although there are facilities across the country, sometimes the best treatment center can be in your own backyard. There are various local rehabs in Santa Ana, and you can find substance abuse counseling there that will meet all your needs.

Local Resources for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in Santa Ana, California

Searching for substance abuse counseling near me? There are different kinds of rehab facilities that will address your substance abuse in different ways. It’s important to know about the various programs so that you can find the program that will best assist you on your road to recovery. The types of rehab programs include the following:1-3

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential (inpatient) rehab allows a patient to go through treatment in a stable, structured environment where they can work with the staff to create a specialized individual treatment plan that will provide them with the care and support they need. Extended care is provided in a facility with numerous intensive services available 24 hours a day. There are both short-term and long-term residential treatment options, which can be advantageous for those with more severe problems, including co-occurring disorders.

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs that are offered in some Santa Ana rehabs provide outpatient addiction treatment services including access to medical care and therapy. Patients attend the program at least 5 days a week for 4-6 hours a day while still living at home. These programs are best for those who have severe substance use disorders and do not need 24-hour supervision but still need a high level of support.

Outpatient Treatment Programs

When it comes to local rehab centers, outpatient treatment might be the best choice, depending on your addiction and treatment needs. Outpatient treatment programs can vary in the types of services offered and intensity. They are typically less expensive than residential or inpatient treatment and are often better suited for those who have a very strong support system at home. Most typically offer individual and/or group therapy.

There are many choices for treatment in Santa Ana, CA, so it is crucial to review all available options and educate yourself about the programs that are out there. This will help you find both the most appropriate form of treatment as well as the right facility for you and your needs.

Santa Ana Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detox programs involve a process where drugs and/or alcohol are cleared from the body. Depending on the substance that has been abused, medically managed withdrawal may be involved in order to address the unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects that may occur. Detox is only the first step on your road toward treatment, as it does not address the deeper issues connected to addiction and so should only be treated as the first step on the road toward recovery.1,2

Methadone Clinics in Santa Ana

Methadone is a prescription opioid that is primarily used as a detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.4,5 It helps individuals deal with their addiction by reducing withdrawal symptoms and blocking the high achieved from other opioids. Methadone is used in medication-assisted treatment and must be taken under the supervision of a doctor.4,5 This is often done in methadone clinics, and once patients have had a period of stability, they may be able to take the medication at home when clinic visits are not scheduled.5 Methadone helps people who have opioid or heroin addictions overcome those addictions and function normally.

Santa Ana Recovery Groups

Following treatment at a rehab facility, you need to ensure that you continue working on staying clean and sober, and this requires continued work and support. Beyond detox and rehabilitation treatment, there are local support groups that can help you develop strategies for coping, overcome temptation, and find success in continued sobriety.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a group of people supporting one another with the sharing of their experiences, commitment, and hope to manage their shared problem. There is no requirement for membership except the desire to stop drinking. AA has no religious or political affiliation and functions largely based on its Twelve Steps.6

There are various AA meetings in Santa Ana, but currently AA meetings in Orange County are online only. For meeting information, click here.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a community-based organization with members from across the globe. It is a group of people who have a problem with drugs and are recovering addicts who are working to stay clean and help others work toward sobriety as well. The only requirement for membership is the desire to no longer use.7

There are many options for NA meetings in Santa Ana, but NA meetings in Orange County are currently online only. For meeting information, click here.

SMART Recovery Meetings

Self-Management AND Recovery Training (SMART) is a community made up of mutual-support groups with a science-based approach to overcoming addiction. The program focuses on self-empowerment and self-reliance and involves both face-to-face and online meetings. SMART Recovery provides practical tools and social supports to help members work toward long-term recovery.8

There are various options for SMART Recovery meetings, but many have moved online currently. To find online and local meetings, click here.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are support groups for people whose lives have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction. These programs allow for the sharing of common experiences and provide principles/steps that will help the families and friends of substance abusers make positive changes in their own lives, even if the substances abuser does not admit they have a problem.9,10

Find meetings for Al-Anon here. Find meetings for Nar-Anon here.

Santa Ana is part of Orange County, and Orange County, like the rest of the country, is dealing with a drug abuse epidemic. Since 2000, the rate of drug/alcohol overdose deaths in the County increased by 82%. For all overdose deaths that were investigated by a coroner, most were accidental (78.6%) with a little more than half involving prescription drugs (51.8%) and 66.8% connected to opioid use. Of those opioid-related overdoses, more than half (56%) were because of prescription opioids.11

Directions To Our Treatment Center

Part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of facilities, Laguna Treatment Hospital is in Laguna, California, and is AAC’s closest rehab facility to Santa Ana. Local Orange County patients will receive hands-on care that includes staff picking you up at home and bringing you to Laguna Treatment Hospital to start the admissions process and begin your rehabilitation.
** Located only 20 minutes away from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, Laguna is also close to Los Angeles International (LAX) and San Diego International (SAN).


  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition): Types of Treatment Programs.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2014). Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide: Treatment Settings.
  4. S. National Library of Medicine. (2020). MedlinePlus: Methadone.
  5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Methadone.
  6. Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (2017). This is A.A.: An Introduction to the A.A. Recovery Program.
  7. Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (1986). Who, What, How and Why.
  8. Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery). (n.d.). About SMART Recovery.
  9. Al-Anon Family Groups. (n.d.). What Is Al-Anon and Alateen?
  10. Nar-Anon Family Groups. (n.d.). What’s Nar-Anon?
  11. Orange County Health Care Agency and Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department. (2017). Drug & Alcohol Morbidity and Mortality in Orange County.
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