2nd DUI Orange County

Treatment Options for 2nd DUI Orange County

If you or a loved one has gotten a second DUI, you are most likely very aware of the magnitude of this event.  Most people immediately consider the legal implications, as well as the financial burden that a DUI entails.  However, getting a 2nd DUI Orange County can also be a clarion call that help is needed for a substance use disorder.

In California, a second DUI carries stiff penalties, including jail time and license suspension.  However, when the court sees that you are genuinely interested in receiving help for substance abuse or addiction they may soften the penalties or apply the days in rehab toward jail time.  In assessing the consequences of a 2nd DUI, it is wise to consider long-term health as well as presenting your case in the best light to a judge, and get addiction treatment.

Rehab Options After 2nd DUI Orange County

As devastating as it is to have gotten another DUI, it might actually be a blessing in disguise.  This event may be the wake up call that there is a serious need for some help regarding substance abuse.  The severity of the problem will dictate the appropriate treatment needs, and could include detox and withdrawal, and/or an addiction treatment program.

There are distinct behavioral and physical signs of addiction to drugs or alcohol, including:

  • Mood swings
  • A decline in academic or work performance
  • Isolating behavior, avoiding social or family events
  • Discarding old friends in favor of hanging out with users
  • Mounting legal problems
  • Financial problems resulting from substance abuse
  • Obsessing over the next drink or dose
  • Continuing to use the substance even with mounting negative consequences
  • Drug or alcohol cravings
  • Neglecting responsibilities
  • Using the substance in risky situations, including driving while intoxicated
  • Increased tolerance to the substance
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop using substance
  • Try to quit but cannot

What to Expect in an Inpatient or Outpatient Program

Both inpatient and outpatient programs offer generally the same basic treatment elements, just to differing degrees.  At an inpatient program the individual resides at the facility for a month or longer and has 24-hour supervision.  An outpatient program designs a level of participation based on the individual’s treatment needs or an order of the court.  Outpatient programs offer therapy and classes for a specific number of hours per week, but the individual resides at home outside of these treatment hours.

The basic treatment elements to expect in a rehab program include:

  • Individual psychotherapy sessions
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy or family programs
  • Addiction education classes
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • 12-step or similar recovery group participation
  • Medication management

How Going to Rehab Helps Your DUI Case

Without a doubt, a 2nd DUI arrest is a very serious matter that will have profound effects on all aspects of one’s life.  In addition to obtaining legal counsel to help the individual navigate the various penalties and repercussions associated with the second DUI event, getting treatment for the substance abuse or addition is going to be an asset to your case, and your life.  The court will likely be impressed by the individual’s efforts to prioritize getting treatment for the problem with alcohol or drugs, and may be more lenient in terms of required jail time and other penalties.

Phoenix Rising Addiction Center Provides Intensive Outpatient Rehab After 2nd DUI Orange County

Phoenix Rising Addiction Center selected the name for their treatment program very purposefully.  The image of the phoenix rising from the ashes depicts the potential for a new life, a new beginning after a serious problem has impacted one’s life.  At Phoenix Rising Addiction Center, our compassionate therapists will help the individual grappling with substance use issues after a 2nd DUI Orange County, as well as helping them with court paperwork or locating an attorney.  We offer evening outpatient therapy for those who work, and sober living resources as well.  For more information about our outpatient rehab program, please contact Phoenix Rising today at (949) 518-0345.