Aliso Viejo Treatment Programs

Aliso Viejo Treatment Programs for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

As the field of addiction treatment continues to expand and diversify, it is important to understand the basics about the various philosophies and programs available.  On one hand it is a positive to have so many options available, but on the other hand it can present an overwhelming number of choices that can actually slow down the process of getting needed help.

For a successful treatment outcome, it is crucial to match up one’s personal philosophies and preferences with a like-minded program.  Why?  Because to have a worldview or perspective that is not aligned with the treatment program can pretty much insure that it will not be completed.  That, or the individual will just go through the motions of the program without ever fully engaging or committing to it.  To get the most out of a drug and alcohol recovery program there must be a personal connection made, a meshing of missions and a sense of ownership over one’s recovery.

12 Step Aliso Viejo Treatment Programs

The 12 step program, developed by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1938, is an incrementally-based system where a member works toward achieving specific benchmarks outlined by the program in order to reach sustained sobriety.  The majority of drug and alcohol treatment programs utilize the 12 steps, weaving them into their program, counseling sessions, and 12-step meetings.  The 12 step program is spiritually based, although each member can define their Higher Power as they wish.  The 12 steps include:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God, as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Types of Therapy Provided at Aliso Viejo Treatment Programs

There are different types of talk therapy (psychotherapy) used to help those addicted to drugs or alcohol.  The most common type is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a short-term therapy that has been shown to help addicts.  CBT is within the behavioral psychology spectrum, and there are others used in addiction treatment, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, contingency management therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy.

Some treatment programs emphasize group counseling where others concentrate on individual therapy sessions.  Most programs utilize some degree of both of these methods so it is good to ask what percentage of each is used at a particular program.

In addition to these behavioral approaches, some treatment programs incorporate experiential and holistic therapies, such as yoga, meditation, art therapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness exercises to promote stress reduction.

Phoenix Rising Leading Aliso Viejo Treatment Program

Phoenix Rising Addiction Center Health Care is a 12-step based outpatient addiction treatment located in Aliso Viejo, California.  Phoenix Rising emphasizes the use of CBT and pseudo attachment therapies in its programming, and provides a safe, supportive environment for individuals to rise above their past and recreate their lives.  For more information, contact Phoenix Rising today at (949) 518-0345.