Harbor Detox

Newport Beach

Discover why Harbor Detox is your best choice for addiction treatment near Newport Beach.


Newport Beach Drug Rehab Center

If you’re searching for a Newport Beach drug rehab center, it may be for yourself or someone you care about. Regardless, options are available, including Harbor Detox. At Harbor Detox, we approach addiction treatment with an expert-led team of compassionate professionals. Programs are offered for medical detox and inpatient rehab.

When Does Someone Need
Addiction Treatment?

Addiction is a chronic brain disease because it affects both the structure and function of this critical organ, much like other chronic diseases. For example, heart disease is also considered chronic. When something is a chronic disease, it’s not technically curable, but it’s treatable and manageable.

The defining feature of an addiction is compulsive seeking and using drugs or alcohol, even though it’s causing harmful consequences. There are changes to the brain circuits that manage stress, self-control, and reward.

As with other chronic illnesses, addiction is progressive, which worsens over time without treatment and can be deadly.

When someone first uses drugs or alcohol, they likely do so because they perceive the positive effects it could create and think they can keep their use under control. Unfortunately, for many people, this sense of control disappears. The initial decision to use the substance could have been voluntary, but ongoing use affects your ability to exercise self-control.

Some people use addictive substances without becoming addicted, and others use them relatively few times before developing a substance use disorder. So why the difference? There are a lot of reasons that researchers and clinicians often highlight.

Examples include risk and protective factors. Risk factors raise the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder, and protective factors reduce the risk.

Risk factors for addiction include:

  • Lack of parental involvement or supervision
  • Aggressive behavior as a child
  • Experimenting with drugs at an early age
  • Availability of substances
  •  Poverty

Protective factors include:

  • Parental support and monitoring
  • Making good grades in school 
  • Positive relationships
  • Access to neighborhood resources

Biological factors also raise the risk of addiction, such as genetics, which can make up 40-60% of the risk of developing an addiction.

The underlying factors contributing to addiction are an essential target during a rehab program. Without addressing these underlying factors, the risk of a relapse is much greater.

For anyone looking for a Newport Beach detox center or Newport Beach addiction treatment center, Harbor Detox offers both levels of care.


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The Effects of a Substance Use Disorder

A severe substance use disorder is diagnosed as addiction. In these situations, your brain and behavior are affected by substances to the point that you’re out of control of your substance use, even when you know it’s causing harm in different areas of your life.

Addictive substances affect your brain’s reward centers, and they trigger a response that eventually makes you unable to control your use.

Dependence can also occur. With substance dependence, you usually have a tolerance meaning you have to take higher doses to get the desired effects. You can also have withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop using something you depend on.

Addiction changes how dopamine and other neurotransmitters in the reward system are managed, and that’s a big part of why it’s a disease and why someone can’t control their substance use regardless of the damage it’s causing.

Substance use disorders, especially severe ones, will eventually affect a person’s mental and physical health, relationships, career, and every aspect of their life.

An addiction treatment program has to address all of these issues thoroughly. For anyone searching for a Newport Beach drug rehab center, Harbor Detox approaches addiction treatment from a basis of science and research, experience, and an understanding of what it’s like from a human perspective.

Stories of Recovery

Experience, Strength & Hope

I'd recommend this place to anyone trying to better themselves, this place truly saved my life..I have the upmost respect for each and every TECH and COUNSELOR here..The program Director's are always looking out for you and your concerns..The program likes to actually take you out for walks, the beach, to other fun outings and breathing exercises on the beach..TY to everyone....
Thomas C. Alumni
Harbor Detox was truly a God send! After countless tries at other facilities, I finally found the treatment program that worked best for me. I am coming up on one year sober and I wouldn't be where I am today without the help of Harbor Detox!
John Doe Alumni

How Is Addiction Treated?

Everyone is unique. Their stories, history, mental and physical health needs, and substance use are all specific to them and no one else. With that in mind, an effective addiction treatment program needs to be highly accessible and also individualized. No two people are going to have the exact same treatment path.

As part of that, addiction treatment should include a continuum of care. A continuum-of-care approach lets treatment providers guide you through different care levels based on your needs. You may begin with a medical detox as you withdraw and start your rehab program with intensive inpatient rehab. Eventually, once you’re ready for more freedom and individual accountability, you could move into an outpatient program and eventually aftercare support.

An addiction treatment center should screen you and determine the best place to begin your recovery journey.

The basis of most rehab programs is talk therapy. Talk therapies, also known as psychotherapy, include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a combination of group and individual sessions.

Talk therapy is a way to help you develop the tools you’ll need to deal with triggers and cravings once you return to the real world without relying on drugs or alcohol. In individual therapy, you can talk to your treatment providers about situations you believe have led to your addiction. At the same time, group sessions are a good way to build a social support network.

An addiction treatment program should consider co-occurring mental health disorders because they can raise the risk of relapse if untreated.

Medication-assisted treatment can also be part of your rehab program, beginning with a medical detox. Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, uses approved medicines to treat withdrawal and drug cravings. There are medications available for alcohol and opioid use disorders.

Harbor Detox is a Southern California treatment center offering medical detox and inpatient rehab programs.


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At Harbor Detox, we offer two main levels of care—medical detox and inpatient rehab. We are in Southern California if you are seeking a Newport Beach drug rehab center.

A medical detox includes around-the-clock monitoring by medical professionals as you withdraw. The goal is to help you get through this challenging time as easily and comfortably as possible while keeping you safe. Medical detox is a necessary first step of treatment but not a standalone approach to treating addiction.

The next step for most people who have a substance use disorder is inpatient rehab. An inpatient program takes you away from your daily environment, triggers, and stressors. Instead, you’re in a calm, structured, non-chaotic environment where you can focus on your recovery entirely.  

If you’re looking for a Newport Beach drug rehab center, we encourage you to contact our team at Harbor Detox. We can help you take the first step toward a lifelong recovery. 

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