Harbor Detox

San Juan Capistano

Discover why Harbor Detox is your best choice for addiction treatment near San Juan Capistano.


San Juan Capistrano Drug Rehab Center

When you struggle with addiction, a chronic brain disease, recovery can seem like something you can’t achieve. In reality, recovery is achievable by anyone with the right treatment program.

If you’re searching for a San Juan Capistrano drug rehab center, contact Harbor Detox. We are relatively close in Southern California and offer tailored addiction treatment programs on an inpatient basis.

Underlying Factors of Addiction

Certain substances are highly addictive. Examples of these include:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone
  • Illegal stimulants such as crystal meth and cocaine
  • Prescription stimulants like Adderall
  • Illegal opioids such as heroin
  • Benzodiazepines, which are prescription drugs, including Xanax and Valium

These substances can lead to addiction because of how they affect the brain. When you use them, they influence neurotransmitters, which are brain chemical messengers. One neurotransmitter in particular they affect is dopamine. Using addictive drugs can cause a flood of dopamine into the brain and block its reuptake, meaning it stays in the brain longer too. The dopamine then activates your brain’s reward centers.

Your brain is wired to continue seeking things that create pleasure. With addictive drugs, that enormous amount of dopamine creates euphoria and pleasurable feelings, so with repeated use, your brain might want to keep seeking the substance out. Eventually, you will develop a tolerance. A tolerance requires larger doses to get the same desired effects. For most people with an addiction, eventually, they’re no longer using the substance to get high. They have to keep using it to feel some sense of normality because their brain depends on the presence of the substance.

Our brains will stop making as much dopamine and other neurotransmitters with repeated exposure to addictive substances. That makes it hard to feel pleasure from anything you normally would, such as a great meal. You may also be dependent at this point, and trying to cut back or stop cold turkey might lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Some people can use addictive substances and never become addicted because it’s a complex process. Risk factors, including childhood experiences, environment, physical and mental health, and genetics, all play a role in addiction.

There’s not one thing, in particular, we can point to and determine it’s the cause of addiction.

The signs of addiction can include:

  • Continued substance use despite negative effects.
  • Putting substance use as a top priority in your life.
  • Problems in relationships.
  • Intense substance cravings.
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using.

Harbor Detox is an option if you’re searching for a San Juan Capistrano drug rehab center. We are a leading Southern California rehab center offering medical detox programs and inpatient rehab.


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Why Is Addiction Considered a Disease?

Many people think they can stop using drugs or alcohol alone without a professional detox and rehab program, but they relapse. Addiction is a chronic disease that affects your brain’s structure and function. It’s nearly impossible to get a chronic disease under control on your own without treatment.

A rehab center should approach addiction from the disease model to provide the most thorough treatment.

For anyone seeking a San Juan Capistrano addiction treatment center, we encourage you to consider Harbor Detox, located relatively nearby and offering evidence-based treatment.

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

What Approaches Are Used
To Treat Addiction?

There isn’t one treatment approach or method that will work for every person. Addiction is so complex, as are the factors contributing to it. This makes it essential that a treatment plan is highly individualized. With that in mind, some of the approaches that might be used to treat addiction include:

  • Medications: Some medicines can be used to help with withdrawal symptoms and cravings during the detoxification process. When you detox, substances leave your system; you may have symptoms as your body works to readjust to that. These symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to life-threatening. A medical detox program is the best way to stay safe and work through withdrawal comfortably, so you can move on to the next phase of your treatment.
  • Behavioral therapy: Behavioral therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, can help you learn how to change your behaviors and attitudes related to drug use, improve your coping skills and healthy life skills, and keep up with other forms of treatment, like medication.
  • Holistic therapies: Addiction affects every part of your life, including your spiritual and mental wellness. With that in mind, many treatment programs will include holistic therapies and activities such as yoga or meditation. These are ways to explore new hobbies you’ll rely on outside of treatment.
  • Dual diagnosis: It’s common for someone with a substance use disorder to have co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety or depression. These disorders should be treated to reduce the risk of relapse.

Harbor Detox offers these programs nearby for anyone seeking a San Juan Capistrano detox center and rehab facility.


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Why Choose Harbor Detox

There is a term in addiction treatment—the continuum of care. This approach means that you move through various levels in the treatment process as you’re ready, often beginning with the most intensive. This might mean, first, you complete a medical detox. Then, once drugs and alcohol are out of your system, you move into a residential rehab program.

You are free from outside influences, triggers, and stressors during residential rehab. You’re in a structured environment without chaos that allows you to put all of your attention on your recovery and treatment plan.

Once you complete an inpatient program, you might start outpatient rehab if you’re ready. There are also transitional programs on an outpatient basis, like a partial hospitalization program, which is more like inpatient rehab, but you return home in the evenings.

You might also have an aftercare plan once you leave treatment. This will include referrals to counselors and treatment providers and recommendations to avoid relapse, such as participating in a 12-step program.

If you need something more or less intensive, you can move up or down as is right for you in a continuum of care model.

Your treatment plan may need revisited to keep up with your shifting needs.

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