SUbstance Use Disorder Treatment

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Orange County Drug Rehab Center

Drug addiction is a complex, multifaceted problem that requires an equally sophisticated solution. A person struggling with legal or illegal drug addiction cannot recover alone. Addiction recovery is a collective effort, fueled by a strong support system and professional care. Drug users need reliable information, personalized treatment plans and professional help through withdrawal and rehabilitation. No matter where you live in the U.S., professional treatment is always available at D’Amore Healthcare, a nationally-recognized, California-certified addiction treatment center.

Breaking Free From Addiction

D’Amore Healthcare provides a safe haven for those suffering from drug addiction by taking them out of their old environment and showing them a new way to live.

Our professional and compassionate staff is on call 24 hours a day to offer an individualized solution to the problem of drug addiction.  Recovery can be a rocky road, but D’Amore Healthcare is here to guide you through the pitfalls and on your way to a new life.

D’Amore Healthcare is a dual diagnosis, substance abuse addiction treatment center for men and women specializing in the intervention, detoxification, acute stabilization, and residential treatment of drug addiction. We are a Joint Commission-accredited, California-certified facility located in sunny Orange County, California.

This is a list of licit and illicit drugs D’Amore Healthcare has successfully treated:


Benzodiazepines (Benzos, Xanax, Valium, Anti-anxiety)

Opiates (Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Methadone, and Codeine)

Stimulants (Adderall and Ritalin)





Cocaine (including crack)


Ecstasy (MDMA)

Flunitrazepam (roofies)


K2 (Spice)


Anabolic steroids


What Is Internet Addiction?

At D’Amore Healthcare, we know that no two addicted individuals are exactly alike.  Similarly, no two addiction treatment programs should be exactly alike.  At our Mental Health Treatment Center in Orange County, CA, we create individualized treatment programs tailored to the needs of each specific patient.  By utilizing a variety of Addiction Treatment techniques, we are able to break through to patients who have had trouble getting sober and remaining sober in the past.

We offer the following addiction recovery services for those suffering from drug addiction:

Medication-Assisted Detoxification

Residential Drug Addiction Treatment

Individual and Group Counseling

Relapse Prevention

Recreation and Exercise

Legal Advocacy

Nutrition Counseling

Facts About Licit And Illicit Drug Addiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the ongoing licit and illicit drug addiction problem in the U.S. a “national epidemic.” Specifically, prescription drug addiction rates have skyrocketed in almost every state in recent years, leading to widespread investigations into the source of this explosive growth.

Licit Drugs

It is naive to believe you cannot become addicted to an illegal drug because you have strong willpower. Drug addiction is not a testament to someone’s weakness. Rather, drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and methamphetamine (meth) alter the brain’s chemistry, forming an addiction.

The changes that drugs make to the brain are long-lasting and damaging. This behavioral take-over is the addiction and the user loses control of everything in their life. Eventually, it becomes difficult to stop using illicit drugs without professional help.

When a person takes an illicit drug, the chemical floods the brain’s reward circuit with dopamine. The reward circuit controls feelings of pleasure that naturally come from life-sustaining habits such as eating and sleeping. Drugs create a sensation that mimics these feelings, leading to users taking more and more of the same or similar substances.

Eventually, the brain becomes tolerant to the drug and needs larger quantities of the substance to achieve the same sensation. The person is then unable to experience feelings of pleasure in anything except the drug, hence the addiction.

Short- and long-term effects of illicit drugs on the body and brain include:

Organ damage

Gastrointestinal disease







Mood swings

Memory loss




Prescription Medications

Prescription medications are those a healthcare professional, typically a doctor, recommends to a patient. A doctor may prescribe addictive painkillers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and codeine for a variety of conditions, from migraines to persistent cough to chronic pain. These particular prescription painkillers are opioids, made with ingredients derived from the opium poppy.

It is possible to stop and even reverse the effects of licit or illicit drugs with proper treatment and detoxification of the body. The first step toward recovering from drug addiction is recognizing the signs of a problem.