Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse


Substance Abuse​

Safe Harbor Treatment Center began as a vision, a dream that our founder, Velvet Mangan, longed to bring to reality. She poured her heart into creating a space where clients could come from anywhere in the world to recover from their addictions.

At our California substance abuse treatment facility, we understand that past experiences involving addiction can leave a person scared and vulnerable. Because of this, it is imperative that their environment be loving, gentle and supportive. Love and safety are key components in a person’s willingness to look deep within and begin to identify underlying causes of their pain. Recovery is a scary process for most and it cannot be done alone. Individuals require a community where they are accepted and understood in order to access the honesty required to heal.

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A Vision for Recovery

Each person who walks through the doors of Safe Harbor will be honored and commended for accessing the courage to change their life. Individuals will begin to feel unconditional love, learn self-acceptance, enjoy unity and practice being of service. 

Our alcohol and drug rehab in Orange County offers our clients a place to mature in their recovery. Here they will learn fundamental life skills, including seeking and maintaining employment or education. The goal is for each person to experience real-life scenarios, in conjunction with working a 12-Step program, in a safe and supportive environment. 

We utilize 12-Step philosophies and integrated therapeutic modalities to assist people on their journey to accepting and participating in a responsible, healthy lifestyle. Our deliberate phase system organically guides clients to accomplishments and helps them achieve a destination of internal happiness, independence, and freedom.


  • Daily 12-Step Meetings
  • Weekly Therapy Sessions with Licensed Therapist
  • Weekly Counseling and Case Management sessions with a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor


What to Expect In an Orange County Addiction Treatment Center

Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient addiction rehab centers provide a safe and structured environment for individuals struggling with addiction to receive treatment. Our inpatient addiction rehab center in Orange County, California offers various services, including detoxification, therapy, and counseling, to help individuals overcome their addiction and build the skills and support they need to maintain long-term recovery.

Holistic Therapies

Once detox is complete, treatment begins. A high-quality treatment program will take a holistic approach to recovery that involves both traditional and complementary therapies. Traditional therapies are generally “talk” therapies and include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational classes, which are part informational and part psychotherapy. Complementary therapies are experiential in nature and include art therapy, restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditation. This combination of therapies promotes whole-person healing of body, mind, and spirit. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, holistic treatment offers the best possible outcomes.

Changing Behavior

Through therapy, participants in treatment change dysfunctional thought and behavior patterns and develop new, healthier habits that support a life in recovery. They develop essential coping skills to address relapse triggers like stress and negative emotions, and they address the complex issues that underlie the addiction and that stem from it. They search for purpose and meaning in life and learn how to have fun and relax without needing drugs or alcohol to do it. Treatment helps individuals restore their lives on all fronts, from relationships and finances to physical and mental health.

Aftercare Plan Development

Once drug treatment in Orange County, CA is complete, an aftercare plan is set in place to help people navigate the early months of solo recovery. The aftercare plan will include ongoing therapy, participation in a support group, and other components based on individual needs, such as vocational training or educational assistance.


Educational Groups / Skill Building:

Psychiatry and Medication

Every individual who participates in programming at Safe Harbor will meet with our Psychiatrist upon admission.

Group and Individual Therapy

We incorporate a variety of therapeutic, experiential and group offerings with individual therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT is designed to engage clients in the process of becoming conscious and aware of their thought patterns.

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is one of the most effective, evidence-based treatments available for addiction.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques with emotion regulation and reality testing.

Outdoor Adventure Therapy

Outdoor adventure therapy is an experiential treatment to help when used with other therapies.

Experiential Therapy

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Trauma Therapy

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that causes a range of symptoms that make it difficult to function in.


Financial Considerations for Drug Rehab

Treatment is expensive, and many people don’t have the financial resources to pay for it.
However, high quality treatment programs will typically work with people to help identify sources for funding, including:

Credit Card

Putting the cost of treatment on a low-interest or no-interest credit card enables you to pay for treatment over time.


Some treatment centers offer financing, which means you pay a certain amount each month until the cost of treatment is paid off, usually with interest.


Many treatment programs offer scholarships for those who can’t afford treatment and who qualify based on income and other factors.


Private insurance companies may or may not cover some or all of the cost of rehab, but plans bought on the Insurance Marketplace through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) are required to cover inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services.


For those who have good credit, a personal or home equity loan is one option for paying for treatment. A low-interest healthcare loan through a company like Prosper Healthcare Lending or Capital One Healthcare may also be an option.