Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Pacific Grove Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Pacific Grove Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Premier Benzodiazepine Addiction Rehab Clinic Serving Riverside & Corona, CA

Pacific Grove Hospital is a premier 68-bed treatment center near Riverside & Corona, CA, dedicated to treating people who have benzo addiction and other types of mental health disorders.

Learn More About Benzo Addiction Treatment

Learn more about benzo addiction treatment at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

Benzodiazepines are well-known anti-anxiety agents that are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. These medications, obtained through a prescription from a licensed physician, act upon the benzodiazepine receptors located throughout the central nervous system of the body to lower anxiety levels, increase relaxation of the muscles, and produce sedation. Benzodiazepines generally produce their effects very quickly, which makes them ideal for people who are suffering from anxiety disorders as they can be taken when the anxiety peaks. While these medications are very helpful, when not used directly as prescribed they can lead to serious problems and addiction.

At Pacific Grove Hospital, a premier benzo addiction rehab clinic near Riverside & Corona, CA, we know that when you are struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines, the idea of getting sober can seem impossible. However, we want you to know that no matter how hopeless you feel, with the right treatment change is possible. Let the staff at our rehab clinic help you through the bumps and setbacks you may encounter along the recovery path. Together we can help you achieve the future that you want and deserve.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for benzo addiction

It can be incredibly painful and heartbreaking to watch someone you love slowly slip away as their addiction takes over their life. While you may be at a loss for what you can do to help your loved one, often you have more of an influence than you realize. Here are a few tips that may be helpful for your loved one:

Educate yourself: Take the time to learn all there is to know about the disease of addiction. This will allow you to better understand about what your loved one is going through and what treatment may involve.

Intervene: Approach your loved one about their benzo addiction by telling them how concerned you are; that treatment may be a great way for them to get over their addiction.

Participate: If your loved one does decide to enter a rehab clinic, make sure you are there to support them throughout the entire process. If their treatment clinic offers family therapy, make sure that you attend those sessions so that you can learn how to best support your loved one.

Be realistic: Understand that the journey toward recovery is a long one and that your loved one may have some relapses along the way. Recognize that it is a process and continue to be supportive.

Get support for yourself: If you don’t take some time to step away from the situation and take care of your own needs then it is likely that you will burn out. Look into joining a support group such as N.A; they can help you deal with some of the emotions you are experiencing.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for benzo addiction at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

Many men and women who are struggling with an addiction to benzos find that the hardest step can be admitting they have a problem and deciding to make a change. Many individuals struggling with addiction may not be completely aware as to the extent of their problems, believing that they are still able to function normally. However, the truth of the matter is that when individuals abuse drugs, eventually the substances take over rational thinking and cause significant harm. Not only are they facing a number of negative health problems, but their relationships, work performance, and day-to-day living are affected.

When you feel lost and stuck in the cycle of addiction, a professional rehab clinic that offers inpatient treatment can be extremely helpful. Through a wide range of different treatment options, inpatient treatment can help you regain control of your life. In order to successfully treat an addiction, both the addiction and the underlying issues that lead to the development of the addiction must be addressed. Through treatment at a rehab clinic and the support of a dedicated staff, many people are able to break free from the grips of addiction and go on to lead happy, sober lives. Through inpatient treatment at a rehab clinic, even the most severe addictions can be conquered.

Our Philosophy

Pacific Grove Hospital philosophy and treatment benefits

Our rehab clinic is dedicated to helping those ages 18 and older learn the tools necessary to make a successful recovery from benzo addiction. We empower our clients through education about the treatment process and encourage each person to take an active approach to their rehab. Our treatment clinic aims to include family members in every step of the recovery journey as we understand the support of loved ones is critical for long-term success. Addiction rehab isn’t a quick fix; it’s the result of hard work and dedication by all involved. Our rehab clinic provides a path toward recovery for those who feel lost and aims to restore a sense of hope for the future.

Types of Treatment

Types of benzo addiction treatment offered at Pacific Grove Hospital in Riverside, CA

When you come to our rehab clinic for the treatment of your benzodiazepine addiction, you will meet with our fully-trained clinicians who will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine which level of care best suits your needs. During the intake process, there will always be someone available to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. Once the assessment is complete, your treatment team will use the results to develop a treatment plan that will directly address all of your needs. Some of the treatment options at our rehab clinic include:

Detoxification: If you arrive at treatment physically dependent on benzos, you will engage in our detoxification process designed to safely and effectively remove all drugs from your body. While you are going through detox at our rehab clinic, you will be seen on a daily basis by doctors and psychiatrists who will monitor your progress. You will be fully engaged in the rehab process during detox.

Medication: Medication may be used to help lessen the unpleasantness of withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification process. Additionally, medication may be used to control the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder such as anxiety or depression. You will work closely with your treatment team at our rehab clinic to determine the proper doses and medication will be adjusted as needed.

Individual therapy: Individual sessions at our rehab clinic are a great time to work with a therapist and get to the root cause for the development of your addiction to benzos. Our therapists often use a technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which allows you to determine the ways in which your negative thoughts can lead to negative behaviors. By correcting these negative thoughts you can change your behaviors and the ways you view the world.

Group therapy: Group sessions are one of the main types of therapy used at our rehab clinic. Groups are held many times each day and cover a broad range of topics such as stress management, relapse prevention, and coping with negative emotions. Through groups, you will have the opportunity to socialize and bond with others who are also dealing with addictions and other mental health concerns. Together you can support each other as you begin to heal.

Family therapy: Family involvement is crucial in the treatment of addiction as they can be part of your continued support and help you stay successful. Our rehab clinic includes your loved ones in your care from the beginning of your stay so they can learn more about addiction, discover ways they can assist you during your recovery, and provide a loving support system for you.

As we focus upon healing the whole person, our rehab clinic is proud to provide experiential healing methods that complement traditional therapeutic approaches. These include:

  • Art
  • Yoga
  • Ceramics
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Recreational therapy
  • Expressive therapy
Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for benzo

As your treatment with us draws to a close, we will begin to put the discharge plan – which was started the day you arrived at our rehab clinic – into place. This will ensure that you will have a laid-out plan when you leave our clinic, allowing for continuity of care. Our discharge planner will help you and your loved ones ensure that you have a stable home environment and gainful employment opportunities.

Many of our clients choose to step down from our inpatient therapy program to one of our intense outpatient treatment options: our partial hospitalization program (PHP) or our intensive outpatient program (IOP). Both treatment options offer continued therapy and care during the day while allowing you to gradually reintegrate back into your home life in the evening. Some of our clients have made enough progress that they are ready to discharge home with referrals to standard outpatient therapy and applicable community resources.

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Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval
  • The Jason Foundation

Pacific Grove Hospital changed my life. I struggled with major depression, severe social anxiety, and a panic disorder for several years, and I had hit rock bottom. I didn't think I would last the year. Coming here was the best decision I could have possibly made. I entered that program I depressed, sad, lonely person and came out a functioning, successful, happy adult.

– Kristen E.
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