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Addiction is a complex and multifaceted issue that affects millions of individuals and their loved ones worldwide. At OC Revive in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA, our community of professionals recognize the profound impact that addiction can have on every aspect of a person’s life, from their physical health to their relationships, careers, and overall well-being. With compassion for addiction treatment, offering support and guidance to those who are struggling and seeking help.

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Understanding Addiction: A Compassionate Approach to Treatment and Recovery

Addiction is not a moral failing or a lack of willpower; it is a chronic and relapsing brain disease that requires professional treatment and support to overcome. Whether it is substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol, or behavioral addictions like gambling or compulsive shopping, the grip of addiction can feel overwhelming and insurmountable. But there is hope, and recovery is possible with the right treatment and support system in place.

The journey to recovery from addiction is a deeply personal and often challenging one, marked by highs and lows, setbacks and triumphs. It requires courage, determination, and a willingness to confront the underlying issues driving the addictive behavior. At OC Revive, we are here to walk alongside you on this journey, offering compassion, understanding, and evidence-based treatments to help you reclaim control of your life.

One of the first steps in addiction treatment is recognizing and accepting that there is a problem. This can be a daunting and humbling experience, but it is also the first step towards healing and transformation. Whether you are struggling with substance abuse, compulsive behaviors, or co-occurring mental health issues, know that you are not alone, and help is available.

Addiction treatment is not one-size-fits-all; it is tailored to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each individual. At OC Revive, we take a holistic approach to addiction treatment, addressing not only the physical aspects of addiction but also the emotional, psychological, and social factors that contribute to addictive behaviors. Our comprehensive treatment programs incorporate a range of evidence-based therapies, counseling, support groups, and alternative modalities to provide a well-rounded approach to recovery.

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey, and it is essential to have a strong support system in place to help you stay on track. Whether it’s family, friends, therapists, or support groups, surrounding yourself with people who understand and support your journey can make all the difference. At OC Revive, we are committed to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where you can heal, grow, and thrive on your path to recovery. Our rehab facilities offer inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization addiction programs in Southern California.



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Brittany Astrom, LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

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Alejandro Alva, M.D.

Medical Director

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Levi Sweet

Executive Director

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Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

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Johnny Pickett

Patient Advocate

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Rachel Sweet, LMFT

Lead Therapist


OC Revive Facility In Lake Forest

We understand that addiction does not just affect the individual struggling; it also impacts their loved ones and the community as a whole. That is why we believe in taking a compassionate and collaborative approach to addiction treatment, involving family members and loved ones in the recovery process whenever possible. By fostering open communication, understanding, and empathy, we can create a supportive network of care that helps individuals and their families heal and rebuild their lives together.

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, know that there is hope, and you do not have to face it alone. Reach out for help, and take the first step towards a brighter and healthier future. At OC Revive, we are here to support you every step of the way, with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to helping you reclaim your life from the grip of addiction.

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Understanding PHP And IOP Addiction Treatment

What is PHP Treatment?

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a structured and intensive form of treatment that offers a higher level of care than traditional outpatient programs. PHP provides comprehensive therapeutic support to individuals who require a more structured environment but do not need 24-hour inpatient care.

Exploring Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are ideal for individuals who require a flexible treatment schedule while still benefiting from structured therapeutic support. IOP allows individuals to maintain their daily commitments such as work, school, or family responsibilities.

Similarities and Differences between PHP and IOP in Addiction Treatment


  • Intensive Approach: Both Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) offer intensive forms of treatment for individuals struggling with addiction. These programs are designed for individuals who require more structured and focused care than standard outpatient treatment.
  • Therapeutic Services: Both PHP and IOP provide a range of therapeutic services, including individual counseling, group therapy, and family therapy. These services aim to address the psychological, emotional, and social aspects of addiction.


  • Level of Care: PHP typically involves a higher level of care than IOP. Individuals in PHP attend treatment sessions on a more frequent basis, often resembling a full-time commitment, while IOP allows for more flexibility in scheduling and may be suitable for those with slightly lower treatment needs.
  • Time Commitment: PHP generally requires a more substantial time commitment each week, often resembling full workdays at the treatment center. In contrast, IOP requires fewer hours per week, allowing participants to maintain some of their daily routines such as work or school.
  • Medical Supervision: PHP usually provides more extensive medical supervision due to its higher level of care. Medical professionals are often readily available in PHP to address any immediate medical or psychiatric needs. IOP may have medical support, but it’s typically less intensive.
  • Residential Component: Some PHPs might have a residential component, where participants stay at a facility during the treatment period, while IOP is non-residential, allowing individuals to return home after treatment sessions.

Other Levels Of Care Available At OC Revive

Family Involvement and Future Success

Family Program

At OC Revive, our family programs are designed to offer education, understanding, and support to the family members of our clients. We provide a confidential family-oriented environment to facilitate open discussions, varied perspectives, and guided communications.

We have seen that our programs are very effective in bridging breakdowns in family dynamics so that the client as well as their family can focus on healing and recovering.

We offer individual family sessions as well as multifamily group sessions, where participants meet once per week and can discuss any issues or barriers to progress with each other, the clients, and our clinicians.

Future Success Program

We pride ourselves on providing a range of programs and supportive systems to our clients that help them learn life skills so that they can integrate into society with full confidence. Each client gets help with developing a daily routine that works for their recovery. They practice that routine with support while in our care.

We strive to give our clients the greatest opportunity to advance throughout life. Our Pride stems from seeing our clients succeed by preparing them to achieve the goals they set out for.


A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a kind of treatment at OC Revive for people working on overcoming drug, alcohol, or mental health issues. It gives thorough care during the day while letting you go home at night.

Staying in the hospital means being there all the time, but with PHP, you get focused care during the day and can be home in the evenings. It’s like a step between being in the hospital and regular outpatient care.

Yes, OC Revive is in Orange County, California. They offer PHP along with other ways to help with recovery.

PHP’s length depends on how you’re doing and what you need. The OC Revive team will figure out the best time for you.

Yes, besides therapy, you can get help from case managers, learn how to avoid going back to old habits, and get help managing any medications you’re taking.

Holistic things like exercise and mindfulness help your whole self—body and mind. They’re part of the care to help you be healthy all around.

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Brittany Astrom

Clinical Supervisor - LMFT

Brittany joins the OCR team with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health adn Substance Abuse field. Brittany has been licensed for almost 8 years and has worked in various settings throughout her career, including inpatient psychiatric treatment, outpatient, residential treatment center, PHP and IOP settings. Brittany has been supervising Associate Marrige and Family Therapists and Associate Social Workers for almost 6 years and works in compiance and auditing to ensure that treatment centers are up to par with biling regulations. Brittany has worked with young adults and adolescents for most of her career.

Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California Baptist International University. Brittany enjoys working with adolescents and young adults and believes that ever single person has the ability to set goals and meet them, even when they can’t see it themselves. Brittany loves spending time with her family, traveling, good coffee, and being outdoors.

Alejandro Alva, M.D.

Medical Director

Levi Sweet

Executive Director

Patrick R. Smith

Program Director - LAADAC, CAMF

Patrick is a mental health and addiction professional who has a passion for recovery and helping others. He was inspired and encouraged by his mentors to work with individuals and families that have been affected by mental health issues, and alcohol and drug addiction. He has been working in the field of addiction recovery for 23+ years and is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. Patrick is also certified in Adult and Adolescent Anger Management. His career in addiction treatment began in 2001 at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage CA. as an Addiction Specialist working on the inpatient campus and is the co-creator of Betty Ford Center’s “Young Adult Track” specializing in work with 18-25-year-old Patients. He also excelled in working with addicted and impaired professionals in the “Relapse and Recovery Program”.

Patrick transitioned to Orange County in 2011 where he accepted a position as the Program Director for Orange County Recovery Services. Patrick is a gifted lecturer, group facilitator, and counselor with a passion for recovery who has been an active recovery member for over 25 years.

Brian Welsh

Director of Admissions

Johnny Pickett

Patient Advocate

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Rachel Sweet

Lead Therapist - LMFT, APCC

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