Levels of Care Offered at Laguna Treatment Hospital

Levels of Care

At Laguna Treatment Hospital we provide three levels of comprehensive care for clients whose lives have been negatively impacted by their substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our continuum of our care is clinically suited for clients who require higher levels of monitoring, supervision, and the schedule of a more structured program.

Initial Assessment

Upon arrival at our facility, clients undergo comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine their individual needs for treatment. Our medical and clinical staff evaluates the client’s addiction history, co-occurring mental health disorders, psychosocial history, general physical health, and any ongoing medical conditions.

Level of Care Assignment

The initial assessment helps determine the client’s level of care, appropriate treatment services, level of treatment intensity, and frequency of services. Our clinical team uses the information gathered in formulating individualized treatment plans. To ensure the client’s individual needs are being addressed during their treatment stay, they are evaluated throughout their participation in the treatment program.

We provide comprehensive addiction and co-occurring disorder treatment for adult men and women battling the disease of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our programs are designed to protect the client, provide a safe environment, and medically monitor the client’s recovery and wellness beginning with the admission process.

Laguna Treatment Hospital levels of dual diagnosis addiction treatment care:

  • Medical Detox
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (IR)
  • Residential Treatment (RT)
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Medical Detox & Client Safety

Not every client requires a period of medically supervised detox.

How to Know if a Client Needs Detox

The safety and health of each individual at Laguna Treatment Hospital is our first priority. On arrival, our medical staff assesses each client to determine the client’s drug of use or abuse, time of last drug use, tolerance to, length or progression of abuse, and severity of physical dependence.

Clients that meet clinical criteria for a medically monitored detox process will be assigned to our Medical Detox level of care. The client’s assignment to this level of care ensures a safe detox environment while he or she experiences the drug’s anticipated physical withdrawal symptoms.

What Happens in Detox?

As our highest level of client care, Medical Detox lets us medically manage symptoms in a safe withdrawal environment with 24/7 supervision. While the body adjusts to a decrease in substance levels, the client requires medical supervision. The client resides in a quiet detox area while being monitored by our licensed medical team. All members of our team are experienced in the nuances of wide-ranging withdrawal symptoms, skilled in recognizing the stages of physical withdrawal, and understand the associated requirements.

Medical Detox typically lasts 5-7 days and following completion, the client is evaluated and cleared by our treatment team. After medical clearance, the client begins the course of addiction treatment corresponding to his or her individualized treatment plan.

Inpatient Rehabilitation (IR)

By using an integrated system of coordinated care, our supportive medical team offers comprehensive inpatient care that takes a biopsychosocial approach to the service delivery of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders treatment. Our IR level of care at Laguna Treatment Hospital is designed to oversee the client’s medical and psychiatric stability in a protective area, featuring 24/7 supervision by medical staff, and easy access to medical interventions if necessary. Staff also ensures the client participates in the regular, daily therapies and group sessions as a part of his or her customized treatment program.

Residential Treatment (RT)

As a component of our interdisciplinary addiction and co-occurring disorders treatment, the Laguna Treatment Hospital Residentail Treatment program provides a medically supervised residential environment, round-the-clock monitoring, and non-hospital based services.

While the client resides at our facility, our experienced, compassionate medical team ensures client safety and encourages each individual’s active involvement at individual therapy sessions, group therapy, and family therapy (contingent on client’s consent). While attending his or her customized addiction treatment, the client’s co-occurring behavioral health disorder is addressed as appropriate. Some of the co-occurring disorders frequently encountered with addiction clients include anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and PTSD.

Aftercare Planning & Continuing Care

Early Recovery – Minefields

So you’ve successfully graduated from the Laguna Treatment Hospital program and are headed back home to your old friends and neighborhood. Life will be different in your new sober world, and the first days of recovery can be full of stress. In this stage of recovery, the temptation to fall back into old patterns will be there, no matter how badly you want a drug-free life for yourself and family. How can you be prepared to readjust back into your daily life after drug rehabilitation?

Following discharge from your program, the days of early recovery can be tricky. There will be triggers that may compromise recovery, but your careful planning during treatment will help you avoid relapse now.

Aftercare/Discharge Plan

During treatment programming, clients work on developing a strong aftercare plan for the stressful days you will have transitioning back into the “real world” following treatment. In the aftercare (also known as continuing care) stage of recovery, clients are capable of navigating life outside of the treatment setting and functioning in the community with little or no professional interaction.

What is a successful discharge plan? Beginning at admission, each client works with the Laguna Treatment Hospital treatment team, case manager, and his or her primary therapist to identify a list of aftercare sober community contacts, community mental health resources, and recovery coping strategies to help with relapse prevention and sobriety. We also recommend participation in 12-Step meetings such as AA or NA after treatment for fellowship and networking with other sober individuals.

Prior to discharge, the client works with the treatment team and primary therapist to collaborate on a strong discharge plan to help with long-term recovery and preparations for continued progress in recovery. By continuing to develop skills learned in CBT and other skills groups, the client can fine-tune some of the recovery strategies and trigger response behaviors learned in treatment. Following graduation, besides staying in touch with friends made during their program, clients can join the AAC Alumni organization and participate in alumni gatherings and celebrations.

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