What are the Levels of Care Offered at a San Diego Rehab?
Alcohol and substance abuse is a prevalent problem across the United States. San Diego, California isn’t immune to its dangers and consequences. As one of the largest states in the nation, it’s home to many people who are battling an alcohol use disorder or a substance use disorder. The care that is needed comes in multiple levels of care.
San Diego offers different levels of care options. At Laguna Treatment Hospital, we offer supervised medical detox, medically intensive residential treatment, aftercare planning, and access and community to an alumni network. Laguna is the first addiction center to be licensed as a chemical dependency recovery hospital in a place not too far from San Diego known as Orange County.
California is definitely facing an issue with substance abuse. In 2018, 8% of the residents of the Golden State met the criteria for a substance abuse disorder. But only 10% received treatment for their disorder. In 2018, there were over 45,000 overdose deaths in the west coast state. Furthermore, there were more nonfatal ER visits compared to all other drug diagnoses combined.
And with those statistics comes a plethora of treatment facilities. As of 2017, California had a total of 1, 311 alcohol and substance treatment centers, and in that same year, over 90% of the rehab clinics in the state treated for both drug and alcohol abuse.
Laguna Treatment Hospital specializes in withdrawal management/medical detox. At this stage, nurses monitor patients 24/7 within these early phases of recovery. Additionally, the detox beds contain EarlySense technology. This electronically monitors patients’ vitals—almost like a smartwatch. It also alerts the nursing staff if there is an issue so that they can address the patients immediately.
Inpatient rehabilitation allows patients to do a deep dive into a recovery mindset. Staff is available 24/7 to help individuals with living skills and supports their need to face mental and physical challenges related to their addiction.
With structured programming, Laguna provides individuals the ability to continue to work on their living skills in order to prepare them to re-enter the community in a healthy and productive way. Individual and group therapy is provided, as well as 12-step meetings and supplemental therapies like art, music, and yoga. Activities are done in a structured, yet hotel-like facility.
Finally, with aftercare planning, Laguna patients work alongside their case managers to create the details of their outpatient schedule, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and even their housing. This is extremely important, as those in recovery should not return to an environment that’s not conducive to remaining sober. Planning will help to increase the likelihood that those in recovery continue to live a healthy and productive life of long-term sobriety.
The beautiful city of San Diego offers many treatment options with levels of care to fit an individual’s needs. Laguna Treatment Hospital has the licensed support staff with the experience to care for, treat, and support those who are struggling with addiction. San Diego isn’t just a sunny and welcoming city, but it’s one that cares.