The History of Laguna Treatment Hospital
Commonly known as the “Rehab Riviera,” people struggling with addiction in Orange County, CA had two starkly different choices in a county of 3 million people: 1) entering an institutional facility, or 2) choosing from hundreds of “mom and pop rehab shops” that dotted the coast. For many people, the options were lacking. Institutional programs offered what they needed clinically but lacked human connection, and “mom and pop shops” offered the human connection but often lacked the clinical care they needed.
American Addiction Centers founded Laguna Treatment Hospital to fill this gap in options and to create a world class treatment center that offered both genuine human connection and evidence-based addiction-focused healthcare.
About Laguna Treatment Hospital
Laguna Treatment Hospital’s humble beginnings started when American Addiction Centers to0k an older healthcare facility and created a state-of-the-art addiction treatment facility offering a comprehensive program that combines evidence-based therapies, staff support, hospital-based detox, and more. Laguna Treatment Hospital emerged on the scene in the mid 2000’s, offering a full medical presence with a hotel rehabilitation feel.
The Laguna Difference
Laguna Treatment Hospital stands apart from many programs that offer little more than a place to detox from drugs and alcohol. AAC recognized that there was a need for comprehensive treatment that included medical detox and robust treatment options, and is the first program in Orange County to be licensed as chemical dependency recovery hospital. Laguna offers safe medical detox with 24-hour nursing support and an easy transition to a broader treatment program in a comfortable facility only a short drive to the beach.
Because mental health disorders and addiction often go hand-in-hand, Laguna is staffed by professionals who can address co-occurring disorders and help people get on the road to recovery.
With 93 beds, an integrated dual diagnosis approach and a focus on the job of recovery, Laguna Treatment Hospital took the time to invest in methods and practices different from their competitors, including a full spectrum of the highest-quality care. People who come to treatment at Laguna have access to psychologists, internists, and nurse practitioners, all trained in the treatment of addiction 7 days a week. Laguna maintains the highest level of both accreditation from the Joint Commission, as well as Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH) licensure from the California Department of Public Health.
Laguna staff are continuing their efforts to not only treat addiction but to de-stigmatize the disease and make it clear to the community and those struggling (as well as their families) that there is no shame in asking for help. Addiction is a treatable condition and not a moral failing. The face of addiction could be a professional, a family member, a patient with a bad prescription, or even a person off the street.
Addiction Treatment in Orange County, CA
Laguna staff are continuing their efforts to not only treat addiction but to de-stigmatize the disease and make it clear to the community and those struggling (as well as their families) that there is no shame in asking for help. Addiction is a treatable condition and not a moral failing.
If you are struggling with addiction and want a life-changing recovery experience where you can gain the tools and resources you need to stay sober in the long-term, contact our admissions navigators 24/7 at . They’re on hand to answer your questions about our different levels of care, so you can learn more about our treatment options, what to expect in treatment, and how to start the admissions process.