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Veteran & First Responder Addiction Treatment

Addiction Treatment in Orange County
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Military Veterans and first responders face a unique set of challenges when dealing with addiction and mental health disorders. The Salute to Recovery program at Laguna Treatment Hospital in Orange County is a safe place to begin a path to recovery among peers who understand the high-stress nature of their profession.

Program Details

Laguna’s Salute to Recovery Program is a specialized addiction treatment program for military Veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as current and retired first responders, including:

  • Firefighters
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Emergency Medical Services Providers
  • Dispatchers and Emergency Communications Personnel
  • Correctional Officers/Probation-Parole Officers
An Average Day in our Residential Program
6:45 am
7:40 am
Medications (as needed) daily check-ups
9:00 am
Group and individual therapy sessions
12:00 pm
1:15 pm
Counseling sessions
4:50 pm
6:15 pm
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings
7:30 pm
Evening activities, check-ups, and medications (as needed)
11:00 pm
Lights Out
Our Orange County Rehab Facility

At Laguna Treatment Hospital you’ll receive the highest standard of care in a luxurious and relaxing setting. Take a look inside the Orange County, CA rehab.

Therapeutic Approaches

You’ll learn about the following topics while in treatment:

  • First Responder and Military Culture
  • The Hypervigilant Rollercoaster
  • Character and Values
  • Impact of Stress
  • Post-traumatic Responses
  • Family & Relationships
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Needs in Recovery
  • Pain Management
  • Grief & Loss
Our Mission

Our Mission

The brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military put their lives on the line for our country. Those sacrifices can have consequences that, in many cases, may lead to substance misuse and mental health disorders such as PTSD. Laguna is here to help.

Our Salute to Recovery program provides lifesaving treatment for addiction and mental health disorders to those who sacrifice so much.

An estimated 17 Veterans die by suicide every day. Addiction and mental health treatment is only the beginning of a recovery journey, so we make sure to also set our patients up for future success. From housing to local meetings, our Vets and first responders have the tools to navigate sobriety after leaving our Southern CA Treatment Center.

What We Offer

Recovery doesn’t end after treatment, it's a lifelong journey. That’s why we employ evidence-based treatments and therapies, setting you up for real life changes.
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    Medical Detox

    If you require it, our medical professionals will safely help you get substances out of your system under the full-time supervision of nurses and doctors who ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.

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    Group, Family, and Individual Therapy

    Our therapists and counselors help you discover the harmful thoughts and beliefs that keep you sick and work with you to alter them. We also offer specific therapies to help you heal from trauma.

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    PTSD Education

    We help you understand post-traumatic stress disorder, while helping you gain the coping skills to manage your symptoms.

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    12-Step Programs

    Many in recovery find a strong sense of community in 12-Step programs. We provide resources during your treatment at our facility and after you leave to keep you strong in your recovery.

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    Addressing Grief and Loss

    Traumatic situations during deployment could lead to personal loss or the loss of a friend or comrade. You'll learn how to process these emotions in a healthy way.

The Battalion

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Many staff members who are in our Salute to Recovery Program are Veterans themselves and help to create the foundation for the "battalion"—a close-knit group of patients and staff members who can relate to what you’ve experienced as a Veteran or first responder. They are there to guide, support, and help you stay accountable to your mission for recovery.

If Recovery Is Your Mission...

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Then Laguna is the right place for you. We're committed to your care and wellbeing. Allow us to tell you about our personalized addiction treatment plans and our admissions process.