Laguna Treatment Hospital

4.2 (172 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
24552 Pacific Park Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
8775609897 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

As Orange County's first chemical dependency recovery hospital (CDRH), Laguna Treatment Hospital provides research-based clinical and support services for adults suffering with drug and/or alcohol addiction and for those with co-occurring mental health disorders in Aliso Viejo. The hospital has the expertise to care for most patients, including those who are medically compromised and require 24/7 medical care, through its unique medical model for addiction treatment. With a staff of more than 70 addiction professionals, registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and a recreational therapist, Laguna Treatment Hospital specializes in medically monitored withdrawal management (detox) as well as inpatient rehabilitation. The hospital is also known for its therapeutic setting, ideal for helping patients get on the path to recovery. Addiction is a complex physiological disease, and no two patients are exactly alike. At Laguna Treatment Hospital in Aliso Viejo, we create an individually tailored treatment plan for each patient based upon factors such as the individual’s underlying medical conditions, co-occurring mental health disorders, history of trauma, and other factors. During your stay at Laguna Treatment Hospital, you’ll participate in a variety of evidence-based therapies in both individual and group settings. Our therapists utilize methods that are clinically proven to help people who suffer from addiction learn to resist substance use and choose sobriety. These evidence-based therapies include motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), alternative or holistic therapies such as yoga or meditation, and more. We also offer educational sessions to help prepare you for your life in recovery and solidify your commitment to sobriety. Laguna Treatment Hospital strives to provide a therapeutic and restful environment for patients as they move through our continuum of care. Nursing stations are located on each residential floor and staffed 24/7. Our compassionate nurses continuously monitor patients throughout their stay, so patients and their families can feel at ease during the course of treatment. To promote wellness and recovery, Laguna features everything from a pool and fitness center to hotel style rooms with large beds and upgraded linens. Our group rooms promote discussion and discovery, while private space and quiet time are set aside for meditation and self-reflection. Leaving an inpatient rehab and entering a new life in recovery can feel scary, which is why Laguna’s caring therapists and case managers will be with you every step of the way. From enrolling you in an outpatient program that fits your unique needs to helping you transition into sober living housing, we help you prepare for the unstructured environment that awaits you outside Laguna Treatment Hospital. Staying connected to Laguna’s alumni network in Aliso Viejo will help keep you motivated and engaged during your recovery. Weekly meetings and a full schedule of other events will ensure continued support and a network of like-minded people who can help keep you on track well after you leave our facility in Southern California.

Laguna Treatment Hospital Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Kylie

This is a very good place to detox off drugs or alcohol if you are dependent on them. The doctors definitely know what they are doing. The staff and nurses are all very nice too.

Wendy

All of the staff was friendly and efficient. Lots of smiles behind those masks.

Kyle

The facility was very clean and the staff was helpful.

Seth

Highly recommended. Staff, facilities, services, etc. are great. Excellent sense of community, too.

Kristianna

I was very pleased with the care I received at Laguna Treatment Hospital. From intake to discharge, I was impressed with the level of professionalism and empathy. The staff actively worked with my ins...

William

I had a sobering experience at Laguna. It feels good to be back in reality. The food is prepared for you and it is generally nutritious. I gained sobriety. I gained the knowledge of the importance of ...

Jaime

Great staff, great amenities, very comfortable treatment center. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone that really wants to recover.

Becky

Great medical detox

Irma

I would definitely recommend this place if you need to detox. It is very cold so please bring warm clothing. The staff is amazing 5 stars. I am looking forward to recovery thanks to this place. I woul...

Kevin

was super kind made the whole process way easier

Leslie

Medical staff was great. Therapists were always available and attentive. Groups were interactive and productive most days. AA group in the evening was a good way to wrap up the day. Nutrition wise foo...

Ryker

Great staff wonderfull nurses! Great place to get your mind right!

Kelly

evryone was so helpfull i have become a new persan because of the staff and patients at laguna treatment hospital thank you so much kelly reedy

Mark

Just what was needed. Caring staff and very supportive.

Brian

I came in a broken man and learned many skills on triggers and coping. I feel that I can get my life back on track from the skills i learned and people I connected with. Nurses and staff were outstand...

Don

Heidi my case manager is really hard working my therapist Lina was very understanding. This is the best rehab I've been to. Very understanding staff.

Michael

I’ve been in n’ out of detoxes and rehabs all over Southern California for the past 4 years and there were a few things that for me at least, made this the best experience yet. One, you can drive ...

Anonymous

My case manager Heidi was amazing. Always kept me informed of what was going on with insurance and discharge dates getting me an extension, etc. never saw my therapist much, groups are kinda repetitiv...

Isaiah

Laguna is a great treatment center. I’ve been to rehab 6 times now and this place really looks out for you. They have very kind and caring staff. Although this place is mostly for detox it is great ...

Carlos

Needs better store choices like nuts and candy, needs slightly better food - no microwave pizzas etc., need an atm and ability to take debit and credit, coffee available more regularly until 3pm - it ...

Rebecca

Great treatment program, and the staff are all so understanding and kind

Allen

Very nice staff and place good groups and very nice people

Mehrzad

I am very happy with all the staff here. They really take care of you at any time of the day no matter what. They will work with you through each problem. I felt very comfortable around everyone. The...

James

I found the facility to be very nice and the staff to be exceptionally professional and friendly. The classes offered also provided good information for continued sobriety. I highly recommend Laguna T...

Cristell

Everyone was very friendly and helpful

Brian

The staff here is amazing the fact they can handle so many patients with few little staff amazes me. Shelby F. Is by far one of the best nurses here she always goes out of her way to take care of you ...

Maureen

The employees of this treatment center are above all others… one especially is Jean. She goes above and beyond to help all patients and get to know them individually. I know it is going to be a good...

Joshua

Run! Run ! Run! Especially if you have insurance. This isn't a treatment center it is a detox although they don't sell it that way. I was there 28 hours, no comfort meds, not heart medication that i n...

April

Right now, clients are numerous and staff is overwhelmed with work. This is true, but the staff is compassionate, tolerant and accessible. They really try to accommodate clients in a way that gives th...

Tara

Not happy that a 5150 patient was placed in my room and not told about and then my room was bombarded with people at 545 am to remove the lamps and dressers were pushed everywhere because they failed ...

Josue

Detox was good, every staff member helped me reach a level of sobriety I needed to get to ! Feel really good now ready to start a new life

Mallory

Exceptional facility. From the welcoming lobby, and staff. Amazing nurturing climate. Clean and comfortable. Was able to set up a foundation even before the early discharge. All in all a very good pla...

Ant

Jean was great! You can tell she really tells about people and always goes out of her way!

Max

Laura, Shelby F, Wendy, Sabrina, and Shelby C are the best! This is the best place I’ve been with the most caring people.

Josue

Jean is the best !!! Love the nursing and everybody that works here shows support and care !

Zz

Staff was pleasant.

A

I feel the staff here are empathetic, the groups were informative and shifted according to what the patients needed. The facility was also proactive with the feedback from its patients. Overall, my st...

Karina

My case manager Heidi is great! The staff really does show that they care. Would highly recommend this place

Todd

I liked everything while i was at laguna treatment hospital

Rebecca

Wonderful staff. Problem with medication line waits but was improving as my treatment progresses. Mama one of the food prep staff goes out of her way to welcome you, make sure your food is to your lik...

Daniel

If there is someone here for the wrong reason, the staff are good at spotting that and helping them. No one gets through the cracks. The people overall were really great too. Staff and patients includ...

K

Staff is incredibly patient and helpful. The patients are cooperative and goal driven.

Hector

Nice place friendly very helpful

Carol

The staff here was amazing. They were so caring and took as much time is needed to make me feel comfortable and safe. The groups were so helpful. So many things that will help me once I left.

Ron

I like the staff

Sherman

Horrible experience, they failed to provide details on what to expect upon my arrival. They sold me on the ideal that it was the right place to be. Received many phone calls selling me the ideal that ...

Mary

I especially like Jean Esposito and many of the night staff!!

Kim

Outstanding Nurses and Case Manager, Laura Bell, is fantastic! Really enjoyed the Craft sessions with Ben! Groups were okay. The Meetings with, Shelly L., very great!! Food was super good and the se...

Matt

Laguna treatment center was a very good experience. Excellent staff and doctors

Mark

I felt the staff was excellent and they were accommodating. I do think we could use more help with the medication line that tends to run long. For someone who needs their medications quickly and at a ...

Nick

Adonis was a great guy and remembered my name since meeting him in the elevator on my first day and always greeted me like a friend. Made me feel comfortable

Matt

I felt this place was awesome and being able to have your phone changed a lot for me. The staff are friendly and being able to remain in contact with my support via cell phone helped my recovery.

Nick

I loved my experience here Laura the lead case manager has been amazing she has been so supportive and always had time for me. I felt more then a number and felt actually cared for.

Janet

Jean is the best!

Chris

Jean is amazing she made my time here worth staying. Honestly when I was feeling isolated from the group her and Ali made me feel at home and let me be vulnerable. I’m grateful for Jean love aka Chr...

Kay

I was initially scared checking into treatment , but it is the best decision I’ve ever made for myself. The staff is wonderful and friendly. The website is slightly misleading as far as amenities go...

Taylor

Laguna Treatment Hospital exceeded my expectations. The best and most important part of treatment is medical supervision and safety. The medical staff here is excellent and the nurses are very helpful...

Cesar

Nice

Yul

The facility and staff was nice. It was VERY cold and the pool was not open. Ninety percent of the staff were excellent. A couple of th receptionists were not “user-friendly “ and rude. The food h...

Jezicca

Nancy is the best!!!!! She lights up the mood with her presents <3

Luis

good and accommodating. From BAs to house keeping, pride in workmanship was very apparent

Liz

Excellent and comfortable place to detox!

Jeffrey

Staff was awesome and very professional, kind and caring.

Addict

Experience has been good!

Austin

Great place got to the root of my problem

Mike

I nice facility filled with caring compassionate staff throughout. Detox is an extremely unpleasant process but the nursing staff & TA’s truly try to mitigate the stress & pain. While the therapy se...

Jay

They always accommodated my needs and everyone was always so kind to me, lgbtq+ friendly.

Clark

My stay here is very efficient this time I was able to express myself previous rehabs I held it and held everything in I wanna thank the staff here and they’re amazing the nurses are amazing and ver...

Luis

Overall a great experience, very helpful in terms of helping me get a clear mind again, and helpful in motivating me to actually want and pursue long term sobriety. Shout out to Nancy for always being...

Fawaz

This place was amazing, they saved my life.

Rob

The staff who brought me to this facility did not report the lack of intensive therapy that I was expecting to get at this facility. There could have been more consistency between the departments as w...

J

The staff are very caring and will go out of their way to help you through detox and residential. This is an upscale treatment center and the patients seem serious in comparison to other treatment cen...

David

The nursing staff was a reason to come alone! They are the best I've ever seen. Very professional, very helpful, clean, and good accommodations. Nurse Shannan was the best! Exceptional!

Brian

The facility was clean, the people were nice, and the groups were helpful. The staff were also very helpful and helped me with my recovery.

Wayne

Staff was very accommodating attended to my every need food was very good very educational on my road to recovery

Henry

The 24 hour care of the nurses was amazing at this facility. The staff were amazing and were there as needed.

Rachael

This facility has great amenities, good leadership, you can have your phone and laptop from the beginning which is good for work. It was a clean facility and gave me what I needed during my treatment.

Don

The staff are really caring, and the ability to just get some time away and get recentered was essential. If you are looking for a place to start, or restart your journey, Laguna Treatment Hospital wo...

Becky

I love this place I have been here four times and I get great care, awesome meetings and groups and meet cool people. The staff is very supportive and caring. Thank you Laguna Tx Hsp Becky R

Alex

Needs more staff , groups could be more dynamic -- I suggest more eastern based modalities and topics.

Romi

I want to thank everyone in this beautiful facility and especially Sheri Bell and Eva! They're so kind so respectful and they cared so much about me, they wanted to help me with my addiction and be so...

Teresa

I came to LTH for help with my drinking and I had a good experience with the groups, staff and met some wonderful people. It was so good I did not want to leave. I would recommend it to anyone who ne...

Aaron

They sorted out the kinks in the processes that made things hectic and difficult. " Drying out from the alcohol and focusing on understanding triggers, coping skills, and understanding why I drink so ...

Jason

The staff was awesome! Everyone was patient and respectful. The doctor appointments were easy to get to. I did feel looked over and set aside for some time during the check-in process. It was a clean ...

Laura

Laguna Treatment Hospital was the most amazing place. When I entered the doors, I was a shaking, sick, scared alcoholic mess, but I was welcomed with care, concern and understanding. From my amazing c...

DC

This is a safe and comfortable place. I felt very welcomed here. The overall environment was uplifting and supportive alongside the therapy I received. I got a lot out of the groups here. I am leaving...

Sean

Good staff great help

Nick

Coming in I was hesitant and honestly did t want to come. After a few days and the detox my moral was boated the group facilitators were awesome and understanding. Over highly recommended coming from ...

Kenneth

this place kicked me out at 2am because I still tested positive for opiates.

Armen

Great place for detox and Rehabilitation. Friendly staff. Very caring environment. Knowledgeable group staff and very informative. Great menu.

Zeke

High turnover in staff and patients. 2 weeks was considered a long stay since the turnover right is so high, ended up with 4 separate roommates coming in/out in the 15 day stay. Sent home WITHOUT a tr...

Dj

Worst place ever cause felt like a prison and they are so rude and give u 3 smoke breaks a day knowing we are kicking one habit they want you to torture you buy taking cigarettes away too you are not ...

John

great facility great staff and great groups i gained a lot of knowledge from laguna treatment center and would highly recommend it to anyone who is willing to get help

Rossanna

If you are someone people count on for guidance; particularly in difficult moments; if you can change the world not on stage nor a third world country but by simply living out your faith with those Go...

Christophe

This place truly helped me in my sobriety and learning about myself and why I used in the first place. The classes I’ve learned so much, Each daily multiple class we have is something New I’ve lea...

Christophe

This place truly helped me in my sobriety and learning about myself and why I used in the first place. The classes I’ve learned so much, Each daily multiple class we have is something New I’ve lea...

Lilly

I was a patient at Laguna Hospital and they really took good care of me. I have been to treatment before and know this place is a good one. My case manager Eva was there for me. I would have left ther...

Joe

This place saved my life. I have a lot of medical issues and the medical staff at Laguna Treatment Hospital constantly checked on me to make sure I was medically stable and got the proper care and med...

Fadi

The staff are great they are very helpful and compassionate. My case manager was there when ever I needed her. The groups educated me on addictions and relapse prevention skills. They helped me unders...

Chris

Friendly staff, clean facility, comfortable bed.

Sean

I had great experience! They helped me a lot

Joel

i had a great experience at laguna treatment hospital, the staff actually cares here and the group therapy truly helped with my recovery. they referred me to a sober living that i am now going to in o...

Myron

Laguna was great to me they made my stay comfortable and they care about you. They have given me the tools I need to help me not relapse again. I highly recommend this place!

P

Was not what was expected. Was told with admissions over the phone I would be in treatment for a 30 day program. It turned out to only be a detox facility. I had been in treatment before and group mat...

Maria

I was staying at the Laguna center for a week. The best attribute of this facility is attentive and caring staff. They are the support you are looking for and will do everything they can to make sure ...

Vasco

Overall a nice facility with very friendly and helpful staff. They will provide all medications needed for quickest and most comfortable detox. Would recommend to a friend.

George

AAC HOLDINGS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY ON JUNE 20th, 2020. THEY ARE STILL ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. WHY WOULDNT THEY? THEY KNOW NO MATTER HOW BADLY THEY SCREW UP RIGHT NOW A PERSON CAN NOT ATTEMPT...

Bahtiar

i was injuird at this luguna treatment hospital and they ignored me all the way trough my stay. i was denied medications and told i could not go to urgent care . also not safe!

Michael

I stayed at the facility one night, my first day there I was given a room with no roommate than in about 10 minutes they added a roommate who was coming down from a meth run no clothes just the ones o...

Joanie

Do not ever go here for treatment, I went here and was promised my own room, so when I arrived it was not at all what I was promised for treatment. I first was put in a room with two bed with no TV, a...

Lk

Lots of people leave Laguna feeling transformed and ready for sobriety!

Lk

I know several people who got sober here and stayed sober for two years so far. I don’t know what they are doing over there but their program works.

Scott

Lied to by management and failed to provide facilities that were even close to what they advised and charged for.

AAM

TERRIBLE...HORRIBLE.. NO STRUCTURE..AND NO EMPATHY FOR THE PATIENTS/RESIDENTS

David

Dissatisfied and disappointed!

M.C.

Horrible

Shelli

I highly recommend facility 281 who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism, some mental disability.

B.A.

This place is one of the most disorganized healthcare centers I have ever seen. Most of the staff are wonderful and kind, but they change rules sometimes on an hour by hour basis to whatever suits the...

D.H.

I believe that this facility sold itself to be something different than it actually was. I kind of felt that there was a bait and switch situation going on. Others had similar expectations as I did as...

H.F.

The overall treatment was ambiguous at best. I couldn’t tell you what the main outcome was the staff intended to be for me on “check out” because it definitely didn’t parallel MY best interest...

Robert

Treatment was excellent. Need to work on communication between staff and residents; poor house keeping; outside trips were a life saver; too much sodium in food; security was essentially nonexistent-a...

T.L.

The staff was very nice and accommodating. It was difficult to meet with your counselor is our case managers. I only sought the doctor one time. And the psychologist seem to ask very inappropriate que...

H

One of the therapists was very professional and knowledgeable and during our talks about self development and improvement and on moving forward was very helpful

Ben

I’ve been in treatment many times, and I’ve never had an experience like this. They accommodate any reasonable need and don’t expect you to be perfect, you are in rehab after all. The staff hone...

Nancy

Everyone was very kind and attentive. They took care of all my needs. Not enough alternative treatmemts.

L.S.

In summary, great program! This facility is one of many facilities under the american addiction center umbrella. The 800 number you call is the AAC hotline and they are based out of Tennessee. These...

L

Absolutely a awesome facility. I was there for 45 days and I am still sober 51 days. The staff was great. One BHT went over and above his way to make everyone's means where met. Groups were very inter...

B.N.

Great staff, dirty rooms, group meetings in disarray & unorganized.

Chris

Strength: Clean. Weakness: Staff.

T.A.

I really enjoyed my stay there ! There amenities are other worldly!

A.M.

Laguna Treatment Hospital saved my life! I received the best treatment that I could have hoped for. I highly recommend this place for anyone who is going through the worse time in their life trying to...

J.R.

This facility did not have all the amenities that it listed on the website. No horse back riding, no yoga. Strengths: The staff and therapists. Weakness: They need more options that are listed above.

G.V.

Was an amazing journey. Can not compliment the staff enough. Heard so many horror stories from other patients, and all agreed this was the best facility and program they had ever been to. I would high...

C.P.

Most of the employees were very nice. Most not all. Terrible food. Too many unhealthy snacks, but not eating meals, makes the snacks necessary. The case managers are swamped. I saw mine twice in 4 wee...

Chrissy

Good group therapy and fantastic nursing. Rooms and patios need improvement. Food is quite good. Dr is fantastic as well as the therapist. Case workers are overwhelmed with too much work.

D.T.

Laguna Treatment Center Has Definitely Helped Me Gain the Tools Necessary to Transition Back into Society. The Staff at Laguna Treatment Hospital is Amazing! Can't Leave Out the Delicious Food/Meals t...

B.T.

I look forward to a serene and sober life thanks to treatment

R.G.

I felt welcome the nurses were very supportive attention my respect.All the staff very helpful I will highly recommend thank you very much Laguna hospital… Meditation,was one of the best and the sup...

Michelle

Staff was amazing I wanted to send out a special thank you to michelle in business office for always putting me first and family, as to not stress anyone out over fees. Everything worked out with her ...

T.B.

This is a terrible treatment facility. They keep you locked up like you’re a criminal and expect you to be able to stay sober when you come out. There is a absolutely nothing to do except sit around...

Rachel

it was a wonderful experience, not only did i detox efficiently but i was able to regain my daily schedule, social interactions and self love.

Chris

Therapy top gun. Unfortunately they were reorganizing program. In 7 days had to move rooms 4 times. They did not have staff to clean rooms. Opened dresser drawer. Full of tin cans old food. Others had...

Christy

Good facility but did not have all of the advertised amenities. Rooms were extremely cold and was hard to sleep. Food was delicious.

L.N.

Great Facility staff doctors n we'll run facility

K.A.

Was only there for evaluation 3 days.

Isaac

Very unclear on what the recovery program actually is. Also most of the staff is highly unprofessional and didn't feel comfortable sharing in group. Myself and many others felt less then the staff and...

Aimee

I personally did not go but my daughter did twice and as we speak she sitting here braiding my hair so so far so good one day at a time

Richard

It was a good place overall. Good staff

L.T.

I was given individual attention as well as opportunity to engage in group therapy and activities. Staff were friendly and accomodated to my needs as much as possible. They run a tight schedule which ...

James

Very disappointed. Stayed one day and left to another facility. Pure chaos.

Hilary

I came in with an opiate addiction and a lot of looming reasons as to how my life had transpired right before my eyes until I was someone that I was not. In addition to getting less than sufficient (t...

T.A.

Laguna treatment center save my life. It was terrible when I was there but I was f**** up I've been sober for almost a year now and it's thanks to them. I know it's hard when you're trying to get sobe...

Ryan

The staff was very polite and professional and help me with every need!

Dylan

Fantastic, highly recommended.

Troy

I thought it was a great experience. They just need new coaches!

Erica

When I left many of my things were not returned to me, including 2 pairs of my professional (I use them for my career) cutting shears valued around $3,000 for the pair. I have called at least 5 times ...

MBH

I completed treatment here and the staff was freking amazing. A staff member In the business office went far and beyond helping me with my payments, as to cause no extra stress on myself or family. I ...

T

This place is a joke you or your family would be better off going to jail. Food is good people there for treatment our good staff is a joke. They yell at patient s and get off on that.

LR

I loved my time here! Spent over 30 days in this facility and had a fantastic treatment plan. The staff was helpful and kind and easily available. The activities you get to do (after a certain time) a...

Russell

This is the worst facility ever stay clear from it. They only care about how much money they can make. I called up looking for a place to detox from medications. They told me they would help me wean o...

Anonymous

Loved the staff they were the best. All the staff was really good.

Anonymous

Fantastic program.Staff is great.

Anonymous

Great experience and great staff. Therapists, case managers and great doctors and nurses. Not enough to do as far as exercise and magazines and books to read on alone time.

Cydney

The treatment experience gives the tools necessary for a successful long term recovery. Staff are supportive, and will go above and beyond to help the patients to the best of their abilities.

Colleen

Laguna saved my life! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. The staff is world class.. totally up to date on latest scientific findings on addiction AND they are kind, compassionate a...

Kimberly

I am an RN who works both as charge nurse and floor nurse at this facility. I truly enjoy my job and the staff working here. I feel blessed to be able to work at a rehab facility that provides such hi...

Anonymous

The facility has a great clinical and medical team to care for patients with substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis. The treatment experience gives the tools necessary for a successful long term r...

Tina

Workers were rude and they don't go over the cost thought it was in network. Didn't go over cost now I'm getting big bills would of went someplace else that I would of gotten counseling.

Anonymous

Great staff. Somewhat unorganized. Staff is great.

Trey

I just completed treatment there and I would definitely recommend this center! The nurse staff were great and very nice and got me all I needed when asked ! As well as staff.I went in a bad place and ...

JamIe

Staff was good helpful and supportive the dr. was rude... I would not recommend this place to anybody total waste of money


Areas of Focus
Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

12-Step Involvement

The term “12-Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps. The first 3 steps are situational, the next 4 address the practical issues created by the addiction, and the next 2 steps focus on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

Key Staff Members
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    Marlon Rollins - COO

    “The stigma surrounding help-seeking for mental health problems hinders people from getting support. This stigma is even greater for those struggling with addiction….Providing quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental care is key to revolutionizing the recovery experience for those who need treatment.” Marlon Rollins is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in behavioral healthcare, including operational management across clinical and non-clinical departments. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, as well as an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and is a licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor. Prior to joining Laguna Treatment Hospital, Rollins served as interim CEO and COO at a 148-bed hospital in the Bay Area and at a 171-bed facility in Sacramento, California, providing leadership and overseeing operations of the two largest free-standing psychiatric facilities in the state of California. Before his work in California, Rollins held a leadership role at a large integrated healthcare system in the state of Indiana where he testified before legislators on expanding crisis and addiction services. Rollins is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness and addiction and shares his knowledge and personal experience—including the loss of his sister, a registered nurse, to suicide—on various media platforms. Rollins is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) and the California Hospital Association and a winner of the Center of Leadership Development’s Human Achievement Award. When he’s not working, Rollins enjoys photography, traveling, playing percussion, and drawing.

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    Jan Bresson - Director of Nursing

    Jan Bresson, RN, Director of Nursing at Laguna Treatment Hospital, has centered her career around helping those with substance use disorders. Her passion for this work is highly personal, having lost her own daughter to addiction in 2004. She has been a registered nurse for 25 years and holds a degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Her experience includes directing a residential treatment program in Arizona for addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, and PTSD and co-founding a detox and addiction treatment program at the Acute Care Psychiatric Pavilion, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, IN. Jan also served on the Governor’s council for Addiction Treatment in Indiana. She has been active in the National Zero Suicide Initiative, has served on the board of directors for a domestic violence shelter, and has extensive training in evidence-based patient care, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Jan is instrumental in developing and training our healthcare professionals at Laguna Treatment Hospital in exceptional customer service and effective communication. She lives in Aliso Viejo with her son, who plays high school football, and her dog Dylan.