Gil Carmona has over 25 years of behavioral healthcare experience with an extensive background in executive management, consultation and direct service. His specialties include administration, marketing, new business development, joint ventures, program management, curriculum development, fundraising, grant writing, staff development, in-service training, and public speaking.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Laguna Treatment Hospital, which is owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC), is a preeminent dual diagnosis treatment center, providing comprehensive care built on the foundations of research-based therapeutic modalities. In a luxurious, relaxing treatment setting, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides research-based clinical and support services for adults struggling with drug addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Laguna Treatment Hospital offers substance abuse rehabilitation that brings together addiction therapy that is individualized to meet patient needs with an exclusive curriculum, Embracing Change: Recovery for Life. A Joint Commission Accredited Treatment Center, Laguna Treatment Hospital’s continuum of our care is clinically suited for patients who require higher levels of monitoring, supervision, and the schedule of a more structured program.
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.
Reviews at a Glance
- 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.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused 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.
I was a heroin addict... By going to inpatient treatment, it allowed me to be at a place where I was there strictly to detox. And honestly, psychologically it actually makes it easier on your brain because, you know... I'm not in my neighborhood, I'm not with my dealers, I'm not with the people I can get these drugs from. It's wonderful to actually be off the drugs now and have a wonderful relationship with my family. Now that I'm in recovery and sober, I'm so thankful that I took that step and I wish I would've taken it sooner.Jeremiah Jackson, American Addiction Centers Alumni Coordinator
Gil Carmona - CEO
Ruqayyah Samia - Clinical Director
Ruqayyah Samia has nine years of experience in the field of marriage and family therapy including specialties in dual diagnosis, couples, families, and children, and three years of experience as a consultant for for-profit agencies, specializing in documentation quality improvement and training programs. She created and copyrighted the "Justification for Level Of Care" or "JLOC" form to increase the number of days authorized by insurance for inpatient and outpatient programs. She also provides clinical training for therapists and case managers. Samia will be awarded her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018.
Dr. Lawrence V. Tucker - Medical Director
Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, practicing in pharmacological management of psychiatric disorders including attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety disorders, pregnant females with and without addiction, as well as addictionology, substance and process addiction. Dr. Tucker has also been involved in research involving traumatic brain injuries and Sports Psychiatry, as well as substance abuse. He is a distinguished member of the ASAM, APA, AMA, and International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Dr. Tucker attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree, B.S. in Physiological Sciences. He then attended UCLA School of Medicine for his medical degree and stayed at UCLA for his internship and residency in psychiatry and neurology. He completed one year in child and adolescent psychiatry. Before Dr. Tucker attended UCLA, he served in the United States Marine Corps, Infantry.
How Our Help Line Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org help line is a private and convenient solution. Caring advisors are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC) or a paid sponsor.