Laguna Treatment Hospital

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24552 Pacific Park Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
8775609897 Visit Website

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  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

As Orange County's first Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital, 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. 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 provides all levels of care from medical detox to intensive outpatient treatment. 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, we create an individually tailored treatment plan for each patient based upon factors such as underlying medical conditions, co-occurring behavioral 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 feelat 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 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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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.


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






Dissatisfied and disappointed!


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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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


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...


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...


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


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


Strength: Clean. Weakness: Staff.


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...


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.


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...


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


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...


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.


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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...


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.


Great Facility staff doctors n we'll run facility


Was only there for evaluation 3 days.


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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


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...


It was a good place overall. Good staff


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


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 ...


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


Fantastic, highly recommended.


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...


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 ...


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.


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...


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...


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


Fantastic program.Staff is great.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


Great staff. Somewhat unorganized. Staff is great.


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 ...


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.


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.

Key Staff Members
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    Bob Hails, M.S. - CEO

    Bob Hails is an innovative and strategic leader whose experience in behavioral healthcare and addiction services spans more than 25 years. He most recently served as the regional vice president for Signature Healthcare, one of the largest privately held psychiatric hospital companies in the country with locations in California, Illinois, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas. Bob has been a lifelong champion for helping those with addictions and mental illness. It's a personal calling for him because he’s seen first-hand the devastating impact of the disease and the celebration of life that can occur for those who overcome these challenges by getting the proper help.

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    Dan Valentine Ph.D., LMFT - VP of Clinical Services

    Dr. Dan Valentine has had a distinguished career in the addictions and behavioral health field. Over the course of 40 years’ experience treating substance abuse and other behavioral health issues, Dan has held leadership positions at various treatment centers, such as Casa Palmera, Sharp HealthCare and the Vista Hill Foundation. In addition, Dan has served on numerous national committees dedicated to advancing addictions and mental health treatment including the National Organization of Psychiatric Healthcare Systems and The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. For 11 years, Dr. Valentine was a treating clinician with the National Football League and consulted with other specialty populations. Dan has presented at national and international conferences and published numerous articles on family treatment and addictions. Within his own community in San Diego, Dan expanded community-based initiatives dedicated to reducing substance use and abuse among youth. Dr. Valentine holds a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. He is a graduate of the prestigious California Healthcare Leadership College, an organization dedicated to developing leaders in the healthcare field.

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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.