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Laguna Treatment Hospital

24552 Pacific Park Drive, Aliso Viejo, California, 92656
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Hospital-Based Medical Detox
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Comprehensive Patient Assessments
  • Chef Prepared Meals
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital
  • Private/Secluded
  • Average Location/Amenities

Meet the Staff

  • Marlon Rollins
    Marlon RollinsCOO
    “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.
  • Jan Bresson
    Jan BressonDirector 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.

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Laguna Treatment Hospital remains open and committed to providing critical addiction treatment during the Coronavirus pandemic. As per the updated CDC guidelines, patients who are vaccinated may not need to quarantine upon admissions. Those who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should bring their vaccination cards to the facility when they enter treatment. COVID-19 testing at Laguna remains available, and the facility is accepting both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients.

Owned and operated by American Addiction Centers (AAC) and located in sunny Southern California, Laguna Treatment Hospital offers residential treatment for adults with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Aftercare planning services are also available.

The treatment center provides medically-monitored detox, which only about 15 percent of all treatment facilities in California offer, as of the year 2016. Laguna employs a medical supervision staff 24/7.


Treatment at Laguna begins with a comprehensive psychiatric and medical evaluation to determine the appropriate level of care and create an individualized treatment plan. Each patient's length of stay varies depending upon each patient's unique needs, but a 90-day stay is often recommended as the most effective for attaining long-term sobriety.

Treatment combines 12-step methodology with evidence-based practices, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Patients participate in individual therapy, group and family counseling, wellness focused groups, and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, as well as relapse prevention and skill-building groups.

Laguna Treatment Hospital also utilizes American Addiction Center’s unique recovery curriculum, Change: Recovery for Life, which focuses on the treatment of co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. The course includes a series of workbook exercises and interactive activities designed to encourage self-examination, teach effective recovery and aftercare coping strategies, and highlight the benefits of 12-step principles and fellowship.

Spouses, partners, children, and other family members are encouraged to become active in the treatment process by participating in periodic family therapy sessions.

When treatment is complete, individuals leave with a comprehensive aftercare plan put together by both themselves and the staff. Should they relapse, patients who successfully complete the 90-day program may return for an additional 30 days, free of charge.


Laguna Treatment Hospital's website notes the treatment team consists of over 70 addiction professionals, registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapist counselors, and a recreational therapist. As of 2016, Laguna is among the 167 (about 12 percent) of California facilities accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO). The staffer polled by at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience.


Laguna Treatment Hospital's website indicates patients live in comfortable, home-like quarters and can choose from single or double-occupancy rooms. All detox beds are equipped with EarlySense technology.

Amenities include housekeeping services and cozy living areas where patients can watch TV, read, and socialize. The campus, which is nestled in the San Joaquin Hills of Aliso Viejo, offers patients a scenic, serene, and peaceful environment for recovery. There are a total of 93 beds. The six individuals surveyed by gave above average scores for accommodations and amenities.


Of the six alumni to leave reviews on to date, four people provided positive reviews and two left negative feedback for Laguna Treatment Hospital. Though none of the alumni who submitted user reviews completed a survey, they tended to rate the available metrics highly, and praised the facility's supportive staff and effective programs in their commentary.

"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," an alum wrote in a representative review, going on give the facility perfect ratings for its treatment effectiveness and its meals and nutrition. "The treatment experience gives the tools necessary for a successful long term recovery," another alum wrote, "Staff...go above and beyond to help the patients..."

However, two alumni expressed dissatisfaction with Laguna. One person called the staff rude and complained about the cost of treatment. Another individual praised the staff, but called a specific doctor rude. Ultimately, they both wrote that they wouldn't recommend the center.

On secondary reviews sites Google and Facebook, the facility received mostly positive reviews. The 37 people who left Google Reviews for Laguna Treatment Hospital to date gave an average of 3.8 out of five stars.[1] Alumni praised the staff and the effectiveness of the treatment program. "They were always on top of all my needs and were very knowledgeable and helped me through a brutal detox. I'll never forget this place," D.R. wrote in a representative review. On its official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, Laguna Treatment Hospital earned an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars based on 22 reviews.[2]


The two staffers polled by at the time of this writing provided mostly positive feedback for Laguna Treatment Hospital. One employee, Kimberly, gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "I feel blessed to be able to work at a rehab facility that provides such high quality of care and customer service," staff member Kimberly wrote. "Somewhat unorganized. Staff is great," the other anonymous staffer added.


Laguna Treatment Hospital accepts most private insurance plans and offers self-pay and payment plan options. Find out if your insurance covers some or all treatment costs. To date, the one employee polled by gave five out of five stars for affordability.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] FacebookReviews

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Laguna Treatment Hospital
24552 Pacific Park Drive, Aliso Viejo, California, 92656