ABOUT LAGUNA TREATMENT HOSPITAL
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 & ASSESSMENT
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 Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave four out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Laguna Treatment Hospital's website indicates patients live in comfortable, home-like quarters and can choose from single or double-occupancy rooms.
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 Rehabs.com gave above average scores for accommodations and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the six alumni to leave reviews on Rehabs.com 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 Rehabs.com 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. 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.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staffers polled by Rehabs.com 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 Rehabs.com gave five out of five stars for affordability.