ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when the nation is facing a drug crisis, Laguna Treatment Hospital is helping hundreds of people find their path to recovery. In its first year, the 93-bed chemical dependency recovery hospital treated more than 800 patients. On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the hospital will celebrate its one year anniversary with an open house. The public is invited to attend.
"This is also a time to celebrate the hundreds of patients who have found hope and healing at our hospital," said hospital CEO Gil Carmona. "As Orange County's first chemical dependency recovery hospital, we meet a unique need in this community and beyond for those who need a higher level of care for medical detox, inpatient rehabilitation and residential treatment. We're also expanding our services to provide a full continuum of care for individuals who still need support but don't require 24-hour care."
In addition to treating addiction, the hospital also specializes in caring for those with co-occurring mental health disorders - such as depression or anxiety - and patients who have other medical conditions that require medical supervision and/or management.
"Our staff is expertly trained to care for a variety of patients from pregnant women and paraplegics to those with serious, potentially life-threatening health issues, including congestive heart failure, liver failure, hepatitis C, pneumonia, COPD, and HIV/AIDS to name a few," said Dr. Lawrence Tucker, the chief medical officer at Laguna Treatment Hospital.
The drug epidemic hits close to home for many Orange County residents. According to a 2017 report, the overall rate of drug/alcohol overdose deaths in the county has increased by 82 percent since 2000. Overdoses resulted in nearly 700 deaths each year.
"This drug epidemic is a major societal problem that shouldn't be ignored or minimized," Carmona said. "We want to be a resource for our community by providing consumer education, prevention, and intervention services. We encourage the public to come tour the facility and learn how our medical model for treating addiction is changing lives."
The open house at Laguna Treatment Hospital will be held June 15 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at 24552 Pacific Park Drive in Aliso Viejo. Light refreshments will be served. For questions about the event, contact Tiffany Cain at [email protected]. For more information on Laguna Treatment Hospital, visit lagunatreatment.com.
About Laguna Treatment Hospital
Laguna Treatment Hospital is part of the American Addiction Centers family of treatment centers. AAC is a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We currently operate substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States. These facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at AmericanAddictionCenters.org or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.
SOURCE American Addiction Centers