If you are struggling with substance abuse, seeking treatment is the best possible thing you can do for yourself. At Laguna View Detox in Southern California, we know exactly what you’re going through. Our staff has experienced the same hopelessness, despair, and frustration you’re currently feeling. We know drug & alcohol addiction is a form of self-deprecation. Us addicts use drugs or alcohol regardless of if we’re happy or not.
We also know that getting into treatment is a delicate process. Although you admit to yourself that you need help when seeking treatment, it isn’t always easy to actually get yourself to go or find the right treatment program for you. For this reason, our owner, Louis Iacona, is heavily involved in the admissions process. Louis is in recovery and has attended over 40 treatment centers before maintaining long-term sobriety. If there is anyone in this world that can relate to a struggling addict, it’s Louis.
If you’re apprehensive about seeking treatment because you fear the unknown, we’d love to share with you some details about our admissions process and checking into our facility for quality addiction treatment in Southern California. Below are commonly asked questions regarding our facility answered by Louis himself.
As the owner of Laguna View Detox, why do you answer the admissions phone line?
I answer all admissions calls. I feel this is imperative to ensuring our clients a smooth admissions process. While most owners decide to take a step back and allow their admissions team to handle this, I am the first sign of contact for any struggling addict reaching out. I enjoy being on the front lines. I remember when I would call a facility and feel some sort of disconnect with who I was speaking to. It seemed as if a call center was fielding the calls and the other person on the line had absolutely no idea what I was talking about or going through.
This is not the circumstance at Laguna View Detox because I don’t ever want anyone to feel that way while seeking treatment. I pledge to continuously answer the phone for an addict, alcoholic, or their family. We are a family at Laguna View Detox and I hope to extend that kind of support to all of our clients and potential clients.
What makes Laguna View Detox different from other facilities in California?
Laguna view detox is a unique addiction program. Our facility has six beds, meaning we treat six addicts at a time, so that we can provide the most exclusive and individualized treatment. We offer 24-hour nursing, individual therapy, group therapy, a holistic approach, and the introduction to the 12-step program. Our facility is absolutely beautiful, with a view of the pacific ocean.
While the cosmetics of our facility are gorgeous, where we really shine is in our clinical services. Our staff to client ratio is 1:1. We take the time to learn about each and every client and their needs. Attention to detail and compassion is important for anyone’s recovery because for so long, us addicts have felt worthless. At Laguna View Detox, our mission is to make you feel worth it. Recovery is the time where you can realize you have a purpose in life.
After completing our inpatient treatment program, each and every client will be discharged with a comprehensive aftercare plan. We believe in a step down in levels of care. This means we strongly encourage each client to continue treatment outside of our inpatient facility, like intensive outpatient and/or sober living. Sobriety is a long term goal and everyone should have a plan before leaving treatment.
What are some things you want people to know before they go to treatment?
I have a few do’s and don’ts for this. Do know that recovery is possible. I personally struggled for years on end in and out of treatment centers. No one in my life was sure if I was even capable of getting sober. When I finally made the decision to find a reputable facility, everything changed.
Don’t make excuses as to why you can’t go to detox and residential treatment. Excuses did not exist when it came to using your drug of choice or alcohol. You must be courageous and we will be here for you throughout this process. Don’t let withdrawal be your biggest fear. There is only one way out of this and that’s to face it and deal with. You must go through that process to get well. At Laguna View Detox, it’s our number one priority to make you comfortable as we can while you’re under medical supervision.
Any tips on how to prepare for treatment?
Preparing is mostly mental. Once you make the decision to check into treatment, I believe you are 85% on your way to success. I also suggest being brutally honest with yourself and loved ones at this time. You or your family are here for a reason. Drugs and alcohol have created consequences in your life. Accepting this is the first step at not only healing but preventing yourself from being in the exact situation you are.
Although preparing for treatment can be a fairly confusing process, we strive to make it as easy as possible. If you call us and our facility doesn’t end up being a feasible option for you, we take the time to get your information and look for another reputable facility that can help you. If our facility ends up being the right treatment option for you, the rest of the process is logistical and easily coordinated by our recovery specialists, such as figuring out what day you’ll check into treatment, how you’ll physically get here, etc.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us today.
Aside from being the owner of Laguna View Detox, Louis also utilizes his personal Facebook page as a platform to help those struggling with addiction. Through his personal experiences, he’s built relationships all over the country with various recovery resources and wants to share them with anyone who needs it. Pick up the phone and give us a call today or to start the admissions process now, click here.