What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?

What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?
The phrase “I’m addicted” is often used to describe a favorite TV show or food. It’s common for a lot of people to use the phrase cavalierly, but it is important to note that addiction, also known as a substance abuse disorder, is a severe problem. It is a problem that is fast becoming a topic of concern.  Now, this begs the question, what is substance abuse disorder? 

What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?

At Laguna View Detox, we’re here to destigmatize addiction and substance abuse disorder. While unkempt hair, dirty clothes, shaky hands, and incoherent words, can be a sign of substance abuse, a lot of people’s addictions actually fly under the radar.  Many people have that stereotypical mental image of addiction and substance abuse disorder, and while that is one of its faces, it isn’t the only one. Addiction and substance abuse disorder manifest in many ways. There are a lot of people who are currently suffering and you’d never even know. According to the American Psychiatric Association; the substance abuse disorder definition is a brain disorder with symptoms that include an inability to control one’s use of or compulsive use of a substance even with full knowledge of its harmful effects.  By this substance abuse disorder definition, an addict can be active in their everyday life but still be addicted to a substance. In fact, many addicts who are in the functional stage often deny their addiction. They also put off getting help until they begin to resemble the image above. 

Types of Addiction

Raise your hands if you didn’t know there were more types of addiction apart from drugs and alcohol? Indeed, people can get addicted to many things other than narcotics. Let’s take a look at some types of addiction, shall we? 
  • Drug Addiction 

If you’re suffering from drug addiction, you might be addicted to prescription drugs or illegal drugs. Prescription medications are often prescribed at first for temporary pain, and are extremely addictive. If you get a prescription for pain pills, it’s important to use them as directed. Unfortunately, more often than not, users end up becoming addicted. Hard drugs belong to the illegal group, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and more.
  • Alcohol Addiction 

Alcohol addiction is a common addiction characterized by compulsive and harmful consumption of alcohol. Any type of alcohol can be addictive. A lot of people think just because they drink beer everyday, they aren’t an alcoholic. This isn’t always the case.
  • Gambling Addiction 
Gambling addicts get off on the high of pursuing an elusive big win. Even when they lose more and get into huge debts, their ‘love’ for the game keeps bringing them back to the gambling tables. 
  • Gaming Addiction 

Some people enjoy unwinding with a few hours of playing a game. Others let their ‘love’ for the game overshadow every other thing they have going on in their lives. It might not be as popular as drug addiction, but it can certainly affect your life negatively.

Signs of Substance Abuse Disorder

The effects of addiction can vary depending on the substance someone is addicted to, their family history and the individual themself. Although addiction and substance abuse disorders manifest in many different ways, some common signs of addiction to a substance are: 
  • An inability to stop using
  • Obsession with drugs or alcohol
  • Solitude or only wanting to be around other people who use drugs and alcohol
  • Financial issues
  • Appetite and personality changes
  • Negative health consequences from taking drugs 
If you or someone you know is showing signs of addiction or substance abuse disorder, please reach out to us at Laguna View Detox today.

How We Can Help

Being addicted doesn’t have to be the end of the road; you can still get your life back. All you need to do is admit you have a problem – that is the first step to recovery. 

At Laguna View Detox, we offer the best addiction treatment in Southern California. We also offer a wide range of programs and treatment options for all types of addictions. If you or your loved one is suffering from any form of addiction, contact us today and let us help you fight the addiction. 

Supporting Your Loved One While They Are Getting Sober

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If you know someone struggling with addiction, you’re probably experiencing a range of different emotions. You may feel sad, angry, or confused, and don’t know what to do. Laguna View Detox is here to tell you one of the best things you can do is help this person find addiction treatment, and then find help for yourself. The best way to support someone is to understand what they’re going through. 

Addiction: The Disease

Addiction is a disease, not a choice.

Addiction is now classified as a chronic disease, rather than a moral failing. During addiction, the chemistry of the brain is changed, causing a type of short-circuit, where the addict has a compulsive, uncontrollable urge to continue using drugs or alcohol. Their brains literally tell them that the substance is more important than anything in their lives and ultimately becomes their singular focus. 

Although it sounds scary, these mental and physical changes can be treated effectively with professional intervention. It’s important to be supportive before, during, and after the treatment process. 

How to Offer Support 

Once you have decided that your loved one or friend would benefit from getting sober, it’s important to do your research and understand not only immediate treatment options, but resources to use once this person is out of treatment, and rebuilding their life.

Things to do while your loved one is in treatment: 

  • Provide encouragement while in rehab
  • Seek education about substance abuse
  • Open your heart and mind
  • Prepare your home to be a sober environment
  • Change lifestyles or the home to encourage long-term sobriety
  • Continue to work with the treatment center after the initial program
  • Attend Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meetings

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Al-Anon Intervention

There are community resources that can help you, your family, and your loved one understand addiction and create long-term solutions and support networks.

Al-Anon is the counterpart to Alcoholics Anonymous. This group consists of the friends and families of alcoholics, both past and present. 

Al-Anon considers close friends of self-constructed families to be part of the family unit – so even if your loved one is just a friend, Al-Anon considers them part of the family, which helps in the healing process.

Al-Anon recognizes that alcoholism is often more than a singular person’s issue, and looks at the family dynamic as a whole to understand how the addict fell into addiction. Al-Anon helps the family to change the attitudes and dynamics in order to foster a solid foundation for the alcoholic to recover in.


Nar-Anon is the counterpart to Narcotics Anonymous. This group is made up of family and friends of someone who is suffering from substance abuse, no matter what that drug or substance may be. This group often covers a wider range of addictions.

Official Nar-Anon groups follow a 12-step program. These programs help the friends and family members who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction by creating a community of support.

No matter what kind of support group or community resources you join, you will gain knowledge into your loved ones addiction and also start the healing process for yourself.

Maintain Compassion & Support Throughout the Process

Recovery is a lifelong journey that is most enjoyable with the support from others. A loved one getting sober is a lifestyle change and huge accomplishment, so make sure you acknowledge that for your loved one. It’s not uncommon for recovering addicts to feel anger towards their current situation, grief over what they have lost, and guilt about actions they have taken while they were using drugs or alcohol. The best thing to do is provide a shoulder to lean on and listen.

Do You Know a Struggling Addict? 

If someone you love is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, please reach out to us today. Laguna View Detox is a luxury addiction treatment facility located in Laguna Beach, CA. We offer a truly individualized approach to addiction treatment and have six beds in our facility, which ensures we can give each and every client our undivided attention. 

The Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

Drug and alcohol addiction can be one of the hardest things you’ll struggle with in your lifetime. Addiction is consuming and will get worse as time goes on. At Laguna View Detox, we’re here to tell you we understand what you’re going through, and we can help. We’re a team of addiction experts who have once been in your shoes. If you’re currently struggling with addiction, don’t wait another second to get help. Our inpatient treatment program will help you get your life back. 

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient treatment is a structured addiction treatment program. Our clients at Laguna View Detox live onsite at our facility for the duration of their treatment. Depending on the drugs you use and severity of your addiction, you may begin inpatient treatment with detoxification. The average length of stay for our clients is 30 days, but this can vary depending on someone’s addiction.

Our inpatient treatment program will remove you from your current surroundings so you can focus 100% on recovery. We have staff present onsite 24/7 incase you need anything. When you arrive at our facility, we work with you to determine a specific course of addiction treatment that’s created just for you. We know no two people are alike and the same goes for addiction. After we create your treatment plan, you spend the rest of your time with us participating in different types of therapy. The two main therapies you will do are group and individual therapy. 

What Are the Benefits?

There are numerous benefits to addiction treatment, especially inpatient treatment. Please see below for a few benefits we’d like to highlight today: 

A break from the madness: By going to inpatient treatment, you’ll be providing yourself relief from the madness that ensued while you were using drugs or alcohol. Before treatment, your living situation probably wasn’t great. You may have burned some personal and professional bridges. Inpatient treatment is a nice getaway that will give you time to collect yourself and become the person you’ve always wanted to be. 

Detoxing in a safe environment: Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can have severe negative side effects on your health. Inpatient treatment provides 24/7 medical supervision while you detox. There are also medical professionals available to ease withdrawal symptoms. 

Routine: It’s pretty common for an addict’s life to be chaotic. Inpatient treatment will help you establish a daily routine that you can continue to do after you leave treatment. Who knows, you may even become a breakfast person after completing inpatient! 

New sober relationships: While you’re completing inpatient treatment, you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people and form sober relationships! Everyone who completes treatment alongside you will be able to relate to your experiences. It’s important to know you aren’t alone during recovery. 

Why Is Inpatient Rehab Essential to Gaining Sobriety?

Inpatient rehab will provide you with all the tools necessary to get sober. At Laguna View Detox, we put together comprehensive aftercare plans for each and every client. We don’t want anyone to feel like they don’t know what their next step is in life. We also want to ensure every client can effectively apply what they learned during inpatient to their outside lives. Our inpatient treatment program will set you up for a successful future. 

Let Us Help You

At Laguna View Detox, we are a luxury addiction treatment and detox center located in the gorgeous area of Laguna Beach, CA. We have trained professionals who can help you and your family with your addiction treatment and mental health needs. We take great pride in combining the latest treatment options with a tried, tested, and proven approach to substance and drug abuse issues. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

Checking Into Treatment: Laguna View Detox’s Admission’s Process

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How It Works

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is becoming quite valuable in treating drug abuse and alcoholism during addiction treatment. Started in the 1960s, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), helps people address problematic thoughts and feelings. CBT is effective because it not only helps with addiction, it helps with co-occurring disorders as well. It’s common for someone suffering from addiction to also battle depression or anxiety. 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that’s been a part of addiction treatment for more than 50 years. The goal of CBT is to help people take a look at the root causes that drove them to their addiction in the first place. Because it is hard to prevent relapses without getting people to address their issues directly, CBT is one of the cornerstones of addiction treatment. CBT is used to treat a variety of disorders as well. Anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can all be treated with CBT. 

How Does it Help in Addiction Treatment?

For those who suffer from addiction, there are a few ways in which CBT can help. One of the main reasons CBT was introduced into addiction treatment is because it helps prevent relapse. During CBT, addicts learn to pick up on their problematic behaviors and address them. The theory is that if someone can change their thinking and emotions, they can change their behavior as well. Drug addicts and alcoholics spend so much time numbing their feelings and not thinking. CBT helps bring awareness to recovering addicts. With their newfound awareness, recovering addicts are able to notice if they feel uncomfortable and want to use drugs. This gives the person time to stop, actively say no to using drugs or alcohol, and use a healthy coping mechanism to feel comfortable again. 

CBT is also effective in treating anxiety and depression. These disorders are extremely common in drug addicts and alcoholics. Often someone will treat their addiction but not their occurring disorder. A recovering addict suffering from panic attacks or depression is more likely to relapse. CBT can be thought of as killing two birds with one stone. 

What Are the Benefits?

There are several important benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy. First, this therapy can be tailored to meet people’s individual needs and circumstances. The treatment of addiction is just as varied as the people who suffer from substance abuse disorders. Next, CBT does not require anyone to take prescription medications. This allows people to avoid some of the unpleasant side effects that come with these medications. It also gets people comfortable opening up and expressing themselves because CBT is talk therapy. Finally, CBT is something someone can continue after treatment. There are plenty of people who do CBT on a weekly basis who’ve never struggled with addiction in the first place. Licensed therapists qualified for CBT are widely available throughout the United States. Because there aren’t any side effects, people can continue cognitive behavioral therapy for years if they’d like. CBT is one of the most effective treatment and recovery options for addiction.

Let us Help

At Laguna View Detox, we are a luxury drug & alcohol treatment program based out of the gorgeous area of Laguna Beach, CA. We utilize cognitive behavioral therapy during our treatment process. We are proud to provide detox and inpatient treatment options for addiction. Laguna View Detox shares a unique luxury program with its participants that combines traditional treatment and modern therapies to assist clients in overcoming substance abuse and maintaining sobriety in the future. To learn more about our services, please contact us today. 

Why Aftercare is Essential to Long Term Sobriety

Making the decision to seek addiction treatment for drug or alcohol abuse may seem like a major decision. It’s common for you to begin your journey to sobriety in an inpatient setting. This can include a form of detox and intensive inpatient program. At Laguna View Detox our residential treatment program focuses on holistic treatment in addition to evidence-based practices. Once treatment is complete it’s important to remember this is the first step on the long road toward recovery. Staying sober requires daily commitment. One way to stay committed is by completing aftercare. 

What is Aftercare?

Aftercare is a place where people go to learn coping skills that can be used to maintain sobriety outside of residential treatment. One of the biggest challenges during recovery is avoiding a relapse. The coping skills gained in aftercare can be used in everyday life. 

Aftercare is also a place you can go to repair broken relationships. Addiction not only takes a toll on your life but it affects everyone around you. This can even include professional relationships. Taking back your life includes mending broken relationships. 

Aftercare programs will vary from individual to individual but we are confident. At Laguna View Detox, we will put together a rockstar plan tailored to each person’s needs. We believe in empowering our clients and hold them accountable for their actions which helps them stay sober. 

How is it Beneficial for Long Term Sobriety?

Leaving residential treatment can be quite a culture shock. The way you interact with society will be completely different from when you were using drugs or alcohol. You will see the world in a new light and people will look at you differently. You’ve changed but the world around you may not have changed. The job you have to go back to may still stress you out or maybe you’re experiencing financial insecurity and need to get a new job. It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget what you’ve learned in residential treatment. Aftercare will give you the coping skills you need to handle your new life. 

The goal of aftercare is to provide you with a dual system of support and accountability. While the goal is to prevent relapse from taking place, Laguna View Detox also wants to provide you with the support you need to walk the road of recovery. Individuals who leave the inpatient world are particularly vulnerable to relapse during the first year. A high-quality aftercare program can provide tools and support for people who are learning to navigate their lives without drugs and alcohol.

Stay Consistent with Aftercare

Getting sober doesn’t mean you are recovered. The threat of relapse is real. It can happen in the blink of an eye. Life is stressful and you’re only human but you don’t have to live life post-residential treatment alone. Aftercare provides support and accountability. Everyone deserves help from trained professionals.

Laguna View Detox is Here for You

At Laguna View Detox, we’re a luxury drug and alcohol treatment program who really cares. Our services include detox, residential treatment, and aftercare. We want you to get sober but more importantly remain sober. Give us a call to get the help you need.

Medical Detox is the First Step in Beating Addiction

Addiction is a serious problem that impacts countless individuals and families across the country. Addiction is a disease. It is a serious mental health issue and should be treated as such. Sadly, in the past, there was a stigma surrounding mental health conditions. Now, that stigma is starting to fade. This has given rise to numerous new treatment options that can help people who are suffering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

For many people who are starting the road to recovery, this period begins with something called detox. For those who might not know, detox is the process of removing drugs and alcohol from the body. This can be a challenging period of time because people are going to go through withdrawal. This is where medical detox can be a great first step.

What is Medical Detox?

A medical detox facility is a specified area in a treatment center that is staffed with doctors and nurses who can help individuals cope with the withdrawal symptoms that are going to develop. When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the body views these substances as a necessity for life. Therefore, when people go for a while without these substances, they are going to feel ill. In some cases, withdrawal can even be life-threatening.

The symptoms of withdrawal are going to vary depending on the substances to which the person is addicted; however, there are a few common signs of withdrawal. Some of the most common symptoms include fevers, shakes, chills, sweats, agitation, emotional lability, and trouble sleeping. Some of the serious symptoms can include hallucinations, which involve hearing or seeing things that aren’t actually there. Some people even end up thinking that bugs are crawling on their skin. In the most serious cases, people can even have seizures.

Clearly, withdrawal can be difficult for people to handle. This is why it is important for people to go through the process of “getting clean” in the presence of trained doctors and nurses.

Who Should Go to Medical Detox?

While not every patient is going to need to go to detox, this can be helpful for a large number of people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs. Some of the people who might benefit from detox include:

  • Anyone who has a physical addiction to certain drugs or alcohol
  • Individuals who would like to go through the process of withdrawal in the presence of other people
  • Those who would be going to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms without the presence of medical professionals

There are a few common drug addictions that might require the presence of detox personnel. Some of the examples include:

Heroin: The withdrawal from heroin can lead to extreme discomfort. This should be managed by trained medical professionals who know how to handle this situation.

Pain Pills: Some of the most common examples include OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin. These are opiates that can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms that merit the attention of medical professionals.

Alcohol: Withdrawal from alcohol can lead to the development of something called delirium tremens. This is a withdrawal syndrome that can be life-threatening in severe cases.

Benzodiazepines: If someone suddenly stops taking these drugs, such as Xanax and Valium, this can be a life-threatening situation. This is why detox is necessary.

How Long Does it Take to Go Through Detox?

The exact length of time it will take someone to go through detox is going to vary. Some of the factors that will play a role include the identity of the addictive substance, how long that substance has been used, the amount of substance that was taken, and when the last dose was. Some detox processes will take a couple of days. In other situations, the entire process might take up to two weeks. For this reason, it is important for everyone to have support when they go through the detox process. This is a critical part of stopping substance abuse and breaking addiction’s hold on the individual. A detox center can be a great place for someone to start the addiction treatment process. Detox is the first step on the road to recovery.

The Detoxification Process with the Help of Laguna View Detox

Medical detoxification is the first step in addiction treatment. Anyone who would like to have access to the latest addiction treatment resources should rely on Laguna View Detox. We are a luxury drug and alcohol rehab center located in the scenic area of Laguna Beach, CA. Our professionals have a tremendous amount of experience working with alcohol and drug addiction. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with addiction treatment, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing your story.

Five Signs it Might be Time to Go to a Medical Detox

Addiction can take many forms and one of the most common addictions is alcoholism. When someone has developed an addiction to alcohol, they are going to turn their lives upside down in an effort to feed this addiction. One of the problems with trying to break an addiction to alcohol is that the substance itself is legal. This means that people will have no trouble continuing to feed their addiction as it begins to consume their family members and friends along with the individual. Fortunately, there are professionals who are willing to lend a helping hand. One effective treatment option is called medical detox.

Medical detox is designed to help someone get through the toughest stages of addiction treatment. In many cases, this involves the first few days. There are a few signs that it might be time for someone to consider going to a medical detox center.

Prior Efforts Have Been Tried and Failed

First, if prior treatment efforts have tried and failed, then it might be time to go to a medical detox center. One of the most common reasons why prior efforts to stop are unsuccessful is that it is simply too hard. There are withdrawal symptoms that will start to set in shortly after someone with alcoholism stops drinking. This is one of the nasty side effects of substance abuse. The withdrawal symptoms alone can drive someone to start drinking again. This is why professional help is a must.

An Intervention Has Taken Place

Often, substance abuse will get so bad that family members and friends will try to have an intervention. This is a meeting where loved ones confront the individual with the issues at hand. This can be an incredibly stressful process and, fortunately, leads to the individual trying to get help shortly thereafter. If an intervention is taking place, consider offering medical detox as one of the treatment options. That way, someone can recover from alcoholism under the guidance of trained professionals.

Withdrawal Symptoms are Setting In

If withdrawal symptoms are setting in, it is time to go to medical detox. Withdrawal symptoms can take many forms. For example, some people start to develop agitation, anxiety, sweating, and even fevers. Other symptoms might even include hallucinations and delusions, which involve seeing or believing in things that either aren’t there or aren’t true. Furthermore, some of the worst cases of alcohol withdrawal can even lead to seizures. Seizures can lead to brain damage if they aren’t managed appropriately. Therefore, it is essential for those who suffer from alcohol withdrawal to seek help from trained professionals. The symptoms of withdrawal can be incredibly severe.

Someone is Drinking in the Morning

When alcoholism starts to get out of control, the individual will start drinking in the morning. One of the reasons why this happens is that someone is starting to feel the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal when they wake up in the morning. Alcohol withdrawal can start to develop only a few hours after the most recent beverage. In this case, someone has gone all night without drinking. Therefore, the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are starting to develop. For this reason, anyone who is drinking in the morning needs to consider going to medical detox. This is a critical step on the road to recovery.

Alcoholism Has Landed Someone in the Hospital

Finally, if alcoholism ever puts someone in the hospital, that individual needs to head to a medical detox center. There are countless reasons why alcoholism might land someone in the hospital. Sometimes, people suffer serious injuries because he or she was involved in an auto accident secondary to drunk driving. In other cases, alcoholism places someone in the hospital due to the development of delirium tremens, also known as the DTs. Either way, these are signs that alcoholism has a firm grip on someone. This grip cannot be broken without the help of trained medical professionals. That is exactly what someone will get when he or she goes to a medical detox center.

Rely on the Professionals at Laguna View Detox

It is important for everyone to know that medical detox can be a helpful way to get through some of the toughest stages of addiction treatment. At Laguna View Detox, we are a luxury drug and alcohol treatment program. We are located in beautiful Laguna View, CA. We provide medical detox services and inpatient treatment for those who suffer from various types of substance abuse. We seek to use innovative treatment methods along with proven, traditional, successful treatment options for the benefit of our patients. We would be happy to help you as well. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you and your family, please contact us today!

The Benefits of Going to a Luxury Rehab Center

When someone is looking for addiction treatment, the scenery and backdrop are going to be important. One of the many options that people might consider is a luxury rehab center. Sadly, there is a thought that these centers are only reserved for people with large sums of money, such as athletes, executives, and celebrities. Fortunately, this is not the case.

A luxury rehab center is actually far more affordable than people realize. The benefits of a luxury rehab center are nearly endless. While the bed is more comfortable and the facilities are superb, there are also additional treatment options that a typical rehab center simply cannot offer. It is important for everyone to know about the numerous benefits that come with a luxury rehab center for addiction treatment and substance abuse.

An Improved Patient to Staff Ratio

One of the most important factors to consider in any addiction treatment is the ratio of patients to staff. The more staff available, the patients, the more attention each individual is going to get. Unfortunately, the standard treatment center is simply going to try to cram in as many patients as possible to try and improve their revenue. When so many patients are present, it overwhelms the staff members and patients do not get the attention they deserve. 

At a luxury rehab center, this is not going to be a problem. With luxury facilities, there are going to be additional staff members present. The end result is that the staff will get to know the patients better. This gives each and every patient the opportunity to work with a knowledgeable professional who can get them on the road to recovery.

More Treatment Options

When someone goes to a luxury rehab facility, they are going to have access to all of the resources available in the world of addiction treatment. For example, the counselors and therapists at luxury treatment centers are going to be some of the best in the industry. Often, these are professionals with decades of experience in the world of addiction treatment. This means that the latest therapies are going to be leveraged for the benefit of each patient present at that facility. Furthermore, patients are going to have access to hours of one on one therapy every week. This has been proven to be an essential part of the addiction treatment process. The benefits of added treatment options at a luxury rehab facility cannot be overstated.

The Food is Better

While this might sound like a simple point, it is actually very important. The cuisine at luxury rehab facilities is going to be better. It is important for people to be happy when they are spending time at a luxury rehab center. It is hard for someone to be happy if they end up eating food that doesn’t taste good. At luxury rehab centers, the meals are going to be prepared by chefs. They will also be prepared throughout the day. There is an extreme emphasis on proper nutrition during the recovery process. This is important for making sure the physical health of every patient is tended to. Food is important for everyone’s future sobriety. For this reason, it is a priority at luxury drug rehab centers. 

Added Amenities at a Luxury Rehab Center

Finally, a luxury rehab center is going to provide someone with access to additional amenities that are not going to be present in other locations. For example, there are going to be private rooms so that patients can get time to themselves when they need it. There will also be a large bathroom so people do not feel cramped. The linens are going to be of top quality, allowing someone to relax as they focus on themselves. Some people might think that the extra comfort is not important; however, the goal is to get patients to relax. When patients are able to relax, they can focus on themselves and what they need to do to get on the road to recovery. This will help people remain at peace with themselves, allowing them to open up to the important addiction treatment sessions that are going to unfold. Comfort is an important part of luxury drug rehab centers.

Experience Luxury Addiction Treatment and Drug Rehab at Laguna View

At Laguna View, we are a luxury drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. We are situated in the beautiful area of Laguna Beach, CA. We provide cutting edge medical detox and inpatient treatment opportunities for those who struggle with addiction. We have the latest amenities and many of the top professionals in the industry. We strive to provide the best possible care to every patient. To learn more about how we can help you during the recovery process, contact us today.