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Hillside Laguna


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Hillside Laguna provides detox and luxury residential treatment in a secluded Tuscan Estate in Laguna Beach, California. The residence only treats six clients at a time, ensuring that each receives significant individual attention and a highly customized, responsive treatment plan.

Hillside Laguna was founded in 2015 and has expertise in treating executives and those in the aviation industry. It supports both 12-step and non-12-step approaches to recovery and places special emphasis on family participation in recovery.

Accommodations and Food

Hillside’s high-end residence features private and shared bedrooms with high thread-count sheets, smart TVs and polished wood floors throughout. The residence has views of the ocean and Catalina Island on one side and mountains on the other. The three-acre grounds feature nature walks and clients can exercise in the residence’s home gym.

A chef and kitchen staff prepare meals, and clients are encouraged to participate. A nutritionist visits weekly and cooks with clients to educate them on meal planning and cooking skills. After detox, clients can use cell phones and laptops during non-treatment hours.

Treatment and Staff

Clients begin treatment with a bio-psycho-social-assessment and a nutrition and trauma assessment in order to tailor their therapeutic treatment plan. After medically-supervised detox (usually three to seven days), clients have structured days of group and individual therapy, exercise and experiential therapy and peer support meetings. In addition to CBT, therapists use DBT, EMDR, interpersonal biology, Somatic Experiencing and work on family systems.

Clients rise at 7 am and receive medication and exercise in the home’s gym. From 8 to 10 am they have group therapy, usually CBT-based, and then individual therapy or life skills from 10 to 11 am. At 11 am, clients have yoga therapy and then, after lunch, have time for recovery homework such as 12-step work or SMART Recovery assignments. In afternoons, clients can also journal and watch videos in Hillside’s extensive TED Talk library. At 5 pm clients have dinner and are then transported to 12-step or SMART Recovery meetings. Lights are out at 11 pm.

The multi-disciplinary treatment team at Hillside includes LMFTs, MSWs, a nutritionist, yoga teacher and consulting psychiatrist. Behavioral techs are on site 24/7 for support and supervision.


The staff takes clients on recreational trips on weekends, such as hiking and shopping trips and excursions to the beach, movies and cultural events. For aftercare, Hillside helps clients locate outpatient programs and therapists in their area.

Hillside encourages clients to involve all members of their support system in their recovery. It provides family therapy in person or over the phone/Internet and helps clients identify and heal the relational traumas that impact their addiction.

In Summary

Hillside Laguna offers discreet luxury residential treatment on a private estate in Laguna Beach. With multiple evidence-based therapies and a strong family component, clients are led through a thorough examination of decisions and family systems that impact their addiction. Hillside Laguna only treats six clients at a time, ensuring that each completes treatment with a comprehensive understanding of their vulnerabilities and strengths and a solid plan for on-going recovery.

Hillside Laguna Location

Address Confidential
Laguna Beach, CA

Hillside Laguna Cost

Call for details. Reach Hillside Laguna by phone at (310) 445-5743. Find Hillside Laguna on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube 

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