St. Joseph Health - Mission Pacific Coast Recovery Philosophy
Located in the seaside community of Laguna Beach, Mission Pacific Coast Recovery (MPCR) offers hospital-based care for alcohol and drug addiction. The substance abuse rehab combines a holistic treatment approach with 12-Step philosophy to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each client. Non-judgmental and compassionate care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of addiction medicine specialists, including physicians, nurses, certified drug/alcohol counselors, psychologists and recreational therapists. The secluded hospital’s front yard is just steps from the beach, offering clients a spiritually relaxing and reassuring place for recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Meet the Staff
Daniel J. Headrick, MD
Medical Director and Co-Founder – Mission Pacific Coast Recovery
Daniel Headrick, M.D. is the Medical Director and Co-Founder of the Mission Pacific Coast Recovery. Unlike most treatment center Medical Directors, Dr. Headrick does not maintain a private practice but instead dedicates all of his time to the care and treatment of the patients of Mission Pacific Coast Recovery. This unique commitment of time establishes a standard of care that is rarely matched in any other treatment setting.
Kim O'Donnell, CATC, ARISE Intern
Intake & Outreach Manager
Kim O'Donnell has extensive experience in the organization and implementation of opening and operating facilities, encompassing primary and continuing care treatments and sober living. She has worked within the academic and community recovery systems including Medical, Social, and Behavioral Modification Models. Kim is a graduate of Saddleback College with certifications in Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Family Mediation, and Prevention Education. As a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC) she is an active board member of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) and the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California (ACCBC). Trained in ARISE Intervention techniques, Crisis Intervention, and Relapse Prevention. Living in recovery for well over a decade and half, Kim combines care, dignity, connection, and compassion with her own life experiences in addiction and recovery to helping individuals and their families enter treatment
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ABOUT ST. JOSEPH HEALTH – MISSION PACIFIC COAST RECOVERY CENTER
Mission Pacific Coast Recovery Center (MPCR) in Laguna Beach, Calif., provides a continuum of care for those dealing with substance abuse. The facility offers a medically-managed detox program alongside residential, intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, partial hospitalization (PHP), and aftercare programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment begins with medically managed detoxification that lasts five to seven days, if necessary. Clients are overseen by highly-trained detox specialists. In California, 15 percent of the residential programs also offer detox programs. Following an assessment, a primary counselor works with clients to develop individualized treatment plans.
Clients at MPCR participate in individual therapy sessions and twice weekly group counseling. Programming is rooted in the 12-Steps with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings. The 12-Steps program is used in 77.3 percent of the treatment facilities in California.
Those enrolled in the residential treatment program attend educational workshops, addiction and nutrition education, physical and recreational therapy, and family therapy. Family therapy is an important part of the treatment process as it rebuilds each client’s support network. Recreational therapy can also be beneficial as it helps clients learn sober living skills and new hobbies.
Following treatment, alumni can participate in continuing care therapy groups with day and evening options. The alumni group is open to any client that successfully completes the treatment program.
MPCR employs a board-certified psychiatrist, nurses, licensed counselors, spiritual care professionals, nutritionists, registred nurses, and marriage and family therapists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents can admire the nearby beach and ocean from their shared or private rooms. Daily living needs are provided for including meals, housekeeping, and laundry. Transportation can also be arranged for off-site appointments.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum responding to a Rehabs.com survey, A.J.H., gave MPCR mostly four out of five stars for most metrics. A.J.H. gave the facility five out of five star ratings for the facility’s accommodations, meal quality, cleanliness, and staff experience. The survey respondent wrote: “If you have to go to an inpatient treatment facility, this is a beautiful one with ocean views. I don't think that is all that important in getting clean, but if you can afford a fancy rehab, go for it.” However, the alum gave four stars for its holistic offerings and inclusion, level of staff support, and respect.
On Google, six reviewers gave MPCR an average 3.7 out of five stars. J.H. wrote how it was: “The best program of the many I have been to. Highest professional standards of any.” Another reviewer, Barry, indicated that the facility “well equpped” to deal with addiction.
MPCR accepts most major insurance plans, including TRICARE, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. It is also one of the 273 (20.8 percent) of facilities in the state that accept Medicare.
Published on January 2019
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