Set against the backdrop of Laguna Beach’s natural beauty, this inpatient program integrates evidence-based practices with the restorative power of nature and holistic wellness activities, offering a committed, nuanced approach to addiction recovery. We aspire to combine clinical excellence with the tranquility of our surroundings to create a lifestyle of recovery that encourages personal growth.

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment, or residential treatment, entails living at a rehab facility while receiving full-time care and undergoing comprehensive addiction therapy. This type of treatment is immersive, providing patients with constant access to medical professionals and therapists, which facilitates a focused and supported recovery. It also provides a community of other dedicated individuals going through the same experiences.

Who Benefits From Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is particularly effective for individuals with:

  • Severe or long-term substance use disorders involving alcohol, opiates, prescription drugs, and/or other substances.
  • Dual-diagnosis conditions, such as addiction coupled with co-occurring mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and more.
  • A chemical dependency and is in need of a medical detox to help manage withdrawal symptoms with committed methods.
  • Emotional trauma from the past that often accompanies addiction.
  • Chronic relapse patterns from previous recovery attempts.


The controlled clinical environment is crucial for those who need to escape from the stressors and triggers of everyday life to concentrate fully on their recovery with dedicated, compassionate support and a custom approach.

Advantages of Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment offers several distinct advantages over outpatient programs, each serving as a cornerstone in the committed, controlled environment necessary for achieving triumphs in recovery:

  • Structured Environment: Provides a routine that keeps patients engaged without triggers and reduces the risk of relapse during treatment. NEM includes small cohorts for a very client-centered approach, ensuring personalized care and attention.
  • Constant Medical Care: Immediate access to medical care helps manage withdrawal symptoms safely and address any complications quickly.
  • Intensive Therapy: More frequent and in-depth therapy sessions allow for a deeper exploration of the roots of addiction and more personalized care. This committed approach to therapy helps individuals gain clarity about their behaviors and thought patterns that go along with substance abuse.
  • Peer Support: Living with others who are facing similar challenges provides mutual support and enhances the feeling of community, which is vital for emotional resilience and instilling hope of a life beyond recovery.

Evidence-Based Practices and Therapies

Inpatient treatment at NEM’s Laguna Beach facility employs a variety of evidence-based practices that are scientifically validated for effective addiction treatment. The therapeutic approaches include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Assists patients in identifying and altering negative thought patterns and behaviors related to addiction.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Aims to teach coping mechanisms for stress management, emotional regulation, relationship improvement, and personal growth.
  • Family Therapy: Engages family members in the treatment process to enhance communication and resolve conflicts.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): If needed, this first benchmark of recovery incorporates medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and maintain sobriety.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, often used to address underlying issues contributing to addiction.


These therapies and more are integrated with regular assessments and customized treatment plans for the needs of each specific patient. They are essential practices that help in laying the foundation for sustained recovery, promoting hope and a healthier lifestyle.

Holistic Wellness in Laguna Beach

Holistic wellness is also a core component of the recovery program at NEM’s Laguna Beach facility, particularly with its natural and serene setting enhancing the therapeutic experience. The program includes:

Outdoor Activities

  • Guided Beach Walks: Taking advantage of Laguna Beach’s scenic coastline to promote relaxation and physical wellness.
  • Yoga Sessions by the Sea: Utilizing the calming effects of the ocean backdrop to enhance mental clarity and physical flexibility.
  • Nature Hikes: Exploring local trails to connect with nature and improve cardiovascular health.
  • Surf Therapy: Engaging in surfing activities that help improve balance, strengthen the body, and boost mood through interaction with the ocean.


Art and Music Therapy

  • Art Classes: Participating in art therapy in the beautiful outdoors of Laguna Beach encourages creative expression and emotional processing.
  • Music Sessions: Using music as a tool to facilitate emotional release and personal reflection.


Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Beachfront Meditation: Practicing mindfulness techniques in a serene beach setting to cultivate focus and peace.
  • Mindfulness Walking: Learning to meditate while walking along the beach, focusing on sensation and presence, feeling the calming effects of nature on your body.


Nutritional Counseling

  • Healthy Cooking Tips: Learning to prepare nutritious meals that support overall health and recovery.
  • Dietary Planning Sessions: Developing personalized nutrition plans with our dietitians that enhance physical detoxification and mental well-being.


Adventure Therapy

  • Kayaking and Paddle Boarding: Using water sports to build confidence, improve physical health, and encourage teamwork.
  • Rock Climbing: Engaging in climbing activities that challenge patients physically and mentally, promoting resilience and problem-solving skills.

Why Choose Laguna Beach?

Laguna Beach, renowned for its stunning natural beauty and tranquil environment, offers an idyllic setting for inpatient treatment that promotes recovery and well-being. Here are several compelling reasons why Laguna Beach is an ideal choice for those seeking a holistic path to recovery:

  • Therapeutic Natural Environment: The serene beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush landscapes of Laguna Beach provide a calming backdrop that significantly enhances the healing process. The natural beauty uplifts spirits and promotes relaxation and stress reduction, which are crucial during the intensive phases of addiction recovery.
  • Mild Climate: The mild, temperate climate of Laguna Beach allows for year-round outdoor activities. This constant access to sunshine and fresh air is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health, making it easier for patients to engage in outdoor activities without the interruptions of harsh weather conditions.
  • Community Support and Resources: The community in Laguna Beach is known for its supportive nature and focus on wellness, providing a network that is beneficial for individuals in recovery. At NEM, we make sure to create a strong community, and Laguna Beach is the perfect setting for it.
  • Recreational Opportunities: Laguna Beach offers a variety of recreational activities that can be therapeutic and help individuals in recovery develop new interests and hobbies. From water sports like surfing and paddle boarding to hiking in the nearby hills, the activities available help build physical strength, improve emotional resilience, and create a sense of accomplishment.
  • Accessibility and Exclusivity: Laguna Beach provides a secluded yet accessible retreat for recovery. Its location allows for privacy and tranquility, which is essential for patients who need a break from the chaos of everyday life, yet it remains well-connected to major cities and services, ensuring easy access to everything patients might need during their stay.

NEM Inpatient Recovery in Laguna Beach

Choosing NEM Recovery in Laguna Beach for inpatient treatment means embracing a comprehensive approach to recovery that combines effective medical and psychological therapies with the inherent healing properties of a beautiful and supportive environment. We aim to treat the addiction and underlying causes while also transforming the patient’s lifestyle, paving the way toward lasting sobriety, rejuvenation, and improved well-being. Contact our team today to embrace a future rich with joy and clarity, stepping beyond the bounds of addiction into a fulfilling life of recovery.