Admisssions

At Cliffside Malibu, we offer two comprehensive programs – primary treatment and extended care – to assist our clients in achieving lasting sobriety. Each of our new clients participates in a medical and mental health screening by our staff physician, a clinical therapist and a psychiatrist. These screenings help you and your therapist design a unique treatment plan that reflects the needs identified during this evaluation process. A treatment plan identifies specific challenges you and your therapist believe should be addressed during your stay at Cliffside, while it also provides a tool for measuring progress.

Primary Treatment Admission Guidelines

We welcome individuals who satisfy the following requirements:

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You are chemically dependent upon drugs/alcohol
  • You are able to perform a reasonable level of self-care, including, eating, grooming and maintaining orderliness in your living quarters
  • You express motivation and a willingness to live in a treatment environment and pursue a sober life.

Extended Care Admission Guidelines

We welcome individuals who satisfy the following requirements:

  • You are over 18 years of age
  • You are currently sober – no longer chemically dependent on drugs/alcohol.
  • You are willing to follow a treatment plan developed by you and your therapist.