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Experience Cliffside

When you come to Cliffside Malibu, you will engage in an experience of health and healing. From the moment you walk through the door, you will be surrounded by caring individuals who will walk with you on the path of recovery. Your treatment plan, completely individualized to meet your personal needs, will give you the life you’ve always dreamed of. Cliffside Malibu is a place where hope and success merge, creating the foundation you need for life-long recovery.

Choosing Residential Treatment

Choosing Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is a commitment – a commitment to yourself and to the desire for a lifetime free from the ravages of addiction. Choosing residential treatment means saying to yourself that you are ready for a new life and are willing to engage in an experience that will build a solid underpinning for the life you’ve always wanted to live.

A residential setting allows you to insulate yourself in a secure place, away from the pressures of your daily life. We create for you a new home, one in which you can have the freedom and safety to address the underlying causes of your addiction so that you can move past them. Generally, this process takes somewhere in the range of 90-120 days at our center and continues with aftercare when you return home. Those who choose residential treatment are committing to themselves and their recovery in a very tangible way.

What Makes Cliffside Malibu Unique

What Makes Cliffside Malibu Unique

Cliffside is a boutique facility. We serve only a small number of people at any one time and have a client to staff ratio of 1:4 – Yes, we have four staff members for each client we serve. This means that you will receive truly personalized attention that will create the foundation for a life of recovery and happiness once you leave the treatment facility.

Cliffside Malibu is also on the cutting edge of addiction research among treatment facilities. We are the only treatment center in the world to employ a full-time addiction researcher; her job is to read every new study in the fields of medicine, psychology, neuroscience and other fields to help us find the best, scientifically-proven therapies to help our clients.  We rely on evidence-based techniques that allow us to literally “rewire” a person’s brain so that recovery is seamless and comfortable. By understanding the science of recovery and continually implementing the latest scientific findings, we have created a treatment protocol that is unmatched in its success.

One of the most frightening aspects of recovery can be detox. Those suffering from addiction are often concerned that detox will be painful or difficult. This is not the case. We conform to the highest standards of detox. Industry-leading physicians will ensure that your detox process is medically-supervised, safe, supported, and as comfortable as possible. No matter what substances you’ve been using or for how long, we can create a detox for you to shield you as best as possible from discomfort or any medical complications. Your comfort is important to us, so that you can be clear and fully engaged in the recovery process.

Our facility is both luxurious and homey. There is no clinical atmosphere such as what you might find in a hospital nor will you be overwhelmed with the cavernous qualities of a mansion. Rather, our facility is comprised of real homes – beach cabins with all the latest amenities and creature comforts. You will find in all our rooms: top-of-the-line linens; L’Occitane bath products; Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions with cable, satellite and DVR.  We also provide healthy, organic (whenever possible) food prepared by fully trained chefs; a fully equipped gym and yoga room; gardens, hiking trails, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Everything you need to feel at home, safe, and comfortable is provided for you at Cliffside Malibu.

Cliffside Malibu is a safe, relaxed place. Each day, you will work with many of the industry’s leading professionals who have your recovery as their number one priority. Unlike other facilities where you might be herded from one group activity to another, at Cliffside, we create a tailored individual recovery plan for you. We have far more staff than clients, enabling us to ensure that all your personal and recovery needs are met.

Your recovery plan will be made up of proven, evidence-based therapies. Using the Stages of Change model, we meet you  at the current stage of your recovery and help you overcome any obstacles you face to being free from drugs and alcohol long- term. If you have co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression, we will address those simultaneously. Your entire treatment program will be overseen by your personal therapist. In addition to intensive one-on-one psychotherapy, you will also receive the highest quality complementary therapies available including, but not limited to: acupuncture, massage, personal training, yoga, orthomolecular medicine, equine therapy, and other treatments. You will also have personal time to digest all that you have learned and to enjoy our hiking trails, swimming pool, and gardens.

Your recovery from addiction is our one goal. We want to see you return home to live the life you dreamed for yourself, free from alcohol and drugs. Upon your return home, you will have an aftercare plan designed to keep you sober. We are as committed to your recovery as you are and will help to make your life after Cliffside as full of joy and hope as possible.