What is the Best Drug Treatment?

Quite simply, the best drug treatment is the one created specifically for you that helps you recover for good.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” drug treatment program. Every person has a different life story. None are the same.  No single drug treatment works for everyone.


The first step to recovery is detoxification.

Any treatment plan that uses shame, making you feel guilt for having become addicted, is cruel and ineffective. You did not become addicted by choice, but rather by need.  You became addicted because there was overwhelming pain-whether physical, emotional or spiritual or a combination of all three- that you tried to alleviate by self-medicating.

Any treatment plan that believes in allowing you to suffer the pain of withdrawal to “teach you a lesson” or to create a memory of how miserable it was to have to quit so that you won’t relapse, is harmful. Suffering needlessly is unnecessary and has not been proven to prevent relapse. If you’ve ever tried to stop using drugs suddenly, you know how painful it can be physically, mentally and emotionally. Overcoming addiction should not be a punishment; the best drug treatment is a process guided by professionals specially trained in addiction recovery who have the insight, skills and compassion to help you on your journey to sobriety.

After detox, then what?

When you are admitted to Cliffside Malibu, you will participate in an extensive intake process. During detox, the medical team gets to know you further and begins to create an individualized treatment program, choosing therapies they believe will be most beneficial in helping you progress through the stages of recovery. Your psychotherapist will meet with you for intense psychotherapy to help you begin to uncover the reasons you began using drugs. He or she will continue to evaluate your treatment program, adding therapies that will help address the issues that are revealed during your time working together. He or she will observe how you respond to different therapies and make adjustments as your recovery becomes more deeply seated. Working with the team of specialists, your therapist will help you overcome your challenges and process and heal from past traumas. You develop skills and practices to help you maintain your recovery when you leave Cliffside Malibu and return to the challenges of everyday living.

Among the integrated therapies available at Cliffside Malibu: acupuncture, therapeutic massage, equine-assisted therapy, proper nutrition, hyperbaric oxygen therapy,  eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), yoga, meditation, personal fitness training and more.

You don’t need boot camp, you need nurturing

Cliffside Malibu overlooks the Pacific Ocean, providing ocean vistas from almost every room.  The world-class setting outside matches the world class treatment within. You will enjoy soothing sea breezes on the sun deck and commune with nature in the rose and meditation gardens.  Spa-like rooms with modern amenities provide relaxation and comfort at the end of your day. Recovery is an intense process. Feeling comfortable and having your physical needs met allows you to concentrate on the psychological and emotional work you will be doing in therapy each day.

Call Cliffside Malibu today

Any time, day or night, an addiction specialist is available to take your call. Phone 1-800-501-1988 to talk to someone who understands what you are going through and who can help you on your path to recovery.