Support is here

When you enter a treatment facility, it is an extremely life-changing moment. You’re leaving behind old, bad habits and coming to terms with the misgivings that your addiction has presented you. You may feel ashamed, judged, guilty and just at a general emotional low. Looking in the mirror can be tough, and while these feelings are all normal, you will need all the support you can get during this time. This includes not only from your family and close circle but from your treatment center as well.

Once you arrive

From the moment you first walk in the door of Cliffside Malibu, you will be surrounded by a supportive, caring environment. You will meet with a clinician who will craft an individualized treatment plan, something that is custom just for you. No two addictions are the same, and neither should treatment plans. We also don’t treat you as if you are diseased or like something is wrong – we focus on what is right. Addiction is neuroscience in structure and chemistry, something that can be worked on and overcome.

Going through the detoxification process can be very uncomfortable, but our supportive medical staff, including a person with substance use disorderionologist, are here to help make you feel as comfortable as possible. They are on hand 24/7 to monitor you, make sure you are not experiencing any discomfort and give you medication you might need to help curb any withdrawal symptoms. The happier and quicker you can get through detox mean the quicker you can start therapy and work through the root causes of your addiction.

Personalized treatment

There is no “typical day” at Cliffside since everyone has different treatment plans. Unlike other treatment centers, we provide each resident with his or her primary therapist. The therapist is available to their clients and their families whenever necessary, and gives them the individual attention they require and deserve.

Daily treatment entails between 4 and 6 hours per day spent in individual, group, or other therapeutic processes. In addition, adjunctive holistic therapies, such as acupuncture, life-coaching, spiritual practice, meditation, and yoga are also offered to enhance the results of psychotherapy. Our treatment combines psychotherapy with holistic care to create real change that holds after the resident leaves treatment.


Support doesn’t end when you leave Cliffside Malibu. We are committed to your recovery, and that includes life after Cliffside. Your therapist will make sure you are set up for success after treatment by developing your individualized aftercare plan. Some people are ready to head home after treatment, while others may need to ease back into life in a sober living facility. Perhaps a sober companion to spend time with you in the days after leaving will serve you well. Whatever your needs are, every person who leaves Cliffside is offered a personalized aftercare plan.

In addition, our Alumni program offers a supportive sober environment for people to gather. This includes meetings with current clients and Alumni on Wednesdays, so current clients can learn from people who have walked in their shoes. On Fridays, we hold gender-specific meetings so clients can be more open, and allow for deeper conversations.

Catering to all your needs

Aside from the world-class treatment, you will receive, support will also come from the luxury accommodations that we offer. We want to make sure you are happy, healthy, relaxed and taken care of while experiencing treatment. Therapy and working through past traumas can be stressful, so we like to make sure your surroundings are as tranquil as possible.

Luxury Accommodations

Cliffside Malibu is a beautiful luxury estate, situated on two acres, overlooking Zuma Beach. Our facility is far removed from the noise and intrusions of Pacific Coast Highway, allowing for a truly calming experience. Our property features beautiful architecture and décor that provides for sea breezes and abundant natural light, stunning views that on a clear day extend to the Channel Islands, and modern amenities such as plasma TVs, and wireless Internet access.

Some of the amenities you will enjoy at Cliffside Malibu are a pool and sun deck, private rose and meditation gardens, nutritious meals provided by a professional chef and served in an informal dining room with a mountain view nestled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, and luxurious bedrooms with hardwood floors, top-quality bed linens, private water closets, boutique soaps, Egyptian cotton towels, and a full laundry and linen service.

About Cliffside Malibu

If you are looking for a treatment center that is truly committed to your recovery, we are here for you. The support you get at Cliffside is the best the industry has to offer, and we will make sure you are cared for in every form possible during your stay with us.

Each patient is then matched with one of these five stages of the Transtheoretical Model: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance. An individualized treatment plan is created based on their current stage of change. This process is in place to ensure that all our patients receive the best treatment path possible for their own specific need. Our goal is to move individuals through their treatment by assessing their readiness for change and formulating stage-matched interventions in order to move them through their respective stage.

It is the policy of Cliffside Malibu to ensure that all individuals who present with chemical dependency issues are assessed for the appropriate level of care. We strive to provide a continuum of care including medically supervised detox, residential treatment, day treatment, and outpatient services. Services are provided to individuals with a primary diagnosis of substance abuse and/or alcohol addiction. Individuals seeking treatment are assessed by qualified staff to ensure program criteria are met and that each individual admitted is placed in the appropriate level of care for treatment. The program is designed and structured for individuals who are in need of a supportive environment in order to maintain Sobriety.

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