Drug Treatment


How Do I Know Whether or Not I Need Drug Treatment?

Sometimes, addicts are clear that they are in a desperate situation and need drug or alcohol treatment. Just as often, addicts wonder whether or not a treatment program is necessary. You may be in this situation. You may still hold out hope that you will be able to solve your problem on your own or in an outpatient rehab facility. Maybe you have tried 12-step programs and think that if you apply yourself harder, you’ll make it this time.

If you’re not sure rehab is for you, ask yourself these questions:

  • Why am I considering drug treatment?

Most of the time, if someone is considering treatment, it is because a problem exists. If there’s even a hint in your mind that you need treatment, that’s the part of you that wants a better life speaking up. Call and ask for help now.

  • Are the people I love and respect worried about me? Have they asked me to enter treatment?

Why would the people you care for most ask you to consider drug treatment if you didn’t need it? If the people closest to you want you to go to treatment, now is the time to go.

  • Does a little bit of help sound welcome?

Drug addiction is exhausting! Would you like to lay your head at night on a beautiful bed, in a safe facility and get support throughout the day to overcome your addiction and live the best life you can? If so, Cliffside Malibu is the right drug rehab facility for you.

Drug treatment is for those who would like to end their dependency on drugs and alcohol, develop hope for the future, and transform their lives. If you’re tired of being a person with substance use disorder, you can change right now. We are waiting for you.

Choosing a Drug Treatment Center

Drug treatment starts when you choose a drug treatment center. Although there’s no single standard by which to judge rehab facilities, it’s fair to say that the most successful drug treatment programs are those which cater to the specific needs of their individual clients.

Key qualities to look for in a drug treatment center:

  • Individualized Care

    – Is the care you will receive highly individualized, catering to you in every way and addressing your specific issues?

  • Professional Qualifications of the Staff

    – Are the staff members fully qualified in their fields, possessing degrees, certifications, and licensure for the work they do? Do licensed professionals run the therapy groups and other programs?

  • Staff/Client Ratio

    – How many staff are there for each client? Will you work with a dedicated therapist or a therapeutic team? How often will you receive one-on-one psychotherapy each week?

  • Accreditation

    – Is the facility accredited by JCAHO or any other agency?

  • Holistic care

    – In addition to psychotherapy, what other care will you receive at the facility? Are there enough services to meet your personal needs, or will you be shoe-horned into what the facility offers?

  • Luxury and Respect

    – How will you be treated at the facility? Will you be allowed internet access and to keep your cell phone or will you have to give those items up? Is the food of a high quality? Are the amenities of the standard you desire? Will you be in an environment that is safe, secure, private, and supportive?

These are all issues to consider when choosing a treatment center. In case you’re wondering, Cliffside Malibu excels in each of these areas, leading the industry in most. Take a virtual tour of our facility or give one of our intake specialists a call. We’ll be happy to assist you as you make your decisions about the type of care you want to receive for your drug addiction. Call 800-501-1988.