Our Treatment Programs

Cliffside Malibu provides a safe, secure, luxurious, and loving environment. When you arrive, you will be met by our caring, professional staff to receive an intake assessment so that we can ensure that you will have the safest, most comfortable and effective experience possible. We will help your body physically overcome your addiction so that you can receive treatment with a clear mind and a healthier body.

Evidence-based Addiction Treatment Programs

After the preliminary detox, you will work with a dedicated psychotherapist who will help you uncover and overcome the root causes of your addiction – the situations or experiences that caused you to use in the first place. At the same time, the rest of our industry-leading staff will help you to heal holistically – on the levels of mind, body, and spirit. You will enjoy nutritious gourmet food, organic when available, presented in our beautiful dining room, take meditative walks in our gardens, and strengthen your body with yoga and/or workouts with our personal trainer. You will heal on many levels with massage therapy, acupuncture, and meditation. Cutting edge treatments like DBT, and interpersonal neurobiology are also available to those clients who would benefit from them. All of this will occur in a spa-type setting, where you will have Wi-Fi access and flat-screen televisions in every bedroom. Additionally, any treatments your psychotherapist believes will be important for your recovery – from equine therapy to yoga – will be provided for you.

Once you are ready to return home, a carefully considered after-care plan will be provided to you, with your input, to help you maintain your recovery at home. We want you to succeed and will do everything within our power to help you do so.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

  • Alcoholism
  • Prescription Drug Addiction
  • Painkillers Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Pharmaceuticals Addiction
  • Methamphetamine Addiction

Dual Diagnosis Behavioral and Mood Disorders

  • Dual diagnosis (a drug or alcohol addiction combined with a behavioral or mood disorder)
  • Eating Disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • PTSD: Military Veterans and Trauma Recovery
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • Gambling addiction
  • Other psychological/psychiatric conditions


Our expert, industry-leading staff members will work closely with you during all stages of your stay and tailor your treatment to your needs, making any adjustments required to ensure that you succeed. We employ a range of traditional and alternative treatments in our programs including the following:


Physical & Psychosocial