Cliffside Malibu - Hazy Beach Cliffs

Intensive Outpatient Program

Have you gone to residential treatment somewhere and found that at home, things are a little rockier than you’d like? Did the aftercare plan you were given not measure up to your expectations and you’re afraid of relapse? Are you coming back from a short relapse and in need of fine-tuning, but not a full residential treatment experience? Did you enter a detox program, but your insurance will not cover residential treatment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Cliffside Malibu may be for you. We are one of the top luxury intensive outpatient program in California.

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What Is Intensive Outpatient Program?

IOP is an in-person substance use disorder treatment and dual diagnosis (for co-occurring psychological disorders)treatment program that takes place at the Cliffside Malibu intensive outpatient program, with Cliffside Malibu staff, but the client does not stay overnight at the facility. We offer multiple luxury intensive outpatient programs in California. Individuals in the Cliffside Malibu IOP will meet at the center daily to undergo a host of treatment activities that will include twice-weekly individual intensive psychotherapy sessions and small group counseling activities. In addition, IOP clients have an opportunity to add on additional services as needed, which can occur on or off-site, including sessions with a private trainer, nutritionist, psychiatrist, yoga instructor, acupuncturist, meditation teachers or other whole-health practitioners.

How Does Intensive Outpatient Program Work?

Cliffside Malibu understands addiction as a behavioral disorder, not a disease. …and any behavior can be changed. You can recover. We meet you at your current stage of recovery using The Stages of Change model. Created by one of the world’s leading psychologists, The Stages of Change model allows us to walk with you hand in hand through the recovery process. When obstacles develop, we can navigate them together, helping to create optimal conditions for recovery. As you work through the change process, you become ready to navigate life outside the treatment center, something we will help you do with courage and competency.

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Co-Occurring Disorders

Although research says that about half of the addicts who present for treatment have co-occurring psychological or psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD along with their addiction problem, at Cliffside Malibu, we find the number in our center is closer to 70-75%. Because of this, we treat co-occurring disorders concurrently with addiction. Doing so will not only make your addiction recovery more comfortable, it will make it more lasting. We have psychiatrists who consult with us or we can consult with yours, along with specially trained psychotherapists who are cognizant of the particular needs of the dual-diagnosis client.

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What Can You Expect From Our Luxury Intensive Outpatient Program in California

In our luxury intensive outpatient program, you will receive all the luxury and support you would get in any Cliffside program. Remember, these are the staff that supports all aspects of recovery at Cliffside Malibu. All our staff, from industry leading psychotherapists to groundskeepers are specially trained to ensure the highest quality of experience. The people at Cliffside are there because they care about you and your recovery. Learn more about our intensive outpatient program in California.

To learn more about the IOP, call (424) 320-3061.


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