A Modern Approach to Successful Drug Alcohol Treatment
Malibu Horizon offers the most advanced approach to alcohol and drug treatment. Our clinical team is a handpicked group of experienced professionals, unmatched in the industry. Every aspect of Malibu Horizon's program has been researched and proven to work. By focusing on the root cause of an individual patient's issues, our staff is able to identify and carefully address the core patterns causing a continual return to self-destructive behaviors.
Every aspect of our program is built on a solid foundation of proven treatment methods and therapies. Our approach to substance abuse treatment is clinically proven to be effective in overcoming alcoholism and addiction. Our program offers a dynamic, multidimensional approach of treating substance abuse. The initial phase is carefully assessing and evaluating each client. This includes in-depth psychological and physiological testing. Then an individualized treatment plan is put together to treat and address the issues which were identified in phase I.
It has been shown that a significant amount of people who abuse drugs and alcohol have a co-occurring psychological condition such as Depression, ADHD or Anxiety. When both a substance abuse and psychological condition co-occur that is called a "Dual Diagnosis". Malibu Horizon specializes in successfully treating Dual Diagnosis.
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Non 12 Step: Our Self-empowering Alternative to the 12 Step Approach
Malibu Horizon is the only disease model, therapy based program in the world. There may be other Non 12 step programs out there however, we are the only one who believes that Addiction is a chronic medical condition. Most treatment centers model their program around the 12-Steps that was originated in 1935, by two men and has never changed. The 12 steps like Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) is a support group of men and woman who have the desire to stay sober. Alcoholics Anonymous is not allied with outside organizations or institution. The 12 step program of AA is meant to be a support group, not treatment.
Non 12-Step Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) in conjunction with CBT. We use MET to move our patients along a path of recovery we call stages of behavioral change.
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Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Equine Therapy
Art therapy combines traditional psychotherapeutic theories and techniques with an understanding of the psychological aspects of the creative process, especially the affective properties of the different art forms. Music therapy is used in a variety of ways and used to improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise, and facilitate a host of other health-related activities. Equine Therapy is part of the treatment program at Malibu Horizon as patients who interact with a horse extend this to others and to form meaningful relationships with people.
A Dynamic Biological - Psychological - Sociological Approach
At Malibu Horizon we treat the whole patient, not just their substance abuse or mental disorder. Addiction is a chronic medical condition, a brain disorder. Just as hypertension and asthma have biological, psychological and social components, so does alcoholism and addiction. The diabetic can live a normal life with life adjustments and the recovering alcoholic or addict can live a normal life with their own life adjustments. A plan for a life of sobriety and relapse prevention techniques is a group focus at Malibu Horizon. Addicts and alcoholics often abuse drugs or alcohol as a way of self-medicating themselves, both physically as well as psychologically. When a person suffers from low blood sugar, for example, they will often use alcohol or drugs to help them feel better, right away.
All Therapy Based Approach Including More 1 to 1 Therapy
Our program is based on treating each client as an individual, with more of the right types of therapy and counseling. Malibu Horizon treats addiction in all its forms - alcohol, drug and behavioral problems. Addiction, in part, is the result of changes in the brain function. This means that one of the major goals of treatment must be either to reverse or compensate for those changes. The most successful treatment methods are the ones that change brain chemistry or correct the brain's chemistry imbalance. Every aspect of our program is built upon a solid scientific foundation, and our approach to substance abuse treatment is clinically proven to be effective in overcoming addiction. Our treatment approach can assure you the lasting recovery at Malibu Horizon.