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Recovery Malibu

By The Fix staff 08/15/17

Perched atop cliffs overlooking the infamous Zuma Beach, Recovery Malibu fosters a spa-like rehab experience that epitomizes the concept of individualized treatment.

Recovery Malibu
Location : 30044 Andromeda Lane Malibu, CA 90265
Phone : (800) 814-4719
Price : $61,000 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Recovery Malibu is a luxury treatment facility located in its namesake, the beautiful beachside town of Malibu, California. Perched atop cliffs overlooking the infamous Zuma Beach, Recovery Malibu fosters a spa-like rehab experience that epitomizes the concept of individualized treatment. With one of the lowest staff-to-client ratios in the business, clients are guaranteed the personal attention so often warranted in the early days of recovery. Implementing a combination of evidence-based practices and holistically minded therapeutic services, Recovery Malibu provides a full detox and residential program, as well as outpatient treatment and substantial aftercare planning. In addition to addressing issues such as addiction and substance abuse, it is also fully equipped to treat dual diagnoses.

Facility and Meals

The residence where Recovery Malibu clients both live and undergo treatment is not unlike a high-end boutique hotel. The ample grounds host a swimming pool, Jacuzzis and a fitness center, all of which are available for residents’ enjoyment. The accommodations are luxurious, to say the least. Each bedroom showcases modern furnishings and white ocean views. Clients sleep in comfortable double beds adorned with the finest linens and each room has its own flat screen TV with DVR capabilities. Nightly turndown service and fluff and fold laundry are some additional complimentary perks. Private living quarters can be accommodated upon request; the residence has space for up to six clients.

There is an initial 72-hour period after admission where clients are not permitted access to cell phones or computers. However, after this phase of treatment is complete, they are allowed full access to these items. Recovery Malibu often treats executive clients and understands the importance of maintaining professional responsibilities while undergoing treatment.

Sound nutrition is an important part of programming at Recovery Malibu. Clients learn to eat in ways that are advantageous to not just early recovery but their overall health. Cuisine is delicious and healthy, and often features locally sourced and organic ingredients. The on-site chef and cooking staff can also make sure all dietary needs are met so clients who are vegan, vegetarian or gluten intolerant can rest easy. Mealtimes are always something to look forward to at Recovery Malibu.

Treatment Protocol and Team

If applicable, incoming residents undergo detox that’s supervised by an on-site physician and psychiatrist, both of which also offer medication management for clients with co-occurring disorders. An experienced staff of LMFTs, LCSWs, PsyDs and licensed clinical psychologists create individualized treatment plans for each resident. He or she is guaranteed a great deal of personal attention because at four-to-one, the staff-to-client ratio at Recovery Malibu is unparalleled. The inpatient program can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days.

Schedules differ for each client but a typical day usually commences with a 7 am wake-up call then breakfast at 9 am. Mornings are most often spent in group and individual therapy. Recovery Malibu facilitates three to four hours of group sessions per day and at least three hours of individual counseling a week. Therapists employ a multitude of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, namely CBT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, Stages of Change and trauma-informed care. Lunch is served at 12 pm and afternoons are usually spent enjoying one of the many holistic offerings such as yoga, acupuncture, massage, Reiki, breath work or equine therapy. Residents eat dinner every evening at 5 pm.

While peer support programs such as AA and NA or SMART Recovery are not required as part of the treatment regimen, clients do have the option to attend these meetings if they so choose. In keeping with the individualized nature of treatment, clients and the treatment team decide what would be most effective for their unique circumstances.

Recovery Malibu offers an intensive family program that meets every Saturday. A form of support for relatives and friends of those in treatment, participants learn more about addiction and substance abuse, as well as skills for communicating and living healthfully with a person in recovery.

Of course, residential treatment is just the beginning of the recovery process. As a client nears program completion, he or she works with an aftercare coordinator at Recovery Malibu to determine the next best steps. They always have the option to step down treatment in Recovery Malibu’s nearby Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Additionally, there are sober living options connected to Recovery Malibu. There is also an expansive alumni network available for continued support well beyond treatment.

Bonus Amenities

Clients can expect twice weekly beach walks and a hiking excursion once a week. Surfing lessons are available to anyone wanting to take advantage of some of the finest beaches in the country. Recovery Malibu also staffs a personal trainer who can work with residents at no additional cost. Off-site movie nights are also a fun, recreational part of the curriculum at Recovery Malibu.

Recovery Malibu offers something not a lot of other rehabs can: the choice to bring a pet to treatment. An animal-friendly facility, the team understands that often clients’ dog, cat or other pet can bring solace during a time of turmoil. As such, if the pet is approved and house broken, it is welcome.


For a true luxury treatment experience, Recovery Malibu is one of the best options available. Southern California is often referred to as, "the rehab capital of the world" and this facility is certainly a contributing reason to why the region has earned that label. With customized care catered to each unique individual and an extensive range of both holistic and evidence-based treatment aimed to treat addiction and co-occurring disorders, Recovery Malibu truly has it all. One would be pressed to find a better choice to set the foundation for recovery, healing and a renewed sense of self.

Recovery Malibu

30044 Andromeda Lane

Malibu, CA 90265

(855) 900-5058


Recovery Malibu Cost: $61,000 (30 days); PPO insurance accepted.

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