Serenity Malibu

Serenity Malibu

Drug Rehab Center in Malibu, California

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Serenity Malibu is a licensed private rehab center located in Malibu, California. Serenity Malibu specializes in professional Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction treatments. Addiction is a disease that can be treated. There are many different types of treatment available here to help addicts get sober, including inpatient and outpatient programs. The first step towards recovery is admitting there’s a problem, so if you or someone you love has an addiction, don’t wait any longer to seek help.

Addiction is a disease that affects millions of people around the world and Serenity Malibu's goal is to help addicts in California get sober. Their treatment methods focus on individualized sobriety programs so everyone can find their own path to recovery. They offer a variety of treatment methods each specifically designed per client. This facility does not decline any gender. Treatment here is offered to all genders, and they also notably support LGBTQ+.

Accreditations, licenses, and certifications are all important when selecting a center. CARF has Accredited this facility. Fortunately, Serenity Malibu is a California licensed and certified treatment center. Payment methods here are Private Health Insurance, Self-Payment and potentially more case-based methods are available. For more payment specifics, and to find out if your insurance covers treatment here, contact our admissions counselors for assistance.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations
    Not Found in SAMHSA
    Not LegitScript Approved
    CARF Certified #258931
    JCAHO # Not Found
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Alcoholism Treatment at Serenity Malibu

    Alcohol addiction treatment often uses some combination of individual and group counseling, medication, and support groups. In many cases, people who have been addicted to alcohol for a long time will feel an intense craving for alcohol that can last for months or years. Most of these methods emphasize the importance of the alcoholic’s willingness to stop drinking and their commitment to abstinent.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Treatment for opioid addiction is best made with the help of medical professionals who are experienced in dealing with these types of drugs. This treatment can involve medications, exercise, behavioral therapy, and counseling sessions. It is important to note that the effectiveness of treatments for opioid addiction vary, so it is vital to research which treatment options are suitable for each individual.

    Many people who struggle with opioid addiction need to attend specific programs like methadone , Suboxone or Vivitrol clinics.

    These types of programs will provide the patient with legal, prescription medications that can help them overcome their cravings for illegal opioids like heroin or fentanyl . If the patient has a chronic condition like Hepatitis C, they must undergo treatment before they can begin taking these medications.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    Individuals who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol often have one or more co-occurring mental health disorders. Addressing both the addiction and the mental health problems at facilities like Serenity Malibu can be very beneficial for these individuals.

    Common mental health conditions that often co-occur with addiction include:

    • Anxiety Disorders – People with drug and alcohol problems often suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
    • Depression – One of the most common mental illnesses co-occurring with addiction is major depressive disorder.
    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – Many people with drug and alcohol problems also suffer from ADHD.
    • Bipolar Disorder – People with bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer from drug and alcohol problems than the general population, and vice versa.

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction 

    Levels of Care Offered

    Serenity Malibu offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Inpatient Care

    Inpatient recovery offers individual therapy, groups, and family therapy. The length of inpatient addiction treatment depends on the addict and their addiction. Inpatient rehab is a costly drug treatment, costing anywhere from $30k- to $60k. However, insurance often offers help in covering these costs.

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    An intensive outpatient treatment program, or IOP, is set up for those struggling with an addiction to begin the recovery process. However, the patient will not live at the facility during treatment.

    IOP involves patients coming in and out of a medical office building regularly to receive therapy and other services while continuing their life outside of these visits.

    IOP is a step up from drug detoxification or alcohol detox. However, it’s still considered a phase of recovery rather than the ultimate goal. There are many rehabs and treatment facilities available to patients in need of IOP.

    Outpatient Program

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Malibu, CA. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Serenity Malibu peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling are likely to be involved.

    Intervention

    Intervention services can be beneficial for people who have not been able to overcome drug and alcohol addiction on their own. It is recommended for individuals whose addiction has led to dangerous or life-threatening circumstances.

    Intervention services are beneficial for:

    • People who have relapsed after completing other forms of addiction treatment.
    • People with drug addictions that have led to dangerous health conditions, such as HIV.
    • People who are at risk of losing their family, home, or job due to addiction.
    • People who are having difficulty overcoming drug and alcohol addiction on their own.
    • An intervention can be conducted by professionals, or by loved ones of an addict. If the person being intervened on agrees to enter addiction treatment after the intervention, the next step would be to choose a treatment program.

    If they do not agree to enter addiction treatment after the intervention, loved ones may choose to go back to the drawing board and try another form of treatment. They may also choose to not receive any further treatment, but there are usually other factors in play that may make it difficult for people to stop using drugs or alcohol.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare support is vital to those who have completed a drug or alcohol treatment program. This support comes in individual and family counseling, treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions, and medications to reduce cravings. It helps recovering addicts adjust to normal day-to-day activities and can last for a year or longer.

    The majority of drug and alcohol addicts who receive aftercare treatment do not relapse. It is estimated that without aftercare, the relapse rate will be between 70 to 90 percent for most people. Aftercare is the final stage in addiction recovery, but it will also help maintain sobriety if relapse does occur.

    Residential

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at Serenity Malibu.

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy is ideal for addicts who want to focus on themselves. It can also be helpful for those whose withdrawal symptoms are exacerbated by the presence of other people.

    Benefits of individual therapy are:

    • Access to a personalized treatment plan that focuses on the individual needs of the addict
    • More privacy during treatment sessions
    • Better personal development through introspection
    • Increased self-awareness regarding addictive tendencies in order to avoid relapse
    • Greater potential for a long-term recovery plan
    • Receiving professional advice and detox assistance from medical staff

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Family therapy can help you and your family deal with old issues that may trigger substance abuse. The idea behind family therapy for drug addiction is that you are never fully healed from substance abuse until you’ve healed your relationship with your family, too. To get sober, you need to find a different way to cope with the pain in your life.

    Group Counseling

    Group therapy at [ws-nap-name] Finding sobriety is easier when you know you’re not alone.

    This is when a group of people in various stages of recovery meet up and discuss their experiences, triggers, successes, failures, and even alternative therapies! Unlike support groups where everyone already knows each other, group therapy is conducted outpatient or inpatient.

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a treatment method that helps reduce the impact of traumatic memories on individuals. It involves following a bar of light or watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth. This mimics the eye movements of REM sleep, which allows the brain to reprocess memories. EMDR therapy is combined with behavioral therapies to address the root cause of the problem. This reduces the desire to escape painful memories with drugs.

    EMDR is effective in reducing the craving one experiences while being treated for drug addiction. Studies have shown that patients who undergo this therapy use drugs less and stay sober for more extended periods than those who do not. It is also more beneficial than talk therapy and medication. This can be performed in combination with medications to reduce the adverse side effects. While some believe that it does not treat the root cause, studies have shown that therapy combined with medication brings in better results.

    Trauma Therapy

    Trauma therapy is a clinical process that helps individuals deal with mental stress often caused by traumatic events. The therapist helps the person identify, understand and work through the problem. This is done with the help of talking about it in group or one-on-one counseling sessions.

    Therapists use relaxation, role-playing, art, and music to help the person open up about what is bothering them. Some examples include:

    • Talking about the traumatic event and how it affected them.
    • Helping those who have PTSD to deal with their nightmares and recurring memories.
    • Working with individuals to resolve the issues triggering the stress, whether seeing someone who reminds them of what happened or feeling helpless.

    The individual is also encouraged to help others that are struggling with similar problems. This often helps them feel empowered and gives them hope.

    Trauma therapy is not for everyone; it is usually reserved for people who have recently experienced a traumatic event and struggle to get over it. It is generally done for children, teenage victims of sexual assault, and war veterans.

    Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)

    Nutrition therapy has been used to help drug addicts for decades. Many early reports on addiction treatment indicate that some patients recovered from the “satisfying power of food”. For years, this phenomenon has been utilized as a treatment modality in eating disorders for adults, adolescents, and children. Specific nutrients have been identified that influence neurotransmitters associated with reward pathways of the brain.

    Studies have shown that carbohydrate loading with complex carbohydrates to elevate serotonin levels was effective in treating bulimia nervosa. This approach prompted researchers to explore the use of this type of nutritional intervention in other disorders.

    Life Skills

    Those struggling with addiction can benefit from learning certain life skills. It is not as simple as quitting drinking or taking drugs and thinking that the hard part is over. Being sober means living a whole new way of life. Many recovering addicts have found that they need to develop talents like time management, organization, communication skills, socialization skills, and self-esteem to make their life in sobriety work.

    Creative Arts Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Eating Disorder Treatment, Equine Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Family Therapy, Fitness, Group Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Nutrition Therapy, Trauma Therapy

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    Creative Arts

    Creative Arts Therapy, an umbrella term that includes a variety of structured and unstructured therapies, can help addicts in many ways. For example, many addicts have short attention spans and have difficulty focusing on tasks. Creative arts therapy promotes changes in brain function to increase memory and the ability to focus, thus creating a solid foundation for addiction recovery. Read the full article for more.

    Creative Arts Therapy is one of the most effective types of therapy used in addiction recovery at Serenity Malibu. The use of art, music, dance, and other creative pursuits stimulate neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells) which helps increase memory, focus, problem-solving abilities, and self-awareness. It also increases motivation to make changes in one’s life and reduces stress and anxiety, allowing addicts to combat triggers more effectively.

    Creative Arts Therapy helps drug users increase their self-awareness. A major factor in addiction is avoidance of emotions, which can be challenging to identify or express. Creative arts therapy helps raise awareness of feelings. It also allows addicts to explore themselves and their relationships with others more deeply, which can help them break the patterns of addictive behavior that have developed.

    Experiential Therapy at Serenity Malibu

    Experiential Therapy is a type of therapy that involves activity to recreate situations that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. Experiential therapy at Serenity Malibu in Malibu, CA can involve acting, props, arts and crafts, animal care or other tools that may be effective. This therapy is done on an individual basis and can help revisit and heal from past traumas. Trust between the therapist and individual is important for success. Experiential therapy can help you more closely become you and move through life positively and authentically.

    Equine Therapy

    EAT is a type of treatment that matches someone in need of therapy with the responsibilities of caring for horses. EAT is a form of therapy that combines horseback riding or daily interactions with horses that have emotional issues. This therapy helps overcome conflicts in relationships, self-confidence, addiction, and much more. Drug addicts can find alternative ways to handle stress because they can relate with the animals during equine therapy.

    Fitness Therapy

    A fitness therapist may recommend a range of exercise routines to improve strength, endurance, speed, and agility. The plan is often tailored to a specific individual’s needs, whether they’re recovering from injury or illness, working on getting back into shape after a long lay-off, or looking for ways to boost stamina and maximize their physical potential.

    Training may occur in a gym, but an at-home program can be designed for that purpose.

    Payment Options Accepted

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

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    Address Information6021 Galahad Drive
    Malibu, California 90265 Phone Number(424) 835-6094 Meta DetailsUpdated January 21, 2022
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    Serenity Malibu Location and Directions
    Location

    6021 Galahad Drive
    Malibu, California 90265

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opioid Addiction

    Language
    English
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