Residential Treatment

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When substance use or mental health disorders are at their strongest, they become a constant and all-consuming presence.  An addicted person may prioritize drugs or alcohol over their health or their loved ones. Someone with depression, anxiety or trauma may be unable to participate in daily activities or favorite hobbies. Personalities, interests, habits, and relationships are all changed in the presence of these concerns. New — often harmful — patterns emerge and quickly cement themselves in the affected individual’s life.

Getting back to a sober or healthy place requires a clean break in the cycle of behaviors caused by chemical dependency or mental health disorders. Our residential program in Malibu, CA provides exactly that: by offering a completely new, safe and structured environment for treatment, clients are given a chance to reset their lives and start fresh in recovery. Avalon Malibu’s signature luxury residential experience is available for clients dealing with addiction, mental health concerns or co-occurring disorders. Our two residential homes in Malibu, California, offer a peaceful retreat away from the stresses of daily life. Our clients gain the resources and clarity they need to identify and eliminate negative behavior patterns for good, and to replace them with the sustainable healthy living practices that we teach and reinforce during their months in treatment.

Find out more about our residential program below, or contact us today at 888-958-7511 to speak with our team. We are ready to help you, your loved one or your patient get recovery care that will make a lasting difference.

Is Residential Treatment Right for Me or My Loved One?

Residential treatment, sometimes called inpatient treatment, is one of the most common types of recovery programs. This type of treatment is characterized by full-time, round-the-clock care: clients live at the facility where they receive treatment and engage in fully scheduled, highly structured days that include a variety of therapies and recovery-related activities. Our professional staff is available 24/7 to attend to emergencies, to monitor clients or to defuse emotionally charged situations.

Most individuals who struggle with addiction will attend a residential program at some point in their course of care. Those with a co-occurring addiction and mental health disorder are also likely to spend time in a residential facility that offers targeted treatment. For those experiencing symptoms of a primary mental health disorder, options for residential or inpatient treatment have historically been limited to psychiatric hospital settings. With Avalon Malibu’s state license and accreditation for providing treatment for primary mental health disorders, we have the unique ability to offer individuals targeted mental health treatment in the comfort of a home-like environment. Residential treatment for individuals with a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder is less common, but it is proven effective and is one of the offerings that sets Avalon Malibu apart from other recovery centers both locally and nationwide.

Our residential program is open to adult men and women from all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome those who are seeking recovery for the first time as well as those who have been through treatment — either residential or not — but have experienced a relapse. In particular, residential treatment is recommended for individuals who:

  • Have been struggling with chemical dependency or mental health disorders for a long time
  • Have recently completed a detox program
  • Do not have a stable, sober or supportive living environment
  • Can commit fully to the treatment experience
  • Have not had success in outpatient treatment
  • Are seeking or in need of comprehensive, full-time care

How Long Does Residential Treatment Last?

Residential treatment programs are intended to be a temporary, intensive phase of treatment. Many traditional residential facilities offer specific programs that work on a 30-, 60- or 90-day schedule — however, while it is typical for clients to spend approximately three months in residential treatment, these restrictive timelines can prevent clients from getting the individualized care they need to make a full recovery. Not every person has the same experience with chemical or emotional dependency, and as such, not every person will work through therapy at the same rate.

To address our clients’ needs on a more personal level, the residential programming at Avalon is designed to support the progress of clients moving through their treatment experience, with ongoing discussions about the length of stay and recommendations for continuing care. Avalon’s clinical and medical team work together with each client to ensure they are progressing through treatment at a pace that is comfortable and effective. When the client’s team is satisfied with their progress at the residential level of care, we will recommend options for discharge and continuing care treatment, and provide a structured continuing care plan.

What to Expect From Residential Treatment at Avalon Malibu

The residential program at Avalon Malibu utilizes a combination of evidence-based therapies to create a comprehensive custom treatment plan for every client. Our small, private facilities ensure that we maintain a 2:1 staff-to-client ratio with one-on-one attention and a high level of personalized care. We have two beautiful facilities in Malibu, California:

The Grand House

The Grand House is a JCAHO-accredited, Department of Social Services-licensed and Department of Health Care Services-licensed mental health treatment facility. This secluded waterfront center serves as the home for our residential clients with a primary mental health diagnosis such as anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, personality disorders and eating disorders.

The Cottage House

The Cottage House is likewise accredited by JCAHO and licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (Substance Use Division). As the primary facility for our inpatient substance abuse clients, The Cottage House provides a tranquil beachfront escape for men and women struggling with addiction issues, as well as those with chemical dependency and a secondary mental health diagnosis. 

Our residential programs utilize a broad range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities aimed at identifying and changing negative behaviors; building mental, physical and spiritual health; strengthening interpersonal relationships and establishing sustainable, recovery-oriented habits and hobbies. Clients will be exposed to a variety of methods in order to explore the variety of therapies available and to find the treatments that work best for their interests and lifestyle. Some of the modalities used in our residential program include:

  • Individual and Group Psychotherapy
  • Couples / Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Art Therapy
  • Physical Fitness
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Equine Therapy
  • Nutritional Guidance
  • Couples & Family Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Pain Management

As a top-tier treatment center, we focus on our clients’ long-term outcomes as well as their successes during their time in our residential program. We provide a range of levels of care as well as treatment modalities that support clients during treatment, in aftercare and beyond. Some of these other services include:

  • Supervised Detox
  • Stabilization
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Alumni Support Groups
  • 12-Step and Other Support Groups
  • Relapse Prevention

If you or someone close to you is living with a substance use or mental health disorder, we encourage you to reach out for help. Avalon Malibu provides comprehensive care at the residential level, and we are here to provide the treatment you need to rebuild your life and rediscover your health and happiness. Reach out today by calling us at 888-958-7511 or contacting us online.

Refer Your Patients to Our Residential Program

Our chemical dependency and mental health residential programs are fully licensed, certified and accredited and adhere to the highest industry standards of treatment. We welcome both in-network and private pay patients, and we have excellent relationships with most PPO insurance companies. To refer a client for an assessment or for information regarding admission, contact our Admissions Department at 888-958-7511. Our referral team is available 24 hours a day. All calls are confidential.

We will work with most out of network PPO and POS policies

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