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Summit Vista is the newer Summit House. In the latest episode of Sobering Up Summit Dr Kim Chronister shows off the house and talks a little about life at Summit. She explains the importance of exercise and various options that Summit offers, including yoga, boxing, swimming, and karate. She also stresses the positive influences that exercise and physical health have on mental health and well-being.   You can watch Dr Kim’s tour and talk here: https://youtu.be/5hOXbHDf2_M

Willie Oswald, founder of Summit Malibu, talks about meaning and purpose in recovery. Check out the latest episode of Sobering Up Summit Malibu to watch. Program coordinator, Kristin Robert, interviews Willie at the newest Summit house, Summit Vista. Willie shares his experience, strength, and hope in this chat. He also discusses how he ended up working in the field of recovery. As well as the meaning and purpose that he has found in


Episode Three of Sobering Up Summit Malibu is live! In this episode, Dr Kim Chronister talks about addiction recovery and the importance of exercise. She talks about how very important exercise is as a part of life. Especially for those that are recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Exercise is way more than a way to be healthy. Exercising releases endorphins and hormones that make

Sam Morrow, our Admissions Coordinator, and a musician in recovery shares his story in the second episode of Sobering Up Summit Malibu. Sam talks about what music means to him and how it defines a lot of his life. Sam also talks about his addiction, and how recovery has changed his life. This episode shows how he both music and recovery are paramount aspects of the life he leads today. We are luck to have


Check out our new web series, where we will be talking about all things related to sobriety.

Sobering Up Summit,  will also give an inside look at the people who make up Summit and to learn more about what life at Summit is like. It also gives a look at the reality of sobriety, from many different angles. We have just released our first episode, featuring

Getting Back to Wellbeing

Posted on August 4, 2016

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Wellbeing in action.

Finding a Healthy Lifestyle

What happens in a luxury rehab can set the tools for a balanced life. The tools that are learned and the way of life that is set forth in this setting are things that anyone could use to improve

Enabling a loved one is very easy to do, and often times it happens without even realizing it. This is because the behaviors feel so much like help. Anyone who loves someone with a substance abuse problem does not want to see them suffer. They do not want to see them in pain, or to walk through the perils of addiction and the shattering effects that it has on their livelihood, their family,

It is easy to get caught up in the bustle of life and to stop doing the the things needed to maintain healthy balance. Once off kilter it is so easy to fall into the traps of our negative behaviors, and for addicts and alcoholics that often means falling back into the throes of their addiction. Relapse really starts before the actual drink or drugging. It shows its’ glaring face in other aspects of life

Five ways to stay committed to your recovery after you leave a rehabilitation center include:

Create a Substance-Free Environment – One of the greatest things you can do for yourself and your peace of mind is to create a living situation that is free from drugs and alcohol. Surrounding yourself in a positive atmosphere will encourage healthy behaviors. If you live in a house that still has drug paraphernalia in it or with people

There are times when life gets hard, and everything seems to be going wrong. It often makes people feel overwhelmed and hopeless. This is particularly true of those suffering from addiction. But, there are some tools that you can use to make things feel better, and help you to get through the rough times. Summit’s Clinical Director, Kim Chronister, PsyD, was featured in this article for Bustle, higlighting some great tools to use to turn