All of our therapists are trained in CBT and DBT therapy, which they often use with our clients. We have also found that treating alcohol addiction with holistic treatments and spirituality can be helpful. We believe an entire mind and body approach is necessary for the healing process. At Summit Malibu have a yoga instructor three times a week, a spiritualist, and an art therapist that all work individually with each of our clients.
Although we do not know the specific reason this disease develops, we are aware of several contributing factors. Genetic predisposition, environment, and mental health are the leading risk factors for developing this disease.
Common symptoms of an alcohol addiction problem include blackouts, a change in personality, work and family issues, legal trouble, and a lack of interest in activities that were once a priority. Often times, it is the feelings of unmanageability, being out of control, and the obsession of the mind that brings someone to the point to seek treatment. Unfortunately, for many people, it takes losing what is most important to them for them to seek the help they need.
At Summit Malibu, we take pride in making each client feel comfortable enough to discuss any shameful events that may have occurred while they were using drugs or alcohol. Often when a person enters treatment, they have destroyed many aspects of their life, we believe it is essential to help each client deal with things one step at a time. Facing a drug or alcohol addiction is overwhelming in itself, which is why we help each client face their own reality one step at a time.