Residential Treatment


Residential Treatment

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction, we advise you to seek residential treatment immediately at a facility equipped to deliver compassion and professional care. The treatment shown most effective for successful and long-lasting addiction recovery is residential. A residential drug or alcohol treatment program should be conducted at a facility whose sole purpose is to guide those on their journey to recovery.

At Summit Malibu, our residential drug and alcohol treatment involves an initial, 28-day Primary Care Program. Primary Care includes medical and psychiatric stabilization, medically supervised detoxification as necessary, and the creation and implementation of the primary 28-day treatment program. Contact us today to find out if Summit Malibu is a fit for you.

What Does Residential Treatment Entail?

Summit Malibu’s residential drug and alcohol treatment program may include any or all of the following:

  • Complete medical and psychiatric assessment
  • Detoxification (detox) if indicated
  • Weekly medical/psychiatric evaluations
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy
  • Life Skills and Effective Communication Training
  • Relapse Prevention Counseling
  • Educational and Experiential Groups
  • Optional Yoga, Spirituality, Boxing, and 12-Step Groups

Does Residential Treatment Work?

A well-planned and executed period of Primary Care can derail the cycle of addiction and provide a foundation for a new, healthy life free from addiction. The residential drug and alcohol treatment program at Summit Malibu is effective for several reasons:

Expertise and Empathy: Our topnotch staff has years of experience, and many are in recovery themselves. Our clients receive compassionate and empowering therapy from a staff who fully understands every facet of recovery.

Individual Attention: Summit Malibu has one of the lowest client-to-staff ratios in the industry. Due to the limited number of residents we allow, each client benefits from extensive one-on-one therapy and customized treatment.

New Environment: It’s important to remove our clients from the circumstances, people and habits that compose their normal life of addiction. Summit Malibu is a gorgeous getaway offering our clients a place to focus solely on recovery.

Luxurious Setting: Part of recovery is learning to value oneself and return to healthy self-care. What better place to be reminded of the beauty of an addiction-free lifestyle than a stunning, well-appointed Spanish villa boasting beautiful canyon and ocean views?

Support System: Addiction affects everyone and so does recovery. Family and close friends of our clients benefit from our Family Program, in which we help them understand the illness of addiction and what to expect after treatment. We also give them a safe place to share and find support.


If you or a loved one is battling the illness of addiction, we will help you. Call Summit Malibu today to speak to an understanding and experienced staff member.