When people enter a rehab program they are often at the end of the line. They’ve come to the realization that something must change – otherwise they (and their loved ones) will, quite simply, continue to suffer.

A wide variety of addictions are still present today – alcoholism, opiate addiction, cocaine addiction, and many others. And while there are countless places that promote themselves as effective addiction treatment centers, there are few with the ambition or reputation of Seasons in Malibu. It is, as the literature describes, “world-class.” Top of the reasons why is this: the amount of therapy that is available. This treatment center offers more one-on-one therapy sessions than any similar facility in the world. 

When it comes to Seasons in Malibu – they have a different view of (and take a different approach to) therapy. Most rehabilitation clinics are solely focused on the addiction, but at Seasons in Malibu, practitioners believe that addiction is very often a response to mental health issues, so they also work with dual diagnoses, also known as co-occurring disorders. This way, they can help treat the whole person – not just try and eliminate the addiction on its own, which can be unsuccessful if someone is suffering from a co-occurring disorder. 

Whos on staff at Seasons in Malibu?

The staff at Seasons ranges from doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists to psychotherapists and complementary therapy practitioners, such as masseurs and acupuncturists. The type and level of treatment a guest will receive depends entirely upon their individual needs at the time. 

As Seasons’ website points out, “We understand that medication use may not work for everyone and respect the client’s right to choose. That is why offering a comprehensive holistic adjunct to our program allows an opportunity for med-resistant or non-med-reliant clients to address their symptoms in an alternative way. Clients can expect a comprehensive overview of their medication plan, a clear understanding of why a medication is prescribed, and complete comfort in having a doctor available to them when needed.”

One size does not fit all

In terms of therapy, they use a variety of methods, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) as well as individual and group therapy. Other helpful and healing activities available include yoga, sports, hiking, meditation and simply swimming or walking the nearby beach in Malibu. A person doesn’t have to be sequestered in a dreary, lifeless place to complete a drug rehabilitation program. Seasons at Malibu is proof that being in beautiful, well-looked after surroundings, and reconnecting with nature, can really help with recovery. 

The importance of family  

The professionals at Seasons in Malibu also believe that the family members of someone struggling with addiction can often explain part of the story. Family members are encouraged to be involved in treatment, not only during the client’s stay, but also afterwards. Seasons in Malibu is proud of its aftercare, where guests can continue to access staff after they have left and continue forward with the help of a sober companion. 

Those who graduate from the program — which has its own graduation ceremony – are fulsome in their praise for this center: 95% would recommend it to a friend or family member. As Tracy, one graduate from Alaska wrote: “They will love you at Seasons till you learn to love yourself again. Seasons in Malibu taught me how to get through even the toughest times in my life, without picking up a bottle of pills or alcohol.”

For further information, or if you or someone know is looking for help, you can learn more here: Seasons in Malibu.