Family Program

The purpose of the Cliffside Malibu Family program is to prepare and educate families and individuals with information about substance abuse and the underlying issues that fuel the behavior, ultimately leading to addiction.

Our weekly, comprehensive family program incorporates not only the individual’s stage of readiness but also the families’ current stage of change. Our program is designed to educate and process with individuals and their families in a group atmosphere supported by addictionologists, therapists, and certified addiction specialists.

Individuals and family members will have a better understanding of the Stages of Change Model, codependency, family roles, boundaries, psychopharmacology, brain neuroanatomy, depression, anxiety, better communication skills, and other related topics. Family members and/or significant others will have the opportunity to explore their own influences on the family homeostasis.

Family Therapy

Family therapy sessions provide a forum where individuals and family members or significant others can process experiences and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Family education material related may be provided to the family prior to individual family therapy sessions to assist in facilitating the family process as it relates to addiction

Cliffside Malibu Outpatient Services is conveniently located and offers:

  • Daytime and evening programs
  • Ambulatory withdrawal management, or “medical detox”
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Personalized, focused programs to keep you sober