Intensive Outpatient Program

Have you gone to residential treatment and returned to find things are a little rockier than you’d like at home? Did the aftercare plan you were given not measure up to your expectations and you’re afraid of relapse? Are you coming back from a short relapse and in need of fine-tuning, but not a full residential treatment experience? Did you enter a detox program, but your insurance will not cover residential treatment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Cliffside Malibu Outpatient Services may be for you.

IOP is a Substance Use Disorder treatment program that takes place at the Cliffside Malibu Outpatient Services. Individuals in the Cliffside Malibu IOP will meet to undergo a host of treatment activities that will include individual, intensive psychotherapy sessions, individual case management sessions, and group counseling.

Cliffside Malibu understands addiction as a behavioral disorder, not a disease. …and any behavior can be changed. You can recover. We meet you at your current stage of recovery using the Stages of Change model. Created by one of the world’s leading psychologists, the Stages of Change model allows us to walk with you hand in hand through the recovery process. When obstacles develop, we can navigate them together, helping to create optimal conditions for recovery. As you work through the change process, you become ready to navigate life outside of treatment.

Research has shown that about half of those who suffer from addiction present for treatment have co-occurring psychological or psychiatric disorders, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or ADHD at Cliffside Malibu. We find the number in our center is closer to 70-75%. Because of this, we treat co-occurring disorders concurrently with addiction. We want to manage the addiction while exploring the underlying/co-occurring mental health issues that may drive the behavior.

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