About Our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center
Welcome to Inspire Malibu, the standard of excellence in comprehensive individual care for Addiction and Alcoholism. Addiction is a medical problem, a brain disorder, with behavioral symptoms. We address the medical problem with proven clinical methods, and we take the same “proven effective” approach to the emotional and psychological component. Inspire Malibu offers the addict or alcoholic the same level of comprehensive professional care as someone with any other chronic treatable medical condition. We continuously incorporate breakthrough scientific advances in addiction medicine assuring you the finest patient care.
Inspire Malibu approaches addiction in the same manner we would diagnose and treat any chronic medical condition, regardless of the patient’s religious or ethnic background. The illness doesn’t discriminate and neither do we.
Inspire Malibu was founded in 2011 by Dr. A.R. Mohammad, a famed addiction medicine specialist, psychiatrist, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California. Below, Dr. Mohammad provides his personal statement on the origin and purpose of Inspire Malibu.
“As an addiction medicine specialist who is also a psychiatrist and a professor, I know for an absolute fact that addiction is a chronic medical illness. It is basically a genetic brain disorder that gets triggered by over stimulation of the reward pathway in the brain. It is a treatable condition much like Diabetes or Asthma. Once you have it, you have it, but you can manage it, you can control it, you can live with it.
What motivated me to create Inspire Malibu was seeing so many addicts and alcoholics being sent off to rehabs that are essentially useless, where all that is evaluated is the person’s insurance. There are rehabs that offer no diagnoses, no medical evaluation, no clinical approach whatsoever to what is universally recognized as a medical condition.
If you have a heart condition, you go to a heart specialist. If you have cancer, you see an oncologist, not someone who’s only “qualification” is that they used to be an alcoholic.
I couldn’t stand by and let so many people suffering from addiction be denied comprehensive medical care for what is a treatable medical condition.
So, my inspiration was outrage – and that inspired me to create a state of the science, cutting age, integrated comprehensive clinical uniform approach to addiction as an illness. Then, once the patient is diagnosed, that’s when treatment begins.
Do you know of any illness that is treated before it is diagnosed? Of course not! Any place that says they offer treatment, in my opinion, better offer a complete medical diagnosis before they do anything.
I founded Inspire Malibu because the majority of alcohol and drug rehabs fail to perform even the most basic medical diagnosis on their clients, put their health and recovery into the hands of people who have neither medical credentials nor board certifications, and provide all their patients with the exact same regimen of meetings and lectures.
Meetings are not medicine, support groups are not medical treatment for a medical condition, and to deny comprehensive medical care to someone suffering from a chronic medical condition is an outrage. At Inspire Malibu, each individual patient receives a 100% custom crafted treatment plan specific to their needs, whatever their religion, race, gender or nationality.
The disease of addiction doesn’t care if you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i or Atheist. Inspire Malibu is a secular clinical approach that doesn’t infringe on your belief system in any way, nor do we endorse any one support group over another.
We offer access to a wide variety of support groups and recovery focused organizations, both faith based and secular, and you are free to use any of these that you find emotionally or religiously compatible and beneficial.
Because addiction is a brain condition, it has a dramatic impact on behavior. The only real difference between addiction and other chronic conditions is that people suffering from addiction often behave in ways we find socially unacceptable, or even illegal. This is not because these people are immoral, or because they don’t know any better. It is because they have a brain disorder that impacts all aspects of their life, including decision-making.
Some of the structural brain alterations can be reversed, and the faulty brain functioning can be overcome, and there are proven successful therapies that we use at Inspire Malibu.
We use Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Enhancement, and a wide variety of techniques and tools that we know facilitate the process of healing, health and happiness.
We also focus on preventing and managing relapse, which is part of every chronic illness.
In short, Inspire Malibu is the standard of excellence in the early detection and prevention of addiction, diagnosis of the condition, and comprehensive successful treatment.”
Want to know more about Inspire Malibu?
Contact us Toll-Free at 1-800-444-1838 to find out more about our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center in southern California.