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Drug Addiction Treatment Center Los Angeles

Our drug addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles offer residential recovery programs, as well as detox and outpatient services.

It’s an extremely difficult thing for anyone to come to grips with the fact that they might have a problem with drug addiction. The stigma alone keeps many people from seeking help, but without treatment, the problem won’t go away on its own and will only get worse over time. If it hasn’t happened already, it will take control of your life.

We understand the reluctance our clients have regarding addiction treatment, so one of our first priorities is to provide a safe and caring environment where the healing can begin without judgment.

We view recovery as a team effort between our staff and clients, and the goal is to find the root cause of the problem and resolve any underlying issues that may get in the way of sobriety.

Drug Addiction Treatment Los Angeles

There are many reasons why drug addiction happens, and we haven’t had a client yet that woke up one day and said they wanted to be addicted to drugs. But every one of them that accepted what their life had become after they got hooked, knew they wanted to get better again. That’s where we come in.

Inspire Malibu is a world-class drug addiction treatment center which provides an advanced, evidence-based approach to drug abuse treatment that is customized for each individual.

Each client is carefully assessed to discover their psychological needs as well as their drug and/or alcohol use history. Once the evaluation is complete, the clinical team creates a unique treatment plan that will properly address their unique set of problems.

We specialize in proven protocols, utilizing only the most effective therapies and treatments. Every aspect of our drug addiction treatment program has been researched and proven to work.

By focusing on the origins of an individual’s issues, our staff is able to identify and address core patterns that provoke self-destructive and recurring behaviors in the addictive personality. By empowering an individual to gain progressive insight and awareness, we inspire vital motivation that can restore the addict to a healthy lifestyle free from drugs.

We treat the following substance abuse disorders:

Individualized Drug Addiction Treatment for Each Client

No single treatment is appropriate for everyone.

Matching treatment settings, interventions, and services to an individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to functioning productively with family, in the workplace, and society.

We offer a diverse range of behavior-changing and motivational methods in our customized drug addiction treatment program.

Effective treatment must address the individual’s drug abuse and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. Successful treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug use.

It is also important that treatment be appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.

Individual and group counseling and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment.

Behavioral therapies vary in their focus and may involve addressing a patient’s motivation to change, providing incentives for abstinence, building skills to resist drug use, and replacing drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding activities.

Different approaches for drug addiction treatment also focus on improving problem solving skills and facilitating better interpersonal relationships. Personal participation in group therapy and other peer support programs during and following treatment can help maintain abstinence from drugs.

Individualized Treatment plans include the right combination of the following therapies:

Psychological Issues in Drug Addiction Treatment Programs

Many individuals who are addicted to drugs often have other psychological disorders. Because drug abuse and addiction often occur in tandem with other mental illnesses, patients presenting with one condition should be assessed for others too.

When these problems co-occur, treatment should address all issues – not just the drug addiction.

People suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD often turn to drugs to help them cope with their untreated conditions.

At Inspire Malibu, we carefully test each client for possible co-occurring conditions and treat the substance abuse and psychological issues simultaneously. This process is known as dual diagnosis.

It’s also important that our patients feel like they are in a safe environment, their privacy is protected, and that they are kept comfortable during the drug withdrawal and rehabilitation process. Inspire Malibu offers exceptional accommodations, food, and staff that are on-call for our patients 24/7 for anything they may need.

Our Non-12-Step Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment

Our comprehensive, secular non-12-step drug rehab program has evolved over the past 10 years of working with drug addiction patients and utilizes a variety of best practices in treatment, including a focus on the five core areas of psychological functioning.


After a full assessment to determine the appropriate course of treatment, drug detox is the first stage for those who need it. Detox is especially important for people who are addicted to heroin, opiates, and benzos.

Heroin and opioid addiction can cause painful withdrawal symptoms and our detox program is carefully guided by trained physicians to ensure the safety and comfort of our clients.

Withdrawal from benzos and other prescription medications is not as uncomfortable as opiates, but they offer a diffferent set of factors and protocols. Nonetheless, comfort and safety is a top priority for all detox clients. It’s imortant to note that not everyone requires detox.

30-Day Addiction Treatment

Most clients begin a 30-day residential treatment program for addiction as recommended by the assessment. The program offers a comprehensive approach including one-on-one and group sessions.

We also use various forms of cognitive therapy, relapse prevention techniques, and other methods to develop a sense of well-being and an understanding of the reasons why addiction happens and ways to avoid triggers and urges in the future.

Extended Treatment

An assessment will be made near the end of the initial 30-day treatment period and the treatment team will make recommendations for the next steps.

For those who need it, residential treatment can be extended for another 30 to 60 days or longer depending on the progress made during the first 30 days.

Many clients with difficult underlying issues such as co-occurring disorders of severe depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental health issues require time to continue healing. We can easily accommodate extended treatment periods when needed.

Outpatient Treatment

Many clients find great success after our 30-day program, yet they still require some extra time working on minor issues.

We have found that our outpatient treatment program is an ideal way for clients who live in the area can receive continued treatment after completing our residential program.

We Have Two Outpatient Options Available:

  1. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is 3 hours of treatment per day for 3 days a week.
  2. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is 5 days a week for 5 hours a day.

Both of the oupatient programs focus on skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy in a mostly group setting.

Even though they are group sessions, they follow our non 12 step approach to addiction treatment.

For those who require outpatient treatment but are unable to attend in person, we can provide an online outpatient program.

Read more about our non-12-step approach.

We understand how difficult it can be to seek treatment for drug addiction and we empathize with the struggle our clients endure on a daily basis. If you’re still reading this far, we applaud you for making the commitment of exploring how to get your life back and we’ll do everything we can to make it a reality.

Drug Addiction Treatment FAQ

If you’re considering a drug addiction treatment center in Los Angeles to aid in your recovery, you should be proud of yourself, as we know how difficult the decision can be to make.

We also know that it can be tough to take that next step – the one when you actually begin accepting help.

You probably have a lot of questions about what drug addiction treatment entails.

In this section, we provide answers to the most common questions we get from people before they begin treatment.

If you have any questions not answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with any information you need.

While this FAQ covers drug addiction treatment, we also have a general FAQ page that covers general topics about the Inspire Malibu Facility.

Do You Offer Drug Detox Programs?

For the vast majority of patients, the initial step in their drug addiction treatment plan is detox.

At Inspire Malibu, we offer detox for the following substances:

  • Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Xanax)
  • Heroin
  • Opiates and Opioids (Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet)
  • Methadone and Suboxone
  • Alcohol

Each type of drug requires something different in terms of detox, and you’ll be monitored by experienced detox professionals who will continually oversee your progress.

What if I Decide to Detox on My Own?

Under no circumstances is it wise to attempt to detox on your own.

Some of the most common symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Paranoia
  • Profuse sweating
  • Seizures
  • Severe trembling
  • Vomiting

Other symptoms might occur based on your addiction history, types of drugs you’re addicted to, length of use, and any other existing health problems.

Many people who try to detox on their own quickly give up and return to their addiction. Without professional guidance and support, the discomfort and pain can prove to be too much.

In some cases, people have even died from detoxing without medical assistance.

At Inspire Malibu, we take pride in our safe and comfortable process. If necessary, our staff can prescribe medication to ease the symptoms.

After detox is complete, you’ll be ready to take the next step in your drug addiction treatment plan.

How Long Does Your Drug Addiction Treatment Take?

Most of our patients stay with us for 30 days before they leave and continue with outpatient care.

That said, we always carry out an initial assessment before recommending a residential drug addiction treatment program.

After the first 30 days, we’ll do a second assessment and provide you with another recommendation at that time. It may be best for you to stay with us for 30 or 60 more days. Some patients stay with us longer. Our facility accommodates stays of any length.

How long you ultimately stay with us will depend on how much progress you make during that first month. The most important thing is that you stay with us for as long as you need.

What Is an Evidence-Based Approach to Drug Addiction Treatment?

Evidence-based treatment consists of multiple approaches that have proven to be successful at helping patients overcome addiction.

These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This skill-oriented therapy is designed to show patients how their thoughts and behaviors are related. This includes looking at past experiences that may be causing problems and learning adaptive ways of thinking which lead to healthier forms of behavior.
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET): Patients collaborate with a therapist as a problem-solving unit to find the ideal solution. One of the main focuses of MET showing the patient they are capable of recovery and other positive achievements.
  • Prescribing Medications That Reduce Cravings: Medications like Suboxone are one of many that can help curtail the temptation to use drugs, giving therapy enough time to begin taking effect on the hidden causes behind a patient’s addiction.

We’re extremely proud to offer an evidence-based approach to our patients. Many facilities still rely on 12-step principles with roots in organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous. These require embracing certain spiritual concepts as a means of treating addiction. Our secular approach doesn’t call for adherence to any religious or spiritual beliefs, yet any are welcome to be practiced.

Our evidence-based approach is more inclusive and takes underlying medical issues that often complicate addiction and recovery into consideration.

Do You Use Medication in Your Drug Addiction Treatment?

Yes, we offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) when necessary for detox or addiction to certain substances. Our medical director was the first doctor in CA to be licensed to use Suboxone for treating heroin and opioid addiction.

Our staff is experienced in the use of Medication Assisted Treatment combined with behavioral therapy and counseling to help patients with their recovery.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that medication is used for everyone in our drug addiction program. We use a variety of treatment modalities that are individualized to suit the unique needs of each person. No two people are the same and no two addictions are the same, either. Before beginning any treatment plan, a complete assessment is performed by a board certified addiction specialist.

Do I Have to Participate in Group Sessions?

Yes, group meetings are a part of every drug addiction treatment plan here at Inspire Malibu. While we understand it can be intimidating or uncomfortable to think about speaking about addiction in front of others, we can assure you that these sessions really do work. Most patients also discover that they become quite comfortable after the initial meeting.

Of course, you will also spend time in one-on-one therapy with an experienced counselor. Although group sessions are extremely helpful, we know that person requires individual attention. We appreciate that some topics are easier to discuss in private, as well.

One-on-one sessions also give our counselors the opportunity to regularly assess how each person is progressing with treatment, which includes listening to feedback. This way, any necessary changes can be made to ensure everyone is headed in the right direction.

Finally, research done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse has proven that individual therapy and group sessions are ideal for effectively treating addiction.

Do You Treat People Who Are Addicted to Marijuana?

One of the biggest misconceptions about drugs is that marijuana somehow isn’t addictive.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a harmless misunderstanding. Far too often, it keeps people from entering drug addiction treatment and getting the help they need.

Marijuana actually has a number of negative side effects and addiction is unfortunately one of them. While it might not be as common or as harmful as other drugs, it’s possible to become psychologically and physically addicted to marijuana.

At Inspire Malibu, we take a psychological, social prospective, and clinical approach to treating patients who are addicted to marijuana as well as other drugs.

Research suggests people who are addicted to marijuana respond especially well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, both of which are available at our facility. We also use a non-12-step program and individual and group therapy sessions, among other things.

Can You Accommodate My Unique Health Requirements?

We know that each of our patients is unique from all the others. This is why we take an equally unique approach to drug addiction treatment for each of them. It’s also why our programs always incorporate one-on-one sessions, where counselors can focus on an individual patient’s needs, concerns, and questions.

This approach is how we’re able to adapt to unique health requirements. Our staff includes a team of doctors and trained addiction and mental health specialists, which, allows us to accommodate any health requirements that need to be considered in order for treatment to be successful.

Let us know about any requirements before or during intake and we’ll prepare accordingly.

What if I Have a Co-Occurring Disorder?

Many of our patients come to us with dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorders. Because we have doctors who are board certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry, we are able to treat people’s addictions and mental health issues.

In fact, because addiction and mental health issues are often related, we understand that treating both issues at the same time offers the most successful outcome.

What Happens When I Complete Drug Addiction Treatment?

Despite what many people think, drug addiction treatment isn’t a magic cure for addiction. Recovery is an ongoing process that requires time to heal and return to a normal life.

During your time with us, our goal is to help you achieve sobriety, understand the underlying causes of your addiction, and provide you with the tools you’ll need to continue living clean for the rest of your life.

We offer outpatient options so you can continue connecting with your therapist and receiving whatever help you need to support your progress.

We even help many of our patients find therapists who specialize in the type of care that worked best for them during their stay with us such as cognitive behavioral therapy, SMART Recovery, outside groups, AA, and any therapies that offered the most success.

Patients are always welcome to return for further inpatient care, if needed. Everyone person’s path to sobriety is different, and our door is always open.

Your family should also feel comfortable treating Inspire Malibu as a resource. We are available to help them better understand what they can do to help.

Can I Use Insurance to Pay for My Drug Addiction Treatment?

Inspire Malibu accepts a number of PPO insurance plans, and insurance can be verified on our website. or one of our intake specialists can review coverage over the phone for a definitive answer.

Do You Accept Medicaid/MediCal or Medicare?

While we do not accept those forms of coverage, we do offer financing plans which last for 18 months and come with zero interest.

For More Information About Our Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in Los Angeles, California, Call Us at 800-444-1838.

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