Albany, NY (PressExposure) February 18, 2009 -- One of the most common barriers to successfully undergoing and completing a drug rehab program is not having a consistently appropriate place in which to receive and benefit from treatment.
In and out-patient drug treatment facilities exist everywhere around the globe with services to meet the specific and varying needs of those they service. Particularly in urban locations, oneâs ability to pay for drug treatment often determines the specifics of the program and its length. For most people, when money runs out, so does the treatment.
Alcohol and substance abuse and a list of associated addictions are no longer the social bane of lower or middle - class populations. Drug addiction has been and still is very much a rich manâs affliction. When the wealthy and famous seek drug rehab therapy, the public wants to know where they go. The common assumption is that people with more money or âcelebrityâ can not only afford more drugs, but they can also afford an elite coterie of amenity-laden facilities, such as Cliffside Malibu.
Cliffiside Malibu, a 2-acre site located north of Zuma Beach, is one such drug treatment center offering a full, 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. It boasts that it is âthe most luxurious drug rehabilitation facility on the planet.â
It has served its share of powerful CEOs, corporate clients and celebrities who have worked through their individualized programs in primary and/or extended care, in one of natureâs most peaceful locations.
One such guest is billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III, co-creator of Broadcom Corporation. Nicholas is receiving treatment while preparing for his court trial, involving federal charges of drug distribution and securities fraud. Yet, the serenity of his surroundings at Cliffside Malibu is deliberately designed to compliment serious treatment without distraction.
The physical exterior and interior of Cliffside Malibu is dominated by pristine architecture. Minimal, clean lines define the interior suites, âprivate retreatsâ, resident rooms and common areas, which are decorated in shades of blue, green and beige.
These designer choices lend themselves to creating an environment which is intended to enhance a residentâs sense of emotional safety, well-being and privacy. The atmosphere is meant to relax, not compete with their drug rehabilitation program.
Outdoor patios, English gardens and sprawling beaches are popular places for relaxation or meditation; in addition to Cliffside Malibuâs standard amenities---personal laundry service, the preparation of personal gourmet meals, scheduling of resident appointments and efforts at accommodating special requests.
The goal of this drug treatment center lies in its philosophy to provide thorough treatment, not judgment, in the course of administering the specific, personalized treatment plan for each resident.
The physical, visual and sensual comfort of residents at Cliffside Malibu is the key, as some aspects of drug or alcohol rehabilitation are uncomfortable and stressful. Maximizing the comfort levels of residents undergoing alcohol or drug treatment aims to provide them with a familiar sense of accustomed luxury and convenience.
Functional gyms, workout rooms and an outdoor pool are available, as well as spa treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Residents may also practice Hatha yoga, go hiking, take beach walks and participate in general outdoor activity.
The staff at Cliffside Malibu is comprised of experienced professionals in their own specialties, all working to provide the kind of atmosphere that will best benefit residents in their drug rehabilitation program.
A detox acupuncturist is on staff, as well as a spiritual advisor and a non-denominational minister. This particular staff member was also a producer of stage and concert productions; television, film and movie series. Rehabbing celebrities might find a good listener, here.
A certified EAP Horse Professional runs the Equine Program at Cliffside Malibu, stressing that, âhorses are a source of peace and inspiration.â Cliffside Malibuâs Head Chef has entertained such dignitaries as Princess Faisal, Billy Graham and others, in past Maitreâd positions before coming to Cliffside Malibu.
One Resident Coordinator/Supervisor, voices his professional goal quite simply: âI look at recovery as the beginning of a new life---anything is possible,â he says.