The PROMISES you keep today define the life you lead tomorrow.
Our Promises to You:
- A high staff-to-client ratio (1-to-2)
- The most cohesive expert staff with a collective mission (you)
- An almost 30-year history with active alumni and real aftercare
- Effective blend of evidence-based traditional and alternative therapies
- No gimmicks. No shame-based methods. You will feel at home.
- Individual practitioner attention every day you are at Promises.
- An exceptionally high standard of care as demonstrated by our Joint Commission Accreditation
For almost 30 years we have offered a unique refuge for families and their loved ones who have been impacted by addiction and mental health issues. There is a reason the name Promises evokes a sense of confidence and empowerment: this is the name that started the Malibu Model™ of treatment. This is the name that has stood the test of time. Every day, we deliver clinically sophisticated treatment in a place you would be proud to call home.
Promises created the original Malibu Model™ of treatment because we understood the one-size-fits-all approach of addiction treatment simply did not work. Our clients expected something more. We saw unique individuals, each with their own story, struggling not only with addiction but also underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, and compulsive behaviors that frustrated past attempts to free themselves from addiction.
You’ve wanted to stop for a long time. You’ve tried to stop, maybe dozens of times. You’ve promised your loved ones. But it’s not easy on your own. That’s why we’re here — to help you keep your promises.
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Promises is a clinically sophisticated, Joint Commission accredited treatment program that offers you all the tools available to give you the best chance of success. These time-tested, evidence-based treatment options combined with alternative therapies ensure that our clients experience a highly effective, well-rounded program.
We hear a lot about the latest fads or “cures” that make for great sound bites but don’t serve our clients’ best interests. We want you to be successful. We are confident that at Promises you will have a comfortable detox and a restorative treatment experience, and that you will build a foundation for lasting recovery.
Every person’s addiction is personal and unique, and requires a clinically sophisticated treatment program that is equally distinctive. From healthy, chef-prepared meals to intensive one-on-one counseling, your program is tailored to your individual needs within the context of your life.
That means we work with you, your loved ones and other healthcare professionals that are integral to your success. Your treatment is a healing, lifelong process that we guide and support from your initial treatment program through ongoing Alumni programs, Aftercare, and family support. In short, we are here to optimize your recovery not just for today, but for a lifetime.
With over 45 hours of one-on-one sessions each month and 30 hours a week of dynamic, life-changing process groups, at Promises you will experience the most exclusive, exceptional, and comprehensive treatment program available today.
Call today for a confidential assessment. There’s a reason we’ve been an esteemed provider of choice for more than 25 years. We keep our promises so you can keep yours.
At Promises Treatment Centers we specialize in treating a wide variety of addictions such as alcohol, cocaine, prescription drug addiction, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methamphetamines. We also specialize in treating co-occurring disorders (dual diagnosis) such as PTSD, grief or loss issues, depression and anxiety, sexual compulsivity, and sleep disorders.
Promises rehab centers use evidence-based treatment modalities, including medically monitored detox, psycho-educational groups, stress management strategies, cognitive behavioral techniques, equine-assisted therapy, DBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and somatic therapy.
Promises utilizes an amazing tool called neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, to help identify and treat co-occurring disorders, which in turn raises abstinence rates substantially and helps those in recovery stay clean and sober.
Sexual Issues Programming
By identifying problematic or compulsive sexual issues or love / relationship problems, we help clients understand and avoid these possible relapse triggers when they leave the safety of the rehab center.
Integrative and Holistic Therapies
You can participate in yoga, acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutritional counseling, and equine therapy.
If you have experienced trauma or loss, Promises rehab centers offer powerful tools in the treatment of traumatic stress, such as EMDR and somatic therapy.
Suboxone Opiate Detox
We assess each client for the most appropriate, comfortable, and safe detox at our rehab centers.
Malibu Luxury Rehab:
The preferred destination for those seeking the finest recovery experience, Promises Malibu is known for providing sophisticated clinical treatment in one of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious settings. We were the first, and remain the best.
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Young Adult Rehab:
Promises West Los Angeles provides world-class drug rehabilitation treatment for young adults ages 18 to 30. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary experience allows young adults and their families to heal, grow and make lasting changes in their lives.
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Designed by Dr. Greg Skipper to provide the specialized addiction treatment services needed by licensed professionals, our program has been modeled after the most successful elements of State Physician Health Programs. Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, dentist, pilot, or CEO, the Professionals’ program offers profession-specific treatment elements.
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Assessment & Stabilization:
If you are not sure that you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, Promises offers a thorough evaluation process to help individuals, their referring professionals, and family members identify underlying psychiatric issues and assess the use of substances. This 96-hour program may also require a detoxification period.
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Sometimes a physician, attorney, dentist or other licensed individual is required to be evaluated for substance abuse issues. The goal of these evaluations is to make a fair and ethical assessment of the professional’s issues and needs. These evaluations are based on established diagnostic criteria and work independently from our treatment program so that professionals can feel confident in the accuracy of the assessment.
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Women’s Mental Health:
Exclusive program designed for women suffering from anxiety, depression, personality disorders, or other mental health issues. Residents live in a private, home-life setting in Malibu, California with breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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Medical Leadership: Believe it or not, very few treatment centers have medical leadership. Promises is led by CEO Dr. David Sack, a triple board-certified medical doctor, who is a national voice for those with addiction. He writes for the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Psych Central and is regularly quoted as an expert by the major media.
One-on-One Attention: Every day. Over the course of the week in our Malibu program, each client meets individually with master’s level therapists, a consulting psychiatrist, a family therapist, an acupuncturist, a massage therapist, a neurofeedback technician and other professionals. Having this type of diverse multidisciplinary team allows us to provide a full range of highly effective treatments tailored to you.
Sophisticated Clinical Treatment: Promises combines traditional evidence-based treatments with integrative and Eastern therapies, such as massage, nutritional counseling, yoga, and meditation, so that you have access to every available recovery tool. We also offer neurofeedback, a unique modality that reduces anxiety during detox and has a lasting impact on clients who have past trauma, ADHD, depression, or anxiety, as well as acupuncture, which minimizes discomfort during withdrawal.
Real Dual Diagnosis Treatment: Whereas many programs claim to treat both addictions and mental health issues, Promises delivers true dual diagnosis treatment, including a specialized women’s treatment program for depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality disorders. If we don’t have a specialist on staff, we will find one specifically for you at our cost. That’s yet another promise we make to you to individualize your treatment no matter what it takes.
Specialized Treatment for Professionals: Drawing on our unique understanding of the needs of this population, we created a specialized addiction treatment program for professionals that is highly respected by the licensing boards. Designed by Dr. Greg Skipper, considered one of the leading advocates for the highly successful state Physician Health Programs, this Santa Monica treatment option is one of the best in the nation for doctors, lawyers, pilots, and others whose success in treatment determines their success in their chosen profession.
Tranquil Setting: Our Malibu treatment center is situated on a gated estate with three swimming pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Mountains in a peaceful, secluded setting.
Long-Term Support: Recognizing that addiction is a chronic disease, Promises provides aftercare that includes an expansive alumni network, outpatient care and sober living, and close coordination with outside mental health professionals to optimize lifelong recovery. Our 25-year history gives us a unique advantage over other treatment centers: our alumni serve as ambassadors, helping new graduates integrate back into the real world.
Healing the Family System: Family members play a critical role in their loved one’s recovery at every stage of treatment. A family therapist meets individually with both clients and family members, as appropriate, and family members are invited to participate in a healing family program.