Frequently Asked Questions
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to find the best treatment program for your specific situation.
Information You Need to Know
Seeking help for yourself or a loved can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? We’re committed to getting you the information you need to make the best treatment decision possible. There are many options to choose from, and we hope that the answers provided here will help as you try to determine if The Meadows Malibu is the right fit for your specific needs.
How is success measured? How do I know that I’ll be “cured”?
What is detox and do I need it?
How do I know if I need treatment?
What exactly is inpatient treatment?
Will the program adequately address my problem or addiction?
How long will I have to be in treatment?
Does the treatment follow a 12-Step model?
Can I opt for individual care?
Does treatment include experiential options like equine therapy, art, or yoga?
Is there 24-hour nursing?
Is the treatment facility licensed and well-equipped?
Does the facility have a program that incorporates holistic practices?
Is technology allowed?
What are Senior Fellows?
Does the facility embrace the use of Somatic Experiencing®, DBT, and EMDR methodologies?
How long has The Meadows Malibu been offering this type of treatment services?
Are the staff licensed and trained?
Do they review clinical outcomes? Has the treatment model been tested over time?
Can The Meadows staff administer medical detoxification services if necessary?
What is the ratio of staff to patients?
Should my family be involved in my treatment?
What is family work?