An exclusive residential treatment center in the heart of Malibu, The Meadows Malibu has just 12 beds, which means our clients receive fully individualized treatment and the undivided attention of our staff.



The Meadow Malibu offers customized residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction using a dual diagnosis approach that goes beyond physical symptoms to address the underlying issues and set you up for lasting recovery.

Our Approach

Our Approach

Our primary goal for treatment is always to help clients find freedom from drugs or alcohol and provide them with the tools they need to reach new levels of health, happiness and success in recovery.



Addiction is an insidious disease, and when you or a loved one needs help it can be hard to know where to turn. We understand. That’s why we have highly trained admissions specialists ready to walk you through a free, brief, and confidential screening.




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Meth is a central nervous system stimulant with highly addictive and damaging effects.

The National Survery on Drug Use and Health

As of 2017, roughly 86% of meth users were 26 years old or older.

Eyes stimulated from meth use

Methamphetamine was first synthesized in the early 1900s for medicinal use, but it quickly became an infamous street drug. Made from household chemicals, it’s cheap but also relatively dangerous to produce, polluting the surrounding environment and sometimes resulting in explosions of home labs. Meth floods the brain with dopamine, and it also affects mood and motor function, increasing energy and alertness. Users may stay awake for days at a time, not eating or sleeping, due to its powerful stimulant effects. 

Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine has been known to disfigure its users, causing dental problems and skin lesions (from increased itching). It also has brain-damaging properties, destroying natural sources of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, making it incredibly difficult for users to quit. Meth also stimulates twitching and behaviors like skin-picking. 

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Fast Facts about Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is a schedule II drug in the US and was originally developed in Japan for use in inhalers and nasal decongestants. Today, only one prescription form of methamphetamine remains, and it is used to treat ADHD and obesity. Illegal meth use peaked in the 1950s and ’60s, and while meth’s notoriety briefly waned as opioid drug misuse began to surge, it continues to be a force in illicit drug markets, especially because it is inexpensive for drug cartels to develop. 

Meth may be snorted, swallowed (in pill form), injected or smoked. The powder form is known as “crystal” meth, and it may then be turned into a liquid form known as “ice.” It produces intense highs and devastating lows that keep users addicted and in fear of withdrawal. Because it sustains energy and increases activity, meth is a conduit for other illegal activities like theft and assault when users are on a drug binge.

  • The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 774,000 people were current methamphetamine users in 2017. The lion’s share of those users, approximately 607,000 (or 86%), were individuals aged 26 and older.
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) asserts that 15% of all drug overdose deaths involved methamphetamine, and half of those involved the addition of synthetic opioids. 
  • The 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey found that for adolescents, methamphetamine use peaked in 1982 (at 3.7%) and has hit a historical low in 2018 at just 0.5%. The Substance a’s data from 2017 sees meth usage for 12-17 year olds as even lower, at 0.1%, though this still translates to about 16,000 adolescents.
  • Street names for methamphetamine include Crystal, Glass, Ice, Speed, Chalk, and Crank.

Physical effects of meth use include a surge of energy, increased wakefulness, appetite loss, and heightened activity. Adverse effects include sweating, vomiting, tremors, hyperthermia, irritability, insomnia, violent behavior, jaw clenching, seizures, paranoia, hallucinations, and psychosis.

Treating Methamphetamine Addiction

In our residential treatment setting, we employ research-backed dual diagnosis practices to set individuals on a long-term road to recovery, equipping them with the resources and training they need to live meaningful, drug-free lives. Our tailored plans include individual and group therapy, practices like yoga and meditation, and an emphasis on nutrition and wellness. We’re dedicated to giving individuals ownership of their recovery while setting them up for stable, healthy lifestyles using scientifically proven principles. 

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We’re Ready to Help

Is it time to take that next step? Our Admissions team is here to help 24 hours a day and will treat you with compassion, dignity, and respect. The Meadows’ Admissions Specialists are here to help you on your way to the healthier, more fulfilling life you imagine. If you are interested in The Meadows Malibu for yourself or a loved one, call or fill out a contact form today!