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.




Treatment for Codependency at The Meadows Malibu


Ignoring your own needs while focusing on the needs of others often results from dysfunctional relationship patterns.

codependent couple holding hands

Broken or abusive relationships, poor decision-making, negative consequences, and personal loss may all come as a result of untreated codependency.

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What You Need to Know About Codependency

Codependency and control issues can have a wide-ranging negative impact and can often be passed down through generations of unhealthy family relationships. Because codependent people spend their time trying to accommodate and appease others in order to avoid negative outcomes, they often feel out of control. The need to exercise control becomes strong, and it is usually redirected into behaviors that can become compulsory. Codependents may rely on alcohol, drugs, food, or sex to find emotional relief. They may seek to control others or their environment in order to tame the chaos they experience internally.

Codependent individuals may find themselves caught up in addiction or further unhealthy relationships. Because their care-taking response is so strong, they may attract people who are needy, impulsive, and erratic. Broken or abusive relationships, poor decision-making, negative consequences, and personal loss may all come as a result of untreated codependency.

Codependent couple hugging

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Codependency and Control Issues by the Numbers

  • In a survey of college students, 85% of men and 76% of women met the “high to middle” classification for codependency.
  • Family stress has been connected to a higher likelihood of codependency.
  • Codependency has been correlated with low self-esteem.
  • Traditional roles related to women (nurturing and caretaking) may elevate a person’s tendency to develop codependent feelings and behaviors.
Depressed woman pondering a codependent relationship


Symptoms of Codependency

  • Lack of trust in self and others
  • A sense of guilt related to asserting your own needs
  • Always doing more than your share
  • Feeling hurt when your efforts are not recognized
  • An overdeveloped sense of responsibility for others (and the actions of others)
  • A need to control your environment or the behavior of others
  • Fear of abandonment or loneliness
  • A deep need for approval or validation
  • Difficulty establishing healthy boundaries with others
  • Chronic anger
  • Difficulty adjusting to change
  • Difficulty making decisions, identifying feelings, or communicating clearly with others
Treating Codependency at The Meadows Malibu

Treating Codependency

Point Dume in Malibu, California

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!