A Customized Plan for a Unique Population

A substance use disorder is hard enough to overcome, but for licensed health professionals and others governed by regulatory boards, addiction can also put their entire career at risk. That’s why The Meadows Malibu offers a program tailored to this group’s very specific needs.

Who We treat

Doctors and lawyers

At The Meadows Malibu, we treat:

  • medical doctors
  • dentists
  • mental health professionals
  • nurse practitioners
  • other healthcare professionals
  • pilots
  • lawyers
  • business executives
  • other licensed or regulated professionals


The Meadows Malibu Professionals Program, was specifically designed to treat professionals dealing with substance use disorders and other potentially impairing conditions. Our knowledgeable staff understands what’s at stake and has the experience to provide the treatment necessary to mitigate risk and maximize success. Our highly experienced clinical team is committed to helping you achieve not just sobriety and career restoration but also a healthy work-life balance necessary to sustain lasting recovery.

Our Program Includes:

  • An in-depth psychological and psychiatric evaluation
  • A highly individualized, comprehensive treatment plan based on our proven model
  • Weekly professionals groups
  • Family programming (may also include colleagues, as appropriate)
  • A focus on career restoration, with experience working with boards and regulatory agencies
  • Regular progress communication with referent, PHP, board and/or employer, as appropriate
  • Documentation packaging to address PHP state board requirements
  • A practice assessmentfocused on achieving work-life balance

Technology Access

Executives and licensed professionals who are seeking treatment for substance use disorders and mental health issues don’t always have the option to put their careers on hold. Our Professionals Program understands this and allows clients access to their laptops and phones during approved times in their customized schedule. This lets patients get the help they need while remaining available to maintain essential work communications.


Holistic and Customized Treatment

Everyone in the Professionals Program also benefits from the holistic and personalized treatment programming The Meadows Malibu is known for. We follow a trauma-focused model and adhere to the three principles as guideposts for treatment. Everyone who spends time at The Meadows Malibu has access to our Brain Center, which includes neurofeedback as well as other state-of-the-art equipment to promote self-regulation skills. They also enjoy healthy gourmet meals, high-end accommodations, and stunning ocean views while surrounded by Malibu’s natural beauty.

Length of Stay

We know these busy professionals are eager to get back to work, so there’s always concern about how long treatment will take. While our Professionals Program has a 45-day average length of stay, every patient’s situation is unique, so time in treatment is always determined by individual progress. Taking the time necessary to truly heal leads to better outcomes and less chance of relapse.

Getting Back to Work

Our team has the experience to navigate board and professional health program requirements for reinstatement. We understand how and when to communicate with the appropriate parties, sharing necessary information regarding initial diagnosis as well as ongoing progress.


Support As You Return Home

Our role doesn’t end when treatment does. To help ensure success, alumni are given ongoing support in the form of aftercare groups. As they begin to apply the tools acquired during treatment to real-life situations, professional peers who have “been there” and are further along in their recovery can share their experiences and offer encouragement.

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The Meadows Malibu is a proud member of Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, and all clinical staff are trained in the “Meadows Model” of trauma-informed care. The industry leader in providing evidence-based treatment for those with emotional trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, and co-occurring conditions, MBH offers a full continuum of programs and services. Our personalized treatment plans help people from all walks of life, meeting them at their point of need.

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