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Finding the Right Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center for a Loved One

Finding the Right Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center for a Loved One

Watching a loved one experience addiction is one of the most heartbreaking and terrifying things someone can experience. You want to make sure they enter a residential drug and alcohol recovery center that will offer the best care possible, along with the best chances for long-term recovery possible. Keep reading to learn more about finding the right drug and alcohol recovery center for a loved one and what you should look for.

What to Look For in a Residential Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center

When finding the perfect drug and alcohol treatment center for your loved one, you want to make sure you choose one with certain criteria. Things you should find out about are the types of treatment provided, the caliber of the staff, whether it offers detox, what the facility and amenities are like, and how they help prepare for life after treatment.

Types of Treatment Provided

Addiction is never a stand-alone issue. The reason your loved one is suffering from addiction is that it is a symptom of a larger root cause. Root causes of addiction can include mental health conditions, PTSD, chronic pain, growing up with a parent who suffered from addiction, and much more. This makes it important to find a facility that offers inpatient mental health treatment to help treat the co-occurring disorder.

Other types of treatment the drug and alcohol recovery center should provide include:

  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Professionals treatment
  • Concierge treatment
  • LGBTQ+ Program
  • Chronic pain treatment
  • Holistic therapy, such as surfing, art classes, yoga, and more


The ability for your loved one to connect with the therapists and staff members around them during their stay at a drug and alcohol recovery center is extremely important. This is why learning more about the staff at the facility can make all the difference.

The Pointe Malibu offers the highest class of treatment professionals, clinical staff, and medical care in the recovery industry. We include recovery experts who are adept in treating depression and anxiety. In conjunction, we treat the frequently associated dependence on drugs and alcohol as depression and anxiety coping mechanisms. Our recovery facility includes staff experienced with, and sensitive to, the unique challenges facing the LGBTQ+ affirmative community.


One of the first steps to overcoming addiction is becoming physically sober and allowing the body time to readjust to functioning without drugs or alcohol. This period of time is known as detox, which presents withdrawal symptoms that can be debilitating or even dangerous. Some withdrawal symptoms can be so severe that they can cause hospitalization or even death.

This makes experiencing detox under the 24/7 care of medical professionals crucial in your loved one’s recovery. Medication-assisted detox will allow your loved one the opportunity to feel more comfortable, safe, and have the best chances for recovery during this sensitive time. They will receive around-the-clock medical care, therapy support, as well as medication to ease their withdrawal symptoms.

Facility and Amenities

The facility and amenities of a drug and alcohol recovery center can make all the difference in their future. The less stressed they are during the recovery process, the better their chances are of absorbing the information learned and immersing themselves in the experience.

We understand that your loved one may have a higher standard of living and care as a high-level professional, executive, or C-Suite professional. They do not have to compromise their way of life for treatment — we are a luxury drug and alcohol treatment center that caters to individuals just like them. Our facility at The Pointe Malibu offers a beautifully designed resort-style facility with personal care and attention, gourmet chefs, ocean views, private suites with balconies, a heated pool and spa, and much more.

Preparation for Life After Treatment

Treatment for addiction doesn’t end when you walk out of the doors of our drug and alcohol recovery center to begin your life back at home. Recovery takes ongoing work, which needs to be prepared for before leaving treatment. We will work with you and your family to establish guidelines and boundaries for returning home, as well as ongoing outpatient care if needed. We will be with you every step of the way, even after your stay with us is complete.

We also offer an Alumni Program that includes:

  • Bi-monthly meetings
  • Therapy sessions
  • Powerful speakers
  • Outdoor alumni dinners
  • Off-premises hiking, bowling, and more
  • Alumni newsletter
  • Annual homecoming and client re-commitment

About The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center

If your loved one is at least 18 years of age, suffers from chemical dependence on drugs and/or alcohol, as the ability to care for themselves (such as eating, grooming, and maintaining clean living quarters), has a willingness and desire to pursue treatment and a substance-free lifestyle, and is willing to accept the treatment plan developed by them and their therapist, give us a call.

Our dedicated Admissions team at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center will discuss our medication regimen, introduce you to our work process, and take you on a tour to see your ultra-comfortable temporary home. Our focus is to make you and your loved one feel welcome and safe, secure in the knowledge that you will receive the ultimate in attentive, personal care.

If you’re ready to start your loved one’s journey to long-lasting recovery, we are here for you.