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Our Philosophy

Rely on care that inspires healthy social connection to bring natural joy back to your life.

At first, you may notice the lovely salt air breezes and feel inspired by the ocean view sunsets, and luxury surroundings; but you will long remember our concierge-style services and comprehensive clinical care. We have developed a treatment approach focused on social connection and community while integrating the natural environment and innovative research. Soothing the nervous system is a theme throughout the recovery process. We believe in combining abstinence and harm-reduction models with holistic-based approaches to support your pursuit of lasting recovery. At The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center, we are committed to the person-centered treatment you deserve.

Dr. Stephen Porges' polyvagal theory

Our team is inspired by the Polyvagal Theory and attunes to queues of one’s biological, psychological, and social engagement. The theory emphasizes the important role of “safety” in our lives, which is dependent on the autonomic state. This understanding is driven by the science of distinct vagal motor pathways. We have anchored our program in understanding how trauma retunes the autonomic state, making calmness, social engagement, and adaptive responses challenging. These responses are addressed through assessment of your neural state, promotion of safety, and a range of interventions that allow the state of your autonomic nervous system to act as the mediator of mental and physical health.

Autonomic Nervous System States venn diagram.
The Pointe Malibu beach views

Developing the Plan That’s Right for You

Above all, we believe in and celebrate your uniqueness. To us, there is no such thing as “one treatment program fits all.” Before ever designing a recovery plan for you, our Admissions Director and in-house physician meet with you and evaluate your situation. Only after careful analysis do we begin to devise the perfect plan…the right plan…for your successful outcome. Our 5:1 staff-to-client ratio, with 5 to 8 individual sessions per week, amplifies the importance that we place on personalizing your journey.

It’s About Your Wellness, As Much as Your Illness

Your clinical team at The Pointe Malibu sustains this individualized care with a healing philosophy that treats you in the most complete sense. We achieve this by applying evidence-based, abstinence-based, and holistic-based treatments that address your mind, body, and spirit. This enables you to restore the whole person within you and achieve a more comprehensive recovery.

A Trauma Informed and Polyvagal Inspired Approach

The centerpiece of our treatment philosophy is trauma-informed and polyvagal-inspired. It establishes a sense of belonging and connection with your unique support system. This provides you with a complete Continuum of Care that extends well beyond your discharge from our facility. By centering “safety” with the goal of connection, healing can progress in a stronger, more positive manner. And you can feel confident that, even after returning to the outside world, there are people in your corner. Rooting for you. Supporting you. Helping you to succeed.

Understanding the Underlying Causes

When you elect to change your life through The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center, you will be surrounded by a guiding team that sees you as an individual and understands that you are more than just a statistic. We also know that your substance use disorder may be triggered by any number of underlying causes. So it wouldn’t make sense to offer you a standard, uniform recovery plan. That’s why we also dedicate ourselves to treating the co-occurring disorders that may be helping to spark your self-sabotaging behavior. While simultaneously working to eliminate your dependence on alcohol or drugs, we also strive to free you from related conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma, bipolar disorder, and more. It’s one more important way in which we recognize you as a unique individual, worthy of directed, singular care.
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Be a Better You at The Pointe Malibu

You are always welcome at The Pointe Malibu Recovery Center, where we respect your privacy and individuality. Here we provide specially customized substance abuse treatment, complemented by concierge-style service amid ultra-luxury. Our philosophy is rooted in a complete continuum of care, fortified by the Polyvagal Theory with the goal of lifting your mind, body, and spirit.