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A3 verified – Alcohol, gambling, and drug addiction treatment at Serenity Malibu

Posted Dec 01 2010 12:56pm

As you enter Malibu driving north on Pacific Coast Highway, you are greeted by a simple statement: “27 Miles of Scenic Beauty.” Sure enough, this legendary beach community offers scenic beauty and renowned luxury in great abundance. But the soft sand and hilltop vistas of Malibu are not just meant to serve as a vista for the rich and famous, but also as a naturally beautiful way to inspire adults looking to build a new life free of dependence on drugs and/or alcohol. At Serenity Malibu , the breathtaking landscape itself works hand in hand with the highly qualified and experienced staff to deliver a unique, individualized program that focuses on mind, body and soul in order to restore the balance and peace that are so often missing from the lives of those with alcohol and drug addiction .

Alcohol, gambling, and drug addiction treatment overlooking Malibu beaches

Serenity Mailbu - Alcohol, drug, and gambling treatment Against the movie-set backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, Serenity Malibu offers clients a world-class program that is exceptionally effective in treating all manner of addiction issues. Though based on a traditional 12-step program, the forward-thinking staff works diligently to incorporate the best practices of scientifically sound treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness and will incorporate the latest in medication breakthroughs and other holistic addiction treatment forms in order to completely personalize the treatment process. Because relaxation and recreation are also important to the recovery process, Serenity Malibu offers amenities including swimming, hiking, kayaking,  surfing, pilates, tennis, basketball, horseback riding, martial arts and creative arts. And under the guidance of Dr. Minoo Shilati, (PsyD, LMFT, and certified gambling specialist), Serenity Malibu has partnered with prominent outpatient clinics in the Malibu area in order to offer their comprehensive treatment services at a price that is cheaper than many of the area’s other treatment options.

Through their integrated program, Serenity can often their clients a comprehensive program to help substance abuse and drug and alcohol addiction problems in addition to gambling addiction (or compulsive gambling). Their staff benefits from personal experience, education, and targeted specialization that have all been verified by the A3 team.

Best of all, Serenity Malibu offers a revolutionary guarantee: follow their combined residential and intensive outpatient recovery program and the recommended aftercare, and if you relapse , just come back for an additional month at no additional fee. Like every other aspect of treatment at Serenity, this policy is designed not to “sell” anything or increase revenue, but to offer those in need the best possible chance to beat their addiction once and for all. Still, clients have to work at their recovery, since the guarantee involves the client’s full immersion in treatment while at Serenity and an extensive regimen of aftercare.

What does it mean to become A3 verified?

At All About Addiction , we want to make sure that our rehab-finder gives you the best recommendations regarding the perfect addiction treatment provider for you. We start out by matching you with one of over 11,500 providers in our database using over 50 different criteria, including simple things like gender, age, and location; we then go on to target specific addictions (like alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction , gambling, or food addiction ), drug use , insurance, cost, and mental health needs. The A3 Rehab-Finder is the only tool to provide such a level of matching and it uses the national database as collected by SAMHSA . No other addiction treatment database is more complete.

But even SAMHSA doesn’t actually check out the information submitted by the individual providers in their annual surveys, and that’s where All About Addiction steps in. For a treatment provider to be considered A3 Verified they need to submit details about the licensure, education, and special training of each of their counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. We won’t verify an addiction treatment facility as being able to provide specialized treatment unless we are assured that they really have the training – that applies to adolescent services, LGBT, or behavioral addictions. So if one of your results comes up as A3 Verified, like Serenity Malibu, you know you can count on their service. That’s our promise!


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