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Serenity Malibu

6021 Galahad Dr, Malibu, California, 90265
Our offer to you is simple: Follow our recovery program, follow our aftercare program, and if you relapse just come back. No more fees, no more shame. Just come back. We will be here and we will help you.* No other facility offers such a comprehensive service guarantee. No other facility offers world class addiction treatment for drugs, alcohol and substance abuse in such beautiful surroundings.

Facility Highlights

  • Systemic Family Treatment including education, process and experiential components
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • 4 Systemic Treatment projects including a body map, Genogram, timeline and exit plan

Specialization

  • Medical Assessment and Medical Management

  • Trauma Assessment and Trauma related Therapies

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Damon Raskin, M.D.
    Dr. Damon Raskin, M.D.Internist
    Dr. Damon Raskin, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and graduated with distinction from George Washington School of Medicine, Washington DC in 1993. He did his residency at UCLA. For the last 16 years, Dr. Raskin, has been specializing in preventive and addiction medicine. He has a full-service office with X-ray, cardiac stress testing and a lab, and holds privileges at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Raskin has extensive experience in helping patients with detoxification from alcohol, opiates, and other drugs.
  • Anastasia Savko
    Anastasia SavkoIntake Coordinator
    Anastasia is a California native that grew up in Oregon. She graduated from Pacific University in 2003 with a degree in Social Work. After completing a social work internship in Ecuador at a women’s mental health facility, Anastasia worked for several years with the Southern Oregon Child Study and Treatment Center as a Case manager and Intake Coordinator for youth with mental health and substance abuse issues. Friends, family and sunshine brought Anastasia back down to California where she can be found trying to make friends with the bunnies that dwell in the lush landscaping of Seasons. Anastasia can be your first point of contact in arranging your stay at Seasons Recovery Center, and she is happy to answer any questions about our treatment, decipher insurance coverage and get you or your loved one thoroughly prepared to take this life changing journey into recovery.

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ABOUT SERENITY MALIBU

Located on beachfront property in beautiful Malibu, CA, Serenity Malibu is amongst the 324 (24.7 percent) centers in the state that offers upscale, residential treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse issues. It is also one of just 720 (54.9 percent) California treatment centers with a specifically-tailored track for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Clients begin treatment by participating in medical and substance abuse assessments that are then used to create an individualized treatment program. Clients will participate in holistic treatment, one-on-one therapy, and group counseling. Brainspotting and systemic treatment projects –– including a body map and genogram –– are also available.

Clients have the opportunity to participate in recreational therapy such as art, equine, and dream therapy, acupuncture, creative writing, and hypnotherapy. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapy is offered to help clients learn daily living skills while Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy works to address trauma. Clients can also take advantage of the nearby ocean by swimming, kayaking, and surfing.

Families are highly encouraged to participate. Serenity Malibu offers a family treatment program that includes intervention, family education, process groups and experiential components.

At the end of treatment, clients will make a presentation of readiness. Aftercare and relapse support are offered. Alumni will receive weekly conference calls and are invited to return to Serenity Malibu for quarterly alumni events and volunteer opportunities.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Serenity Malibu employs medical, psychiatric, and psycho-therapeutic staff. The interdisciplinary team includes physicians, psychiatrists, doctoral level psychologists and addiction counselors, case managers, and social workers. They also employ massage and yoga therapists, acupuncturists, and spiritual therapists. A personal client advocate is assigned to each resident to offer encouragement. Ten individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date provided high ratings for the center's quality of care. on

Staff's Level of Training and Experience: 4.3/5 stars

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Steps away from the beach off the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Serenity Malibu offers private bedrooms and upscale, modern furnishings. Community areas are large and bright and private bathrooms include a Jacuzzi tub. Residents will have access to a pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a garden, outdoor areas, and full kitchens. Eleven Rehabs.com survey respondents offered high ratings for accommodations to date.

Cleanliness: 4.3/5 stars

Recreational activities include equine therapy, yoga, massage therapy, and more. Serenity Malibu’s Ocean Adventure program allows clients to take advantage of the beachfront location by surfing, swimming, and kayaking.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave uniformly positive reviews and all three agreed that they would recommend the facility to others. The categories of staff experience, counseling options, and holistic offerings were all given four- or five-star ratings. One anonymous alum added, “Their level of one-on-one treatment and attention to each client’s individual needs is unparalleled in the recovery community and unavailable at almost any other treatment center in the world.” Another noted that the “professional treatment” was a strength of the facility. All three alumni provided perfect five-star ratings for the center's treatment of co-occurring disorders.

The only below-average rating was from an alum who provided two out of five stars for the level of family participation.

On Google, the center earned a 4.3-star average rating based on six reviews to date.[1] Reviewers praised staff across the board, and J.P. representatively wrote, " I experienced nothing but the most caring, compassionate care and treatment for my alcoholism and depression."

Additionally, the facility's Facebook page - which management may be able to edit - revealed perfect five-star ratings from all five reviewers to date.[2]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Eight loved ones also gave overwhelmingly positive feedback for Serenity Malibu, with four- and maximum five-star ratings awarded for treatment effectiveness across the board. The eight individuals polled on the following metrics provided extremely high average ratings:

Counseling Options: 4.4/5 stars
Exercise and Leisure Options: 4.3/5 stars
Holistic Offerings: 4.1/5 stars

Several loved ones noted that staff members were a strength of the facility. “It has a very caring customer service staff” wrote one friend or family member. Another anonymous individual added, “Great staff and very knowledgable but No internet. Very smart and dedicated staff.” One family member disliked the expensiveness of the facility, but wrote, “My uncle is clean.”

FINANCING

No information is available on the facility's website regaring cost of treatmnet. Serenity Malibu accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, and more. Eleven Rehabs.com survey respondents to date awarded above-average ratings for the center's costs.

Affordability: 3.5/5 stars

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/serenitymaliburehab/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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