Sober Living

Many men and women in early recovery discover that after they have completed an inpatient drug detox and treatment program, they need more than just outpatient aftercare. In that case, a more supportive option is a sober living home that provides a safe place for men and women who need a little more time in a drug-free environment away from temptation where they can continue to heal before returning home.

At Sober Living of Malibu, we offer a sober living option for those who need it. Our sandy beaches in Malibu, California, are conducive to healing and growth; and you are welcome to stay until you feel solid enough in your recovery to move on.

  • Safe, transitional living
  • Private rooms available
  • Transportation to IOP, AA meetings, and other support groups
  • Access to private beach
  • Sober community and support
  • Access to Neurofeedback and other alternate therapies
  • 24 hour on site house manager
  • Exclusive inpatient treatment and mental health services


It’s all about the road less traveled. An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a comprehensive, focused program for an individual who has completed 30, 60 or 90 days of inpatient treatment, or may be recommended for those feeling vulnerable in their recovery. IOP offers program of support, therapy, community, and other outpatient services for those able to continue living at home or in a sober living facility. We can assist you in finding the right IOP for you, so you can participate in your community while accessing the support needed to begin or continue a successful journey of recovery.

When a client lives at Sober Living of Malibu, we assist with transportation to any Outpatient Programs.


An intervention is a planned meeting that allows family and friends to confront a loved one about their alcoholism and/or addiction. A professional interventionist helps facilitate this meeting by ensuring effective communication, in a non- judgmental, non-threatening way, to best allow the addict/alcoholic to see the damage that they are doing to themselves as well as to those who care about them. Depending upon the circumstances, clergy members, religious figures, respected colleagues, and other members of the community may also be included in the process. This effort is one of compassion with a focus on clarifying the need for treatment. There is also an emphasis on consequences if treatment is refused. The intervention can be a difficult process for all concerned. To ease this discomfort, and lend a bit of structure and unbiased mediation to the process, a professional interventionist may be the perfect solution.

At Sober Living of Malibu, we can provide you with a professional interventionist. We will help you and your family through the alcohol and/or drug intervention. We will also help your loved one move directly from the intervention into treatment. We can suggest one of many incredible rehab facilities in Malibu, and then on to our Sober Living home after treatment.

Why a Professional Interventionist is Necessary?

Addiction is an emotionally charged issue. The simple act of discussing it with other members of the family can be a trying experience. Even imagining the idea of gathering a group of family members and friends together to confront the addicted person can be overwhelming. It is for this reason that a professional interventionist may be necessary. Without someone else to take the wheel, an intervention may not ever get off the ground, much less be the success that you are hoping for. A professional interventionist can not only run the intervention but also escort your loved one to drug treatment at Malibu BeachSide Sober Living. There are some especially difficult situations where the addict in your life may also suffer from a serious mental illness. Sometimes we encounter suicidal or violent behavior. In these situations a professional interventionist is more than recommended: it is a necessity.

Finding a Professional Interventionist

Finding a professional interventionist is simple. Call us. We can help you. We help with everything from deciding the finer points of your intervention to providing you with a professional interventionist. A professional will run the final meeting from beginning to end. They will even be available to escort your loved one to treatment when the intervention is complete.

Who to Include on your Intervention Team

Your professional interventionist will be able to help you decide who should be included on the intervention team. He or she may have suggestions about who shouldn’t be on the team. Deciding who to ask is crucial; as the decision of whom to include in the intervention could make or break the success of the venture. Ideally, the number of people included in the intervention should be between three and eight. First those who are well-respected, loved and admired by the addict. A partner or spouse of the addict, siblings and immediate family members, extended family members, close friends and colleagues, clergy members and teachers. We advise against inviting others who have substance abuse problems of their own. We also advise against someone your loved one dislikes or disrespects, or anyone who may sabotage the endeavor, even if they are well-loved and respected by the addict.

Prepare for a Successful Intervention with a Professional Interventionist at Malibu BeachSide Sober Living

Even the most thoroughly planned intervention is not a guaranteed success. Prepare yourself for the possibility that the option of treatment will not be chosen by your loved one. Also be prepared for the most successful intervention possible. You can work to create circumstances conducive to success by following these guidelines:

Plan for your intervention in detail and in advance.
Appoint a professional interventionist like one available at Malibu BeachSide Sober Living to lead the intervention and its organization.
Supply all who are invited to participate in the intervention with the same information on addiction and substance abuse so that all involved will be well-educated.
Hold meetings, conference calls and the like before the actual event to ensure that everyone is on the same page and knows what to expect. A rehearsal is advised to determine the order of speakers and to streamline the process.
Understand that your loved one will most likely object to treatment and prepare to stand firm.

Malibu BeachSide Sober Living can provide you with a professional interventionist as well as the help you need to stage an intervention. We can help the one you love realize that his or her abuse of alcohol or drugs has reached a crisis. For more information, Call Us!