Detoxification is appropriate for individuals currently abusing alcohol or drugs that require medical monitoring throughout withdrawal. We create individual detoxification protocols for each client based on a detailed assessment by our Treatment Team, including contracted physicians specializing in addiction. Detoxification typically occurs over a three to seven day period, however the period varies by individual depending on the quantity and length of use. Detox includes visits with ancillary physicians, psychiatric and psychosocial assessments, medication management, and participation in psycho-educational groups on the physiology of withdrawal, relapse, recovery and the Twelve Step process. Detox Malibu is licensed by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.