MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffside Malibu, a nationally recognized leader in evidence-based addiction treatment, has expanded to Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley with a new 2,000 square-foot outpatient facility. Cliffside Malibu – Sherman Oaks is located at 15250 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, near the intersection of the 405 and 101 freeways.
Cliffside Malibu's innovative new outpatient center has been designed to help those in the early stages of substance abuse or drug dependence.
"Tragically, a medical procedure or chronic pain condition is treated with a prescription painkiller, which too often turns into a drug dependence," said Cliffside CEO John Peloquin, PhD. "With the addition of this new facility we can provide a full spectrum of treatment programs to meet the needs of all individuals experiencing a substance misuse problem."
Overdoses from opioid drugs have soared in the U.S. over the past five years to become the leading cause of death for adults under 50 (surpassing deaths by car accidents and gun violence), according to the Centers for Disease Control. While every 15 minutes an American dies from an opioid drug overdose, the vast majority of those who need treatment never receive it, mainly because of a lack of qualified facilities.
"There's a tremendous need for outpatient addiction treatment services in greater Los Angeles in the wake of the opioid epidemic. This new center is committed to providing the highest standard of evidence-based addiction treatment that over the years has defined the Cliffside Malibu brand," says Shannon Caldwell, clinical manager. A licensed MFT, she previously worked at Tarzana Treatment Center, San Fernando Valley Counseling Center and Santa Barbara Inpatient Psychiatric Health Facility.
The new center's detox services are headed by medical director Craig V. Smith, MD, who is board-certified in addiction medicine. Outpatient detox is suitable for patients battling opioid, benzodiazepine, or alcohol dependence, he explains.
"What level of care provided to each individual is determined by six dimensions of addiction, factors that include the patient's history of treatment and whether an intolerance to drugs or alcohol has developed. Ultimately, we look at whether withdrawal poses any severe health danger," says Smith.
Cliffside Malibu has earned a world-class reputation for its evidence-based addiction treatment centers. It's residential facility in Malibu is known for its treatment of Hollywood celebrities and other luminaries from the worlds of business, sports and politics. The expansion of its operations to the San Fernando Valley allows its acclaimed clinical program to become available to a far broader population. The new facility is in-network with Anthem Blue Cross and accepts most health insurance plans.
Founded by Richard Taite in 2005, Cliffside Malibu treatment center has grown in size and stature in the ensuing years, today offering the highest standard of clinical care in its residential, intensive-outpatient, and sober living facilities.
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