Addiction Resource Guide

ECHO Malibu Youth Treatment Center

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Intensive inpatient treatment for youth with chemical dependency, emotional health or behavioral issues."

Treatment Philosophy:

"We empower youth and families through the utilization of a strength based model."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"We specialize in the treatment of dually diagnosed youth."

Family Program:

"Our family program includes individual family therapy, multi-family groups, parent effectiveness training and additional supportive services."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"We utilize the 12 Steps as one component in our comprehensive treatment program."

Position on Confrontation:

"All confrontations are conducted in a therapeutically appropriate way."

Additional Characteristics:

"Medical, psychiatric, psychological & educational evaluation. On-site excelerated learning classroom. 1:1 therapy sessions with a licensed therapist every day of treatment."


    Number of Beds: 6
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits Data Not Supplied
    Average Length of Stay 30 days
    Percent of Women 50%
    Percent under 25 100%
    Percent with College Education N/A
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification50%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Acute Care
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Compulsive Overating
  • Criminal Justice
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Native American
  • Pain Management
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Pregnant Women
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Women

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Men
  • Methadone
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Physically Challenged
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Relapse
  • Workaholism


    Self-pay Cost: Contact Facility
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


    Licensed by: State of California
    Type of License: Youth Residential
    Accredited by: None

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 780-ECHO
    General Information: (310) 589-2090
    Address: P.O. Box 2911
    Malibu, CA 90265