Malibu Beach Recovery Center, Malibu, California

Sunset at Malibu Pier
23823 Malibu Rd
Malibu, CA, 90265

Overview of Malibu Beach Recovery Center

Malibu Beach Recovery Center is a facility run by RiverMend Health, which offers several substance Abuse rehabilitation and Mental healthcare centers across California. This facility is located in Malibu and provides clients with substance abuse rehabilitation. This accompanied by dual diagnosis support to treat the underlying mental disorders that cause or stem from the trauma of alcohol and drug addiction.
The center offers both inpatient and outpatient treatment for adult male and female clients to choose from. The inpatient program is suited to those looking for short term intensive treatment carried out in a safely monitored residential facility. The outpatient program is perfect for working or home maker clients who have other obligations to partake in while undergoing treatment. A detox facility is available on-site where medically monitored detoxification is offered to clients who need it.

Accommodation and Food

Malibu Beach Recovery Center offers luxurious gender-specific residential quarters to all its clients. The facility is located in a spacious campus and the residential buildings for both men and women offer a lot of space and upscale furnishing. The women’s residence is called Latigo House while the men’s residence is called Corral Canyon House.
The residential facilities offer spacious bedrooms furnished with queen-sized beds and come with private baths attached. Rooms are shared by two clients at a time. Food is offered three times a day and a gourmet chef is employed on-site who prepares nutritious meals that avoid unhealthy components such as sugar, white carbohydrates, and caffeine.

Treatment Options at Malibu Beach Recovery Center

This facility has the provisions to offer treatment both inpatient and outpatient settings. This allows clients to choose a program that is more suited to their specific and thus, convenient for them. Some of the treatment options available to clients in this facility are:

Inpatient services

  • Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders and Addiction
  • Treatment for Drug Use Disorders and Addiction
  • Treatment for Dual Disorders
  • Treatment for Pain Medication Abuse and Addiction

Outpatient services

  • Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorders and Addiction
  • Treatment for Drug Use Disorders and Addiction
  • Treatment for Dual Disorders
  • Treatment for Pain Medication Abuse and Addiction

Therapy Choices at Malibu Beach Recovery Center

The therapy choices offered at this facility are:

  • 12 step treatment
  • Detox
  • Group therapy
  • Individual counseling
  • Yoga therapy
  • Self-care workshops
  • Nutritional planning
  • Holistic therapies
  • Bio-active nutrient supplement
  • Weekly family therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis support
  • Relapse prevention

Payment Options and Insurances

RiverMend health charges $40,000 for 30 days of treatment. The team at the facility is quite flexible in accepting payments for their services. Both self pay through credit cards or bank checks and payment through a number of private or state-financed insurances are accepted here. Some of the insurance providers whose coverage is accepted here are:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • New Directions
  • Pacific Blue Cross
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare


  • Accredited by the Joint Commission
  • Accredited by CARF

Malibu Beach Recovery Center Amenities

This facility offers clients with a continuum of treatment that covers a range of chemical dependencies and mental health problems under one roof. They also offer the option of choosing between inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. While patients facing higher risk of relapse and requiring extensive monitoring can opt for the residential track, patients who have a work or family life to juggle can attend outpatient therapy sessions.
While the cost of treatment may be on the higher range, clients are also getting the best care and value for their money. The treatment programs are individualized and combine traditional 12 step philosophy with holistic therapies such as yoga, all of which aim at the mental, spiritual, and physical well being of the client.


The staff at Malibu Beach Recovery Center comprises of a number of qualified personnel who provide every client with dedicated care and oversee their progress in the respective treatment programs. The team is constituted by therapists, certified counselors, psychologists, yoga instructors, and chefs.
The healthy staff to student ratio maintained at the center which stands at 1:3 during day time and 1:6 during nighttime ensures that clients receives round the clock supervision to help them avoid relapse. Some of the important administrative members who oversee the functioning of this facility are as follows:

Edmund Bujalski
Chief Executive Officer

Edmund Bujalski has decades worth of experience if the administrative aspect of behavioral healthcare facilities. Before becoming the CEO of RiverMend Health, he had also served in the same position at various other addiction and mental healthcare treatment centers. As the CEO, he is in charge of overseeing the smooth operation of the various facilities of this organization. He has business management degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Daniel Angres, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer – Addiction

Daniel Angres is the Chief Medical Officer of the Addiction treatment department. He has about 30 years of experience of working with substance abuse victims and specializes in providing them with psychiatric intervention and addiction counseling. He has several peer-reviewed articles to his name and has also published two well-received books on substance abuse.

John Minahan
Chief Financial Officer

John Minahan has over 25 years of experience in providing various healthcare providers with financial oversight. In his position as Chief Financial Officer, he is in charge of ensuring the financial feasibility of all operations undertaken at the facility, generating funds, and enabling the continued growth of the center.

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