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Here are the reasons SOBA has the most effective treatment program in the country

We invite you to read them over to see if SOBA is the right choice for you or your loved one, and then to call us if you have any questions or to make a reservation.


FIRST: At SOBA , our program takes a holistic and balanced approach of different therapies with the most experienced and professional staff in the field of treatable psychological disorders and the treatment of substance abuse.

At SOBA we believe that alcoholism and addiction are part of the overall diseases that are treatable. However, at the SOBA Recovery Center, we take the view that addictions to alcohol or drugs are mere symptoms of the underlying disorder. Our Team of professionals deploy a diverse array of therapies to address issues such as POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, BI-POLAR DISORDER, DEPRESSION, and BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, to name a few.

Throughout the addiction industry, there is a belief that addiction and alcoholism are diseases, and that drugs and alcohol, in and of themselves causes those conditions. That belief results in the treatment of the "effects" of addiction and alcoholism rather than in the treatment of their causes. Most recovery centers treat alcoholism and addiction as if they are the problems, when, in fact, they are merely symptoms of problems that are the real causes. We believe that addiction and alcoholism are not diseases in themselves but are caused by diverse ailments of the mind and body. Therefore we look for, discover, and heal those ailments. We see the basis for our belief proved every week at SOBA here clients are freed from their addiction and alcoholism when the conditions that caused them are healed.

SECOND: Everyone who comes to the SOBA Recovery Center has a treatment program individually tailored to address their needs.

Anyone who suffers from addiction to alcohol or drugs has a unique set of circumstances. In other words, we have found time and time again that, "one size doesn't fit all." Each person has family relationships, livelihoods, upbringings, socio-economic backgrounds, and experiences that are unique in nature. More importantly,our entire treatment team know from years of research that the physical ailments may also contribute to addiction and/or alcoholism. As a result, a detailed assessment is performed for the development of an individualized treatment plan by the treatment team.

THIRD: We treat mental disorders with the finest psychiatric staff in the world.

In conjunction with the staff of the Cedars-Sinai's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, SOBA Recovery Center offers a wide range of services to maintain and ensure mental health. We treat all types of mental illnesses, and we develop strategies to enhance mental health in our community. Working closely with staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and their world-renowned teaching facility, we are also deeply involved in training and research to insure SOBA clients receive the best chance at their recovery. The tradition of excellence at Cedars-Sinai is inspiring and SOBA's affiliation with some of their top medical professionals is inspiring. The scope of Cedars-Sinai's programs has placed them among the best in the country. Our patients receive the most complete, up-to-date mental health care possible.

In conjunction with our accomplished medical professionals, we understand that results must go beyond "just believing", the SOBA RECOVERY CENTER has quality improvement and review programs to measure our progress, and we weave our outcomes of Cedars-Sinai's staff research into the fabric of our daily practice. We constantly improve our programs, based on our own research and that of others. As a result, our patients can expect to receive real value from our services.

FOURTH: A psychically induced mentally relaxed state in which the client is able to recall traumatic events and is more open to suggestion for positive rehabilitation.

A state-of-the-art neurofeedback system that incorporates a comprehensive assessment tool, which systematically calculates protocol suggestions used to improve and restore activity related to brain function. This assessment tool is revolutionary, assisting SOBA clinicians in deploying proper treatment options in a fraction of the time. SOBA practitioners appreciate the automation – similar to that of computerized chess crunching data to explore the potential of future moves – allowing the focus to be on the human aspects of the session.

The software, creating by Brain Paint transfers knowledge and experience from top researchers to practitioners. It incorporates Bill Scott's 15 years of clinical, research and teaching experience fine tuning neurofeedback protocols from the following leaders in the field:

  • Board Certified Addictionologist: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Board Certified Psychiatrist: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Clinical psychologist
  • A highly skilled MD-St. John's Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • A licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Acupuncturist
  • Nutritionist and Wellness Coach
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Discharge and Aftercare planner

FIFTH: Many Treatment Centers have financially been out of reach for you or your loved one.

Many of the staff at SOBA Recovery Center have formerly worked at the finest treatment facilities in the world. However, these many of these facilities were and are cost prohibitive for many. SOBA Recovery Center understands and therefore, we provide even finer services for a fraction of the cost. In addition, we accept insurance, which relieves the financial burden so you or your loved one can focus on treatment and recovery.

SIXTH: Nutrition and exercise play a vital role in your recovery and we do a full assessment and implement the proper program for your dietary needs.

Our nutrition and fitness trainer expert, Robert Ferguson,is a former U.S. Marine, clinical nutritionist and fitness expert with a Masters in counseling psychology. Prior to creating the Food Lovers Fat Loss System, Robert made a difference in the lives of women through his rape and assault prevention organization, which set the stage for his continued outreach and shift to the wellness and weight loss profession.

A former professional athlete himself, Robert Ferguson has also built a national reputation as a nutrition, conditioning and weight loss coach for some of the top professional athletes (e.g., Fernando Vargas, Sergio Mora, Samuel Peter, Stevie Forbes, Lucia Rijker, Maureen Shea) in the country who routinely appear on such networks as HBO, Showtime and ESPN to name a few. He is also a doctoral candidate in sports psychology, former U. S. Marine and holds certifications in personal training and performance nutrition.


If you or your loved one is in need of assistance, including drug detox, alcohol detox, drug rehab, and/or alcohol rehab, you can contact SOBA Malibu at 1-866-547-6451 to speak with a professional admissions coordinator.

Our admissions coordinators are very caring and knowledgeable and would love to take your call and answer your questions. We know it can be tough to pick up the phone and ask for help, but this could be the most important call you ever make for yourself or your loved one!

  • A friendly, understanding voice on the other end of the phone.
  • A professional admission coordinator who has experience dealing with every type of addiction.
  • Free personal, private consultations and intake screening with our counselors.
  • Intervention services, which are available worldwide.
  • (please inform your intake counselor if you require these services).
Call Us 1-866-547-6451 or Email admissions@SOBAmalibu.com