Journey Malibu Simplifies Sobriety

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Journey Malibu has found a way to help those in need without the complications associated with sobriety.


Journey Malibu Releases New Tips to Simplify Sobriety

September 26, 2012 (Malibu, CA): Their simple but very successful seven-point pathway to sobriety is as follows:

1.    allopathic and homeopathic models that treat addiction as the “primary chronic relapsing disease” that it is
2.    a scientific approach to the neurophysiology of alcoholism and addiction; the most effective way to treat the recurring disorders associated with substance abuse
3.    a closely-knit team with our their own personal success stories in the world of drug and alcohol rehabilitation
4.    one on one patient treatment as our first priority
5.    no judgment, only acceptance
6.    economical pricing including the taking of insurance
7.    a location in one of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in California

Over 23 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately one in every ten people over the age of 12, equal to almost the entire population of Texas. According to Dr. Kim Joy Taylor director of the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap (CATG) Initiative, only 11% of those with an addiction receive treatment. Dr. Taylor argues that it is unacceptable that so many Americans are living with an untreated chronic disease. To put these numbers in perspective; one person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States according to the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC). This number is on the rise.

For every overdose death linked to opioids, 9 people are admitted for substance abuse treatment, 35 people go to the emergency room, 161 report drug abuse or dependence, and 461 report non-medical uses of opioids. We have good news for all those with addiction issues: they are not alone, and we are here to help. At Journey Malibu our goal is to start bringing those staggering numbers down, one patient at a time, something we do day in and day out at our treatment facility.

That being said, what makes Journey Malibu rehab center different? Why should people trust them? What kind of quantifiable success have they had healing addicts and alcoholics? Are they really going to be able to help those who in need? These are the same questions posed to the existing rehab centers when the Journey founder reached his own moment of desperation. Journey Malibu exists today because we weren’t happy with the answers we got during our darkest days. It has been his determination to provide better answers that led to the creation of Journey Malibu.

This isn’t a business intent on gouging people, but rather in helping them. It was inspired by Chris Loguidice’s own journey and quest to bring treatment to people nationwide in new and personalized ways.

Now that he has established that Journey Malibu is here to help, how can people decide whether or not they need our help? They should start by asking themselves if their friends and family are telling them they should get help. Now is the time to be perfectly honest with themselves because it could wind up saving their lives. Below are some simple questions that have been developed to assist in making the decision to seek treatment.

  •     Using alcohol or drugs to relieve stress and anxiety
  •     After a rough day, automatically turning to drugs or alcohol to make themselves feel better
  •     Regretting things they do when under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  •     After a confrontation with someone, resorting to using drugs or alcohol?
  •     Starting to use drugs or alcohol upon waking up
  •     Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol for more than a day at a time
  •     Using drugs or alcohol immediately upon returning home from work
  •     Getting a DUI
  •     Having other legal problems due to abuse of drugs and alcohol
  •     Using drugs or alcohol to build confidence
  •     Using drugs or alcohol to such an extent it is jeopardizing their job
  •     Using drugs or alcohol when alone
  •     Losing friends due to drug or alcohol use
  •     Using drugs or alcohol while at work
  •     Overdosing on drugs or alcohol
  •     Using drugs or alcohol every day

There is a good chance that anyone who answers yes to even one of these questions is in need of treatment. Alcohol and drug addiction treatment protects not just one’s life, but the lives of one’s friends and family as well.

For the sake of their own safety and well being, as well as that of their friends and family, the Journey Malibu team urges anyone who suspects her or she has a problem with drugs or alcohol to pick up the phone and call Journey Malibu or visit us online. They should make the decision to get help today because the next time they decide to use --- could be their last.

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call 1.877.673.4225, or visit

Journey Malibu
c/o The Smith Group PR
PO Box 6867
Malibu, CA 90265
c: 310-854-9233
e: Olivia(at)thesmithgrouppr(dot)com

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