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Malibu, California
Henry Ortega
Director of Admissions

Founded in 1989, Creative Care Inc. is an addiction treatment center for men and women 18 years and up that utilizes 12 Step Counseling, group, and individual therapy to treat substance abuse as well as patients diagnosed with other disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder. Clients enrolling in this program must be in good health and able to care for their own hygienic and mobility needs.

Founder and Executive Director, Morteza Khaleghi, Ph.D., received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and has been working in addiction recovery field since. He envisioned Creative Care as a dual diagnoses program with highly individualized services. He meets personally with each client and their family. Clinical Director Deena Manion, Psy.D., has been with the program since 1999. She is a licensed therapist and has extensive experience in hospital and private practice settings.

Each client in the program works with a group of professionals to create a treatment plan unique to their needs and issues. The specialization of the program is dual diagnosis or alcohol/drug addiction as well as a mood, personality, or behavioral disorder. Creative Care uses a Biological-Psychological-Social-Spiritual Model to best understand the needs and individual treatment options for each patient. Therapy includes 12 Step Counseling, individual therapy, and up to 5 hours of group therapy daily. Clients may also participate in family therapy, nutrition therapy, detoxification, expressive arts therapy, and equine assisted therapy.

The facility is located ocean-side in Malibu, California and each residential house has ocean views. Clients have access to yoga and exercise classes as well as personal training and massage therapy.

[This information came from the Creative Care, Inc. website.]EM>


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