Sunset Malibu Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Sunset Malibu


The Basics

Malibu rehabs are always high on luxury, but when they’re worth their salt they’re also willing to offer any and every treatment option that exists to help their clientele, and not just out of addiction. Sunset Malibu is both; for those who are addicted but also suffering from depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders or other serious health issues, this is the spot.

Sunset Malibu is an ultra-premium rehabilitation center, and is generally focused on cracking bigger egos than many rehabs are equipped to. As a result, secrecy and discretion are the name of the game, so at the request of the facility, its address will not be listed here.

Accommodations and Food

Suffice it to say, housing at Sunset Malibu is luxurious and flexible, with a maximum of 18 people (both men and women) enrolled in inpatient or primary care at a time. Housing at the facility provides villa-like rooms, both private and semi-private, with oceanic views, HDTVs and orchids by your bedside. An added benefit for those in primary care is gourmet cuisine custom designed by nutritionists and prepared by top chefs, with flexibility for dietary restrictions and/or food allergies.

The center also has a number of nearby facilities in Malibu for sober living and transitional care, with similarly private and luxurious arrangements; this means full kitchens and generally plush living rooms and decor. These facilities are available during secondary and extended care, where treatment is less structured and freedom is gradually restored to clientele. Though only the first 30 days are required, those who follow through on Sunset Malibu’s three-tiered program will benefit from their incredible success rates.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at Sunset Malibu is highly individualized and, for those who have been prescribed medication to treat emotional and physical pain, specialized plans to detox off of them are created. On-site detox is available for all, after which every client is assigned a personal psychiatrist, physician and therapist, and the focus becomes changing core beliefs through one-on-one therapy while also integrating the holistic side of things.

Those with co-occurring disorders  are  more than welcome here. In fact, at Sunset Malibu, everything is designed to attack clients’ problems on all levels of mind, body and spirit. On top of offering marriage, family and even spiritual counseling, Sunset Malibu also has a depression treatment program that was ranked top 10 in the nation by Newsmax.

Overall, Sunset Malibu prides itself on being a cutting-edge, top-of-the-line rehabilitation facility. It all comes a new kind of treatment philosophy—one that doesn’t subscribe to the model that addiction is a disease, a theory that, while potentially disturbing to some, is growing in popularity.


This place arguably has more perks than any other facility out there—including but not limited to acupuncture, chiropractic care, cranial electrotherapy, hypnotherapy, blood chemistry analysis, dream work, EMDR, equine therapy, massage and yoga, as well as personal trainers to keep the body in shape alongside the brain.

In Summary

Those who can finance a stay here for all three phases of treatment will reap the benefits of a superlative staff and comprehensive and personalized treatment that’s sure to provide what’s necessary for healthy recovery.

Sunset Malibu
30042 Andromeda Ln
Malibu, CA 90625

Sunset Malibu Cost: $58,000 for a semi-private room, $88,000 for a private room (30 days). Reach Sunset Malibu by phone at (800) 286-3850 or by email at [email protected]. Find Sunset Malibu on Facebook and Twitter

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  1. Sunset was a godsend for me. That saying about I didn’t come in on a good luck streak was like the understatement of all time. It’s been weird, but I’m happy to be heading home with a new outlook. Just passed 90 days sober! 😀

  2. I had a very positive experience here. A lot of the other clients were only able to stay for 30 days, but I was fortunate to have good enough insurance for a 90 day stay. Its weird, but I honestly feel like a different person after it all. Growing up on the East Coast, you get an idea in your head about Malibu. Sunset is the quintessential Malibu home. I’m grateful for coming in and I’ll never forget that view.

  3. I checked myself into Sunset Malibu for my dual diagnosis. The facility itself is very nice and relaxing. The faculty tries their hardest to make sure your stay is the most comfortable it can possibly be. They really know how to make you feel safe and secure. Very respectful people. It’s been six months since I’ve left and I can’t remember the last time I’ve felt this good. I’m looking forward to the next six months.

  4. Rebecca Bent on

    I’ve been a witness to what Sunset Malibu can do. One of my great friends had gone to their rehabilitation center and has been clean since. He said nothing but great things, stating he felt, “safe and in good hands”. Thank you Sunset Malibu!

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