Changes offers dual diagnosis outpatient treatment for substance abuse and mental health through a variety of programs including our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP),and Outpatient Program (OP). Alcoholism, drugs, and other addictions have become a modern epidemic. Individuals who are mentally ill and experience challenges such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and PTSD are more likely to abuse drugs and/or alcohol as a way to self-medicate their symptoms. Because addiction and mental health disorders often co-occur, it is important to find a program that treats both issues.
Almost 9 out of 10 people who struggle with addiction never receive treatment. It is important you find addiction treatment that works for you. Whether the right choice for you is detox, inpatient rehab, sober living, or outpatient addiction treatment, we want you to know there is advanced treatment available. Furthermore, we recommend involvement in the sober community by joining a recovery support group such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Refuge Recovery, and/or SMART Recovery.
Over the past 30 years William Oswald has established himself as a pioneer in the alcohol and addiction recovery field. At the Adult Substance Abuse Program of Southern California (ASAP) he was one of the first to expand the scope of addiction treatment into mainstream medical facilities. In 1988 he founded Avalon Treatment Centers at Van Nuys Hospital, the first center to provide a broad range of social and therapeutic Read More->
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Jeffrey was born and raised in Santa Barbara, where he resides with his teenage son. Due to personal experiences, in 2013 Jeffrey made the decision to live his life without alcohol or drugs. He eventually began working in the field of recovery for William Oswald, the owner of Summit Malibu Treatment Center. Immediately it became obvious that this was his true purpose and a partnership was conceived to open a cutting edge Read More->