At Alo House, we believe trust, meaningful connections and kindness are the essentials to beginning a journey in recovery. We are dedicated to providing an honest, authentic, and genuine treatment environment that gives our clients a unique, highly personal opportunity for healing in Malibu, California.Dig Deeper
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At Alo House, we have decades of combined experience and expertise working with those who suffer from addiction, from the initial ‘crisis intervention,’ all the way through the inpatient and outpatient levels of care, to aftercare and alumni services. We provide 'evidence-based' treatment that really works, including life-skills building, and experiential, effective guidance in creating and maintaining healthy relationships.Get The Details
A MESSAGE FROM BOB FORREST
“I want to treat addicts with dignity, love and compassion. I’m going to be honest with them. I’m not going to be mad at them if they don’t like what I’m trying to help them accomplish. If they fail or stumble or are defiant, I’m not going to get into arguments with them. I just want to love, help, encourage, nurture and steer people in a more positive direction of life.”
Why Choose Alo House
The word ‘Alo’ comes from the Latin, and means to feed, nourish, support, sustain, cherish, and strengthen. The 'Alo' concept reflects our mission to be leaders in the emerging Compassionate Care Model of addiction treatment.
Our progressive approach to treatment has everyone feeling the difference the moment they step onto one of our facilities. We feel that traditional addiction treatment can tend to be punitive and oppressive. So we provide a fresh, evidence-based alternative. Giving our clients an alternative to twelve-step based programs is crucial in this regard.
We offer a holistic, integrative approach to healing. Rather than subscribing to the ‘disease concept’ of addiction, which can tend to reduce people to their diagnoses, we address the ‘whole person.’ Each client has a unique story. We provide care using an intensive, big-hearted style of care, which helps us to really get to know, and to properly treat, each client. To this end, we boast over a one-to-one staff to client ratio – one of the highest in the industry!
We understand what makes a treatment center great – the people who work there. Our highly skilled, passionate staff is the single most important ingredient to our success. Each of our staff have been hand-picked for their unique ability to reach and engage with our clients. This is what creates change – the magical moments of connection and transformation that occur between clients and staff, ones that our clients will remember forever.
It is with this spirit of compassion, combined with our staff's skillfulness, that we inspire, nurture, and empower our clients to change their own lives.FIND OUT MORE
JOINT COMMISSION ACCREDITED
Alo House drug and alcohol treatment center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care, and is the highest form of accreditation that any treatment center can receive.
I came to Alo House almost four years ago and it has been my home ever since. I arrived in CA knowing no one. Evan and Jared provided me with a safe place to live and welcomed me into their community. They provided so much and asked nothing in return. Alo House gave me the support I needed to be able to work on myself. Evan Jared and Jess led by example. Rather than telling me how to live they shared their experience with me and showed me a healthy way of responding to challenges and participating in the world.
I began working at Alo House a little over two years ago. As a staff member, I continued to grow in a whole new way. I learned about acceptance, responsibility, tolerance and compassion. I’ve experienced genuine care and connection between clients and staff. Alo House has been committed to maintaining an environment in which clients have the flexibility they need to grow and learn about themselves, while providing enough structure to ensure safety and stability. This balance allows clients to individuate and have new experiences, and simultaneously practice reliability, honesty and responsibility.
Alo House and its staff have had a huge impact on me and I’ve watched it change the lives of others. It’s been an integral part of my life and I’m grateful to be a part of it.
Kyla W., Alumni, 2016READ MORE