SOURCE: Malibu Horizon/Inspire Malibu

Malibu Horizon/Inspire Malibu

October 26, 2011 14:34 ET

Addiction Pioneer Dr. Akikur Mohammad Launches Inspire Malibu -- the First Recovery Community of Its Kind

MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 26, 2011) - Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, the leading non 12-step treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (, today announced the opening of Inspire Malibu, the first collective community approach to residential addiction treatment to open its doors in the U.S.

Utilizing a team of the world's top experts and proven scientific methods, Inspire Malibu is the first true recovery community to treat everything from food addiction to substance abuse in one communal facility. Located on the most exclusive property in Malibu, California, Inspire Malibu is being touted as the most advanced treatment model of its kind and is already recognized as the future of addiction treatment. A comprehensive addiction compound, Inspire Malibu is a cutting-edge treatment system to date, providing onsite detox, outpatient and residential treatment, and the finest expert addiction team available in one location.

Dr. Mohammad said, "Our team's continued focus on using advanced medication for detox and to control cravings, our proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) models, our pure respect for the science of addiction and our truly individualized, holistic approach to addressing the critical therapeutic needs of Inspire Malibu's patients, are critical parts of the equation; however, we are changing the landscape of treatment because we have eliminated the marketing poison traditional treatment centers have used for decades -- addiction is a disease and must be treated with science, not religion!" Mohammad added, "While there is a very real place for the 12-step model in recovery, it is a self-help model, not a critical piece of the treatment blueprint and if it weren't for many years of deceptive marketing, there would be many more treatment centers willing to be honest with patients and families about the fact that the 12-step model isn't the best option for everyone. Our patients respond to the way we empower them with knowledge, not the message of powerlessness they hear in AA, the difference is profound."

Inspire Malibu's non 12-step, non-religious, secular approach to recovery, coupled with their groundbreaking community model has already delivered such prolific results that the community's waiting list is daunting. "We will continue to add property and facilities to the Inspire Malibu community until we are treating everyone that wants to lead an abuse-free lifestyle. I have worked with traditional facilities for decades and what we are seeing with our new Inspire Malibu model is profound. We are building a recovery campus and we don't have patients, we have students. All of which are unlocking the life they were supposed to lead by finding strength and a new brand of support in the community itself. The experience is humbling for us all," said Mohammad.

For more information about Inspire Malibu and admissions, visit

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