SOURCE: Inspire Malibu/Malibu Horizon

Inspire Malibu/Malibu Horizon

November 04, 2011 13:46 ET

Inspire Malibu Treats Addiction With Science, Not Faith

Addiction Innovator Dr. Akikur Mohammad's Inspire Malibu Is Being Called the Future of Secular Addiction Treatment

MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 4, 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 that the recent opening of Inspire Malibu is indicative of the country's need for not only a community approach to treatment, but also a growing demand for a recovery model that treats addiction with science, not religion.

Utilizing a team of the industry's top addiction and behavior experts, Inspire Malibu has garnered a great deal of recent national attention by becoming the first true recovery community to treat everything from food addiction to substance abuse in one communal facility, and with a purely scientific approach.

Dr. Mohammad said, "It is critical that Inspire Malibu provides a non faith-based option for treatment to protect an individual's constitutional rights, which state that religion shall not be forced upon them, but also for the simple fact that not everyone has a belief in God or religion -- a fact that must be respected." Mohammad added, "Frankly, we are dealing with the disease of addiction and like any disease recognized by the American Medical Association, the most effective, logical and accepted approach is one based in science, not religion. I will never discount the value of faith; however, we treat diabetes with a steady course of medicine, not prayer, and the disease of addiction must be approached with the same logic."

Inspire Malibu's non 12-step, non-religious, secular approach to recovery, coupled with their groundbreaking community model, is recognized as the future of effective addiction treatment by industry insiders and Dr. Mohammad's scientific approach is at the core of its success. "The addiction community has been derailed and distracted for many years by faith-based treatment tools and the patients have suffered. We are dealing with a medical disease and the primary course of treatment must be based in science; it is that simple," added Mohammad.

Inspire Malibu will be featured in an upcoming CBS special -- check the Inspire Malibu site for details.

For more information about Inspire Malibu and admissions, visit

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