Malibu Wellness Ranch

Follow us

Veteran's Program

You Served Us, Now Let Us Help and Serve You

Welcome to the Malibu Wellness Ranch Veterans Program, where we offer specialized drug and alcohol treatment for veterans. Our program is tailored to meet the unique needs of veterans who have served our country. We understand that Veterans encounter many different life experiences that require a deeper therapeutic approach to combat their symptoms. Here at Malibu, our staff works diligently to create a safe and structured environment to assist Veterans to re-acclimate to healthy living.

Our Veterans Group Therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for veterans and those who have served as Veterans. Our clinical staff is trained to effectively treat PTSD, depression, and anxiety related to their service. Our therapists use evidence-based therapies to help participants manage their symptoms and work towards recovery and improvement of quality of life.

Our Veterans Clinical Psychoeducation is designed to help veterans understand the impact that trauma has on their substance abuse and mental health. We provide education on coping strategies, effective communication, emotional regulation/ de-escalation, and healthy relationships. Our program focuses on helping participants improve their overall well-being and quality of life.

Our Return to Work Strategies program helps veterans with addiction or mental health issues return to the workforce and live successful lives. We work with participants to effectively develop coping mechanisms to deal with their current job stressors, create a strong support network, and build confidence in their new recovery practices.

Trauma Treatment is a critical component of our program. We understand that Veterans experience trauma daily as they tend to live in a constant state of flight, fight or freeze, which leads to ongoing self-medication. Treating the root cause of trauma will create the ability to live appropriately without self-destructive behaviors. Our clinical staff is trained to provide specialized treatment for veterans who have experienced trauma. We offer a range of evidence-based therapies that have proven effective in treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders. In addition to the traditionally proven therapies, our program provides healing outlets through recreation activities and an equine experience that is unique and profoundly personal.

Our approach is a holistic 12-step program based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. This program has been helping millions of people from all walks of life recover from addiction for decades. We offer group meetings, individual counseling, and support services to help veterans overcome addiction and stay sober.

At Malibu Wellness Ranch Veterans Program, we are committed to providing high-quality care and support to America’s veterans. Our program is designed to help veterans achieve long-term recovery and a healthier, happier life.

Meet our Program Director

“My name is Austin O’Malley, and I am a veteran who served for 11 years from 1988-1999. From Desert Storm to assisting in U.S. border patrol missions, my time in service led me worldwide with the finest people I’ve ever known. While serving in units of distinction, such as the 82nd Airborne and the 3rd Infantry Division, I had my fair share of ups and downs. I struggled with my substance abuse and associated behavioral health issues. My service suffered, my family suffered, and I suffered. After many years and many attempts, I have found a way up and a way out. I turned my passion for recovery into my vocation of choice. Being part of many individuals’ journeys is an honor and a privilege. When I come in contact with service members seeking help, I take great pride in being able to be a brother in arms once more. As the Director of the Veteran Program at Malibu Wellness Ranch, it is an honor to help other veterans on their journey to recovery.”

Levels of care

programs specific to military members