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Our Philosophy

Always Hope In Malibu in Malibu is a safe, sober and spiritually healing environment for those in early recovery to learn and practice how to live a fulfilling and rich life as a sober individual. We emphasize all aspects of the healing process – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
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Always Hope Amenities

•Luxurious Malibu home

•A 6000 square foot house located walking distance to one of the most famous beaches in Malibu

•5 bedroom, 5 bath house on an acre of land offering privacy and a peaceful setting while living in a community atmosphere.

•Recovery programs, developing client-specific tools with which to re-enter a life of work or school.


•A safe environment where clients can continue their journey of self-discovery and healing

•Experienced staff to help advice and guide you in your recovery.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

LGBT issues have become more prominent in the public eye, and have gained acceptance in some forums over the past ten to fifteen years, especially with stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Chaz Bono, and Anne Heche coming out about their sexualities. However, many issues faced by the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) society continue to go under-recognized and under-treated, leaving many LGBT people – especially young LGBT individuals struggling with their sexuality – in turmoil.

The LGBT community faces an unequivocally more difficult set of circumstances in society. The struggle to define one’s sexuality, and to come to terms with it and openly discuss non-heterosexual sexuality, can be complicated and difficult. Confusion, anger, depression, and self-doubt are common experiences for LGBT individuals, and the internal struggle they experience may be complicated by an unwelcoming or even unfriendly external environment. At times, conflicts with family members, friends, religion or spiritual traditions, or a more conservative background may lead to or increase feelings of depression, anxiety, shame, hopelessness, or a desire to escape.

Moreover, possibly because of one or several of the societal, internal, familial, and other environmental factors they face, researchers have found that LGBT persons are more likely to use alcohol and drugs than the general population as well as more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. (Center for Substance Abuse Treatments A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Individuals, 2003). Twenty to twenty-five percent of gay men and lesbians are heavy alcohol users, compared to 3-10% of the heterosexual population, (CSAT, 2003).

Attitudes and assumptions regarding “normal” sexuality (a concept of narrowly defined monogamous heterosexuality as the norm) can be stifling and stigmatizing, exacerbating the other several stressors associated with identifying as an LGBT individual. This can lead to increased use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Scientists believe that societal factors affect the relationship between chemical abuse and the experiences of members of the GLBT community. The society in which we live marginalizes the LGBT community. This can lead to substance use and abuse, or other mental health issues, most notably depression and anxiety.

However, there are safe places in which to discover and openly express your sexuality, and in which you can deal with any mental health, chemical dependency, or other high-stress issues related to your discovery of your sexuality. Always Hope provides a safe and secure environment where you can address all of your needs. You can rest assured that no matter what your concerns are, we will work with you in an open and caring manner, and you will be treated with the utmost of respect and sensitivity as we work together to find a path that leads you to a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.