Milestones Ranch Malibu

Milestones Ranch Malibu


Luxury retreat Milestones Ranch Malibu in California provides residential, day, and outpatient treatment to adult men and women dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Detoxification is not offered on-site.


During the admission process, a physician will review the client’s medical history and complete a medical examination. Clients will undergo an assessment with an addiction psychiatrist.

Milestones Ranch Malibu implements evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with educational programs on topics like grief and trauma, relapse prevention, and group, individual, and family therapy. Clients can attend 18 different groups and optional 12-step meetings.

Clients will meet individually with clinicians five times per week. A psychiatrist and medical physician will follow up with clients one a week.

Following graduation, clients can participate in outpatient services for one-to-five days per week.

Graduates of the residential program are eligible for a free week-long “tune-up” when a bed is available. Alumni also have access to lifetime weekly alumni support group meetings. Free day treatment provides graduates with a urinary drug screening (UDS) and support every Sunday.


Milestones Ranch Malibu employs 40 staff members including licensed master’s and doctoral-level clinicians, psychologists, and social workers.


Settled on 120 acres of tranquil California soil, Milestones Ranch Malibu accommodates up to 12 clients at one time. An on-site chef prepares food for residents. Official photographs of the facility show boats, open outdoor spaces, and hiking trails.


The sole alum responding to at this time of writing gave Milestones Ranch Malibu five out of five stars for holistic offerings, accommodations, cleanliness, and meals and nutrition. “Milestones changed my life!!!!” wrote the anonymous alum. “Without a doubt. It is truly a wonderful place and they truly care and want to help.”

Fourteen individuals gave perfect five-star ratings on Milestone Ranch Malibu’s Facebook page, which the facility can vet. [1] Similarly, on Yelp, nine reviewers rewarded Milestone with perfect five-star ratings. [2] J.L. wrote in a representative review on Yelp: “I’m pretty active in the recovery community now, and I know that Milestones is one of the best programs there is. The staff genuinely cares about you, and they tailor each treatment plan to the needs of the individual.”


The sole loved one polled by, C.N., gave Milestone Ranch Malibu a negative review. “My husband has since passed but while at Milestones had only attended one therapy session and no one checked in on him,” C.N. commented.

P.M. praised the facility on Google Reviews. “This was the place that brought our son back. I’m enormously grateful,” she wrote. [3]


Milestones Ranch Malibu accepts insurance. The facility also works with a medical billing company to reimburse clients and facilitates access to loan companies for those in need of financial assistance.


Milestones Ranch Malibu Reviews

I love Milestones!!!!! I can't say it enough. It has truly changed my life. For once in my life I was able to work through some much needed issues in a safe, warm, and loving environment. They truly helped me to get down to the root causes of my addiction while providing the individualized support that I needed. They showed me nothing but love, compassion, understanding and support and made me feel safe. I learned so much. After attending milestones, I feel that I've finally made peace with my past, the world around me and they have truly prepared me and provided a guiding light for my future. They have helped me find my true self and prepared me for the new life that I have today. Milestones is truly a magical place. I will forever be grateful for Milestones!!!!