Addiction Pioneer Dr. Akikur Mohammad is the founder of Inspire Malibu and it is the leading non 12 step treatment center in Malibu, California. Dr. Akikur Mohammad is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (). He is also the founder of Malibu Horizon, the leading in Malibu, California who today proudly announced the opening of the first collective community approach to residential addiction treatment in the United States. Inspire Malibu is the first true recovery community treating everything from food addiction to substance abuse in one communal facility. Located on an exclusive property in Malibu, California, Inspire Malibu is being touted as the most advanced alcohol treatment model of its kind and is already recognized as the future of addiction treatment. The cutting-edge center utilizes a team of the world’s top addiction experts and proven scientific methods. The compound provides onsite detox, outpatient and residential treatment all in one location. Dr. Mohammad states, “Our pure respect for the science of addiction leads us through truly individualized, holistic methods to addressing the critical therapeutic needs of Inspire Malibu’s patients. We are changing the landscape of treatment.” He goes on to say, “Our team’s continued focus on using advanced medication for detox to control cravings, along with proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy(MET) models are proving to be the differentiating factors. 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 twelve-step model in recovery, it is a self-help model, not a critical piece of the treatment blueprint. Our patients respond to the way we empower them with knowledge, not the message of powerlessness they hear in AA, and the difference is profound.” Inspire Malibu’s non-religious, non 12-step programs, secular approach to recovery, has already delivered such prolific results that the waiting list is daunting. Dr. Mohammad says, “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 where there are no patients, only students, unlocking the life they were meant to lead, and finding strength with new support in the community itself. The experience is humbling for us all,” said Mohammad.