While looking for a drug or alcohol treatment center, many potential clients state that their confidentiality is an extremely important issue for them in choosing the right program, and understandably so. When it comes to drug and alcohol rehab, confidentiality is a key aspect, as it helps to establish the trust that is so very important in any therapeutic dynamic involving drug treatment centers, clinicians and patients. Drug treatment centers such as Passages Malibu take into account that addiction is a multidimensional, complex condition with social and emotional ramifications. Unfortunately, many individuals are afraid that admitting to treatment will cause them criticism, negative reactions or a social stigma. Although seeking drug treatment is becoming much more widely accepted and less stigmatized over the years, we fully understand this concern. Consequently, if confidentiality is not present it can be a huge deterrent for those who might otherwise seek help from drug treatment centers. At Passages Malibu, we have a strict confidentiality policy in place that offers our clients complete anonymity and protection against potential problems. We find that this confidentiality and trust relieves clients of some of the anxiety that accompanies the process of recovery, and as a result they can more comfortably and securely progress on their journey towards sobriety.