Passages Malibu: Revolutionizing Addiction Treatment for 13 Years

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Passages Malibu celebrates 13 years in revolutionizing addiction treatment, and is proud to have been rated the number one rehab in the world.

When Chris and Pax Prentiss opened Passages on August 11th, 2001 they had one goal in mind, to open the world's finest treatment center, and help as many people as they could. Now, thirteen years later and it’s clear they have accomplished their goal, not only has their groundbreaking, holistic approach made them the No. 1 rehab in the world, but they've also revolutionized the industry.

“When we opened 13 years ago, we were ridiculed by other treatment centers for not incorporating the 12-Steps into our program, but why should we, we knew the 12-Step philosophy was contradictory to what we believed to be true about treating addiction. Ultimately, we refused to use it and instead relied on professional one-on-one treatment to be the mainstay of our program. Over the years, as Passages grew in popularity other treatment centers were more inclined to adopt our ways or be faced with becoming stagnant," said co-founder and CEO Pax Prentiss.

At the core of the Passages’ game changing philosophy is their focus on healing the underlying conditions that cause addiction. They do this through a holistic program that offers an abundance of one-on-one therapy. “One-on-one treatment is far more effective than groups when it comes to treating someone’s underlying conditions,” says Prentiss. Pax should know, he was addicted to heroin, cocaine and alcohol for ten years, and failed many times at traditional rehab centers that incorporate the 12-steps and offered only group meetings.

Passages is Joint Commission Accredited, has been ranked the No. 1 rehab in the world, and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the “Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out.” In 2009 Passages opened its sister facility in Ventura California.

Today, both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept many forms of insurance. If you would like to have your insurance run, please call (855) 878-8901.

At Passages Malibu - Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:

Founded by Chris Prentiss and Pax Prentiss, Passages Malibu opened in 2001 with its second location, Passages Ventura, opening in 2009. The two drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12-step/AA model of addiction treatment by taking a holistic approach with a program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than suggesting that addiction is an incurable disease. Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura have earned the coveted JCAHO (Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

The co-founders are also authors of the acclaimed series of treatment books that include their groundbreaking flagship book, “The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.”

At Passages, we believe: Addiction Ends Here.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: (855) 878-8901.

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