National Drug Take-Back Initiative Held Across The US

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Passages Malibu comments on the efforts to reign in prescription medication misuse.

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We applaud the state and federal officials for taking the initiative to get the potentially habit forming drugs of our streets. - Pax Prentiss, CEO Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

On Saturday October 26th, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) worked with state and local law enforcement agencies to encourage Americans to turn in their unused prescription medication in an effort to fight misuse, misdirection, or other potential opportunities for abuse.

The event only recently concluded, but it was estimated that local, state, and federal efforts coordinated nearly 6,000 drop-off sites in the initiative. The take-back initiative allowed individuals to drop off expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs, in a free anonymous way, with no questions asked.

During the last Take-Back Initiative in April 2013, the DEA operated the event with more than 4,000 law enforcement partners, including the Office of National Drug Control Policy, The International Association of Police Chiefs, and the National Association of Attorneys General.

“Some prescription medications are addictive, which is why many people have become dependent on them,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. “We applaud the state and federal officials for taking the initiative to get the potentially habit forming drugs of our streets.”

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About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:

Father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001. Its second location, Passages Ventura, first opened its doors in 2009. The two drug, alcohol, and prescription medication abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

Passages Malibu was named the #1 treatment center in the world by Healthcare Global, one of the "Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out" by Forbes magazine, and the Huffington Post recently acknowledged Passages as a center that “caters to a high-end crowd, with many CEOs, entrepreneurs and high-powered professionals among its clients.”

The co-founders are also authors of an acclaimed series of addiction treatment books, including their groundbreaking, flagship title, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.

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