Passages Malibu Announces New Insurance Acceptance Initiative

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CEO Pax Prentiss comments on expanding access to addiction treatment.

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“Once someone makes the choice to stop using drugs and alcohol, they should be able to access the treatment that suits them best." - Pax Prentiss, CEO Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

Passages Malibu has long been associated with a world-class level of unparalleled luxury and comprehensive, one-on-one addiction treatment therapy. Now, thanks to an initiative to expand access to treatment, the luxury addiction treatment facility today announced a renewed effort toward expanding the acceptance of a variety of insurance plans. This effort will ultimately broaden the scope of the population to which it provides addiction treatment services.

Passages provides one of the most comprehensive addiction treatment programs in the world with services including detox, substance abuse counseling, life purpose counseling, hypnotherapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy and many others.

“Once someone makes the choice to stop using drugs and alcohol, they should be able to access the treatment that suits them best,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Center s. “By expanding acceptance of insurance coverage, Passages remains an option to more individuals seeking treatment.”

Recent reforms to the insurance industry have shifted addiction treatment services from a rarely covered policy provision, to a mandatory part of essential health coverage.

Successful addiction treatment is often a complex process, requiring the intervention of multiple clinical professionals to achieve positive outcomes. The 2010 Affordable Care Act implemented these changes, ensuring more Americans will be guaranteed access to substance use and mental health services.

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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 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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