Passages Malibu Celebrates 17 Years of Holistic Addiction Treatment

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Passage Malibu's luxury rehabilitation and treatment center has been rated #1 by Healthcare Global magazine. Forbes magazine also named Passages Malibu one of the most luxurious rehab centers in the world.

Passages Malibu Celebrates 17 Years in Leading the Addiction Industry

Passages Malibu Celebrates 17 Years in Leading the Addiction Industry

“Only discovering and healing the root causes of each individual's dependency puts an end to dependency. One-on-one sessions are key because the individual issues at the core of dependency are just that- completely individual.” ― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

It’s possible you've seen a Passages Malibu commercial while watching your favorite TV show at home; you might even know someone who's checked in to Passages for treatment or you could have had the luxury of experiencing inpatient rehab at Passages Malibu. Many people see this world-class wellness rehabilitation center advertised on TV and online hoping they can go for treatment to turn their lives around and experience addiction therapy unlike anything else that’s offered anywhere else in the world.

Passages Malibu opened its doors on August 11, 2001 with the mission to help those struggling with drug and alcohol dependency related issues, Father and son duo and Co-Founders of Passages, Chris and Pax Prentiss work together in seeing that Passages continues to lead the addiction industry with innovative therapy methods and top of the line professional care.

The inspiration behind Passages came from years of defeat as son and CEO, Pax, battled his own addiction-related issues for over ten years, Pax was hooked on heroin, cocaine, and alcohol, and Chris did everything he could to save his son’s life. It wasn’t until Chris began asking Pax “Why” he was abusing drugs and alcohol that things turned around for the better and as Chris started working with a team of holistic doctors and therapists to customize a treatment plan to help Pax fully breakthrough his underlying causing that he began a complete recovery from years of substance abuse. It is because of the following progressive addiction treatment methods below that helped saved Pax’s life, along with thousands of others who have traveled from all over the world to come to Passages Malibu.

1.    Acupressure and Massage
2.    Acupuncture
3.    Adventure Therapy
4.    Art Therapy
5.    Blood Chemistry Analysis
6.    Chemical Dependency Counseling
7.    Continuing Care
8.    Hypnotherapy
9.    Marriage and Family Therapy
10.    Meditation Therapy
11.    Physical Fitness
12.    Psychotherapy
13.    Sound Therapy
14.    Spiritual Counseling
15.    Tai Chi
16.    Yoga

At Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, you are not labeled an addict or an alcoholic. As a client at Passages, you will not be treated like a prisoner or failure. The staff and care team at Passages treats all of its clients with respect and dignity. They recognize that anyone who is abusing drugs and alcohol is doing so for one or more of the following four causes.

1.    Chemical imbalance
2.    Unresolved events from the past
3.    Beliefs you hold that are untrue
4.    Difficulty coping with current conditions

The unique philosophy at Passages is to empower people and help them discover and heal the underlying conditions causing them to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Unlike other rehab centers, Passages does not believe addiction is a disease. Instead, they believe it’s possible for a person to overcome their substance abuse related issues completely and to live an addiction-free life after proper treatment.

At Passages - Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Founded by father and son duo, Chris Prentiss and Pax Prentiss, Passages Malibu opened in 2001 with its second location, Passages Ventura, opening in 2009, then Passages Venice Outpatient Rehab in 2015, and Passages Beverlywood Outpatient Rehab in 2018. The four drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 Step/AA model of addiction treatment by taking a holistic approach with an innovated program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than suggesting that addiction is an incurable disease. Passages Malibu, Passages Ventura, and Passages Venice have all 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.

Passages also has a luxurious sober living home in beautiful Santa Monica, California set on the beach, perfectly positioned to make the transition from rehab back to society a strengthening and supportive experience. For more information on Passages Santa Monica Sober Living, please visit or call 424-231-8100.

The co-founders of Passages are also authors of the acclaimed series of treatment books that include their groundbreaking flagship book, "The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure" which can be purchased from along with many other merchandise items.

At Passages, we believe: Addiction Ends Here™

For general inquiries about treatment, please contact (855) 878-8901. Admissions department is available 24/7. Please call at any time.

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