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Our Philosophy at Passages Malibu

Our Philosophy at Passages Malibu


Addiction is so much more complicated than what most 12-step programs would have you believe, and yet many people who have struggled with addiction – including CEO and cofounder Pax Prentiss – have found themselves constantly put down by the staff at other treatment centers. They are forced to reaffirm the notion that they are helpless and cannot fight back against addiction by themselves, which simply is not true.

Passages Malibu is different because

  • We do not believe that addiction is a disease.
  • We think that you are more powerful than the addiction.
  • We will never label you as an “addict”.
  • We get to the underlying causes of your addiction.

During your stay, a full team of specialists (from massage therapists to spiritual counselors) will help you uncover the source of your addiction so that it can be removed. Once this has been accomplished, your compassionate aftercare specialist will continue to listen to your goals and give you additional sober support in the form of education, planning and medical referrals as needed. You will work with your aftercare specialist to secure a counseling and therapy team in your hometown.

Above all else, our philosophy encourages you to be patient with yourself, and gives you the skills needed to logically balance your emotions with your actual needs. Counselors, psychologists, therapists, doctors, and other addiction specialists will show you other ways to reward yourself besides instant gratification. Best of all, you’ll be able to frequently share your progress with those you love the most through weekly visits and regular conversations.

At no point will you feel like you’ve lost your freedom or control – if anything, it will feel like the exact opposite. Please call our Admissions Department today to regain yourself.

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Addiction — Its Four Causes

Addiction — Its Four Causes


At Passages Malibu, you’ll learn that your addiction is caused by any combination of the following:

A Chemical Imbalance

1. A Chemical Imbalance

Events of the past you have not reconciled

2. Events of the past you have not reconciled

Current conditions you can't cope with

3. Current conditions you can't cope with

Things you believe that aren't true

4. Things you believe that aren't true

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Explore Your Treatment Options

Our admissions staff is standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our facilities. Call us anytime or click below to verify your insurance benefits online now.

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Explore Your Treatment Options

Our admissions staff is standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our facilities. Call us anytime or click below to verify your insurance benefits online now.