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Passages vs 12 Step Rehabs

For many years the addiction rehabilitation industry was solely based on 12 Step principles, such as group meetings, indirect healing practices, and reciting the imprisoning phrase, “Once an addict, always an addict.” That was until Passages’ opened it’s doors in 2001 and began to experience 360 degree healing from the core of each and every individual who was dedicated to breaking free from substance abuse related issues. Here are the major differences between Passages Rehab Centers and 12 Step based treatment centers.

12-step: Says that alcoholism and addiction are diseases.

Passages: Does not believe that alcoholism and addiction are diseases.

12-step: Says that the disease of drug addiction and the disease of alcohol addiction are incurable.

Passages: Says that addiction to drugs and alcohol is caused by one or more of Four Causes that can be treated and healed.

12-step: Says that in order to remain sober you must go to 12-Step meetings for the rest of your life and have a sponsor with whom you communicate regularly.

Passages: Says that every individual can remain sober without meetings and without sponsors by healing the underlying causes that keep the addiction alive and active.  

12-step: Says that you require help from a higher power to get sober.

Passages: Says that sobriety can be maintained by anyone, even those who do not believe in a higher power.

12-step: Asks you to admit that you are powerless over drugs and alcohol.

Passages: Chris and Pax Prentiss encourage you to believe that you have strength and determination to end your addiction to drugs and alcohol by finding out which of the Four Causes created your addiction and is keeping it alive and active.

12-step: To speak at an AA meeting, it is required that you identify yourself as an addict or alcoholic.

Passages: Believes that it is detrimental in the extreme to identify yourself as an addict or alcoholic.

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How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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ALCOHOL - WHAT IS IT?

ALCOHOL – WHAT IS IT?

By Chris Prentiss

It’s the drug, “Ethanol,” the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages. Ethanol and alcohol; two different names for the same thing. There are other types of alcohol, but ethanol is the only one you can drink. Ethanol is what we put in our gas tanks to drive our cars. Next time you put gas in your car, read what it says on the pumping station: “Contains ethanol.” It is also used as a solvent; a powerful chemical that is used to dissolve other substances. What happens if you drink ethanol without diluting it?  Painful tissue damage and irritation occur. Strong ethanol is extremely harsh and will irritate and annoy soft tissues in your mouth, throat, esophagus, liver, and stomach. Even small quantities of pure ethanol will be extremely unpleasant and harmful. Can you survive it? Probably, but not without terrible and immediate consequences. Ethanol, in its pure form, must be diluted.

The “proof” of alcohol means that a 100-proof beverage is 50% ethanol and the rest water and some impurities leftover from the distilling process.

Cirrhosis of your liver is created by the scarring of your liver caused by the burning of liver cells from coming in contact with alcohol. Your liver can’t feel the burning sensation caused by alcohol, but If it could, no one would ever take a second drink. If you take a mouthful of 100 proof whiskey and swallow it, you will definitely feel the burning sensation. That’s why people mix whiskey or other alcoholic drinks with water or some other ingredient like soda or seltzer. It doesn’t make a difference to your liver whether you dilute your alcoholic drink or not; your liver will still get burned. Alcohol is classified as a depressant because it slows down the central nervous system, causing a decrease in motor coordination, reaction time and intellectual performance. At high doses, the respiratory system slows down drastically and can cause a coma or death.

It is particularly dangerous to mix alcohol with other depressants, such as GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, tranquilizers or sleeping pills. Combining depressants multiplies the effects of both drugs and can lead to memory loss, coma or death. Alcohol is a depressant, but not in the sense that it makes you feel depressed. It actually makes you feel exuberant, high, but it depresses (slows down) your nervous system.

Winemakers ferment grapes or other products like corn or potatoes to produce ethanol. Grape skins give the wine color. Manufacturers of alcoholic beverages dilute their ethanol with water and put in flavors, scent, and coloring. When you pop the cork in champagne, yeasts have fermented sugars and form carbon dioxide gas that produces bubbles. They give their beverages exotic names and they package them in beautiful, different shaped bottles with charming labels and elegant boxes. They spend billions on advertising to get you to use their products. What are they all selling? Ethanol. It’s what gives you the euphoric feeling of being high. That’s why you spend lots of money on their products. If you believe otherwise, take out the ethanol and see how much you will pay for the same product.

Used moderately, ethanol adds enjoyment to a meal, stimulates conversation, has a relaxing effect and lowers inhibitions. Used to excess ¾ eventually ¾ it kills; and, it’s a nasty death.

Our early ancestors began ingesting ethanol about eighty million years ago when they ate rotting fruit that had begun to ferment. We have been at it ever since. The difference now is that we know how to extract the ethanol and don’t need to eat the bugs and dirt our ancestors had to deal with.

The main problem with drinking alcoholic beverages, apart from that it burns your liver and lowers your good judgment, is that ethanol lowers your “stop” mechanism; your ability to say, “No,” and stop when you’ve had enough. Your good judgment is impaired, turning you into a person of poor judgment and a danger to yourself and anyone around you. You probably know through experience that alcohol lowers your inhibitions. You’ll do things and say things and make mistakes under the influence of alcohol that you wouldn’t while sober. In the same way that alcohol lowers your inhibitions, it lowers your ability to stop drinking. That’s why some people drink to black-out.

Alcohol was never a problem for me other than the fact that I would sometimes get drunk and do stupid things, like flying a plane or driving a car while intoxicated. However, about twenty years ago, after Pax stopped drinking and drugging, I stopped out of respect for Pax. That was one of the best decisions of my life. I developed a clarity over the years that has been a great enhancement in my life and it put me in control of my actions, using my best judgment all the time. I encourage you to do the same. The rewards are better than you can possibly imagine. Being sober is a natural part of life.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Customized Addiction Therapy at Passages Rehab

Customized Addiction Treatment Program at Passages Rehab

By Jennifer McDougall

Being treated for substance abuse-related issues at Passages Malibu is the start of something beautiful. Anyone who has struggled to get and stay sober knows how challenging this process is. That is why at Passages, we are fully committed to providing our clients with the best possible therapy available that best suits their needs, by customizing a state-of-the-art addiction treatment program.

Our non-12 Step and holistic addiction therapy offers more one-on-one sessions than many other programs out there today. We know how crucial it is for an individual to get the proper attention and professional care so they can begin to feel empowered, heal, and thrive.

Here is what our treatment at Passages Malibu includes:

INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT

GROUP TREATMENT

MEDICAL CARE

The treatment at Passages is exceptionally stellar beyond measure. Many treatment centers claim to offer what Passages offers, but they don’t come close. Here is what makes our addiction treatment center so unique:

  • Individual Therapy: At least 14 to 19 individual sessions per week, depending on your program – this is far more than any other treatment center offers
  • 24/7 Nursing: Registered, on-site nursing staff to attend to your medical needs
  • A professionally trained and experienced treatment team including various addiction experts, doctors, and licensed therapists
  • Freedom to use cell phones and laptops: Stay connected to family and business during your treatment
  • Advanced holistic therapy methods: Each customized to meet your individual needs, taking into consideration the specific aspects of your addiction
  • Immaculate grounds and bedrooms create a perfect atmosphere for healing and relaxation
  • Family owned and operated – Providing reliable and trustworthy addiction treatment services since 2001

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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The Secret of Your Addiction is Within You

The Secret of Your Addiction is Within You

By Chris Prentiss

The secret of what has caused and is keeping your addiction alive and active, making it seemingly impossible for you to quit, is within you.

Learning the techniques of relapse recovery is important; learning a new philosophy of life and how to live it is important; discovering the triggers that lead to relapse and being in treatment with other people who are at Passages for the same purpose as you is important, but, if we don’t find out which of the Four Causes created and is keeping your addiction alive and heal it, relapse is pretty much certain; we will both fail. And make no mistake, when you fail, we fail. We want to hear your story. We need to hear your story; the real one; and you need to tell it. We’ll help you look for it. Looking for it is number one on the list of things we do best. Number two is to help you process what we find so it stops keeping your addiction alive. Come to us prepared to let your guard down and talk to your therapists openly with complete protection for your confidentiality. Together, we can end your addiction. Our therapists are experts in leading you to the secret you’re holding on to. You’re not holding onto it deliberately, but because it’s painful you’ve buried it.

You are not to blame for your addiction, for what you’re going through; Your addiction is being caused by one or more of the Four Causes.

Don’t come to Passages and go home with your secret still locked inside of you.

Most of our clients have forgotten their original cause because it’s too painful, too shameful, too traumatic, too embarrassing. The relief they experience when the cause is remembered and healed is one of the best feelings in the world. That’s the moment you will know you’ve escaped your addiction. We have seen thousands of clients experience that moment.

If you haven’t already read the Four Causes Page, do it now. If you’ve already read it, read it again. Make sure you’ve checked off all the examples that apply to you. Then, click on the “Evaluation” button so we can tell you what we will do to help you be free from them. That’s the start. You may not know the original cause; that’s usually the case, but it’s the start that leads to the finish, to the real source; the cause. We will be there with you, all the way. We can win together, but you hold the key, the secret. So, talk to us…

Chris Prentiss, Co-Founder, and President of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Journal Prompts for Addiction Recovery

Journal Prompts for Addiction Recovery

“People who believe they have bad luck create bad luck. Those who believe they are very fortunate, that the world is a generous place filled with trustworthy people, live in exactly that kind of world.”
― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

Rehabilitation and recovery from substance abuse related issues are completely possible with the right techniques such as those used at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. At Passages, we focus on holistic non-12 Step addiction therapy. One of the effective tools that we suggest our clients exercise is journalling.

A journal prompt is a basic statement or question that encourages a person to write about. How is this relevant to the healing process for those struggling to break free from substance abuse related issues, trauma, and anxiety? Journal prompts provide encouragement to write and elaborate on a specific topic or idea. For those in recovery, writing can help with the expression of negative emotions which is crucial for the healing process. Writing is a powerful therapy with a profoundly potent effect on the mind and elevating consciousness. Many people struggle with journal writing, and that is why journal prompts are a great way to help you get started.

In the case of addiction recovery, journal prompts help to inspire writing and sustains the free flow of thoughts, emotions, experiences, and ideas which helps with mental recovery and processing a magnitude of provoking thoughts and experiences.

Anxiety, depression, stress and a myriad of other psychological upheavals are associated with addiction recovery.  The general idea behind journal prompts for addiction recovery is that it helps the writer through a purgation process that is fundamentally crucial for holistic healing.

When it comes to journal prompts for addiction recovery, there are typically four different categories.

One of the categories is the journal prompt that keeps track of emotions and feelings. This category helps with the assessment of emotional growth.

The second type of journal prompts for addiction recovery is the reflective journal prompt. This reflective journal prompt seeks to explore daily living and attitude towards life in general.

The third category of journal prompt is designed for the expression of appreciation. The road to recovery for most addicts is a tough one which often requires the support of many individuals. The appreciation journal prompt helps with the expression of thanks which helps create the feeling of being loved and wanted.

Fourthly, the goal journal prompt for addiction recovery is designed to focus the mind on milestones and goals.

Journalling is a great daily practice that offers a simplistic path to holistic healing during and after rehabilitation. Here are ten journal prompts to help provoke an idea or experience for you in your journal to get and stay sober.

1.      Who do you wish you could understand better?

2.      What are your goals for tomorrow?

3.   How do you feel about your progress in recovery so far?

4.     What are you most proud of?

5.     What do you want to say the past you?

6.     What do you want to say to the present you?

7.      What do you hope your future self is like?

8.      How well do you understand yourself and people?

9.      List three questions you want answers to.

10.    What would you like to learn more about?

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on the Brain

Drugs and alcohol are made of a variety of harmful chemicals that have many troubling effects on the body and brain. When a person consumes drugs and alcohol, chemicals make their way to the brain impacting how a person feels, thinks, and behaves. When someone is under the influence of drugs and alcohol, they tend to overreact in situations, create unnecessary drama, suppress stress, become dehydrated, neglect responsibilities, end up with vitamin deficiencies and have incoherent conversations.

Drugs are linked to a wide variety of effects on the brain specifically, including the following.

Impaired Short and Long Term Memory

It doesn’t take much for harmful and poisonous chemicals found in cocaine, alcohol, and, Xanax, just to name a few. The more you take drugs, the more impact it will cause. Substance abuse is proven as a cause of short and long term memory loss. A person who is intoxicated or high may experience a complete loss of memory the day or night before while using drugs and alcohol. This can be scary for anyone who may wake up and have little to no recollection as to what happened, or what was said during the time of being intoxicated. It certainly never makes for a good impression when socializing with other people not to mention the anxiety and panic that’s to come due to moral regret, physical aches, and pains, and fear of what’s to come from the choices made while under the influence.

Decision Making Process

Drug and alcohol make it difficult to think clearly and make smart choices. They make the user feel brave and a bit invincible; a misleading side effect of drugs and alcohol causing a person to act in such a way that is not authentic with who they truly are. It is more likely that the user will end up making poor decisions that oftentimes lead to dangerous and harmful situations that are found to be regrettable later. Those under the influence of drugs and alcohol are likely to experience balance problems, blurry vision, and slow reflexes.

Poor Judgement and Mood Disorders Including Anxiety and Depression

Since alcohol is a depressant that leads to relaxation, it slows down the user’s reaction time leading to loss of physical coordination, poor judgment, and sleepiness. A mood disorder is one of the effects of longer substance abuse. The frontal lobe is specifically responsible for reasoning and judgment.

Inability to learn

Drugs and alcohol interfere with the normal traffic pattern that neurotransmitters use. Chemical structures in drugs normally imitate and fool receptors locking and altering activities of the nerve cells. The alteration can cause neuro messages to go in the wrong direction and can also reset how the brain reacts, processes and retains information as well as effects the way you learn, think, focus, and remember. Other issues caused by substance abuse include disruption of nutrients that are needed by brain tissue, cause of killing brain cells including neurotransmitter receptors and the deprivation of oxygen to brain tissue.

Our brains are wired to help us repeat experiences that specifically make us feel good, the pleasure sensors specifically. Addictive drugs and alcohol target the reward system of the brain. Chemical dopamine goes into the brain and triggers a feeling of pleasure. That’s why many people use and abuse drugs and alcohol when coping with difficult issues in life such as grief, stress, loneliness, or boredom. They use addictive substances to escape the pain (current conditions causing discomfort or trouble), a chemical imbalance, unresolved issues from the past, or untrue beliefs they continue to tell themselves.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Refreshing Holiday Mocktails: Festive and Alcohol-Free

Refreshing Holiday Mocktails: Festive and Alcohol-Free

Get ready to spice up the holiday season with some festive alcohol-free mocktails! These delicious beverage options are fun and easy to make. Whether you’re at home or a party, it is always a good idea to have several alcohol-free beverage options available.

We wish you all a safe and sober holiday season! – Passages

Cranberry Spice

christmas mocktail cranberry

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Recipe:
1.5 oz sparkling water
2 oz cranberry juice
4 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2.5 oz apple cider
10 cranberries (plus additional for garnish)
Orange wedge

Directions:
Muddle cranberries and orange wedge in cranberry juice, and then pour in the rest of the ingredients and stir with a spoon. Garnish with cranberries and orange peel and serve on ice.

From the Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Apple Cranberry Spritzer

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Recipe:
Apple juice
Cranberry juice
Sprite
Cranberries
Rosemary

Directions:

In a glass mix equal parts apple juice and cranberry juice. Add a dash of Sprite. Garnish with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.

From Jekyll Island Club Resort, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Holiday Mule

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Recipe:
.75 oz cinnamon syrup
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz cranberry juice
Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Directions:
Combine the cinnamon syrup, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Pour into a collins glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprig sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar.

From XV Beacon, Boston

Blackberry Mocktail

christmas mocktail blackberry

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Recipe:
2 muddled blackberries
1.5 oz orange juice
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz Saigon cinnamon syrup*

Directions:
Build all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass and top with soda water.

*Saigon Cinnamon Syrup:
2 tbsp Saigon cinnamon
1-quart water
1-quart white sugar

Directions:
Boil all ingredients while whisking periodically. Let simmer then strain through a chinois (or a fine strainer). Let cool.

From Matt Tocco at Pinewood Social in Nashville, Tennessee

7 Tips for Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

7 Tips for Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes A. Gaertner

  1. Let those who you are going to Thanksgiving Dinner with that you will not be drinking and ask them to please respect your wishes and not pressure you to drink.
  2. Bring your own alcohol-free beverage or recipe to make while you are at the dinner event to give you something to do
  3. Have a plan on what to do when a trigger or stressor arises (deep breathing for relaxation, go to a quiet room and stretch, repeat positive mantras, listen to a podcast, or text a friend for comfort)
  4. Focus on creating a new tradition such as making a new dish, learn a new game, get up early and workout, unwind with candlelight yoga, or a special mindful meditation
  5. Schedule a yoga session or massage within the next few days after Thanksgiving Day to have a reward to look forward to
  6. Choose your gathering carefully and don’t be afraid to throw your own Thanksgiving for friends and family or even to spend alone
  7. Get involved in your community by volunteering at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Invite friends and family members to join you as well.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Finding the Upside When You're Down

Finding the Upside When You’re Down

By Jennifer McDougall

It’s quite common for many people to get stuck in a rut from time to time; bored of the same routine, lacking excitement in day-to-day tasks. The trick is to recognize how you feel and start making some slight changes that can drastically improve how you feel which will then, in fact, improve the work you produce, your health, and relationships.

When someone is feeling down, they often times slide into unhealthy patterns and have little hope that things will get better. The truth is, in order to get out of this rut you must first begin looking on the bright side of every situation, point out the positive, and use it as a stepping stone to realizing there are changes in your life that need to be made.

If you’re feeling down, drained, or lacking motivation there are many things you can do to sort out what is making you feel this way and refuel your energy.

  1. Write it out by journaling
  2. Call a friend
  3. Get exercise
  4. Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol
  5. Meditation
  6. Clean your space
  7. Stay on top of your hygiene
  8. Make a list of what you are grateful for
  9. Turn on a funny movie
  10. Take part in more self-grooming

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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7 Common Challenges in Early Days of Sobriety

7 Common Challenges in Early Days of Sobriety

By Jennifer McDougall

Getting sober is one of the bravest and at times a very challenging journey. In the early days of sobriety, many people may feel uncomfortable when being invited out, at social events, coping with triggering events, telling people they no longer drink, in intimate settings, or while being present in a scenario where there may be drugs or alcohol being offered. Taking an honest look at potential situations that could test your sobriety is an important task while ensuring you have a plan and feel prepared to take on any challenge that comes your way.

Getting sober is one thing; staying sober is another. Your new drug and alcohol-free lifestyle will require you to put your foot down more often, feeling confident when saying, “No” and having no guilt in declining offers to participate in risky behavior that could lead to relapse. It is understandable the struggle that many people face in newfound sobriety during an epidemic of alcohol addiction and drug abuse– the temptation when life throws you a curveball or when you’ve had a tough day. These are still no excuses to go back to your old ways.

Practicing new and healthy coping mechanisms is an essential component in maintaining stability and strength building techniques for lasting sobriety. Here are 7 common challenges people experience in early sobriety.

  1. BOREDOM. Finding things can do may seem challenging in the early stages of sobriety. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of 30 fun things you can do alone or with friends and family to enjoy sober.
  2. SAYING NO TO PEER PRESSURE. Often times when a person gets sober it can feel difficult dealing with pressure from others to join them in drinking or using drugs. One thing to remember is that this is an opportunity to be reminded that you need to focus on your sober journey. If you are surrounded by people who do not support your sobriety, it’s time to find yourself a new group of friends. Anyone who continues to pressure you into using isn’t someone you need in your life.
  3. DATING. Whether it is a new relationship or someone you have been seeing for a while, it’s important to be clear to them that you are sober. If it is the first date and you don’t feel comfortable discussing why you got sober, etc it’s okay to just have a non-alcoholic beverage, tell him/her that you don’t drink, and move on to asking questions about the other person. This way it takes the pressure off you while you continue to be true to your sobriety and get to know the person you’re out with. Another aspect is keeping a watch on co-dependency behavior. Read: The Connection Between Codependent Relationships and Addiction
  4. Coping with emotions. Long-term drug and alcohol abuse cause damage to the brain and other bodily organs. You may experience emotions that you haven’t felt in many years and could feel overwhelming at times. These emotions commonly include anger, sadness, and irritation. As you begin rebalancing your mind, body, and spirit through holistic healing and healthy coping techniques such as yoga, meditation, massage therapy, psychotherapy, and physical fitness training, you will gain strength to get through difficulties that arise more easily.
  5. Increased energy and insomnia. Trouble sleeping is common in many people who are in early recovery from substance abuse related issues. Without medicating yourself, there are many healthy remedies to get a good night sleep such as exercise, journaling, essential oils, and creating a calm atmosphere. Read: 5 Things to do Before Bed to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life
  6. Managing stress. One of the best ways to manage stress is to maintain a healthy diet, exercise, and breathing techniques. Many people find comfort and peace when connecting to creative outlets such as photography, writing, painting, sculpturing, or gardening. Read: The Best 5 Ways to Reduce Stress From Your Life Today
  7. Financial setbacks. Budging your finances is important no matter if the money is flowing in or if you’ve recently experienced a setback. Impulse buying or retail therapy is a common and unhealthy coping mechanism for people in early recovery. Be mindful of your sudden urges to buy a new outfit or big purchase that you either don’t need or is out of your current budget.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How to Practice Self-Control

How to Practice Self-Control

By Jennifer McDougall

“Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.”
― Dale Carnegie

  1. Know your weaknesses and monitor them as soon as you are triggered to act on them so you can turn away and make better choices
  2. Strengthen your self-discipline by breaking free from procrastination habits and adopt an “I can and I will” attitude
  3. Get rid of all and any temptations (junk food, alcohol, cigarettes, toxic friends or family members, distractions, etc.)
  4. Practice healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and working out
  5. Set goals and take action rather than making excuses
  6. Check-in with yourself often with daily meditation, deep breathing exercises and journaling
  7. Surround yourself with positive influences
  8. Activate a strong sense of confidence by taking better care of yourself
  9. Be lead by your own purpose and not under the control of others
  10. Don’t be afraid to say “No” Either people will respect your boundaries or they won’t, the ones that don’t are people you don’t need in your life

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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10 Ways to Increase Emotional Intelligence | Luxury Rehab

10 Ways to Increase Emotional Intelligence

By Jennifer McDougall

“Emotion can be the enemy, if you give in to your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions because the body always follows the mind.”
–Bruce Lee

Frustration over emotions may suggest than an individual lacks emotional intelligence. If you are someone who gets stressed out easily, have difficulty asserting yourself, quickly make assumptions, hold grudges or oftentimes feel misunderstood, it could be time to begin working on improving your emotional intelligence (EQ).

After decades of research, medical scientists are now pointing to evidence that sets star performers apart from others. Those who have shown strong characteristics of high EQ oftentimes excel far beyond their colleagues and peers.

10 Ways to Increase Emotional Intelligence | Luxury Rehab
10 Ways to Increase Emotional Intelligence | Luxury Rehab

Did you know that there are four core skills that an emotionally intelligent person has?

  1. Manages to be opened minded to how one is feeling and integrates those emotions into decisions and actions
  2. Ability to identify the feelings of yourself and others
  3. Uses feelings to guide through thoughts and reasoning in yourself and others
  4. Understands that feelings might influence change as events develop and unfold

Here are 10 critical ways to drastically improve your ability to be emotionally intelligent.

  1. Be mindful of your reaction to any and every event that occurs
  2. Take a deep breath and pause before responding, whether or not the situation causes you to be happy, sad, excited, or angry. Always pause.
  3. Ask yourself “Why” (Why does this person feel that way? Why does this make me feel the way it does?)
  4. Rather than taking offense to criticism, explore what you can learn from it
  5. Keep a journal to accurately gauge your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to how you deal with events that arise in your life
  6. Understand what it is that motivates and use it to push you
  7. Maintain a healthy diet
  8. Channel your energy into something productive and positive
  9. Set personal and professional goals daily. Accomplishing goals increases confidence.
  10. Bounce back from adversity by letting go, not blaming others, and dive into creative projects

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How to Heal the Inner Child

Healing the Inner Child

By Jennifer McDougall

Your inner child is defined in popular psychology as an individual’s childlike subpersonality. This does not mean acting childish but rather connecting with the child within you that holds the original version of yourself. The inner child oftentimes conducts many aspects of one’s childhood. This includes happy moments, sadness, traumatic situations, and unresolved conflictions of an individual’s past. The term inner child was coined by Canadian psychoanalyst, Eric Berne. It’s a term often used in therapy to help people dig deep into their childhood to discover and heal the underlying conditions of their current struggles.

When you understand why you are the way you are, everything else in life becomes more clear. You should begin to understand why you react a certain way in particular situations, why you may have co-dependent relationships or a strong desire to latch on to people for a sense of belonging and security. This all stems from your inner child– she/he deserves and needs the healing she/he has been longing for.

How to Connect With Your Inner Child

  1. Close your eyes and visualize what you enjoyed as a child
  2. Write a letter to your much younger self expressing comfort, reassurance, and guidance
  3. Look at photos of yourself when you were a child
  4. Walk barefoot in the grass
  5. Go swimming during the day
  6. Share stories of your childhood with a trusted friend
  7. Distance yourself from toxic relationships to discover inward clarity
  8. Watch your favorite childhood movies to bring back tender memories
  9. Connect with a few childhood friends to remind you of what things were like “back in the day.”
  10. Visit your childhood home

If you are unsure if you have unresolved issues from your childhood, here are several signs:

  1. You have people-pleasing tendencies
  2. You feel more alive when you’re in conflict with others
  3. You feel guilty for standing up for yourself
  4. You have substance abuse-related issues
  5. You lack the courage to speak up for yourself due to the fear of rejection and ridicule
  6. You allow people to walk on and abuse you
  7. You work hard to overachieve
  8. You are generally afraid of people and try to avoid them at every cost
  9. You struggle to say “no”
  10. You feel depressed and lonely oftentimes
  11. You rarely trust anyone, including yourself
  12. You desperately seek validation or approval
  13. You feel afraid to do things alone
  14. You are extremely critical of yourself and others
  15. You quickly assume the worst in every situation
  16. You experience a great deal of anxiety around other people
  17. You’re afraid to be yourself – personal style, career, the car you drive, clothes you wear, friends you interact with and entertain
  18. You bottle up your emotions in fear of expressing yourself
  19. You date a certain type of person because that’s who you’re parents want you to be with
  20. You engage in sexual activity that you don’t actually want to do

Examples of Childhood Trauma

  1. Being struck, hit, or paddled, by your parents/grandparents/guardian (physical punishment)
  2. Experiencing an emotional unavaliable parent
  3. Not being fed or given a safe place to live
  4. Being called names by your parents or caretakers
  5. Child of divorce
  6. Any form of verbal, physical, or emotional abuse
  7. Involvement in a major car crash
  8. Witnessing the death of a loved one
  9. Being shown pornography as a child, or being the recipient of rape, molestation, any sexual contact (especially from a parent or relative)
  10. If your personal belongings were damaged intentionally by a parent or caretaker
  11. Abandonment (if your parent or caregiver ran out or left you alone for long periods of time without a babysitter)
  12. Being used to commit a crime
  13. Forced to relocate at a young age
  14. Witnessing or being the victim of a parent’s substance abuse

Many people experienced trauma as a child. It is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not your fault. We were born into this world assuming we would be cared for by a mother and father who could provide us with safety, security, guidance, and protection. Unfortunately, not everyone’s parents follow through on their responsibility to give us the proper tools we need for a healthy and stable upbringing. Many children find themselves neglected, abused, or abandoned.

Some cases are more extreme than others. Some people don’t realize how much abuse and neglect they endured as a child until they become an adult. This usually happens while an individual is seeking deeper meaning, healing, and inner-change.

There are many people who live day-to-day with a paralyzing fear; in discomfort and weight of unhappiness, they can’t quite cut the ties from. There are people who have healed from the past and are happy to share their experience of transformation. Where ever you are on your journey, keep going.

Let the Healing Begin

When you have connected with your inner child and have reached the point where you are ready to begin healing, here are some helpful tips to get started. Also, be sure to check out the guided meditation at the bottom of the blog for deeper healing.

  • Document a timeline of your childhood (0-9 months, 9 months-3 years, 3 years-6 years, 6 years-12 years) Include the language your parents and teachers used to interact with you, senses that stand out during each phase, major changes or events that happened during each phase
  • Write a letter TO and FROM your inner child
  • Meditate on positive affirmations (I will protect you against harm. I believe in you. You’re allowed to say no. It’s okay to speak up. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are enough. You have the courage to be yourself.)
  • Practice a visual meditation of meeting your childhood self. Sit in a quiet space for 20-30 minutes. Close your eyes. Imagine walking up to your childhood self and observe the feeling you get when you see yourself there. Visualize yourself playing and having a conversation with your younger self at your childhood home. Ask him/her questions about what’s happening in school, at home, with friends, any hopes or dreams of the future. Listen to the feedback your younger self tells you with an open heart and let it sink in a bit. Let him/her know that you are there to support, love, protect, and encourage him/her. As you process your interaction, pay close attention to every feeling that enters your body. Afterward, write down a page about your experience.
  • Take responsibility for your emotional-wellbeing by being your own protector and create healthy boundaries to keep toxic people at a distance.
  • Observe and respond, rather than immediately reacting. If something triggers you, makes you upset, or causes you to feel uneasy– observe how you feel, pause, take 3 deep breaths, and consider a thoughtful response without impulse.
  • Create a clear policy for yourself for what you will and will not accept from other people. Then train them on how to treat you with respect.
  • Schedule time with a professional therapist or life coach to work through deeply tribulated childhood trauma, such as what we offer at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers.
  • Daily journaling using shadow work prompts and soul reconstruction
  • Spiritual therapy such as what is offered at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Staying Physically Active in Residential Rehab

How to Stay Physically Active in Residential Rehab

By Jennifer McDougall

As a client at Passages Malibu, you will have access to two heated pools, a jacuzzi, tennis court, 1/2 basketball court, backyard putt-putt, and a fully-equipt fitness center on-site (with your own personal trainer). Being physically active during residential rehab is an important aspect of getting clean and sober. Your body needs to release toxins and repair damage from substance abuse. It is through physical activity such as swimming, tennis, weight lifting, and cardio exercises that you can begin to look and feel your best. We are sure to keep your schedule busy during treatment so that you can get the most out of therapy and make a transformation, unlike anything you’ve ever thought possible. Our team of addiction experts are here to support and encourage you every day.

People who work out regularly tend to be happier, healthier, sleep better, and have more confidence. While in treatment, it is important to keep moving and take advantage of our many fitness amenities at Passages Malibu.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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What is Holistic Therapy

By Jennifer McDougall

In a medical setting, holistic therapy is when conditions of mental, physical, and emotional health are addressed while taking into consideration social and economical issues. The difference between traditional therapy and holistic therapy is that in traditional therapy only the psychological, behavioral patterns and ramifications are observed and treated. In holistic therapy, the person’s entire being is looked at and treated at a 360-degree angle.

Holistic medicine is used all across the world and incorporates many fundamentals of eastern Chinese medicine that has shown positive results in treating an array of medical issues. Holistic therapy at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers focuses on treating and healing the underlying conditions causing a person to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Deep-rooted issues are often times dug up from past trauma that a person has been carrying around for many years and has yet to realize or heal from. When these underlying conditions are not treated, it is likely that the individual will relapse or have a very difficult time changing the course of their behavior and cravings.

Principles of Holistic Medicine

  • Every individual person has natural healing powers
  • A patient is a person, not a disease
  • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor in which they work together to address all aspects of a person’s life through a variety of non-traditional treatment methods
  • Treatment consists of fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms
What is Holistic Therapy

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Break Free from Addiction - End the Cycle

How to End an Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol

By Jennifer McDougall

Falling into the cycle of addiction can happen to anyone and when treating a substance abuse related issue, one-sized-fits-all recover models simply are not the most effective way of healing. This is why at Passages, we customize a program tailored to each client’s individual needs. Our non-12 Step addiction treatment therapy focuses on healing the underlying condition driving a person to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

Unlike other rehab centers, we don’t believe that addiction is a disease. Our research shows that people become dependent on drugs and alcohol because of one of these four causes:

1. A chemical imbalance
2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
3. Current conditions you can’t cope with
4. Things you believe that aren’t true

Our empowering and non-12 step treatment methods include:

  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

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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How to Living in Alignment with Your Souls Purpose

How to Live in Alignment of Your Soul’s Purpose

By Jennifer McDougall

It’s not uncommon to feel a sense of discontentment in your life as you are constantly changing and growing in and out of each phase of your life. You may find yourself seeking deeper meaning and purpose on your journey through your quest to Be Who You Want and Have What You Want. This is a sign that it is time to refocus your energy and shift gears so that you can reach your full potential and be the best version of yourself.

While you begin to make subtle changes to align yourself with your soul’s purpose, you may experience moments of fear or discomfort but these are growing pains and will soon pass. Your inner strength should become more noticeable as you grow into the person you are meant to be.

Live in Alignment of Your Soul’s Purpose

Listen Closely to Your Intuition

Take a deep breath and trust your gut feeling. When something does not feel right, do not ignore it! Pay attention to how your body reacts during conversations and situations. If you feel uneasy, short of breath, or nausuous this is a major sign something is not right.

Connect with People who Share Common Interests as You

The internet is a wonderful place to connect with like-minded people or local social groups in your areas such as a book club, sports league, cooking class, or painting group. When we surround ourselves with people who enjoy the same sort of activities and think similar to how we do, our potential expands as the healthy reinforcements received from likeminded people are very beneficial. This is a great way to upgrade your inner circled and support system.

Pause – Take a Break

Time to yourself is a necessity. Quiet the mind and allow yourself space to recharge with a 90-minute massage. The act of self-care will help you recenter your vision on your perfect self– being and having what you want.

Read: Be Who You Want Have What You Want

Daily Visual Meditation

Many of us struggle with the doubt that lives inside our mind blocking our ability to reach our full potential. When you take time to meditate 10-20 minutes per day, you open yourself up to new perspectives and ideas that go beyond the stagnant day-to-day mindset. Meditate on the Perfect You by purchasing a copy of Chris Prentiss’ guided meditation.

Evaluate Whether or Not Your Values & Beliefs Are Serving You in a Positive Way

Look around you for a second. Look inside yourself for a minute. How does all of this feel? Are you happy with what you see? If not, it’s time to make a change. Aligning yourself to your soul’s purpose will force you to shed any belief that does not serve you. Our beliefs take hold on many of the choices we make and how we live our lives. If your beliefs are not in accordance with what is true within you, then you are living off course. Once you are free of negative beliefs, you will begin to feel the weight lifted as you move forward into a more positive way of life.

Come Face to Face with Your Fears

What are you afraid of? What scares you? Close your eyes and imagine for a minute those fears are in the shape of a cloud. Watch them drift off and away. Free yourself from your greatest fears by facing them and letting them go. You are strong and courageous. You are far more powerful than you realize and can conquer incredible things once you release these fears from your subconscious. Good Luck!

Act on Your Inner Strengths

Find what it is that you are great at and put that into your work. It shouldn’t be too difficult but once you begin acting on your strengths you will see changes in the way you operate your career and daily routine.

Ask Yourself the Question of “Why” More Often

Realizing why you do or say or feel a certain way will help you better understand yourself and your ultimate motive in every area of your life.

Increase Your Energy Vibration

When we have a low vibrating energy field we feel low, unmotivated, tired, and irritable. That is simply no way to live! Life is too short to be anything but happy. So if you want to liven things up, increase your energy vibration. You can do this by exercising more regularly, eating a healthy diet, and turning up the feel-good music.

Read: 10 Ways to Raise Your Vibration and Attract Positive Energy

Take a Leap of Faith

Do you have the urge to take a leap and go after your dreams? What is holding you back? If there is a goal you have in mind, a change in your life you want to make, the longer you wait the more and more it is going to eat away at you. Why not just go for it!? It’s time we drop the fear that is holding us back and begin living out our dreams.

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Live in Alignment of Your Soul’s Purpose
6 Ways to Develop Strong Intuition

6 Ways to Develop Strong Intuition

By Jennifer McDougall

Have you ever felt like something just isn’t right? There’s a feeling in your gut that something is off and have a strong sense about it? That is your intuition sending you a message; a warning. It’s important we pay close attention to our intuition, but what if you don’t have a strong sense about things? That’s okay. You can practice these 6 methods to build a stronger intuition that will help guide and direct you. The important thing to do is actually listen to your gut and make the smartest possible choice according to what your intuition is telling you.

  1. Reflect on past events when you had a gut feeling about something and you ended up being correct.
  2. 10 Minute Daily Meditation
  3. Spend time in nature where you can breathe in the fresh air and be surrounded by peace and quiet to ease your mind and connect with your innermost thoughts and feelings
  4. Ask God, Your Higher Power, or the Universe for Guidance and be patient for your answer
  5. Pay attention to your physical sensation and reactions to how you feel before, during, and after a thought, interaction, or
  6. Get active and exercise at least 30 minutes a day to give your blood and oxygen flowing through your brain and gut to help improve your connection to mind, body, and spirit

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Trauma Therapy at Passages Malibu

Trauma Therapy at Passages Malibu

by Jennifer McDougall

When an individual experiences trauma it is crucial they receive professional therapy, such as what is offered at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. When trauma goes unhealed, a person may carry around the baggage of their pain everywhere they go and into relationships, their career, and in many cases- increased risk of substance abuse related issues. At Passages Malibu, our certified therapists use cognitive behavior therapy to help individuals heal from mental and emotional trauma. When the weight of remorse and pain is lifted, major improvements in overall wellbeing can be felt and seen. There is hope for anyone who has experienced trauma.

Through a variety of holistic therapy methods such as mindful meditation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and yoga, Passages Malibu makes it possible to help a person heal from trauma-related issues that have caused them to turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. We are confident in the treatment we provide and urge you to reach out for help if you or a loved one is experiencing a drug or alcohol related issue.

Trauma Therapy at Passages Malibu
Passages Malibu Addiction Rehab Center

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

For additional resources, please read: Passages Malibu Alcohol Rehab

What is Alcohol Rehab like at Passages Malibu

What is Alcohol Rehab Like at Passages Malibu

By Jennifer McDougall

Many people who are addicted to alcohol experience a great deal of mental, physical, and emotional turmoil as their health fades due to the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Getting help for alcohol addiction at Passages Malibu is the best choice you can make if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.

Signs You Need Rehab for Alcohol Addiction:

  • Strong urges to consume alcohol to cope with current conditions
  • Unable to stop drinking
  • Legal problems pertaining to alcohol-related incidents such as violence, DUI, and robbery
  • Regularly drinking more than originally intended
  • A spiral downfall in work due to drinking habits such as calling out sick often, missing deadlines, and other poor work patterns
  • Increased financial issues due to alcohol-infused decision making
  • Neglect of personal and professional responsibilities
  • Troubles in your marriage or other interpersonal relationships
  • A decline in physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing
  • Noticeable changes in appearance such as weight gain
  • Forgetting what has been done when drinking (blacking out)
  • Continuing to drink despite a health problem

At Passages Malibu, we provide our clients with a holistic and customized treatment program to help discover and heal the underlying conditions causing an individual to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Our board-certified therapists are focused on creating a safe space for all clients to thrive in their healing process. It is our mission to see that every person who walks through our door is treated with decency and respect. We do not label you an addict or an alcoholic. Instead, we choose to empower our clients and give them the tools they need to break free from addiction with the help of our various treatment methods. Our treatment center is JCAHO accredited and has been rated “The Number 1 Rehab Center in The World” by Healthcare Global.

We pride ourselves in state-of-the-art quality care. At Passages Malibu, we offer more one-on-one private therapy sessions than most other rehab centers in the world. If you are ready to get healthy, discover your true life purpose, and live in such a way you can feel proud of, you have arrived to the right place.

Luxury Amenities at Passages Malibu:

  1. 24/7 Nursing staff
  2. Passages accepts most insurance policies, making it even more affordable to get the treatment you need and deserve.
  3. Receive individual therapy at Passages rather than non-stop group sessions such as what you would experience at most other rehab centers.
  4. 16 innovative therapy methods to help you discover and heal the underlying conditions to substance abuse related issues
  5. Permission to use your cell phone and laptop during tour stay with us, whereas most treatment centers take away these privileges. We believe it’s important to stay connected to friends and family while in treatment. We expect you to utilize good judgment for who you allow yourself to associate with.
  6. We have a tennis court, ½ basketball court, two swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, spectacular ocean views, a fully equipt gym with personal trainers, professional culinary team to provide you with exquisite meals and sweet treats throughout the day, a mini-golf course that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, access to musical instruments to play during your stay with us, adorable koi fish you can feed, housekeeping, and 24/7 nursing staff, and 10 acreas of Malibu paradise you will feel absolutely tranquil in as you heal from addiction-related issues.

Unlike other treatment centers, we do not believe addiction is a disease but rather a result of one or more of the following four causes:

  1. Chemical imbalance
  2. Unresolved events from the past
  3. Beliefs you hold that are inconsistent with what is true
  4. Inability to cope with current conditions

At Passages Malibu, we offer the following 16 therapy methods:

  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

How to Contact Passages Addiction Treatment Centers:

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

For additional resources, please read: Passages Malibu Alcohol Rehab