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Passages Ventura Celebrates 8 Years of Holistic Addiction Treatment

By Jennifer McDougall

For 8 years, Passages Ventura has been helping those suffering with drug and alcohol related addictions discover and heal their underlying conditions causing them to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. Passages Ventura is located in Ventura, California. It is a non-12-step addiction treatment center lead by father and son duo, Chris and Pax Prentiss. Passages has set the standard for addiction treatment that has surpassed expectations beyond measure. The success rate for those who leave Passages is higher than any other treatment center in the world, next to Passages Malibu, which was founded in 2001.

Co-Founder and CEO of Passages, Pax Prentiss, knows first-hand how difficult is to break free from the chains of addiction. For 10 years, Pax was addicted to heroin, cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes and with the help of his father, Chris Prentiss, he was able to overcome his battle with addiction. Together, they designed a programed that successfully helped Pax get sober. After many failed attempts to get sober, Pax finally discovered the why to what was causing him to use. The holistic program which is utilized at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers is what has now saved the lives of thousands of those who have come to Passages for treatment.

“I began asking myself just what my high was about. What did I do when I was high that I didn’t do when I was sober? What was wrong that heroin fixed?” ― Pax Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

At Passages, 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

Since opening Passages Ventura, Chris and Pax have opened a luxury sober living home in Santa Monica, California and an outpatient rehab center in Venice (Abbot Kinney), California. Both of these facilities instill the values and philosophy that Passages has thrived on since 2001. Soon, Passages will open another outpatient rehab and sober living home in Beverlywood, California.

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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 an innovated and holistic program that focuses on healing the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.  Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance.

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.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: (888) 397-0112.

For media inquiries, contact press@passagesmalibu.com.

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Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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 Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

By: Jennifer McDougall

Massage therapy is one of the many treatment methods offered at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers in our quest in healing our client’s addiction.  It actually has many benefits that can help improve one’s well-being.  Listed below are just a few:

  1. Helps improve posture
  2. Relieves chronic stress
  3. Increases muscle tone
  4. Helps lower blood pressure
  5. Improves your quality of sleep
  6. Eases joint and muscle tension
  7. Soothes depression and anxiety
  8. Improves range of bodily motion
  9. Helps move toxins out of the body
  10. Relieves migraine pain and headaches
  11. Improves circulation to provide oxygen to vital organs
  12. Boosts the body’s immune system to help fight off illnesses
  13. Increases your mood, intellectual reasoning, and overall alertness

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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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Passages Ventura Celebrates 6 Years of Holistic Healing

By Jennifer McDougall

On May 17, 2009, Co- Founders, Chris and Pax Prentiss opened a second holistic healing center in Ventura, California. This non-12 step treatment center has been the home to thousands of those seeking to heal the underlying conditions causing them to use and abuse drugs and alcohol.

Passages Ventura is the sister facility to the world renowned non-12 step treatment center, Passages Malibu located exclusively in beautiful Malibu, California. After experiencing unparalleled success with the program and innovated treatment methods at Passages Malibu, father and son team Chris and Pax decided to expand by opening the doors to a new and more affordable treatment center focused on the same treatment methods used at Passages Malibu.

The program model was initially created after many failed attempts for Pax himself to get clean and sober. Pax struggled with addition for 10 years, but thanks to the program designed at Passages, Pax has now been sober for over 15 years and is the CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. He remains involved in the day- to- day functions at both facilities and works with many of our clients one-on-one to help mentor and guide them into the direction of ultimate sobriety and healthy life choices.

Not long after opening, Passages Ventura earned the coveted JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral treatment programs. Passages Malibu is accredited by JCAHO as well, and both facilities continue to ensure the highest quality of treatment for each and every client that walks through the door.

There are currently 11 holistic treatment methods being utilized at Passages Ventura, all of which are provided regularly during a 30 or 90 day stay. A few of the treatment methods offered at Passages Ventura are: Acupuncture, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Life Purpose Counseling, and Yoga Therapy. Passages also offers Continuing Care at both facilities, which a coordinator will recommend you to trustworthy therapists, enroll you in a local gym, help you find a sober coach, and whatever else you may need in order to be sure your sobriety is on track and successful.

Passages Ventura has seen an extraordinary amount of growth over the last 6 years. There is an immense amount of passion and care that goes into treating individuals at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. The staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s safe to say that the success currently taking place at Passages is only the start to what’s to come. There is no limit to the growth at Passages Ventura. Chris and Pax are excited to continue to help thousands more who want to permanently overcome their addictions and live a life free from the intoxicating discomfort and pain caused by the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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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 an innovated and holistic program that focuses on healing the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.  Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance.

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.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: (888) 397-0112.

For media inquiries, contact press@passagesmalibu.com.

 

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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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Reading Recommendations by Passages Addiction Treatment Centers

By Jennifer McDougall

Studies have found reading to be one of the most beneficial activities you can do that can help improve your life and physical well-being. Reading can help improve your memory, focus and concentration, vocabulary, writing skills, and reduce a large amount of stress. It also allows you to expand your mind with a vast amount of knowledge with an endless number of exploratory topics.

At Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, we encourage our clients to read and be open to new material. To help you find some of the latest and greatest books on the market we have created the following recommended reading list. We hope you enjoy these many books, some of which written by our Co-Founders, Pax and Chris Prentiss.

  1. Be What You Want Have What You Want by Chris Prentiss
  2. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  3. The Laws of Love: Creating the Relationship of Yours Dreams by Chris Prentiss
  4. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  5. Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss
  6. Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love by Judith Orloff
  7. The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure by Pax and Chris Prentiss
  8. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  9. I Ching Wisdom: More Guidance from the Book of Answers, Volume Two by Wu Wei
  10. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

To shop our extensive collection of books, clothing, and other merchandise please visit our online wellness store at www.PassagesWellnessStore.com.

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Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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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Alternative Medicine at Luxury Residential Treatment Facilities

Alternative medicine at luxury residential treatment facilities helps provide lasting solutions and improvements to the overall health of patients. While detoxification is an important first step in your holistic recovery, total healing comes from a comprehensive viewpoint of health and well-being that reaches beyond toxin removal and withdrawal elimination. An alternative medicine treatment team can work with you to develop new nutritional and life approaches to facilitate a safe and lasting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, alternative medicine at luxury residential treatment facilities offers the added benefit of improving your health and focusing on immunity and prevention—ensuring that your body reaches its maximum potential, rather than simply eliminating alcohol or drugs from your system.

Alternative Medicine at Luxury Residential Treatment Facilities

One of the hallmarks of alternative medicine used to treat drug and alcohol abuse is the individualized nature of its therapies. These treatments are custom tailored to each individual. Each individual’s alternative medicine treatment plan is based on evaluation of the results of various diagnostic tests—including blood chemistry, metabolic rates, and physical examinations. Of course, alternative medicine at luxury residential treatment facilities will also pay close attention to your own feedback about your body, treating you as an expert in how your body feels and performs.

Alternative medicine at luxury residential treatment facilities works alongside proven Western Medicine techniques, augmenting them to find the right balance of treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Physicians and therapists work together with patients to find the most effective ways for the individual to achieve true and lasting sobriety. The focus of alternative medicine is often a causal one, honing in on root causes of chemical dependency and treating the underlying problems so that relapse can be avoided.

Alternative medicine at luxury residential treatment facilities ultimately provides a greater range of therapeutic tools to facilitate your recovery than those treatment programs that simply offer detox facilities. Energy work can be achieved by using Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques such as acupuncture and acupressure. By using biofeedback and brainwave analysis, practitioners can examine the relations between mind and body as you journey through your recovery process. Deeply held psychological issues can be brought to the surface through the use of expressive therapies such as hypnotherapy, art therapy or other creative therapy techniques. Stress can be managed via aromatherapy, meditation, and guided imagery to promote relaxation, emotional healing, personal empowerment and overall wellness.

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Key Questions to Ask Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

Your recovery from drug addiction can be the most important journey of your life. Often, people seeking out drug addiction recovery for themselves or their loved ones experience difficulty distinguishing between treatment options. However, by asking specific questions during your assessment interview, inquiry call or facility tour, you can receive a clearer picture of whether a drug addiction treatment center is right for you.

Key Questions to Ask Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

Here are a few key questions to ask as you interview with or tour at drug addiction treatment centers.

  • Do you believe in a cure for drug addiction?
    Perhaps the most important question you can ask a drug addiction treatment center is whether or not they believe in a cure for drug addiction. While most of us wouldn’t entrust our recovery to those who do not believe in our full healing, surprisingly few drug addiction treatment centers will confirm their belief in a cure.
  • What is your maximum enrollment?
    Make sure that you ask a potential drug addiction treatment center about maximum enrollment—a good indicator of how much individual attention you will receive.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Providing treatment for drug addiction can be costly, so be sure to ask if the drug addiction treatment center accepts medical insurance to ease the financial burden.
  • What is the recovery rate of your drug addiction treatment center?
    Make sure to ask what the recovery rates of the drug addiction treatment center are, as it is often both in general, and for the specific drug you are addicted to.
  • What is your approach to drug addiction treatment?
    The most successful drug addiction treatment approaches are holistic in nature, focusing on physical, mental, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chemical dependency. Ask if the drug addiction treatment center customizes treatment plans or simply takes a “one size fits all” approach to drug addiction treatment.
  • How many hours of individualized counseling do you provide?
    Counseling is one of the most important aspects of drug addiction recovery. While many drug addiction treatment centers offer group counseling sessions, many emotional root causes of addiction are best shared in a confidential, one-on-one setting.
  • Do you have a dedicated, medically supervised detox facility?
    Detox is the first step to drug addiction recovery. Ensure that the drug addiction treatment center offers 24-7 medical supervision. Also, ask if the medical treatment center performs diagnostic tests designed to reveal any existing chemical imbalance or malfunction in the body that may contribute to physical addiction.
  • What are the credentials of your physicians and mental health professionals?
    Any reputable drug addiction treatment center will be happy to provide credential information for its addiction recovery staff.
  • What are the addiction treatment center’s rules?
    Many drug addiction treatment centers enforce unnecessary restrictions or require demeaning chores. Ensure patients are treated with dignity, and allowed contact with loved ones and family members.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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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Individualized Care at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

The level of individualized care you receive during your alcohol or drug rehab experience can make an incredible difference in your recovery success. However, the vast majority of traditional addiction treatment programs simply do not have the means to offer high levels of customized treatment for each patient. For individualized care such as intensive, one-on-one addiction counseling, tailored treatment plans, and lifestyle coaching, luxury addiction treatment centers often offer recovery options that others cannot.

Individualized Care at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

We believe that each individual’s history, life story, and personality are exceptional and unique. In fact, the specific factors and reasons that led you down the path of addiction are highly personal. Similarly, addiction treatment is not a “one size fits all” process, but involves your personal beliefs, life experiences, past and present relationships, and specific physical and emotional issues.

At luxury addiction treatment centers, the staff-to-patient ratio tends to remain low, allowing you to receive the full focus of the staff members you deal with every day. At Passages, our dedicated addiction team gathers professionals and experts from a host of disciplines, who review—and adjust—your treatment plan regularly, to ensure recovery that works. Patients can even request recovery help from our founders as part of our ongoing commitment to individualized care at our luxury addiction treatment center.

The Importance of Individualized Therapy at Luxury Addiction Treatment Centers

In recovery, therapy sessions should occur in a safe, confidential environment, where you can work with a qualified therapist to gain perspective and coping mechanisms tailored to your life and circumstances. Many addiction treatment centers lower their operating costs by providing group sessions that simply aren’t appropriate venues for sharing private and painful experiences that contribute to drug or alcohol addiction. Luxury addiction treatment centers can offer one-on-one therapy sessions that allow you to open up in a comfortable, nurturing setting.

Individualized guidance takes on additional importance once successful recovery has taken place. After Care specialists at luxury addiction treatment centers can meet with you one-on-one, presenting you with carefully crafted, customized transitional plans to help you embark on your new, sober life.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or 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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