Common Questions About Passages Malibu Addiction Rehab

5 Commonly Asked Questions about Passages Malibu

By Jennifer McDougall

1. When you say you’re a non-12 Step addiction treatment center, what does that mean?

Passages Malibu offers a holistic approach to treating addiction to drugs and alcohol. Our one-on-one treatment program focuses on healing the underlying conditions that are causing you to use drugs or alcohol. Our holistic program empowers, educates, and puts people in touch with their true selves. Unlike other treatment centers or addiction recovery organizations, we do not label you an addict nor do we believe that you have a disease. We believe addiction is caused by one or more of four unhealthy mental conditions that can be identified and restored to a healthy state with help from caring, knowledgeable therapists. We believe that every individual can maintain sobriety, as a natural state of mind, without the need for continual support from a sponsor.

AA demands that you declare you are powerless over drugs and alcohol. At Passages, we believe that you have the power to triumph over even the most powerful addiction to drugs and alcohol. To speak at an AA meeting, it is required that you label yourself as an addict, an alcoholic, or both. At Passages, Believes that it is detrimental in the extreme to continually identify yourself as an addict or alcoholic.

In 1935, Bill W. and Bob S started, “Alcoholics Anonymous.” In 1939, Bill W. wrote the text of their book: “Alcoholics Anonymous.” In 2001, Chris and Pax Prentiss pioneered Passages, their non-12 Step program. In 2007, they authored “The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure.” Our innovative approach to treating addiction was long overdue. The AA/12 Step model is an outdated and imprisoning approach. Passages has helped saved the lives of thousands of people from all over the world who have come to treatment at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers.

2. Isn’t Passages Malibu only for the rich and famous? I could never afford to come there for rehab.

Many people do not know this, but Passages accepts most types of insurance expect for Medicare and Medicaid. People from all walks of life, all over the world come to Passages for addiction treatment. It is very easy to receive your free quote for treatment at Passages. All you need to do is either call our admissions office at (888) 397-0112 or visit and submit your insurance information.

3. Southern California has dozens of treatment centers with ocean views, how is Passages Malibu any different?

The therapy at Passages is first class. No other treatment center in the world compares to the quality of care we provide. We offer the equivalent of years’ worth of individual therapy sessions in a 30-day program at Passages. This allows for intensive work that gets to the core of the issues driving addiction rather than focusing solely on the substance use itself. The advantage of this approach is that clients receive a more significant amount of insight and tools to change their lives in a meaningful way then.

When you participate fully in our holistic treatment program at Passages, the benefits are tremendous. We offer a completely balanced program that includes intense one-on-one therapy sessions and relaxing methods such as yoga, hiking, spiritual counseling, art therapy, sound therapy, massage, acupuncture, metaphysics group, meditation, hypnotherapy, and tai-chi.

4. Will I have access to my phone and computer during my time at Passages?

We allow you to have access to your cell phone and laptop during your stay with us at Passages. We also have several computers available for client use. We believe it is important to stay connected with friends and family during rehab.

5. I don’t feel comfortable sitting in group meetings discussing the most intimate details of my addiction. Does Passages offer a space for private therapy sessions so I can speak openly about my underlying issues?

Our unique and non-12 Step approach to healing the underlying conditions of substance abuse related issues includes customized program options for each one of our clients. At Passages Malibu, we offer a variety of individual treatment sessions such as acupuncture & massage, acupuncture, chemical dependency counseling, continuing care, health & fitness evaluation, hypnotherapy, marriage and family therapy, music therapy, personal training, psychotherapy, and spiritual counseling.

5 Commonly Asked Questions about 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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