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Passages Venice Celebrates 2 Years in Addiction Treatment

By Jennifer McDougall

Since 2015, Passages Venice has been offering outpatient addiction treatment in the vibrant city of Venice, California. On August 10, 2017 we celebrate two years of outpatient treatment at our Venice location. Passages Venice is part of the Passages Addiction Treatment Centers family, which includes:

Passages Malibu – A luxury residential/inpatient holistic treatment center located in the beautiful and very exclusive city of Malibu, California

Passages Ventura – An affordable residential/inpatient holistic treatment center located in coastline city of Ventura, California

Passages Santa Monica – A luxury sober living home located on the beachside of Santa Monica, California

Passages Addiction Treatment Centers originally started in 2001 with Passages Malibu, by father – son duo, Pax and Chris Prentiss. After 10 miserable years of battling an addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and heroin, Pax Prentiss and his father created a holistic program that helped Pax get sober, once and for all. This program is what is utilized at Passages for treating and healing the root causes to a person’s addiction. By identifying the reasons why, Pax was using drugs and alcohol, him and his father were able to end the cycle for good.

To read more about Pax and his person story, please visit his website at

Are you ready to experience treatment at Passages Venice?

When you make the choice to get sober and let go of every weight that has ever held you back from living out your full-potential, you are making the choice of a lifetime. If you are someone who has tried other treatment centers, but you were not able to fully overcome your core issues driving your addiction, it’s time to give Passages Venice a try. When you are ready to truly live, Passages is here for you.

What to Expect at Passages Venice

When you enroll in our one-on-one holistic treatment program, you are assigned to a team of therapists that will diligently work with you to help you discover and heal the underlying conditions causing you or your loved one to use and abuse drugs and alcohol. We offer non-12-Step healing methods that are much different than traditional and out dated methods used in most other programs. At Passages Venice, we want you to get better. We want to help you discover a life free from dependency. Here is a list of the therapists you will be working with during your time with us.

  • Psychologist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Spiritual Counselor
  • Life Purpose Coach
  • Medical Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Continuing Care Specialist

For more information on the specialized treatment team at Passages Venice, please visit or call us at 1-(888) 397-0112.

Most Insurance Policies are Accepted

To verify your insurance, please take a moment to fill out our confidential insurance form with no obligations. Our team of admission professionals are on call 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our program at Passages Venice. We are excited to help you get started on your journey of self-discovery and freedom from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

How to Contact Passages Venice

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.

Passages, Where Addiction Ends and Life Begins™

Are Your Influences Lifting You Up or Dragging You Down?

By Jennifer McDougall


How we feel and the circumstances of our lives can depend a lot on who we choose to surround ourselves with. The crucial question is asking yourself whether or not the people in your life (right now) are actually lifting you up and inspiring you, or are they dragging you down, complicating your life and putting you in dangerous or uncomfortable situations?

Take a moment and reflect on recent events with a friend or family member and find out whether or not they are lifting you up or bringing you down. Ask yourself these following questions to help make it clear in your mind if these influences are for your best interest, or the worst for your personal well-being.

  1. Do you feel inspired with new thoughts and ideas after spending time with this person, or do you feel drained and tired just from being around them?
  2. Do they listen to you as you speak, or do they interrupt you without hearing what you have to say?
  3. Do you trust this person, or do you feel uneasy about opening up to them because you fear they may use what you say to them against you to benefit themselves in one way or another?
  4. Do they compliment you on simple things and make you feel worthy, or do they belittle you making you feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or good looking enough?
  5. Do you feel safe around this person, or do they put you in uncomfortable and dangerous situations?
  6. Have you actually wondered why you continue to involve this person in your life because they don’t bring you much joy, or offer any kind of fun, excitement, or wisdom…?
  7. Do you feel a bit manipulated or disrespected by this person or this group of people?


After answering these questions and keeping a specific person, or group in mind, it should be clear to you who is lifting you up and who is dragging you down. The truth is that we all have someone in our lives that drag us down. The best way you can make life more enjoyable, peaceful, and less problematic is by distancing yourself from these people, and the situations they create.


Call Passages Addiction Treatment Center at (888) 397-0112, for information about getting the treatment you need for a drug or alcohol related addiction today.


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