80000
Cost Per Month
29
Rooms
30
Minimum Stay in Days

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Passages Malibu Addiction Treatment Center, known as Passages Malibu, is a for-profit addiction treatment facility located in Malibu, California and founded by Pax and Chris Prentiss in 2001.

The center was founded by a father and son, Chris and Pax Prentiss. Chris Prentiss is a former real estate developer with no formal training in rehabilitation or medicine.[1]

Passages operates on the principle that people become addicted to drugs and alcohol due to underlying and unresolved problems in their lives. Passages relies on one-to-one therapy sessions.[1]

The center comprises a $15 million mansion on 10 acres (4.0 ha)[2] overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The center provides a number of recreational opportunities, including tennis and swimming. Unlike many other centers, clients are allowed to use their cell phones and have computer access.[3]

A second, less expensive facility called Passages Ventura opened in 2009 in Port Hueneme, California.[3]

In 2012, the center had 29 beds and approximately 25 percent of its clients were Californians.[3]

Passages, and the treatment method it employs, have been the subject of controversy. According to a September 2013 New York Times report, it is “the largest and most expensive” of the many rehab facilities in Malibu.[4] In 2011, treatment at the center cost $88,500 a month.[3] In contrast, the Betty Ford Center cost $27,400 for 30 days in 2011.[5] Passages keeps any money that has been deposited, even if a patient exits the center before completing treatment similar to other addiction treatment facilities.[6]

In addition, Passages’ treatment philosophy is controversial both because it disputes the efficacy of multi-step treatment programs and also because the founders do not believe that addiction is a disease.[7] Passages claims that its method produces above an 80-percent rehabilitation rate.[6] However, the accuracy of these statistics has been questioned by other rehabilitation professionals, particularly because they include people who have been out of treatment for only 30 days.[7]

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CTHthemes

4.3

I never been there but just like others that have not and left bad reviews just because if their own beliefs I’ll comment.. there are many different approaches to addiction for everyone. For you to shame people that have been here and say they will relapse because they don’t follow your program is selfish.

froleprotrem

froleprotrem

I have been working for passages for almost 2 years now and it has been a great and rewarding experience. To see where a person can go, not only physically but mentally in 30 days is remarkable. The staff are amazing and work together to provide the best care and individualized treatment plan for each new client that comes in. if your ready to take that step and take your life in the right direction or looking for a new great place to work, i highly recommend passages Malibu!

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

5

Great experience working here. So great to see how much a resident can change in one month. Everyone here works together to create a unique treatment environment for residents who come in struggling. We love them to death until they love themselves. They walk in feeling supported and walk out feeling accomplished.

Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds

4.3

I did not personally receive treatment from passages but know several people who did. All of them are still sober and have nothing but good things to say about the program. I am writing about my experience playing softball for passages

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