Passages Inpatient Centers

Passages Inpatient Centers


When Chris and Pax Prentiss co-founded Passages Malibu in 2001, they had an important goal in mind: To offer an alternative to the outdated 12-Step approach. Why? Because the 12-Step model doesn’t work for some people. Chris and Pax knew this first-hand – Pax tried to kick his addiction to heroin, cocaine and alcohol using the 12-Step program, but it didn’t work. Desperate to find an answer, Pax checked into rehab many times but the outcome was the same. Pax struggled and suffered through relapse after relapse.

Finally, Chris helped Pax design a program that worked. The basis of the program was one-on-one therapy with an emphasis on discovering the underlying conditions that were causing him to use. Pax found success in this revolutionary program and today, we’re proud to say that he’s been sober for 15 years.

The Prentiss’ created Passages for you. They feel you deserve the same one-on-one treatment program that worked for Pax. What makes this program effective is the importance the treatment team places on finding the underlying conditions that are causing your addiction. This is one of the reasons why so many people have achieved sobriety with this approach.

The holistic, non 12-Step program that Chris and Pax created in 2001 is now considered the gold standard for the treatment of addiction. Passages Malibu was named #1 Rehab Center in the World by Healthcare Global magazine and “One of the Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out” by Forbes magazine. Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura are accredited by The Joint Commission, which is a highly coveted accreditation that only 6% of treatment centers in the U.S. achieve.

If you’ve tried the 12-Step method and it didn’t work for you, or if you’ve been to other treatment centers only to find yourself lost in group meetings, hearing the same old defeating message that has no hope in it, then it’s time you came to Passages. Our program heals and empowers. When you admit into Passages, you’ll be working with a team of like-minded people who have one common goal: your success.

Passages Malibu

Passages Malibu

Passages Malibu is our flagship 5-Star luxury inpatient treatment center offering the most comprehensive holistic, non 12-Step drug and alcohol addiction program internationally.

Passages Ventura

Passages Ventura

A refreshing sea breeze welcomes clients to our Passages Ventura inpatient treatment facility offering a non 12-Step holistic program similar to our flagship, Passages Malibu.


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