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Anonymous Drug Website Silk Road is Shut Down

October 15, 2013

Passages Malibu issues statement on the underground marketplace whose owner was recently arrested by the FBI.

(PRWEB) October 15, 2013

Two and a half years ago, an underground website called Silk Road opened allowing the anonymous purchase of illicit substances including heroin, cocaine, and a variety of other drugs.

The Washington Post reported on October 2nd that the alleged owner and operator of the site, Ross Ulbrecht, was arrested at a public library in San Francisco. The Silk Road site was subsequently seized and shut down. A criminal complaint against Ulbricht includes narcotics trafficking, computer hacking, and money laundering.

Silk Road is estimated to have brokered business in upwards of $1 billion in the short time it was in operation. The site utilized a virtual currency known as Bitcoin to process transactions, making them difficult to trace. Ulbrecht also faces charges in a failed murder-for-hire plan in the state of Maryland.

"Websites like Silk Road cater to the destructive choices of individuals who continue to struggle with addiction," said Pax Prentiss, CEO of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers. "Given the opportunity, people who are unable to cope with their unresolved underlying conditions will often seek ways to numb their emotional pain using whatever means are available to them. Our efforts at Passages have shown that if you are truly ready to get to the root causes of your addiction and heal that emotional pain, the holistic program of treatment methods we offer has shown very effective results."

At Passages Malibu – Addiction Ends Here™

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 alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

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: 866-233-1753.

For media inquiries, contact:

press(at)passagesmalibu(dot)com

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