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2014-02-25 23:34:44

Treatment of co-occurring disorders allows for the healing of the root causes of drug & alcohol dependence. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Passages Malibu marked National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 23rd to March 1st) to help their national campaign raise awareness and provide individuals better access to medical services. Eating disorders are specifically defined as people dealing with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, and do not only include those with low...

2014-02-19 23:28:04

CEO Pax Prentiss comments on expanding access to addiction treatment. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Passages Malibu has long been associated with a world-class level of unparalleled luxury and comprehensive, one-on-one addiction treatment therapy. Now, thanks to an initiative to expand access to treatment, the luxury addiction treatment facility today announced a renewed effort toward expanding the acceptance of a variety of insurance plans. This effort will ultimately broaden the...

2014-02-14 23:24:48

Passages Malibu CEO comments on sobering new research on cocaine and heroin users. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The February 2014 issue of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment published an analysis of data on mortality risks of users of cocaine and heroin. That analysis showed users of those substances to be at 14 times higher risk of fatality, compared to the general population. The study was conducted in Spain and included a population of more than 8,800 participants...

2014-02-11 23:30:21

Passages Malibu comments on new legislation that makes treatment easier to obtain for nonviolent criminals. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Massachusetts state representative Randy Hunt proposed a new law on February 4th that if passed will allow nonviolent drug offenders to seek medical treatment, rather than face incarceration. The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse heard testimony from Rep. Hunt who aims to shape the treatment recommendations that...

2014-02-10 23:24:20

World-renowned author Chris Prentiss blends ancient wisdom with practical advice in this timeless self-empowerment book. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Passages Malibu today announced a free giveaway of co-founder Chris Prentiss’ self-empowerment book The Laws of Love in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The Laws of Love provides helpful insights and practical wisdom to bring couples into greater harmony with one another. The book details the paths of integrity that thriving...

2014-02-04 23:30:05

Passages Malibu echoes warning on deadly batch of fentanyl-laced heroin. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 The powerful street opiate heroin has clawed its way back into the US. CBS Pittsburgh on January 26th reported that a batch of heroin labeled “Theraflu” is responsible for 22 overdose deaths in Western Pennsylvania the past week. According to medical examiners, the heroin was laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl has been described by local toxicologists as a powerful narcotic. They...

2014-02-03 23:24:37

CEO Pax Prentiss issues comments on study that aligns with Passages’ treatment philosophy Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 A study published January 13th in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology revealed that 9 percent of college student exhibiting signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed an increased likelihood of consuming more alcohol than their peers. The study also showed that this increased consumption of alcohol made these individuals more likely to experience...

2014-01-28 23:29:46

Passages Malibu CEO issues statement on the FDA Approval of Zohydro. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the sale of Zohydro ER, an extended release version of hydrocodone developed and manufactured by Zogenix. Following that approval, on December 12th 2013, attorneys general from 27 states and the US territory of Guam issued a letter, asking the FDA to reconsider its green light of the drug. A panel hired by the FDA voted 11-2...

2014-01-27 23:26:57

Passages Malibu issues comments on the rising popularity of heroin & prescription opiates. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 In his 2014 State of the State address on January 8th, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin drew special attention to what he described as the state’s "full-blown heroin crisis." Gov. Shumlin presented a series of facts that painted an alarming picture of opiate proliferation in the Northeastern state. Shumlin reported that in Vermont, since the year...

2014-01-22 23:28:07

Passages Malibu comments on the value of holistic treatment options. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 A new study that examined the effectiveness of using meditation to improve stress-related medical outcomes was published January 6th in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research showed that although the benefits were moderate, psychological stress across multiple categories — including anxiety, depression, and pain — was diminished through the use of meditation. The type that appeared...