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2014-04-01 23:31:38

CEO Pax Prentiss issues statement stressing the importance of education for young people. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Starting in 1987, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) began sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month to bring attention to alcohol-related issues and reduce the stigma associated with those dependent on the substance. Nearly three decades later, that effort continues, nationwide. NCADD announced this year’s theme “Help for Today, Hope for...

2014-03-31 23:38:49

Passages Malibu issues statement on the prevalence of dependence issues among individuals who have suffered past trauma. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 According to a new report analyzing how returning military veterans take pain medication, roughly half of returning military service personnel who were prescribed opioid painkillers continued to use them chronically. The report, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was presented on March 6th at the annual meeting of the...

2014-03-25 23:32:01

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on the once prevalent street drug. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 According to a new study published on March 13th in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a sharp drop was noted in the number of young people beginning the use of crack cocaine, over the last ten years. Stats show that in the US, roughly 200 young people begin using crack cocaine each day. In 2002, when survey data was first collected, the number of young people using crack for the first...

2014-03-24 23:28:32

Proactive eating habits remain crucial to overall health and wellness. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month to help the American public make better choices about what they choose to eat. In addition to the one-on-one therapy sessions and individualized treatment that Passages Malibu is known for, the holistic treatment sanctuary continues to support healthy eating as an important aspect of returning to...

2014-03-05 23:31:04

Passages Malibu CEO releases statement urging caution regarding the gateway substance. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The New York Times reported on February 26th that more than half of all US states have taken up legislation pertaining to marijuana, ranging from full recreational use to use for medical purposes to mere decriminalization. These efforts are seen as following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington State and the state of Colorado. It was reported that...

2014-03-04 23:28:20

Passages Malibu issues statement on report detailing the issues facing returning combat veterans. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 On February 21st, the Department of Defense issued a healthcare report on efforts needed to be taken to reduce accidental overdose, death, and other unanticipated side effects associated with prescription medication use by individuals returning from military service. The so-called Wounded Warrior report noted that in 2010, almost one thousand troops received...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.