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2014-09-04 23:09:35

Prior to opening Southern California's premier luxury rehab center, Passages Malibu, in 2001, Prentiss was addicted to heroin, cocaine, and alcohol for 10 years. With the help of his father, Passages co-founder Chris Prentiss, he overcame his addiction by looking outside the 12 Step/AA method and turning to a more progressive, modern approach to substance abuse treatment that his father helped create. Malibu, California (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Unlike many of today's drug and...

2014-05-07 23:15:03

Passages Malibu CEO issues statement on newly published research. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 On April 8th, The British Medical Journal published the results of a study that revealed a previously undocumented connection to individuals taking prescription-strength pain medication and the development of an irregular heartbeat. The study noted that those particularly at risk were middle-aged and older. NSAID use (short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), was monitored in over...

2014-05-06 23:17:29

Passages Malibu CEO comments on enhanced access to treatment in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On April 3rd, the Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Evzio, an antidote to opiate overdose. The medication was designed to be easily administered by family members or caregivers via an auto-injector. Evzio contains naloxone, which has proven valuable in the fight to save people from heroin and opiate overdose. An overdose of opiates is generally characterized by...

2014-04-15 23:15:58

Passages Malibu issues statement on research published by the American Heart Association. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The risk of stoke jumps dramatically 24 hours after the use of cocaine, according to new research presented on February 12th at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. When compared to other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cigarettes, acute cocaine use places users at far great risk for having a stroke. The study...

2014-04-09 23:30:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on new research published in the UK. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 On March 19th, the British Medical Journal published a study that examined the use of sedatives and anti-anxiety medication and their impact on overall health and mortality rates. The 7-year study looked at more than 34,000 patients in the United Kingdom who were prescribed pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Patients prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills...

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...

2014-02-19 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...

2014-02-03 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...

2014-01-20 23:22:28

Passages Malibu issues statement on new study that reaffirms well-established company philosophy. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Individuals diagnosed with severe mental disorders exhibit a diminished capacity for resisting historically addictive substances, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) published in the JAMA Psychiatry on January 3rd. The study examined more than 9,000 people previously diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'