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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...

2013-09-17 23:32:42

New US laws regarding marijuana prompt statement from Passages Malibu CEO Pax Prentiss. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Eric Holder, US Attorney General and head of the Department of Justice announced on August 29th that federal law enforcement agencies will allow states the exercise their rights to enact new laws legalizing marijuana without the threat of prosecution from the federal government. The announcement reflects a change of prevailing attitudes in the US toward the drug....

2013-09-10 23:30:42

Passages Malibu issues statement on a new study documenting methamphetamine use in the region. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 An August 20th blog post in the Wall Street Journal detailed findings form a report that examined meth use in the northern area of North Korea. The report was one of the first of its kind that attempted to assemble meaningful statistics about North Korean drug use. Methamphetamine, better known as crystal meth, began production in the embattled country when...

2013-09-03 23:24:00

The holistic, luxury rehab business leader credits the work started by his father, Chris, and the ongoing efforts with the Passages clients as the key his staying sober. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The story of Pax Prentiss’ road to sobriety was marked by dark moments of alcohol, cocaine, and heroin addiction. Without the unwavering commitment of his father, Passages co-founder Chris Prentiss, it’s not likely that Pax would be with us today. After working unsuccessfully with...