About Passages Malibu Co-Founders Chris and Pax Prentiss

Passages Malibu is a prominent and illustrious luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in Malibu, California. The all-natural treatments found at Passages Malibu have helped thousands of clients end their addiction to drugs and alcohol. Passages Malibu was founded in 2001 and continues to enjoy nearly two decades of dedicated service to an upscale international clientele.

Passages Malibu was built by the father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss. Shortly after becoming a legal adult, Pax confessed to his father that he was addicted to marijuana, alcohol, cocaine and heroin. Neither of them knew it at the time, but it was the beginning of a long battle – and also the beginning of Passages Rehab.

Chris reassured his son that he would fix the problem, but the professionals weren’t so sure. Psychiatrists, psychologists, and other addiction specialists told Pax that he was an addict with an disease. Treatment centers using twelve-step programs had a similar philosophy and made the situation sound permanent and hopeless.

Pax wanted to change his life for the better, so he stayed in the program and followed instructions. In doing so, he was forced to recite that he was weak against his addiction and always will be an addict. Pax would follow their rules but always relapse within two months of ending treatment, whether it was at a 30-day, 60-day, or 90-day rehabilitation program.

Chris knew that this was not an effective way for Pax to get sober, so he ended treatment and began to look for help from other expert resources. They began to create a holistic, non-12 step program centered around figuring out what was causing Pax’s addiction.

Why was it that some people could use drugs and alcohol without getting addicted and some people couldn’t? There had to be a deeper underlying condition that is driving the person to abuse substances. This was the central focus of Chris and Pax’s explorative process.

Pax was eventually able to understand why he was using drugs and alcohol. Once the underlying cause had been identified, Pax was able to successfully separate himself from his depression, low self-esteem and anxiety. With these problems corrected, Pax’s urge to use drugs and alcohol was gone.

Together, Pax and Chris had created a revolutionary new approach to rehabilitation that did not treat drugs and alcohol as the main problem, but rather as a manifestation of deeper issues. When they opened Passages Malibu, they built a safe place for clients to look within themselves and better understand what is driving their compulsions.

Passages Malibu uses the latest and most advanced science-based holistic treatment methods to heal clients of addiction in mind, body and spirit. To learn more about how Passages Malibu can help you or a loved one who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, please call (888) 920-8849. We’re ready to develop a customized treatment program to resolve the physical addiction as well as the underlying causes behind it.