Our Unique Addiction Treatment Philosophy at Passages Malibu


Unlike most addiction rehabilitation centers, which view the problem of addiction as little more than a disease, Passages Malibu takes a much more logical and progressive approach in our core philosophy. The truth is, addiction is much more complex than simply a physical or mental craving for drugs or alcohol. While there is no denying that drugs and alcohol are certainly addictive, we feel that writing off the problem as a mere disease is a severe disservice to our clients, who often have deeper psychological problems than the “surface issue” of addiction can belie.

At Passages Malibu, we recognize that people are so much more than their addictions. Each of our clients comes with an entire back-story leading up to their addiction, and the job of our staff is to dive deeply into the past so that we can change the future. Whether your addiction is the result of a chemical imbalance, unresolved trauma, poor coping mechanisms, or simply the manifestation of some perceptions that need to be addressed and changed, our staff has the resources and the experience to guide you out not only out of your addiction, but to resolve the reasons behind your addiction as well.

It is this philosophy of explorative therapy and detoxification that separates us from other rehabilitation centers, which usually can only offer heavy-handed, generic, “one-size-fits-all” 12-step tactics and other “get-sober-quick” plans. Even if a person finds sobriety through these methods, the results are typically temporary and fleeting because the central issue has not been addressed – much like a weed that has been closely shaved, but still has the root deep below.

Our unique addiction treatment philosophy provides long-lasting results and permanent sobriety. If this sounds better than other treatment programs you have read about or experienced, then call to find out exactly how our philosophy pertains to you, an individual who deserves to be happy and free from addiction.

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The Four Causes of Addiction


Here are the four underlying conditions that create and maintain addiction. If you’re addicted, one or more of these underlying conditions are present.

Chemical Imbalance
Unresolved events from the past
Inability to cope with current conditions
Beliefs you hold which are not true
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