Underlying Conditions Cause Addiction


Anyone who abuses drugs and alcohol has an underlying condition that causes them to do so. The program at Passages Venice is designed to heal your underlying conditions so that you can maintain long term sobriety.

To many, the concept of underlying conditions is something new. Most people view addiction as a disease, but at Passages, we approach addiction as a completely treatable condition, not a disease.

Generally, when a person relapses it’s because their underlying condition is still present, which means they probably went to a program that does not focus on healing underlying conditions. Passages avoids this mistake by offering plenty of one-on-one treatment sessions, instead of the cookie cutter group sessions that other treatment programs offer.The foundation of our program revolves around individual therapy. Each one-on-one session is designed to help you find the underlying condition that is causing you to use, so it can then be healed.

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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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We Won't Label You an “Addict” or "Alcoholic”


At most treatment programs, you’ll find that the staff refer to you as an “addict” or “alcoholic.” We feel negative labels such as these damage the healing process and tarnish your self-image. Labeling something makes it forever. Why would anyone want to do that? You essentially take your past and make it your future when you do this. In addition, the “addict” label is self-defeating. It supports addiction, rather than eliminating it from your life.

The four causes of addiction takes you out of the addict mentality, and focuses your attention on what needs to be treated. Whether you have a chemical imbalance, an unresolved trauma from the past, or a current condition you can’t cope with, we will help you to identify it and heal it.

Pax and Chris Prentiss


Passages Venice was founded in 2015 by Father and Son duo, Chris and Pax Prentiss. Its foundation was built upon the healing methods that helped Pax himself overcome a 10 year battle with addiction. The basis of the program was one-on-one therapy with an emphasis on discovering the underlying conditions that were causing him to use. Pax found success in this revolutionary program and today, we’re proud to say that he’s been sober for 15 years.

The Prentiss’ created Passages for you. They feel you deserve the same one-on-one treatment program that worked for Pax. What makes this program effective is the importance the treatment team places on finding the underlying conditions that are causing your addiction. This is one of the reasons why so many people have achieved sobriety with this approach.


Call Passages Venice Today and Live a Life Free from Addiction


If you’ve tried other programs without success, maybe you’re ready for something different. If you come to Passages, you’re likely to say what many of our graduates say, “this is the best thing that has ever happened to me.” We hear this all the time, and it is testimony to the quality of our program.

If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, call Passages Venice today. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and all calls are confidential. Insurance is accepted.

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