Navigation Links
Passages Malibu Celebrates National Prevention Week and Promotes Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Awareness
Date:5/12/2013

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2013

The Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, located in Malibu and Ventura, California, are pleased to support and acknowledge National Prevention Week this May 12-17. This year marks the second annual National Prevention Week put on by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

National Prevention Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness about substance abuse and other mental health issues. Each year, individuals, healthcare providers, treatment centers, and community organizations work together to encourage prevention efforts, raise awareness, and endorse access to mental health services. The slogan for 2013 is “Your voice. Your choice. Make a difference.”

“Prevention week is a great way to spread awareness about underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, and more,” said Pax Prentiss, CEO and co-founder of Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura.

This year’s National Prevention Week’s themes are:
Sunday, May 12 – Smoking Prevention and Cessation
Monday May 13 – Prevention of Underage Drinking
Tuesday, May 14 – Prevention of Prescription and Illegal Drug Abuse
Wednesday, May 15 – Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Related Illnesses
Thursday, May 16 – Suicide Prevention
Friday, May 17 – Promotion of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-Being

“Prevention and education are two key factors in effectively and permanently reducing substance abuse across the country,” added Prentiss. “At Passages, we are very fortunate to participate in this event and to have the opportunity to shed more light on these important issues.”

If you would like to join Passages Malibu, Passages Ventura, and SAMHSA in celebrating National Prevention Week, there are many ways to participate. Some ideas include hosting an educational event, joining the conversation on social media channels, and participating in the “I Choose” Project, which encourages people to take and share photos of each other displaying a written statement about why or how they choose prevention.

At Passages Malibu - Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:
Father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001. Its second location, Passages Ventura, first opened its doors in 2009. The two drug & alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

Passages Malibu was named the #1 treatment center in the world by Healthcare Global, one of the "Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out" by Forbes magazine, and the Huffington Post recently acknowledged Passages as a center that “caters to a high-end crowd, with many CEOs, entrepreneurs and high-powered professionals among its clients.”

The co-founders are also authors of an acclaimed series of addiction treatment books, including their groundbreaking, flagship title, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753.
For media inquiries, contact:
press(at)passagesmalibu(dot)com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/passages-rehab-centers/national-prevention-week/prweb10715912.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Increasing Painkiller Use in the NFL Leads to a Culture of Prescription Drug Acceptance and Abuse, Passages Malibu Warns
2. Passages Malibu Reaffirms Its Unshakable Commitment to Total Client Privacy
3. Rap Star’s Hospitalization Spotlights the Dangerous Popularity of “Purple Drank,” advises Passages Malibu
4. Passages Malibu Acknowledges the Growing Popularity of “Molly” Among Teens
5. Passages Malibu Applauds Easier Access to Addiction Treatment Starting in 2014
6. Chemical Bank Conducts Personal Finance Classes for Passages Program at Eagle Village
7. Non 12 Step Addiction Rehab Pioneer Dr. A.R. Mohammad of Inspire Malibu Announces Campaign to Raise Awareness about Underage Drinking
8. MonaVie Malaysia Celebrates 3rd Anniversary
9. MAMA Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with Launch of its Second National Mobile Health Program
10. Earth Source Organics Celebrates Mother’s Day and the 3rd Anniversary of their Inspirational Rose Bar
11. Pionetics Celebrates Drinking Water Week By Dispensing Real Water Conservation Advice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... Chuck E. Cheese’s® and Center for Autism and Related ... Chuck E. Cheese’s locations throughout New England, New York and New Jersey to provide ... the fun of visiting Chuck E. Cheese’s in a sensory-friendly environment. , After ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... The Citadel’s new Swain Department ... being led by Amelia Joseph, Ph.D. Joseph was engaged by the college as a ... department in early 2016. After a nation-wide search, she was selected to head the ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... ... February 19, 2017 , ... ... result in better care, and MEDfx and the Delaware Health Information Network (DHIN) ... , As the nation’s first state-wide health information exchange, DHIN stores and shares ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) , ... February 17, 2017 ... ... be the leading source of disruptive innovation in the industry, according to the ... Insights Reports are based on surveys of the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council, a ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... ... February 17, 2017 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, ... Pet Life Radio network. The episode, which was posted this week, features a ... factors led to Park Cities Pet Sitter’s being awarded the 2017 National Association of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/19/2017)... Feb. 19, 2017   AC Group Inc. , ... ranking of vendors in the PMS/EHR healthcare marketplace, will ... system requirements to succeed in this ecosystem at HIMSS,17. ... together information obtained from over 200 ACOs, compared and ... and services companies that are providing different pieces of ...
(Date:2/19/2017)... , February 18, 2017 Marapharm ... to purchase a Medical Delivery Service with the specific ... transactions between qualified patients and caregivers. The delivery service ... located in the Coachella Valley, California ... Los Angeles area to the West, population ...
(Date:2/18/2017)... Feb. 17, 2017   Parker Waichman ... the rights of victims injured by medical devices, ... to call for better reporting. Congress required hospitals ... Safety concerns involving power morcellators and duodenoscopes prompted ... investigate how hospitals report injuries and deaths related ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: