Hi, I’m Pax. I serve as the CEO of Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura Addiction Treatment Centers. I co-founded these facilities along with my dad, Chris after we developed our cutting-edge addiction treatment philosophy following the successful defeat of my 10-year dependence on drugs and alcohol.
Today, I spend my time making sure that our non-disease, non 12-step, holistic approach to addiction treatment we created in 2001 continues to prosper and grow. As CEO of Passages, I am responsible for leading the business strategy, marketing efforts, and financial operations of the company and its subsidiaries, while also interacting and collaborating with clients, staff, and program alumni.
I’ve been honored to discuss my professional expertise and personal experience with substance abuse treatment on media outlets worldwide including CNN, Fox News, Inside Edition, ABC News, The Insider, AskMen.com, Forbes, and others. I also participate in several national radio shows and television programs as a commentator on addiction, to discuss Passages, our treatment philosophy, and our flagship book, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure. I co-authored this book with my dad and it has helped thousands of people find their own path to sobriety.
When I’m not overseeing Passages, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, boating, deep sea fishing, hunting, traveling, or anything in the great outdoors. I have been fortunate enough to accomplish a lot with my life, but my most important achievement is being a father to my daughter, Taylor. Her happiness means the world to me.
I recently celebrated 12 years of sobriety in September, 2012 and I look forward to steering Passages into bold and exciting territory for many years to come. We have plans in development to open new Passages facilities, including a nonprofit addiction treatment clinic for homeless adults and teens. We also plan to introduce some wonderful new ways for Passages’ alumni, as well as alumni from other treatment centers, to interact and share their experiences, helping to make a positive impact on our current clientele.
Thank you for your interest into my background and life experiences. Remember, at Passages we believe in a cure, and we believe in you.
With Love & Respect,